The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 100 99 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.47% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 2.06% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Average salary £32,500 £27,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.11% -17.77%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
MCSA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
385 339 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.75% 22.63% 30.45%
Number of salaries quoted 267 212 226
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,900 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MCSA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Edinburgh

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) MCSE
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) IIS
5 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (40.00%) MS Office
7 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) Law
7 4 (40.00%) SAN
7 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (40.00%) Degree
7 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (40.00%) Lync
7 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (60.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) Lync
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) MCDST
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SSCP
5 1 (10.00%) GIAC
5 1 (10.00%) CEH
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint