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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 119 123 156
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.84% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 1.07% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 5
Average salary £27,250 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.16% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,000 £25,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
613 652 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.12% 33.98% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 489 479 641
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Watford -12 5 £45,000 +69.81%
Hemel Hempstead -13 3 £22,500 -30.76%
St Albans -17 2 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £30,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £31,000 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (94.59%) Windows
3 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
4 28 (75.68%) MCSE
5 23 (62.16%) MS Excel
6 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
7 21 (56.76%) VMware
8 20 (54.05%) MCITP
9 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (48.65%) Cisco
10 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
11 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (43.24%) CCNA
11 16 (43.24%) MS Exchange
12 15 (40.54%) MCP
13 13 (35.14%) Office 365
14 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (32.43%) CCNP
15 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
15 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
16 10 (27.03%) Project Management
17 9 (24.32%) MS Office
17 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (24.32%) Root Cause Analysis
18 8 (21.62%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (43.24%) Exchange Server 2007
1 16 (43.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (32.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (13.51%) Lync
5 3 (8.11%) IIS
6 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (62.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (24.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Office 365
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) VoIP
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Field Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior DBA
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) CCTV
2 2 (5.41%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 35 (94.59%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (43.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Project Management
2 9 (24.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (75.68%) MCSE
3 20 (54.05%) MCITP
4 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (43.24%) CCNA
6 15 (40.54%) MCP
7 12 (32.43%) CCNP
8 8 (21.62%) MCTS
9 7 (18.92%) MCDST
9 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
11 2 (5.41%) CCIA
11 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (5.41%) CCEA
11 2 (5.41%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
3 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) Opsview
2 2 (5.41%) Cacti
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (56.76%) VMware
3 18 (48.65%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) Veeam
4 4 (10.81%) Symantec
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Meraki
6 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
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