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

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 131 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 14 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 0.75% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.49% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 19
Median salary £28,099 £32,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.54% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,450 £49,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
765 562 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.00% 30.10% 33.62%
Number of salaries quoted 492 459 676
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 £26,250 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 September 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 28 (80.00%) Windows
4 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
5 23 (65.71%) MS Excel
6 20 (57.14%) VMware
7 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
7 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
9 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
9 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
9 16 (45.71%) NetApp
10 14 (40.00%) Cisco
10 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
11 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
12 12 (34.29%) Citrix
12 12 (34.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (34.29%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (31.43%) LAN
13 11 (31.43%) WAN
13 11 (31.43%) Firewall
14 9 (25.71%) Time Management
14 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
15 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared

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 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (11.43%) IIS
5 4 (11.43%) JBoss
5 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (65.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
1 11 (31.43%) LAN
1 11 (31.43%) WAN
2 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 6 (17.14%) VLAN
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) IPv4
4 5 (14.29%) Network Security
4 5 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.71%) DHCP
6 2 (5.71%) DNS
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) SNMP
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (17.14%) French Language
1 6 (17.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) IT Engineer
1 11 (31.43%) IT Support
1 11 (31.43%) IT Support Engineer
1 11 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 5 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Linux
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Time Management
2 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Remediation Plan
5 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 5 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 4 (11.43%) High Availability
6 4 (11.43%) Presales
6 4 (11.43%) Validation
7 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.71%) DevOps
9 1 (2.86%) Change Management
9 1 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
1 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Python
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 12 (34.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) CCNA
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.00%) MCITP
5 7 (20.00%) MCP
6 5 (14.29%) CCNP
7 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCENT
7 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.86%) NCDA
7 1 (2.86%) NCIE
7 1 (2.86%) NCSA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
1 19 (54.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 12 (34.29%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Docker
5 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) WSUS
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (57.14%) VMware
3 16 (45.71%) NetApp
4 14 (40.00%) Cisco
5 12 (34.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) Juniper
6 5 (14.29%) Kaspersky
6 5 (14.29%) Sophos
6 5 (14.29%) Symantec
6 5 (14.29%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) 3Com
7 1 (2.86%) Draytek
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.86%) ZyXEL