The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 67 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.62% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 1.60% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £60,000 £46,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +75.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
193 188 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 29.78% 29.47% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 158 146 145
Average salary £60,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MCSA
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Slough region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Slough

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 7 (77.78%) Citrix
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) IBM
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) Dell
4 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
4 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
4 5 (55.56%) SLA
4 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
5 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
6 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM
7 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Slough 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Support
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Root Cause Analysis
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCITP
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MCTS
4 2 (22.22%) MOS
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Dell
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) IBM