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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.72% - 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% - 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Average salary £40,000 - £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
206 110 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.40% 29.73% 24.68%
Number of salaries quoted 146 87 60
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (85.71%) Windows
4 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
5 16 (76.19%) MS Excel
5 16 (76.19%) MCITP
6 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (71.43%) VMware
7 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
8 13 (61.90%) Office 365
8 13 (61.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (57.14%) Project Management
9 12 (57.14%) Cisco
10 11 (52.38%) CCNA
10 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (47.62%) CCNP
11 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
11 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (42.86%) Lync
13 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (28.57%) ITIL
15 5 (23.81%) SAN
15 5 (23.81%) HTTP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (61.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (47.62%) SharePoint
6 9 (42.86%) Lync
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (76.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Office 365
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
1 5 (23.81%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) IPv4
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
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%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Pre Sales Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) HPUX
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Project Management
2 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) High Availability
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (4.76%) OWASP
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) MCSE
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (76.19%) MCITP
3 11 (52.38%) CCNA
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (47.62%) CCNP
5 4 (19.05%) MCP
5 4 (19.05%) MCTS
6 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) CCSA
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (61.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Novell
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) IBM