The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 134 160 159
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 8 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.39% 0.24% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 0.89% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 4
Median salary £45,500 £42,500 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% +38.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £31,750 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £49,000 £46,850
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
MCSA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
588 895 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.22% 27.28% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 351 608 563
Median salary £45,000 £42,233 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% +5.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £60,000 £58,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +12 5 £47,750 +12.35%
Glasgow +13 4 £45,000 -1.09%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) MCSE
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) CCNA
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco
5 9 (39.13%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) MCP
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) 3Com
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) ZyXEL
8 5 (21.74%) Draytek
8 5 (21.74%) CCENT
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) NETGEAR
8 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (17.39%) High Availability

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) S-PLUS
3 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) DBA
1 6 (26.09%) SQL DBA
2 5 (21.74%) Network Technician
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Server Technician
3 4 (17.39%) Service Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Platform Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Server Support
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
1 3 (13.04%) Informatics
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) High Availability
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (13.04%) People Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Office Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) MCSE
3 10 (43.48%) CCNA
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (30.43%) MCP
5 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
5 5 (21.74%) CCENT
6 4 (17.39%) CISSP
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (8.70%) CCNP
9 1 (4.35%) Degree
9 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) 3Com
4 5 (21.74%) Draytek
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) NETGEAR
4 5 (21.74%) ZyXEL
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec