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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 193 174 164
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 44 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.81% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 2.33% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 56
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +18.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,750 £44,050
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
1779 1890 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.37% 34.62% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1175 1254 1374
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -15 13 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Bracknell +16 4 - -
Windsor -11 4 £33,000 -9.58%
Slough +3 1 £46,500 +27.39%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (90.16%) Windows
3 43 (70.49%) MCSE
4 41 (67.21%) CCNA
4 41 (67.21%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
6 26 (42.62%) VMware
6 26 (42.62%) Hyper-V
7 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
7 25 (40.98%) Cisco
8 24 (39.34%) ITIL
8 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (37.70%) MCP
9 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
11 21 (34.43%) Lync
12 20 (32.79%) MS Exchange
13 18 (29.51%) LAN
13 18 (29.51%) WAN
14 17 (27.87%) DNS
14 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (26.23%) VoIP
16 15 (24.59%) SAN
17 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
18 12 (19.67%) Firewall
18 12 (19.67%) CCNP
19 11 (18.03%) Linux
19 11 (18.03%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (34.43%) Lync
2 20 (32.79%) MS Exchange
3 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
5 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (36.07%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) LAN
1 18 (29.51%) WAN
2 17 (27.87%) DNS
3 16 (26.23%) VoIP
4 15 (24.59%) SAN
5 12 (19.67%) Firewall
6 10 (16.39%) iSCSI
7 8 (13.11%) DHCP
8 7 (11.48%) SMTP
8 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
9 6 (9.84%) Internet
9 6 (9.84%) VPN
10 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (4.92%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (4.92%) VLAN
11 3 (4.92%) SNMP
12 2 (3.28%) WLAN
12 2 (3.28%) PBX
12 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) French Language
2 4 (6.56%) German Language
2 4 (6.56%) Italian Language
2 4 (6.56%) Spanish Language
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) IT Support
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Technical Support
5 6 (9.84%) Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Support Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Support Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
9 2 (3.28%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) EqualLogic
2 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (18.03%) Linux
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.56%) UNIX
7 4 (6.56%) Solaris
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (13.11%) Time Management
4 3 (4.92%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) CRM
5 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.28%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.28%) Migration
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.28%) Transition Management
6 1 (1.64%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.64%) ITSM
6 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.64%) ERP
6 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.48%) SQL
3 3 (4.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (70.49%) MCSE
3 41 (67.21%) CCNA
3 41 (67.21%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (37.70%) MCP
5 12 (19.67%) CCNP
6 11 (18.03%) MCITP
7 8 (13.11%) Degree
8 5 (8.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (8.20%) MCDST
9 4 (6.56%) MCDBA
10 3 (4.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (4.92%) MCTS
11 1 (1.64%) VCP5
11 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (11.48%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Hyper-V
2 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
3 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.20%) vSphere
5 4 (6.56%) XenApp
6 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.92%) Samba
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) SCCM
2 5 (8.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.28%) AppManager
4 2 (3.28%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.28%) vMotion
4 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.64%) SCSM
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 26 (42.62%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) Cisco
4 8 (13.11%) Dell
5 7 (11.48%) HP
5 7 (11.48%) Symantec
6 6 (9.84%) Citrix
7 4 (6.56%) Sun
7 4 (6.56%) Apple
7 4 (6.56%) LANDesk
8 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.92%) ProCurve
8 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.92%) Brocade
8 3 (4.92%) Avaya
8 3 (4.92%) Juniper
8 3 (4.92%) Sophos
9 2 (3.28%) NetIQ
9 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 1 (1.64%) Splunk
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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TechnoRecruit
Salary: DOE
Posted: 26 days ago