Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 271 259
Rank change year-on-year +38 -12 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 92 71 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 0.62% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.91% 2.35% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 88 58 59
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.03% -14.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,100 £20,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +4.35%

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2354 3019 2754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.48% 26.37% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1815 2212 2191
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,975 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Birmingham +37 53 £42,500 +21.43%
Staffordshire +21 9 £26,500 +32.50%
Worcestershire -6 7 £35,000 +27.27%
Shropshire - 7 £55,000 -
Warwickshire -9 4 £38,250 +17.69%
Coventry +4 2 £33,510 -21.61%
Solihull -3 2 £35,000 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (84.78%) Windows
3 72 (78.26%) MCSE
4 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
5 70 (76.09%) Active Directory
6 61 (66.30%) VMware
7 54 (58.70%) Windows Server
8 48 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 39 (42.39%) Hyper-V
9 39 (42.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (33.70%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (32.61%) MCITP
12 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
14 23 (25.00%) vSphere
14 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
15 22 (23.91%) SAN
15 22 (23.91%) ITIL
16 21 (22.83%) Linux
17 20 (21.74%) Backup Exec
18 19 (20.65%) NetApp
18 19 (20.65%) Root Cause Analysis
18 19 (20.65%) Office 365
19 18 (19.57%) Veeam
19 18 (19.57%) SCOM
20 17 (18.48%) WSUS
20 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
21 16 (17.39%) Bash Shell
21 16 (17.39%) Cisco
22 15 (16.30%) SQL Server

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 15 (16.30%) IIS
2 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.26%) Apache
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 31 (33.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (20.65%) Office 365
3 9 (9.78%) IaaS
4 8 (8.70%) PaaS
5 4 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.17%) SaaS
8 1 (1.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.91%) SAN
2 14 (15.22%) DNS
3 13 (14.13%) Firewall
4 10 (10.87%) NAS
5 9 (9.78%) DHCP
6 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.52%) VoIP
7 5 (5.43%) VLAN
8 4 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.35%) LAN
8 4 (4.35%) WAN
9 3 (3.26%) NaaS
10 2 (2.17%) Skype
10 2 (2.17%) VPN
11 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.09%) Network Security
11 1 (1.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (3.26%) Power BI
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MSBuild
1 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Storage Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Technical Support
6 6 (6.52%) Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Server Support
6 6 (6.52%) Technical Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) WAP
2 3 (3.26%) JSON
2 3 (3.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.87%) Clustering
3 9 (9.78%) Driving Licence
4 6 (6.52%) Replication
5 5 (5.43%) Handset
6 4 (4.35%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.26%) PKI
7 3 (3.26%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.09%) AS400
9 1 (1.09%) CESG
9 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.09%) iPad
9 1 (1.09%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 78 (84.78%) Windows
2 54 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (22.83%) Linux
5 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.61%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.35%) CentOS
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.26%) Android
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.91%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (9.78%) Service Management
4 8 (8.70%) Change Management
4 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (7.61%) Project Management
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.52%) Presales
6 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (6.52%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (5.43%) Line Management
7 5 (5.43%) Migration
7 5 (5.43%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.35%) Hardware Maintenance
8 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.26%) Business Continuity Planning
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 13 (14.13%) SQL
3 13 (14.13%) VBScript
4 4 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (78.26%) MCSE
3 39 (42.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 30 (32.61%) MCITP
5 8 (8.70%) CCNA
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.52%) MCP
6 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.43%) VCP4
8 3 (3.26%) MCSD
9 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.09%) CCENT
10 1 (1.09%) CCNP
10 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.09%) Degree
10 1 (1.09%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 48 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (42.39%) Hyper-V
4 23 (25.00%) vSphere
5 9 (9.78%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (7.61%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (6.52%) UAG
8 2 (2.17%) XenApp
8 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (21.74%) Backup Exec
2 18 (19.57%) SCOM
3 17 (18.48%) WSUS
4 14 (15.22%) SCCM
5 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (8.70%) vCenter Server
7 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (5.43%) MOM
9 4 (4.35%) NetBackup
10 2 (2.17%) SCDPM
11 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
11 1 (1.09%) SCSM
11 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
11 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 71 (77.17%) Microsoft
2 61 (66.30%) VMware
3 19 (20.65%) NetApp
4 18 (19.57%) Veeam
5 16 (17.39%) Cisco
6 14 (15.22%) Citrix
7 9 (9.78%) Juniper
8 7 (7.61%) HP
9 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.43%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.35%) EMC
10 4 (4.35%) SAP
10 4 (4.35%) Sophos
11 3 (3.26%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.26%) LANDesk
11 3 (3.26%) Lotus
11 3 (3.26%) Remedy
11 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.17%) Nimble Storage