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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 161 160 186
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.62% 0.56% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 2.52% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 6
Average salary £27,750 £30,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.75% +23.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
802 872 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.62% 22.35% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 668 697 895
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (95.00%) Windows
3 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (70.00%) MCSE
5 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
6 22 (55.00%) MCITP
6 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (52.50%) MS Exchange
7 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (50.00%) VMware
9 18 (45.00%) DNS
10 17 (42.50%) Citrix
11 16 (40.00%) DHCP
11 16 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (37.50%) ITIL
12 15 (37.50%) MCP
13 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (32.50%) Hyper-V
13 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
14 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
14 10 (25.00%) CCNA
14 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (25.00%) SLA
14 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (22.50%) Lync
15 9 (22.50%) MS Office
16 8 (20.00%) LAN
16 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
16 8 (20.00%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (52.50%) MS Exchange
2 16 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (22.50%) Lync
5 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) IIS
7 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) MS Office
2 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) DNS
2 16 (40.00%) DHCP
3 8 (20.00%) LAN
3 8 (20.00%) WAN
4 5 (12.50%) VoIP
5 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 4 (10.00%) MPLS
5 4 (10.00%) VLAN
5 4 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (7.50%) VPN
7 2 (5.00%) OpenScape
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall
8 1 (2.50%) IPsec
8 1 (2.50%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) IT Support
4 8 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (15.00%) Administrator
6 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) Network Support
8 4 (10.00%) Network Administrator
8 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (5.00%) Senior Storage Administrator
10 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
10 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Life Science
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
4 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (10.00%) Linux
6 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Change Management
2 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Information Assurance
4 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
5 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) C
4 3 (7.50%) VB
5 2 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (70.00%) MCSE
3 22 (55.00%) MCITP
4 15 (37.50%) MCP
5 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (25.00%) CCNA
6 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (10.00%) MCTS
8 4 (10.00%) CCNP
9 3 (7.50%) CCA
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.50%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.00%) XenApp
5 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 5 (12.50%) vSphere
6 4 (10.00%) Firmware
6 4 (10.00%) NFS
6 4 (10.00%) Xen
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) WSUS
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (42.50%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Avaya
4 6 (15.00%) HP
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) NetApp
6 4 (10.00%) IBM
6 4 (10.00%) Veeam
7 3 (7.50%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) MobileIron
8 2 (5.00%) Siemens
8 2 (5.00%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
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