Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 223 235
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 66 66 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.83% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.88% 4.02% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 63 28
Manchester median annual salary £27,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +50.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £16,975 £20,850 £23,950
90th Percentile £49,000 £51,250 £46,250
North West median annual salary £26,500 £38,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -31.17% +28.33% +1.69%

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 1701 1642 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.40% 21.89% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1380 1434
Manchester median annual salary £42,875 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £26,250 £24,325
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -12 4 £29,500 - 1
Rochdale +17 2 £36,000 +56.52%
Bury - 2 £47,500 -
Sale - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 54 (81.82%) MCSE
3 48 (72.73%) ITIL
3 48 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
5 46 (69.70%) Cisco
6 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
6 41 (62.12%) MCP
7 40 (60.61%) Office 365
8 36 (54.55%) VMware
9 35 (53.03%) TCP/IP
10 34 (51.52%) WAN
11 33 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
11 33 (50.00%) Hyper-V
12 30 (45.45%) Firewall
13 29 (43.94%) LAN
14 22 (33.33%) SLA
15 18 (27.27%) SCCM
15 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (15.15%) DNS
19 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
20 9 (13.64%) SQL
20 9 (13.64%) CCNA
21 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
21 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
21 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange

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 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (60.61%) Office 365
2 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 4 (6.06%) PaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.03%) TCP/IP
2 34 (51.52%) WAN
3 30 (45.45%) Firewall
4 29 (43.94%) LAN
5 10 (15.15%) DNS
6 5 (7.58%) MPLS
6 5 (7.58%) NetScaler
6 5 (7.58%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.03%) Internet
7 2 (3.03%) Network Security
8 1 (1.52%) DHCP
8 1 (1.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.52%) Big Data
5 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) 1st Line Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) 1st Line Support
3 13 (19.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Data Centre Specialist
8 4 (6.06%) Juniper Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Lead Network Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Network Communications Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Support
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) jQuery
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.03%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 54 (81.82%) Windows
2 47 (71.21%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Linux
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Unix
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (72.73%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
3 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (10.61%) Service Management
4 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (9.09%) High Availability
5 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.58%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (6.06%) Change Control
6 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.06%) Process Improvement
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Software Licensing
6 4 (6.06%) Statistics
6 4 (6.06%) Workflow
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps
7 3 (4.55%) IT Strategy
8 2 (3.03%) Coaching
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (81.82%) MCSE
3 41 (62.12%) MCP
4 14 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (13.64%) CCNA
6 7 (10.61%) MCITP
7 5 (7.58%) CCIE
7 5 (7.58%) CCNP
8 4 (6.06%) CCA
8 4 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (6.06%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) VCP5
9 3 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (4.55%) HNC
9 3 (4.55%) HND
10 2 (3.03%) MCSD
10 2 (3.03%) MCTS
10 2 (3.03%) RHCT
11 1 (1.52%) MCDST
11 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 33 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) vSphere
4 4 (6.06%) XenApp
4 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.03%) WMI
5 1 (1.52%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (69.70%) Cisco
2 41 (62.12%) Microsoft
3 36 (54.55%) VMware
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
5 5 (7.58%) F5
5 5 (7.58%) Juniper
5 5 (7.58%) Riverbed
6 4 (6.06%) Dell
6 4 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (3.03%) Apple
7 2 (3.03%) iManage
8 1 (1.52%) Capita
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle
8 1 (1.52%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.52%) Symantec
8 1 (1.52%) Veeam