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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 118 110 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.88% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 3.52% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 20
Median salary £47,500 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.86% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £32,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £45,000 £47,600
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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
489 455 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.47% 24.96% 33.60%
Number of salaries quoted 305 359 549
Median salary £40,750 £40,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.61% -14.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 January 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 26 (74.29%) Windows
5 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
7 16 (45.71%) MS Excel
7 16 (45.71%) VMware
8 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
9 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
9 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
10 11 (31.43%) Office 365
10 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (31.43%) Cisco
10 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
11 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 10 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (28.57%) NetApp
12 9 (25.71%) Firewall
12 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
13 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (22.86%) Migration
13 8 (22.86%) Citrix
13 8 (22.86%) SAN
14 7 (20.00%) LAN
14 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (20.00%) Virtual Servers

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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (8.57%) IIS
6 3 (8.57%) JBoss
6 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
6 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (31.43%) Office 365
3 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Firewall
2 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 7 (20.00%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) VLAN
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
5 5 (14.29%) DHCP
5 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 4 (11.43%) VPN
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.57%) IPv4
7 3 (8.57%) Network Security
7 3 (8.57%) Skype
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.71%) SNMP
9 1 (2.86%) NAS
9 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (8.57%) French Language
1 3 (8.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) IT Engineer
1 7 (20.00%) IT Support
1 7 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Support
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 4 (11.43%) Replication
4 3 (8.57%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) CESG
5 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (17.14%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Time Management
5 3 (8.57%) Presales
5 3 (8.57%) Validation
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
7 1 (2.86%) ETL
7 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.86%) Process Management
7 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (17.14%) MCP
6 5 (14.29%) CCNA
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (11.43%) MCITP
8 3 (8.57%) CCNP
8 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
8 3 (8.57%) NCDA
8 3 (8.57%) NCIE
9 2 (5.71%) NCSA
10 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.86%) CCA
10 1 (2.86%) CCENT
10 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (2.86%) Degree
10 1 (2.86%) MCTS
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (37.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.57%) vSphere
8 1 (2.86%) Docker
8 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) WSUS
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (8.57%) SCOM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) Cisco
4 10 (28.57%) NetApp
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Sophos
7 4 (11.43%) Kaspersky
7 4 (11.43%) Symantec
7 4 (11.43%) Veeam
8 3 (8.57%) Juniper
9 2 (5.71%) EMC
9 2 (5.71%) HP
10 1 (2.86%) Apple
10 1 (2.86%) Dell
10 1 (2.86%) Draytek
10 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
10 1 (2.86%) NETGEAR
10 1 (2.86%) Remedy
10 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.86%) ZyXEL