The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West / Bristol
Rank 122 122 126
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.44% 0.70% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 1.90% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 3
Median salary £29,000 £28,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% -34.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £22,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,450 £31,600 £47,300
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +4.61%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 508 686 532
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.04% 37.04% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 405 589 434
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Bristol

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Bristol.

Salary trend for MCSA in Bristol

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 15 (88.24%) Hyper-V
3 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) MCSE
4 13 (76.47%) MCP
5 12 (70.59%) Firewall
6 10 (58.82%) ITIL
7 9 (52.94%) Cisco
8 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
9 7 (41.18%) MS Office
9 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (41.18%) Office 365
9 7 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (35.29%) SCCM
10 6 (35.29%) Citrix
10 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (35.29%) LAN
10 6 (35.29%) WAN
11 5 (29.41%) SLA
12 3 (17.65%) HP
12 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
14 1 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
14 1 (5.88%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Windows Server
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCP
2 13 (76.47%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Hyper-V
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Autodesk