The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Kent
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 79 99
Rank change year-on-year +28 +20  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.94% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.94% 2.18% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 5
Median salary £37,500 £23,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.04% -56.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,250 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 174 275 248
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 26.36% 29.01% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 147 244 206
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Kent.

Salary trend for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Kent over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Kent

MCSA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 8 £40,000 -
Sittingbourne -3 7 £22,500 -
Folkestone - 5 £42,500 - 3
Sevenoaks - 4 £22,500 -
Canterbury - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) MCSE
3 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 26 (81.25%) Windows Server
4 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (43.75%) Firewall
6 13 (40.63%) MCP
7 12 (37.50%) DHCP
7 12 (37.50%) DNS
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (34.38%) Office 365
8 11 (34.38%) VMware
9 10 (31.25%) LAN
9 10 (31.25%) WAN
9 10 (31.25%) Degree
9 10 (31.25%) SonicWALL
9 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
10 9 (28.13%) High Availability
10 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco
10 9 (28.13%) CCNA
10 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (21.88%) Skype
11 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
11 7 (21.88%) SLA
11 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.88%) SharePoint

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
1 7 (21.88%) Skype for Business
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Office 365
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) DHCP
2 12 (37.50%) DNS
3 10 (31.25%) LAN
3 10 (31.25%) WAN
4 7 (21.88%) Skype
4 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
7 2 (6.25%) BGP
7 2 (6.25%) DMVPN
7 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.25%) IPsec
8 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (3.13%) SMTP
8 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Network Support
2 7 (21.88%) Server Support
2 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (12.50%) DBA
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) SQL DBA
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (9.38%) IT Support
6 3 (9.38%) Wintel Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
1 26 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (15.63%) Security Patching
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
1 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
1 5 (15.63%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) MCSE
3 13 (40.63%) MCP
4 10 (31.25%) Degree
5 9 (28.13%) CCNA
5 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (18.75%) MCTS
7 5 (15.63%) MCITP
7 5 (15.63%) MCSD
7 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (12.50%) VCAP
9 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
9 2 (6.25%) CCNP
9 2 (6.25%) Master's Degree
10 1 (3.13%) CCENT
10 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
10 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) SonicWALL
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) 3Com
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Draytek
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Infor
6 1 (3.13%) NETGEAR
6 1 (3.13%) ZyXEL
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Saga Group Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Folkestone
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago