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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 136 111 130
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 33 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.80% 1.32% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.94% 3.58% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 11
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -13.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
1029 921 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.00% 36.96% 35.55%
Number of salaries quoted 605 660 534
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
4 16 (69.57%) CCNA
4 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (60.87%) MCSE
6 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
6 12 (52.17%) Cisco
7 9 (39.13%) MCP
7 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
7 9 (39.13%) Lync
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (34.78%) VMware
9 7 (30.43%) SAN
9 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
10 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
10 6 (26.09%) LAN
10 6 (26.09%) VoIP
10 6 (26.09%) WAN
10 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (21.74%) Time Management
11 5 (21.74%) ITIL
11 5 (21.74%) Dell
11 5 (21.74%) EqualLogic
12 4 (17.39%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
1 9 (39.13%) Lync
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) VoIP
2 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.70%) PBX
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) IT Support
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) IT Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) CCNA
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (60.87%) MCSE
4 9 (39.13%) MCP
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) MCITP
6 2 (8.70%) MCDST
7 1 (4.35%) MCTS
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
2 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
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