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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 191 140 195
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +55
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 33 76 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 1.34% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 3.90% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33 70 25
Average salary £29,000 £30,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.91% -19.73%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
2143 1947 1920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.10% 34.43% 33.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1456 1596
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Reading -11 13 £26,500 -23.18%
Windsor - 9 £27,500 -
Bracknell -10 4 £37,500 +22.95%
Slough +5 3 £36,500 -14.11% 6
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (98.75%) Windows
3 52 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 45 (56.25%) MCSE
5 44 (55.00%) MS Exchange
6 41 (51.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (48.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (41.25%) VMware
9 32 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 32 (40.00%) MCP
10 31 (38.75%) Firewall
11 30 (37.50%) MCTS
11 30 (37.50%) CCNA
11 30 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
13 28 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (33.75%) MCITP
15 26 (32.50%) ITIL
15 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (31.25%) Cisco
17 24 (30.00%) MS Excel
18 23 (28.75%) TCP/IP
19 22 (27.50%) SLA
20 20 (25.00%) Windows 8
20 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
21 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
22 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
22 16 (20.00%) SAN
22 16 (20.00%) SharePoint
23 15 (18.75%) IIS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 44 (55.00%) MS Exchange
2 28 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 15 (18.75%) IIS
6 12 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (10.00%) Lync
8 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (38.75%) Firewall
2 23 (28.75%) TCP/IP
3 16 (20.00%) SAN
4 14 (17.50%) DNS
5 12 (15.00%) Internet
5 12 (15.00%) VPN
6 11 (13.75%) DHCP
7 9 (11.25%) VoIP
8 6 (7.50%) VLAN
9 4 (5.00%) WAN
9 4 (5.00%) SMTP
9 4 (5.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.75%) NAS
11 2 (2.50%) SNMP
11 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.25%) MPLS
12 1 (1.25%) H.323
12 1 (1.25%) LAN
12 1 (1.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) RDBMS
2 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (8.75%) Legal
2 6 (7.50%) German Language
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) French Language
4 1 (1.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 36 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (7.50%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Support
7 6 (7.50%) Senior Support Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Team Leader
9 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Senior Server Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) IT Support
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) HTML
1 2 (2.50%) .NET
1 2 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.75%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.75%) iPhone
3 2 (2.50%) IPTV
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 79 (98.75%) Windows
2 41 (51.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (48.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
5 26 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) Debian
7 3 (3.75%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) ITSM
3 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (8.75%) Time Management
5 6 (7.50%) Service Management
5 6 (7.50%) Security Management
5 6 (7.50%) Validation
6 5 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.00%) Migration
8 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.75%) ERP
9 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.50%) Change Management
10 1 (1.25%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.25%) BCP
10 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.25%) CRM
10 1 (1.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.50%) C#
2 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (56.25%) MCSE
3 32 (40.00%) MCP
4 30 (37.50%) CCNA
4 30 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (37.50%) MCTS
5 27 (33.75%) MCITP
6 14 (17.50%) CCNP
7 12 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (10.00%) Degree
9 7 (8.75%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (8.75%) MCSD
10 6 (7.50%) MCDBA
10 6 (7.50%) A+ Certification
10 6 (7.50%) MCDST
10 6 (7.50%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (7.50%) MOS
11 3 (3.75%) Security+ Certification
12 1 (1.25%) CCA
12 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.50%) SLA
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.25%) Hyper-V
4 6 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 6 (7.50%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (3.75%) KVM
6 2 (2.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.50%) vSphere
6 2 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.25%) UAG
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCOM
2 4 (5.00%) SCCM
3 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.50%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 52 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (41.25%) VMware
3 25 (31.25%) Cisco
4 11 (13.75%) Dell
5 6 (7.50%) EMC
5 6 (7.50%) HP
5 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
6 5 (6.25%) Citrix
7 4 (5.00%) Symantec
8 3 (3.75%) McAfee
8 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.75%) Avaya
9 2 (2.50%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.25%) Polycom
10 1 (1.25%) Mitel
10 1 (1.25%) Siemens
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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