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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 95 88
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 2.52% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Average salary £29,000 £28,293 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.49% -52.84%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
372 317 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.29% 23.52% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 256 184 282
Average salary £44,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 30 January 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) IIS
8 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 4 (26.67%) Law
9 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (26.67%) MCITP
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (26.67%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) MCP
9 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (40.00%) IIS
3 4 (26.67%) Lync
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Phone
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) MCITP
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 2 (13.33%) MCDST
4 2 (13.33%) SSCP
4 2 (13.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Intune
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
DP Connect
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago