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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 165 169 172
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 0.53% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.29% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 18 11
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,010
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £21,900 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £63,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
921 960 879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.47% 23.32% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 736 740 776
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 - 2 £38,500 -
Bury - 2 £27,500 -
Stockport +1 1 £40,000 +95.12%
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (93.75%) Windows
3 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
4 30 (62.50%) MCSE
5 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
6 26 (54.17%) MCITP
7 25 (52.08%) MS Exchange
8 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (45.83%) VMware
10 21 (43.75%) Citrix
11 20 (41.67%) ITIL
11 20 (41.67%) MCP
12 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
14 14 (29.17%) SLA
15 13 (27.08%) DNS
15 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
15 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
15 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (25.00%) Degree
17 11 (22.92%) DHCP
17 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2013
18 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
18 10 (20.83%) WAN
18 10 (20.83%) LAN
19 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
19 9 (18.75%) MS Office
19 9 (18.75%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (52.08%) MS Exchange
2 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (16.67%) Lync
4 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.17%) CMS
9 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.75%) MS Office
3 3 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
2 11 (22.92%) DHCP
3 10 (20.83%) LAN
3 10 (20.83%) WAN
4 6 (12.50%) VPN
4 6 (12.50%) VoIP
4 6 (12.50%) SAN
5 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.33%) MPLS
7 3 (6.25%) Firewall
8 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (4.17%) NAS
9 1 (2.08%) OpenScape
9 1 (2.08%) IPsec
9 1 (2.08%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Support Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (20.83%) IT Support
4 9 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (14.58%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Administrator
6 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
8 4 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Network Support
8 4 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Network Administrator
9 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (14.58%) Change Management
3 7 (14.58%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.58%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.42%) Security Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance
6 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
7 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.25%) Time Management
7 3 (6.25%) Document Management
7 3 (6.25%) Workflow
8 2 (4.17%) ITSM
8 2 (4.17%) CRM
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) Information Security
8 2 (4.17%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
1 9 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) VBScript
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) VBA
4 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (62.50%) MCSE
3 26 (54.17%) MCITP
4 20 (41.67%) MCP
5 12 (25.00%) Degree
6 7 (14.58%) MCTS
7 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (12.50%) CCNA
8 5 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (8.33%) CCNP
10 3 (6.25%) CCA
10 3 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.58%) XenApp
5 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.33%) Firmware
6 3 (6.25%) Terminal Server
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
2 2 (4.17%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 22 (45.83%) VMware
3 21 (43.75%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) Avaya
5 4 (8.33%) Veeam
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) IBM
6 3 (6.25%) Interwoven
6 3 (6.25%) SAP
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) Dell
7 2 (4.17%) Nokia
7 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.17%) AppSense
7 2 (4.17%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) Siemens
8 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.08%) Red Gate
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