Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 157 200
Rank change year-on-year -9 +43 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 40 56 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.99% 1.33% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 5.26% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 16 51 16
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +102.02% -23.85%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £19,375
90th Percentile £59,375 £65,000 £41,875
East of England median annual salary £34,000 £45,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year -24.44% +37.40% -3.68%

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 1,178 1,064 1,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.15% 25.30% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 854 875 1,093
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -2 13 £52,000 +9.47% 2
Radlett - 12 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 7 - - 1
St Albans - 5 £22,500 - 1
Waltham Cross - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (80.00%) Windows
3 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (67.50%) MCSE
5 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
5 19 (47.50%) Finance
6 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
6 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (42.50%) MCP
7 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
8 16 (40.00%) LAN
8 16 (40.00%) A+ Certification
8 16 (40.00%) Internet
8 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
9 15 (37.50%) Citrix
10 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (35.00%) Wireless
10 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
10 14 (35.00%) VMware
10 14 (35.00%) Office 365
11 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (32.50%) DNS
11 13 (32.50%) SLA
12 12 (30.00%) Ethernet
12 12 (30.00%) IBM Notes
12 12 (30.00%) Java
12 12 (30.00%) Oracle
12 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
12 12 (30.00%) Blackberry
12 12 (30.00%) Remedy

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 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Office 365
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (40.00%) Internet
2 16 (40.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) Wireless
4 13 (32.50%) DNS
5 12 (30.00%) Ethernet
6 8 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 4 (10.00%) WAN
9 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
9 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications
9 3 (7.50%) VLAN
10 2 (5.00%) BGP
10 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (5.00%) Skype
10 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
11 1 (2.50%) HTTP
11 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (47.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Desktop Support
2 12 (30.00%) Deskside Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Server Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (35.00%) Management Information System
4 12 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (10.00%) Wiki
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) EPoS
6 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Change Management
1 12 (30.00%) Identity Management
1 12 (30.00%) Server Management
1 12 (30.00%) Time Management
1 12 (30.00%) Validation
2 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Optimisation
3 7 (17.50%) Security Management
4 4 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (10.00%) Decision-Making
4 4 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
4 4 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) Business Development
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (67.50%) MCSE
3 17 (42.50%) MCP
4 16 (40.00%) A+ Certification
5 12 (30.00%) ACDT
5 12 (30.00%) ACHDS
5 12 (30.00%) ACTC
5 12 (30.00%) MCDST
5 12 (30.00%) MCSM
5 12 (30.00%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (25.00%) CCNA
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (12.50%) MCITP
8 3 (7.50%) Degree
9 2 (5.00%) CCENT
9 2 (5.00%) CCNP
10 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (30.00%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (37.50%) Citrix
3 14 (35.00%) VMware
4 12 (30.00%) Apple
4 12 (30.00%) Lotus
4 12 (30.00%) Oracle
4 12 (30.00%) Remedy
5 7 (17.50%) Splunk
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (7.50%) EMC
7 3 (7.50%) Meraki
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
8 2 (5.00%) NEC
8 2 (5.00%) Polycom
8 2 (5.00%) Sonus
8 2 (5.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.50%) Veeam