Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 225 226
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 65 68 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.88% 0.91% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 4.25% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 61 66 35
Manchester median annual salary £27,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.47% +13.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £17,000 £21,000 £24,550
90th Percentile £43,750 £51,250 £49,250
North West median annual salary £27,000 £38,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year -29.87% +14.93% +15.52%

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 1,504 1,599 1,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.25% 21.49% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 1,321 1,397
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Altrincham - 7 £29,500 -
Rochdale +14 5 £36,000 +56.52% 1
Bury - 2 £47,500 - 1
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (83.08%) MCSE
3 53 (81.54%) Windows
4 48 (73.85%) Active Directory
5 47 (72.31%) Windows Server
6 46 (70.77%) ITIL
7 45 (69.23%) Microsoft
8 43 (66.15%) Cisco
9 42 (64.62%) Office 365
10 40 (61.54%) MCP
11 38 (58.46%) VMware
12 37 (56.92%) Hyper-V
13 35 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
14 32 (49.23%) Firewall
15 31 (47.69%) WAN
15 31 (47.69%) TCP/IP
16 29 (44.62%) LAN
17 23 (35.38%) SLA
17 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (33.85%) SCCM
19 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
20 14 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
21 13 (20.00%) SQL
22 12 (18.46%) DNS
22 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
22 12 (18.46%) CCNA
22 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
23 10 (15.38%) Service Management
23 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007

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 12 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.69%) IIS
4 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (64.62%) Office 365
2 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.15%) IaaS
3 4 (6.15%) PaaS
4 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) Firewall
2 31 (47.69%) TCP/IP
2 31 (47.69%) WAN
3 29 (44.62%) LAN
4 12 (18.46%) DNS
5 5 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (3.08%) DHCP
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
6 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Support Engineer
2 12 (18.46%) 1st Line Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (13.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) VMware Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) VMware Support Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Service Desk Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) IT Support
7 6 (9.23%) Server Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Server Support
7 6 (9.23%) Service Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Server Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Server Support
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 47 (72.31%) Windows Server
3 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.15%) Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.08%) Unix
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Service Management
3 8 (12.31%) ITIL V3
4 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (9.23%) High Availability
5 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
5 6 (9.23%) Workflow
6 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.15%) Process Improvement
6 4 (6.15%) Software Licensing
7 3 (4.62%) CRM
7 3 (4.62%) DevOps
7 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.08%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.08%) Release Management
8 2 (3.08%) Server Building
8 2 (3.08%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 6 (9.23%) C#
4 4 (6.15%) VBA
5 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.08%) VB
6 2 (3.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (83.08%) MCSE
3 40 (61.54%) MCP
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (18.46%) CCNA
6 9 (13.85%) MCITP
7 6 (9.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (9.23%) Degree
8 3 (4.62%) CCA
8 3 (4.62%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.62%) VCP5
9 2 (3.08%) CCIE
9 2 (3.08%) CCNP
9 2 (3.08%) HNC
9 2 (3.08%) HND
9 2 (3.08%) MCSD
9 2 (3.08%) MCTS
9 2 (3.08%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (35.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (73.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (56.92%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.62%) vSphere
5 3 (4.62%) XenApp
5 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (33.85%) SCCM
2 5 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (4.62%) WMI
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.54%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 45 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 43 (66.15%) Cisco
3 38 (58.46%) VMware
4 8 (12.31%) Citrix
5 3 (4.62%) Apple
5 3 (4.62%) Dell
5 3 (4.62%) EMC
5 3 (4.62%) iManage
6 2 (3.08%) F5
6 2 (3.08%) Google
6 2 (3.08%) Juniper
6 2 (3.08%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.54%) Capita
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle