The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 25 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 Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 151 156 139
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 0.90% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 10
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -1.40%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
863 891 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 27.17% 32.32%
Number of salaries quoted 569 532 697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MCSA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Scotland

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 11 - - 3
North Lanarkshire - 9 £31,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £34,500 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) Windows
3 28 (84.85%) MCSE
4 27 (81.82%) VMware
5 26 (78.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (72.73%) MS Excel
7 22 (66.67%) MS Exchange
7 22 (66.67%) MCITP
8 20 (60.61%) MCTS
9 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (57.58%) SAN
9 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (30.30%) Citrix
12 8 (24.24%) DHCP
12 8 (24.24%) DNS
13 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
14 6 (18.18%) HP
14 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 6 (18.18%) ITIL
14 6 (18.18%) CCNA
14 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
15 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
15 5 (15.15%) Cisco
15 5 (15.15%) EMC
16 4 (12.12%) Symantec
16 4 (12.12%) Juniper

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (51.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Lync
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) SAN
2 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 8 (24.24%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) PBX
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) IPv4
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Support Engineer
1 15 (45.45%) IT Support
2 13 (39.39%) IT Support Engineer
3 12 (36.36%) Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Server Support
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Field Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Debian
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) Project Management
2 1 (3.03%) Service Management
2 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
2 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.03%) Information Management
2 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
2 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (84.85%) MCSE
3 22 (66.67%) MCITP
4 20 (60.61%) MCTS
5 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (6.06%) CCA
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.06%) MCP
6 2 (6.06%) HND
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) CISSP
7 1 (3.03%) CISM
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.03%) MCDST
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
6 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.03%) vCloud
7 1 (3.03%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (3.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.12%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) VMware
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) EMC
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) Veeam
5 4 (12.12%) Meru Networks
5 4 (12.12%) Symantec
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Apple
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) Nortel
6 2 (6.06%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Compaq
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1k bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + bens
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £23288.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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