The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Glasgow region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 97 90 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.79% 0.25% -
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 1.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £35,750 -
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
Glasgow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
264 278 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.06% 23.05% 31.31%
Number of salaries quoted 168 183 160
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Scotland

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 31 July 2014, 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
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) SAN
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (92.31%) MCSE
2 12 (92.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
3 11 (84.62%) MCTS
3 11 (84.62%) MCITP
3 11 (84.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (84.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Compaq
5 1 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (84.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (84.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (92.31%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) IPv4
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Service Desk Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Service Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Specialist
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
1 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
1 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCSE
3 11 (84.62%) MCTS
3 11 (84.62%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Compaq
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
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