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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Berkshire
Rank 167 205 185
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 21 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.41% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.26% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 38
Median salary £37,000 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.72% +69.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £44,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £60,000 £47,100
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
1009 1673 2064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 29.12% 32.87% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 737 1295 1422
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Newbury +8 5 £37,000 -22.91%
Bracknell +11 4 £52,500 +105.88%
Reading +42 3 £55,000 +5.76%
Maidenhead -4 3 £28,500 -48.18%
Thatcham - 1 £37,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (87.76%) Windows
3 42 (85.71%) MCSE
4 40 (81.63%) Active Directory
5 33 (67.35%) Windows Server
6 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
7 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (51.02%) VMware
9 24 (48.98%) DNS
9 24 (48.98%) MS Exchange
10 23 (46.94%) DHCP
11 20 (40.82%) CCNA
11 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (36.73%) Cisco
13 17 (34.69%) LAN
14 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
15 14 (28.57%) WAN
15 14 (28.57%) Finance
15 14 (28.57%) MCITP
15 14 (28.57%) Office 365
15 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (26.53%) Hyper-V
16 13 (26.53%) ITIL
16 13 (26.53%) MCP
16 13 (26.53%) Citrix
17 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
17 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (20.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (20.41%) SQL

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 24 (48.98%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (12.24%) Skype for Business
5 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (8.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) DNS
2 23 (46.94%) DHCP
3 17 (34.69%) LAN
4 14 (28.57%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) Firewall
5 5 (10.20%) VLAN
6 4 (8.16%) MPLS
6 4 (8.16%) VPN
7 3 (6.12%) SAN
7 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.08%) Skype
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.04%) NAS
9 1 (2.04%) Network Security
9 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (32.65%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (20.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 9 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Support
4 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) DBA
5 7 (14.29%) SQL DBA
6 6 (12.24%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (12.24%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Administrator
7 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Senior DBA
8 4 (8.16%) Senior SQL Server DBA
8 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Windows Server
3 29 (59.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 5 (10.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.04%) Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.20%) Change Management
4 5 (10.20%) High Availability
5 4 (8.16%) Change Control
5 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (8.16%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Statistics
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
8 1 (2.04%) Analytics
8 1 (2.04%) Data Loss Prevention
8 1 (2.04%) DevOps
8 1 (2.04%) Line Management
8 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (85.71%) MCSE
3 20 (40.82%) CCNA
3 20 (40.82%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (28.57%) MCITP
5 13 (26.53%) MCP
6 10 (20.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (14.29%) MCTS
8 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.04%) CCENT
8 1 (2.04%) CCNP
8 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.04%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) MOS
8 1 (2.04%) RHCA
8 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (81.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (26.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.16%) Firmware
5 3 (6.12%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) VMware
3 18 (36.73%) Cisco
4 13 (26.53%) Citrix
5 4 (8.16%) Avaya
5 4 (8.16%) Dell
6 3 (6.12%) HP
7 2 (4.08%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) 3Com
8 1 (2.04%) BT
8 1 (2.04%) CA
8 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) Draytek
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Juniper
8 1 (2.04%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.04%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec
8 1 (2.04%) ZyXEL