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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 163 165 167
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 1.47% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 16
Average salary £29,000 £29,750 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.52% -32.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £35,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
972 883 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.03% 23.57% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 763 782 759
Average salary £37,750 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.62% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 - 1 £20,500 -
Wigan - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (79.17%) MCSE
3 37 (77.08%) ITIL
4 36 (75.00%) Windows
5 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 27 (56.25%) VMware
7 26 (54.17%) CCNA
7 26 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
9 23 (47.92%) Citrix
10 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (41.67%) MCP
12 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
13 18 (37.50%) MCITP
14 17 (35.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
16 15 (31.25%) SAN
16 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
17 14 (29.17%) HP
17 14 (29.17%) MCTS
17 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
18 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (25.00%) CCA
19 12 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
19 12 (25.00%) SLA
19 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 10 (20.83%) Cisco
20 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (20.83%) Service Management
21 9 (18.75%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.33%) TPMS
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.42%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) SAN
2 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 7 (14.58%) WAN
3 7 (14.58%) LAN
4 6 (12.50%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) DHCP
5 4 (8.33%) VLAN
6 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.08%) NAS
7 1 (2.08%) MPLS
7 1 (2.08%) H.323
7 1 (2.08%) PBX
7 1 (2.08%) PSTN
7 1 (2.08%) VoIP
7 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.08%) MS Access
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Service Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (14.58%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Service Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
7 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Network Support
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.08%) EMC Centera
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.08%) Celerra
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.42%) Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (77.08%) ITIL
2 14 (29.17%) Incident Management
3 10 (20.83%) Service Management
4 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 7 (14.58%) Change Control
6 6 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
8 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.17%) Migration
10 2 (4.17%) Time Management
10 2 (4.17%) Line Management
10 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (2.08%) ITIL V3
11 1 (2.08%) Strategic Planning
11 1 (2.08%) Information Assurance
11 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
11 1 (2.08%) Project Management
11 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) C
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (79.17%) MCSE
3 26 (54.17%) CCNA
3 26 (54.17%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (41.67%) MCP
5 18 (37.50%) MCITP
6 17 (35.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (29.17%) MCTS
8 12 (25.00%) CCA
8 12 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (6.25%) CCNP
12 1 (2.08%) SNIA Certification
12 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 3 (6.25%) Xen
6 2 (4.17%) NFS
7 1 (2.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 8 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (56.25%) VMware
3 23 (47.92%) Citrix
4 14 (29.17%) HP
5 10 (20.83%) Cisco
6 9 (18.75%) Symantec
6 9 (18.75%) McAfee
6 9 (18.75%) Sophos
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) Dell
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.08%) Mitel
9 1 (2.08%) Brocade
9 1 (2.08%) Panasonic
9 1 (2.08%) Polycom
9 1 (2.08%) Siemens
9 1 (2.08%) Avaya
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
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