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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.40% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 1.92% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £25,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
177 208 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 35.33% 33.66% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 153 163 183
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,900 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Time Management
7 1 (14.29%) Legal
7 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (14.29%) Lync
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (14.29%) VoIP
7 1 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Lync
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) MCITP
4 2 (28.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell