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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.19% 0.34% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 1.23% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
487 407 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.92% 27.72% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 334 238 167
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,125
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) OLTP
3 2 (50.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) OLTP
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) MCDST
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000 dependent on experience plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago