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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 198 181 183
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 3.10% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10 46 31
Median salary £40,250 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £30,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%

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
1042 1549 1283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.07% 26.24% 25.73%
Number of salaries quoted 798 1202 1084
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 0 7 £50,000 +25.78%
Staffordshire +1 1 £22,000 -51.11%
Worcestershire -17 1 £33,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) MCSE
3 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
4 27 (72.97%) Windows
5 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
6 23 (62.16%) Windows Server
7 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
7 19 (51.35%) VMware
8 16 (43.24%) Office 365
9 15 (40.54%) Hyper-V
10 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
13 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
14 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (27.03%) Cisco
15 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
16 8 (21.62%) SQL
16 8 (21.62%) ITIL
16 8 (21.62%) SAN
16 8 (21.62%) NetApp
16 8 (21.62%) Firewall
16 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
16 8 (21.62%) Migration
17 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
17 7 (18.92%) Citrix
17 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
17 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (18.92%) Data Centre

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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (43.24%) Office 365
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
1 8 (21.62%) SAN
2 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.51%) DHCP
3 5 (13.51%) DNS
4 4 (10.81%) LAN
4 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
5 3 (8.11%) Skype
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.41%) SNMP
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) IPv4
7 1 (2.70%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
2 5 (13.51%) Private Cloud
3 4 (10.81%) Public Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.70%) CESG
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Windows Server
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.41%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.51%) High Availability
3 4 (10.81%) Presales
3 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.70%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) MCSE
3 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) CCNA
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (13.51%) MCITP
8 4 (10.81%) Degree
8 4 (10.81%) MCP
9 3 (8.11%) CCNP
9 3 (8.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (8.11%) NCDA
9 3 (8.11%) NCIE
10 2 (5.41%) CCA
10 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (5.41%) MCTS
10 2 (5.41%) NCSA
11 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.70%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (40.54%) Hyper-V
3 14 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (18.92%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (10.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.11%) SCOM
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) VMware
3 10 (27.03%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) NetApp
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.41%) LANDesk
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
7 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
7 2 (5.41%) Veeam
8 1 (2.70%) 3Com
8 1 (2.70%) Draytek
8 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.70%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.70%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.70%) ZyXEL
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
nGeneration Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago