The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 148 155 139
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.21% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 0.79% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 10
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% -1.40%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
855 891 1033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.05% 27.32% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 567 528 689
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -8 11 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 9 £31,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 £53,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 £34,500 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) Windows
3 27 (84.38%) MCSE
3 27 (84.38%) VMware
4 26 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (75.00%) MS Excel
6 22 (68.75%) MS Exchange
6 22 (68.75%) MCITP
7 20 (62.50%) MCTS
8 19 (59.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (59.38%) SAN
8 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (31.25%) Citrix
11 8 (25.00%) DHCP
11 8 (25.00%) DNS
12 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
13 6 (18.75%) HP
13 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
13 6 (18.75%) ITIL
14 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
14 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
14 5 (15.63%) Cisco
14 5 (15.63%) CCNA
14 5 (15.63%) EMC
15 4 (12.50%) Wireless
15 4 (12.50%) Juniper

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (59.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) DHCP
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) PBX
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) SSL
5 1 (3.13%) IPv4
5 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) IT Support
1 15 (46.88%) Support Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) IT Support Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Server Support
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support
7 1 (3.13%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (59.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.13%) Service Management
2 1 (3.13%) Quality Management
2 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) Project Management
2 1 (3.13%) Information Management
2 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
2 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (84.38%) MCSE
3 22 (68.75%) MCITP
4 20 (62.50%) MCTS
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (15.63%) CCNA
6 2 (6.25%) CCA
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) HND
7 1 (3.13%) CISM
7 1 (3.13%) CISSP
7 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.13%) MCDST
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 26 (81.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (9.38%) vSphere
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) NFS
7 1 (3.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Apple
5 4 (12.50%) Veeam
5 4 (12.50%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Mitel
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) Nortel
7 1 (3.13%) Compaq
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stirling
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23288.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago