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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 111 119 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 28 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 1.05% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 22 4 4
Average salary £37,000 £36,250 £31,748
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.06% +14.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £25,624
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £40,000 £39,274
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +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
837 569 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.24% 27.69% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 746 509 412
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,864 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 36 (97.30%) VMware
3 31 (83.78%) MCSE
3 31 (83.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (78.38%) Active Directory
5 27 (72.97%) Microsoft
6 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (56.76%) SAN
7 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
8 20 (54.05%) MCITP
8 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
10 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (40.54%) Citrix
12 14 (37.84%) DNS
12 14 (37.84%) DHCP
12 14 (37.84%) Degree
12 14 (37.84%) Lync
12 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (35.14%) Office 365
14 12 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (32.43%) Cisco
15 11 (29.73%) ITIL
15 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (27.03%) Migration
16 10 (27.03%) vSphere
17 9 (24.32%) Office Communications Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (56.76%) MS Exchange
2 20 (54.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (37.84%) Lync
6 9 (24.32%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (10.81%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (56.76%) SAN
2 14 (37.84%) DNS
2 14 (37.84%) DHCP
3 9 (24.32%) NAS
3 9 (24.32%) Unified Communications
4 6 (16.22%) LAN
4 6 (16.22%) WAN
5 5 (13.51%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
6 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) IPsec
7 1 (2.70%) L2TP
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) ADSL
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Consultant
2 9 (24.32%) Exchange Consultant
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Consultant
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (16.22%) Wintel Support
5 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Server Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Server Support
6 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Server Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Wintel Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Sales Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) GIS
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (37.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Migration
3 9 (24.32%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (24.32%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Email Management
6 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (83.78%) MCSE
3 20 (54.05%) MCITP
4 14 (37.84%) Degree
5 12 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (24.32%) MCTS
8 8 (21.62%) CCNP
9 6 (16.22%) CCNA
9 6 (16.22%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (16.22%) VCP4
10 5 (13.51%) CCA
11 2 (5.41%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (2.70%) CCEE
12 1 (2.70%) CCAA
12 1 (2.70%) CCIA
12 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (83.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (78.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
4 10 (27.03%) vSphere
5 7 (18.92%) XenApp
5 7 (18.92%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
6 4 (10.81%) XenServer
6 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) Backup Exec
2 6 (16.22%) MOM
2 6 (16.22%) SCOM
2 6 (16.22%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 27 (72.97%) Microsoft
3 15 (40.54%) Citrix
4 12 (32.43%) Cisco
5 6 (16.22%) NetApp
5 6 (16.22%) EMC
6 5 (13.51%) Juniper
6 5 (13.51%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) CommVault
7 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
7 4 (10.81%) Open-E
8 2 (5.41%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) Sophos
8 2 (5.41%) Kaspersky
8 2 (5.41%) Kaseya
8 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
8 2 (5.41%) AVG
9 1 (2.70%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.70%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 8 days ago