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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 103 99
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.53% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.70% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
324 259 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Glasgow 25.73% 19.73% 21.40%
Number of salaries quoted 237 168 171
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £28,300 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Hyland
3 1 (33.33%) Altiris