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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 185 191 196
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 47 30 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.56% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.96% 2.29% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 33
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,800 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £43,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1586 1310 1557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.36% 24.66% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 1068 1306
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -22 21 £28,099 -13.54% 1
Warwickshire +6 7 £45,000 +20.00%
Walsall - 7 £27,000 -
Coventry - 6 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -1 2 £20,000 -33.33% 2
Dudley - 2 £26,000 -
Worcestershire +9 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (87.01%) Windows
3 64 (83.12%) MCSE
4 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
5 45 (58.44%) VMware
6 43 (55.84%) Windows Server
7 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
8 37 (48.05%) MS Exchange
9 34 (44.16%) Hyper-V
10 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
11 32 (41.56%) LAN
11 32 (41.56%) WAN
12 30 (38.96%) CCNA
12 30 (38.96%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (38.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (36.36%) Cisco
14 27 (35.06%) Firewall
15 25 (32.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (32.47%) ITIL
16 24 (31.17%) NetApp
17 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
17 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (28.57%) Citrix
19 21 (27.27%) HP
20 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2013
20 20 (25.97%) Data Centre
21 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
21 17 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (48.05%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (22.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (15.58%) Skype for Business
5 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.79%) IIS
6 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.19%) JBoss
7 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (22.08%) Office 365
3 8 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (41.56%) LAN
1 32 (41.56%) WAN
2 27 (35.06%) Firewall
3 14 (18.18%) SAN
4 13 (16.88%) DHCP
5 12 (15.58%) DNS
5 12 (15.58%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.99%) Wireless
7 9 (11.69%) VPN
8 8 (10.39%) VLAN
9 7 (9.09%) WLAN
10 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (6.49%) IPv4
11 5 (6.49%) Network Security
11 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications
12 4 (5.19%) VoIP
13 2 (2.60%) Internet
13 2 (2.60%) Intranet
13 2 (2.60%) Skype
14 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (7.79%) French Language
1 6 (7.79%) German Language
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) IT Engineer
2 18 (23.38%) Support Engineer
3 16 (20.78%) Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (16.88%) IT Support
6 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (15.58%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (11.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (10.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 8 (10.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (10.39%) Storage Engineer
9 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) Principal Engineer
10 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
11 5 (6.49%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (6.49%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.79%) Clustering
3 5 (6.49%) Replication
4 3 (3.90%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.60%) Handset
5 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 67 (87.01%) Windows
2 43 (55.84%) Windows Server
3 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
6 14 (18.18%) Linux
7 12 (15.58%) Windows 8
8 7 (9.09%) Solaris
8 7 (9.09%) Unix
9 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (11.69%) Time Management
3 7 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
4 6 (7.79%) Migration
4 6 (7.79%) Presales
4 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 5 (6.49%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.49%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.19%) High Availability
6 4 (5.19%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.19%) Validation
7 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.90%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.60%) Change Management
8 2 (2.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) Python
5 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (83.12%) MCSE
3 30 (38.96%) CCNA
3 30 (38.96%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (32.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (20.78%) MCITP
6 12 (15.58%) MCP
7 11 (14.29%) Degree
8 8 (10.39%) CCNP
8 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
8 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
9 7 (9.09%) CCSA
9 7 (9.09%) JNCIA
9 7 (9.09%) JNCIS
10 4 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.90%) CCA
11 3 (3.90%) MCTS
12 2 (2.60%) MCDST
13 1 (1.30%) CCENT
13 1 (1.30%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 34 (44.16%) Hyper-V
3 30 (38.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (15.58%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (11.69%) vSphere
6 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.60%) XenApp
8 1 (1.30%) Docker
8 1 (1.30%) Firmware
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Backup Exec
1 9 (11.69%) WSUS
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (7.79%) SCCM
3 6 (7.79%) SCOM
4 3 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
2 45 (58.44%) VMware
3 28 (36.36%) Cisco
4 24 (31.17%) NetApp
5 22 (28.57%) Citrix
6 21 (27.27%) HP
7 14 (18.18%) Juniper
8 9 (11.69%) CheckPoint
9 8 (10.39%) EMC
9 8 (10.39%) Kaspersky
9 8 (10.39%) SonicWALL
9 8 (10.39%) Sophos
10 7 (9.09%) Palo Alto
10 7 (9.09%) Symantec
10 7 (9.09%) Veeam
11 5 (6.49%) Dell
12 4 (5.19%) WatchGuard
13 3 (3.90%) Draytek
13 3 (3.90%) Intel Security
13 3 (3.90%) NETGEAR
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