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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 104 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 0.39% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 19 2 5
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £31,748
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +61.42%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
721 508 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.69% 27.84% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 648 449 435
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,950 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (93.75%) Windows
3 42 (87.50%) VMware
4 38 (79.17%) MCSE
4 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
5 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
6 31 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (43.75%) Citrix
8 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 20 (41.67%) Cisco
8 20 (41.67%) SAN
9 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (39.58%) MCITP
9 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (35.42%) DHCP
11 17 (35.42%) DNS
11 17 (35.42%) vSphere
11 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (33.33%) ITIL
13 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
15 12 (25.00%) Degree
16 11 (22.92%) CCNP
16 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
17 10 (20.83%) CCNA
17 10 (20.83%) Juniper
17 10 (20.83%) MOM
17 10 (20.83%) WSUS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (16.67%) Lync
6 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (8.33%) IIS
8 3 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (4.17%) Apache
9 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (41.67%) SAN
2 17 (35.42%) DNS
2 17 (35.42%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) LAN
3 9 (18.75%) WAN
4 6 (12.50%) Firewall
5 5 (10.42%) Wireless
6 3 (6.25%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.08%) ADSL
8 1 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (2.08%) L2TP
8 1 (2.08%) IPsec
8 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Wintel Support
4 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Server Support
5 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Server Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) GIS
2 2 (4.17%) Handset
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.33%) Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.17%) CentOS
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 4 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.25%) Project Management
4 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Email Management
6 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (79.17%) MCSE
3 19 (39.58%) MCITP
3 19 (39.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (25.00%) Degree
6 11 (22.92%) CCNP
7 10 (20.83%) CCNA
7 10 (20.83%) VCP4
8 7 (14.58%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (12.50%) CCA
10 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (6.25%) MCTS
11 2 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (4.17%) MCP
12 1 (2.08%) CCEE
12 1 (2.08%) CCAA
12 1 (2.08%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
2 31 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (35.42%) vSphere
4 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
5 11 (22.92%) VMware ESX
6 8 (16.67%) XenApp
7 4 (8.33%) XenServer
7 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 4 (8.33%) VMware Server
8 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) MOM
1 10 (20.83%) WSUS
1 10 (20.83%) SCOM
2 9 (18.75%) SCCM
3 6 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) AppDNA
4 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) VMware
2 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 21 (43.75%) Citrix
4 20 (41.67%) Cisco
5 10 (20.83%) Juniper
6 9 (18.75%) EMC
7 6 (12.50%) NetApp
8 5 (10.42%) Symantec
9 4 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.33%) CommVault
9 4 (8.33%) Open-E
10 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.17%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) Kaseya
10 2 (4.17%) AVG
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
10 2 (4.17%) SonicWALL
10 2 (4.17%) Kaspersky
11 1 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
11 1 (2.08%) Dell
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