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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 134 111
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 22 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.03% 0.85% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 2.77% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 22 17 45
Median salary £36,000 £35,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.40% +9.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £29,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,500 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 557 795 764
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.96% 30.54% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 436 612 579
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £26,980
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Cheshunt - 8 £20,000 -
Watford +5 7 £55,000 +4.76%
Hemel Hempstead +4 4 £36,000 +10.76%
Kings Langley - 3 £41,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £31,750 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
4 21 (72.41%) Office 365
5 20 (68.97%) Windows
6 16 (55.17%) MCP
6 16 (55.17%) DNS
7 15 (51.72%) DHCP
7 15 (51.72%) Windows 10
8 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
9 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
9 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
10 10 (34.48%) MS Office
11 9 (31.03%) ITIL
11 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
11 9 (31.03%) CCNA
11 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
12 8 (27.59%) VMware
12 8 (27.59%) Firewall
12 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
12 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
12 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (27.59%) Driving Licence
13 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
14 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (17.24%) SCCM
14 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (34.48%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 21 (72.41%) Office 365
2 7 (24.14%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) DNS
2 15 (51.72%) DHCP
3 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (27.59%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) PBX
6 1 (3.45%) Skype
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Support Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Server Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) IT Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) IT Support
3 8 (27.59%) IT Support Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Office 365 Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Administrator
4 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (24.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (20.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Server Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Driving Licence
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 10
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
4 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.79%) Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Client Onboarding
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.45%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) MCSE
3 16 (55.17%) MCP
4 9 (31.03%) CCNA
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
5 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) MCITP
6 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.90%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
3 4 (13.79%) IBM
4 3 (10.34%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Adobe
6 1 (3.45%) Apple