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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 145 140 149
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 1.60% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 7
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £31,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
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
920 812 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.63% 26.65% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 581 510 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 - 15 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 7 £31,000 -
Edinburgh -9 5 £25,000 -23.07%
Argyll and Bute +3 1 £53,000 -
Stirling - 1 £29,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) Windows
3 32 (91.43%) VMware
4 30 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (82.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (82.86%) MCSE
6 26 (74.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (68.57%) MS Excel
7 24 (68.57%) MS Exchange
8 23 (65.71%) SAN
8 23 (65.71%) MCITP
9 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (60.00%) MCTS
11 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
14 9 (25.71%) DNS
14 9 (25.71%) Cisco
14 9 (25.71%) Citrix
14 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
15 8 (22.86%) ITIL
15 8 (22.86%) Firewall
16 7 (20.00%) DHCP
17 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
17 6 (17.14%) HP
17 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 5 (14.29%) Degree
18 5 (14.29%) SCCM

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 24 (68.57%) MS Exchange
2 22 (62.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (51.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (14.29%) IIS
5 4 (11.43%) Lync
6 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (68.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) SAN
2 9 (25.71%) DNS
3 8 (22.86%) Firewall
4 7 (20.00%) DHCP
5 4 (11.43%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) Wireless
5 4 (11.43%) IP Telephony
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (8.57%) WAN
6 3 (8.57%) LAN
7 2 (5.71%) VoIP
7 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.86%) SSL
8 1 (2.86%) IPv4
8 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 15 (42.86%) IT Support
2 13 (37.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Service Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Administrator
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Wintel Support
9 1 (2.86%) Server Specialist
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server Specialist
9 1 (2.86%) Wintel Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Wintel Support Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Field Service Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 29 (82.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (74.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Phone
7 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Information Management
3 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (82.86%) MCSE
3 23 (65.71%) MCITP
4 21 (60.00%) MCTS
5 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) CCA
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CISSP
7 1 (2.86%) CISM
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.86%) MCDST
7 1 (2.86%) MCP
7 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 30 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) vSphere
4 3 (8.57%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) BlackBerry Internet Service
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) Juniper
6 4 (11.43%) Apple
6 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 4 (11.43%) Veeam
6 4 (11.43%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) McAfee
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Compaq
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