Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 150 205
Rank change year-on-year -28 +55 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 51 64
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.49% 1.23% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 7.28% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 39 62
10th Percentile " " £22,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £31,250 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% +33.33% +27.12%
75th Percentile £85,000 £69,375 £47,500
90th Percentile " £70,000 £78,125
North West median annual salary £55,000 £46,750 £36,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +28.08% +35.19%

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 659 701 1,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.90% 16.89% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 448 531 1,076
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,125
25th Percentile £39,500 £33,750 £35,047
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +4.65%

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 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 May 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 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Azure
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Sophos
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
4 6 (31.58%) IPsec
4 6 (31.58%) Electronics
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) CRM
4 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
4 6 (31.58%) LAN
4 6 (31.58%) WLAN
4 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 6 (31.58%) FTP
4 6 (31.58%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
4 6 (31.58%) SSL
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills

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 (31.58%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Azure
2 6 (31.58%) IaaS
2 6 (31.58%) PaaS
2 6 (31.58%) SaaS
3 4 (21.05%) AWS
3 4 (21.05%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) DNS
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) FTP
1 6 (31.58%) IPsec
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) SSL
1 6 (31.58%) VLAN
1 6 (31.58%) VPN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
1 6 (31.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (31.58%) Electronics
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Azure Architect
1 6 (31.58%) Cloud Architect
1 6 (31.58%) IT Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Thinking
1 6 (31.58%) Computer Science
1 6 (31.58%) CRM
1 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (31.58%) Data Science
1 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
1 6 (31.58%) Product Strategy
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
1 6 (31.58%) Server Virtualisation
1 6 (31.58%) Storage Management
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Requirements Gathering
3 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
1 4 (21.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCITP
2 6 (31.58%) MCTS
3 4 (21.05%) RHCE
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.79%) CISSP
4 3 (15.79%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (15.79%) MCP
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) WSUS
2 4 (21.05%) Ansible
2 4 (21.05%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Terraform
3 3 (15.79%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Sophos
2 6 (31.58%) ZyXEL
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) VMware