The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 122 133 138
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 29 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.29% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 1.89% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 10
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
684 792 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.47% 31.38% 31.23%
Number of salaries quoted 530 640 603
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 5 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -12 3 £27,500 -15.38%
Watford -2 1 £47,500 +15.15%
Borehamwood - 1 £32,500 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (96.61%) Windows
3 50 (84.75%) MCSE
4 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
4 45 (76.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (72.88%) VMware
6 42 (71.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (59.32%) SharePoint
8 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
9 33 (55.93%) SCCM
10 32 (54.24%) MCITP
11 31 (52.54%) SQL Server
12 30 (50.85%) PowerShell
13 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
14 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (28.81%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (27.12%) SCOM
16 15 (25.42%) MCP
16 15 (25.42%) SLA
17 13 (22.03%) Office 365
18 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
19 10 (16.95%) Citrix
20 9 (15.25%) VoIP
20 9 (15.25%) SQL
20 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
21 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
21 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
21 8 (13.56%) Project Planning
22 7 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (59.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (42.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) VoIP
2 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.17%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 5 (8.47%) WAN
5 4 (6.78%) Internet
6 3 (5.08%) DHCP
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
6 3 (5.08%) DNS
7 2 (3.39%) SAN
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
8 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (52.54%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Support Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Server Support
3 11 (18.64%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Server Support Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Server Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Technical Support
7 5 (8.47%) Administrator
7 5 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) IT Support
8 4 (6.78%) Senior IT Support
9 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (96.61%) Windows
2 45 (76.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (71.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.47%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) Project Planning
2 6 (10.17%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (8.47%) Validation
3 5 (8.47%) ITIL
4 2 (3.39%) ERP
4 2 (3.39%) Project Management
4 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.39%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.39%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (84.75%) MCSE
3 32 (54.24%) MCITP
4 15 (25.42%) MCP
5 7 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (10.17%) Degree
7 5 (8.47%) CCNA
8 3 (5.08%) CCIA
8 3 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.39%) CCNP
9 2 (3.39%) CCEA
10 1 (1.69%) MCDST
10 1 (1.69%) MCTS
10 1 (1.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) SLA
2 5 (8.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (8.47%) GMP
3 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.81%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.08%) XenApp
7 2 (3.39%) vSphere
8 1 (1.69%) Xen
8 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (55.93%) SCCM
2 16 (27.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (72.88%) VMware
2 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) SonicWALL
5 3 (5.08%) Apple
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Dell
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.39%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.69%) Meraki
7 1 (1.69%) Veeam
7 1 (1.69%) Polycom
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) NetApp
7 1 (1.69%) EMC