The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 202 203
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 20 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.30% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.23% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 33
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.54% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 972 1631 2058
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.79% 32.70% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 703 1273 1379
Median salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Berkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +16 6 £52,500 +105.88%
Reading +32 4 £35,750 -30.58%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
3 30 (85.71%) Windows
4 29 (82.86%) Active Directory
5 26 (74.29%) Windows Server
6 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
7 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
9 15 (42.86%) VMware
10 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
10 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (34.29%) MCITP
11 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (28.57%) SQL
13 10 (28.57%) DNS
14 9 (25.71%) Cisco
14 9 (25.71%) ITIL
14 9 (25.71%) DHCP
14 9 (25.71%) SCCM
14 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
15 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
15 8 (22.86%) CCNA
15 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (22.86%) Finance
16 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 7 (20.00%) MCP
16 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) WAN
4 4 (11.43%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) VLAN
5 3 (8.57%) SAN
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) Skype
6 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.86%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Support Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Administrator
5 5 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) DBA
5 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) SQL DBA
6 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior DBA
6 4 (11.43%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (11.43%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) PKI
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) Windows Server
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.29%) High Availability
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.86%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.86%) Data Security
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) Presales
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
3 12 (34.29%) MCITP
4 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.00%) MCP
5 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (11.43%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) CCNP
7 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
System Software
1 29 (82.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
4 6 (17.14%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Veeam
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago