Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 211 287
Rank change year-on-year -21 +76 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 94 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.32% 1.08% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 3.43% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19 91 42
Berkshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £39,750
% change year-on-year -1.33% -5.66% +20.45%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1797 2742 3757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 28.49% 31.60% 33.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 2018 2840
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thatcham - 5 £42,500 -
Windsor - 5 £29,000 -
Slough -2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Reading +20 2 £46,250 +20.13%
Maidenhead +17 2 £30,000 -50.00%
Wokingham +1 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Newbury -15 1 £43,500 -3.33%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
5 10 (50.00%) DNS
5 10 (50.00%) Firewall
6 9 (45.00%) MCSE
6 9 (45.00%) Office 365
7 8 (40.00%) DHCP
8 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (30.00%) CRM
9 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (30.00%) VLAN
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
11 4 (20.00%) Citrix
12 3 (15.00%) HP
12 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
12 3 (15.00%) ITIL
12 3 (15.00%) IIS
12 3 (15.00%) Linux
12 3 (15.00%) SAN
12 3 (15.00%) VMware
12 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
12 3 (15.00%) Windows 7

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 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
1 10 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) DHCP
3 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.00%) Skype
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (25.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (25.00%) IT Support
3 5 (25.00%) Network Support
4 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) CRM
1 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Network Management
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) B2C
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Presales
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya