The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 60 67 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.23% 0.75% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 4.03% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Median salary £22,000 £42,500 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -48.23% +142.85%  
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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 79 124 119
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 18.16% 18.59% 20.66%
Number of salaries quoted 55 115 88
Median salary £30,500 £34,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.59% +15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,675 £49,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth +3 1 £22,000 -49.71%
MCSA
West Midlands

MCSA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Yammer
2 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft