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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 154 156
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 22 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.60% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.58% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 6
Average salary - £31,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.67%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
849 852 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.82% 23.16% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 591 561 536
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) GIAC
3 1 (33.33%) CEH
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) SLA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) SSCP
2 1 (33.33%) GIAC
2 1 (33.33%) CEH
2 1 (33.33%) MCDST
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
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