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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 109 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.44% 0.74% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 2.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 0
Average salary £43,000 £40,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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 Glasgow region.

Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
371 295 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 27.16% 27.21% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 233 192 137
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 13 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) MCSE
2 10 (76.92%) MCP
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
4 8 (61.54%) SAN
4 8 (61.54%) HP
4 8 (61.54%) Compaq
4 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
6 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 6 (46.15%) XenApp
6 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
6 6 (46.15%) SCOM
6 6 (46.15%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (46.15%) Intel Security
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
7 5 (38.46%) IIS
7 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (38.46%) SCCM
8 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (30.77%) WAAS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (38.46%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (30.77%) WAAS
3 3 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Consultant
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Case Management
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCP
2 10 (76.92%) MCSE
3 3 (23.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (46.15%) SCOM
2 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Citrix
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Compaq
3 8 (61.54%) HP
4 6 (46.15%) Intel Security
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco