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

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 106 138 142
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 3
Median salary £54,500 £52,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.80% +92.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £44,200
UK excluding London median salary £36,700 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.85% +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 Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
495 849 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.36% 39.29% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 295 623 554
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £37,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) MCSE
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) CCNA
4 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) Citrix
6 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (42.86%) XenApp
7 5 (35.71%) High Availability
7 5 (35.71%) MCITP
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (35.71%) Office 365
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) MCP
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) SAN
8 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (28.57%) Active Directory

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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
1 5 (35.71%) DBA
1 5 (35.71%) SQL DBA
2 4 (28.57%) Senior DBA
2 4 (28.57%) Senior SQL DBA
2 4 (28.57%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) High Availability
1 5 (35.71%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Presales
3 3 (21.43%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (7.14%) Data Security
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) MCSE
3 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (35.71%) MCITP
4 5 (35.71%) MCP
5 4 (28.57%) MCTS
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (21.43%) CCA
6 3 (21.43%) CCAA
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (21.43%) VCP5
6 3 (21.43%) VCP6
6 3 (21.43%) VTSP
7 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
7 1 (7.14%) CCENT
7 1 (7.14%) RHCA
7 1 (7.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) PowerCLI
1 3 (21.43%) vRealize
2 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (21.43%) Huawei
6 3 (21.43%) NetApp
7 2 (14.29%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) 3Com
8 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (7.14%) Draytek
8 1 (7.14%) Juniper
8 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
8 1 (7.14%) NetIQ
8 1 (7.14%) ZyXEL