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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 91 91
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.11% 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.36% 2.11% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 3
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -27.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £21,500 £39,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £49,668 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
275 331 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.35% 32.71% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 241 293 290
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram 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 31 August 2015. 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
Maidstone +7 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £52,500 -
Dartford - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
3 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (50.00%) CCNA
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL
6 7 (43.75%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (43.75%) vSphere
7 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) LAN
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) WAN
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (25.00%) CCSA
9 4 (25.00%) Network Design

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (12.50%) H.323
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) OLTP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DBA
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Network Support
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Project Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Replication
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MCSE
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (50.00%) CCNA
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) CCSA
7 3 (18.75%) CCNP
7 3 (18.75%) MCITP
8 2 (12.50%) MCP
8 2 (12.50%) MCTS
9 1 (6.25%) CCENT
9 1 (6.25%) VCAP
9 1 (6.25%) CCSE
9 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
9 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (6.25%) CCA
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (6.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (43.75%) vSphere
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) SonicWALL
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (12.50%) Red Gate
6 2 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) Avaya
6 2 (12.50%) Websense
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
7 1 (6.25%) Splunk