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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 139 145
Rank change year-on-year +35 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 42 9 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.00% 0.39% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 1.16% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 35 7 20
Median salary £50,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £48,100 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £31,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.54%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 601 774 995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.63% 33.48% 34.72%
Number of salaries quoted 476 630 788
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hatfield +14 18 £50,000 +14.94% 2
Watford -6 10 £55,000 +144.44% 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 6 £60,000 +84.61%
Cheshunt - 4 £25,000 -
Kings Langley - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (74.60%) MCSE
3 46 (73.02%) Windows
3 46 (73.02%) Office 365
4 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 32 (50.79%) Windows 10
6 31 (49.21%) Windows Server
7 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
8 27 (42.86%) VMware
9 24 (38.10%) DHCP
9 24 (38.10%) DNS
9 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
10 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (34.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (34.92%) Citrix
12 21 (33.33%) ITIL
12 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
13 19 (30.16%) MCP
13 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Office
13 19 (30.16%) Degree
14 18 (28.57%) Computer Science
14 18 (28.57%) Advertising
14 18 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (25.40%) SCCM
16 15 (23.81%) Cisco
16 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (22.22%) CCNA
17 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
18 12 (19.05%) Application Packaging

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 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 46 (73.02%) Office 365
2 23 (36.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) DHCP
1 24 (38.10%) DNS
2 12 (19.05%) Firewall
3 10 (15.87%) LAN
3 10 (15.87%) Skype
3 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
3 10 (15.87%) WAN
4 6 (9.52%) VoIP
5 5 (7.94%) SAN
5 5 (7.94%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.76%) PBX
7 3 (4.76%) VLAN
7 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (28.57%) Advertising
2 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Consultant
3 15 (23.81%) Office 365 Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Cloud Consultant
4 13 (20.63%) Cloud Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Senior Consultant
4 13 (20.63%) Senior Server Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 13 (20.63%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Server Consultant
4 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Technical Consultant
4 13 (20.63%) Technical Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Azure Consultant
5 12 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Office 365 Consultant
5 12 (19.05%) Office 365 Specialist
6 8 (12.70%) Active Directory Specialist
7 7 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.76%) User Experience
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 46 (73.02%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Windows 10
3 31 (49.21%) Windows Server
4 24 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.76%) Android
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Application Packaging
3 11 (17.46%) Build Automation
4 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.11%) Data Management
5 6 (9.52%) Change Management
5 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 6 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.94%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
7 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) Information Security
7 3 (4.76%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) C
4 3 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (74.60%) MCSE
3 19 (30.16%) Degree
3 19 (30.16%) MCP
4 18 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (22.22%) CCNA
5 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (17.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
7 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.35%) MCITP
9 3 (4.76%) CCAA
9 3 (4.76%) CISSP
9 3 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (34.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 11 (17.46%) Terminal Server
5 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (25.40%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (6.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 27 (42.86%) VMware
3 22 (34.92%) Citrix
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco
5 6 (9.52%) CA
6 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 3 (4.76%) EMC
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.17%) Meraki
9 1 (1.59%) Adobe
9 1 (1.59%) Apple
9 1 (1.59%) NetApp
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum To £60k + Bens (Depending on Exp)
Posted: 6 days ago