Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 September 2021 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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 88 141
Rank change year-on-year -61 +53 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 4 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.85% 0.42% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.28% 1.96% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 18
10th Percentile £29,400 £35,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £38,750 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -18.00% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £47,500 £54,375 £43,750
90th Percentile " £54,750 £51,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% -0.62%

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 631 204 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.96% 21.29% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 450 158 517
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,700 £26,750
25th Percentile £42,125 £37,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.56% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £72,500 £58,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £68,750 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.67%

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 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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 27 (100.00%) MCSE
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) VMware
3 22 (81.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (81.48%) MCP
3 22 (81.48%) SC Cleared
3 22 (81.48%) DV Cleared
3 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
3 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (81.48%) vSphere
3 22 (81.48%) Data Centre
3 22 (81.48%) Server Management
3 22 (81.48%) Management Information System
3 22 (81.48%) Legacy Systems
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
4 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
5 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
5 3 (11.11%) MCITP
5 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
5 3 (11.11%) Clustering
5 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows
5 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (11.11%) High Availability

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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (7.41%) AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
General
1 2 (7.41%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Technical Architect
1 22 (81.48%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Data Centre
1 22 (81.48%) Legacy Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Server Management
2 3 (11.11%) High Availability
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) ITSM
3 2 (7.41%) Proactive Maintenance
3 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (7.41%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) MCSE
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (81.48%) DV Cleared
2 22 (81.48%) MCP
2 22 (81.48%) SC Cleared
2 22 (81.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (81.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.11%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) CCA
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (81.48%) vSphere
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (88.89%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) Veeam
3 2 (7.41%) Zscaler