Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 216 161 194
Rank change year-on-year -55 +33 +49
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 21 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 0.67% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 4.90% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 14 36
10th Percentile £39,750 £44,112 -
25th Percentile £51,525 £45,272 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,350 £52,500 £41,250
Median % change year-on-year +1.62% +27.27% +61.76%
75th Percentile £56,250 £80,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £56,420 £85,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £53,350 £49,707 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.33% +52.94% +35.42%

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 1,204 429 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.05% 13.79% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 760 331 716
10th Percentile £31,764 £31,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,563 £40,750 £33,274
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +11.70% +4.44%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £83,875 £71,250 £72,406
North West median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +6.32% +7.95% -2.22%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Altrincham - 4 £38,750 - 1
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (96.77%) Azure
3 29 (93.55%) Windows
4 27 (87.10%) Linux
4 27 (87.10%) AWS
5 26 (83.87%) PaaS
5 26 (83.87%) MCTS
5 26 (83.87%) IaaS
6 25 (80.65%) Windows Server
7 24 (77.42%) ITIL
8 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
8 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
8 23 (74.19%) GCP
8 23 (74.19%) PowerShell
9 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
10 21 (67.74%) Citrix
10 21 (67.74%) Change Management
11 20 (64.52%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (64.52%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (64.52%) Clustering
11 20 (64.52%) LDAP
11 20 (64.52%) DHCP
11 20 (64.52%) MySQL
11 20 (64.52%) DNS
11 20 (64.52%) PKI
11 20 (64.52%) Network Load Balancing
11 20 (64.52%) SCCM
11 20 (64.52%) Network Security

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 2 (6.45%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 30 (96.77%) Azure
2 27 (87.10%) AWS
3 26 (83.87%) IaaS
3 26 (83.87%) PaaS
4 23 (74.19%) GCP
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) DHCP
1 20 (64.52%) DNS
1 20 (64.52%) Network Security
1 20 (64.52%) Remote Desktop
1 20 (64.52%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (9.68%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (64.52%) MySQL
General
1 20 (64.52%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 1 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Senior Server Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Clustering
1 20 (64.52%) PKI
2 3 (9.68%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Linux
3 25 (80.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) ITIL
2 21 (67.74%) Change Management
3 20 (64.52%) Change Control
3 20 (64.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (64.52%) Network Load Balancing
3 20 (64.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (19.35%) CI/CD
5 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Tech Ops
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) Bash
2 3 (9.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (83.87%) MCTS
3 20 (64.52%) ITIL Certification
3 20 (64.52%) SC Cleared
3 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
4 9 (29.03%) MCSE
5 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (12.90%) MCITP
7 3 (9.68%) AWS Certification
7 3 (9.68%) RHCE
8 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (3.23%) Degree
9 1 (3.23%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
3 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) SCCM
2 6 (19.35%) Ansible
2 6 (19.35%) Terraform
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 21 (67.74%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Okta