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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 180 176 185
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 33 23 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 1.76% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32 21 19
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £16,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
1404 1305 1457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.52% 26.44% 29.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1106 1043 1189
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
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 21 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 21 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 -4 16 £32,500 -40.90% 6
Shropshire - 6 £27,000 - 2
Coventry - 5 £36,000 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £30,500 -
Warwickshire -16 2 £27,250 -13.49%
Worcestershire - 1 £23,000 -
Solihull - 1 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (91.89%) Windows
3 62 (83.78%) Microsoft
4 58 (78.38%) MCSE
5 50 (67.57%) VMware
6 39 (52.70%) Active Directory
7 35 (47.30%) Citrix
7 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
8 31 (41.89%) MS Exchange
9 29 (39.19%) Cisco
10 27 (36.49%) MCITP
11 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (33.78%) SAN
12 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (32.43%) Firewall
13 23 (31.08%) vSphere
14 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (27.03%) Citrix Certification
15 20 (27.03%) Linux
15 20 (27.03%) ITIL
16 19 (25.68%) CCNA
17 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (22.97%) CCA
19 14 (18.92%) DHCP
19 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
19 14 (18.92%) DNS
19 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 31 (41.89%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.05%) Lync
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) IIS
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) SAN
2 24 (32.43%) Firewall
3 14 (18.92%) DHCP
3 14 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.92%) DNS
4 13 (17.57%) VPN
5 10 (13.51%) NAS
6 7 (9.46%) LAN
6 7 (9.46%) WAN
7 4 (5.41%) IPsec
8 3 (4.05%) VLAN
9 2 (2.70%) Network Security
9 2 (2.70%) SMTP
9 2 (2.70%) VoIP
9 2 (2.70%) IPv4
9 2 (2.70%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.35%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (17.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.05%) Marketing
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (20.27%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Support Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Server Support
7 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Support Technician
8 6 (8.11%) Consultant
8 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Data Centre Technician
9 5 (6.76%) Server Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
9 5 (6.76%) Server Support Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Support
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Wintel Support
11 3 (4.05%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) COM
2 1 (1.35%) jQuery
2 1 (1.35%) HTML5
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) GIS
1 3 (4.05%) Clustering
1 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.70%) Handset
3 1 (1.35%) Replication
3 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 68 (91.89%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (27.03%) Linux
5 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.70%) CentOS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
2 7 (9.46%) Mentoring
3 6 (8.11%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.05%) Database Tuning
5 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (4.05%) Line Management
5 3 (4.05%) CRM
5 3 (4.05%) PRINCE
5 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.70%) Data Management
6 2 (2.70%) Network Design
6 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) VBScript
3 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (78.38%) MCSE
3 27 (36.49%) MCITP
4 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (27.03%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (25.68%) CCNA
7 17 (22.97%) CCA
8 9 (12.16%) MCP
9 7 (9.46%) CCNP
9 7 (9.46%) MCTS
10 5 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (5.41%) Degree
11 4 (5.41%) CCENT
11 4 (5.41%) VCP4
12 3 (4.05%) CCDP
13 2 (2.70%) CCDA
13 2 (2.70%) MCDST
13 2 (2.70%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (52.70%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (31.08%) vSphere
4 11 (14.86%) Hyper-V
5 9 (12.16%) VMware ESX
6 8 (10.81%) XenApp
7 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCOM
2 6 (8.11%) NetBackup
3 5 (6.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.76%) WSUS
4 4 (5.41%) MOM
5 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.05%) SCCM
6 1 (1.35%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 62 (83.78%) Microsoft
2 50 (67.57%) VMware
3 35 (47.30%) Citrix
4 29 (39.19%) Cisco
5 11 (14.86%) NetApp
6 9 (12.16%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Symantec
8 6 (8.11%) Dell
9 5 (6.76%) IBM
9 5 (6.76%) Juniper
10 4 (5.41%) EMC
11 3 (4.05%) Sophos
11 3 (4.05%) SonicWALL
12 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.35%) Kaspersky
13 1 (1.35%) AVG
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