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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 162 161 183
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 0.72% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 3.28% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 13
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £19,550 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £47,500 £34,512
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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
1044 885 1083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 28.86% 22.04% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 823 730 925
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -
Stockport - 1 £22,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (93.02%) Microsoft
3 36 (83.72%) MCSE
4 35 (81.40%) Windows
5 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
6 26 (60.47%) Citrix
6 26 (60.47%) VMware
7 20 (46.51%) MCITP
8 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
9 18 (41.86%) DNS
9 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
9 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
11 16 (37.21%) DHCP
12 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
14 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (27.91%) MS Office
15 12 (27.91%) XenDesktop
16 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (23.26%) CCNA
17 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (23.26%) MCP
18 9 (20.93%) XenApp
18 9 (20.93%) vSphere
18 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
18 9 (20.93%) SCCM
18 9 (20.93%) CCA
18 9 (20.93%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (44.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.28%) Lync
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (27.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) PaaS
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) DNS
2 16 (37.21%) DHCP
3 9 (20.93%) SAN
4 7 (16.28%) Firewall
4 7 (16.28%) VLAN
4 7 (16.28%) iSCSI
4 7 (16.28%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
5 5 (11.63%) NAS
5 5 (11.63%) LAN
5 5 (11.63%) WAN
6 4 (9.30%) VoIP
6 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.98%) VPN
8 2 (4.65%) OpenScape
9 1 (2.33%) Network Security
9 1 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (2.33%) IPsec
9 1 (2.33%) Intranet
9 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Service Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Server Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) IT Support
6 5 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (9.30%) Administrator
8 3 (6.98%) Network Support
8 3 (6.98%) Network Administrator
8 3 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Life Science
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (81.40%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (18.60%) Linux
6 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Service Management
4 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.65%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.65%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Software Licensing
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.33%) Document Management
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (16.28%) C
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (83.72%) MCSE
3 20 (46.51%) MCITP
4 14 (32.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (23.26%) MCP
5 10 (23.26%) CCNA
6 9 (20.93%) CCA
6 9 (20.93%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (11.63%) Degree
8 4 (9.30%) MCTS
9 2 (4.65%) A+ Certification
9 2 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.33%) MCSD
10 1 (2.33%) CCNP
10 1 (2.33%) VCDX
10 1 (2.33%) VCP4
10 1 (2.33%) VCAP
10 1 (2.33%) CCEE
10 1 (2.33%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (79.07%) Active Directory
2 18 (41.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (39.53%) Hyper-V
4 12 (27.91%) XenDesktop
5 9 (20.93%) vSphere
5 9 (20.93%) XenApp
6 7 (16.28%) NFS
6 7 (16.28%) Xen
7 6 (13.95%) XenServer
8 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.33%) Firmware
9 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) XenMobile
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
3 1 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Microsoft
2 26 (60.47%) Citrix
2 26 (60.47%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) NetApp
3 8 (18.60%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) Siemens
5 2 (4.65%) Sophos
5 2 (4.65%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.33%) Veeam
6 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya
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