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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 182 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.55% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 2.03% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 16
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,875 £16,550
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
1339 1376 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.38% 26.81% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1090 1178
Average salary £38,750 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.48% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,883
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 12 £34,000 -38.18% 4
Shropshire - 7 £23,000 - 2
Staffordshire - 6 £31,250 - 1
Coventry - 4 £36,250 -
Warwickshire -24 2 £27,250 -13.49%
Worcestershire 0 1 £23,000 -16.36%
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 22 May 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (95.24%) Windows
3 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 46 (73.02%) MCSE
5 43 (68.25%) VMware
6 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
6 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (47.62%) MCITP
8 27 (42.86%) Citrix
8 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
9 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (39.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (36.51%) Firewall
12 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
12 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (31.75%) Cisco
14 19 (30.16%) SAN
15 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (25.40%) vSphere
17 15 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (23.81%) Linux
18 14 (22.22%) CCNA
18 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
19 13 (20.63%) ITIL
20 12 (19.05%) SQL
20 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
20 12 (19.05%) VPN
20 12 (19.05%) CCA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (34.92%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.94%) Lync
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) SaaS
2 7 (11.11%) Office 365
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (36.51%) Firewall
2 19 (30.16%) SAN
3 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 12 (19.05%) VPN
4 10 (15.87%) DNS
4 10 (15.87%) DHCP
5 9 (14.29%) NAS
6 4 (6.35%) LAN
6 4 (6.35%) WAN
6 4 (6.35%) IPsec
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
8 2 (3.17%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (3.17%) VoIP
8 2 (3.17%) IPv4
9 1 (1.59%) SMTP
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Data Centre Technician
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Server Support
5 6 (9.52%) Support Technician
5 6 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Server Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) COM
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Handset
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 60 (95.24%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.81%) Linux
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) CentOS
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (7.94%) Project Management
4 5 (7.94%) Database Tuning
5 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.35%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Time Management
7 2 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) Data Management
7 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.59%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.59%) Web Development
8 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (73.02%) MCSE
3 30 (47.62%) MCITP
4 25 (39.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (23.81%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (22.22%) CCNA
7 12 (19.05%) CCA
8 8 (12.70%) MCP
9 7 (11.11%) MCTS
10 4 (6.35%) CCENT
11 3 (4.76%) CCNP
11 3 (4.76%) CCDP
11 3 (4.76%) VCP4
12 2 (3.17%) HP ASE
12 2 (3.17%) HP MASE
12 2 (3.17%) NCIE
12 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (3.17%) CCDA
12 2 (3.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (50.79%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (25.40%) vSphere
4 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 8 (12.70%) XenApp
6 7 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCOM
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
3 4 (6.35%) WSUS
4 3 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.76%) MOM
5 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.59%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 43 (68.25%) VMware
3 27 (42.86%) Citrix
4 20 (31.75%) Cisco
5 7 (11.11%) NetApp
6 5 (7.94%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
7 3 (4.76%) Sophos
7 3 (4.76%) Symantec
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
9 1 (1.59%) IBM
9 1 (1.59%) EMC
9 1 (1.59%) AVG
9 1 (1.59%) Kaspersky
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