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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 101 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 1.64% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 3
Average salary £28,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £32,500 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
423 304 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.33% 24.03% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 251 181 246
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,475 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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 Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (60.00%) MCSE
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) IIS
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Lync
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 4 (40.00%) MS Office
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
2 5 (50.00%) 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
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 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Phone
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Debian
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SSCP
5 1 (10.00%) GIAC
5 1 (10.00%) CEH
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
2 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Intune
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint