Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 88 111
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.46% 1.56% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 6.29% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 14
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £30,200 £21,250 £21,925
90th Percentile £39,875 £35,000 £29,800
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 191 318 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.80% 24.88% 21.90%
Number of salaries quoted 170 288 286
Kent median annual salary £40,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.71% -17.65% +14.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,100 £59,125 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 15 February 2019. 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
Chatham - 3 £32,500 -
Maidstone -8 1 £40,000 +33.33%
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) SSCP
2 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Data Security
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) Email Filtering
2 3 (75.00%) Web Filtering
2 3 (75.00%) GDPR
3 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
3 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
4 1 (25.00%) VCAP
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Security Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Debian
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) Data Security
2 3 (75.00%) Email Filtering
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) SIEM
2 3 (75.00%) Web Filtering
3 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SSCP
3 1 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) RHCE
3 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
1 3 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware