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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 97 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.05% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 0.48% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 - £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 - £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
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
624 420 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.49% 28.17% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 524 366 391
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 2 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (89.13%) Windows
3 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
4 37 (80.43%) MCSE
4 37 (80.43%) VMware
5 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
6 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (54.35%) Cisco
8 23 (50.00%) Citrix
8 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (43.48%) vSphere
11 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (36.96%) SAN
13 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
13 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (28.26%) VMware ESX
14 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (28.26%) ITIL
15 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (26.09%) MCITP
16 11 (23.91%) CCNP
16 11 (23.91%) CCNA
16 11 (23.91%) DHCP
16 11 (23.91%) DNS
17 10 (21.74%) Juniper
17 10 (21.74%) Degree
18 9 (19.57%) WSUS
18 9 (19.57%) SCOM
18 9 (19.57%) VCP4

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
1 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (15.22%) Lync
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.52%) IIS
6 2 (4.35%) Apache
6 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) SAN
2 11 (23.91%) DHCP
2 11 (23.91%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) LAN
3 8 (17.39%) WAN
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall
4 4 (8.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
1 14 (30.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Wintel Support
4 6 (13.04%) Data Centre Technician
4 6 (13.04%) Support Technician
5 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Server Support
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Server Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) GIS
2 2 (4.35%) Handset
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (89.13%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) PRINCE
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.35%) Data Management
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
4 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (80.43%) MCSE
3 22 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (26.09%) MCITP
6 11 (23.91%) CCNP
6 11 (23.91%) CCNA
7 10 (21.74%) Degree
8 9 (19.57%) VCP4
9 7 (15.22%) CCA
9 7 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (4.35%) MCP
11 2 (4.35%) NCIE
11 2 (4.35%) HP ASE
11 2 (4.35%) HP MASE
12 1 (2.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 23 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (43.48%) vSphere
4 13 (28.26%) VMware ESX
5 7 (15.22%) Hyper-V
6 6 (13.04%) XenApp
6 6 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) MOM
1 9 (19.57%) WSUS
1 9 (19.57%) SCOM
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (80.43%) VMware
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco
4 23 (50.00%) Citrix
5 10 (21.74%) Juniper
6 8 (17.39%) EMC
7 6 (13.04%) NetApp
8 4 (8.70%) Open-E
9 3 (6.52%) Symantec
9 3 (6.52%) CommVault
10 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.35%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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