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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 117 120
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 0.80% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 2.32% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 9
Average salary £37,500 £38,125 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £28,728 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
646 733 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.01% 34.41% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 531 635 592
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 25 (86.21%) Windows
4 21 (72.41%) VMware
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
7 15 (51.72%) Cisco
8 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
8 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
9 13 (44.83%) MS Excel
10 10 (34.48%) ITIL
10 10 (34.48%) SAN
10 10 (34.48%) Firewall
11 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (31.03%) CCNA
11 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
12 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (24.14%) MCITP
13 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (24.14%) VoIP
13 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
13 7 (24.14%) CCNP
14 6 (20.69%) HP
14 6 (20.69%) DNS
14 6 (20.69%) MCP
14 6 (20.69%) NetApp
14 6 (20.69%) Internet
14 6 (20.69%) Finance
14 6 (20.69%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (44.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
1 10 (34.48%) SAN
2 7 (24.14%) VoIP
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.69%) DNS
3 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) IPv4
5 2 (6.90%) IPsec
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) IT Support
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (13.79%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Network Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
3 3 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 9 (31.03%) CCNA
3 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (24.14%) MCITP
5 7 (24.14%) CCNP
6 6 (20.69%) MCP
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
8 3 (10.34%) CCDP
9 2 (6.90%) CCDA
9 2 (6.90%) CCENT
9 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
9 2 (6.90%) VCP4
9 2 (6.90%) MCTS
10 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (3.45%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (6.90%) MetaFrame
6 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) MOM
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) NetApp
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) Veeam
6 4 (13.79%) Red Gate
6 4 (13.79%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
7 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 3 (10.34%) McAfee
8 2 (6.90%) EMC
8 2 (6.90%) Intel
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
8 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.45%) Sophos
9 1 (3.45%) Remedy
9 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
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