Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 82 80
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.08% 1.57% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 7.48% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 12
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +122.22% -27.21%
10th Percentile £28,700 £22,250 £17,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,125 £43,375
Hertfordshire median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +75.44% -12.31%

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 Watford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Watford
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 242 214 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 26.22% 21.02% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 203 183 221
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,359
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £64,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Watford

MCSA
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Watford.

Salary trend for MCSA in Watford

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Watford over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Watford region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) CCNA
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (70.00%) Office 365
4 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) MCP
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (30.00%) Presales
7 3 (30.00%) DNS

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (20.00%) Skype
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Billing
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (30.00%) Business Development
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Email Filtering
4 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) CCNA
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CCENT
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Meraki
3 2 (20.00%) NEC
3 2 (20.00%) Polycom
3 2 (20.00%) Sonus
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix