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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 54 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +20  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.03% 0.83% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.75% 3.08% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 2
Median salary £55,000 £22,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +144.44% -34.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,250 £34,900
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -10.00%  

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 Watford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Watford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 142 130 179
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.20% 26.86% 33.40%
Number of salaries quoted 119 106 140
Median salary £51,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) Office 365
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (77.78%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.56%) SCCM
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) BASE24

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 16 (88.89%) Office 365
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Cloud Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Cloud Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Cloud Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Server Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Technical Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Senior Technical Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Server Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Server Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Technical Consultant
1 14 (77.78%) Technical Engineer
2 13 (72.22%) Azure Consultant
2 13 (72.22%) Azure Engineer
2 13 (72.22%) Office 365 Consultant
2 13 (72.22%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Production DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Production DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL
1 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) NetApp
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum To £60k + Bens (Depending on Exp)
Posted: Yesterday