The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 8 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.57% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.55% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 16
Median salary - £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +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 Cheltenham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheltenham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 77 176 111
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 34.53% 34.58% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 62 123 88
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Senior IT Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware