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 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 68 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.99% 1.35% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.55% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 2
Average salary £42,500 £26,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.37% -34.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £26,500 £38,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,600 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
191 141 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.36% 38.01% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 160 131 97
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) MCSE
3 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
4 14 (82.35%) Cisco
4 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (76.47%) MS Excel
5 13 (76.47%) CCNP
6 12 (70.59%) Project Management
6 12 (70.59%) MCITP
7 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
7 11 (64.71%) CCNA
7 11 (64.71%) VMware
7 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
8 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (58.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (58.82%) Office 365
8 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
10 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (35.29%) Lync
10 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (17.65%) Wireless
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (17.65%) Meraki

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
1 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 11 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (41.18%) SharePoint
4 6 (35.29%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (76.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (58.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Project Management
2 10 (58.82%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) MCSE
3 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (76.47%) CCNP
5 12 (70.59%) MCITP
6 11 (64.71%) CCNA
7 2 (11.76%) MCP
7 2 (11.76%) MCTS
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Meraki