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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 102 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.22% 0.48% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 2.09% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 7
Average salary £25,000 £29,086 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.04% -38.76%
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
372 383 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.05% 23.17% 29.23%
Number of salaries quoted 215 246 184
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 21 April 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) MCDST
5 3 (33.33%) MCITP
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) Tandem
6 2 (22.22%) CEH
6 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) SSCP
6 2 (22.22%) GIAC
6 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) IT Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Tandem
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) MCDST
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) SSCP
5 2 (22.22%) GIAC
5 2 (22.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Twitter