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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 130 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.89% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 2.38% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 6
Average salary £29,000 £34,500 £32,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.94% +4.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £33,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,400 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +16.27%
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
1015 840 716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.71% 37.18% 35.52%
Number of salaries quoted 637 627 615
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,100 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 21 (84.00%) MS Exchange
3 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (60.00%) MCP
6 15 (60.00%) MCTS
6 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (52.00%) Windows 8
8 10 (40.00%) MCSE
9 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
10 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
12 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 5 (20.00%) DHCP
12 5 (20.00%) MCITP
13 4 (16.00%) ITIL
13 4 (16.00%) Firewall
13 4 (16.00%) Migration
13 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
13 4 (16.00%) SQL
13 4 (16.00%) IIS
14 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
14 3 (12.00%) SLA
14 3 (12.00%) SAN
14 3 (12.00%) VMware

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 21 (84.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) IIS
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) PBX
5 1 (4.00%) PSTN
5 1 (4.00%) SMTP
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) H.323
5 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (32.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Communications Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (52.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.00%) Time Management
2 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (60.00%) MCP
2 15 (60.00%) MCTS
3 10 (40.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (8.00%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.00%) Siemens
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Mitel
3 1 (4.00%) Polycom