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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 136 130 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.53% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.41% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 14
Average salary £35,000 £23,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.17% -42.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,000 £21,850
10% offered a salary of more than £39,850 £41,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
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
831 990 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.64% 40.33% 37.86%
Number of salaries quoted 570 679 676
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 29 June 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (87.10%) Windows
3 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
4 21 (67.74%) CCNA
4 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (58.06%) MS Excel
6 17 (54.84%) MCSE
7 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco
8 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (41.94%) Lync
10 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (35.48%) LAN
11 11 (35.48%) SAN
12 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (32.26%) VoIP
12 10 (32.26%) WAN
12 10 (32.26%) iSCSI
12 10 (32.26%) Hyper-V
13 9 (29.03%) MCP
14 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
15 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (22.58%) VMware
15 7 (22.58%) Dell
15 7 (22.58%) ITIL
15 7 (22.58%) EqualLogic
16 5 (16.13%) Time Management
17 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 4 (12.90%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (41.94%) Lync
3 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (58.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) LAN
1 11 (35.48%) SAN
2 10 (32.26%) VoIP
2 10 (32.26%) WAN
2 10 (32.26%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) PBX
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Support Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) IT Support
6 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.45%) Administrator
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) IT Administrator
9 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Desktop Technician
9 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.23%) UNIX
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) ITIL
1 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.13%) Time Management
3 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.45%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (67.74%) CCNA
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (54.84%) MCSE
4 9 (29.03%) MCP
5 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 3 (9.68%) MCITP
7 2 (6.45%) MCDST
8 1 (3.23%) MCTS
8 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) RHCSA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Hyper-V
2 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Dell
4 3 (9.68%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Woodley, Reading
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 26 days ago