Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 163 129
Rank change year-on-year +33 -34 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.34% 0.26% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.56% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 15
Gloucestershire median annual salary £31,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.62% -13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £29,150 £25,700 £29,750
90th Percentile £36,875 £39,500 £43,050
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 507 1068 855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 34.12% 47.11% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 389 830 641
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.76% -
10th Percentile £24,200 £25,450 £26,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £65,000 £65,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham +14 4 £31,000 -9.49%
Gloucester - 1 - -
MCSA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (60.00%) Advertising
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) HPUX

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) HPUX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Veeam