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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 97 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.26% 0.50% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.78% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 9
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £48,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
290 338 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.13% 28.10% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 261 296 174
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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
Dartford - 1 £52,500 -
Dover - 1 £60,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) CCDP
4 5 (62.50%) SAN
4 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (62.50%) MCITP
5 4 (50.00%) MCP
5 4 (50.00%) CCIE
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Project Management
5 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (50.00%) Backup Exec
5 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (50.00%) COBIT
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) People Management
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
7 2 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Head of IT
2 4 (50.00%) Head of Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (50.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (62.50%) CCNA
4 5 (62.50%) CCDP
4 5 (62.50%) MCITP
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (50.00%) CCIE
5 4 (50.00%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) MOS
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) CCEE
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Websense
4 1 (12.50%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) Polycom