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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 198 177 212
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 53 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 0.90% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 2.53% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30 44 10
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £59,200 £37,950
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
2193 2096 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.73% 35.54% 35.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1432 1563
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +15 16 £32,500 -33.33% 3
Maidenhead +10 6 £31,250 -3.84%
Reading -7 1 £27,000 -28.00% 3
Wokingham - 1 £23,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 53 (89.83%) Windows
3 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
4 35 (59.32%) MCSE
5 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
6 31 (52.54%) VMware
7 30 (50.85%) MS Exchange
8 29 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (49.15%) ITIL
9 27 (45.76%) MS Excel
9 27 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (44.07%) MCP
11 24 (40.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 24 (40.68%) CCNA
11 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
12 21 (35.59%) Windows 7
12 21 (35.59%) MS Office
13 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (32.20%) Cisco
15 18 (30.51%) SharePoint
16 17 (28.81%) DNS
17 16 (27.12%) VPN
17 16 (27.12%) SQL
17 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (27.12%) MCTS
18 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
20 11 (18.64%) SCCM
20 11 (18.64%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 30 (50.85%) MS Exchange
2 24 (40.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (30.51%) SharePoint
4 16 (27.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (45.76%) MS Excel
2 21 (35.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) TCP/IP
2 17 (28.81%) DNS
3 16 (27.12%) VPN
4 9 (15.25%) SMTP
5 8 (13.56%) VoIP
6 7 (11.86%) Internet
7 5 (8.47%) Firewall
7 5 (8.47%) DHCP
8 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.78%) WAN
8 4 (6.78%) LAN
9 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.39%) SAN
10 1 (1.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Analyst
2 20 (33.90%) Support Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) Support Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) IT Support
5 11 (18.64%) Service Analyst
5 11 (18.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (13.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (11.86%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (6.78%) Team Leader
10 4 (6.78%) Server Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) Senior Server Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) Data Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 2 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) XML
1 3 (5.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) PKI
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.39%) iPhone
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 53 (89.83%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (35.59%) Windows 7
4 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (49.15%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
3 6 (10.17%) Time Management
3 6 (10.17%) ITSM
4 5 (8.47%) ERP
4 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.78%) Migration
6 3 (5.08%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.39%) Transition Management
7 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.39%) Coaching
7 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.69%) Security Management
8 1 (1.69%) Validation
8 1 (1.69%) Project Management
8 1 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) VBScript
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (59.32%) MCSE
3 26 (44.07%) MCP
4 24 (40.68%) CCNA
4 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (27.12%) MCTS
6 11 (18.64%) MCITP
6 11 (18.64%) CCNP
7 9 (15.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.08%) MCDST
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.39%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.69%) MCDBA
10 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) SLA
1 9 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (55.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (49.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.08%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.39%) AppManager
4 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (52.54%) VMware
3 19 (32.20%) Cisco
4 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.25%) Dell
5 8 (13.56%) Symantec
5 8 (13.56%) McAfee
6 5 (8.47%) Citrix
7 3 (5.08%) SAP
8 2 (3.39%) Avaya
8 2 (3.39%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) Apple
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) HP
Slough, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum Plus Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 27k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Eden Lea
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Eden Lea
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago