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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 65 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.89% 0.93% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.67% 2.68% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Average salary £48,750 £16,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+204.68% -68.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
194 112 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 33.28% 34.67% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 142 98 59
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 29 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Watford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) MCITP
5 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
6 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
7 9 (52.94%) MCP
7 9 (52.94%) MCTS
8 7 (41.18%) Office 365
8 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 7 (41.18%) SQL
8 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
9 6 (35.29%) Cisco
9 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (35.29%) VMware
10 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (29.41%) HTTP
10 5 (29.41%) LAN
10 5 (29.41%) WAN
10 5 (29.41%) CCNA
10 5 (29.41%) SAN
10 5 (29.41%) Project Management
10 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (23.53%) Migration
11 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
11 4 (23.53%) Lync
11 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (23.53%) Lync
5 3 (17.65%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) IIS
6 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
1 5 (29.41%) HTTP
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) IPv4
4 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint Developer
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (70.59%) MCITP
3 9 (52.94%) MCTS
3 9 (52.94%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.88%) CCSA
6 1 (5.88%) CCNP
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Apple
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Novell
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
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