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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 175 170 189
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 43 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 0.77% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.68% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 11
Average salary £33,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,728 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
1485 1605 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.40% 28.76% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1388 1157
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +6 16 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Warwickshire +3 8 £31,500 -25.88%
Staffordshire -12 4 £35,500 +42.00% 1
Coventry - 4 £30,750 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £28,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (90.77%) MCSE
2 59 (90.77%) VMware
3 57 (87.69%) Windows
4 53 (81.54%) Microsoft
5 47 (72.31%) Active Directory
6 44 (67.69%) MS Exchange
7 40 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (56.92%) MCITP
9 31 (47.69%) SAN
9 31 (47.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (41.54%) Hyper-V
11 24 (36.92%) ITIL
12 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
13 22 (33.85%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (32.31%) Dell
14 21 (32.31%) DHCP
14 21 (32.31%) DNS
15 20 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
17 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2007
17 18 (27.69%) SCCM
18 17 (26.15%) Finance
18 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
18 17 (26.15%) VPN
18 17 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2013
19 16 (24.62%) Unified Communications
19 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2003
20 15 (23.08%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 44 (67.69%) MS Exchange
2 22 (33.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (27.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (26.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (21.54%) Office Communications Server
6 14 (21.54%) Lync
7 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 4 (6.15%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.08%) Apache
9 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.54%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (47.69%) SAN
2 21 (32.31%) DHCP
2 21 (32.31%) DNS
3 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
3 17 (26.15%) VPN
4 16 (24.62%) Unified Communications
5 15 (23.08%) Firewall
6 14 (21.54%) NAS
7 9 (13.85%) VoIP
8 4 (6.15%) Internet
9 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
9 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.62%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.08%) VLAN
10 2 (3.08%) Wireless
10 2 (3.08%) Intranet
11 1 (1.54%) WAN
11 1 (1.54%) ADSL
11 1 (1.54%) LAN
11 1 (1.54%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) InstallShield
1 2 (3.08%) AdminStudio
General
1 17 (26.15%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Systems Administrator
1 22 (33.85%) Administrator
2 17 (26.15%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) Consultant
3 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Consultant
4 14 (21.54%) Exchange Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) IT Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.08%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Citrix Specialist
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.08%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Replication
2 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 57 (87.69%) Windows
2 31 (47.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
4 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (21.54%) Linux
6 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.77%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.69%) SUSE
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) ITIL
2 14 (21.54%) Project Management
2 14 (21.54%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (21.54%) Load Balancing
2 14 (21.54%) Migration
2 14 (21.54%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.77%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.08%) VBScript
3 2 (3.08%) VB
3 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (90.77%) MCSE
3 37 (56.92%) MCITP
4 20 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (23.08%) MCTS
6 14 (21.54%) Degree
7 13 (20.00%) CCNA
7 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (3.08%) CCA
9 2 (3.08%) MCP
9 2 (3.08%) CCEE
9 2 (3.08%) CCAA
9 2 (3.08%) CCIA
10 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.54%) VCP4
10 1 (1.54%) HNC
10 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (72.31%) Active Directory
2 40 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (41.54%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.31%) XenApp
5 7 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.15%) VMware Server
8 2 (3.08%) DFS Replication
8 2 (3.08%) vSphere
8 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (27.69%) SCCM
2 6 (9.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
3 2 (3.08%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.54%) WSUS
4 1 (1.54%) MOM
4 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (90.77%) VMware
2 53 (81.54%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.31%) Dell
4 14 (21.54%) Citrix
5 10 (15.38%) Cisco
6 7 (10.77%) WatchGuard
7 6 (9.23%) HP
8 5 (7.69%) IBM
8 5 (7.69%) Acronis
9 4 (6.15%) Veeam
9 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.62%) Symantec
11 2 (3.08%) Sophos
11 2 (3.08%) NetApp
11 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
11 2 (3.08%) Juniper
11 2 (3.08%) Kaseya
11 2 (3.08%) AVG
11 2 (3.08%) Kaspersky
11 2 (3.08%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hereford & Worcestershire
OCC Computer personnel
Posted: 13 days ago