Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 108 99
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.75% 0.24% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 1.18% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 8
Staffordshire median annual salary £26,500 £20,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.50% -33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,200 £26,000
90th Percentile £29,600 £59,200 £36,150
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +1.35%

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 273 255 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 22.62% 20.61% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 217 221 199
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,475
90th Percentile £60,500 £51,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Lichfield - 6 £26,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent +17 3 £26,000 +30.00%
MCSA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Office 365
4 5 (55.56%) VLAN
4 5 (55.56%) VoIP
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (33.33%) MCP
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) Android
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
7 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 2 (22.22%) Handset
7 2 (22.22%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) CommVault
7 2 (22.22%) Lotus
7 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

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 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VLAN
1 5 (55.56%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Thinking
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCENT
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) CommVault
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco