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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 164 172 169
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 1.21% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 10
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% +36.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £25,500 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £35,000 £29,150
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.93%
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
960 912 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.39% 22.75% 24.22%
Number of salaries quoted 735 803 738
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Stockport - 1 £20,500 -
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (80.85%) MCSE
3 36 (76.60%) Windows
4 33 (70.21%) ITIL
5 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
6 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (55.32%) VMware
7 25 (53.19%) CCNA
8 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
9 22 (46.81%) Citrix
10 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
12 17 (36.17%) MCP
12 17 (36.17%) HP
13 16 (34.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (29.79%) SAN
14 14 (29.79%) MS Exchange
14 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
15 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (27.66%) MCTS
15 13 (27.66%) MCITP
16 12 (25.53%) Cisco
16 12 (25.53%) CCA
16 12 (25.53%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (23.40%) SLA
18 10 (21.28%) Incident Management
18 10 (21.28%) Firewall
19 8 (17.02%) Problem Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (29.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) TPMS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) SAN
2 10 (21.28%) Firewall
3 8 (17.02%) WAN
3 8 (17.02%) LAN
4 6 (12.77%) DNS
4 6 (12.77%) DHCP
5 4 (8.51%) VLAN
6 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) VPN
7 1 (2.13%) PBX
7 1 (2.13%) PSTN
7 1 (2.13%) SMTP
7 1 (2.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.13%) H.323
7 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
1 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Service Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (14.89%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Service Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Services Manager
8 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Technical Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 2 (4.26%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.26%) CLARiiON
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) EMC Centera
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Celerra
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.64%) Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Incident Management
3 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
3 8 (17.02%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Change Control
4 7 (14.89%) Change Management
5 5 (10.64%) Business Continuity
5 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
8 1 (2.13%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (80.85%) MCSE
3 26 (55.32%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (53.19%) CCNA
5 17 (36.17%) MCP
6 16 (34.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (27.66%) MCTS
7 13 (27.66%) MCITP
8 12 (25.53%) CCA
8 12 (25.53%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (10.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (8.51%) CCNP
11 1 (2.13%) CCIE
11 1 (2.13%) SNIA Certification
11 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
11 1 (2.13%) Degree
11 1 (2.13%) HP AIS
11 1 (2.13%) HP ASE
11 1 (2.13%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (44.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (29.79%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.89%) vSphere
5 4 (8.51%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.38%) Xen
7 2 (4.26%) NFS
8 1 (2.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
1 7 (14.89%) SCOM
1 7 (14.89%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (55.32%) VMware
3 22 (46.81%) Citrix
4 17 (36.17%) HP
5 12 (25.53%) Cisco
6 8 (17.02%) McAfee
7 7 (14.89%) Sophos
7 7 (14.89%) Symantec
8 3 (6.38%) Dell
8 3 (6.38%) EMC
8 3 (6.38%) NetApp
8 3 (6.38%) Brocade
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle
10 1 (2.13%) IBM
10 1 (2.13%) Siemens
10 1 (2.13%) Avaya
10 1 (2.13%) Juniper
10 1 (2.13%) Mitel
10 1 (2.13%) Polycom
10 1 (2.13%) Panasonic
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