The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 59 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.03% 0.26% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 0.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 0
Average salary £38,750 - -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
MCSA
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
197 114 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.28% 30.08% 23.24%
Number of salaries quoted 137 93 59
Average salary £47,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MCSA
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Watford region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Watford

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (80.00%) Windows
4 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 15 (75.00%) MCITP
5 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
5 14 (70.00%) VMware
6 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
8 11 (55.00%) Office 365
8 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (50.00%) Project Management
9 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
9 10 (50.00%) Cisco
10 9 (45.00%) CCNA
10 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (45.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (45.00%) Lync
11 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (40.00%) CCNP
12 7 (35.00%) ITIL
13 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
14 5 (25.00%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 15 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (55.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (45.00%) Lync
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (5.00%) IIS
8 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (55.00%) Office 365
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) IPv4
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) NetWare
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (45.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) High Availability
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.00%) OWASP
8 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (5.00%) Coaching
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) MCSE
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (75.00%) MCITP
3 9 (45.00%) CCNA
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (40.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) MCTS
6 4 (20.00%) MCP
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.00%) CCSA
8 1 (5.00%) Degree
8 1 (5.00%) VCAP
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (55.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) VMware
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Novell
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat