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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 59 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.18% 0.97% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 3.45% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +69.81%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
143 145 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.44% 27.99% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130 115 145
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 10 February 2016, 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Public Cloud
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) HP Storage
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) People Management
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Support
3 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
1 3 (42.86%) Public Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) MCDBA
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco