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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 158 171 155
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 29 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 0.35% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 1.40% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 24
Average salary £26,000 £28,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -37.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £35,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
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
1041 927 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.96% 24.77% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 849 825 815
Average salary £38,250 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) MCSE
3 40 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 35 (62.50%) Citrix
4 35 (62.50%) ITIL
4 35 (62.50%) VMware
5 32 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 28 (50.00%) CCNA
6 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (48.21%) MCP
8 26 (46.43%) MS Exchange
8 26 (46.43%) MCITP
8 26 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
9 25 (44.64%) MS Excel
10 22 (39.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (37.50%) SAN
12 19 (33.93%) MCTS
13 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (30.36%) CCA
13 17 (30.36%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
15 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (23.21%) Symantec
17 13 (23.21%) Backup Exec
18 12 (21.43%) HP
18 12 (21.43%) SLA
18 12 (21.43%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (46.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.14%) TPMS
4 1 (1.79%) Moodle
4 1 (1.79%) Lync
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) Joomla!
Applications
1 25 (44.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) SAN
2 10 (17.86%) Firewall
3 9 (16.07%) LAN
3 9 (16.07%) WAN
4 7 (12.50%) DNS
5 6 (10.71%) DHCP
6 5 (8.93%) VLAN
7 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.36%) NAS
8 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.36%) VPN
8 3 (5.36%) VoIP
9 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.79%) MPLS
10 1 (1.79%) H.323
10 1 (1.79%) SMTP
10 1 (1.79%) PBX
10 1 (1.79%) PSTN
General
1 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Service Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Consultant
8 4 (7.14%) Service Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Services Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
9 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) HTML
1 1 (1.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) VLE
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Linux
7 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (62.50%) ITIL
2 16 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 11 (19.64%) Service Management
4 10 (17.86%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.50%) Change Control
6 6 (10.71%) Capacity Management
6 6 (10.71%) Business Continuity
7 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.36%) Information Assurance
9 2 (3.57%) Line Management
9 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.57%) Migration
10 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.79%) Network Management
10 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) C
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (76.79%) MCSE
3 28 (50.00%) CCNA
3 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (48.21%) MCP
5 26 (46.43%) MCITP
6 22 (39.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (33.93%) MCTS
8 17 (30.36%) CCA
8 17 (30.36%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (16.07%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.79%) HNC
11 1 (1.79%) HND
11 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.79%) Degree
11 1 (1.79%) HP AIS
11 1 (1.79%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.79%) NCIE
11 1 (1.79%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.93%) vSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Xen
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.57%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Backup Exec
2 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 9 (16.07%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 35 (62.50%) Citrix
2 35 (62.50%) VMware
3 13 (23.21%) Symantec
4 12 (21.43%) Cisco
4 12 (21.43%) HP
5 11 (19.64%) McAfee
5 11 (19.64%) Sophos
6 3 (5.36%) NetApp
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) Adobe
8 1 (1.79%) Siemens
8 1 (1.79%) Avaya
8 1 (1.79%) Juniper
8 1 (1.79%) Mitel
8 1 (1.79%) Brocade
8 1 (1.79%) Polycom
8 1 (1.79%) Panasonic
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