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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 156 161 175
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 37 18 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.88% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 1.99% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 33 18 21
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,800 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
1061 904 1139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.12% 24.02% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 903 811 983
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £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 19 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
3 48 (76.19%) MCSE
4 46 (73.02%) Citrix
5 44 (69.84%) Windows
5 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
6 43 (68.25%) VMware
7 35 (55.56%) Hyper-V
8 34 (53.97%) MS Excel
9 33 (52.38%) MCITP
10 32 (50.79%) ITIL
11 31 (49.21%) MS Exchange
12 29 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (46.03%) MCP
13 27 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 26 (41.27%) SAN
15 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (39.68%) CCNA
16 23 (36.51%) CCA
16 23 (36.51%) Citrix Certification
17 20 (31.75%) MCTS
18 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (23.81%) Cisco
19 15 (23.81%) SCCM
19 15 (23.81%) Backup Exec
20 14 (22.22%) Symantec
20 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
21 13 (20.63%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (49.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.52%) Lync
5 4 (6.35%) TPMS
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Moodle
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
Applications
1 34 (53.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) SAN
2 13 (20.63%) Firewall
3 11 (17.46%) DNS
4 10 (15.87%) DHCP
5 8 (12.70%) NAS
6 6 (9.52%) LAN
6 6 (9.52%) WAN
7 5 (7.94%) VoIP
7 5 (7.94%) VLAN
7 5 (7.94%) NetScaler
8 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
8 4 (6.35%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (4.76%) Unified Communications
9 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.76%) VPN
10 1 (1.59%) Intranet
10 1 (1.59%) Internet
10 1 (1.59%) Network Security
10 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.59%) Advertising
1 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Support Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (17.46%) Service Analyst
5 11 (17.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Server Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Consultant
9 4 (6.35%) Service Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Technical Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Technical Services Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 3 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) HTML
1 1 (1.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
2 3 (4.76%) Life Science
3 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.59%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.59%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 44 (69.84%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (17.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) ITIL
2 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 11 (17.46%) Service Management
4 8 (12.70%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.94%) Change Management
6 4 (6.35%) Business Continuity
6 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 4 (6.35%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.35%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.76%) Information Assurance
8 2 (3.17%) Line Management
8 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.17%) Migration
9 1 (1.59%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.59%) Document Management
9 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.59%) ERP
9 1 (1.59%) Software Licensing
9 1 (1.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) C
3 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (76.19%) MCSE
3 33 (52.38%) MCITP
4 29 (46.03%) MCP
5 27 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (39.68%) CCNA
7 23 (36.51%) CCA
7 23 (36.51%) Citrix Certification
8 20 (31.75%) MCTS
9 7 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.17%) CCEE
11 2 (3.17%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.59%) MCSD
12 1 (1.59%) HNC
12 1 (1.59%) HND
12 1 (1.59%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) SLA
2 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (69.84%) Active Directory
2 35 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 29 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 6 (9.52%) XenApp
5 6 (9.52%) XenServer
6 5 (7.94%) vSphere
7 4 (6.35%) NFS
7 4 (6.35%) Xen
8 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Backup Exec
1 15 (23.81%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 46 (73.02%) Citrix
3 43 (68.25%) VMware
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco
5 14 (22.22%) Symantec
6 11 (17.46%) McAfee
6 11 (17.46%) Sophos
7 9 (14.29%) HP
8 5 (7.94%) NetApp
9 4 (6.35%) Dell
10 1 (1.59%) Avaya
10 1 (1.59%) Juniper
10 1 (1.59%) SAP
10 1 (1.59%) Adobe
10 1 (1.59%) Brocade
10 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.59%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.59%) Veeam
Manchester, Lancashire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Home Working / MS Certs
Posted: 17 days ago