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 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 172 164 162
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.73% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 3.04% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 25
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £26,250 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £51,800
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
891 856 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.80% 23.90% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 755 701 709
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Altrincham +3 2 - -
Stockport -2 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Wigan - 1 £20,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
3 48 (75.00%) Windows
4 45 (70.31%) MCSE
5 42 (65.63%) Active Directory
6 35 (54.69%) MS Excel
7 29 (45.31%) ITIL
8 26 (40.63%) Citrix
9 24 (37.50%) MCP
9 24 (37.50%) Windows 7
10 21 (32.81%) MS Office
10 21 (32.81%) Blackberry
10 21 (32.81%) Finance
10 21 (32.81%) Legal
11 20 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (31.25%) MS Exchange
11 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
12 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
12 19 (29.69%) SCCM
13 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
13 18 (28.13%) VPN
13 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (26.56%) iManage
14 17 (26.56%) Degree
14 17 (26.56%) VMware
15 16 (25.00%) Document Management
15 16 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 16 (25.00%) VBScript
16 14 (21.88%) Software Deployment

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 20 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 20 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 18 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (21.88%) CMS
4 11 (17.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.69%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (54.69%) MS Excel
2 21 (32.81%) MS Office
3 16 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) VPN
2 14 (21.88%) DHCP
3 13 (20.31%) TCP/IP
4 12 (18.75%) DNS
5 7 (10.94%) SAN
6 5 (7.81%) Firewall
6 5 (7.81%) LAN
6 5 (7.81%) WAN
7 3 (4.69%) VoIP
8 2 (3.13%) DDNS
8 2 (3.13%) IPsec
8 2 (3.13%) MPLS
9 1 (1.56%) ADSL
9 1 (1.56%) BGP
9 1 (1.56%) Internet
9 1 (1.56%) ISDN
9 1 (1.56%) OSPF
9 1 (1.56%) PSTN
9 1 (1.56%) VLAN
9 1 (1.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.56%) MSI
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
1 21 (32.81%) Legal
2 7 (10.94%) Law
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Support Engineer
2 20 (31.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 19 (29.69%) Applications Engineer
4 17 (26.56%) Applications Support
4 17 (26.56%) Applications Support Engineer
5 16 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (23.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) IT Manager
9 6 (9.38%) Analyst
9 6 (9.38%) Consultant
10 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (7.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) IT Operations Manager
10 5 (7.81%) Operations Manager
10 5 (7.81%) Service Manager
11 4 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Identity Management Consultant
11 4 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.56%) COM
1 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Blackberry
2 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.69%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.13%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.81%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) VMS
9 1 (1.56%) Android
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Document Management
3 14 (21.88%) Expense Management
3 14 (21.88%) Software Deployment
3 14 (21.88%) Workflow
4 6 (9.38%) Identity Management
5 5 (7.81%) Line Management
5 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 4 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) Change Management
7 3 (4.69%) High Availability
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.69%) Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.13%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 16 (25.00%) VBScript
3 6 (9.38%) SQL
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (70.31%) MCSE
3 24 (37.50%) MCP
4 17 (26.56%) Degree
5 14 (21.88%) MCT
6 11 (17.19%) MCITP
6 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
7 10 (15.63%) CCNA
7 10 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (9.38%) CCA
8 6 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (9.38%) MCTS
8 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.69%) HNC
10 3 (4.69%) HND
10 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 42 (65.63%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.88%) Terminal Server
3 12 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.69%) XenServer
6 2 (3.13%) XenApp
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.25%) SCVMM
2 4 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.69%) WMI
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (89.06%) Microsoft
2 26 (40.63%) Citrix
3 17 (26.56%) iManage
3 17 (26.56%) VMware
4 14 (21.88%) Interwoven
5 8 (12.50%) NetApp
6 7 (10.94%) Cisco
7 6 (9.38%) Proofpoint
8 4 (6.25%) HP
8 4 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (6.25%) Symantec
9 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.56%) Apple
10 1 (1.56%) AppSense
10 1 (1.56%) Avaya
10 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.56%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago