Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 184 156
Rank change year-on-year +37 -28 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 53 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.38% 0.77% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 2.56% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56 24 34
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £36,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,500 £22,005 £23,575
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,375 £52,400
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +1.35%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 994 1404 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.86% 29.97% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 729 918 957
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Birmingham.

Salary trend for MCSA in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (86.79%) MCSE
2 46 (86.79%) Active Directory
3 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
3 44 (83.02%) Windows
4 40 (75.47%) VMware
5 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
6 31 (58.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (58.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (47.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (37.74%) Hyper-V
9 19 (35.85%) vSphere
10 18 (33.96%) MCITP
11 17 (32.08%) Linux
12 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
13 15 (28.30%) ITIL
13 15 (28.30%) NetApp
13 15 (28.30%) Veeam
13 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
15 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
16 12 (22.64%) Backup Exec
17 11 (20.75%) IIS
18 10 (18.87%) VBScript
18 10 (18.87%) Citrix
18 10 (18.87%) SAN
18 10 (18.87%) Root Cause Analysis
19 9 (16.98%) SCOM
19 9 (16.98%) Juniper
19 9 (16.98%) Cisco

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 11 (20.75%) IIS
2 9 (16.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) Apache
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.32%) IaaS
3 5 (9.43%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) PaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) SAN
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 4 (7.55%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.66%) NaaS
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) Skype
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) DHCP
6 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
1 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Office 365 Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) JSON
1 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.98%) Driving Licence
3 6 (11.32%) Replication
4 4 (7.55%) Clustering
4 4 (7.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.66%) Handset
5 3 (5.66%) PKI
5 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) AS400
6 1 (1.89%) CESG
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (83.02%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (32.08%) Linux
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.21%) Windows 10
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.55%) CentOS
8 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) HPUX
9 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (9.43%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (7.55%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.66%) Information Security
5 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Presales
5 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.77%) DevOps
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
7 1 (1.89%) Business Development
7 1 (1.89%) Change Control
7 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.89%) Service Management
7 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 13 (24.53%) Bash Shell
3 10 (18.87%) VBScript
4 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (86.79%) MCSE
3 31 (58.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (33.96%) MCITP
5 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) VCP4
6 4 (7.55%) CCNA
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.77%) MCSD
8 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
System Software
1 46 (86.79%) Active Directory
2 31 (58.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (37.74%) Hyper-V
4 19 (35.85%) vSphere
5 8 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (11.32%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Backup Exec
2 9 (16.98%) SCOM
3 8 (15.09%) vCenter Server
4 6 (11.32%) WSUS
5 5 (9.43%) MOM
6 4 (7.55%) SCCM
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.89%) SCSM
8 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 40 (75.47%) VMware
3 15 (28.30%) NetApp
3 15 (28.30%) Veeam
4 10 (18.87%) Citrix
5 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) Juniper
6 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.55%) EMC
7 4 (7.55%) SAP
7 4 (7.55%) Sophos
8 3 (5.66%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.89%) Dell
10 1 (1.89%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.89%) Remedy
10 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow