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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 157 160 166
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 25 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 0.74% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 3.06% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 23
Median salary £42,500 £28,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+51.78% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £26,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.15%
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
854 818 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.77% 24.37% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 735 691 712
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 - 5 £32,000 -
Stockport - 1 £52,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
3 53 (77.94%) Windows
3 53 (77.94%) MCSE
4 49 (72.06%) Active Directory
5 32 (47.06%) ITIL
5 32 (47.06%) MS Excel
6 30 (44.12%) MCP
7 28 (41.18%) Citrix
7 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
8 24 (35.29%) VMware
9 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
10 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
11 20 (29.41%) Hyper-V
11 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (27.94%) MCITP
12 19 (27.94%) Finance
12 19 (27.94%) Legal
12 19 (27.94%) VPN
12 19 (27.94%) MS Office
12 19 (27.94%) Blackberry
12 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (26.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 17 (25.00%) SCCM
15 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
15 16 (23.53%) Degree
15 16 (23.53%) VBScript
16 15 (22.06%) DHCP

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 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
2 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (26.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (17.65%) CMS
5 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.35%) IIS
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.94%) MS Office
3 14 (20.59%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) VPN
2 15 (22.06%) DHCP
2 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.18%) DNS
4 9 (13.24%) SAN
5 7 (10.29%) LAN
5 7 (10.29%) WAN
6 5 (7.35%) Firewall
7 4 (5.88%) DDNS
7 4 (5.88%) IPsec
8 2 (2.94%) VoIP
9 1 (1.47%) BGP
9 1 (1.47%) MPLS
9 1 (1.47%) OSPF
9 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
1 19 (27.94%) Legal
2 7 (10.29%) Law
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 19 (27.94%) Support Engineer
2 18 (26.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
4 15 (22.06%) Applications Support
4 15 (22.06%) Applications Support Engineer
5 14 (20.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (19.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Analyst
7 9 (13.24%) IT Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (13.24%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (10.29%) Storage Specialist
9 6 (8.82%) Consultant
9 6 (8.82%) IT Manager
10 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
10 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) COM
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Blackberry
2 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
3 4 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 28 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
4 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.94%) VMS
10 1 (1.47%) Android
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Document Management
3 12 (17.65%) Expense Management
3 12 (17.65%) Software Deployment
3 12 (17.65%) Workflow
4 6 (8.82%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (4.41%) Change Management
7 3 (4.41%) Line Management
7 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.41%) Service Management
8 2 (2.94%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.47%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.47%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 16 (23.53%) VBScript
2 6 (8.82%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) VB
4 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (77.94%) MCSE
3 30 (44.12%) MCP
4 19 (27.94%) MCITP
5 16 (23.53%) Degree
6 12 (17.65%) CCA
6 12 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (17.65%) MCT
6 12 (17.65%) MCTS
7 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (13.24%) CCNA
8 9 (13.24%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.88%) HNC
10 4 (5.88%) HND
System Software
1 49 (72.06%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (17.65%) Terminal Server
5 9 (13.24%) XenServer
6 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.94%) XenApp
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.88%) SCVMM
2 4 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.41%) WMI
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (86.76%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.18%) Citrix
3 24 (35.29%) VMware
4 15 (22.06%) iManage
5 14 (20.59%) NetApp
6 12 (17.65%) Interwoven
7 9 (13.24%) Cisco
8 6 (8.82%) HP
8 6 (8.82%) Proofpoint
9 4 (5.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (5.88%) Symantec
10 1 (1.47%) Apple
10 1 (1.47%) AppSense
10 1 (1.47%) Avaya
10 1 (1.47%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
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