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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 188 168 202
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 33 56 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 1.02% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 2.95% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 9
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £52,750 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
2062 1901 1778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.72% 34.72% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1351 1323 1412
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Newbury +3 14 £32,500 -33.33% 2
Maidenhead - 5 £32,500 -
Reading -15 4 £37,750 -6.21% 2
Slough 0 2 £34,500 -5.47%
Wokingham +4 1 £23,500 -47.77%
Bracknell -19 1 £35,000 -12.50% 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (88.14%) Windows
3 41 (69.49%) MCSE
4 38 (64.41%) Active Directory
5 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
5 35 (59.32%) VMware
6 33 (55.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (45.76%) CCNA
7 27 (45.76%) ITIL
7 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (44.07%) MS Excel
8 26 (44.07%) MS Exchange
9 24 (40.68%) MCP
9 24 (40.68%) MS Office
10 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (35.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (32.20%) SharePoint
13 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
14 18 (30.51%) DNS
14 18 (30.51%) SQL
14 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
15 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
15 17 (28.81%) Cisco
15 17 (28.81%) VPN
16 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (23.73%) MCTS
16 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (22.03%) CCNP
18 12 (20.34%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (44.07%) MS Exchange
2 21 (35.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (32.20%) SharePoint
4 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Lync
8 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (44.07%) MS Excel
2 24 (40.68%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
2 18 (30.51%) DNS
3 17 (28.81%) VPN
4 11 (18.64%) SMTP
5 7 (11.86%) Internet
5 7 (11.86%) VoIP
6 6 (10.17%) WAN
6 6 (10.17%) LAN
6 6 (10.17%) Firewall
7 4 (6.78%) DHCP
7 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.08%) SAN
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.69%) NAS
10 1 (1.69%) VLAN
10 1 (1.69%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Analyst
2 19 (32.20%) Support Engineer
3 16 (27.12%) Support Analyst
4 14 (23.73%) IT Support
5 11 (18.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (13.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) IT Support Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Consultant
9 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Support Consultant
10 3 (5.08%) Team Leader
10 3 (5.08%) Technical Support Consultant
10 3 (5.08%) Server Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) JSON
1 3 (5.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.08%) Clustering
1 3 (5.08%) PKI
1 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 52 (88.14%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
5 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Time Management
5 3 (5.08%) Software Distribution
5 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.08%) ITSM
5 3 (5.08%) ERP
6 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.39%) Transition Management
7 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.69%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Management
7 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (69.49%) MCSE
3 27 (45.76%) CCNA
3 27 (45.76%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (40.68%) MCP
5 14 (23.73%) MCTS
6 13 (22.03%) CCNP
7 12 (20.34%) MCITP
8 8 (13.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.39%) MCDST
11 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.69%) Degree
11 1 (1.69%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (64.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (55.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.78%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.69%) Samba
6 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.08%) SCOM
4 2 (3.39%) AppManager
4 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.69%) SCSM
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) Microsoft
1 35 (59.32%) VMware
2 17 (28.81%) Cisco
3 8 (13.56%) Dell
4 7 (11.86%) Symantec
4 7 (11.86%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.17%) McAfee
5 6 (10.17%) Citrix
6 3 (5.08%) SAP
7 2 (3.39%) Apple
7 2 (3.39%) Sophos
7 2 (3.39%) NetIQ
7 2 (3.39%) HP
7 2 (3.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.69%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.69%) Brocade
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 12 days ago