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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 91 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.82% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 1.15% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 5
Average salary £32,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.04% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
345 260 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 31.48% 25.00% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 285 234 339
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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
Chatham - 2 £32,000 -
Sevenoaks - 2 £22,500 -
Dover - 1 £27,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £45,000 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £24,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
8 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
8 7 (46.67%) Cisco
8 7 (46.67%) CCNA
8 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (40.00%) VMware
9 6 (40.00%) MCP
10 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 5 (33.33%) MS Office
10 5 (33.33%) MCITP
11 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (26.67%) Degree
11 4 (26.67%) SQL
11 4 (26.67%) LAN
11 4 (26.67%) WAN
11 4 (26.67%) Citrix
11 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
12 3 (20.00%) Avaya
12 3 (20.00%) DNS
12 3 (20.00%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) OLTP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) IT Support
2 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Senior DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
2 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 2 (13.33%) Replication
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (13.33%) High Availability
1 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) CCNA
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) MCP
5 5 (33.33%) MCITP
6 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) CCENT
7 3 (20.00%) MCTS
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (6.67%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Avaya
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Red Gate
6 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (6.67%) EMC