Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West > Manchester
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 177 226 203
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 51 53 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.97% 0.81% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 3.47% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 74
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £32,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.81% +8.47% -28.92%
10th Percentile £30,150 £22,000 £17,225
90th Percentile £68,000 £57,500 £43,750
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year +1.56% +8.47% -23.38%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 906 1,528 1,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.19% 23.37% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 672 1,271 1,149
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,183 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £77,375 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Manchester.

Salary trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA 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 6 months to 27 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 11 £32,500 - 1
Salford -3 3 £67,500 +170.00% 1
Bolton -17 2 £50,000 +108.33%
Stockport -1 1 - -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (74.51%) MCSE
3 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
4 27 (52.94%) Azure
5 25 (49.02%) MCTS
6 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
7 21 (41.18%) VMware
8 20 (39.22%) ITIL
9 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (35.29%) Windows
11 17 (33.33%) Citrix
11 17 (33.33%) MCITP
12 15 (29.41%) Service Management
13 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (27.45%) CCNA
13 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
13 14 (27.45%) Office 365
14 12 (23.53%) IaaS
14 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
14 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
14 12 (23.53%) Release Management
14 12 (23.53%) PaaS
15 10 (19.61%) Firewall
15 10 (19.61%) TOGAF Certification
15 10 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (17.65%) Finance
17 8 (15.69%) Degree
17 8 (15.69%) IIS
17 8 (15.69%) Cisco
18 7 (13.73%) MCP

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 27 (52.94%) Azure
2 14 (27.45%) Office 365
3 12 (23.53%) IaaS
3 12 (23.53%) PaaS
4 7 (13.73%) AWS
5 6 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (5.88%) SaaS
7 2 (3.92%) GCP
8 1 (1.96%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
2 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) Network Security
3 3 (5.88%) ADSL
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (5.88%) DSL
3 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.88%) MPLS
3 3 (5.88%) VPN
3 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) IT Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) IT Support
5 7 (13.73%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Network Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Animation
3 1 (1.96%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 18 (35.29%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows 10
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 15 (29.41%) Service Management
3 12 (23.53%) Release Management
3 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 10 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) DevOps
6 6 (11.76%) Information Security
6 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.84%) SIEM
8 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (7.84%) Web Filtering
9 3 (5.88%) Change Control
9 3 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) C++
2 2 (3.92%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (74.51%) MCSE
3 25 (49.02%) MCTS
4 17 (33.33%) MCITP
5 14 (27.45%) CCNA
5 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (15.69%) Degree
9 7 (13.73%) MCP
10 5 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (7.84%) CISSP
11 4 (7.84%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (7.84%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (7.84%) OSCP
11 4 (7.84%) SSCP
12 3 (5.88%) CCNP
12 3 (5.88%) CCSA
12 3 (5.88%) CCSP
12 3 (5.88%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (13.73%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 21 (41.18%) VMware
3 17 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) HP
6 4 (7.84%) Sophos
7 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.88%) Google
7 3 (5.88%) Juniper
7 3 (5.88%) NetApp
8 2 (3.92%) Dell
8 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) iManage
9 1 (1.96%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.96%) Mitel
9 1 (1.96%) Polycom