The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 182 177 156
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.72% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 2.58% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 45
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £28,728 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1467 1509 1602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.69% 27.67% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1182 1248 1391
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,850 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MCSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

MCSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham +6 17 £37,500 -3.22% 1
Staffordshire +13 7 £30,000 -15.49%
Solihull - 6 £32,500 -
Warwickshire -10 5 £37,500 +19.04%
Shropshire -7 2 £31,500 +12.50%
West Bromwich - 2 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (94.29%) Windows
3 58 (82.86%) VMware
4 51 (72.86%) MCSE
5 48 (68.57%) Microsoft
6 39 (55.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
8 34 (48.57%) MCITP
9 31 (44.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (41.43%) SAN
11 27 (38.57%) SQL Server
11 27 (38.57%) Hyper-V
12 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
12 25 (35.71%) MS Exchange
13 24 (34.29%) DNS
14 23 (32.86%) Cisco
15 22 (31.43%) ITIL
16 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (28.57%) DHCP
18 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
18 19 (27.14%) Firewall
19 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (22.86%) SaaS
21 15 (21.43%) Linux
21 15 (21.43%) Citrix
21 15 (21.43%) NetApp
22 14 (20.00%) VPN
23 13 (18.57%) Finance
23 13 (18.57%) CCNA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.57%) Lync
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.29%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.86%) SaaS
2 3 (4.29%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (41.43%) SAN
2 24 (34.29%) DNS
3 20 (28.57%) DHCP
4 19 (27.14%) TCP/IP
4 19 (27.14%) Firewall
5 14 (20.00%) VPN
6 9 (12.86%) VoIP
7 7 (10.00%) NAS
8 6 (8.57%) Internet
9 4 (5.71%) IPsec
10 3 (4.29%) VLAN
10 3 (4.29%) LAN
10 3 (4.29%) WAN
11 2 (2.86%) IPv4
11 2 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
12 1 (1.43%) Skype
12 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) IT Support
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.14%) Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.14%) Senior IT Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) COM
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.00%) EqualLogic
3 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.29%) Replication
6 2 (2.86%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 66 (94.29%) Windows
2 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (21.43%) Linux
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (12.86%) Project Management
4 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.57%) Time Management
5 6 (8.57%) Database Tuning
5 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) Change Control
8 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.29%) Service Management
9 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) Change Management
9 2 (2.86%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (2.86%) Network Design
9 2 (2.86%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) VBScript
4 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (72.86%) MCSE
3 34 (48.57%) MCITP
4 31 (44.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (18.57%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (18.57%) CCNA
6 7 (10.00%) CCNP
7 6 (8.57%) MCP
7 6 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (7.14%) CCA
9 4 (5.71%) Degree
9 4 (5.71%) CCENT
9 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.29%) CCDP
11 2 (2.86%) CCDA
11 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.86%) VCP4
11 2 (2.86%) MCDST
11 2 (2.86%) MCTS
12 1 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (55.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 27 (38.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.00%) XenApp
5 5 (7.14%) vSphere
6 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.86%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
1 6 (8.57%) WSUS
2 5 (7.14%) SCCM
3 4 (5.71%) SCOM
3 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.86%) MOM
4 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.43%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 58 (82.86%) VMware
2 48 (68.57%) Microsoft
3 23 (32.86%) Cisco
4 15 (21.43%) Citrix
4 15 (21.43%) NetApp
5 12 (17.14%) Dell
6 7 (10.00%) HP
7 4 (5.71%) Symantec
7 4 (5.71%) Veeam
7 4 (5.71%) Red Gate
7 4 (5.71%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (4.29%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
8 3 (4.29%) McAfee
8 3 (4.29%) LANDesk
8 3 (4.29%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.86%) Sophos
9 2 (2.86%) EMC
9 2 (2.86%) Intel
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago