The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 110 92
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.080% 0.14% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.79% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £29,000 £33,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.07% +22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
299 254 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 23.98% 17.55% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 204 175 124
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £23,903
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

MCSA
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Glasgow region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Glasgow

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 7 (77.78%) MCP
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) SAN
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (77.78%) XenApp
4 6 (66.67%) XenDesktop
4 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (66.67%) SCCM
4 6 (66.67%) ITIL
5 5 (55.56%) VBScript
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) IIS
5 5 (55.56%) DHCP
5 5 (55.56%) DNS
5 5 (55.56%) IPv4
5 5 (55.56%) HP
5 5 (55.56%) Compaq
5 5 (55.56%) SCOM
5 5 (55.56%) Time Management
5 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) PowerShell

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) IPv4
2 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Problem Management
2 5 (55.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) VBScript
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) MCSE
3 7 (77.78%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CCA
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) XenApp
3 6 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 6 (66.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) SCCM
2 5 (55.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Citrix
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) HP
4 5 (55.56%) Compaq
5 1 (11.11%) Hyland
5 1 (11.11%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
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