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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 174 180 186
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 1.29% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33 12 17
Average salary £31,750 £36,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.41% +15.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,750 £18,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
1383 1237 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.32% 26.87% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 984 1146
Average salary £40,000 £42,887 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.73% +11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 April 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 April 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
(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
Birmingham -2 16 £32,500 -40.90% 7
Shropshire - 6 £31,000 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £30,500 - 1
Coventry - 4 £35,750 - 2
Warwickshire -9 2 £27,250 -9.16%
Worcestershire - 2 £29,500 - 1
Solihull - 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (92.21%) Windows
3 67 (87.01%) Microsoft
4 62 (80.52%) MCSE
5 54 (70.13%) VMware
6 42 (54.55%) Active Directory
7 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (46.75%) Citrix
9 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
9 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
10 29 (37.66%) MCITP
11 28 (36.36%) Cisco
11 28 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (35.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (31.17%) SAN
14 23 (29.87%) vSphere
15 20 (25.97%) ITIL
15 20 (25.97%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (24.68%) Firewall
16 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (23.38%) Linux
18 17 (22.08%) DHCP
18 17 (22.08%) DNS
18 17 (22.08%) CCNA
18 17 (22.08%) CCA
18 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (16.88%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
2 17 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.49%) IIS
5 4 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.19%) Lync
6 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) SAN
2 19 (24.68%) Firewall
3 17 (22.08%) DNS
3 17 (22.08%) DHCP
4 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
4 12 (15.58%) VPN
5 9 (11.69%) NAS
6 8 (10.39%) LAN
6 8 (10.39%) WAN
7 2 (2.60%) SMTP
7 2 (2.60%) VoIP
7 2 (2.60%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (2.60%) IPsec
7 2 (2.60%) VLAN
7 2 (2.60%) Network Security
8 1 (1.30%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (24.68%) Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Support Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Server Support
7 8 (10.39%) Wintel Support
7 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Server Analyst
8 7 (9.09%) Server Support Analyst
9 6 (7.79%) Support Technician
9 6 (7.79%) Consultant
9 6 (7.79%) Data Centre Technician
9 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Team Leader
11 4 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (3.90%) Development Manager
12 3 (3.90%) Software Development Manager
12 3 (3.90%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) COM
1 3 (3.90%) jQuery
1 3 (3.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) GIS
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) Handset
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 71 (92.21%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (23.38%) Linux
6 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 6 (7.79%) Migration
3 6 (7.79%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
5 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) CRM
6 3 (3.90%) MVC
6 3 (3.90%) Project Management
6 3 (3.90%) Database Tuning
6 3 (3.90%) Line Management
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.90%) Mobile Development
7 2 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (2.60%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
4 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (80.52%) MCSE
3 29 (37.66%) MCITP
4 27 (35.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (31.17%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (25.97%) Citrix Certification
7 17 (22.08%) CCA
7 17 (22.08%) CCNA
8 8 (10.39%) MCP
8 8 (10.39%) CCNP
8 8 (10.39%) VCP4
9 7 (9.09%) MCTS
10 6 (7.79%) Degree
11 5 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (5.19%) CCENT
13 2 (2.60%) CCDA
13 2 (2.60%) CCDP
13 2 (2.60%) NCIE
13 2 (2.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (29.87%) vSphere
4 13 (16.88%) VMware ESX
5 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
6 8 (10.39%) XenApp
7 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) SCOM
2 9 (11.69%) WSUS
3 8 (10.39%) MOM
4 7 (9.09%) Backup Exec
5 6 (7.79%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.90%) SCCM
7 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.30%) Zenoss
8 1 (1.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 67 (87.01%) Microsoft
2 54 (70.13%) VMware
3 36 (46.75%) Citrix
4 28 (36.36%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) NetApp
6 8 (10.39%) Symantec
7 7 (9.09%) Juniper
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 6 (7.79%) EMC
9 5 (6.49%) IBM
10 3 (3.90%) Dell
11 2 (2.60%) CommVault
11 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.60%) Sophos
12 1 (1.30%) Open-E
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