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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 92 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.50% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 2.57% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 5
Average salary £60,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
301 311 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.25% 28.64% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 254 284 201
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 3 £60,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) ITIL
4 11 (64.71%) MCSE
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
6 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (29.41%) CCNA
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco
9 5 (29.41%) MCP
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (23.53%) LAN
10 4 (23.53%) WAN
10 4 (23.53%) FTP
10 4 (23.53%) CCDP
10 4 (23.53%) Citrix
10 4 (23.53%) SAN
10 4 (23.53%) Lync
10 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (23.53%) MCITP
10 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (23.53%) Lync
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
5 2 (11.76%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
1 4 (23.53%) WAN
1 4 (23.53%) FTP
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Head of IT
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Head of Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) IT Manager
2 3 (17.65%) DBA
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) AS400
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
3 1 (5.88%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) ITIL
2 8 (47.06%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) People Management
4 2 (11.76%) Process Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Research
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Database Security
5 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VBScript
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (64.71%) MCSE
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
5 4 (23.53%) CCDP
5 4 (23.53%) MCITP
6 3 (17.65%) CCIE
7 2 (11.76%) CCNP
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (5.88%) MOS
8 1 (5.88%) CCEE
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.88%) CCA
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Foglight
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Lotus
5 2 (11.76%) Apple
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Kronos
6 1 (5.88%) Wyse
6 1 (5.88%) Polycom
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Websense
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase
6 1 (5.88%) Meru Networks
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