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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Manchester
Rank 180 136 167
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 40 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 1.21% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 4.63% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 34 17
Median salary £41,500 £38,750 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.09% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
893 864 1095
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.44% 26.05% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 670 679 912
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 February 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
3 32 (56.14%) Windows
4 29 (50.88%) Cisco
5 24 (42.11%) Degree
6 23 (40.35%) ITIL
7 22 (38.60%) MS Exchange
8 21 (36.84%) MCSE
9 19 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 17 (29.82%) Citrix
11 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (28.07%) VMware
11 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
12 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (26.32%) MCITP
12 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
13 14 (24.56%) VPN
13 14 (24.56%) Office 365
13 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (22.81%) ITIL V3
14 13 (22.81%) High Availability
14 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
14 13 (22.81%) SQL
15 12 (21.05%) VBScript
15 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
16 11 (19.30%) HP
16 11 (19.30%) DHCP
17 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
17 10 (17.54%) Dell

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 22 (38.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
3 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.53%) IIS
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) Office 365
2 7 (12.28%) IaaS
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) PaaS
2 7 (12.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) VPN
2 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 11 (19.30%) DHCP
4 10 (17.54%) SAN
5 7 (12.28%) WAN
6 6 (10.53%) DDNS
6 6 (10.53%) IPsec
6 6 (10.53%) LAN
7 5 (8.77%) DNS
7 5 (8.77%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (5.26%) Skype
9 2 (3.51%) Firewall
10 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
1 7 (12.28%) Multimedia
2 5 (8.77%) Marketing
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Support Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Support Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Data Centre Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) DBA
5 7 (12.28%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 6 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Server Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Server Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) IT Support
9 3 (5.26%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.28%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (12.28%) iPad
4 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (10.53%) HP StoreVirtual
4 6 (10.53%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (5.26%) Clustering
5 3 (5.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 16 (28.07%) Windows 7
4 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (22.81%) High Availability
3 13 (22.81%) ITIL V3
4 8 (14.04%) Business Continuity
5 7 (12.28%) Data Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Data Management
5 7 (12.28%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.28%) Data Protection
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.28%) QMS
5 7 (12.28%) Statistics
6 6 (10.53%) Application Virtualisation
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Software Deployment
7 4 (7.02%) Migration
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) VBScript
3 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
4 6 (10.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (42.11%) Degree
3 21 (36.84%) MCSE
4 15 (26.32%) MCITP
5 10 (17.54%) MCP
6 8 (14.04%) CCA
6 8 (14.04%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.28%) VCP5
8 6 (10.53%) CCNA
8 6 (10.53%) MCT
8 6 (10.53%) MCTS
9 5 (8.77%) MCDST
10 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (5.26%) CCNP
12 1 (1.75%) CCIE
12 1 (1.75%) HNC
12 1 (1.75%) HND
12 1 (1.75%) RHCT
12 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 8 (14.04%) SLA
3 7 (12.28%) QA
4 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
3 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.79%) XenApp
5 8 (14.04%) vSphere
6 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
7 6 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.75%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) WSUS
3 6 (10.53%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 37 (64.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (50.88%) Cisco
3 17 (29.82%) Citrix
4 16 (28.07%) VMware
5 11 (19.30%) HP
6 10 (17.54%) Dell
7 7 (12.28%) EMC
8 6 (10.53%) 3PAR
8 6 (10.53%) Intel Security
9 3 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.26%) Symantec
9 3 (5.26%) Veeam
10 2 (3.51%) Apple
10 2 (3.51%) Juniper
11 1 (1.75%) F5
11 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
11 1 (1.75%) Riverbed
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