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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 76 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.55% 1.09% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.58% 4.09% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 0
Average salary £35,500 £33,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
155 171 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.32% 26.64% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 129 156 105
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Google

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) HP