The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 120 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.52% 0.93% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.38% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 6
Average salary £26,500 £34,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.18% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £33,625
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
962 883 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.63% 38.90% 34.77%
Number of salaries quoted 625 708 672
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Berkshire

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 22 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (93.18%) MS Exchange
2 41 (93.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (88.64%) Microsoft
4 36 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (56.82%) MCSE
6 23 (52.27%) IIS
6 23 (52.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (47.73%) MCTS
7 21 (47.73%) MCITP
7 21 (47.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (45.45%) SQL
8 20 (45.45%) MCP
9 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
9 19 (43.18%) Firewall
9 19 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
12 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
12 13 (29.55%) SAN
12 13 (29.55%) VMware
12 13 (29.55%) Windows 8
13 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
14 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
14 10 (22.73%) VLAN
14 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
14 10 (22.73%) Hyper-V
15 8 (18.18%) Backup Exec

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 41 (93.18%) MS Exchange
2 23 (52.27%) IIS
2 23 (52.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (47.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (43.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.27%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) Firewall
2 13 (29.55%) SAN
3 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 10 (22.73%) VLAN
5 5 (11.36%) LAN
5 5 (11.36%) WAN
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.82%) NAS
6 3 (6.82%) VoIP
7 2 (4.55%) DNS
7 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.55%) DHCP
8 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.27%) VPN
8 1 (2.27%) SMTP
8 1 (2.27%) PBX
8 1 (2.27%) PSTN
8 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.27%) MPLS
8 1 (2.27%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Support Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 13 (29.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Senior Support Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Communications Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Server Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.27%) Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.27%) iPhone
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (93.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
6 13 (29.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) CRM
2 3 (6.82%) Change Management
2 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.27%) Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (56.82%) MCSE
3 21 (47.73%) MCTS
3 21 (47.73%) MCITP
4 20 (45.45%) MCP
5 3 (6.82%) CCNP
5 3 (6.82%) CCNA
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.27%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 1 (2.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 39 (88.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 5 (11.36%) Symantec
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Siemens
6 1 (2.27%) Polycom
6 1 (2.27%) Mitel
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