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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 127 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.72% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 1.91% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 10
Median salary £36,250 £37,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
705 680 655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.04% 33.60% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 478 545 577
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (93.94%) MCSE
3 26 (78.79%) Windows
4 24 (72.73%) VMware
5 23 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
7 17 (51.52%) NetApp
8 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
8 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
9 15 (45.45%) Citrix
9 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V
10 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (30.30%) Firewall
12 10 (30.30%) SAN
12 10 (30.30%) Cisco
12 10 (30.30%) ITIL
12 10 (30.30%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (27.27%) LAN
13 9 (27.27%) WAN
14 8 (24.24%) Backup Exec
14 8 (24.24%) MCITP
14 8 (24.24%) CCNA
14 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.09%) IIS
5 3 (9.09%) JBoss
5 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 3 (9.09%) WordPress
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Firewall
1 10 (30.30%) SAN
2 9 (27.27%) LAN
2 9 (27.27%) WAN
3 7 (21.21%) VLAN
4 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
5 4 (12.12%) IPsec
5 4 (12.12%) L2TP
5 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.09%) IPv4
6 3 (9.09%) Network Security
6 3 (9.09%) VoIP
6 3 (9.09%) VPN
7 1 (3.03%) DHCP
7 1 (3.03%) Intranet
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (18.18%) French Language
1 6 (18.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) IT Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) IT Support
2 9 (27.27%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Storage Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior IT Support
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Support
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Server Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Technician
6 3 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Replication
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.09%) Handset
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (21.21%) Time Management
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
3 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 3 (9.09%) Presales
5 3 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.03%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (93.94%) MCSE
3 11 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (24.24%) MCITP
5 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (9.09%) CCNP
7 3 (9.09%) MCP
8 2 (6.06%) MCTS
9 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.03%) CCA
9 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.03%) MCDST
9 1 (3.03%) NCDA
9 1 (3.03%) NCIE
9 1 (3.03%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 10 (30.30%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (18.18%) XenApp
6 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
6 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (9.09%) vSphere
8 1 (3.03%) Docker
8 1 (3.03%) Firmware
8 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Backup Exec
1 8 (24.24%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) WSUS
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) VMware
2 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (51.52%) NetApp
4 15 (45.45%) Citrix
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco
6 8 (24.24%) Symantec
7 7 (21.21%) EMC
7 7 (21.21%) Kaspersky
7 7 (21.21%) Sophos
8 6 (18.18%) Veeam
9 4 (12.12%) AVG
9 4 (12.12%) HP
9 4 (12.12%) Kaseya
9 4 (12.12%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
9 4 (12.12%) SonicWALL
10 3 (9.09%) Juniper
11 1 (3.03%) arcserve