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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 130 136 137
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.26% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 13
Median salary £38,500 £30,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.22% +15.09%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
628 794 1037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.04% 35.91% 41.51%
Number of salaries quoted 446 564 655
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) MCSE
4 8 (57.14%) CCNA
4 8 (57.14%) MCP
4 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (57.14%) VMware
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
6 6 (42.86%) MCTS
6 6 (42.86%) Citrix
6 6 (42.86%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (42.86%) XenApp
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (35.71%) Office 365
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) SLA
7 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) SAN
8 4 (28.57%) MCITP
8 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) LAN
8 4 (28.57%) IIS
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008

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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (14.29%) Confluence
3 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (14.29%) CTI
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) IT Support
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (14.29%) IVR
2 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Presales
1 3 (21.43%) Server Monitoring
1 3 (21.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Product Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) MCP
2 8 (57.14%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCTS
4 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (28.57%) MCITP
6 3 (21.43%) CCA
6 3 (21.43%) CCAA
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (21.43%) VCP5
6 3 (21.43%) VCP6
6 3 (21.43%) VTSP
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) MCDST
8 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
8 1 (7.14%) CCENT
8 1 (7.14%) RHCA
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) vCloud
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) vRealize
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (21.43%) Huawei
6 3 (21.43%) NetApp
7 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (14.29%) Juniper
7 2 (14.29%) NetIQ
8 1 (7.14%) 3Com
8 1 (7.14%) Draytek
8 1 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
8 1 (7.14%) ZyXEL