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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 128 153 154
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 13 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.42% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 1.61% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 6
Median salary £32,500 £42,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.61% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £30,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,950 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
576 809 840
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.75% 26.39% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 355 528 581
Median salary £42,500 £42,926 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £56,500
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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Glasgow +14 6 £45,000 +7.14%
Renfrewshire - 3 £32,500 -
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) MCSE
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) CCNA
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco
5 7 (30.43%) MCP
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (26.09%) Draytek
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) CCENT
7 5 (21.74%) NETGEAR
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) ZyXEL
7 5 (21.74%) 3Com
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
7 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
7 5 (21.74%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) WAN
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
8 4 (17.39%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) S-PLUS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 3 (13.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) DBA
2 6 (26.09%) SQL DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Network Technician
4 4 (17.39%) Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Server Technician
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Production DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Senior DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (13.04%) Demand Management
2 3 (13.04%) ETL
2 3 (13.04%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
3 2 (8.70%) Change Control
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Office Automation
3 2 (8.70%) Security Management
3 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (60.87%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (30.43%) MCP
5 5 (21.74%) A+ Certification
5 5 (21.74%) CCENT
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) MCITP
8 2 (8.70%) CCA
8 2 (8.70%) CCNP
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (4.35%) CISSP
9 1 (4.35%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) Draytek
4 5 (21.74%) 3Com
4 5 (21.74%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) NETGEAR
4 5 (21.74%) ZyXEL
5 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat