The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 175 189
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 35 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.63% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 2.27% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30 35 9
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,873 £25,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1498 1545 1316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 27.88% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1324 1106
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
Warwickshire +5 10 £31,500 -25.88%
Birmingham 0 10 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Staffordshire -9 4 £35,500 +42.00% 1
Coventry - 4 £30,750 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (88.89%) MCSE
2 48 (88.89%) VMware
3 44 (81.48%) Windows
4 43 (79.63%) Microsoft
5 38 (70.37%) Active Directory
6 36 (66.67%) MS Exchange
7 30 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (51.85%) MCITP
9 26 (48.15%) SAN
10 23 (42.59%) Hyper-V
11 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (37.04%) SQL Server
12 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
13 18 (33.33%) ITIL
13 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (31.48%) Dell
15 15 (27.78%) Project Management
15 15 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (27.78%) Migration
15 15 (27.78%) Unified Communications
16 14 (25.93%) SCCM
16 14 (25.93%) DHCP
16 14 (25.93%) VPN
16 14 (25.93%) DNS
17 13 (24.07%) Technical Architecture
17 13 (24.07%) Degree
17 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2007
17 13 (24.07%) NAS
17 13 (24.07%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 36 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (24.07%) Lync
3 13 (24.07%) Office Communications Server
3 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.70%) Apache
5 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.85%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) SAN
2 15 (27.78%) Unified Communications
3 14 (25.93%) DHCP
3 14 (25.93%) VPN
3 14 (25.93%) DNS
4 13 (24.07%) NAS
5 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 12 (22.22%) Firewall
6 9 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (5.56%) Internet
7 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.70%) Intranet
9 1 (1.85%) PBX
9 1 (1.85%) Wireless
9 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) DTS
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Systems Administrator
1 21 (38.89%) Administrator
2 16 (29.63%) Consultant
3 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Consultant
3 14 (25.93%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (24.07%) Exchange Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) IT Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Support
7 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Architect
9 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Replication
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (20.37%) Linux
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 5 (9.26%) SUSE
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 15 (27.78%) Project Management
2 15 (27.78%) Migration
3 13 (24.07%) Technical Architecture
3 13 (24.07%) Technical Analysis
4 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
5 9 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.96%) Data Protection
7 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.70%) High Availability
8 2 (3.70%) Change Control
8 2 (3.70%) Analytics
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
3 1 (1.85%) VB
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (88.89%) MCSE
3 28 (51.85%) MCITP
4 15 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (24.07%) Degree
5 13 (24.07%) MCTS
6 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (20.37%) CCNA
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.70%) OCP
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCP
8 1 (1.85%) HNC
8 1 (1.85%) HND
8 1 (1.85%) CCA
8 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.85%) CCEE
8 1 (1.85%) CCAA
8 1 (1.85%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 30 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (42.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.26%) XenApp
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.70%) vSphere
6 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.70%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.85%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 48 (88.89%) VMware
2 43 (79.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (31.48%) Dell
4 10 (18.52%) Cisco
5 9 (16.67%) Citrix
6 7 (12.96%) WatchGuard
7 5 (9.26%) IBM
7 5 (9.26%) Acronis
8 4 (7.41%) Veeam
8 4 (7.41%) HP
9 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.70%) Juniper
9 2 (3.70%) Mercator
9 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 2 (3.70%) SAP
10 1 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.85%) Sage
10 1 (1.85%) Google
10 1 (1.85%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.85%) Draytek
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + pension + Healtcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
The Metropolitan Police Service
Posted: 4 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago