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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 1.66% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 10
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £28,728 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
691 664 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.07% 33.35% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 556 583 575
Average salary £47,500 £47,750 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.52% +2.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (89.66%) MCSE
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 20 (68.97%) VMware
5 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 13 (44.83%) Cisco
6 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
6 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
7 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
8 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
8 11 (37.93%) Firewall
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (34.48%) SAN
9 10 (34.48%) CCNA
9 10 (34.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
10 9 (31.03%) ITIL
11 7 (24.14%) CCNP
11 7 (24.14%) HP
11 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
11 7 (24.14%) Citrix
11 7 (24.14%) MCITP
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) Finance
12 6 (20.69%) NetApp
12 6 (20.69%) Internet
12 6 (20.69%) MCP
12 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 6 (20.69%) Mentoring

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Firewall
2 10 (34.48%) SAN
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) Internet
5 5 (17.24%) DNS
5 5 (17.24%) VoIP
6 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 3 (10.34%) LAN
7 2 (6.90%) IPv4
7 2 (6.90%) IPsec
8 1 (3.45%) VLAN
8 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.45%) Skype
8 1 (3.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Administrator
1 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Network Administrator
1 4 (13.79%) Team Leader
1 4 (13.79%) IT Support
2 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) CRM
3 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Network Design
3 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Web Development
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Data Management
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 26 (89.66%) MCSE
3 10 (34.48%) CCNA
3 10 (34.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (24.14%) MCITP
4 7 (24.14%) CCNP
5 6 (20.69%) MCP
6 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 3 (10.34%) CCDP
8 2 (6.90%) CCDA
8 2 (6.90%) CCENT
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) MCTS
8 2 (6.90%) VCP4
9 1 (3.45%) NCIE
9 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
9 1 (3.45%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
1 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (44.83%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.79%) vSphere
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.90%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.90%) MetaFrame
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 20 (68.97%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco
4 7 (24.14%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) Citrix
5 6 (20.69%) NetApp
6 5 (17.24%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) Veeam
7 4 (13.79%) Red Gate
7 4 (13.79%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
8 3 (10.34%) Symantec
9 2 (6.90%) EMC
9 2 (6.90%) Intel
9 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
9 2 (6.90%) CommVault
10 1 (3.45%) Remedy
10 1 (3.45%) McAfee
10 1 (3.45%) Sophos
10 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago