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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 140 135 112
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 9 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.37% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.91% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 29
Average salary £52,000 £31,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.07% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.20% +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
770 994 864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.56% 41.28% 38.54%
Number of salaries quoted 558 588 599
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
5 7 (46.67%) vSphere
5 7 (46.67%) Skype for Business
5 7 (46.67%) VCP5
5 7 (46.67%) HP
5 7 (46.67%) EMC
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (46.67%) Project Management
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) MCTS
7 5 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) LAN
8 4 (26.67%) WAN
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (46.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) OLTP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 7 (46.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (46.67%) VCP5
4 6 (40.00%) MCTS
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) MCP
7 3 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (46.67%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) EMC
2 7 (46.67%) HP
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
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