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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 144 138 128
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.038% 0.43% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 1.14% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 3
Average salary £27,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
1127 968 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.20% 37.67% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 586 648 581
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,460
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £69,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (20.00%) MCTS
5 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (40.00%) Server Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
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Posted: 2 days ago
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