The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 107 136 124
Rank change year-on-year +29 -12  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.32% 0.26% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.72% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 19
Median salary £35,750 £51,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.58% +58.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £24,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,350 £52,000 £52,800
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 404 698 992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 32.45% 35.89% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 264 549 572
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +8.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

MCSA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Reading

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Reading

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Office 365
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (41.67%) High Availability
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (25.00%) PKI
8 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) CCNA
8 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (16.67%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) DBA
1 5 (41.67%) SQL DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Senior DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Senior SQL DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) High Availability
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) NetIQ