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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 177 199 182
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 0.53% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 1.50% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 29 16 37
Median salary £37,500 £33,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £26,250 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
1433 1797 2015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.92% 35.13% 36.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1207 1313
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +9 18 £37,500 - 1
Reading +13 6 £26,750 -23.57%
Newbury +8 1 £45,000 -
Wokingham - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (78.00%) VMware
3 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
4 35 (70.00%) Windows
5 30 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (58.00%) Cisco
7 27 (54.00%) Windows Server
8 26 (52.00%) vSphere
8 26 (52.00%) MS Excel
9 24 (48.00%) MCSE
9 24 (48.00%) LAN
10 23 (46.00%) CCNA
10 23 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (46.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (46.00%) Office 365
11 22 (44.00%) WAN
12 20 (40.00%) ITIL
12 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (38.00%) Citrix
14 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
14 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (34.00%) Linux
15 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
16 16 (32.00%) SQL
17 15 (30.00%) Finance
17 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
17 15 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (28.00%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.00%) Confluence
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.00%) Office 365
2 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) LAN
2 22 (44.00%) WAN
3 14 (28.00%) Firewall
4 10 (20.00%) Wireless
5 9 (18.00%) DHCP
5 9 (18.00%) DNS
5 9 (18.00%) Internet
6 8 (16.00%) Intranet
7 4 (8.00%) SAN
7 4 (8.00%) VPN
8 3 (6.00%) NAS
8 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.00%) VLAN
10 1 (2.00%) CTI
10 1 (2.00%) LDAP
10 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.00%) VoIP
10 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) LAN Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) PowerShell Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) WAN Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Administrator
5 6 (12.00%) IT Support
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Middleware
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Statistics
3 6 (12.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (10.00%) Replication
5 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.00%) Data Integration
6 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
8 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (2.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 35 (70.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (34.00%) Linux
5 15 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Migration
3 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (16.00%) Change Control
4 8 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) Information Security
7 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.00%) High Availability
8 3 (6.00%) Logistics
8 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.00%) Data Security
9 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.00%) Presales
9 2 (4.00%) Project Management
9 2 (4.00%) Resource Management
9 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (48.00%) MCSE
3 23 (46.00%) CCNA
3 23 (46.00%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (46.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (28.00%) MCP
5 13 (26.00%) MCITP
6 9 (18.00%) RHCA
7 8 (16.00%) RHCSA
8 6 (12.00%) MCTS
9 3 (6.00%) Degree
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.00%) MCDST
10 2 (4.00%) VCP5
11 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.00%) CCDA
11 1 (2.00%) CCENT
11 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (52.00%) vSphere
4 12 (24.00%) XenApp
5 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (16.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.00%) XenServer
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
1 8 (16.00%) SCOM
1 8 (16.00%) SCVMM
2 5 (10.00%) Puppet
3 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Microsoft
1 39 (78.00%) VMware
2 29 (58.00%) Cisco
3 19 (38.00%) Citrix
4 17 (34.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (22.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) HP
7 5 (10.00%) RightScale
8 3 (6.00%) Dell
9 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) IBM
9 2 (4.00%) Juniper
9 2 (4.00%) NetIQ
10 1 (2.00%) 3Com
10 1 (2.00%) Draytek
10 1 (2.00%) NETGEAR
10 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL
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