The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 66 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.82% 0.62% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 3.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 0
Average salary £20,500 £30,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.78% -
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
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 Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
117 108 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.15% 16.80% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 103 79 105
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Staffordshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 3 £42,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £18,500 -
MCSA
West Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) Presales
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) PDA
6 1 (14.29%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Support
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware