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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 162 141 171
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.86% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 3.55% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21 29 17
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
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
1049 902 1116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.58% 24.27% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 896 797 938
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (92.45%) Microsoft
3 41 (77.36%) MCSE
4 40 (75.47%) Active Directory
5 38 (71.70%) Windows
5 38 (71.70%) Citrix
6 35 (66.04%) VMware
7 29 (54.72%) MS Exchange
8 28 (52.83%) MS Excel
8 28 (52.83%) MCITP
9 27 (50.94%) Hyper-V
10 23 (43.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (37.74%) ITIL
12 20 (37.74%) MCP
13 19 (35.85%) SAN
14 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (33.96%) CCNA
15 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (28.30%) CCA
16 15 (28.30%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (24.53%) DNS
19 12 (22.64%) DHCP
19 12 (22.64%) Firewall
19 12 (22.64%) MCTS
20 11 (20.75%) Cisco
20 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
21 10 (18.87%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 29 (54.72%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (11.32%) Lync
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) TPMS
5 1 (1.89%) Moodle
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
Applications
1 28 (52.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) SAN
2 13 (24.53%) DNS
3 12 (22.64%) DHCP
3 12 (22.64%) Firewall
4 8 (15.09%) NAS
5 7 (13.21%) VLAN
5 7 (13.21%) LAN
5 7 (13.21%) WAN
6 6 (11.32%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
7 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
7 5 (9.43%) VoIP
8 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.66%) VPN
9 3 (5.66%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.89%) Network Security
10 1 (1.89%) Wireless
10 1 (1.89%) Intranet
10 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
1 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Support Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 12 (22.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (18.87%) Service Analyst
5 9 (16.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Server Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (7.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
7 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) IT Support
8 3 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Life Science
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.89%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.89%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
6 7 (13.21%) Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
3 6 (11.32%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.66%) Information Assurance
5 3 (5.66%) Change Control
5 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.66%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) Change Management
7 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.89%) Document Management
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.89%) ERP
7 1 (1.89%) Line Management
7 1 (1.89%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.89%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) C
2 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (77.36%) MCSE
3 28 (52.83%) MCITP
4 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (37.74%) MCP
6 18 (33.96%) CCNA
6 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (28.30%) CCA
7 15 (28.30%) Citrix Certification
8 12 (22.64%) MCTS
9 6 (11.32%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.77%) CCEE
11 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.89%) MCSD
12 1 (1.89%) HNC
12 1 (1.89%) HND
12 1 (1.89%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
1 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (75.47%) Active Directory
2 27 (50.94%) Hyper-V
3 23 (43.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.21%) XenDesktop
4 7 (13.21%) vSphere
5 6 (11.32%) NFS
5 6 (11.32%) Xen
5 6 (11.32%) XenApp
5 6 (11.32%) XenServer
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 9 (16.98%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (92.45%) Microsoft
2 38 (71.70%) Citrix
3 35 (66.04%) VMware
4 11 (20.75%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) HP
6 8 (15.09%) Symantec
7 7 (13.21%) NetApp
8 5 (9.43%) McAfee
8 5 (9.43%) Sophos
9 4 (7.55%) Dell
10 1 (1.89%) Juniper
10 1 (1.89%) SAP
10 1 (1.89%) Adobe
10 1 (1.89%) Brocade
10 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.89%) Veeam