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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 155 156 170
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.034% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.13% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 8
Median salary £25,250 - £30,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 - £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £36,100 - £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
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
772 757 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.45% 25.63% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 450 476 608
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,700 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Scotland

MCSA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 4 £25,250 - 3
Edinburgh +7 3 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) MCSE
4 10 (71.43%) VMware
5 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 8 (57.14%) SAN
7 7 (50.00%) SQL
7 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (42.86%) Cisco
8 6 (42.86%) HP
9 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
9 5 (35.71%) SCOM
9 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
9 5 (35.71%) vSphere
10 4 (28.57%) WAAS
10 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (28.57%) SCCM
10 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (28.57%) Finance
10 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
10 4 (28.57%) Compaq
10 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 4 (28.57%) Linux

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (28.57%) WAAS
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Platform Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Support
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Informatics
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (21.43%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 4 (28.57%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Compaq
4 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Sophos
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