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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 187 175 187
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 45 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.70% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.73% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 4
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £50,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -34.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £29,000 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £49,550 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1444 1281 1192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.51% 25.77% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1088 912
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 21 £39,500 +21.53% 2
Worcestershire +3 9 £33,000 -8.33% 2
Warwickshire - 9 £35,750 - 1
Coventry -6 6 £40,000 +10.34% 3
Dudley - 4 £40,000 -
Walsall - 4 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £40,000 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £47,500 +171.42% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (83.33%) MCSE
3 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
4 52 (78.79%) Windows
5 47 (71.21%) VMware
5 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
6 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 29 (43.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
10 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (28.79%) Citrix
12 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
12 18 (27.27%) MCITP
13 17 (25.76%) Cisco
14 16 (24.24%) vSphere
15 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
15 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
15 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (22.73%) NetApp
15 15 (22.73%) Firewall
16 14 (21.21%) SAN
17 13 (19.70%) Backup Exec
18 12 (18.18%) CCNA
18 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
18 12 (18.18%) Veeam
19 11 (16.67%) Windows 10
19 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
19 11 (16.67%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.09%) IIS
5 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.06%) WordPress
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.03%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) Firewall
2 14 (21.21%) SAN
3 10 (15.15%) LAN
3 10 (15.15%) Network Security
3 10 (15.15%) WAN
4 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (9.09%) IPv4
4 6 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 4 (6.06%) DHCP
5 4 (6.06%) DNS
5 4 (6.06%) Intranet
5 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.03%) Internet
6 2 (3.03%) Skype
6 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.52%) VLAN
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior IT Support
6 5 (7.58%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.03%) FMCG
3 2 (3.03%) Handset
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) CMDB
4 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (78.79%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
3 28 (42.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 11 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.06%) Linux
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
2 5 (7.58%) ITIL
2 5 (7.58%) Patch Management
2 5 (7.58%) Presales
3 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (3.03%) ERP
5 2 (3.03%) ETL
5 2 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.03%) Project Management
5 2 (3.03%) Service Management
5 2 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (1.52%) ITSM
6 1 (1.52%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (83.33%) MCSE
3 29 (43.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (27.27%) MCITP
5 15 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (18.18%) CCNA
7 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.12%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (12.12%) MCTS
8 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
9 7 (10.61%) CCA
9 7 (10.61%) CCNP
10 6 (9.09%) Degree
10 6 (9.09%) MCDST
11 2 (3.03%) MCDBA
11 2 (3.03%) MCP
11 2 (3.03%) VCP4
12 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.52%) MOS
12 1 (1.52%) VCP5
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (34.85%) Hyper-V
3 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (24.24%) vSphere
5 9 (13.64%) XenApp
6 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.09%) XenServer
7 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) Backup Exec
2 10 (15.15%) WSUS
3 6 (9.09%) SCCM
4 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.03%) MOM
6 2 (3.03%) SCOM
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (80.30%) Microsoft
2 47 (71.21%) VMware
3 19 (28.79%) Citrix
4 17 (25.76%) Cisco
5 15 (22.73%) NetApp
6 12 (18.18%) Veeam
7 6 (9.09%) Juniper
7 6 (9.09%) SAP
8 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.58%) Symantec
9 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.55%) HP
11 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.52%) arcserve
12 1 (1.52%) EMC
12 1 (1.52%) IBM
12 1 (1.52%) Intel
12 1 (1.52%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.52%) Remedy
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits AMAZING
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + Car allow + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bromsgrove
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago