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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 185 189 143
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 28 35 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.62% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.69% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 34 75
Average salary £28,750 £36,250 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.68% +18.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £43,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
1697 2070 1969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.81% 36.70% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1262 1508
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram 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 3 August 2015. 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
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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
Reading -7 11 £31,000 +16.98% 2
Newbury +14 8 - -
Bracknell +17 3 - -
Windsor +1 2 £27,750 -23.97%
Slough -6 1 £25,000 -31.50% 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
3 42 (76.36%) Windows
4 38 (69.09%) CCNA
4 38 (69.09%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (52.73%) MCSE
6 25 (45.45%) ITIL
7 22 (40.00%) VMware
7 22 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 22 (40.00%) Cisco
7 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
8 20 (36.36%) MCP
8 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (34.55%) VoIP
10 18 (32.73%) DNS
10 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (32.73%) Lync
11 17 (30.91%) Hyper-V
11 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
11 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (29.09%) LAN
12 16 (29.09%) DHCP
12 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (29.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (27.27%) WAN
14 14 (25.45%) SAN
15 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
16 11 (20.00%) Time Management
17 10 (18.18%) iSCSI
17 10 (18.18%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 18 (32.73%) Lync
2 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
3 16 (29.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (34.55%) VoIP
2 18 (32.73%) DNS
3 16 (29.09%) LAN
3 16 (29.09%) DHCP
4 15 (27.27%) WAN
5 14 (25.45%) SAN
6 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
7 10 (18.18%) iSCSI
8 8 (14.55%) Firewall
9 5 (9.09%) Internet
10 4 (7.27%) VPN
11 2 (3.64%) SNMP
11 2 (3.64%) VLAN
11 2 (3.64%) WLAN
11 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.64%) NAS
11 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (3.64%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.82%) Junos
12 1 (1.82%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) French Language
2 4 (7.27%) German Language
2 4 (7.27%) Italian Language
2 4 (7.27%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Support Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) ICT Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) ICT Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) IT Support
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) EqualLogic
2 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 42 (76.36%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (18.18%) Linux
6 5 (9.09%) Solaris
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.09%) UNIX
7 4 (7.27%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.82%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Time Management
3 10 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.45%) CRM
5 3 (5.45%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (1.82%) ERP
7 1 (1.82%) Service Management
7 1 (1.82%) Change Management
7 1 (1.82%) ITSM
7 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (69.09%) CCNA
2 38 (69.09%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (52.73%) MCSE
4 20 (36.36%) MCP
5 10 (18.18%) MCITP
6 8 (14.55%) Degree
6 8 (14.55%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (7.27%) MCDBA
8 4 (7.27%) CCNP
9 3 (5.45%) MCTS
10 2 (3.64%) MCDST
11 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.82%) VCP5
11 1 (1.82%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) Hyper-V
3 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Samba
4 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.64%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (78.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.00%) Cisco
2 22 (40.00%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Dell
4 6 (10.91%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Sun
5 4 (7.27%) LANDesk
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 4 (7.27%) Avaya
6 3 (5.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.64%) McAfee
7 2 (3.64%) Apple
7 2 (3.64%) ProCurve
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.64%) Brocade
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Adobe
8 1 (1.82%) SonicWALL
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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