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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 126 121 162
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 0.48% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 1.40% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 4
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,800 £41,150
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
705 645 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.80% 34.07% 28.87%
Number of salaries quoted 577 479 708
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Hemel Hempstead -6 6 £22,500 -40.00%
Watford -15 6 £42,500 +60.37%
Welwyn Garden City -6 3 £31,000 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £30,000 -
St Albans -28 1 £31,500 -21.25%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
3 32 (94.12%) Windows
4 29 (85.29%) MCSE
5 25 (73.53%) MS Excel
6 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
7 22 (64.71%) MCITP
8 21 (61.76%) VMware
9 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (52.94%) Cisco
11 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
11 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (47.06%) CCNA
12 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (44.12%) Hyper-V
14 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (38.24%) CCNP
15 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (35.29%) Project Management
16 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (32.35%) MCP
17 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
18 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
18 10 (29.41%) Office 365
19 9 (26.47%) MS Office
19 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (26.47%) MCTS
20 8 (23.53%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 17 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (17.65%) Lync
5 3 (8.82%) IIS
6 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (73.53%) MS Excel
2 9 (26.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (20.59%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
7 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Field Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Support
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.94%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) DBA
9 1 (2.94%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) CCTV
2 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.59%) Windows XP
6 7 (20.59%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Project Management
2 10 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (85.29%) MCSE
3 22 (64.71%) MCITP
4 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (47.06%) CCNA
6 13 (38.24%) CCNP
7 11 (32.35%) MCP
8 9 (26.47%) MCTS
9 7 (20.59%) MCDST
10 6 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
11 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 2 (5.88%) Linux+ Certification
13 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (2.94%) CCEA
13 1 (2.94%) CCIA
13 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (44.12%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.88%) Cacti
2 2 (5.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 18 (52.94%) Cisco
4 4 (11.76%) Symantec
4 4 (11.76%) Veeam
5 3 (8.82%) Meraki
6 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
Hertfordshire
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