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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 0.47% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 1.60% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 2
Average salary £37,000 £38,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% +16.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,991 £32,500 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,550
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
790 626 476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.04% 29.13% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 684 564 389
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (96.15%) VMware
3 24 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (80.77%) MCSE
5 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
5 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
6 18 (69.23%) Hyper-V
6 18 (69.23%) MCITP
7 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
7 17 (65.38%) SAN
8 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (53.85%) Lync
11 13 (50.00%) Office 365
11 13 (50.00%) Degree
12 12 (46.15%) Migration
12 12 (46.15%) Project Management
12 12 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (46.15%) MCTS
12 12 (46.15%) NAS
12 12 (46.15%) Unified Communications
12 12 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (46.15%) Technical Analysis
13 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (30.77%) SCCM
16 7 (26.92%) DHCP
16 7 (26.92%) ITIL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (53.85%) Lync
5 12 (46.15%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) SAN
2 12 (46.15%) NAS
2 12 (46.15%) Unified Communications
3 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 7 (26.92%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) ADSL
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) L2TP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Consultant
2 12 (46.15%) Exchange Consultant
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Project Management
1 12 (46.15%) Migration
1 12 (46.15%) Technical Architecture
1 12 (46.15%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.85%) Email Management
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (80.77%) MCSE
3 18 (69.23%) MCITP
4 13 (50.00%) Degree
5 12 (46.15%) MCTS
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (11.54%) CCA
9 2 (7.69%) CCNP
9 2 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (3.85%) MCP
10 1 (3.85%) VCP4
10 1 (3.85%) CCEE
10 1 (3.85%) CCAA
10 1 (3.85%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) MOM
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) Sophos
6 2 (7.69%) Kaseya
6 2 (7.69%) AVG
6 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
6 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Open-E
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) CommVault
7 1 (3.85%) Dell