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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / Scotland
Rank 132 151 148
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.30% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.09% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 11
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +16.88%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%

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
533 825 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.23% 27.79% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 353 518 599
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +11.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Renfrewshire 0 4 £32,500 -29.34%
Glasgow +15 2 £50,000 +16.27%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
3 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
7 5 (27.78%) ETL
7 5 (27.78%) SAS
7 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) MCITP
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
7 5 (27.78%) High Availability
7 5 (27.78%) Demand Management
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (22.22%) WAN
8 4 (22.22%) T-SQL

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 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) SAS
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 5 (27.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (27.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) DBA
2 5 (27.78%) Administrator
2 5 (27.78%) Production DBA
3 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Server Support
6 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Demand Management
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) High Availability
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Office Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) CCA
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CISSP
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Draytek
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat