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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 87 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.64% - 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% - 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 4
Average salary £40,500 - £41,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 - £35,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 - £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
306 220 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 27.95% 18.55% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 199 131 117
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £70,000
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
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Glasgow

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) SAN
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL
4 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
5 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
5 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
5 9 (69.23%) IIS
6 8 (61.54%) MCSE
7 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
7 7 (53.85%) Citrix
7 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (46.15%) MCP
8 6 (46.15%) SCCM
8 6 (46.15%) XenApp
8 6 (46.15%) Degree
9 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
9 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
9 5 (38.46%) SCOM
9 5 (38.46%) Time Management
9 5 (38.46%) Firewall
9 5 (38.46%) Service Management
9 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (69.23%) IIS
2 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (30.77%) Lync
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) IP Telephony
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) IPv4
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (30.77%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Phone
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
2 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 5 (38.46%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) VBScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 6 (46.15%) MCP
3 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) CCA
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (46.15%) XenApp
5 5 (38.46%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Compaq
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Hyland
5 1 (7.69%) Altiris