Period
to 2 December 2020

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 6 months to 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 52 70
Rank change year-on-year +19 +18 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 22 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.26% 3.67% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.33% 20.18% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 2
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -0.62% +51.89%
10th Percentile £40,625 £31,250 £40,050
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £40,450
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% +6.25%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 45 109 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.92% 18.17% 21.01%
Number of salaries quoted 36 93 121
Median annual salary £38,782 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.42% -1.32% +15.15%
10th Percentile £27,893 £24,600 £25,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £50,250
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% +3.66%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (83.33%) AWS
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) Puppet
2 5 (83.33%) RHCE
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Python
2 5 (83.33%) Ansible
2 5 (83.33%) GCP
2 5 (83.33%) Private Cloud
2 5 (83.33%) Terraform
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Azure
2 5 (83.33%) AWS
2 5 (83.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) RHCE
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
1 5 (83.33%) Puppet
1 5 (83.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft