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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 154 158
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 38 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.90% 0.69% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 2.80% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 26 22 18
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +51.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £21,050 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -10.00%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 938 857 807
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.31% 24.53% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 796 737 679
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham -7 1 - -
Sale - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (81.67%) Active Directory
3 41 (68.33%) Windows
4 39 (65.00%) MCSE
5 38 (63.33%) ITIL
6 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
7 30 (50.00%) Cisco
7 30 (50.00%) MCP
7 30 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 29 (48.33%) TCP/IP
9 27 (45.00%) WAN
10 20 (33.33%) Office 365
11 19 (31.67%) VMware
11 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (26.67%) CCNP
13 15 (25.00%) SLA
14 14 (23.33%) Juniper
14 14 (23.33%) CCIE
14 14 (23.33%) Unified Communications
14 14 (23.33%) F5
14 14 (23.33%) NetScaler
14 14 (23.33%) Riverbed
15 13 (21.67%) LAN
15 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
15 13 (21.67%) Video Conferencing
16 12 (20.00%) Service Management
17 11 (18.33%) Configuration Management
17 11 (18.33%) DNS
17 11 (18.33%) Statistics

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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.67%) CMS
5 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.33%) Office 365
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (48.33%) TCP/IP
2 27 (45.00%) WAN
3 14 (23.33%) NetScaler
3 14 (23.33%) Unified Communications
4 13 (21.67%) LAN
5 11 (18.33%) DNS
6 10 (16.67%) Firewall
7 9 (15.00%) DHCP
8 4 (6.67%) Network Security
8 4 (6.67%) VoIP
9 3 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (5.00%) Skype
10 1 (1.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Legal
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (21.67%) Support Engineer
5 11 (18.33%) Network Communications Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Juniper Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) IT Manager
8 6 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Analyst
10 4 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) jQuery
2 1 (1.67%) JSON
2 1 (1.67%) REST
2 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) CMDB
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 30 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.67%) Linux
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.33%) Unix
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
3 12 (20.00%) Service Management
4 11 (18.33%) Change Control
4 11 (18.33%) Configuration Management
4 11 (18.33%) Statistics
5 10 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (11.67%) Document Management
7 7 (11.67%) Network Management
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
8 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (8.33%) Workflow
9 4 (6.67%) Expense Management
9 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.00%) Supplier Management
10 3 (5.00%) Task Automation
11 2 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.67%) VB
3 4 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (65.00%) MCSE
3 30 (50.00%) MCP
4 19 (31.67%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (26.67%) CCNP
6 14 (23.33%) CCIE
7 7 (11.67%) Degree
8 6 (10.00%) MCITP
9 5 (8.33%) CCNA
9 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (6.67%) MCT
11 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (5.00%) MCDST
11 3 (5.00%) NCDA
11 3 (5.00%) NCIE
11 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (5.00%) VCAP
11 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (3.33%) RHCT
12 2 (3.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) SLA
2 8 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 49 (81.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.33%) BitLocker
6 2 (3.33%) vSphere
6 2 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.67%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (50.00%) Cisco
3 19 (31.67%) VMware
4 14 (23.33%) F5
4 14 (23.33%) Juniper
4 14 (23.33%) Riverbed
5 5 (8.33%) Citrix
5 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 5 (8.33%) Symantec
5 5 (8.33%) Veeam
6 4 (6.67%) iManage
6 4 (6.67%) Interwoven
7 3 (5.00%) Avaya
7 3 (5.00%) NetApp
8 2 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (3.33%) EMC
9 1 (1.67%) AppSense
9 1 (1.67%) NetIQ
Manchester, Lancashire
Modulus Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Training, Travel Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + On Call + Over Time
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 DOE + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago