Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 138 165
Rank change year-on-year +48 +27 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 20 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.74% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 3.29% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 27
Median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -22.73% +20.88%
10th Percentile £34,375 £25,000 £37,250
90th Percentile £52,125 £45,750 £87,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -2.86%

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 199 608 1,243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.87% 22.40% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 133 515 703
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,200 £26,750 £24,900
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% +1.12% +9.63%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Birmingham.

Salary trend for MCSA in Birmingham

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Server Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (33.33%) VMware