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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 195 169 164
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 51 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.91% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.37% 2.64% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 50
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +18.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £22,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £44,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
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
1973 1932 1871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.68% 34.31% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1297 1319 1354
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,350
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
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 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 6 May 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
(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
Reading -19 18 £35,000 -2.77% 5
Newbury -1 3 £43,000 +48.27%
Windsor -13 3 £33,000 -9.58% 1
Slough +3 2 £46,500 +27.39% 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (88.33%) Windows
3 42 (70.00%) MCSE
4 40 (66.67%) CCNA
4 40 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 28 (46.67%) VMware
6 28 (46.67%) Hyper-V
7 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
7 27 (45.00%) ITIL
8 25 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (36.67%) Cisco
10 21 (35.00%) MCP
11 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 20 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 20 (33.33%) Lync
12 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (30.00%) LAN
13 18 (30.00%) WAN
13 18 (30.00%) DNS
13 18 (30.00%) SharePoint
14 17 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (25.00%) VoIP
16 14 (23.33%) CCNP
16 14 (23.33%) SAN
17 11 (18.33%) SQL
18 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 10 (16.67%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 20 (33.33%) Lync
2 18 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (28.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) LAN
1 18 (30.00%) WAN
1 18 (30.00%) DNS
2 15 (25.00%) VoIP
3 14 (23.33%) SAN
4 9 (15.00%) iSCSI
4 9 (15.00%) SMTP
4 9 (15.00%) Firewall
5 7 (11.67%) VPN
6 5 (8.33%) DHCP
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.00%) SNMP
7 3 (5.00%) Internet
7 3 (5.00%) VLAN
7 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.33%) NAS
8 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) German Language
4 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) IT Support
4 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Support
8 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (5.00%) Support Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.00%) Technical Support Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) EqualLogic
2 3 (5.00%) Clustering
2 3 (5.00%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (88.33%) Windows
2 25 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.33%) Linux
6 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.67%) Solaris
9 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (5.00%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (3.33%) Migration
5 2 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.33%) Change Management
5 2 (3.33%) Transition Management
6 1 (1.67%) ITSM
6 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.67%) ERP
6 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (70.00%) MCSE
3 40 (66.67%) CCNA
3 40 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (35.00%) MCP
5 14 (23.33%) CCNP
6 10 (16.67%) MCITP
7 5 (8.33%) Degree
7 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (8.33%) MCDST
8 3 (5.00%) MCTS
8 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.67%) VCP5
9 1 (1.67%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Hyper-V
2 27 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.33%) vSphere
5 4 (6.67%) XenApp
6 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.00%) Samba
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) AppManager
4 2 (3.33%) vMotion
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (46.67%) VMware
3 22 (36.67%) Cisco
4 7 (11.67%) HP
4 7 (11.67%) Dell
5 6 (10.00%) Citrix
5 6 (10.00%) Symantec
6 4 (6.67%) McAfee
6 4 (6.67%) Apple
7 3 (5.00%) Sophos
7 3 (5.00%) Brocade
7 3 (5.00%) Avaya
7 3 (5.00%) Juniper
7 3 (5.00%) ProCurve
7 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.33%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle
9 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
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