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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 135 106 132
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 29 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.17% 1.26% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 3.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 2
Average salary £37,750 £36,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.86% -13.25%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
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
982 876 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.61% 38.05% 32.12%
Number of salaries quoted 570 606 500
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £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 29 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) MS Office
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
7 1 (14.29%) Internet

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) PBX
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Designer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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