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 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 193 201 177
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 21 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.41% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.17% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 38
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,750 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £45,050
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
1508 1800 1925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.70% 35.52% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1186 1280
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,876 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 8 £26,750 -23.57% 1
Bracknell -1 6 £37,500 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £75,000 - 1
Slough +3 1 £26,000 -44.08%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
4 28 (73.68%) Windows
5 26 (68.42%) VMware
6 23 (60.53%) Windows Server
7 22 (57.89%) MS Excel
8 21 (55.26%) ITIL
9 20 (52.63%) LAN
10 19 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (47.37%) vSphere
11 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (47.37%) WAN
11 18 (47.37%) Cisco
12 16 (42.11%) SQL
12 16 (42.11%) Firewall
13 15 (39.47%) Linux
13 15 (39.47%) MCSE
13 15 (39.47%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (36.84%) CCNA
14 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
15 13 (34.21%) Migration
15 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
15 13 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
16 12 (31.58%) SCCM
16 12 (31.58%) SCOM
16 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) IIS
3 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.26%) Confluence
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (28.95%) Office 365
3 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) LAN
2 18 (47.37%) WAN
3 16 (42.11%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) Wireless
5 4 (10.53%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) VPN
6 3 (7.89%) DHCP
6 3 (7.89%) DNS
6 3 (7.89%) Intranet
6 3 (7.89%) NAS
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) MS Access
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) IT Support
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) IT Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Senior DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Senior SQL DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.89%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (18.42%) Data Integration
4 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.79%) Statistics
5 4 (10.53%) Replication
6 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (5.26%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 23 (60.53%) Windows Server
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (39.47%) Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Migration
3 12 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (28.95%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (21.05%) Information Security
6 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Problem Management
7 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.89%) Change Control
9 3 (7.89%) High Availability
9 3 (7.89%) Logistics
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.26%) Coaching
10 2 (5.26%) Data Security
10 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (5.26%) Resource Management
10 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) PowerShell
3 8 (21.05%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (39.47%) MCSE
3 14 (36.84%) CCNA
3 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (23.68%) MCITP
6 8 (21.05%) MCTS
7 7 (18.42%) MCP
8 4 (10.53%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (10.53%) RHCA
9 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
10 2 (5.26%) MCDST
10 2 (5.26%) MCSD
10 2 (5.26%) MOS
10 2 (5.26%) VCP5
11 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.63%) CCDA
11 1 (2.63%) CCENT
11 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (47.37%) vSphere
4 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
5 6 (15.79%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) SCCM
1 12 (31.58%) SCOM
2 11 (28.95%) SCVMM
2 11 (28.95%) Windows Intune
3 8 (21.05%) Puppet
4 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.26%) Cacti
5 2 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 26 (68.42%) VMware
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco
4 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
5 12 (31.58%) Oracle
6 10 (26.32%) Citrix
7 8 (21.05%) RightScale
8 5 (13.16%) HP
9 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.26%) Dell
9 2 (5.26%) EMC
9 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
9 2 (5.26%) Juniper
9 2 (5.26%) NetIQ
9 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.26%) Sophos
10 1 (2.63%) Draytek
10 1 (2.63%) NETGEAR
10 1 (2.63%) ZyXEL
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