Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 198 244
Rank change year-on-year +64 +46 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 63 82 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.03% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.95% 3.63% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 54 69 51
Median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% -11.60%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £49,350 £60,000
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% -

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 906 2,256 2,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.98% 28.46% 26.73%
Number of salaries quoted 720 1,553 1,649
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.34% - +11.11%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for MCSA in the West Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 10 July 2020. 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
Staffordshire +29 18 £32,500 -26.55% 2
Warwickshire +43 16 £32,500 -13.33%
Shropshire +37 16 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Birmingham +23 12 £50,000 +17.65% 1
West Bromwich -3 1 £42,500 +30.77%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (80.95%) MCSE
2 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
3 49 (77.78%) Windows
4 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
5 45 (71.43%) VMware
6 36 (57.14%) ITIL
6 36 (57.14%) Azure
7 33 (52.38%) DHCP
7 33 (52.38%) DNS
8 32 (50.79%) Office 365
9 31 (49.21%) TCP/IP
10 30 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
12 25 (39.68%) Hyper-V
12 25 (39.68%) Citrix
13 24 (38.10%) SAN
14 23 (36.51%) LAN
15 22 (34.92%) WAN
16 21 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
17 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
18 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (28.57%) Data Centre
19 14 (22.22%) Server+ Certification
20 13 (20.63%) Change Management
20 13 (20.63%) Disaster Recovery
20 13 (20.63%) iSCSI
20 13 (20.63%) Cisco
20 13 (20.63%) Fibre Channel

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 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (57.14%) Azure
2 32 (50.79%) Office 365
3 9 (14.29%) AWS
4 7 (11.11%) GCP
5 6 (9.52%) Power Platform
6 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (4.76%) OneDrive
6 3 (4.76%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.59%) G Suite
7 1 (1.59%) IaaS
7 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (52.38%) DHCP
1 33 (52.38%) DNS
2 31 (49.21%) TCP/IP
3 24 (38.10%) SAN
4 23 (36.51%) LAN
5 22 (34.92%) WAN
6 13 (20.63%) Fibre Channel
6 13 (20.63%) iSCSI
7 11 (17.46%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (14.29%) VPN
9 6 (9.52%) Firewall
10 4 (6.35%) Internet
11 3 (4.76%) Skype
12 2 (3.17%) VLAN
13 1 (1.59%) NaaS
13 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Power BI
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) OLTP
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
2 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Back Office
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 5 (7.94%) IT Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Team Leader
7 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.87%) Clustering
3 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.70%) Replication
4 8 (12.70%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (11.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (12.70%) Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) Unix
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (57.14%) ITIL
2 13 (20.63%) Change Management
2 13 (20.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (17.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
5 8 (12.70%) Problem Management
5 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (12.70%) Service Management
6 7 (11.11%) Change Control
7 5 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.94%) Email Filtering
7 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.35%) Capacity Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Management
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps
9 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 7 (11.11%) Python
3 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (80.95%) MCSE
3 21 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (22.22%) Server+ Certification
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (11.11%) RHCE
6 6 (9.52%) CCNA
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (6.35%) CCNP
9 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
9 3 (4.76%) MCP
9 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.17%) CCA
10 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.17%) HNC
11 1 (1.59%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (74.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (39.68%) Hyper-V
4 11 (17.46%) vSphere
4 11 (17.46%) XenApp
5 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (11.11%) Ansible
2 7 (11.11%) Puppet
2 7 (11.11%) Terraform
3 6 (9.52%) SCOM
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (71.43%) VMware
3 25 (39.68%) Citrix
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco
5 11 (17.46%) Dell
5 11 (17.46%) Veeam
6 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.94%) Siemens
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.76%) Symantec
9 2 (3.17%) Acronis
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp
10 1 (1.59%) Aruba
10 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.59%) EMC
10 1 (1.59%) HP
10 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds