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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 88 90 92
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.51% 1.04% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 2.95% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £33,890
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £41,500 £29,002
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £47,000 £38,778
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
242 407 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.52% 35.12% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 206 342 283
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £27,996
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 May 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 22 May 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
Chatham - 2 £45,000 -
Dartford +2 1 £24,500 -38.75%
Folkestone - 1 - -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (25.00%) Splunk
5 2 (25.00%) SIEM
5 2 (25.00%) Replication

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) OLTP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) SIEM
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) CCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Websense
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Red Gate
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade