Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 202 190
Rank change year-on-year +46 -12 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 57 18 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.36% 0.41% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.36% 1.27% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 52 16 48
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £24,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +102.02% -23.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £24,550 £19,375 £25,750
90th Percentile £64,500 £41,875 £37,875
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +32.35% - -2.86%

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 1063 1421 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.30% 32.11% 33.08%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1100 1499
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,550 £25,000 £26,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +4.94%

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017. 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
Hatfield - 21 £50,000 -
Watford -2 18 £47,500 +91.92% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £65,000 -
Cheshunt - 2 £25,000 -
Kings Langley - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (73.68%) Windows
3 38 (66.67%) MCSE
4 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
5 31 (54.39%) Office 365
6 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
7 29 (50.88%) Windows Server
8 28 (49.12%) VMware
9 27 (47.37%) Citrix
9 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (47.37%) PowerShell
10 22 (38.60%) Degree
10 22 (38.60%) Computer Science
10 22 (38.60%) CCNA
10 22 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (38.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (36.84%) Advertising
12 18 (31.58%) Cisco
12 18 (31.58%) DHCP
12 18 (31.58%) DNS
12 18 (31.58%) Windows 10
13 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
14 15 (26.32%) ITIL
15 14 (24.56%) Windows 7
16 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (21.05%) Build Automation
16 12 (21.05%) Terminal Server
16 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
16 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Office

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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.30%) Skype for Business
3 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 31 (54.39%) Office 365
2 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) DHCP
1 18 (31.58%) DNS
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
2 11 (19.30%) Skype
3 10 (17.54%) LAN
3 10 (17.54%) WAN
4 9 (15.79%) VLAN
5 8 (14.04%) SAN
5 8 (14.04%) VoIP
5 8 (14.04%) VPN
6 7 (12.28%) iSCSI
7 6 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.51%) PBX
9 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 21 (36.84%) Advertising
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Consultant
2 13 (22.81%) Office 365 Specialist
3 11 (19.30%) Office 365 Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Active Directory Specialist
5 8 (14.04%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Server Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Server Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Server Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Azure Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Office 365 Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (10.53%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 42 (73.68%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Windows Server
3 18 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 14 (24.56%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Android
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Application Packaging
2 12 (21.05%) Build Automation
3 11 (19.30%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (15.79%) Data Management
5 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.28%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
6 6 (10.53%) Cryptography
6 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.53%) Information Security
6 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 6 (10.53%) Patch Management
6 6 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 6 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) C
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (66.67%) MCSE
3 22 (38.60%) CCNA
3 22 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (38.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (38.60%) Degree
4 11 (19.30%) MCP
4 11 (19.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (10.53%) CCAA
5 6 (10.53%) CISSP
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
6 3 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 6 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 6 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
4 12 (21.05%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) SCCM
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 35 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 28 (49.12%) VMware
3 27 (47.37%) Citrix
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco
5 6 (10.53%) HP
5 6 (10.53%) SonicWALL
6 3 (5.26%) CA
6 3 (5.26%) EMC
7 2 (3.51%) Meraki
8 1 (1.75%) NetApp