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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 167 219 209
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 29 30 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 1.46% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 25
Median salary £42,500 £48,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.45% +47.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £33,400
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
1302 2059 2180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.97% 34.15% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 933 1595 1268
Median salary £55,000 £52,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +9.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Reading +43 8 £39,750 -18.04% 2
Bracknell +16 3 £42,500 +102.38%
Slough +22 2 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Newbury +17 2 £37,000 -22.91% 1
Maidenhead +3 2 £51,750 -13.75% 1
Ascot - 2 £25,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £37,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (81.44%) Windows
3 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
4 74 (76.29%) MCSE
5 72 (74.23%) VMware
6 65 (67.01%) Microsoft
7 61 (62.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 60 (61.86%) Windows Server
9 57 (58.76%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (58.76%) CCNA
10 49 (50.52%) Cisco
11 47 (48.45%) MS Exchange
11 47 (48.45%) Finance
12 45 (46.39%) Office 365
13 44 (45.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (44.33%) LAN
15 42 (43.30%) DNS
15 42 (43.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 41 (42.27%) DHCP
17 40 (41.24%) WAN
17 40 (41.24%) MCP
18 38 (39.18%) Citrix
19 32 (32.99%) MCITP
19 32 (32.99%) vSphere
20 24 (24.74%) ITIL
20 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
21 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
22 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
22 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
23 17 (17.53%) Statistics

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 47 (48.45%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (14.43%) IIS
5 10 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (9.28%) Skype for Business
7 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.09%) SharePoint Foundation
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (18.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (46.39%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.12%) SaaS
5 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (44.33%) LAN
2 42 (43.30%) DNS
3 41 (42.27%) DHCP
4 40 (41.24%) WAN
5 12 (12.37%) Firewall
5 12 (12.37%) Wireless
6 11 (11.34%) Internet
6 11 (11.34%) Intranet
6 11 (11.34%) VLAN
7 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.25%) SAN
9 6 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (5.15%) VPN
11 4 (4.12%) MPLS
12 3 (3.09%) Skype
13 2 (2.06%) CTI
13 2 (2.06%) LDAP
13 2 (2.06%) VoIP
14 1 (1.03%) Network Security
14 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (48.45%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (64.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (27.84%) Support Engineer
3 23 (23.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (21.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (20.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (20.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (20.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 20 (20.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Support
5 20 (20.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (14.43%) Administrator
8 13 (13.40%) VMware Engineer
8 13 (13.40%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (12.37%) Exchange Engineer
10 11 (11.34%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 10 (10.31%) DBA
11 10 (10.31%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 10 (10.31%) SQL DBA
11 10 (10.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (17.53%) Statistics
3 6 (6.19%) Clustering
4 4 (4.12%) Replication
5 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) IVR
6 2 (2.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 79 (81.44%) Windows
2 60 (61.86%) Windows Server
3 44 (45.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (24.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.46%) Linux
5 15 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (12.37%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.22%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.15%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Change Control
3 11 (11.34%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 10 (10.31%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.22%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (6.19%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (6.19%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (6.19%) Time Management
9 5 (5.15%) Change Management
9 5 (5.15%) Migration
9 5 (5.15%) Presales
10 4 (4.12%) High Availability
10 4 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.09%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (3.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 2 (2.06%) Database Security
12 2 (2.06%) Line Management
12 2 (2.06%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) SQL
2 12 (12.37%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (76.29%) MCSE
3 57 (58.76%) CCNA
3 57 (58.76%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (43.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (41.24%) MCP
6 32 (32.99%) MCITP
7 15 (15.46%) MCTS
8 12 (12.37%) RHCA
8 12 (12.37%) RHCSA
9 4 (4.12%) CCNP
10 3 (3.09%) CCA
10 3 (3.09%) CCAA
10 3 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.09%) VCP5
10 3 (3.09%) VCP6
10 3 (3.09%) VTSP
11 1 (1.03%) CCENT
11 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (77.32%) Active Directory
2 61 (62.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (32.99%) vSphere
4 17 (17.53%) XenApp
5 14 (14.43%) Hyper-V
6 11 (11.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (4.12%) Firmware
8 3 (3.09%) vCloud
9 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.15%) SCCM
3 3 (3.09%) PowerCLI
3 3 (3.09%) vRealize
4 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.03%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.03%) Nagios
4 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (74.23%) VMware
2 65 (67.01%) Microsoft
3 49 (50.52%) Cisco
4 38 (39.18%) Citrix
5 15 (15.46%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.15%) Dell
7 4 (4.12%) Avaya
7 4 (4.12%) HP
8 3 (3.09%) Huawei
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
9 2 (2.06%) Apple
9 2 (2.06%) Symantec
10 1 (1.03%) 3Com
10 1 (1.03%) BT
10 1 (1.03%) CA
10 1 (1.03%) Draytek
10 1 (1.03%) IBM
10 1 (1.03%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle
10 1 (1.03%) ZyXEL
Newbury, Berkshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum + gd benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £30 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago