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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 168 139 144
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.70% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 2.85% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 9
Average salary £42,500 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.09% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
910 912 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.29% 24.66% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 639 572 509
Average salary £42,116 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
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 31 August 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
Edinburgh -5 3 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Glasgow -14 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) OLTP
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) OLTP
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Circa £40,000 dependent on experience plus benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago