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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.41% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 16
Median salary £26,750 £35,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.57% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £30,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £39,850 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
651 851 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 37.35% 37.10% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 487 551 645
Median salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £23,579 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (50.00%) MCP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (40.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (30.00%) MCTS
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (20.00%) VCP5
7 2 (20.00%) Confluence
7 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Juniper

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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) NAS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) IT Support
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) IT Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) MCTS
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) MCDST
5 2 (20.00%) VCP5
6 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (10.00%) CCENT
6 1 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) NetIQ
5 1 (10.00%) 3Com
5 1 (10.00%) Draytek
5 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR
5 1 (10.00%) ZyXEL