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 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 186 166 190
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 45 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.83% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.85% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 11
Average salary £35,500 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.47% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £25,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
1557 1580 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 29.04% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1361 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 0 17 £37,000 -2.63% 1
Warwickshire -5 7 £37,500 -11.76%
Coventry - 5 £35,500 - 1
Staffordshire -18 4 £35,500 +5.97%
Shropshire - 2 £28,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (92.65%) Windows
2 63 (92.65%) VMware
3 62 (91.18%) MCSE
4 56 (82.35%) Microsoft
5 49 (72.06%) MS Exchange
5 49 (72.06%) Active Directory
6 44 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (57.35%) MCITP
8 38 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (51.47%) SAN
10 28 (41.18%) ITIL
11 27 (39.71%) Hyper-V
12 25 (36.76%) DHCP
12 25 (36.76%) DNS
12 25 (36.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (35.29%) Windows 7
13 24 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (33.82%) Dell
15 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
16 21 (30.88%) TCP/IP
17 20 (29.41%) VPN
17 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
18 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
18 19 (27.94%) Citrix
19 18 (26.47%) Finance
19 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
19 18 (26.47%) SCCM
20 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 49 (72.06%) MS Exchange
2 24 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (26.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (22.06%) Lync
5 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (17.65%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.47%) IIS
9 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (27.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.47%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (51.47%) SAN
2 25 (36.76%) DHCP
2 25 (36.76%) DNS
3 21 (30.88%) TCP/IP
4 20 (29.41%) VPN
5 14 (20.59%) Unified Communications
6 13 (19.12%) Firewall
7 12 (17.65%) NAS
8 9 (13.24%) VoIP
9 4 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.88%) iSCSI
10 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
10 3 (4.41%) Wireless
10 3 (4.41%) Internet
11 2 (2.94%) WAN
11 2 (2.94%) LAN
11 2 (2.94%) VLAN
12 1 (1.47%) PBX
12 1 (1.47%) ADSL
12 1 (1.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Systems Administrator
1 21 (30.88%) Administrator
2 19 (27.94%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Consultant
4 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Consultant
5 12 (17.65%) Exchange Consultant
6 6 (8.82%) Server Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) IT Administrator
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Senior IT Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Manager
8 4 (5.88%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Support Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Replication
1 4 (5.88%) EqualLogic
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 63 (92.65%) Windows
2 38 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (19.12%) Linux
5 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.35%) SUSE
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) ITIL
2 16 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 12 (17.65%) Migration
3 12 (17.65%) Project Management
3 12 (17.65%) Technical Analysis
3 12 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (16.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.94%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.94%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.47%) Line Management
8 1 (1.47%) Email Management
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) VBScript
3 3 (4.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (91.18%) MCSE
3 39 (57.35%) MCITP
4 25 (36.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (22.06%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (20.59%) CCNA
6 14 (20.59%) MCTS
7 13 (19.12%) Degree
8 7 (10.29%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.88%) CCA
10 3 (4.41%) MCP
11 2 (2.94%) CCNP
11 2 (2.94%) CCEE
11 2 (2.94%) CCAA
11 2 (2.94%) CCIA
11 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.47%) VCP4
12 1 (1.47%) HNC
12 1 (1.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (72.06%) Active Directory
2 44 (64.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (39.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) XenApp
5 5 (7.35%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.35%) vSphere
5 5 (7.35%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.47%) XenServer
8 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) SCCM
2 6 (8.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.41%) SCOM
4 2 (2.94%) AppDNA
4 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.47%) MOM
Vendors
1 63 (92.65%) VMware
2 56 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 23 (33.82%) Dell
4 19 (27.94%) Citrix
5 12 (17.65%) Cisco
6 7 (10.29%) HP
6 7 (10.29%) WatchGuard
7 6 (8.82%) IBM
8 5 (7.35%) Symantec
8 5 (7.35%) Acronis
9 4 (5.88%) Veeam
9 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.88%) Sophos
9 4 (5.88%) NetApp
10 3 (4.41%) EMC
11 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.94%) Kaseya
11 2 (2.94%) SAP
11 2 (2.94%) AVG
11 2 (2.94%) Kaspersky
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago