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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Berkshire
Rank 162 205 189
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 24 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 0.45% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.32% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 35
Median salary £37,000 £52,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-29.18% +60.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £45,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £35,600
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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
1149 1814 2045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 31.16% 34.38% 38.18%
Number of salaries quoted 796 1418 1304
Median salary £53,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £35,125 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,500 £70,000
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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +32 6 £54,500 +4.80%
Newbury +11 5 £37,000 -22.91%
Maidenhead 0 3 £28,500 -48.18%
Ascot - 2 £25,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £55,000 -
Thatcham - 1 £37,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (85.33%) Windows
3 60 (80.00%) MCSE
4 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
5 50 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 48 (64.00%) VMware
7 47 (62.67%) Microsoft
8 40 (53.33%) CCNA
8 40 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
8 40 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (46.67%) MS Exchange
11 34 (45.33%) DNS
12 33 (44.00%) DHCP
13 31 (41.33%) Cisco
14 29 (38.67%) MCP
14 29 (38.67%) LAN
15 28 (37.33%) Finance
16 27 (36.00%) Citrix
16 27 (36.00%) Office 365
17 26 (34.67%) WAN
17 26 (34.67%) MCITP
18 23 (30.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
20 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 17 (22.67%) vSphere
21 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
21 16 (21.33%) ITIL
21 16 (21.33%) MCTS
22 14 (18.67%) Windows 7

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 35 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.33%) Skype for Business
5 6 (8.00%) IIS
6 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.00%) Office 365
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.33%) SaaS
4 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (45.33%) DNS
2 33 (44.00%) DHCP
3 29 (38.67%) LAN
4 26 (34.67%) WAN
5 8 (10.67%) SAN
6 7 (9.33%) Firewall
6 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.33%) VLAN
7 5 (6.67%) Internet
7 5 (6.67%) Intranet
7 5 (6.67%) VPN
7 5 (6.67%) Wireless
8 4 (5.33%) MPLS
8 4 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.00%) Skype
10 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.33%) NAS
10 1 (1.33%) Network Security
10 1 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 15 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 15 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (14.67%) Analyst
7 10 (13.33%) Administrator
7 10 (13.33%) DBA
7 10 (13.33%) SQL DBA
8 9 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (10.67%) IT Engineer
10 7 (9.33%) Support Analyst
10 7 (9.33%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (9.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Statistics
3 5 (6.67%) Clustering
4 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.67%) PKI
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (85.33%) Windows
2 50 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 36 (48.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.00%) Linux
6 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.33%) Windows 8
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (12.00%) Change Control
3 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (6.67%) Change Management
5 5 (6.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.67%) High Availability
5 5 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 5 (6.67%) Time Management
5 5 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (5.33%) Migration
6 4 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.00%) Presales
7 3 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (2.67%) Database Security
8 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (80.00%) MCSE
3 40 (53.33%) CCNA
3 40 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (38.67%) MCP
5 26 (34.67%) MCITP
6 23 (30.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (21.33%) MCTS
8 6 (8.00%) RHCA
8 6 (8.00%) RHCSA
9 3 (4.00%) CCA
9 3 (4.00%) CCAA
9 3 (4.00%) CCNP
9 3 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (4.00%) VCP5
9 3 (4.00%) VCP6
9 3 (4.00%) VTSP
10 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
2 40 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (22.67%) vSphere
4 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
5 11 (14.67%) XenApp
6 5 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (5.33%) Firmware
8 3 (4.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.00%) PowerCLI
3 3 (4.00%) vRealize
4 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.67%) Nagios
5 1 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (64.00%) VMware
2 47 (62.67%) Microsoft
3 31 (41.33%) Cisco
4 27 (36.00%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.33%) Avaya
6 4 (5.33%) Dell
7 3 (4.00%) HP
7 3 (4.00%) Huawei
7 3 (4.00%) NetApp
8 2 (2.67%) Apple
8 2 (2.67%) Symantec
9 1 (1.33%) 3Com
9 1 (1.33%) BT
9 1 (1.33%) CA
9 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.33%) IBM
9 1 (1.33%) Juniper
9 1 (1.33%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.33%) ZyXEL