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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 125 126 138
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.61% 0.35% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.17% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 25
Average salary £37,500 £23,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.04% -30.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £26,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.30%
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
806 600 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.40% 29.75% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 664 475 645
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
Watford +3 11 £38,750 -
Potters Bar - 2 £33,000 -
Stevenage - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) MCSE
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
5 21 (72.41%) VMware
6 20 (68.97%) MS Excel
7 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (58.62%) Hyper-V
9 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
9 16 (55.17%) MCITP
10 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (44.83%) Cisco
12 13 (44.83%) CCNA
12 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (41.38%) Office 365
14 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
14 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (34.48%) Project Management
16 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (31.03%) Lync
16 9 (31.03%) Root Cause Analysis
17 8 (27.59%) ITIL
17 8 (27.59%) CCNP
17 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (24.14%) MS Office
18 7 (24.14%) MCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
2 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (41.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (37.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (31.03%) Lync
6 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.45%) IIS
7 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (68.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Office 365
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) IPv4
5 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) NetWare
6 1 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Project Management
2 9 (31.03%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (27.59%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.34%) High Availability
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.45%) Coaching
8 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) OWASP
8 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) MCSE
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) MCITP
3 13 (44.83%) CCNA
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (27.59%) CCNP
4 8 (27.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (24.14%) MCTS
5 7 (24.14%) MCP
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) VCAP
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (58.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (72.41%) VMware
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Symantec
6 2 (6.90%) Dell
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) BMC
7 1 (3.45%) CA
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Novell
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) Riverbed