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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 153 155 159
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 2.61% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 20
Median salary £41,250 £30,250 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -10.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £26,500 £19,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,750 £48,050
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
859 920 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.60% 27.26% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 748 745 701
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,800 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Altrincham - 4 £32,000 -
Stockport - 1 £52,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (83.10%) Microsoft
3 57 (80.28%) MCSE
4 55 (77.46%) Windows
5 53 (74.65%) Active Directory
6 34 (47.89%) ITIL
7 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
8 31 (43.66%) MCP
9 29 (40.85%) MS Excel
10 28 (39.44%) VMware
11 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
11 27 (38.03%) Citrix
12 23 (32.39%) MCITP
12 23 (32.39%) Hyper-V
13 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (29.58%) VPN
15 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
16 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (26.76%) MS Office
17 18 (25.35%) Finance
17 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
18 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
18 17 (23.94%) Legal
18 17 (23.94%) Degree
19 16 (22.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 16 (22.54%) DHCP
19 16 (22.54%) VBScript
20 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
20 15 (21.13%) NetApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (22.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (14.08%) CMS
6 7 (9.86%) IIS
7 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (40.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.76%) MS Office
3 12 (16.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.58%) VPN
2 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
3 16 (22.54%) DHCP
4 12 (16.90%) LAN
4 12 (16.90%) WAN
5 11 (15.49%) SAN
6 10 (14.08%) DNS
7 6 (8.45%) DDNS
7 6 (8.45%) IPsec
8 5 (7.04%) Firewall
9 3 (4.23%) VLAN
10 2 (2.82%) VoIP
11 1 (1.41%) BGP
11 1 (1.41%) Internet
11 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.41%) MPLS
11 1 (1.41%) NAS
11 1 (1.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Legal
3 7 (9.86%) Law
4 4 (5.63%) Banking
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) Support Engineer
3 15 (21.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (21.13%) Applications Engineer
4 13 (18.31%) Analyst
4 13 (18.31%) Applications Support
4 13 (18.31%) Applications Support Engineer
5 12 (16.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (15.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) IT Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (11.27%) Storage Specialist
8 7 (9.86%) Consultant
8 7 (9.86%) Server Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) Server Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (7.04%) Service Manager
10 5 (7.04%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) COM
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.45%) HP StoreVirtual
3 6 (8.45%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
5 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (77.46%) Windows
2 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
5 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.82%) VMS
10 1 (1.41%) Android
10 1 (1.41%) Linux
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Document Management
3 10 (14.08%) Expense Management
3 10 (14.08%) Software Deployment
3 10 (14.08%) Workflow
4 8 (11.27%) High Availability
5 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.45%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.63%) Migration
7 4 (5.63%) Project Management
8 3 (4.23%) Change Management
8 3 (4.23%) CRM
8 3 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.23%) Service Management
9 2 (2.82%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.82%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (1.41%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) VBScript
2 14 (19.72%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.86%) SQL
4 6 (8.45%) VB
5 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (80.28%) MCSE
3 31 (43.66%) MCP
4 23 (32.39%) MCITP
5 17 (23.94%) Degree
6 14 (19.72%) CCA
6 14 (19.72%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (19.72%) MCTS
7 13 (18.31%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (15.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (14.08%) MCT
10 9 (12.68%) CCNA
10 9 (12.68%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
13 4 (5.63%) HNC
13 4 (5.63%) HND
14 1 (1.41%) CCNP
14 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 53 (74.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (32.39%) Hyper-V
3 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (15.49%) XenServer
5 10 (14.08%) Terminal Server
6 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.23%) XenApp
8 2 (2.82%) vSphere
9 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.63%) SCVMM
3 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (4.23%) WMI
5 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (83.10%) Microsoft
2 28 (39.44%) VMware
3 27 (38.03%) Citrix
4 15 (21.13%) NetApp
5 13 (18.31%) iManage
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco
6 10 (14.08%) Interwoven
7 7 (9.86%) HP
8 6 (8.45%) 3PAR
8 6 (8.45%) Proofpoint
9 4 (5.63%) Symantec
10 3 (4.23%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (2.82%) Apple
11 2 (2.82%) AppSense
12 1 (1.41%) Avaya
12 1 (1.41%) Brocade
12 1 (1.41%) Dell
12 1 (1.41%) EMC
12 1 (1.41%) Juniper
12 1 (1.41%) Nokia
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago