Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 178 227
Rank change year-on-year +14 +49 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 51 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.97% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 5.62% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 44
Median annual salary £82,500 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +94.12% +32.81% +8.47%
10th Percentile £48,750 £30,150 £22,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £68,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £52,500 £32,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year +61.54% +20.37% -8.47%

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 534 907 1,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.27% 17.22% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 395 686 1,289
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,300 £76,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £48,314 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.80% -2.22% +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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (60.00%) Azure
4 8 (40.00%) MCITP
4 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) VLAN
4 8 (40.00%) WSUS
4 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (40.00%) ZyXEL
4 8 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (40.00%) ITIL
4 8 (40.00%) CRM
4 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WLAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) FTP
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
4 8 (40.00%) DNS
4 8 (40.00%) SSL
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco

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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) Azure
2 7 (35.00%) IaaS
2 7 (35.00%) PaaS
2 7 (35.00%) SaaS
3 5 (25.00%) AWS
3 5 (25.00%) GCP
4 1 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
1 8 (40.00%) FTP
1 8 (40.00%) IPsec
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) SSL
1 8 (40.00%) VLAN
1 8 (40.00%) VPN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
1 8 (40.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
General
1 8 (40.00%) Electronics
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 8 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Azure Architect
3 6 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
1 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 8 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 8 (40.00%) CRM
1 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
1 8 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 8 (40.00%) Storage Management
2 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (30.00%) Data Science
4 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (40.00%) MCITP
3 7 (35.00%) MCTS
4 5 (25.00%) RHCE
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) WSUS
2 5 (25.00%) Ansible
2 5 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
1 8 (40.00%) Sophos
1 8 (40.00%) ZyXEL
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) VMware