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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 154 147 156
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 1.50% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 11
Average salary £45,000 £38,500 £29,086
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +32.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,400 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £44,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
830 869 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.10% 28.24% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 510 582 497
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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
Glasgow -22 6 £43,000 +6.17% 1
Edinburgh +6 2 £57,500 +98.27%
Renfrewshire - 1 £46,000 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) MCSE
3 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
5 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
5 11 (57.89%) MCP
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 10 (52.63%) Citrix
7 9 (47.37%) SAN
7 9 (47.37%) HP
7 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
8 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
8 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (42.11%) Compaq
9 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
9 7 (36.84%) SQL
9 7 (36.84%) Finance
9 7 (36.84%) SCCM
9 7 (36.84%) SCOM
10 6 (31.58%) ITIL
10 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
10 6 (31.58%) XenApp
10 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
10 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (26.32%) Cisco
11 5 (26.32%) IIS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) WAAS
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (15.79%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) IPv4
5 1 (5.26%) DSL
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) Technical Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Consultant
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Technical Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Case Management
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) Communications Security
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (68.42%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) MCP
4 4 (21.05%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) XenApp
4 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
5 4 (21.05%) vSphere
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
1 7 (36.84%) SCOM
2 6 (31.58%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
4 9 (47.37%) HP
5 8 (42.11%) Compaq
6 6 (31.58%) Intel Security
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco
8 1 (5.26%) Meraki
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle