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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 164 158
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.42% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 4
Average salary - £31,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -17.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
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
861 874 901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.23% 23.10% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 585 580 538
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
4 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco
5 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 4 (44.44%) Citrix
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) MCP
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (33.33%) CCNP
7 3 (33.33%) CCNA
7 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (33.33%) XenApp
7 3 (33.33%) MCITP
8 2 (22.22%) PKI
8 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (22.22%) NetApp
8 2 (22.22%) Symantec
8 2 (22.22%) SLA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) IT Support
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CCA
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) SSCP
5 1 (11.11%) GIAC
5 1 (11.11%) CEH
5 1 (11.11%) MCDST
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (11.11%) Hyland
5 1 (11.11%) Altiris
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
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