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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 146 157 148
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.12% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 6
Average salary £40,500 £27,750 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.94% -29.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £21,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £34,450 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
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 £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £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
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 24 December 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 +17 6 £40,500 +3.84% 1
Edinburgh -5 3 - - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) MCSE
3 24 (82.76%) VMware
4 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (72.41%) SAN
6 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
8 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
8 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
8 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
10 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (41.38%) Firewall
11 12 (41.38%) MCITP
11 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
11 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
12 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
12 11 (37.93%) IIS
12 11 (37.93%) ITIL
13 10 (34.48%) MCTS
13 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (31.03%) DNS
15 8 (27.59%) Cisco
16 7 (24.14%) MCP
16 7 (24.14%) Degree
17 6 (20.69%) DHCP
17 6 (20.69%) HP
17 6 (20.69%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
2 14 (48.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (37.93%) IIS
4 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (13.79%) Lync
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) SAN
2 12 (41.38%) Firewall
3 9 (31.03%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 5 (17.24%) IPv4
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
7 3 (10.34%) VPN
7 3 (10.34%) LAN
7 3 (10.34%) WAN
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (13.79%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) IT Support
3 4 (13.79%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.90%) Tandem
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Phone
5 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Service Management
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
2 5 (17.24%) Time Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Information Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) VBScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (82.76%) MCSE
3 12 (41.38%) MCITP
4 10 (34.48%) MCTS
5 7 (24.14%) MCP
5 7 (24.14%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) CISSP
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.90%) GIAC
7 2 (6.90%) CEH
7 2 (6.90%) CCNA
7 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
7 2 (6.90%) SSCP
7 2 (6.90%) MCDST
8 1 (3.45%) CISM
8 1 (3.45%) CCA
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.69%) XenApp
5 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (13.79%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) NFS
7 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) VMware
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) Compaq
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki
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