Period
to 19 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 245 201
Rank change year-on-year +50 -44 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 83 56 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.17% 0.70% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 3.06% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 68 46 64
Manchester median annual salary £37,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.90% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £29,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -21.33% -6.25% +50.94%

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 1,303 1,829 1,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 18.44% 22.84% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,007 1,461 1,431
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £66,250 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 June 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 June 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 - 7 - - 1
Altrincham +13 5 £29,500 -
Cheadle - 5 £23,750 - 1
Stockport - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (86.75%) Windows
3 69 (83.13%) Microsoft
4 66 (79.52%) ITIL
5 65 (78.31%) MCSE
6 62 (74.70%) Active Directory
6 62 (74.70%) Windows Server
7 48 (57.83%) VMware
8 46 (55.42%) MCP
9 38 (45.78%) Hyper-V
10 36 (43.37%) Office 365
11 34 (40.96%) Service Management
12 28 (33.73%) Firewall
12 28 (33.73%) Cisco
13 27 (32.53%) SQL
13 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (30.12%) T-SQL
14 25 (30.12%) LAN
15 24 (28.92%) WAN
15 24 (28.92%) SQL Server
16 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (26.51%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (26.51%) TCP/IP
18 21 (25.30%) IIS
18 21 (25.30%) VBA
18 21 (25.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 20 (24.10%) Disaster Recovery
19 20 (24.10%) .NET
20 19 (22.89%) Mentoring

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 21 (25.30%) IIS
2 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
3 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (9.64%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.20%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (18.07%) Elite 3E
1 15 (18.07%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 36 (43.37%) Office 365
2 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (15.66%) IaaS
4 8 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (7.23%) PaaS
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.73%) Firewall
2 25 (30.12%) LAN
3 24 (28.92%) WAN
4 22 (26.51%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.87%) DNS
6 8 (9.64%) Skype
7 7 (8.43%) VLAN
8 6 (7.23%) Unified Communications
8 6 (7.23%) VPN
8 6 (7.23%) WLAN
9 5 (6.02%) PBX
9 5 (6.02%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (6.02%) SAN
10 4 (4.82%) DHCP
11 2 (2.41%) VoIP
12 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (1.20%) Internet
12 1 (1.20%) NAS
12 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (25.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 15 (18.07%) JIRA
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Retail
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Support Engineer
2 17 (20.48%) Applications Support
3 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Developer
4 15 (18.07%) Applications Developer
5 13 (15.66%) Service Analyst
6 12 (14.46%) IT Support
7 11 (13.25%) IT Analyst
8 10 (12.05%) 1st Line Engineer
9 9 (10.84%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (10.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 9 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (9.64%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (9.64%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (9.64%) Support Analyst
10 8 (9.64%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (8.43%) Active Directory Analyst
11 7 (8.43%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (8.43%) Exchange Support
11 7 (8.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.10%) .NET
2 16 (19.28%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (7.23%) Clustering
3 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.61%) FlexPod
5 3 (3.61%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (1.20%) PKI
7 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (86.75%) Windows
2 62 (74.70%) Windows Server
3 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (26.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.25%) Windows 10
7 9 (10.84%) Linux
8 3 (3.61%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (3.61%) Unix
9 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.41%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (1.20%) Fedora
10 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (79.52%) ITIL
2 34 (40.96%) Service Management
3 20 (24.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (22.89%) Mentoring
5 16 (19.28%) CRM
6 15 (18.07%) Change Control
6 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
6 15 (18.07%) Statistics
7 11 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (9.64%) ITIL V3
9 7 (8.43%) DevOps
9 7 (8.43%) Practice Management
9 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
9 7 (8.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) Security Patching
9 7 (8.43%) Tech Ops
10 6 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.23%) Coaching
10 6 (7.23%) Release Management
10 6 (7.23%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) SQL
2 25 (30.12%) T-SQL
3 21 (25.30%) VBA
4 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.82%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) C
7 2 (2.41%) VB
7 2 (2.41%) VBScript
8 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (78.31%) MCSE
3 46 (55.42%) MCP
4 11 (13.25%) Degree
5 8 (9.64%) CCNA
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (9.64%) MCITP
6 6 (7.23%) MCTS
7 5 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.61%) NCDA
9 3 (3.61%) VCAP
10 2 (2.41%) RHCT
11 1 (1.20%) CCA
11 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) SLA
2 5 (6.02%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 62 (74.70%) Active Directory
2 38 (45.78%) Hyper-V
3 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
4 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) SCCM
2 7 (8.43%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) WMI
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (83.13%) Microsoft
2 48 (57.83%) VMware
3 28 (33.73%) Cisco
4 16 (19.28%) Citrix
4 16 (19.28%) Oracle
5 15 (18.07%) Intapp
5 15 (18.07%) Reuters
5 15 (18.07%) SAP
6 6 (7.23%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.02%) Acme Packet
7 5 (6.02%) HP
7 5 (6.02%) NetApp
7 5 (6.02%) Sonus
8 4 (4.82%) Veeam
9 2 (2.41%) Apple
9 2 (2.41%) Google
10 1 (1.20%) Dell
10 1 (1.20%) iManage
10 1 (1.20%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.20%) WatchGuard