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

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 129 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 2.38% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 15
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,879 £18,000 £28,728
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
714 673 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 29.91% 33.87% 34.34%
Number of salaries quoted 453 551 630
Median salary £45,000 £48,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.73% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 23 August 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) MCSE
3 30 (81.08%) Windows
4 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
5 24 (64.86%) VMware
5 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
7 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
7 20 (54.05%) MS Excel
8 19 (51.35%) NetApp
9 18 (48.65%) Data Centre
10 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
11 16 (43.24%) Citrix
12 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (35.14%) Firewall
14 12 (32.43%) Cisco
14 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
15 11 (29.73%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (29.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 11 (29.73%) LAN
15 11 (29.73%) WAN
15 11 (29.73%) ITIL
15 11 (29.73%) SAN
16 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
17 9 (24.32%) CCNA
17 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (24.32%) Symantec

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 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
2 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (18.92%) Skype for Business
5 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (10.81%) IIS
6 4 (10.81%) JBoss
6 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
6 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (5.41%) WordPress
8 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (54.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) Firewall
2 11 (29.73%) LAN
2 11 (29.73%) SAN
2 11 (29.73%) WAN
3 9 (24.32%) VLAN
4 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
4 5 (13.51%) VPN
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (10.81%) IPsec
5 4 (10.81%) IPv4
5 4 (10.81%) L2TP
5 4 (10.81%) Network Security
5 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (8.11%) VoIP
7 1 (2.70%) DHCP
7 1 (2.70%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (18.92%) French Language
1 7 (18.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Support Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) IT Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) IT Support
2 12 (32.43%) IT Support Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Storage Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) IT Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Support
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Replication
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) Handset
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Time Management
3 8 (21.62%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
4 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Planning
4 5 (13.51%) Remediation Plan
5 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (10.81%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (10.81%) Validation
6 3 (8.11%) Presales
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.70%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) MCSE
3 11 (29.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (24.32%) CCNA
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (24.32%) MCITP
5 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.51%) MCP
7 4 (10.81%) CCNP
7 4 (10.81%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.70%) CCA
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.70%) MCTS
8 1 (2.70%) NCDA
8 1 (2.70%) NCIE
8 1 (2.70%) NCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Hyper-V
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 11 (29.73%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (13.51%) XenApp
5 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
6 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.81%) vSphere
7 1 (2.70%) Docker
7 1 (2.70%) Firmware
7 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) Backup Exec
1 9 (24.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (13.51%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
3 4 (10.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
3 19 (51.35%) NetApp
4 16 (43.24%) Citrix
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco
6 9 (24.32%) Kaspersky
6 9 (24.32%) Sophos
6 9 (24.32%) Symantec
7 8 (21.62%) EMC
8 7 (18.92%) Veeam
9 4 (10.81%) AVG
9 4 (10.81%) HP
9 4 (10.81%) Juniper
9 4 (10.81%) Kaseya
9 4 (10.81%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (10.81%) SonicWALL
10 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
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