The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 75 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.12% 0.64% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 2.47% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Average salary £37,500 £30,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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 Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
175 162 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 21.01% 25.96% 21.97%
Number of salaries quoted 141 137 133
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £53,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

MCSA
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Coventry region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Coventry

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) CCNP
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) CCDP
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) SLA
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) VBScript
6 1 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Coventry 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Lync
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Server Support
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Server Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) CCDP
5 1 (16.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos