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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Manchester
Rank 170 156 170
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 2.30% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 23
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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
772 869 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.31% 27.65% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 618 678 863
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 1 £37,500 -
Wigan - 1 £20,000 - 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (66.18%) Windows
3 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 43 (63.24%) Microsoft
5 35 (51.47%) Cisco
6 33 (48.53%) Degree
7 29 (42.65%) Windows Server
7 29 (42.65%) MCSE
8 26 (38.24%) MS Exchange
8 26 (38.24%) ITIL
8 26 (38.24%) Citrix
8 26 (38.24%) VMware
9 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (32.35%) VPN
11 20 (29.41%) VBScript
11 20 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (29.41%) Hyper-V
12 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
13 18 (26.47%) MCITP
13 18 (26.47%) Windows 7
13 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (25.00%) High Availability
14 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (25.00%) HP
15 16 (23.53%) SAN
15 16 (23.53%) SQL
16 15 (22.06%) SCCM
17 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
17 14 (20.59%) WAN
17 14 (20.59%) DHCP

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 26 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (14.71%) IIS
4 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Office
2 10 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) Office 365
2 8 (11.76%) IaaS
2 8 (11.76%) PaaS
3 7 (10.29%) SaaS
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) VPN
2 16 (23.53%) SAN
3 14 (20.59%) DHCP
3 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.59%) WAN
4 13 (19.12%) LAN
5 10 (14.71%) DDNS
5 10 (14.71%) IPsec
6 4 (5.88%) DNS
6 4 (5.88%) VLAN
7 3 (4.41%) ADSL
7 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.41%) Internet
7 3 (4.41%) MPLS
7 3 (4.41%) PSTN
7 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.41%) Skype
7 3 (4.41%) SMTP
7 3 (4.41%) VoIP
7 3 (4.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
1 7 (10.29%) Multimedia
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 3 (4.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Applications Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Applications Support
4 10 (14.71%) Applications Support Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Server Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Server Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Data Centre Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) SCCM Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (10.29%) DBA
6 7 (10.29%) SQL DBA
7 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.35%) IT Support
9 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) IT Technician
9 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (14.71%) HP StoreVirtual
2 10 (14.71%) RSA SecurID
3 9 (13.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.29%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (10.29%) iPad
4 7 (10.29%) Statistics
5 3 (4.41%) Clustering
5 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (66.18%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) Windows Server
3 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (26.47%) Windows 7
5 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) ITIL
2 20 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (25.00%) High Availability
4 12 (17.65%) ITIL V3
5 10 (14.71%) Software Deployment
6 9 (13.24%) Application Virtualisation
7 8 (11.76%) Business Continuity
8 7 (10.29%) Data Analysis
8 7 (10.29%) Data Management
8 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.29%) Data Protection
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (10.29%) QMS
9 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
10 4 (5.88%) Service Management
11 3 (4.41%) Migration
11 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.94%) Information Security
13 1 (1.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) VBScript
2 16 (23.53%) SQL
3 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.71%) VB
5 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (48.53%) Degree
3 29 (42.65%) MCSE
4 18 (26.47%) MCITP
5 12 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (16.18%) CCNA
6 11 (16.18%) MCP
7 10 (14.71%) CCA
7 10 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (14.71%) MCT
8 7 (10.29%) VCP5
9 6 (8.82%) MCTS
9 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.41%) CCNP
10 3 (4.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (4.41%) MCDST
10 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.47%) CCIE
11 1 (1.47%) RHCT
11 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) SLA
2 7 (10.29%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.29%) QA
3 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (16.18%) XenApp
5 9 (13.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (11.76%) vSphere
7 7 (10.29%) XenDesktop
8 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.47%) NDS
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) SCCM
2 10 (14.71%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (14.71%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.47%) MIIS
3 1 (1.47%) SCOM
3 1 (1.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 43 (63.24%) Microsoft
2 35 (51.47%) Cisco
3 26 (38.24%) Citrix
3 26 (38.24%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) HP
5 10 (14.71%) 3PAR
5 10 (14.71%) Dell
6 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
7 7 (10.29%) EMC
8 4 (5.88%) Apple
9 3 (4.41%) NetApp
10 2 (2.94%) Juniper
11 1 (1.47%) F5
11 1 (1.47%) iManage
11 1 (1.47%) Interwoven
11 1 (1.47%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
Manchester, Lancashire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £33867 - £41653 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Posted: 16 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago