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 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 143 - 162
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 0 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% - 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% - 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 6
Median salary £20,750 - £31,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
754 839 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.10% 26.67% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 401 583 576
Median salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 5 £50,000 - 2
Highlands - 3 £19,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 £19,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £23,750 - 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
4 9 (52.94%) MCSE
5 8 (47.06%) CCNA
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 7 (41.18%) HP
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) MCP
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (29.41%) NETGEAR
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (29.41%) CCENT
8 5 (29.41%) ZyXEL
8 5 (29.41%) Draytek
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
8 5 (29.41%) 3Com
9 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (23.53%) SAN
9 4 (23.53%) Linux
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Technician
2 4 (23.53%) Server Technician
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Platform Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Service Manager
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Support
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
1 3 (17.65%) Informatics
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (23.53%) High Availability
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) People Management
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) MCP
5 5 (29.41%) A+ Certification
5 5 (29.41%) CCENT
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) MCITP
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) HP
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 5 (29.41%) 3Com
4 5 (29.41%) Draytek
4 5 (29.41%) NETGEAR
4 5 (29.41%) ZyXEL
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Sophos
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
Scotland
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary: Competative salary and benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £46,000 to £58,000 per annum + on call + company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago