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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 187 197
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 26 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.21% 0.58% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 1.80% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 16
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% +13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,800 £26,600 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £52,500 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 925 1444 1815
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.29% 32.42% 35.23%
Number of salaries quoted 713 1106 1224
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Reading +23 6 £44,500 +71.15% 2
Slough - 1 £29,500 - 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 17 (100.00%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) Windows
5 10 (58.82%) VMware
6 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (35.29%) MCITP
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (29.41%) Office 365
10 4 (23.53%) SCCM
10 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
11 3 (17.65%) IaaS
11 3 (17.65%) PaaS
11 3 (17.65%) LAN
11 3 (17.65%) VoIP
11 3 (17.65%) WAN

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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Office 365
3 4 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) IaaS
4 3 (17.65%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) VoIP
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Exchange Support
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Collaboration Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (35.29%) MCITP
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
3 2 (11.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) SCSM
3 2 (11.76%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) NetIQ
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EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum , fringe
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago