The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 158 173 213
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 65 53 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.09% 0.98% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 2.77% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 51 11
Average salary £36,000 £30,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.03% -9.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,900 £53,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1964 1914 1982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.89% 35.48% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1360 1722
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 35 £36,000 -13.25%
Newbury -3 12 £25,500 -41.71%
Maidenhead -10 5 £27,500 -45.00%
Wokingham - 4 £47,500 - 3
Slough -12 3 £36,500 +5.03% 2
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (95.73%) Windows
3 90 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 81 (69.23%) MCSE
5 62 (52.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (52.14%) MS Exchange
7 58 (49.57%) Firewall
8 57 (48.72%) MCITP
9 56 (47.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (45.30%) Active Directory
10 53 (45.30%) MCTS
11 44 (37.61%) MCP
12 41 (35.04%) IIS
13 40 (34.19%) VMware
14 36 (30.77%) SQL
14 36 (30.77%) TCP/IP
14 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 35 (29.91%) Exchange Server 2007
16 34 (29.06%) Cisco
17 33 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
18 32 (27.35%) SAN
19 28 (23.93%) Hyper-V
20 27 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
20 27 (23.08%) CCNA
21 26 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
22 25 (21.37%) Exchange Server 2013
23 24 (20.51%) ITIL
24 23 (19.66%) MS Excel
24 23 (19.66%) SLA
24 23 (19.66%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 61 (52.14%) MS Exchange
2 41 (35.04%) IIS
3 35 (29.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 33 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (21.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (19.66%) SharePoint
8 7 (5.98%) Lync
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.85%) Apache
9 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (19.66%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.68%) MS Office
3 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) SaaS
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (49.57%) Firewall
2 36 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 32 (27.35%) SAN
4 17 (14.53%) LAN
4 17 (14.53%) WAN
5 16 (13.68%) VLAN
6 15 (12.82%) VPN
7 13 (11.11%) VoIP
8 7 (5.98%) NAS
9 6 (5.13%) DNS
9 6 (5.13%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.27%) Internet
10 5 (4.27%) Wireless
11 4 (3.42%) DHCP
11 4 (3.42%) Network Security
12 3 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.56%) Multicast
13 2 (1.71%) PBX
13 2 (1.71%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.97%) RDBMS
2 14 (11.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.56%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) MS Access
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 4 (3.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Support Engineer
2 25 (21.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Desktop Support
4 14 (11.97%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (11.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 8 (6.84%) Technical Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) IT Support
8 7 (5.98%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Architect
10 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.27%) Operations Manager
11 4 (3.42%) Administrator
11 4 (3.42%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) Web Services
2 7 (5.98%) .NET
3 5 (4.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.85%) OAuth
4 1 (0.85%) Sass
4 1 (0.85%) OpenID
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.85%) J2EE
4 1 (0.85%) COM
4 1 (0.85%) JAAS
4 1 (0.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) IPTV
2 6 (5.13%) Clustering
3 5 (4.27%) PKI
3 5 (4.27%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.42%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.42%) iPhone
5 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.56%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Tandem
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 112 (95.73%) Windows
2 62 (52.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (47.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (16.24%) Windows 7
6 15 (12.82%) Linux
7 10 (8.55%) UNIX
7 10 (8.55%) Solaris
8 8 (6.84%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.56%) Debian
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) ITIL
2 12 (10.26%) CRM
3 10 (8.55%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (7.69%) Validation
4 9 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (4.27%) Supplier Management
6 5 (4.27%) Budget Control
6 5 (4.27%) Project Management
6 5 (4.27%) Security Management
6 5 (4.27%) Service Management
6 5 (4.27%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.27%) Information Security
7 4 (3.42%) Change Management
7 4 (3.42%) BCP
7 4 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.42%) Content Management
8 3 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.77%) SQL
2 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.71%) VB
3 2 (1.71%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby
4 1 (0.85%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (69.23%) MCSE
3 57 (48.72%) MCITP
4 53 (45.30%) MCTS
5 44 (37.61%) MCP
6 27 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (23.08%) CCNA
7 16 (13.68%) Degree
8 14 (11.97%) MOS
9 13 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (11.11%) MCSD
10 11 (9.40%) CCNP
11 9 (7.69%) MCDBA
12 7 (5.98%) MCSM
12 7 (5.98%) A+ Certification
13 4 (3.42%) Security+ Certification
14 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
14 3 (2.56%) MCDST
15 2 (1.71%) CCA
15 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.66%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 53 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 28 (23.93%) Hyper-V
3 13 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.42%) vSphere
5 3 (2.56%) KVM
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) XenApp
6 2 (1.71%) XenServer
7 1 (0.85%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (14.53%) Backup Exec
2 9 (7.69%) SCCM
3 6 (5.13%) WSUS
4 4 (3.42%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.56%) SCOM
5 3 (2.56%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 90 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 40 (34.19%) VMware
3 34 (29.06%) Cisco
4 16 (13.68%) Fortinet
5 12 (10.26%) Symantec
6 9 (7.69%) Sun
7 8 (6.84%) EMC
7 8 (6.84%) Citrix
8 7 (5.98%) Oracle
9 6 (5.13%) Dell
10 5 (4.27%) HP
11 4 (3.42%) McAfee
12 3 (2.56%) Juniper
12 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.71%) NetApp
14 1 (0.85%) Veeam
14 1 (0.85%) Mitel
14 1 (0.85%) F5
14 1 (0.85%) IBM
14 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20500 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago