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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 158 164 142
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.034% 0.24% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 1.04% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 14
Average salary - £30,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.90%
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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
752 863 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.31% 22.60% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 483 556 510
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 29 May 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 +12 1 - - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
4 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (50.00%) MCP
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (40.00%) XenApp
8 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (30.00%) MCITP
8 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (30.00%) CCNP
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (20.00%) SAN
9 2 (20.00%) NetApp
9 2 (20.00%) LAN
9 2 (20.00%) WAN
9 2 (20.00%) DHCP
9 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (20.00%) DNS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) IT Support
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Time Management
1 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (10.00%) Service Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SSCP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) GIAC
5 1 (10.00%) CEH
5 1 (10.00%) MCDST
5 1 (10.00%) CCA
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Hyland
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Compaq
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