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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 109 117 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 1.68% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 5
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +44.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £36,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +16.12%
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
739 656 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.21% 31.08% 29.50%
Number of salaries quoted 641 592 412
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 21 August 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) VMware
3 23 (88.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
5 20 (76.92%) MCSE
5 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
6 19 (73.08%) MCITP
7 18 (69.23%) Hyper-V
8 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
8 17 (65.38%) SAN
9 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (53.85%) Project Management
10 14 (53.85%) Migration
10 14 (53.85%) MCTS
10 14 (53.85%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (53.85%) Degree
10 14 (53.85%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (53.85%) NAS
10 14 (53.85%) Lync
10 14 (53.85%) Unified Communications
10 14 (53.85%) Office 365
10 14 (53.85%) Technical Analysis
11 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (26.92%) ITIL
12 7 (26.92%) SCCM
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (23.08%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (53.85%) Office Communications Server
3 14 (53.85%) Lync
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) SAN
2 14 (53.85%) NAS
2 14 (53.85%) Unified Communications
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) DHCP
4 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) VLAN
5 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) L2TP
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) IPsec
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) ADSL
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Consultant
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Consultant
1 14 (53.85%) Exchange Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Project Management
1 14 (53.85%) Migration
1 14 (53.85%) Technical Architecture
1 14 (53.85%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSE
3 19 (73.08%) MCITP
4 14 (53.85%) Degree
4 14 (53.85%) MCTS
5 4 (15.38%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (7.69%) CCA
7 2 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (3.85%) MCP
8 1 (3.85%) VCP4
8 1 (3.85%) CCEE
8 1 (3.85%) CCAA
8 1 (3.85%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (88.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
5 3 (11.54%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) MOM
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.69%) Kaseya
4 2 (7.69%) AVG
4 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
4 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) Sophos
4 2 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) CommVault
5 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago