The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 193 191 206
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 54 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.90% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 2.61% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24 46 17
Average salary £31,250 £34,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.42% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,550 £48,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2161 2067 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.95% 34.32% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1244 1422 1620
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +21 13 £32,500 +51.16% 1
Maidenhead +1 6 £31,250 -3.84%
Reading -5 1 £27,000 -22.30% 2
Windsor - 1 £26,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £23,500 - 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (92.06%) Windows
3 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 36 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 34 (53.97%) MCSE
6 32 (50.79%) MCP
6 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
8 28 (44.44%) VMware
9 27 (42.86%) MS Excel
9 27 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (39.68%) ITIL
11 25 (39.68%) CCNA
12 24 (38.10%) Cisco
13 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
14 20 (31.75%) MS Office
14 20 (31.75%) MCTS
15 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
16 17 (26.98%) VPN
16 17 (26.98%) DNS
17 13 (20.63%) SQL
17 13 (20.63%) MCITP
17 13 (20.63%) Windows 8
18 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
3 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.35%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (31.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) TCP/IP
2 17 (26.98%) VPN
2 17 (26.98%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) Internet
4 9 (14.29%) Firewall
5 8 (12.70%) DHCP
6 6 (9.52%) SMTP
7 5 (7.94%) VoIP
8 4 (6.35%) WAN
8 4 (6.35%) LAN
8 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.17%) SAN
10 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
2 4 (6.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Analyst
1 26 (41.27%) Support Engineer
2 20 (31.75%) Support Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) IT Support
4 10 (15.87%) Service Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) IT Support Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Server Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
8 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Server Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) XML
1 3 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) PKI
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (20.63%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Time Management
3 8 (12.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (12.70%) ITSM
4 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.35%) Security Management
5 4 (6.35%) Validation
5 4 (6.35%) Migration
5 4 (6.35%) ERP
5 4 (6.35%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (53.97%) MCSE
3 32 (50.79%) MCP
4 25 (39.68%) CCNA
4 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (31.75%) MCTS
6 13 (20.63%) MCITP
7 12 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (15.87%) CCNP
9 4 (6.35%) MCDBA
9 4 (6.35%) Degree
9 4 (6.35%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (4.76%) MCDST
11 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) SLA
2 6 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.35%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) VMware
3 24 (38.10%) Cisco
4 10 (15.87%) Dell
5 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
6 7 (11.11%) McAfee
7 4 (6.35%) Symantec
7 4 (6.35%) Citrix
8 3 (4.76%) Avaya
8 3 (4.76%) SAP
9 2 (3.17%) HP
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Distribution Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £26000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago