Period
to 17 February 2020

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 17 February 2020 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 124 159
Rank change year-on-year -1 +35 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 61 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.73% 1.90% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 6.12% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 16 42 25
Birmingham median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +13.33% -19.79%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £30,800
90th Percentile £51,875 £87,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -23.53% +13.33% +7.14%

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 503 997 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.30% 31.05% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 449 563 603
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.48% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,750 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.40% +8.13% -

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 17 February 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 15 (83.33%) MCSE
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (61.11%) Office 365
5 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (50.00%) DHCP
5 9 (50.00%) DNS
6 8 (44.44%) Capacity Management
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
6 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
7 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 7 (38.89%) Azure
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) VPN
7 7 (38.89%) LAN
7 7 (38.89%) WAN
7 7 (38.89%) MCP
7 7 (38.89%) Data Management
8 6 (33.33%) SCCM
8 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
9 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
9 5 (27.78%) PowerShell

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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Office 365
2 7 (38.89%) Azure
3 4 (22.22%) AWS
4 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (11.11%) GCP
4 2 (11.11%) GitHub
4 2 (11.11%) IaaS
4 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
4 2 (11.11%) SaaS
5 1 (5.56%) G Suite
5 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DHCP
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
2 7 (38.89%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) Converged Networks
4 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NaaS
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 7 (38.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Support Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Support
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Support Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 8
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 10
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Capacity Management
1 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Data Management
2 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
2 7 (38.89%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Presales
5 4 (22.22%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Change Control
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) High Availability
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) VBScript
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Go
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) MCSE
3 7 (38.89%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (5.56%) CCA
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Docker
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Terraform
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (5.56%) Nagios
4 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Remedy
2 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Ivanti
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) CommVault
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds