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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 314 225 187
Rank change year-on-year -89 -38 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 35 57 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.32% 0.70% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 3.48% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30 50 77
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,360 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -17.65%
75th Percentile £51,250 £46,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £49,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.61%

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 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 3,133 1,637 1,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 28.56% 20.07% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,544 1,033 1,356
10th Percentile £26,575 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,125 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - -3.16% +11.76%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -48 29 £42,500 +13.33% 8
East Midlands -45 6 £48,250 +9.66% 4
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) MCSE
3 28 (80.00%) Windows
4 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
5 22 (62.86%) VMware
6 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (51.43%) Azure
8 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
8 17 (48.57%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
10 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
11 11 (31.43%) MCP
11 11 (31.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (28.57%) Social Skills
12 10 (28.57%) Law
12 10 (28.57%) SQL
13 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
14 8 (22.86%) ITIL
14 8 (22.86%) Preventative Maintenance
15 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
15 7 (20.00%) DNS
16 6 (17.14%) DHCP
16 6 (17.14%) Migration
16 6 (17.14%) Backup Exec
16 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
16 6 (17.14%) Power Platform
17 5 (14.29%) Technology Roadmap
17 5 (14.29%) Mentoring

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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) Azure
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (17.14%) Power Platform
4 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.71%) AWS
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Storage
5 2 (5.71%) Cohesity
5 2 (5.71%) GCP
5 2 (5.71%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.86%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.86%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
4 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.57%) NAS
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) SD-WAN
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (14.29%) Power BI
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (28.57%) Law
1 10 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Automotive
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) DBA
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft 365 Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (11.43%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Replication
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.57%) Handset
3 3 (8.57%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.57%) Android
5 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Preventative Maintenance
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) BCP
4 5 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (14.29%) Proactive Maintenance
4 5 (14.29%) Technology Roadmap
5 4 (11.43%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) Planning and Forecasting
5 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.57%) Server Management
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Bash
3 2 (5.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) MCSE
3 11 (31.43%) MCP
3 11 (31.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.71%) CCNP
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) RHCE
7 1 (2.86%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (2.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Docker
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Backup Exec
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.71%) Puppet
4 2 (5.71%) Terraform
5 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
5 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 4 (11.43%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Commvault
4 3 (8.57%) Ivanti
4 3 (8.57%) Lotus
4 3 (8.57%) NetApp
4 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 2 (5.71%) Aruba
5 2 (5.71%) EMC
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.86%) Intel
6 1 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) Snow