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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 127 123
Rank change year-on-year +38 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 43 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.18% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.51% 1.98% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 43 13 14
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £49,500 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 505 655 669
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 25.63% 28.04% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 384 426 527
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.59%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (86.00%) MCSE
3 40 (80.00%) Active Directory
4 39 (78.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
6 35 (70.00%) Windows
7 22 (44.00%) VMware
8 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
9 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
10 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
11 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
11 16 (32.00%) SCOM
11 16 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (32.00%) NetApp
12 15 (30.00%) ITIL
12 15 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (28.00%) IaaS
14 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
15 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
15 11 (22.00%) MCITP
16 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (20.00%) SQL
16 10 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (16.00%) PaaS
18 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
18 8 (16.00%) Private Cloud
19 7 (14.00%) Driving Licence
19 7 (14.00%) SCCM

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 6 (12.00%) IIS
1 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 14 (28.00%) IaaS
4 8 (16.00%) PaaS
5 5 (10.00%) Office 365
6 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
1 3 (6.00%) Skype
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) NaaS
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Azure Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) DBA
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Principal Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.00%) Private Cloud
3 7 (14.00%) Driving Licence
4 6 (12.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (6.00%) CESG
8 2 (4.00%) Clustering
8 2 (4.00%) PKI
9 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.00%) Android
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 5 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.00%) Presales
6 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Data Management
7 2 (4.00%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (14.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (86.00%) MCSE
3 16 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.00%) MCITP
5 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (4.00%) A+ Certification
7 2 (4.00%) NCDA
7 2 (4.00%) NCIE
7 2 (4.00%) NCSA
8 1 (2.00%) CCENT
8 1 (2.00%) CCNA
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 40 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (38.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) SCOM
2 7 (14.00%) SCCM
3 6 (12.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (8.00%) SCSM
5 2 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.00%) VMware
3 16 (32.00%) NetApp
4 6 (12.00%) Citrix
4 6 (12.00%) SAP
4 6 (12.00%) Veeam
5 5 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) 3Com
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Draytek
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.00%) Sage
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos
7 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL