The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 95 82
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.17% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.61% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
364 327 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.69% 27.41% 36.19%
Number of salaries quoted 231 168 306
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,350 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Scotland

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 22 July 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) HND
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) PBX
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Nortel
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Mitel
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (12.50%) vCloud
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (12.50%) Debian
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) HND
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
6 1 (12.50%) MCDST
6 1 (12.50%) CCA
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (12.50%) CCIE
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Nortel
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint