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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 124 94 130
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +36
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 40 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 1.81% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 4.78% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 15 38 6
Average salary £31,500 £36,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -33.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £22,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,400 £42,550 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
1024 837 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.24% 37.84% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 617 603 511
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 11 (64.71%) MCSE
4 11 (64.71%) CCNA
4 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
6 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
7 7 (41.18%) MCP
8 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
8 6 (35.29%) VMware
8 6 (35.29%) Lync
9 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
10 4 (23.53%) SAN
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (23.53%) Time Management
10 4 (23.53%) Office 365
10 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (23.53%) Degree
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
11 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
11 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
11 3 (17.65%) MS Office
11 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
11 3 (17.65%) LAN
11 3 (17.65%) VoIP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
1 6 (35.29%) Lync
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
3 2 (11.76%) PBX
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (23.53%) Time Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCSE
2 11 (64.71%) CCNA
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (41.18%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) MCDST
6 1 (5.88%) MCTS
6 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) VCP4
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
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