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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 127 128 114
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.59% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 1.42% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 20
Average salary £31,000 £26,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.98% -23.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,400 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
782 988 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.07% 41.92% 38.45%
Number of salaries quoted 531 641 683
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (83.33%) Windows
3 20 (66.67%) CCNA
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
5 17 (56.67%) MCSE
6 15 (50.00%) Cisco
7 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
7 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (40.00%) Lync
8 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
9 11 (36.67%) LAN
9 11 (36.67%) SAN
10 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (33.33%) VoIP
10 10 (33.33%) WAN
10 10 (33.33%) MCP
10 10 (33.33%) iSCSI
11 8 (26.67%) ITIL
11 8 (26.67%) VMware
12 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (23.33%) Dell
12 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
12 7 (23.33%) EqualLogic
13 6 (20.00%) Time Management
14 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (40.00%) Lync
2 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (63.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) LAN
1 11 (36.67%) SAN
2 10 (33.33%) VoIP
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 10 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.33%) NAS
3 1 (3.33%) Junos
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) IT Support
5 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) EqualLogic
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (66.67%) CCNA
2 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (56.67%) MCSE
4 10 (33.33%) MCP
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (6.67%) MCITP
7 2 (6.67%) MCDST
8 1 (3.33%) MCTS
8 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
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