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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 149 150 138
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 0.19% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 0.67% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 12
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £41,050 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
821 890 1084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.75% 27.56% 33.52%
Number of salaries quoted 539 532 737
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,800 £55,000
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 14 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 14 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
North Lanarkshire - 9 £31,000 - 3
Glasgow -10 8 - - 1
Edinburgh -15 1 £19,000 -45.71%
Dundee - 1 £34,500 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 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 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 24 (75.00%) MCSE
4 23 (71.88%) VMware
4 23 (71.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (65.63%) MS Excel
7 19 (59.38%) MS Exchange
7 19 (59.38%) MCITP
8 17 (53.13%) MCTS
8 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (46.88%) SAN
9 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (28.13%) Citrix
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (21.88%) DHCP
11 7 (21.88%) DNS
11 7 (21.88%) CCNA
12 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
13 5 (15.63%) EMC
13 5 (15.63%) HP
13 5 (15.63%) ITIL
13 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
13 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
14 4 (12.50%) Veeam
14 4 (12.50%) SCCM
14 4 (12.50%) Wireless

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 19 (59.38%) MS Exchange
2 17 (53.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.13%) IIS
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (65.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) SAN
2 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 2 (6.25%) LAN
5 2 (6.25%) PBX
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (3.13%) IPv4
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 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
2 13 (40.63%) Support Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 10 (31.25%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Server Support
9 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
9 1 (3.13%) Field Service Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) COM
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 23 (71.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (53.13%) 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 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.13%) Service 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
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (75.00%) MCSE
3 19 (59.38%) MCITP
4 17 (53.13%) MCTS
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.88%) CCNA
6 4 (12.50%) HND
7 2 (6.25%) MCP
7 2 (6.25%) CCIE
8 1 (3.13%) CCA
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.13%) MCDST
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) vCloud
6 1 (3.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) HP
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Apple
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Veeam
5 4 (12.50%) Meru Networks
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
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%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
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