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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 65 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.19% 1.10% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 2.54% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 5
Average salary £47,500 £32,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.28% -32.10%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
136 236 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 26.15% 43.22% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 103 183 85
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £27,000 £28,000
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
5 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) Meraki
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (14.29%) MS Office
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) MCP
7 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Dell
7 1 (14.29%) EMC
7 1 (14.29%) Citrix
7 1 (14.29%) CCA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) CCIA
6 1 (14.29%) CCA
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Meraki
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp