The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 110 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.24% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 1.08% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 6
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £31,748
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.99%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
MCSA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
765 554 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.00% 27.14% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 686 497 425
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (93.18%) Windows
3 40 (90.91%) VMware
4 36 (81.82%) MCSE
5 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
5 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
6 31 (70.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 22 (50.00%) SAN
9 21 (47.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (45.45%) MCITP
11 19 (43.18%) Citrix
12 17 (38.64%) DHCP
12 17 (38.64%) DNS
12 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
13 16 (36.36%) Degree
14 15 (34.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (34.09%) Cisco
14 15 (34.09%) ITIL
15 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (29.55%) vSphere
16 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2003
16 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (27.27%) Lync
18 11 (25.00%) Office 365
18 11 (25.00%) CCNP
19 9 (20.45%) EMC

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (47.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (27.27%) Lync
6 7 (15.91%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) SAN
2 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 17 (38.64%) DHCP
3 9 (20.45%) LAN
3 9 (20.45%) WAN
4 7 (15.91%) NAS
4 7 (15.91%) Unified Communications
5 5 (11.36%) Wireless
6 2 (4.55%) Firewall
6 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.27%) ADSL
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) L2TP
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (20.45%) Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Wintel Support
5 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (15.91%) Exchange Consultant
6 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Server Support
8 4 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Wintel Server Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Wintel Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Server Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Server Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Server Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Implementation Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 2 (4.55%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) GIS
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) PRINCE
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) Email Management
6 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (81.82%) MCSE
3 20 (45.45%) MCITP
4 16 (36.36%) Degree
5 15 (34.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (25.00%) CCNP
8 8 (18.18%) VCP4
9 7 (15.91%) MCTS
9 7 (15.91%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (13.64%) CCNA
10 6 (13.64%) CCA
11 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (2.27%) MCP
12 1 (2.27%) CCEE
12 1 (2.27%) CCAA
12 1 (2.27%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 31 (70.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (38.64%) Hyper-V
4 13 (29.55%) vSphere
5 9 (20.45%) VMware ESX
6 8 (18.18%) XenApp
7 4 (9.09%) XenServer
7 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 4 (9.09%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) WSUS
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
1 8 (18.18%) SCOM
1 8 (18.18%) MOM
2 6 (13.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 40 (90.91%) VMware
2 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (43.18%) Citrix
4 15 (34.09%) Cisco
5 9 (20.45%) EMC
6 8 (18.18%) Juniper
7 6 (13.64%) NetApp
8 5 (11.36%) Symantec
9 4 (9.09%) CommVault
9 4 (9.09%) Open-E
9 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.55%) Kaseya
10 2 (4.55%) AVG
10 2 (4.55%) SonicWALL
10 2 (4.55%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.55%) Sophos
10 2 (4.55%) HP
11 1 (2.27%) Dell
11 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless