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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 145 161 141
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 1.37% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 9
Average salary £30,250 £29,086 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -31.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £26,900 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,550 £37,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
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
934 803 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 29.74% 23.05% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 636 518 503
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +1 5 £29,000 -0.29% 4
Glasgow - 5 £38,500 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (85.00%) Windows
4 16 (80.00%) MCSE
5 15 (75.00%) VMware
6 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (55.00%) MCP
9 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
10 9 (45.00%) Citrix
10 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (40.00%) SAN
11 8 (40.00%) Cisco
11 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (40.00%) XenApp
12 7 (35.00%) XenDesktop
12 7 (35.00%) ITIL
12 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (35.00%) IIS
12 7 (35.00%) DNS
13 6 (30.00%) DHCP
13 6 (30.00%) Firewall
13 6 (30.00%) SCCM
13 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (25.00%) SCOM
14 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
14 5 (25.00%) Time Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) IIS
3 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (5.00%) Lync
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) IPv4
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (15.00%) WAN
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (10.00%) VoIP
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.00%) VPN
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) IT Support
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Tandem
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.00%) UNIX
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Service Management
2 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) MCSE
3 11 (55.00%) MCP
4 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.00%) MCITP
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) SSCP
5 3 (15.00%) GIAC
5 3 (15.00%) CEH
5 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) CISSP
6 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (10.00%) MCDST
7 1 (5.00%) CCA
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (40.00%) XenApp
4 7 (35.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Intune
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) Compaq
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Symantec
8 2 (10.00%) NetApp
8 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.00%) Hyland
9 1 (5.00%) Altiris
9 1 (5.00%) Avaya
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