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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 206 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 32 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 2.35% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 28
Median salary £31,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,200 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
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
1657 1361 1387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.26% 25.70% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1044 1099
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 -4 17 £30,000 -11.76%
Coventry +5 6 £39,000 +6.84%
Staffordshire -2 3 £19,000 -39.20%
Warwickshire -6 2 £30,000 +10.09% 1
Walsall -9 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Shropshire -23 1 £22,500 -2.17%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (85.19%) MCSE
3 66 (81.48%) Windows
4 61 (75.31%) Microsoft
5 60 (74.07%) VMware
6 50 (61.73%) Windows Server
7 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
8 34 (41.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (38.27%) Hyper-V
10 30 (37.04%) Citrix
10 30 (37.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (35.80%) MS Exchange
12 28 (34.57%) MCITP
12 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (30.86%) NetApp
14 23 (28.40%) Backup Exec
15 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
15 22 (27.16%) Data Centre
16 20 (24.69%) ITIL
17 18 (22.22%) SAN
18 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
19 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (19.75%) Firewall
19 16 (19.75%) WSUS
19 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (18.52%) Veeam
20 15 (18.52%) vSphere
21 14 (17.28%) HP
21 14 (17.28%) CCNA
21 14 (17.28%) Cisco

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 29 (35.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.64%) IIS
4 7 (8.64%) WordPress
5 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.41%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) SAN
2 16 (19.75%) Firewall
3 13 (16.05%) LAN
4 12 (14.81%) WAN
5 10 (12.35%) NetScaler
6 6 (7.41%) Intranet
6 6 (7.41%) Network Security
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.17%) IPsec
7 5 (6.17%) IPv4
7 5 (6.17%) L2TP
7 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.17%) VLAN
7 5 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.94%) VoIP
9 3 (3.70%) Internet
10 2 (2.47%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) French Language
2 3 (3.70%) German Language
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Administrator
5 7 (8.64%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.17%) Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Wintel Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Technician
8 4 (4.94%) Server Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Technician
8 4 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.16%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Driving Licence
3 5 (6.17%) Handset
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.70%) Replication
6 2 (2.47%) FMCG
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) CMDB
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) PDA
7 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (81.48%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) Windows Server
3 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (16.05%) Linux
6 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 9 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.17%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 8 (9.88%) Mentoring
3 8 (9.88%) Patch Management
4 6 (7.41%) Migration
4 6 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.17%) Capacity Management
5 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (6.17%) Presales
5 5 (6.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.70%) Project Management
7 3 (3.70%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.70%) Service Management
7 3 (3.70%) Time Management
8 2 (2.47%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.47%) VBScript
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (85.19%) MCSE
3 30 (37.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (34.57%) MCITP
5 16 (19.75%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (17.28%) CCNA
7 10 (12.35%) MCTS
8 7 (8.64%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (8.64%) MCDST
8 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
9 5 (6.17%) CCA
9 5 (6.17%) CCNP
9 5 (6.17%) MCP
9 5 (6.17%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.94%) Degree
11 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.23%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.23%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 34 (41.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (38.27%) Hyper-V
4 15 (18.52%) vSphere
5 13 (16.05%) XenApp
6 10 (12.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (7.41%) VMware ESX
9 5 (6.17%) XenServer
10 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) Backup Exec
2 16 (19.75%) WSUS
3 11 (13.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (11.11%) SCCM
5 6 (7.41%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.70%) SCOM
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 61 (75.31%) Microsoft
2 60 (74.07%) VMware
3 30 (37.04%) Citrix
4 25 (30.86%) NetApp
5 15 (18.52%) Veeam
6 14 (17.28%) Cisco
6 14 (17.28%) HP
7 13 (16.05%) Symantec
8 9 (11.11%) EMC
9 8 (9.88%) SolarWinds
10 7 (8.64%) Sophos
11 6 (7.41%) SAP
12 5 (6.17%) AVG
12 5 (6.17%) Juniper
12 5 (6.17%) Kaseya
12 5 (6.17%) Kaspersky
12 5 (6.17%) Ruckus Wireless
12 5 (6.17%) SonicWALL
13 3 (3.70%) IBM
14 2 (2.47%) 3PAR