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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 126 140
Rank change year-on-year +21 +14  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.46% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.83% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 11
Median salary £44,500 £26,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.15% -25.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £27,500 £40,000
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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 461 602 836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 35.27% 34.07% 36.44%
Number of salaries quoted 365 436 578
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £23,579
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) Office 365
7 3 (30.00%) PaaS
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) VoIP
7 3 (30.00%) WAN
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) IaaS
7 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (20.00%) SCSM
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (20.00%) Internet

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
4 1 (10.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) VoIP
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Support
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Collaboration Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (20.00%) SCSM
3 2 (20.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) NetIQ
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