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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 168 194 173
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 49 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 0.85% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 41 11 24
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,650 £31,748
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £59,250 £36,300
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -
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
1529 1292 1426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.73% 25.91% 29.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1342 1048 1251
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Birmingham +21 30 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Shropshire -1 5 £31,000 +27.83%
Warwickshire -3 5 £40,000 -38.46%
Coventry -7 4 £37,750 -9.03% 1
Staffordshire +4 1 £22,500 -35.71% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £26,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (96.51%) Windows
3 74 (86.05%) Microsoft
4 72 (83.72%) MCSE
5 70 (81.40%) VMware
6 62 (72.09%) Active Directory
7 55 (63.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (55.81%) MS Exchange
9 42 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (47.67%) Citrix
11 38 (44.19%) SAN
12 36 (41.86%) MCITP
13 35 (40.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 31 (36.05%) ITIL
14 31 (36.05%) Cisco
15 30 (34.88%) DHCP
15 30 (34.88%) DNS
15 30 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
16 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 25 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (26.74%) vSphere
19 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (25.58%) Hyper-V
20 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
21 19 (22.09%) Windows 7
22 18 (20.93%) TCP/IP
22 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2013
23 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
24 16 (18.60%) VPN
24 16 (18.60%) CCNA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 48 (55.81%) MS Exchange
2 30 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (11.63%) Lync
6 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
7 7 (8.14%) IIS
8 4 (4.65%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (2.33%) Apache
10 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.19%) SAN
2 30 (34.88%) DNS
2 30 (34.88%) DHCP
3 18 (20.93%) TCP/IP
4 16 (18.60%) VPN
5 14 (16.28%) Firewall
6 11 (12.79%) WAN
6 11 (12.79%) LAN
7 9 (10.47%) NAS
8 5 (5.81%) Wireless
8 5 (5.81%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.49%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.49%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.33%) VLAN
11 1 (1.16%) Internet
11 1 (1.16%) MPLS
11 1 (1.16%) L2TP
11 1 (1.16%) VoIP
11 1 (1.16%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.16%) Legal
2 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (26.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 19 (22.09%) Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (12.79%) Consultant
5 10 (11.63%) Wintel Support
6 8 (9.30%) Server Support
7 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Server Support Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Server Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Wintel Server Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Wintel Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.65%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.65%) COM
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.49%) HTML5
3 3 (3.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) GIS
2 4 (4.65%) EqualLogic
2 4 (4.65%) Clustering
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (96.51%) Windows
2 55 (63.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (40.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (22.09%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.44%) Linux
7 9 (10.47%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.14%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.33%) CentOS
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) ITIL
2 9 (10.47%) Migration
3 8 (9.30%) PRINCE
4 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.65%) Line Management
6 4 (4.65%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.65%) Project Management
6 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.49%) MVC
8 2 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.16%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.49%) C#
3 3 (3.49%) VBScript
3 3 (3.49%) VB
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (83.72%) MCSE
3 36 (41.86%) MCITP
4 28 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (18.60%) CCNA
7 15 (17.44%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (15.12%) Degree
9 12 (13.95%) CCA
10 11 (12.79%) CCNP
11 10 (11.63%) MCTS
11 10 (11.63%) VCP4
12 6 (6.98%) MCP
12 6 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (2.33%) CCEE
14 2 (2.33%) CCAA
14 2 (2.33%) CCIA
14 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (72.09%) Active Directory
2 42 (48.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (26.74%) vSphere
4 22 (25.58%) Hyper-V
5 13 (15.12%) XenApp
6 12 (13.95%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.81%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (4.65%) VMware Server
8 4 (4.65%) XenServer
9 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) SCCM
2 12 (13.95%) SCOM
3 11 (12.79%) Backup Exec
4 10 (11.63%) MOM
4 10 (11.63%) WSUS
5 6 (6.98%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.33%) AppDNA
6 2 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 74 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 70 (81.40%) VMware
3 41 (47.67%) Citrix
4 31 (36.05%) Cisco
5 11 (12.79%) NetApp
5 11 (12.79%) Symantec
6 10 (11.63%) Juniper
6 10 (11.63%) EMC
7 9 (10.47%) HP
7 9 (10.47%) Dell
8 5 (5.81%) Sophos
8 5 (5.81%) IBM
9 4 (4.65%) Open-E
9 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.65%) CommVault
10 2 (2.33%) AVG
10 2 (2.33%) Kaseya
10 2 (2.33%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.33%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
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Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + On Call Allowance + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Birmingham Hippodrome
Salary: Circa £25,000.00 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits / Home Working / Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 19 days ago