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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 129 127 116
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.48% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 1.17% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 22
Average salary £30,500 £27,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.90% -19.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £19,200 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
786 1028 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.60% 41.38% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 649 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) MCSE
3 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
4 12 (54.55%) CCNA
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (45.45%) ITIL
7 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 9 (40.91%) LAN
7 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
8 8 (36.36%) Cisco
8 8 (36.36%) WAN
9 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (31.82%) SAN
9 7 (31.82%) VoIP
9 7 (31.82%) iSCSI
9 7 (31.82%) Lync
10 6 (27.27%) MCP
10 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (22.73%) MCITP
12 4 (18.18%) VMware
12 4 (18.18%) MCTS
12 4 (18.18%) Finance
12 4 (18.18%) Dell
12 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 4 (18.18%) EqualLogic

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (40.91%) MS Exchange
1 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (31.82%) Lync
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) LAN
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) VoIP
3 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 7 (31.82%) iSCSI
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) OLTP
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Support
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Author
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Author
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) EqualLogic
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) FreeBSD
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (63.64%) MCSE
3 12 (54.55%) CCNA
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (27.27%) MCP
5 5 (22.73%) MCITP
6 4 (18.18%) MCTS
7 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.55%) MCDST
8 1 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) RHCSA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Dell
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Altiris
5 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.55%) Draytek
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Posted: 15 days ago