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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 86 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 0.84% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Median salary £47,750 £42,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.35% +47.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £35,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £42,500 £31,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
274 478 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.81% 30.39% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 181 316 249
Median salary £47,500 £42,750 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,563 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of job ads across the Edinburgh region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) CISSP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (33.33%) Games
5 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) Analytics
5 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (33.33%) People Management
5 3 (33.33%) Informatics
5 3 (33.33%) vSphere
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Service Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Platform Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Informatics
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (33.33%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Office Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec