The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.02% 1.18% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 5.19% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 1
Average salary £32,250 £44,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.70% -16.19%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
260 77 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 44.22% 22.65% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 206 72 55
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
Hertfordshire

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 23 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCTS
2 10 (90.91%) MCITP
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
3 9 (81.82%) MCP
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Apple
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
4 7 (63.64%) CCNA
4 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) LAN
4 7 (63.64%) WAN
4 7 (63.64%) Internet
5 6 (54.55%) Project Management
6 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (45.45%) SQL
7 4 (36.36%) VPN
7 4 (36.36%) CCNP
7 4 (36.36%) Firewall
7 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (27.27%) Office 365
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (27.27%) MS Office
8 3 (27.27%) Web Services
9 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
9 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Support Engineer
1 7 (63.64%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (63.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Support
2 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Support
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Support
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCTS
2 10 (90.91%) MCITP
3 9 (81.82%) MCP
4 7 (63.64%) CCNA
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) CCNP
6 1 (9.09%) VCAP
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago