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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 188 187 144
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 35 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.59% 0.63% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 1.71% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 17 33 76
Average salary £33,000 £36,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% +19.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £39,100 £47,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
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
1778 2047 1941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.17% 36.60% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1198 1325 1483
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,900 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -3 12 £35,000 +52.17% 3
Newbury +8 8 - -
Bracknell +15 4 - -
Windsor -3 4 £33,000 -9.58%
Slough -10 1 £25,000 -31.50%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (77.78%) Windows
3 46 (73.02%) Microsoft
4 43 (68.25%) CCNA
4 43 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (57.14%) MCSE
6 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 27 (42.86%) VMware
8 24 (38.10%) Cisco
8 24 (38.10%) ITIL
9 23 (36.51%) MCP
10 22 (34.92%) MS Excel
10 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (33.33%) Lync
12 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (31.75%) VoIP
13 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
13 19 (30.16%) DNS
13 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (30.16%) Hyper-V
14 18 (28.57%) LAN
15 17 (26.98%) WAN
16 16 (25.40%) DHCP
16 16 (25.40%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (23.81%) SAN
18 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
19 12 (19.05%) Linux
19 12 (19.05%) MCITP
20 10 (15.87%) iSCSI

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 21 (33.33%) Lync
2 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
3 16 (25.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (34.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (31.75%) VoIP
2 19 (30.16%) DNS
3 18 (28.57%) LAN
4 17 (26.98%) WAN
5 16 (25.40%) DHCP
6 15 (23.81%) SAN
7 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
8 10 (15.87%) iSCSI
9 9 (14.29%) Firewall
10 6 (9.52%) Internet
11 5 (7.94%) VPN
12 3 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (4.76%) VLAN
12 3 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (4.76%) SNMP
13 2 (3.17%) NAS
13 2 (3.17%) SMTP
13 2 (3.17%) PBX
13 2 (3.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) French Language
2 4 (6.35%) German Language
2 4 (6.35%) Italian Language
2 4 (6.35%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Support Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) IT Support
3 8 (12.70%) ICT Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) ICT Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.05%) Linux
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.94%) Solaris
6 5 (7.94%) UNIX
7 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
3 9 (14.29%) Time Management
3 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.76%) CRM
4 3 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (3.17%) Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Patch Management
5 2 (3.17%) Change Management
5 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.59%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (68.25%) CCNA
2 43 (68.25%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (57.14%) MCSE
4 23 (36.51%) MCP
5 12 (19.05%) MCITP
6 9 (14.29%) Degree
7 8 (12.70%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (7.94%) CCNP
9 4 (6.35%) MCDBA
9 4 (6.35%) MCDST
10 3 (4.76%) MCTS
11 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.59%) VCP5
11 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.59%) RHCSA
11 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (30.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.76%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.76%) Samba
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.59%) SCSM
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (73.02%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 24 (38.10%) Cisco
4 9 (14.29%) HP
4 9 (14.29%) Dell
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) Sun
6 4 (6.35%) LANDesk
7 3 (4.76%) ProCurve
7 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.76%) 3PAR
7 3 (4.76%) Brocade
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
7 3 (4.76%) Symantec
7 3 (4.76%) Avaya
8 2 (3.17%) Juniper
8 2 (3.17%) IBM
8 2 (3.17%) Sophos
9 1 (1.59%) McAfee
9 1 (1.59%) Splunk
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Woodley, Reading
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 27 days ago