The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 131 132 132
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.15% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 13
Median salary £33,000 £31,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.45% +16.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
MCSA
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
608 782 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 33.99% 35.07% 42.17%
Number of salaries quoted 435 531 644
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of job ads across the Reading region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCSA
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) MCP
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) CCNA
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) MCTS
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) Office 365
6 3 (27.27%) XenApp
6 3 (27.27%) SLA
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) IIS
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) Confluence
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) CTI
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 2 (18.18%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) IT Support
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) IT Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Project Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) IVR
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Product Management
1 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCP
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) MCTS
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) MCDST
5 2 (18.18%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
6 1 (9.09%) CCA
6 1 (9.09%) CCAA
6 1 (9.09%) CCENT
6 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) VCP5
6 1 (9.09%) VCP6
6 1 (9.09%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) vCloud
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
1 2 (18.18%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) NetIQ
6 1 (9.09%) 3Com
6 1 (9.09%) Draytek
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Huawei
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) NETGEAR
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) ZyXEL