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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 183 176 174
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 43 28 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.75% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 1.92% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 36 25 21
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £31,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
1610 1457 1345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.01% 27.74% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1226 1109
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,564 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 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 October 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 +10 28 £37,000 +2.06% 3
Warwickshire -3 9 £37,500 -11.76%
Coventry - 3 £41,000 -
Staffordshire -15 1 £37,500 +11.94%
Shropshire - 1 £28,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (97.18%) Windows
3 64 (90.14%) VMware
4 63 (88.73%) MCSE
5 59 (83.10%) Microsoft
6 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
7 46 (64.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (64.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (61.97%) MS Exchange
9 37 (52.11%) MCITP
10 32 (45.07%) SAN
11 30 (42.25%) DHCP
11 30 (42.25%) DNS
12 28 (39.44%) ITIL
12 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (38.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (36.62%) Citrix
14 26 (36.62%) Hyper-V
15 25 (35.21%) Windows 7
15 25 (35.21%) Exchange Server 2010
16 22 (30.99%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (29.58%) Finance
18 20 (28.17%) Cisco
18 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
18 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
19 19 (26.76%) VPN
20 18 (25.35%) Dell
20 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2013
21 17 (23.94%) SCCM
22 16 (22.54%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (61.97%) MS Exchange
2 25 (35.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (30.99%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (21.13%) Lync
5 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (12.68%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
8 6 (8.45%) IIS
9 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Exchequer
1 1 (1.41%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (45.07%) SAN
2 30 (42.25%) DHCP
2 30 (42.25%) DNS
3 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
4 19 (26.76%) VPN
5 11 (15.49%) Unified Communications
6 9 (12.68%) NAS
7 8 (11.27%) Firewall
8 6 (8.45%) Wireless
8 6 (8.45%) LAN
8 6 (8.45%) WAN
9 4 (5.63%) VoIP
9 4 (5.63%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.63%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (4.23%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.82%) Internet
11 2 (2.82%) VLAN
12 1 (1.41%) IPsec
12 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.82%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (18.31%) Systems Administrator
2 13 (18.31%) Administrator
3 12 (16.90%) Consultant
4 11 (15.49%) Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Consultant
6 9 (12.68%) Support Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) Exchange Consultant
7 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Wintel Support
9 5 (7.04%) Server Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Server Support
10 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.63%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) IT Manager
10 4 (5.63%) Systems Manager
10 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (5.63%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.82%) jQuery
2 2 (2.82%) HTML5
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) GIS
2 4 (5.63%) EqualLogic
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (97.18%) Windows
2 46 (64.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (39.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (35.21%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.68%) Windows 8
6 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.45%) Linux
8 2 (2.82%) SUSE
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) ITIL
2 14 (19.72%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.68%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (12.68%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (12.68%) Project Management
3 9 (12.68%) Migration
4 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.82%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.82%) MVC
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.82%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.41%) Line Management
7 1 (1.41%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
3 3 (4.23%) VB
4 2 (2.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (88.73%) MCSE
3 37 (52.11%) MCITP
4 27 (38.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (21.13%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (19.72%) Degree
7 12 (16.90%) MCTS
8 10 (14.08%) CCNA
9 8 (11.27%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (9.86%) CCNP
11 6 (8.45%) MCP
11 6 (8.45%) VCP4
12 5 (7.04%) CCA
13 2 (2.82%) CCEE
13 2 (2.82%) CCAA
13 2 (2.82%) CCIA
13 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (1.41%) HNC
14 1 (1.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (77.46%) Active Directory
2 46 (64.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (36.62%) Hyper-V
4 13 (18.31%) XenApp
5 12 (16.90%) vSphere
6 7 (9.86%) VMware ESX
7 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.63%) VMware Server
8 4 (5.63%) XenServer
9 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) SCCM
2 8 (11.27%) SCOM
2 8 (11.27%) Backup Exec
3 6 (8.45%) WSUS
3 6 (8.45%) MOM
4 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.82%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (90.14%) VMware
2 59 (83.10%) Microsoft
3 26 (36.62%) Citrix
4 20 (28.17%) Cisco
5 18 (25.35%) Dell
6 8 (11.27%) Symantec
7 7 (9.86%) NetApp
7 7 (9.86%) EMC
7 7 (9.86%) HP
8 5 (7.04%) Juniper
8 5 (7.04%) Sophos
9 4 (5.63%) WatchGuard
9 4 (5.63%) CommVault
9 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.63%) Open-E
10 3 (4.23%) IBM
11 2 (2.82%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.82%) Kaseya
11 2 (2.82%) Acronis
11 2 (2.82%) AVG
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £47500 per annum + car allowance + bens.
Posted: 6 days ago