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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 185 160 188
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 65 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 1.20% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 3.63% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 38 55 27
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £46,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
2178 1793 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 39.43% 33.22% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1501 1254 1328
Average salary £49,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £62,000
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -30 16 £31,500 -12.50% 6
Newbury +7 14 £32,500 -35.64%
Slough +8 4 £46,500 +75.47%
Maidenhead -6 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Bracknell -12 1 £35,000 -7.89%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (87.88%) Windows
3 45 (68.18%) MCSE
4 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
4 40 (60.61%) VMware
5 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
6 35 (53.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (51.52%) CCNA
7 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (45.45%) ITIL
9 26 (39.39%) SharePoint
9 26 (39.39%) Hyper-V
10 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
10 25 (37.88%) MCP
10 25 (37.88%) Cisco
11 22 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (31.82%) DNS
13 20 (30.30%) SQL
14 19 (28.79%) MS Office
15 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (22.73%) CCNP
17 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
18 13 (19.70%) LAN
18 13 (19.70%) VPN
18 13 (19.70%) WAN
18 13 (19.70%) SMTP
18 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
3 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 19 (28.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) DNS
2 13 (19.70%) VPN
2 13 (19.70%) LAN
2 13 (19.70%) WAN
2 13 (19.70%) SMTP
3 10 (15.15%) VoIP
3 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
4 9 (13.64%) Firewall
5 8 (12.12%) Internet
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (6.06%) DHCP
8 3 (4.55%) SNMP
8 3 (4.55%) VLAN
8 3 (4.55%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (3.03%) NAS
9 2 (3.03%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Support Engineer
2 17 (25.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) IT Support
4 14 (21.21%) Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Support Analyst
6 8 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (12.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Consultant
8 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.58%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XML
1 3 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Clustering
1 3 (4.55%) PKI
1 3 (4.55%) EqualLogic
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (87.88%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.09%) Linux
6 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 5 (7.58%) Time Management
3 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.55%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.03%) Transition Management
5 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.03%) Change Management
5 2 (3.03%) ITSM
5 2 (3.03%) Migration
5 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.03%) ERP
6 1 (1.52%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.52%) Project Management
6 1 (1.52%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (68.18%) MCSE
3 34 (51.52%) CCNA
3 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (37.88%) MCP
5 15 (22.73%) CCNP
6 9 (13.64%) MCTS
7 8 (12.12%) MCITP
8 4 (6.06%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (6.06%) MCDST
9 3 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.03%) VCP4
11 1 (1.52%) VCP5
11 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.58%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 35 (53.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (39.39%) Hyper-V
4 6 (9.09%) vSphere
5 4 (6.06%) XenApp
6 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.55%) Samba
6 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.55%) SCOM
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.03%) AppManager
5 1 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.52%) SCSM
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) Microsoft
1 40 (60.61%) VMware
2 25 (37.88%) Cisco
3 8 (12.12%) HP
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
4 7 (10.61%) Symantec
5 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.09%) Dell
6 5 (7.58%) McAfee
7 4 (6.06%) Apple
8 3 (4.55%) Sophos
8 3 (4.55%) Brocade
8 3 (4.55%) ProCurve
8 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.55%) Juniper
8 3 (4.55%) SAP
9 2 (3.03%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.52%) Splunk
10 1 (1.52%) Oracle
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