Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 205 258
Rank change year-on-year +77 +53 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 47 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.24% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.21% 4.20% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 26
Median annual salary £52,500 £37,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% +17.19% +18.52%
10th Percentile £44,112 £24,425 £21,375
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £44,375
North West median annual salary £47,457 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +46.02% +18.18% +1.85%

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 391 1,120 1,686
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.52% 17.69% 22.82%
Number of salaries quoted 295 828 1,376
Median annual salary £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.89% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,120 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +5.88%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Manchester.

Salary trend for MCSA in Manchester

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 December 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 4 December 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
Salford +21 1 £67,500 +175.51%
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (91.67%) MCSE
3 31 (86.11%) Azure
4 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
5 19 (52.78%) AWS
5 19 (52.78%) GCP
6 16 (44.44%) Finance
6 16 (44.44%) TOGAF
6 16 (44.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 15 (41.67%) MCTS
7 15 (41.67%) Windows
8 14 (38.89%) Linux
8 14 (38.89%) CCNA
8 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (38.89%) VMware
8 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
10 12 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (27.78%) Decision-Making
12 10 (27.78%) Private Cloud
12 10 (27.78%) IT Strategy
12 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
12 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (27.78%) Google
13 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
13 9 (25.00%) RHCE
13 9 (25.00%) Python
13 9 (25.00%) Ansible

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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (86.11%) Azure
2 19 (52.78%) AWS
2 19 (52.78%) GCP
3 8 (22.22%) IaaS
3 8 (22.22%) PaaS
4 5 (13.89%) SaaS
5 2 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
1 6 (16.67%) VPN
2 5 (13.89%) Skype
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) FTP
3 3 (8.33%) IPsec
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
3 3 (8.33%) VLAN
3 3 (8.33%) WLAN
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.56%) Data Lake
3 2 (5.56%) Power BI
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Local Government
4 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Azure Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Cloud Architect
3 10 (27.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Private Cloud
2 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
3 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 11 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Decision-Making
3 10 (27.78%) IT Strategy
4 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
6 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Storage Management
7 3 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.33%) CRM
7 3 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 3 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (25.00%) Python
3 8 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (91.67%) MCSE
3 16 (44.44%) TOGAF Certification
4 15 (41.67%) MCTS
5 14 (38.89%) CCNA
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (25.00%) RHCE
8 6 (16.67%) MCITP
9 3 (8.33%) HP AIS
9 3 (8.33%) HP ASE
9 3 (8.33%) HP MASE
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (8.33%) JNCIS
9 3 (8.33%) NCIE
10 2 (5.56%) Degree
11 1 (2.78%) CCNP
11 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Ansible
1 9 (25.00%) Puppet
1 9 (25.00%) Terraform
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Google
4 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Brocade
6 3 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (8.33%) Juniper
6 3 (8.33%) NetApp
6 3 (8.33%) Sophos
6 3 (8.33%) ZyXEL
7 2 (5.56%) Nasuni
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix