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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 113 113 108
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.39% 0.91% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 3.51% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 14
Median salary £50,000 £39,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.58% +21.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £30,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,500 £48,200
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 444 599 535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 24.69% 25.94% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 304 424 424
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -11.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Birmingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
3 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (55.00%) Windows
7 10 (50.00%) VMware
8 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (35.00%) Office 365
11 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (25.00%) Migration
12 5 (25.00%) DHCP
12 5 (25.00%) DNS
12 5 (25.00%) NetApp
12 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (20.00%) Presales
13 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (20.00%) Cisco
13 4 (20.00%) SAN
14 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (35.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DHCP
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) Skype
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (10.00%) SNMP
4 2 (10.00%) VLAN
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Architect
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Architect
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Presales
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.00%) Process Management
5 1 (5.00%) Records Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) MCSE
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (15.00%) NCDA
5 3 (15.00%) NCIE
6 2 (10.00%) MCITP
6 2 (10.00%) MCP
6 2 (10.00%) NCSA
7 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.00%) CCA
7 1 (5.00%) CCENT
7 1 (5.00%) CCNA
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
7 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) 3Com
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Draytek
6 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos
6 1 (5.00%) ZyXEL