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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 143 149 136
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 1.29% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 8
Average salary £39,500 £29,086 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.80% -43.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £21,500 £38,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £37,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
861 778 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.87% 23.97% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 594 475 572
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 - 7 £40,500 -
Edinburgh +6 6 £29,000 +2.49% 3
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) VMware
4 18 (72.00%) MCSE
5 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
8 12 (48.00%) SAN
9 11 (44.00%) Firewall
9 11 (44.00%) Cisco
9 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
9 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (44.00%) IIS
10 10 (40.00%) ITIL
10 10 (40.00%) MCP
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (36.00%) DNS
11 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (32.00%) Citrix
12 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
13 7 (28.00%) XenApp
13 7 (28.00%) Degree
13 7 (28.00%) SCCM
14 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
14 6 (24.00%) DHCP
15 5 (20.00%) Service Management
15 5 (20.00%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (44.00%) MS Exchange
1 11 (44.00%) IIS
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.00%) Lync
4 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) SAN
2 11 (44.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) DNS
4 6 (24.00%) DHCP
5 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.00%) IPv4
5 5 (20.00%) LAN
5 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (12.00%) VPN
7 3 (12.00%) VoIP
8 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (16.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) IT Support
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.00%) Tandem
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Phone
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.00%) UNIX
8 1 (4.00%) Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
2 5 (20.00%) Time Management
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (72.00%) MCSE
3 10 (40.00%) MCP
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
5 5 (20.00%) MCITP
6 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.00%) CCNP
8 2 (8.00%) CEH
8 2 (8.00%) MCDST
8 2 (8.00%) CISSP
8 2 (8.00%) GIAC
8 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
8 2 (8.00%) SSCP
9 1 (4.00%) CCA
9 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (28.00%) XenApp
5 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (16.00%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Intune
4 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) VMware
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco
4 8 (32.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Compaq
6 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 2 (8.00%) NetApp
8 1 (4.00%) Avaya
8 1 (4.00%) Hyland
8 1 (4.00%) Altiris
8 1 (4.00%) Meraki
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