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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 202 194 176
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 33 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.61% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.63% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 33 48
Average salary £55,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.23% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,100 £48,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1720 2027 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.19% 37.21% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1369 1259
Average salary £55,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.98% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Maidenhead +4 10 £55,000 +25.71%
Newbury +11 4 £48,000 +47.69%
Reading +4 4 £46,000 +31.42% 5
Slough +2 4 £60,000 +73.91% 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (84.91%) Active Directory
3 43 (81.13%) Windows
4 41 (77.36%) ITIL
5 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
6 33 (62.26%) VMware
7 31 (58.49%) Windows Server
8 28 (52.83%) MCSE
9 25 (47.17%) LAN
9 25 (47.17%) WAN
10 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (43.40%) Cisco
12 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
13 19 (35.85%) Firewall
13 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (32.08%) vSphere
15 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
15 16 (30.19%) MCTS
15 16 (30.19%) MCITP
15 16 (30.19%) SQL
16 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
16 15 (28.30%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (28.30%) Lync
16 15 (28.30%) SCCM
16 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
17 14 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
17 14 (26.42%) SLA
18 13 (24.53%) SCOM

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (28.30%) Lync
2 14 (26.42%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (22.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (47.17%) LAN
1 25 (47.17%) WAN
2 19 (35.85%) Firewall
3 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
4 10 (18.87%) Wireless
5 7 (13.21%) DNS
6 5 (9.43%) DHCP
6 5 (9.43%) SAN
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) OLTP
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Games
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Cloud Engineer
1 10 (18.87%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
3 7 (13.21%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (9.43%) IT Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) IT Operations Manager
6 3 (5.66%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Middleware
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 13 (24.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (22.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (16.98%) Data Integration
5 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.77%) Replication
7 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (81.13%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Windows Server
3 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.75%) Linux
4 11 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.43%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (22.64%) Migration
3 12 (22.64%) Risk Analysis
4 10 (18.87%) Information Security
5 9 (16.98%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) Coaching
7 7 (13.21%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Service Management
9 4 (7.55%) Resource Management
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
11 2 (3.77%) Data Security
11 2 (3.77%) ITSM
11 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
11 2 (3.77%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (20.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (52.83%) MCSE
3 16 (30.19%) MCITP
3 16 (30.19%) MCTS
4 15 (28.30%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (26.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (20.75%) CCNA
6 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (18.87%) MOS
8 8 (15.09%) VCP5
9 7 (13.21%) MCP
9 7 (13.21%) MCSD
10 6 (11.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (84.91%) Active Directory
2 24 (45.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (32.08%) vSphere
4 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) SCCM
2 13 (24.53%) SCOM
3 11 (20.75%) Puppet
4 10 (18.87%) SCVMM
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Intune
5 7 (13.21%) Cacti
6 6 (11.32%) Backup Exec
7 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (1.89%) Nagios
8 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
2 33 (62.26%) VMware
3 23 (43.40%) Cisco
4 12 (22.64%) Citrix
4 12 (22.64%) HP
4 12 (22.64%) Oracle
5 11 (20.75%) Red Hat
6 10 (18.87%) RightScale
7 7 (13.21%) EMC
7 7 (13.21%) Fortinet
7 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
7 7 (13.21%) Sophos
8 5 (9.43%) Dell
8 5 (9.43%) IBM
9 2 (3.77%) CA
9 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.77%) McAfee
9 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 1 (1.89%) BT
10 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
Slough, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £21k - 28k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 19 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pygmalion Cloud Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago