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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 213 186
Rank change year-on-year +50 -27  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 63 31 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.23% 0.50% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.14% 1.93% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 69 30 37
Median salary £43,750 £33,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.57% -7.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £21,125 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £49,125 £38,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.04% -10.00%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1225 1608 1503
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.88% 26.11% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2543 2460 2792
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £22,500 £25,763
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham +39 42 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Warwickshire +6 4 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -8 2 £37,260 +2.08% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (84.34%) MCSE
3 68 (81.93%) Windows
4 67 (80.72%) Active Directory
5 62 (74.70%) Microsoft
6 48 (57.83%) Windows Server
7 46 (55.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (53.01%) VMware
9 39 (46.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (42.17%) Hyper-V
11 30 (36.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (33.73%) Data Centre
13 25 (30.12%) ITIL
14 24 (28.92%) PowerShell
14 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (27.71%) MCITP
15 23 (27.71%) Backup Exec
16 20 (24.10%) SCOM
17 19 (22.89%) NetApp
18 18 (21.69%) Citrix
18 18 (21.69%) SharePoint
18 18 (21.69%) IIS
18 18 (21.69%) vSphere
18 18 (21.69%) Azure Active Directory
19 17 (20.48%) Veeam
19 17 (20.48%) IaaS
20 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
20 16 (19.28%) Driving Licence
21 15 (18.07%) SCCM
22 14 (16.87%) SAP

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 18 (21.69%) IIS
1 18 (21.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 46 (55.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (21.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (20.48%) IaaS
4 12 (14.46%) Office 365
5 9 (10.84%) PaaS
6 2 (2.41%) SaaS
7 1 (1.20%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Firewall
2 7 (8.43%) SAN
3 6 (7.23%) NAS
3 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.82%) DNS
5 3 (3.61%) DHCP
5 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.61%) Skype
6 2 (2.41%) LAN
6 2 (2.41%) NaaS
6 2 (2.41%) VPN
6 2 (2.41%) Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.20%) WAN
7 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (1.20%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (21.69%) Consultant
3 14 (16.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (13.25%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Azure Consultant
6 8 (9.64%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) Server Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) IT Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) DBA
9 5 (6.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Principal Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Security Consultant
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.73%) Data Centre
2 16 (19.28%) Driving Licence
3 8 (9.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (9.64%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.61%) CESG
7 2 (2.41%) Clustering
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 68 (81.93%) Windows
2 48 (57.83%) Windows Server
3 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.87%) Linux
5 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.61%) Android
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (12.05%) Project Management
4 8 (9.64%) Integration Testing
5 7 (8.43%) Service Management
6 6 (7.23%) Capacity Management
6 6 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.23%) Change Control
6 6 (7.23%) Change Management
6 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (7.23%) Presales
6 6 (7.23%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.23%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (7.23%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (6.02%) High Availability
7 5 (6.02%) Migration
7 5 (6.02%) Time Management
8 4 (4.82%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (4.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
2 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 14 (16.87%) VBScript
3 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (84.34%) MCSE
3 30 (36.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (27.71%) MCITP
5 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
6 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (6.02%) CCNA
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (4.82%) MCP
10 3 (3.61%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.41%) NCDA
11 2 (2.41%) NCIE
11 2 (2.41%) NCSA
12 1 (1.20%) CCENT
12 1 (1.20%) CCNP
12 1 (1.20%) Degree
12 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (80.72%) Active Directory
2 39 (46.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (42.17%) Hyper-V
4 18 (21.69%) vSphere
5 12 (14.46%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.20%) XenApp
7 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (27.71%) Backup Exec
2 20 (24.10%) SCOM
3 15 (18.07%) SCCM
4 9 (10.84%) WSUS
5 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (7.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (4.82%) SCSM
7 2 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (2.41%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.41%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (74.70%) Microsoft
2 44 (53.01%) VMware
3 19 (22.89%) NetApp
4 18 (21.69%) Citrix
5 17 (20.48%) Veeam
6 14 (16.87%) SAP
7 10 (12.05%) Cisco
8 6 (7.23%) LANDesk
8 6 (7.23%) Remedy
8 6 (7.23%) ServiceNow
9 5 (6.02%) EMC
9 5 (6.02%) HP
10 3 (3.61%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.41%) Apple
11 2 (2.41%) Oracle
12 1 (1.20%) Cognos
12 1 (1.20%) IBM
12 1 (1.20%) Lotus
12 1 (1.20%) Sage
12 1 (1.20%) Sophos
West Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago