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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 113 113 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 3.97% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 20
Median salary £50,000 £39,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.78% +22.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,050 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,520 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%

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
418 554 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.64% 25.82% 31.18%
Number of salaries quoted 277 416 471
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £70,000 £62,500
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 22 February 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) MCSE
3 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 15 (62.50%) Windows
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
6 12 (50.00%) VMware
7 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 10 (41.67%) Office 365
7 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
10 7 (29.17%) Migration
10 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (29.17%) NetApp
11 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
12 5 (20.83%) High Availability
12 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (20.83%) SQL
12 5 (20.83%) DHCP
12 5 (20.83%) DNS
12 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco

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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (41.67%) Office 365
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) Skype
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) IPv4
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Technician
4 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) CESG
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Android
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (12.50%) Presales
4 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) ETL
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Process Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) MCSE
3 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
6 3 (12.50%) MCITP
6 3 (12.50%) NCDA
6 3 (12.50%) NCIE
7 2 (8.33%) CCNA
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.33%) MCP
7 2 (8.33%) NCSA
8 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
8 1 (4.17%) CCA
8 1 (4.17%) CCNP
8 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) MCDBA
8 1 (4.17%) MCTS
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) WSUS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) NetApp
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) 3Com
7 1 (4.17%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) Draytek
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.17%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.17%) Sophos
7 1 (4.17%) ZyXEL