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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 63 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.50% 0.83% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.19% 2.61% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 1
Average salary £45,000 £16,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+181.25% -68.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
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
191 115 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.70% 31.77% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 136 94 55
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £20,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £63,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (100.00%) MCSE
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
4 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
4 16 (76.19%) MCITP
5 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
6 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
7 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
8 10 (47.62%) MCTS
8 10 (47.62%) VMware
8 10 (47.62%) Office 365
9 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (42.86%) MCP
9 9 (42.86%) Cisco
10 8 (38.10%) CCNA
10 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (38.10%) Project Management
10 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (33.33%) ITIL
11 7 (33.33%) SQL
12 6 (28.57%) Lync
13 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (23.81%) LAN
13 5 (23.81%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (28.57%) Lync
7 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) IIS
8 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Office 365
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) IPv4
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) HPUX
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) NetWare
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) MCSE
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) MCITP
3 10 (47.62%) MCTS
4 9 (42.86%) MCP
5 8 (38.10%) CCNA
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (19.05%) CCNP
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.76%) CCSA
8 1 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Novell
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
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