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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 128 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 2.59% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 8
Average salary £33,750 £34,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% -37.27%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
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
690 579 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.98% 31.64% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 455 443 437
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (92.31%) MCSE
3 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 31 (79.49%) VMware
5 30 (76.92%) Windows
6 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
6 22 (56.41%) Windows Server
7 20 (51.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
10 16 (41.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (41.03%) Citrix
10 16 (41.03%) NetApp
11 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
12 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (30.77%) SAN
13 11 (28.21%) XenApp
14 10 (25.64%) XenDesktop
14 10 (25.64%) NetScaler
14 10 (25.64%) Firewall
14 10 (25.64%) ITIL
15 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
15 9 (23.08%) Cisco
15 9 (23.08%) CCNA
15 9 (23.08%) WSUS
16 8 (20.51%) MCTS
16 8 (20.51%) ITIL V3
16 8 (20.51%) Veeam
16 8 (20.51%) SolarWinds

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (17.95%) WordPress
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) SAN
2 10 (25.64%) Firewall
2 10 (25.64%) NetScaler
3 8 (20.51%) LAN
3 8 (20.51%) WAN
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.38%) IPv4
4 6 (15.38%) Network Security
5 4 (10.26%) IPsec
5 4 (10.26%) L2TP
5 4 (10.26%) VLAN
5 4 (10.26%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (7.69%) Intranet
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
8 1 (2.56%) DHCP
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) French Language
2 2 (5.13%) German Language
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Technician
4 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Technician
4 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Handset
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.13%) FMCG
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows Server
3 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL V3
2 8 (20.51%) Patch Management
3 5 (12.82%) Capacity Management
3 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
6 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (92.31%) MCSE
3 16 (41.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (23.08%) CCNA
6 8 (20.51%) MCTS
7 7 (17.95%) MCDST
8 6 (15.38%) CCA
8 6 (15.38%) CCNP
8 6 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (15.38%) MCITP
9 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.26%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
11 1 (2.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 20 (51.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (28.21%) XenApp
5 10 (25.64%) XenDesktop
6 6 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 6 (15.38%) vSphere
6 6 (15.38%) XenServer
7 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) WSUS
2 5 (12.82%) Backup Exec
2 5 (12.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.56%) MOM
4 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (79.49%) VMware
3 16 (41.03%) Citrix
3 16 (41.03%) NetApp
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 8 (20.51%) SolarWinds
5 8 (20.51%) Veeam
6 6 (15.38%) Juniper
7 5 (12.82%) EMC
7 5 (12.82%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) Symantec
8 4 (10.26%) AVG
8 4 (10.26%) Kaseya
8 4 (10.26%) Kaspersky
8 4 (10.26%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (10.26%) SonicWALL
8 4 (10.26%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) arcserve
9 1 (2.56%) Nokia
9 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow