The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 142 173 148
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.05% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.93% 2.08% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 31
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% +12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £23,600 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £39,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
MCSA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
866 1108 930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.65% 27.57% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 672 934 817
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (88.00%) Microsoft
3 43 (86.00%) MCSE
4 41 (82.00%) Windows
5 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
6 26 (52.00%) Windows Server
7 24 (48.00%) MCP
8 22 (44.00%) MS Excel
8 22 (44.00%) VMware
9 21 (42.00%) Citrix
9 21 (42.00%) MCITP
10 18 (36.00%) ITIL
11 17 (34.00%) Degree
11 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
13 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (26.00%) MCTS
15 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
15 12 (24.00%) LAN
15 12 (24.00%) WAN
15 12 (24.00%) VPN
15 12 (24.00%) CCA
15 12 (24.00%) Citrix Certification
15 12 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (20.00%) NetApp
17 10 (20.00%) MS Office
17 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
17 10 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.00%) CMS
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (44.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) LAN
1 12 (24.00%) VPN
1 12 (24.00%) WAN
2 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) DHCP
3 6 (12.00%) SAN
4 5 (10.00%) DDNS
4 5 (10.00%) IPsec
5 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 3 (6.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) VoIP
7 1 (2.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Legal
3 3 (6.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) IT Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Applications Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Consultant
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (14.00%) Storage Specialist
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (12.00%) Server Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Account Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 5 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Account Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.00%) COM
1 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) High Availability
3 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.00%) Identity Management
4 5 (10.00%) Presales
4 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.00%) Document Management
5 4 (8.00%) Expense Management
5 4 (8.00%) Software Deployment
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow
6 3 (6.00%) Change Management
6 3 (6.00%) CRM
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) VBScript
2 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) VB
4 3 (6.00%) VBA
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (86.00%) MCSE
3 24 (48.00%) MCP
4 21 (42.00%) MCITP
5 17 (34.00%) Degree
6 13 (26.00%) MCTS
7 12 (24.00%) CCA
7 12 (24.00%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.00%) MCT
11 1 (2.00%) CCNA
11 1 (2.00%) CCNP
11 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (2.00%) HNC
11 1 (2.00%) HND
11 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (2.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.00%) XenServer
5 4 (8.00%) Terminal Server
6 3 (6.00%) XenApp
7 2 (4.00%) vSphere
7 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
1 5 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.00%) VMware
3 21 (42.00%) Citrix
4 10 (20.00%) NetApp
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco
6 5 (10.00%) 3PAR
6 5 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) iManage
7 4 (8.00%) Interwoven
8 2 (4.00%) AppSense
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
9 1 (2.00%) Apple
9 1 (2.00%) Brocade
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) Juniper
9 1 (2.00%) Nokia
9 1 (2.00%) Proofpoint
9 1 (2.00%) Red Gate
9 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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