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

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 198 200 192
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 24 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.47% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 1.98% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17 16 35
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,350 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1348 1212 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.50% 23.71% 28.06%
Number of salaries quoted 986 960 1396
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,580
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -7 15 £42,500 +18.88%
Coventry -4 3 £36,250 -12.12%
Warwickshire +8 2 £32,500 -29.34%
Staffordshire -6 2 £43,750 +118.75% 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +9 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £22,500 -35.71%
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (85.71%) Windows
2 60 (85.71%) MCSE
3 55 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 40 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 39 (55.71%) VMware
7 35 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 35 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
9 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (40.00%) MS Excel
11 27 (38.57%) LAN
11 27 (38.57%) WAN
11 27 (38.57%) Cisco
12 26 (37.14%) Firewall
13 25 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (35.71%) CCNA
13 25 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (31.43%) Office 365
15 20 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
16 17 (24.29%) ITIL
16 17 (24.29%) Citrix
17 16 (22.86%) HP
17 16 (22.86%) NetApp
18 15 (21.43%) DHCP
18 15 (21.43%) DNS

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 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 20 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.57%) IIS
6 4 (5.71%) JBoss
6 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (31.43%) Office 365
3 9 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.43%) IaaS
5 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) LAN
1 27 (38.57%) WAN
2 26 (37.14%) Firewall
3 15 (21.43%) DHCP
3 15 (21.43%) DNS
4 14 (20.00%) SAN
5 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
6 10 (14.29%) Wireless
7 9 (12.86%) VLAN
7 9 (12.86%) VPN
8 7 (10.00%) Unified Communications
8 7 (10.00%) WLAN
9 5 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (5.71%) IPv4
10 4 (5.71%) Network Security
10 4 (5.71%) Skype
11 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.86%) NAS
12 2 (2.86%) SNMP
12 2 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (5.71%) French Language
1 4 (5.71%) German Language
2 2 (2.86%) Automotive
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) IT Engineer
2 16 (22.86%) Support Engineer
3 15 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (17.14%) IT Support
6 11 (15.71%) IT Support Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Analyst
8 7 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
9 6 (8.57%) Consultant
9 6 (8.57%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (7.14%) Technical Support
10 5 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Clustering
3 6 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 5 (7.14%) Replication
5 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (85.71%) Windows
2 40 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
6 10 (14.29%) Linux
6 10 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 7 (10.00%) Solaris
7 7 (10.00%) Unix
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Presales
4 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.57%) High Availability
4 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (8.57%) Time Management
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 5 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.71%) Remediation Plan
6 4 (5.71%) Validation
7 3 (4.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.29%) Project Management
7 3 (4.29%) Service Management
8 2 (2.86%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.86%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.86%) VBScript
4 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (85.71%) MCSE
3 25 (35.71%) CCNA
3 25 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (15.71%) Degree
4 11 (15.71%) MCITP
5 10 (14.29%) MCP
6 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
6 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.00%) CCNP
7 7 (10.00%) CCSA
7 7 (10.00%) JNCIA
7 7 (10.00%) JNCIS
8 4 (5.71%) CCA
8 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (5.71%) MCTS
9 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.86%) MCDST
9 2 (2.86%) NCDA
System Software
1 42 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (12.86%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (11.43%) vSphere
6 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.43%) Docker
9 1 (1.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (10.00%) SCCM
3 5 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.14%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) WSUS
4 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 55 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 39 (55.71%) VMware
3 27 (38.57%) Cisco
4 17 (24.29%) Citrix
5 16 (22.86%) HP
5 16 (22.86%) NetApp
6 13 (18.57%) Juniper
7 9 (12.86%) CheckPoint
8 8 (11.43%) Veeam
9 7 (10.00%) Kaspersky
9 7 (10.00%) Palo Alto
9 7 (10.00%) SonicWALL
10 6 (8.57%) Dell
10 6 (8.57%) Sophos
11 5 (7.14%) Symantec
12 4 (5.71%) WatchGuard
13 3 (4.29%) Draytek
13 3 (4.29%) EMC
13 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
13 3 (4.29%) NETGEAR
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