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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 153 157 181
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.65% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 2.79% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 5
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,125 £20,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £54,600 £38,255
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
837 931 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.33% 23.21% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 680 733 824
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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 - 1
Bury - 2 £27,500 -
Stockport +7 1 £40,000 +95.12%
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
6 25 (52.08%) MS Exchange
6 25 (52.08%) MCITP
7 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (45.83%) Citrix
8 22 (45.83%) VMware
9 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (39.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (39.58%) ITIL
10 19 (39.58%) MCP
11 14 (29.17%) DNS
11 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
12 13 (27.08%) SLA
13 12 (25.00%) DHCP
13 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
13 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (25.00%) Windows 7
14 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (22.92%) Degree
14 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
14 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (20.83%) LAN
15 10 (20.83%) WAN
15 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
16 9 (18.75%) Lync
16 9 (18.75%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (18.75%) Lync
5 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
7 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.17%) CMS
10 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) 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 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 12 (25.00%) 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
6 4 (8.33%) Firewall
7 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) NAS
7 2 (4.17%) OpenScape
8 1 (2.08%) IPsec
8 1 (2.08%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Support Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) IT Support
4 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (14.58%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (12.50%) Administrator
7 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Help Desk Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) Network Administrator
9 4 (8.33%) Network Support
9 4 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (93.75%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (14.58%) Change Management
4 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Software Deployment
6 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Information Assurance
6 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Document Management
7 3 (6.25%) Workflow
7 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.25%) Time Management
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.17%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (4.17%) Server Building
8 2 (4.17%) ITSM
8 2 (4.17%) Service Management
8 2 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (62.50%) MCSE
3 25 (52.08%) MCITP
4 19 (39.58%) MCP
5 11 (22.92%) Degree
6 7 (14.58%) MCTS
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (14.58%) CCNA
7 4 (8.33%) CCNP
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (6.25%) CCA
8 3 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.08%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.17%) Hyper-V
3 8 (16.67%) XenApp
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.33%) Firmware
6 3 (6.25%) Terminal Server
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) WSUS
3 2 (4.17%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 22 (45.83%) Citrix
2 22 (45.83%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Avaya
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 4 (8.33%) IBM
5 4 (8.33%) Veeam
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%) AppSense
7 2 (4.17%) Brocade
7 2 (4.17%) Nokia
7 2 (4.17%) Siemens
7 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.17%) Sophos
7 2 (4.17%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
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