Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 191 203
Rank change year-on-year +35 +12 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 44 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.15% 0.66% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 2.75% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 15
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +85.19% -16.92%
10th Percentile £42,750 £21,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £67,500 £40,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £37,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year +35.14% +32.14% -13.85%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,123 1,054 1,336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.34% 23.89% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 771 885 1,049
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £66,300
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -1.15%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for MCSA in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Hertfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -13 12 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Radlett - 12 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 11 - -
St Albans - 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead +18 2 - -
Waltham Cross - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (77.27%) MCSE
3 32 (72.73%) Windows
4 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
5 23 (52.27%) Finance
6 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 20 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (38.64%) DNS
7 17 (38.64%) MCP
7 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
8 16 (36.36%) A+ Certification
8 16 (36.36%) Internet
8 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
9 15 (34.09%) Wireless
10 14 (31.82%) LAN
10 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
10 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
10 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (31.82%) Office 365
11 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
11 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
12 12 (27.27%) Identity Management
12 12 (27.27%) Change Management
12 12 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
12 12 (27.27%) VMware
12 12 (27.27%) Remedy
12 12 (27.27%) Lotus
12 12 (27.27%) Apple
12 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
12 12 (27.27%) IBM Notes

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (31.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 16 (36.36%) Internet
3 15 (34.09%) Wireless
4 14 (31.82%) LAN
4 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
6 11 (25.00%) DHCP
7 6 (13.64%) iSCSI
8 3 (6.82%) Firewall
9 2 (4.55%) VLAN
9 2 (4.55%) WAN
10 1 (2.27%) BGP
10 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.27%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.27%) HTTP
10 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
10 1 (2.27%) SMTP
10 1 (2.27%) VPN
10 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Consultant
1 12 (27.27%) Deskside Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Cloud Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Server Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Server Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Server Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (38.64%) Data Centre
3 13 (29.55%) Management Information System
4 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
4 12 (27.27%) Client/Server
5 5 (11.36%) Public Cloud
6 4 (9.09%) Wiki
7 1 (2.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Change Management
1 12 (27.27%) Identity Management
1 12 (27.27%) Server Management
1 12 (27.27%) Time Management
1 12 (27.27%) Validation
2 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 11 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
2 11 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 11 (25.00%) Security Management
2 11 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (15.91%) Presales
5 6 (13.64%) Migration
6 5 (11.36%) Business Development
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL
6 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.09%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (77.27%) MCSE
3 17 (38.64%) MCP
4 16 (36.36%) A+ Certification
5 12 (27.27%) ACDT
5 12 (27.27%) ACHDS
5 12 (27.27%) ACTC
5 12 (27.27%) MCDST
5 12 (27.27%) MCSM
5 12 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (15.91%) CCNA
8 4 (9.09%) MCITP
9 2 (4.55%) CCNP
10 1 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (2.27%) CCENT
10 1 (2.27%) CISSP
10 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) Virtual Servers
2 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Apple
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
2 12 (27.27%) Lotus
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 12 (27.27%) Remedy
2 12 (27.27%) VMware
3 11 (25.00%) Splunk
4 6 (13.64%) EMC
4 6 (13.64%) NetApp
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco
6 3 (6.82%) Meraki
7 2 (4.55%) Aruba
8 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL