Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 233 220
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 64 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 3.75% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 27 57 61
Manchester median annual salary £32,000 £27,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.52% -40.00% +38.46%
10th Percentile £21,400 £17,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £44,250 £46,500 £51,250
North West median annual salary £27,500 £27,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -28.95% +26.67%

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 1,669 1,706 1,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.25% 21.61% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,365 1,356 1,363
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +18 4 - -
Sale -2 3 £32,000 -
Bolton - 3 £27,500 -
Bury -1 2 £20,000 -57.89%
Wigan - 2 £23,000 - 1
Altrincham -14 1 £23,500 -20.34%
Salford - 1 £25,000 -
Stockport - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (71.79%) VMware
3 27 (69.23%) Windows
4 25 (64.10%) ITIL
5 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
7 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (41.03%) Firewall
9 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
10 15 (38.46%) Service Management
11 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
12 13 (33.33%) Office 365
12 13 (33.33%) Cisco
13 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
14 11 (28.21%) Citrix
14 11 (28.21%) MCP
15 10 (25.64%) MCSE
15 10 (25.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (23.08%) Change Control
16 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
17 8 (20.51%) SCCM
17 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 7 (17.95%) Degree
18 7 (17.95%) DNS
19 6 (15.38%) CCNA
19 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
19 6 (15.38%) SQL
19 6 (15.38%) Incident Management

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 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Office 365
2 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) Firewall
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.26%) SAN
5 3 (7.69%) Skype
6 2 (5.13%) DHCP
6 2 (5.13%) VSAN
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.56%) MS Access
General
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Games
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) IT Support
2 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) IT Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Exchange Support
3 6 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) FlexPod
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
4 14 (35.90%) Windows 10
5 9 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (10.26%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (5.13%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.56%) Android
9 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.56%) Debian
9 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) Service Management
3 9 (23.08%) Change Control
4 8 (20.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.26%) Informatics
6 4 (10.26%) ITSM
6 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.56%) ITIL V2
9 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (2.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (28.21%) MCP
3 10 (25.64%) MCSE
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (17.95%) Degree
5 6 (15.38%) CCNA
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (10.26%) NCDA
6 4 (10.26%) VCAP
6 4 (10.26%) VCP6
7 3 (7.69%) MCITP
7 3 (7.69%) MCTS
8 2 (5.13%) CCA
8 2 (5.13%) CCNP
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.38%) vSphere
5 4 (10.26%) vCloud
6 2 (5.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.13%) vRealize
2 2 (5.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (2.56%) DameWare
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) VMware
2 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) Cisco
4 11 (28.21%) Citrix
5 6 (15.38%) Veeam
6 4 (10.26%) Google
6 4 (10.26%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.56%) Lotus
7 1 (2.56%) Novell
7 1 (2.56%) Pegasus
7 1 (2.56%) Sage