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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 148 163 165
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 33 23 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.65% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 2.25% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 22
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £24,250 £19,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £49,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
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
824 1020 869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.66% 28.81% 22.06%
Number of salaries quoted 709 808 703
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £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 5 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 5 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 - 3 £32,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (81.82%) MCSE
2 54 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 52 (78.79%) Windows
4 51 (77.27%) Active Directory
5 33 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 31 (46.97%) ITIL
7 29 (43.94%) MCP
8 26 (39.39%) VMware
9 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
9 25 (37.88%) Citrix
10 23 (34.85%) MS Excel
10 23 (34.85%) MCITP
11 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (31.82%) Hyper-V
12 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (28.79%) VPN
14 17 (25.76%) MS Office
14 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
14 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
15 16 (24.24%) Finance
16 15 (22.73%) Legal
16 15 (22.73%) CCA
16 15 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (22.73%) NetApp
16 15 (22.73%) Degree
17 14 (21.21%) MCTS
17 14 (21.21%) Blackberry
17 14 (21.21%) 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 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (25.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (19.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (12.12%) CMS
6 7 (10.61%) IIS
7 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (34.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.76%) MS Office
3 10 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.58%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.79%) VPN
2 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
3 14 (21.21%) DHCP
4 12 (18.18%) LAN
4 12 (18.18%) WAN
5 10 (15.15%) SAN
6 9 (13.64%) DNS
7 6 (9.09%) DDNS
7 6 (9.09%) IPsec
8 5 (7.58%) Firewall
9 3 (4.55%) VLAN
10 2 (3.03%) VoIP
11 1 (1.52%) BGP
11 1 (1.52%) Internet
11 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.52%) MPLS
11 1 (1.52%) NAS
11 1 (1.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 15 (22.73%) Legal
3 7 (10.61%) Law
4 4 (6.06%) Banking
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Applications Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) Applications Support
5 11 (16.67%) Applications Support Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
6 10 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 8 (12.12%) Storage Specialist
9 7 (10.61%) Consultant
9 7 (10.61%) Server Analyst
10 6 (9.09%) Server Engineer
10 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (7.58%) Service Manager
11 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) COM
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Blackberry
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (9.09%) HP StoreVirtual
3 6 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
6 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (78.79%) Windows
2 33 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
5 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) VMS
10 1 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (1.52%) Linux
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.97%) ITIL
2 10 (15.15%) Document Management
3 8 (12.12%) Expense Management
3 8 (12.12%) Software Deployment
3 8 (12.12%) Workflow
4 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.61%) High Availability
5 6 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) CRM
6 3 (4.55%) Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Project Management
6 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.55%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.03%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.52%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) VBScript
2 12 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) VB
4 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (81.82%) MCSE
3 29 (43.94%) MCP
4 23 (34.85%) MCITP
5 15 (22.73%) CCA
5 15 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (22.73%) Degree
6 14 (21.21%) MCTS
7 12 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (13.64%) CCNA
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (12.12%) MCT
11 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 4 (6.06%) HNC
12 4 (6.06%) HND
13 1 (1.52%) CCNP
13 1 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 51 (77.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (16.67%) XenServer
5 8 (12.12%) Terminal Server
6 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.06%) XenApp
7 2 (3.03%) vSphere
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) SCCM
2 6 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.55%) WMI
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) VMware
3 25 (37.88%) Citrix
4 15 (22.73%) NetApp
5 11 (16.67%) iManage
6 10 (15.15%) Cisco
7 8 (12.12%) Interwoven
8 6 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 6 (9.09%) HP
9 5 (7.58%) Proofpoint
10 3 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (4.55%) Symantec
11 2 (3.03%) Apple
11 2 (3.03%) AppSense
12 1 (1.52%) Brocade
12 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.52%) Dell
12 1 (1.52%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.52%) Nokia
12 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
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