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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 134 173
Rank change year-on-year -44 +39  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 43 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.56% 1.26% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 5.21% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 13
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,600 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 924 825 1106
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.48% 24.09% 29.32%
Number of salaries quoted 706 681 892
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +3.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 23 (44.23%) ITIL
5 22 (42.31%) Windows
5 22 (42.31%) MCSE
6 21 (40.38%) Cisco
7 15 (28.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (28.85%) Office 365
8 14 (26.92%) Degree
9 13 (25.00%) ITIL V3
9 13 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 13 (25.00%) SQL
9 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
10 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (21.15%) MCP
11 11 (21.15%) Citrix
11 11 (21.15%) VMware
11 11 (21.15%) MCITP
12 10 (19.23%) Statistics
12 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
12 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
13 9 (17.31%) SLA

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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.85%) Office 365
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) IaaS
3 7 (13.46%) PaaS
3 7 (13.46%) SaaS
4 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 9 (17.31%) DHCP
2 9 (17.31%) WAN
3 8 (15.38%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 4 (7.69%) Network Security
5 4 (7.69%) Skype
5 4 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 4 (7.69%) VoIP
6 3 (5.77%) VPN
7 2 (3.85%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) SAN
8 1 (1.92%) DDNS
8 1 (1.92%) IPsec
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
1 7 (13.46%) Multimedia
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Data Centre Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) DBA
4 7 (13.46%) SQL DBA
4 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.62%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Support
5 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) IT Manager
6 4 (7.69%) IT Support
6 4 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Citrix Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.46%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.46%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (13.46%) iPad
4 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.92%) Clustering
7 1 (1.92%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (1.92%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.77%) Linux
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.85%) Unix
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 10 (19.23%) Statistics
5 9 (17.31%) Service Management
6 8 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 8 (15.38%) High Availability
7 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) Data Management
7 7 (13.46%) Data Modelling
7 7 (13.46%) Data Protection
7 7 (13.46%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (13.46%) QMS
8 5 (9.62%) Migration
8 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.77%) Change Control
10 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
10 3 (5.77%) Network Management
10 3 (5.77%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.77%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (42.31%) MCSE
3 14 (26.92%) Degree
4 11 (21.15%) MCITP
4 11 (21.15%) MCP
5 8 (15.38%) CCA
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (13.46%) VCP5
7 5 (9.62%) MCDST
7 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (7.69%) CCIE
8 4 (7.69%) CCNA
8 4 (7.69%) CCNP
8 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) NCDA
9 3 (5.77%) NCIE
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
1 9 (17.31%) SLA
2 8 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (13.46%) QA
4 5 (9.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (15.38%) vSphere
3 8 (15.38%) XenApp
4 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.85%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.92%) NDS
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
1 3 (5.77%) WSUS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (40.38%) Cisco
3 11 (21.15%) Citrix
3 11 (21.15%) VMware
4 8 (15.38%) Dell
5 7 (13.46%) EMC
6 4 (7.69%) F5
6 4 (7.69%) Juniper
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
6 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.69%) Symantec
6 4 (7.69%) Veeam
7 3 (5.77%) Avaya
7 3 (5.77%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.92%) NetIQ
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