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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 147 166 179
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 25 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.60% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 2.72% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 8
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £19,200 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £48,600 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
900 846 1060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 27.41% 22.17% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 726 676 913
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £27,500 -
Oldham - 1 £45,000 -
Salford - 1 - - 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (91.30%) Windows
3 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
4 36 (78.26%) MCSE
5 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
6 24 (52.17%) VMware
7 22 (47.83%) DNS
7 22 (47.83%) Citrix
8 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (43.48%) MCITP
9 20 (43.48%) DHCP
10 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
11 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
12 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
13 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
14 14 (30.43%) ITIL
14 14 (30.43%) MCP
15 12 (26.09%) CCNA
15 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (23.91%) MS Office
16 11 (23.91%) Lync
17 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
17 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
18 9 (19.57%) SCCM
19 8 (17.39%) SLA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (41.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Lync
3 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) IIS
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 11 (23.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) IaaS
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
1 1 (2.17%) PaaS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) DNS
2 20 (43.48%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) SAN
4 6 (13.04%) iSCSI
4 6 (13.04%) VLAN
4 6 (13.04%) LAN
4 6 (13.04%) WAN
4 6 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (10.87%) VoIP
6 4 (8.70%) Firewall
6 4 (8.70%) MPLS
6 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.52%) VPN
8 2 (4.35%) OpenScape
9 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.17%) NAS
9 1 (2.17%) Intranet
9 1 (2.17%) Internet
9 1 (2.17%) DDNS
9 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Support Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
3 11 (23.91%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (17.39%) IT Support
5 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Administrator
6 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Service Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Network Support
8 4 (8.70%) Network Administrator
9 3 (6.52%) Windows Support Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Citrix Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Storage Administrator
10 2 (4.35%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.87%) Life Science
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
4 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Change Management
3 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) ITSM
5 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.35%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (2.17%) Software Licensing
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance
6 1 (2.17%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) C
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) VB
5 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (78.26%) MCSE
3 20 (43.48%) MCITP
4 14 (30.43%) MCP
5 12 (26.09%) CCNA
5 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (10.87%) CCA
7 5 (10.87%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (10.87%) Degree
8 4 (8.70%) MCTS
8 4 (8.70%) CCNP
9 1 (2.17%) VCAP
9 1 (2.17%) CCEE
9 1 (2.17%) CCAA
9 1 (2.17%) CCIA
9 1 (2.17%) VCP5
9 1 (2.17%) VCDX
9 1 (2.17%) VCP4
9 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 6 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 18 (39.13%) Hyper-V
3 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (17.39%) vSphere
4 8 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 6 (13.04%) Xen
5 6 (13.04%) NFS
6 5 (10.87%) XenApp
7 4 (8.70%) Firmware
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (4.35%) XenServer
10 1 (2.17%) vCloud
10 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 22 (47.83%) Citrix
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) NetApp
6 6 (13.04%) Avaya
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Sophos
7 2 (4.35%) Siemens
7 2 (4.35%) Veeam
7 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) SAP
8 1 (2.17%) EMC
8 1 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
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