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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 150 138 147
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.69% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 2.79% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 9
Average salary £30,750 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.38% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £46,850 £37,050 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
854 789 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.18% 24.90% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 557 496 616
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Edinburgh -9 8 £28,750 -8.00% 1
Glasgow +2 6 - - 1
Argyll and Bute -1 1 £53,000 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) Windows
3 29 (90.63%) VMware
4 27 (84.38%) MCSE
4 27 (84.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (71.88%) MCITP
7 23 (71.88%) MS Exchange
8 22 (68.75%) MS Excel
8 22 (68.75%) SAN
9 21 (65.63%) MCTS
9 21 (65.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (31.25%) Firewall
12 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
13 8 (25.00%) DNS
13 8 (25.00%) Cisco
13 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
14 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
14 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
15 6 (18.75%) Degree
15 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 6 (18.75%) IIS
15 6 (18.75%) ITIL
16 5 (15.63%) DHCP
16 5 (15.63%) HP
16 5 (15.63%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (71.88%) MS Exchange
2 21 (65.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (18.75%) IIS
5 4 (12.50%) Lync
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (68.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 2 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) SAN
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) DHCP
5 4 (12.50%) Wireless
5 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (9.38%) LAN
6 3 (9.38%) VoIP
6 3 (9.38%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) VPN
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Support Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) IT Support Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) IT Support
3 8 (25.00%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Administrator
7 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) Support Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Phone
6 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Information Management
5 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) MCSE
3 23 (71.88%) MCITP
4 21 (65.63%) MCTS
5 6 (18.75%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) CISSP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CEH
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.13%) GIAC
7 1 (3.13%) CISM
7 1 (3.13%) SSCP
System Software
1 27 (84.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Intune
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) HP
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) Apple
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Veeam
5 4 (12.50%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.13%) Meraki
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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Salary: Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
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