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 8 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 182 181 182
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 37 27 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 1.85% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 34 27 30
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +10.48%
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
1481 1456 1518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.80% 27.31% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1153 1152 1282
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +2.14%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -2 15 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Staffordshire +16 7 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Shropshire - 7 £27,500 - 1
Warwickshire -26 5 £37,500 +19.04%
Coventry -11 2 £36,750 +22.50% 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (94.20%) Windows
3 53 (76.81%) VMware
4 50 (72.46%) MCSE
4 50 (72.46%) Microsoft
5 36 (52.17%) MCITP
6 35 (50.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
10 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
11 26 (37.68%) SAN
12 25 (36.23%) Citrix
12 25 (36.23%) ITIL
12 25 (36.23%) MS Exchange
13 24 (34.78%) Hyper-V
14 23 (33.33%) Firewall
15 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
15 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
16 20 (28.99%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (27.54%) DNS
18 17 (24.64%) Cisco
19 16 (23.19%) VPN
20 15 (21.74%) DHCP
20 15 (21.74%) Linux
20 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
21 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
21 13 (18.84%) SaaS
21 13 (18.84%) CCNA
21 13 (18.84%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 25 (36.23%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.25%) Lync
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (31.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) SaaS
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.35%) Office 365
4 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) SAN
2 23 (33.33%) Firewall
3 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
4 19 (27.54%) DNS
5 16 (23.19%) VPN
6 15 (21.74%) DHCP
7 8 (11.59%) NAS
8 6 (8.70%) Internet
8 6 (8.70%) VoIP
9 4 (5.80%) IPsec
10 3 (4.35%) VLAN
10 3 (4.35%) WAN
10 3 (4.35%) LAN
11 2 (2.90%) IPv4
11 2 (2.90%) Spanning Tree
12 1 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (28.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (11.59%) Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 6 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Senior IT Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Support
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Manager
6 5 (7.25%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Server Support
7 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) COM
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.14%) EqualLogic
3 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.90%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 65 (94.20%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (21.74%) Linux
4 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (11.59%) Project Management
4 7 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.70%) Time Management
5 6 (8.70%) Database Tuning
5 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.35%) CRM
7 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.90%) Change Control
8 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.90%) Release Management
8 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.90%) Line Management
8 2 (2.90%) Service Management
8 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.25%) VBScript
4 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (72.46%) MCSE
3 36 (52.17%) MCITP
4 33 (47.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (18.84%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (18.84%) CCNA
6 10 (14.49%) CCA
7 9 (13.04%) MCP
8 7 (10.14%) CCNP
9 4 (5.80%) Degree
9 4 (5.80%) CCENT
10 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
10 3 (4.35%) MCTS
10 3 (4.35%) CCDP
11 2 (2.90%) CCDA
11 2 (2.90%) MCDST
11 2 (2.90%) HP ASE
11 2 (2.90%) HP MASE
11 2 (2.90%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (50.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
3 24 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.94%) XenApp
4 11 (15.94%) vSphere
5 5 (7.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.90%) MetaFrame
8 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.90%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) SCOM
2 5 (7.25%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.25%) WSUS
3 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.90%) MOM
6 1 (1.45%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 53 (76.81%) VMware
2 50 (72.46%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.23%) Citrix
4 17 (24.64%) Cisco
5 12 (17.39%) Dell
6 9 (13.04%) HP
6 9 (13.04%) NetApp
7 5 (7.25%) Symantec
8 4 (5.80%) Veeam
8 4 (5.80%) Red Gate
8 4 (5.80%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (4.35%) Sophos
9 3 (4.35%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.90%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.90%) Remedy
10 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.90%) EMC
10 2 (2.90%) Intel
10 2 (2.90%) CommVault
10 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Market Leading Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago