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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 82 86
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.49% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 9
Average salary £29,086 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.76% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,051 £25,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
382 321 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.04% 29.23% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 245 184 301
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) MCSE
4 7 (46.67%) HND
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) CCNA
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) MCITP
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) MCP
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) MCTS
8 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (20.00%) Law
8 3 (20.00%) HNC
8 3 (20.00%) VoIP
8 3 (20.00%) WAN
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
8 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) IT Support
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) HND
4 6 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
6 3 (20.00%) MCTS
6 3 (20.00%) HNC
7 2 (13.33%) CCIE
8 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (6.67%) MCDST
8 1 (6.67%) CCA
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
4 2 (13.33%) Nortel
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Mitel
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
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