Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 242 205
Rank change year-on-year +6 -37 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 49 66 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.67% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 3.65% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 37 54 60
Manchester median annual salary £27,500 £31,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.70% -30.00% +38.46%
10th Percentile £18,500 £16,825 £22,775
90th Percentile £43,750 £58,625 £51,500
North West median annual salary £25,000 £30,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -29.41% +54.55%

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 1,483 1,806 1,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.33% 22.24% 23.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,178 1,488 1,445
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,500 £26,100
90th Percentile £66,625 £67,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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
Rochdale +11 8 - -
Altrincham -10 4 £26,500 -10.17%
Sale 0 3 £32,000 -
Cheadle - 3 £27,500 -
Bury - 2 £20,000 -
Salford - 1 £25,000 - 2
Stockport - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (79.59%) Windows
3 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
4 35 (71.43%) ITIL
5 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
6 31 (63.27%) VMware
6 31 (63.27%) Windows Server
7 27 (55.10%) MCSE
8 25 (51.02%) Office 365
9 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (44.90%) MCP
11 21 (42.86%) Service Management
12 20 (40.82%) Firewall
12 20 (40.82%) Hyper-V
13 19 (38.78%) Citrix
14 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (32.65%) Cisco
16 15 (30.61%) SCCM
17 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
19 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
19 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
19 12 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
21 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2013
22 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
22 9 (18.37%) LAN
23 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
23 8 (16.33%) WAN

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 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.20%) IIS
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) Apache
6 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Elite 3E
1 2 (4.08%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 25 (51.02%) Office 365
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (16.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (8.16%) IaaS
5 3 (6.12%) PaaS
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.82%) Firewall
2 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.37%) LAN
4 8 (16.33%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) DNS
6 4 (8.16%) Skype
7 3 (6.12%) SAN
7 3 (6.12%) VoIP
8 2 (4.08%) DHCP
8 2 (4.08%) VSAN
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.04%) Network Security
9 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.04%) VLAN
9 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) IT Support
2 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Active Directory Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Active Directory Support
4 9 (18.37%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Exchange Support
4 9 (18.37%) IT Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) IT Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) IT Support Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Service Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Support Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) 1st Line Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (79.59%) Windows
2 31 (63.27%) Windows Server
3 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 10
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.24%) Linux
7 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.04%) Debian
8 1 (2.04%) Fedora
8 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) ITIL
2 21 (42.86%) Service Management
3 12 (24.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
5 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.24%) Release Management
6 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) Coaching
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.08%) ITSM
8 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Statistics
8 2 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
1 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
2 3 (6.12%) VBA
3 2 (4.08%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (55.10%) MCSE
3 22 (44.90%) MCP
4 6 (12.24%) MCITP
4 6 (12.24%) MCTS
5 5 (10.20%) Degree
6 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (4.08%) RHCT
9 1 (2.04%) CCA
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.82%) Hyper-V
3 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) vSphere
5 2 (4.08%) VMware NSX
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) vCloud
6 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (30.61%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
2 2 (4.08%) vRealize
2 2 (4.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (2.04%) DameWare
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
2 31 (63.27%) VMware
3 19 (38.78%) Citrix
4 16 (32.65%) Cisco
5 3 (6.12%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
6 2 (4.08%) Dell
6 2 (4.08%) Intapp
6 2 (4.08%) NetApp
6 2 (4.08%) Reuters
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) Veeam
7 1 (2.04%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard