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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 140 144
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 41 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.87% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.16% 1.01% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39 8 14
Average salary £32,500 £27,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.26% -22.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,900 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
666 790 758
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.38% 31.82% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 500 609 608
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -23 6 £32,500 +62.50%
Stevenage - 6 £42,500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £36,000 -
Watford +4 1 £47,500 +47.28%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (96.72%) Windows
3 53 (86.89%) MCSE
4 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
5 42 (68.85%) Microsoft
6 41 (67.21%) VMware
6 41 (67.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (65.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (55.74%) MCITP
8 34 (55.74%) SharePoint
9 32 (52.46%) MS Excel
10 29 (47.54%) PowerShell
11 28 (45.90%) SCCM
11 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
12 21 (34.43%) MCP
13 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (27.87%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
15 16 (26.23%) SCOM
16 14 (22.95%) SLA
17 12 (19.67%) Office 365
18 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
19 10 (16.39%) Cisco
19 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
19 10 (16.39%) VoIP
19 10 (16.39%) MS Office
19 10 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
19 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (55.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (52.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.67%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) VoIP
2 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.92%) Wireless
4 3 (4.92%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (27.87%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Support Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Server Support
5 9 (14.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (14.75%) Server Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Server Support Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.20%) Administrator
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
8 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) IT Support
8 4 (6.56%) Senior IT Support
9 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.64%) Replication
2 1 (1.64%) CCTV
2 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (96.72%) Windows
2 41 (67.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (65.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.23%) Windows 7
5 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) Project Planning
2 6 (9.84%) Performance Improvement
2 6 (9.84%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) Validation
4 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.28%) ERP
6 2 (3.28%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.64%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.64%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.75%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) VBA
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (86.89%) MCSE
3 34 (55.74%) MCITP
4 21 (34.43%) MCP
5 10 (16.39%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (9.84%) MCDST
7 6 (9.84%) Degree
7 6 (9.84%) CCNA
8 5 (8.20%) CCNP
9 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
9 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
9 4 (6.56%) MCTS
10 3 (4.92%) CCIA
10 3 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.28%) CCEA
12 1 (1.64%) CCA
12 1 (1.64%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) SLA
2 5 (8.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (8.20%) GMP
3 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 45 (73.77%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.87%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
4 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 3 (4.92%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.28%) XenApp
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (45.90%) SCCM
2 16 (26.23%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) Cacti
4 1 (1.64%) Opsview
Vendors
1 42 (68.85%) Microsoft
2 41 (67.21%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
4 8 (13.11%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Dell
5 3 (4.92%) SonicWALL
5 3 (4.92%) Meraki
6 2 (3.28%) Veeam
6 2 (3.28%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.28%) Symantec
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) EMC
7 1 (1.64%) NetApp
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.64%) Polycom