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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Kent
Rank 77 94 91
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.75% 1.14% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 3.69% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 3
Median salary £25,000 £26,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.66% -41.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 139 352 226
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 17.31% 30.80% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 108 293 198
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Sevenoaks -1 4 £25,000 +11.11%
Maidstone -8 2 £40,000 -11.11%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Firewall
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) MCSE
5 9 (56.25%) MS Office
6 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (50.00%) Office 365
7 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (43.75%) LAN
7 7 (43.75%) WAN
8 6 (37.50%) DHCP
8 6 (37.50%) DNS
8 6 (37.50%) HP
8 6 (37.50%) MCITP
9 5 (31.25%) Mitel
9 5 (31.25%) IP Telephony
9 5 (31.25%) Dell
9 5 (31.25%) Nortel
9 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (31.25%) MCP
9 5 (31.25%) SOAP
9 5 (31.25%) Web Services

MCSA
Top Related 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) DHCP
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) IP Telephony
4 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Skype
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) SAN
7 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory Support
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Telephony Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Telephony Support
1 5 (31.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Support
2 4 (25.00%) Server Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) REST
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Android
3 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) High Availability
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 6 (37.50%) MCITP
4 5 (31.25%) MCP
4 5 (31.25%) MCTS
5 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) CCENT
7 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (6.25%) MCSD
7 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 5 (31.25%) Mitel
4 5 (31.25%) Nortel
5 4 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) WatchGuard
7 1 (6.25%) 3Com
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Draytek
7 1 (6.25%) Infor
7 1 (6.25%) MAPICS
7 1 (6.25%) NETGEAR
7 1 (6.25%) ZyXEL