The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.85% 1.04% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 4.23% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 5
Median salary £28,000 £40,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
266 260 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.82% 24.62% 31.55%
Number of salaries quoted 245 233 267
Median salary £40,000 £36,018 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.05% -19.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCSA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Kent

MCSA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Sittingbourne - 6 £22,500 -
Chatham - 5 £28,500 -
Rochester - 1 £32,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (91.67%) Windows
3 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
4 20 (83.33%) Windows Server
5 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
6 18 (75.00%) MCSE
7 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
8 16 (66.67%) DHCP
8 16 (66.67%) DNS
9 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
10 14 (58.33%) CCNA
10 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (54.17%) Cisco
11 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
12 11 (45.83%) LAN
12 11 (45.83%) VMware
12 11 (45.83%) WAN
12 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (41.67%) HP
14 8 (33.33%) SAN
15 7 (29.17%) Citrix
15 7 (29.17%) A+ Certification
15 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
16 6 (25.00%) Firewall
16 6 (25.00%) SCCM
16 6 (25.00%) SCOM
17 5 (20.83%) XenApp
17 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
18 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
18 4 (16.67%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 19 (79.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (70.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) DHCP
1 16 (66.67%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 11 (45.83%) WAN
3 8 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) ADSL
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.17%) FWSM
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) IT Support
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix Support
4 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) IT Technician
5 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Server Technician
6 3 (12.50%) Support Technician
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.17%) ERP
2 1 (4.17%) High Availability
2 1 (4.17%) Migration
2 1 (4.17%) Project Management
2 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (75.00%) MCSE
3 14 (58.33%) CCNA
3 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (29.17%) A+ Certification
5 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) MCITP
6 2 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCDA
7 1 (4.17%) Degree
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.17%) MCTS
7 1 (4.17%) MOS
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
3 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
1 6 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (4.17%) BMC
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (4.17%) F5
5 1 (4.17%) Infor
5 1 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) MAPICS
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Nortel
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL