Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 228 117 220
Rank change year-on-year -111 +103 +42
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 44 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.29% 1.70% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 11.64% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 29
10th Percentile " £44,112 £23,000
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,350 £52,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.62% +40.00% +50.00%
75th Percentile £56,250 £70,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £57,125 " £67,500
North West median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +0.95% +61.54% +30.00%

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 1,002 378 1,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.99% 14.57% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 665 280 901
10th Percentile £30,677 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,063 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +13.89% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £69,687
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +10.47% -2.27%

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 19 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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
Altrincham - 1 £35,000 - 1
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Azure
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (87.50%) VMware
4 12 (75.00%) Linux
4 12 (75.00%) AWS
5 11 (68.75%) GCP
5 11 (68.75%) PowerShell
6 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 8 (50.00%) Citrix
7 8 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (50.00%) Change Management
7 8 (50.00%) MCTS
7 8 (50.00%) IaaS
7 8 (50.00%) PaaS
7 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (43.75%) Public Sector
8 7 (43.75%) Change Control
8 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (43.75%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (43.75%) PKI
8 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (43.75%) SCCM
8 7 (43.75%) Network Security
8 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification

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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (93.75%) Azure
2 12 (75.00%) AWS
3 11 (68.75%) GCP
4 8 (50.00%) IaaS
4 8 (50.00%) PaaS
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
1 7 (43.75%) Network Security
1 7 (43.75%) Remote Desktop
1 7 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) MySQL
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Influencing Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Clustering
1 7 (43.75%) PKI
2 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Change Management
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Change Control
2 7 (43.75%) Network Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (12.50%) B2B
4 2 (12.50%) B2C
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCTS
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (25.00%) RHCE
6 2 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CISSP
6 2 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (6.25%) VCP6
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 4 (25.00%) Ansible
2 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Terraform
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Okta