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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 201 194 188
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 36 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.61% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.91% 2.33% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 28 33 28
Median salary £31,250 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.08% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,750 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +2.94%
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
1621 1545 1481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.81% 26.25% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1210 1202
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -8 16 £36,250 -3.33%
Warwickshire +10 9 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Coventry +6 3 £39,000 +4.00%
Staffordshire -9 1 £20,000 -34.42%
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (85.29%) MCSE
3 57 (83.82%) Windows
4 45 (66.18%) VMware
5 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
6 39 (57.35%) Active Directory
7 35 (51.47%) MS Exchange
8 34 (50.00%) Windows Server
9 30 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (39.71%) Hyper-V
11 24 (35.29%) NetApp
12 23 (33.82%) Citrix
12 23 (33.82%) MS Excel
13 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (30.88%) MCITP
14 21 (30.88%) LAN
15 20 (29.41%) WAN
15 20 (29.41%) ITIL
16 19 (27.94%) Cisco
16 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
17 18 (26.47%) Backup Exec
18 17 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
19 16 (23.53%) Firewall
19 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
19 16 (23.53%) CCNA
20 15 (22.06%) HP
20 15 (22.06%) Linux
21 14 (20.59%) SQL Server

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 35 (51.47%) MS Exchange
2 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (16.18%) Skype for Business
4 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.88%) IIS
7 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (4.41%) JBoss
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
7 3 (4.41%) WordPress
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.29%) Office 365
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) LAN
2 20 (29.41%) WAN
3 16 (23.53%) Firewall
4 13 (19.12%) SAN
5 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.29%) VLAN
7 6 (8.82%) DHCP
7 6 (8.82%) NetScaler
7 6 (8.82%) VoIP
8 5 (7.35%) IPsec
8 5 (7.35%) L2TP
8 5 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (7.35%) Wireless
9 4 (5.88%) DNS
9 4 (5.88%) VPN
10 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.41%) Intranet
10 3 (4.41%) IPv4
10 3 (4.41%) Network Security
11 2 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (8.82%) French Language
1 6 (8.82%) German Language
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Analyst
3 12 (17.65%) IT Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) IT Support
5 9 (13.24%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Administrator
9 5 (7.35%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (5.88%) Server Analyst
10 4 (5.88%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Replication
3 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Handset
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) PDA
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (83.82%) Windows
2 34 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (22.06%) Linux
6 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (14.71%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000
9 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.94%) Solaris
10 2 (2.94%) Unix
11 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
3 8 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.29%) Time Management
5 5 (7.35%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (7.35%) Presales
5 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.35%) Project Planning
5 5 (7.35%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.88%) Project Management
6 4 (5.88%) Service Management
7 3 (4.41%) Migration
7 3 (4.41%) Validation
8 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (85.29%) MCSE
3 21 (30.88%) MCITP
4 17 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (23.53%) CCNA
5 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (11.76%) MCP
7 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.35%) Degree
8 5 (7.35%) MCTS
8 5 (7.35%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.41%) CCNP
9 3 (4.41%) MCDST
10 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
10 2 (2.94%) CCSA
10 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.94%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (57.35%) Active Directory
2 30 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (39.71%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 10 (14.71%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (11.76%) XenApp
6 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
6 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.88%) vSphere
8 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.47%) Docker
9 1 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) Backup Exec
2 12 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (16.18%) WSUS
4 9 (13.24%) SCCM
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.88%) SCOM
7 2 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 45 (66.18%) VMware
2 44 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (35.29%) NetApp
4 23 (33.82%) Citrix
5 19 (27.94%) Cisco
6 15 (22.06%) HP
7 13 (19.12%) Symantec
8 9 (13.24%) EMC
8 9 (13.24%) Kaspersky
9 8 (11.76%) Sophos
10 7 (10.29%) Juniper
10 7 (10.29%) SonicWALL
10 7 (10.29%) Veeam
11 5 (7.35%) AVG
11 5 (7.35%) Kaseya
11 5 (7.35%) Ruckus Wireless
12 4 (5.88%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.94%) Draytek
13 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
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