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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 110 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.88% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 1.79% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 6
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +41.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
577 503 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.83% 27.87% 28.89%
Number of salaries quoted 453 444 403
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 17 April 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 34 (85.00%) Windows
4 32 (80.00%) MCSE
5 26 (65.00%) VMware
6 21 (52.50%) Cisco
7 20 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
9 17 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (37.50%) Citrix
11 14 (35.00%) CCNA
11 14 (35.00%) vSphere
12 12 (30.00%) Firewall
13 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
14 10 (25.00%) MCITP
14 10 (25.00%) SAN
15 9 (22.50%) ITIL
16 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
16 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (20.00%) SCOM
17 7 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (17.50%) CCNP
18 6 (15.00%) MCP
18 6 (15.00%) SQL
18 6 (15.00%) MOM
18 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
18 6 (15.00%) WSUS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Lync
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
4 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) IPsec
4 2 (5.00%) IPv4
5 1 (2.50%) VLAN
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (7.50%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Technician
3 6 (15.00%) Wintel Support
3 6 (15.00%) Data Centre Technician
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Server Support
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Server Support Technician
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) GIS
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Linux
7 2 (5.00%) CentOS
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE
3 3 (7.50%) CRM
4 2 (5.00%) Data Management
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.50%) Web Development
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (80.00%) MCSE
3 20 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (35.00%) CCNA
6 10 (25.00%) MCITP
7 7 (17.50%) CCNP
8 6 (15.00%) MCP
8 6 (15.00%) VCP4
9 5 (12.50%) CCA
9 5 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (10.00%) Degree
10 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (7.50%) CCDP
12 2 (5.00%) CCENT
12 2 (5.00%) HP ASE
12 2 (5.00%) HP MASE
12 2 (5.00%) CCDA
12 2 (5.00%) NCIE
12 2 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (42.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.00%) vSphere
4 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 7 (17.50%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.50%) XenApp
8 2 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCOM
2 6 (15.00%) MOM
2 6 (15.00%) WSUS
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (65.00%) VMware
3 21 (52.50%) Cisco
4 15 (37.50%) Citrix
5 5 (12.50%) Juniper
5 5 (12.50%) NetApp
6 4 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (7.50%) Dell
7 3 (7.50%) EMC
7 3 (7.50%) SonicWALL
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.50%) AVG
9 1 (2.50%) CommVault
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-£35K
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30-40K + Car & Commision
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + training and benefits *career*
Posted: 26 days ago