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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 154 165 149
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.30% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 1.30% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 14
Average salary £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £29,086 £24,082
10% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +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
817 923 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.05% 23.41% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 499 590 494
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 27 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh +8 3 £25,000 -14.04%
Glasgow +10 1 £29,000 -14.07% 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 14 (87.50%) MCSE
4 13 (81.25%) VMware
5 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (62.50%) MCP
6 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 9 (56.25%) Citrix
7 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (50.00%) XenApp
9 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
9 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
9 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
10 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 6 (37.50%) DHCP
10 6 (37.50%) Cisco
10 6 (37.50%) SAN
10 6 (37.50%) DNS
10 6 (37.50%) SCCM
10 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (31.25%) SCOM
11 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
11 5 (31.25%) Time Management
11 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (31.25%) HP
11 5 (31.25%) Compaq

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (31.25%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DHCP
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) IPv4
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) IT Support
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Service Management
1 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
1 5 (31.25%) Time Management
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) VBScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) MCSE
3 10 (62.50%) MCP
4 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 3 (18.75%) MCITP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) SSCP
5 2 (12.50%) GIAC
5 2 (12.50%) CEH
5 2 (12.50%) MCDST
5 2 (12.50%) CISSP
6 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCA
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) XenApp
4 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
5 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 5 (31.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Compaq
6 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.25%) Twitter
7 1 (6.25%) Hyland
7 1 (6.25%) Altiris
7 1 (6.25%) Avaya
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