The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 163 181 166
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 0.60% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 9
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £32,002 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
879 1003 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.26% 23.88% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 691 875 764
Average salary £35,000 £39,246 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% +12.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
MCSA
North West

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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
Stockport 0 2 £30,250 +21.00% 2
Wigan - 1 £20,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (78.18%) MCSE
3 40 (72.73%) Windows
4 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
5 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 30 (54.55%) ITIL
6 28 (50.91%) VMware
7 24 (43.64%) MS Exchange
7 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (41.82%) CCNA
9 22 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (38.18%) MS Excel
11 20 (36.36%) Cisco
12 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (32.73%) HP
14 16 (29.09%) Citrix
14 16 (29.09%) SAN
15 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (23.64%) MCP
17 12 (21.82%) DHCP
17 12 (21.82%) DNS
18 11 (20.00%) Firewall
18 11 (20.00%) MCITP
18 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
19 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 9 (16.36%) MCTS
20 9 (16.36%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 24 (43.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.27%) TPMS
6 2 (3.64%) Lync
6 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) SAN
2 12 (21.82%) DHCP
2 12 (21.82%) DNS
3 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.00%) Firewall
4 8 (14.55%) LAN
4 8 (14.55%) WAN
5 6 (10.91%) VPN
5 6 (10.91%) NAS
6 5 (9.09%) VLAN
7 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.82%) MPLS
8 1 (1.82%) H.323
8 1 (1.82%) SSL
8 1 (1.82%) SMTP
8 1 (1.82%) PBX
8 1 (1.82%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) JUnit
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.64%) NUnit
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
1 5 (9.09%) Law
1 5 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (3.64%) Military
2 2 (3.64%) Electronics
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Network Support
8 2 (3.64%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Replication
1 6 (10.91%) EMC Centera
1 6 (10.91%) Celerra
1 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.82%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 22 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.73%) Linux
7 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.64%) UNIX
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.91%) Time Management
5 5 (9.09%) Change Control
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.45%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.64%) Communications Security
7 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.64%) RUP
7 2 (3.64%) Information Management
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.09%) C
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (78.18%) MCSE
3 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (41.82%) CCNA
5 13 (23.64%) MCP
6 11 (20.00%) MCITP
7 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (16.36%) MCTS
9 6 (10.91%) CCA
9 6 (10.91%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (9.09%) SNIA Certification
11 4 (7.27%) CCNP
12 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (3.64%) JNCIS
13 2 (3.64%) RHCE
13 2 (3.64%) HP AIS
13 2 (3.64%) HP ASE
13 2 (3.64%) CCEE
14 1 (1.82%) NCIE
14 1 (1.82%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.73%) vSphere
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.45%) Xen
7 2 (3.64%) NFS
8 1 (1.82%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCOM
2 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
3 2 (3.64%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 36 (65.45%) Microsoft
2 28 (50.91%) VMware
3 20 (36.36%) Cisco
4 18 (32.73%) HP
5 16 (29.09%) Citrix
6 9 (16.36%) EMC
6 9 (16.36%) NetApp
7 6 (10.91%) IBM
8 5 (9.09%) McAfee
9 4 (7.27%) Sophos
9 4 (7.27%) Symantec
9 4 (7.27%) Oracle
9 4 (7.27%) Mitel
9 4 (7.27%) Brocade
10 3 (5.45%) Dell
11 2 (3.64%) Avaya
11 2 (3.64%) Juniper
11 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.64%) Kaspersky
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