Period
to 24 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 162 224
Rank change year-on-year -77 +62 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 96 49 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.90% 1.21% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 5.37% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61 44 107
10th Percentile £30,000 " £25,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £31,250 £28,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +46.15% -18.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £42,650 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £43,250 £41,000 £38,318
% change year-on-year +5.49% +7.00% -4.21%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,347 912 2,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.09% 22.61% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,411 707 2,009
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,988 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,875 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the Midlands

MCSA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the Midlands

MCSA
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -95 51 £45,000 +16.13% 15
East Midlands -42 45 £48,750 +50.00% 15
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (82.29%) VMware
3 62 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (62.50%) MCSE
5 57 (59.38%) Windows
6 54 (56.25%) Microsoft
7 51 (53.13%) Windows Server
8 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
9 43 (44.79%) vSphere
10 39 (40.63%) Data Centre
10 39 (40.63%) ITIL
11 35 (36.46%) Azure
11 35 (36.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 34 (35.42%) Microsoft 365
13 31 (32.29%) MCP
14 28 (29.17%) Cisco
14 28 (29.17%) Hyper-V
14 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
15 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
15 26 (27.08%) Server Management
16 25 (26.04%) PowerShell
16 25 (26.04%) Firewall
17 23 (23.96%) Management Information System
18 22 (22.92%) DV Cleared
18 22 (22.92%) Legacy Systems
19 21 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 21 (21.88%) SAN
20 19 (19.79%) Linux
21 18 (18.75%) LAN
22 17 (17.71%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 7 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Workfront
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.46%) Azure
2 34 (35.42%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (12.50%) AWS
3 12 (12.50%) SaaS
4 8 (8.33%) PaaS
5 5 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.17%) Power Platform
7 3 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (3.13%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (3.13%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.08%) IaaS
9 1 (1.04%) GCP
9 1 (1.04%) Slack
9 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) Firewall
2 21 (21.88%) SAN
3 18 (18.75%) LAN
4 13 (13.54%) WAN
5 12 (12.50%) DHCP
6 10 (10.42%) DNS
7 9 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.25%) VLAN
8 6 (6.25%) VPN
9 5 (5.21%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (5.21%) Wireless
10 4 (4.17%) NAS
10 4 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (3.13%) SD-WAN
11 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.08%) Network Security
13 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (1.04%) RS-232
13 1 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.17%) Power BI
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.13%) Big Data
4 3 (3.13%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (13.54%) Social Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.29%) Automotive
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.21%) Back Office
6 3 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Finance
7 2 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.08%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.04%) Fire and Rescue
8 1 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Architect
2 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Architect
2 22 (22.92%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 22 (22.92%) Technical Architect
2 22 (22.92%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 18 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Developer
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 39 (40.63%) Data Centre
2 23 (23.96%) Management Information System
3 22 (22.92%) Legacy Systems
4 5 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.13%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.13%) NHS
5 3 (3.13%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.08%) Clustering
6 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (59.38%) Windows
2 51 (53.13%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.79%) Linux
4 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (4.17%) CentOS
8 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.08%) Unix
9 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.04%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.63%) ITIL
2 26 (27.08%) Server Management
3 21 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.46%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (10.42%) Service Management
7 9 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.33%) Capacity Management
8 8 (8.33%) Migration
9 7 (7.29%) Identity Management
9 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (7.29%) Patch Management
10 6 (6.25%) Computer Science
10 6 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
10 6 (6.25%) Data Acquisition
10 6 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (6.25%) Technical Debt
11 5 (5.21%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.04%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (62.50%) MCSE
3 35 (36.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (32.29%) MCP
5 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
7 22 (22.92%) DV Cleared
8 17 (17.71%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (11.46%) Degree
10 10 (10.42%) CCNA
10 10 (10.42%) CCNP
11 8 (8.33%) VCAP
12 5 (5.21%) CCDP
12 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (2.08%) CCA
14 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (2.08%) MCITP
15 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 62 (64.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
3 43 (44.79%) vSphere
4 28 (29.17%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (8.33%) NFS
6 8 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (6.25%) XenApp
8 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.08%) Docker
10 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) SCCM
2 9 (9.38%) Ansible
2 9 (9.38%) SCOM
3 7 (7.29%) WSUS
4 5 (5.21%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.21%) vRealize
5 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.08%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.04%) Puppet
8 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.04%) Terraform
8 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 79 (82.29%) VMware
2 54 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (29.17%) Cisco
4 13 (13.54%) Citrix
5 9 (9.38%) McAfee
5 9 (9.38%) NetApp
6 7 (7.29%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.17%) Remedy
7 4 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.13%) Databricks
8 3 (3.13%) Dell
8 3 (3.13%) EMC
8 3 (3.13%) F5
8 3 (3.13%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.13%) Juniper
8 3 (3.13%) Meraki
8 3 (3.13%) SAP
8 3 (3.13%) Sophos