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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 97 108 111
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.27% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 0.48% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £51,250 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% +48.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £50,250 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,250 £36,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
590 421 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.61% 27.79% 30.06%
Number of salaries quoted 518 373 425
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (92.16%) Windows
3 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 42 (82.35%) VMware
4 41 (80.39%) MCSE
5 34 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (56.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (47.06%) Citrix
8 24 (47.06%) Cisco
9 22 (43.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (39.22%) SAN
11 20 (39.22%) vSphere
12 19 (37.25%) MS Exchange
13 18 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (33.33%) MCITP
15 16 (31.37%) ITIL
16 15 (29.41%) DHCP
16 15 (29.41%) DNS
16 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (27.45%) VMware ESX
18 13 (25.49%) CCNA
19 11 (21.57%) CCNP
19 11 (21.57%) Degree
19 11 (21.57%) Hyper-V
20 10 (19.61%) VCP4
20 10 (19.61%) SCOM
20 10 (19.61%) WSUS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (37.25%) MS Exchange
2 18 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (15.69%) Lync
4 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.84%) IIS
7 2 (3.92%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.92%) Apache
7 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) SAN
2 15 (29.41%) DHCP
2 15 (29.41%) DNS
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
3 9 (17.65%) WAN
3 9 (17.65%) Firewall
4 5 (9.80%) Wireless
5 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.92%) NAS
5 2 (3.92%) VLAN
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) L2TP
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) ADSL
6 1 (1.96%) IPsec
6 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 14 (27.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (19.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Wintel Support
4 6 (11.76%) Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Server Support
4 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Technician
5 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Data Centre Technician
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Server Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Server Technician
7 2 (3.92%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) GIS
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Handset
2 2 (3.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 47 (92.16%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.84%) Linux
8 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.92%) CentOS
10 1 (1.96%) UNIX
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) PRINCE
3 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 1 (1.96%) CRM
6 1 (1.96%) Data Management
6 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (80.39%) MCSE
3 22 (43.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (33.33%) MCITP
6 13 (25.49%) CCNA
7 11 (21.57%) CCNP
7 11 (21.57%) Degree
8 10 (19.61%) VCP4
9 7 (13.73%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (11.76%) CCA
11 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (5.88%) MCP
13 2 (3.92%) MCTS
13 2 (3.92%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (1.96%) HP ASE
14 1 (1.96%) HP MASE
14 1 (1.96%) NCIE
14 1 (1.96%) CCEE
14 1 (1.96%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (56.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (39.22%) vSphere
4 14 (27.45%) VMware ESX
5 11 (21.57%) Hyper-V
6 7 (13.73%) XenApp
7 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (7.84%) XenServer
9 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) SCOM
1 10 (19.61%) WSUS
1 10 (19.61%) MOM
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 6 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft
1 42 (82.35%) VMware
2 24 (47.06%) Citrix
2 24 (47.06%) Cisco
3 10 (19.61%) Juniper
4 9 (17.65%) EMC
5 7 (13.73%) NetApp
6 5 (9.80%) Symantec
7 4 (7.84%) Open-E
7 4 (7.84%) CommVault
8 3 (5.88%) HP
9 2 (3.92%) AVG
9 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.92%) Kaseya
9 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.92%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.92%) Sophos
10 1 (1.96%) Dell
10 1 (1.96%) Ruckus Wireless
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