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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 165 148 170
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 38 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.41% 1.00% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 4.04% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 31 16
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -10.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
1232 940 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 31.80% 24.68% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1028 810 826
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
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 4 March 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 March 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
Oldham - 1 £45,000 - 1
Stockport - 1 £22,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
3 43 (81.13%) Active Directory
4 42 (79.25%) MCSE
5 38 (71.70%) Windows
5 38 (71.70%) Citrix
6 34 (64.15%) VMware
7 30 (56.60%) MCITP
7 30 (56.60%) MS Exchange
8 29 (54.72%) MS Excel
9 25 (47.17%) Hyper-V
10 21 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (35.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (35.85%) MCP
12 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (30.19%) SAN
13 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (28.30%) CCNA
14 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (28.30%) ITIL
14 15 (28.30%) DNS
15 14 (26.42%) DHCP
15 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
16 12 (22.64%) CCA
16 12 (22.64%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (22.64%) MS Office
17 11 (20.75%) Firewall
18 10 (18.87%) Cisco
18 10 (18.87%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 30 (56.60%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) Lync
3 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) Moodle
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) TPMS
5 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
Applications
1 29 (54.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (22.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) SAN
2 15 (28.30%) DNS
3 14 (26.42%) DHCP
4 11 (20.75%) Firewall
5 8 (15.09%) WAN
5 8 (15.09%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) NAS
5 8 (15.09%) VLAN
6 7 (13.21%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (13.21%) iSCSI
7 6 (11.32%) VoIP
8 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
9 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.66%) Unified Communications
10 3 (5.66%) VPN
11 1 (1.89%) Network Security
11 1 (1.89%) Intranet
11 1 (1.89%) Internet
11 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Advertising
2 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Support Engineer
3 12 (22.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (20.75%) Service Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Server Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) IT Support
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) HTML
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Life Science
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.89%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.89%) VLE
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (30.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 8 (15.09%) Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.43%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.66%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Change Control
7 1 (1.89%) Network Management
7 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.89%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (1.89%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.89%) Document Management
7 1 (1.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) C
1 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (79.25%) MCSE
3 30 (56.60%) MCITP
4 19 (35.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (35.85%) MCP
5 15 (28.30%) CCNA
5 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (22.64%) CCA
6 12 (22.64%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (18.87%) MCTS
8 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.77%) Degree
10 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (3.77%) CCEE
11 1 (1.89%) VCAP
11 1 (1.89%) NCIE
11 1 (1.89%) VCP4
11 1 (1.89%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (81.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (47.17%) Hyper-V
3 21 (39.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.09%) XenDesktop
4 8 (15.09%) vSphere
5 7 (13.21%) XenApp
5 7 (13.21%) Xen
5 7 (13.21%) NFS
6 6 (11.32%) XenServer
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 8 (15.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (96.23%) Microsoft
2 38 (71.70%) Citrix
3 34 (64.15%) VMware
4 10 (18.87%) Cisco
5 9 (16.98%) HP
5 9 (16.98%) NetApp
6 7 (13.21%) Symantec
7 5 (9.43%) Sophos
8 4 (7.55%) McAfee
8 4 (7.55%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) Veeam
9 1 (1.89%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.89%) Brocade
9 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.89%) Juniper
9 1 (1.89%) Siemens
9 1 (1.89%) Adobe
9 1 (1.89%) SAP
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