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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 75 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.04% 1.52% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 4.23% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 2
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £16,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +181.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
202 189 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 34.89% 35.93% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 176 135 94
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £35,000 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) COM
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (57.14%) Project Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCP
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CCA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EMC