Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 197 157
Rank change year-on-year +55 -40 +36
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 18 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.10% 0.38% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 1.55% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 31 18 41
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +44.58% +27.69%
10th Percentile £26,000 £29,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -1.43% +16.67%

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 935 1,158 1,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 30.27% 24.43% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 667 939 905
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 11 £50,000 -16.67%
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £70,000 -
St Albans - 5 £35,000 -
Broxbourne - 3 £26,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £35,000 -
Waltham Cross - 2 £26,500 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £26,000 -
Hatfield - 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (76.47%) Windows
3 24 (70.59%) MCSE
3 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 23 (67.65%) VMware
5 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
5 21 (61.76%) Cisco
6 18 (52.94%) ITIL
6 18 (52.94%) Office 365
6 18 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (44.12%) Hyper-V
10 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
11 13 (38.24%) SCCM
11 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (35.29%) CCNA
12 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
14 10 (29.41%) Windows 10
14 10 (29.41%) Citrix
15 9 (26.47%) MCP
15 9 (26.47%) DNS
15 9 (26.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (26.47%) VLAN
15 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
16 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (23.53%) iSCSI
16 8 (23.53%) DHCP

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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) Office 365
2 16 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) Power Platform
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) DNS
1 9 (26.47%) VLAN
2 8 (23.53%) DHCP
2 8 (23.53%) iSCSI
2 8 (23.53%) VPN
3 6 (17.65%) SAN
4 5 (14.71%) BIG-IP
4 5 (14.71%) IP Telephony
4 5 (14.71%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Power BI
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (14.71%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) IT Support
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Cloud Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Deskside Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Deskside Support
4 4 (11.76%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) IT Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.65%) Replication
3 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 2 (5.88%) EPoS
5 1 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (32.35%) Windows 7
4 10 (29.41%) Windows 10
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
1 18 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (17.65%) High Availability
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 6 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 6 (17.65%) Presales
3 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 5 (14.71%) Active Listening
4 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
4 5 (14.71%) Change Management
4 5 (14.71%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) Time Management
5 4 (11.76%) ITSM
5 4 (11.76%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) VBScript
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (8.82%) Python
4 3 (8.82%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (70.59%) MCSE
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (35.29%) CCNA
5 9 (26.47%) MCP
5 9 (26.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (20.59%) Degree
7 5 (14.71%) CCAA
7 5 (14.71%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.88%) CCNP
9 1 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
9 1 (2.94%) CISSP
9 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) Cyber Essentials
1 5 (14.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (14.71%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (44.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (14.71%) DFS Replication
5 2 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCVMM
2 5 (14.71%) vCenter Server
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 23 (67.65%) VMware
3 21 (61.76%) Cisco
4 10 (29.41%) Citrix
5 6 (17.65%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (14.71%) Aruba
6 5 (14.71%) F5
6 5 (14.71%) HP
6 5 (14.71%) Mitel
7 4 (11.76%) EMC
8 3 (8.82%) NetApp
9 2 (5.88%) Apple
9 2 (5.88%) IBM
10 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.94%) Brocade
10 1 (2.94%) CommVault
10 1 (2.94%) Meraki
10 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
10 1 (2.94%) Splunk
10 1 (2.94%) Symantec