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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 162 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 35 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.94% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 2.09% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 35 16 21
Median salary £45,000 £39,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.64% +24.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
828 957 978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.15% 24.44% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 697 742 769
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Rochdale - 3 £23,000 -
Stockport 0 1 £26,000 -35.00%
Wigan - 1 £20,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (91.53%) Windows
3 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
4 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
5 37 (62.71%) MCSE
6 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (47.46%) Windows Server
8 27 (45.76%) Windows 7
9 26 (44.07%) VMware
9 26 (44.07%) ITIL
9 26 (44.07%) Citrix
10 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
10 25 (42.37%) MS Exchange
10 25 (42.37%) VPN
11 24 (40.68%) Degree
12 23 (38.98%) SCCM
12 23 (38.98%) Cisco
12 23 (38.98%) VBScript
13 22 (37.29%) Hyper-V
14 20 (33.90%) MS Office
15 19 (32.20%) MCP
15 19 (32.20%) DHCP
16 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (28.81%) SAN
17 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
17 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
17 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (27.12%) CCNA
18 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
18 16 (27.12%) PowerShell

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 (42.37%) MS Exchange
2 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (20.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (15.25%) CMS
5 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (13.56%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (33.90%) MS Office
3 9 (15.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (42.37%) VPN
2 19 (32.20%) DHCP
3 17 (28.81%) SAN
3 17 (28.81%) TCP/IP
4 13 (22.03%) WAN
5 12 (20.34%) LAN
6 11 (18.64%) DNS
7 8 (13.56%) DDNS
7 8 (13.56%) IPsec
8 6 (10.17%) Firewall
9 4 (6.78%) MPLS
10 3 (5.08%) ADSL
10 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.08%) Internet
10 3 (5.08%) ISDN
10 3 (5.08%) PSTN
10 3 (5.08%) SMTP
10 3 (5.08%) VLAN
10 3 (5.08%) VoIP
10 3 (5.08%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.81%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
1 9 (15.25%) Legal
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Support Engineer
2 18 (30.51%) Analyst
3 15 (25.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 15 (25.42%) Applications Engineer
3 15 (25.42%) Applications Support
3 15 (25.42%) Applications Support Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (16.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Support Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Server Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Server Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) IT Manager
8 6 (10.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (10.17%) IT Operations Manager
8 6 (10.17%) Operations Manager
8 6 (10.17%) SCCM Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (25.42%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (20.34%) Blackberry
3 8 (13.56%) HP StoreVirtual
3 8 (13.56%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (91.53%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (47.46%) Windows Server
4 27 (45.76%) Windows 7
5 18 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (18.64%) Windows 8
7 10 (16.95%) Windows 10
8 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Software Deployment
3 10 (16.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (15.25%) Document Management
4 9 (15.25%) Expense Management
4 9 (15.25%) High Availability
4 9 (15.25%) Workflow
5 6 (10.17%) Application Virtualisation
6 5 (8.47%) Line Management
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.69%) Issue Tracking
9 1 (1.69%) Project Management
9 1 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) VBScript
2 16 (27.12%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 8 (13.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (62.71%) MCSE
3 24 (40.68%) Degree
4 19 (32.20%) MCP
5 17 (28.81%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (27.12%) CCNA
7 15 (25.42%) MCT
8 14 (23.73%) MCITP
9 6 (10.17%) MCTS
9 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (3.39%) CCA
11 2 (3.39%) CCNP
11 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.69%) CCIE
12 1 (1.69%) HNC
12 1 (1.69%) HND
12 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (37.29%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.25%) Terminal Server
3 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (38.98%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) ServiceCenter
3 6 (10.17%) WSUS
4 4 (6.78%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.78%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.69%) MIIS
6 1 (1.69%) SCOM
6 1 (1.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 26 (44.07%) Citrix
2 26 (44.07%) VMware
3 23 (38.98%) Cisco
4 14 (23.73%) HP
5 9 (15.25%) iManage
5 9 (15.25%) Interwoven
6 8 (13.56%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.17%) Intel Security
8 5 (8.47%) NetApp
9 4 (6.78%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (5.08%) Apple
10 3 (5.08%) Proofpoint
10 3 (5.08%) Symantec
11 2 (3.39%) Juniper
12 1 (1.69%) Dell
12 1 (1.69%) F5
12 1 (1.69%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
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