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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 117 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 40 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.66% 0.61% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.09% 1.88% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 32 14 6
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +95.65%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
786 796 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.64% 32.17% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 674 677 494
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,200 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Hemel Hempstead - 17 £27,500 - 1
Watford -4 5 £34,000 -30.25%
Borehamwood - 4 £32,500 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (98.77%) Windows
3 73 (90.12%) Active Directory
4 69 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (82.72%) VMware
6 63 (77.78%) MCSE
7 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
7 53 (65.43%) MCITP
8 52 (64.20%) SQL Server
9 50 (61.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (55.56%) SCCM
11 40 (49.38%) PowerShell
12 37 (45.68%) VMware ESXi
13 34 (41.98%) SharePoint
14 30 (37.04%) MS Excel
15 24 (29.63%) Windows 7
16 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (24.69%) SCOM
16 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
17 18 (22.22%) SQL
17 18 (22.22%) Office 365
18 17 (20.99%) SLA
19 15 (18.52%) DNS
19 15 (18.52%) DHCP
19 15 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
20 14 (17.28%) CCNA
20 14 (17.28%) Citrix
20 14 (17.28%) MCP
21 13 (16.05%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (41.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (22.22%) Office 365
2 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) TCP/IP
2 15 (18.52%) DHCP
2 15 (18.52%) DNS
3 13 (16.05%) Firewall
4 8 (9.88%) WAN
4 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 6 (7.41%) VoIP
6 5 (6.17%) SSL
6 5 (6.17%) VLAN
6 5 (6.17%) NAS
6 5 (6.17%) VPN
7 4 (4.94%) SAN
7 4 (4.94%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (64.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 20 (24.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Advertising
2 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Analyst
2 18 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 15 (18.52%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (16.05%) Server Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (13.58%) Technical Support
6 10 (12.35%) Server Support
6 10 (12.35%) Help Desk Engineer
6 10 (12.35%) Server Support Analyst
6 10 (12.35%) Server Analyst
7 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (8.64%) Technical Support Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
8 7 (8.64%) Administrator
8 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) IT Support
11 4 (4.94%) Senior IT Support
11 4 (4.94%) Project Engineer
11 4 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.17%) Replication
3 5 (6.17%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (98.77%) Windows
2 69 (85.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (61.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.88%) ITIL
1 8 (9.88%) Project Planning
2 6 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (6.17%) Validation
3 5 (6.17%) PRINCE2
4 2 (2.47%) ERP
4 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
4 2 (2.47%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.23%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.23%) Project Management
5 1 (1.23%) Migration
5 1 (1.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (49.38%) PowerShell
2 18 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (6.17%) VBA
3 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.47%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (77.78%) MCSE
3 53 (65.43%) MCITP
4 15 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (17.28%) MCP
5 14 (17.28%) CCNA
6 9 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.17%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) CCIA
8 1 (1.23%) CCA
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (6.17%) GMP
System Software
1 73 (90.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (45.68%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (13.58%) XenApp
4 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.94%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.70%) Xen
7 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.23%) vSphere
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 45 (55.56%) SCCM
2 20 (24.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (82.72%) VMware
2 53 (65.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.28%) Citrix
4 10 (12.35%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) Apple
6 7 (8.64%) HP
7 6 (7.41%) Dell
7 6 (7.41%) Fujitsu
8 5 (6.17%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.47%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.47%) SAP
10 1 (1.23%) NetApp
10 1 (1.23%) EMC
10 1 (1.23%) Polycom
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago