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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 201 180 177
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 38 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.72% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.96% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 34 39
Median salary £48,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £32,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £45,000 £48,800
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
1124 1282 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.00% 24.45% 26.53%
Number of salaries quoted 828 1009 1147
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,780 £60,000 £60,000
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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -18 12 £48,750 +36.36%
Staffordshire -2 1 £22,000 +10.00%
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (88.33%) MCSE
3 50 (83.33%) Windows
4 48 (80.00%) Microsoft
5 36 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
7 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 31 (51.67%) VMware
9 29 (48.33%) Hyper-V
10 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
11 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (36.67%) Office 365
13 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 21 (35.00%) Firewall
14 19 (31.67%) Cisco
14 19 (31.67%) CCNA
14 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (30.00%) LAN
15 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (28.33%) WAN
16 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
17 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (25.00%) ITIL
19 14 (23.33%) Citrix
20 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (21.67%) HP
21 12 (20.00%) SAN
21 12 (20.00%) DHCP

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 24 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (21.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.67%) Skype for Business
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.33%) IIS
6 3 (5.00%) JBoss
6 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (38.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (36.67%) Office 365
3 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (11.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) Firewall
2 18 (30.00%) LAN
3 17 (28.33%) WAN
4 12 (20.00%) DHCP
4 12 (20.00%) DNS
4 12 (20.00%) SAN
5 9 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (13.33%) VLAN
7 7 (11.67%) VPN
7 7 (11.67%) Wireless
8 6 (10.00%) Unified Communications
9 5 (8.33%) WLAN
10 3 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.00%) Skype
11 2 (3.33%) IPv4
11 2 (3.33%) NAS
11 2 (3.33%) Network Security
11 2 (3.33%) SNMP
12 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (5.00%) French Language
1 3 (5.00%) German Language
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) IT Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (18.33%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) IT Support
5 8 (13.33%) Consultant
5 8 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Architect
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.67%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) CESG
6 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (83.33%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 23 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.00%) Linux
5 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.33%) Solaris
6 5 (8.33%) Unix
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.33%) Android
9 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.00%) High Availability
3 6 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 5 (8.33%) Presales
4 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Time Management
6 3 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.00%) Validation
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.33%) DevOps
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (88.33%) MCSE
3 21 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (31.67%) CCNA
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
6 9 (15.00%) Degree
6 9 (15.00%) MCITP
6 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (13.33%) MCP
8 5 (8.33%) CCNP
8 5 (8.33%) CCSA
8 5 (8.33%) JNCIA
8 5 (8.33%) JNCIS
9 4 (6.67%) CCA
9 4 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (5.00%) DBS Check
10 3 (5.00%) MCTS
10 3 (5.00%) NCDA
10 3 (5.00%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (48.33%) Hyper-V
3 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (10.00%) vSphere
6 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.67%) Docker
7 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (10.00%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.67%) SCOM
3 4 (6.67%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 48 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (51.67%) VMware
3 19 (31.67%) Cisco
4 14 (23.33%) Citrix
5 13 (21.67%) HP
6 11 (18.33%) NetApp
7 8 (13.33%) Juniper
8 7 (11.67%) CheckPoint
9 6 (10.00%) SonicWALL
9 6 (10.00%) Sophos
9 6 (10.00%) Veeam
10 5 (8.33%) Dell
10 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
11 4 (6.67%) Kaspersky
11 4 (6.67%) Symantec
11 4 (6.67%) WatchGuard
12 3 (5.00%) EMC
13 2 (3.33%) Draytek
13 2 (3.33%) Intel Security
13 2 (3.33%) NETGEAR
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
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