Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 102 129
Rank change year-on-year +28 +27 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.56% 1.58% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.63% 5.79% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33 29 22
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £27,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -31.25% -30.43%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £53,750
South East median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -1.33% -2.60% +16.67%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 320 466 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.13% 27.28% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 293 422 468
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,025 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sittingbourne +4 10 £22,500 -
Maidstone +32 9 £37,500 -28.57%
Folkestone - 7 £42,500 -
Dartford - 6 £32,500 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 32 (94.12%) Windows Server
3 28 (82.35%) MCSE
3 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
4 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
5 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (50.00%) Cisco
7 15 (44.12%) CCNA
7 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
8 14 (41.18%) LAN
8 14 (41.18%) VMware
9 13 (38.24%) WAN
10 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
11 10 (29.41%) DHCP
11 10 (29.41%) DNS
12 9 (26.47%) ITIL
12 9 (26.47%) Firewall
12 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
12 9 (26.47%) Office 365
13 8 (23.53%) MCTS
13 8 (23.53%) MCITP
14 7 (20.59%) Finance
14 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
15 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (17.65%) Project Management

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 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) LAN
2 13 (38.24%) WAN
3 10 (29.41%) DHCP
3 10 (29.41%) DNS
4 9 (26.47%) Firewall
5 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 4 (11.76%) Network Security
7 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (8.82%) SAN
9 2 (5.88%) BGP
9 2 (5.88%) DMVPN
9 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.88%) IPsec
9 2 (5.88%) VLAN
10 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.94%) Internet
10 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 13 (38.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) IT Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) IT Support
3 12 (35.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (32.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (32.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (20.59%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (20.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (17.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (17.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (14.71%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (11.76%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.76%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
1 32 (94.12%) Windows Server
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (26.47%) Windows 10
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) High Availability
3 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 4 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Content Development
5 1 (2.94%) Data Security
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.76%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (82.35%) MCSE
3 15 (44.12%) CCNA
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (23.53%) MCITP
4 8 (23.53%) MCTS
5 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (14.71%) VCAP
7 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (11.76%) MCP
7 4 (11.76%) MCSD
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.88%) CCNP
9 2 (5.88%) Master's Degree
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.94%) MCT
10 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (14.71%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) HP