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

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 99 144 132
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.25% 0.14% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.40% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 14
Median salary £55,000 £52,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.76% +65.07%
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%

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
413 747 1003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 33.91% 35.86% 42.21%
Number of salaries quoted 272 560 612
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 25 February 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) High Availability
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) VPN
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) PKI
7 2 (20.00%) XenApp
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring

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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
1 5 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Senior DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Senior SQL DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Server Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (10.00%) Data Security
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCENT
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) 3Com
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Draytek
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR
5 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
5 1 (10.00%) ZyXEL