The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 91 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.32% 0.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.66% -  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 336 320 363
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 27.03% 26.98% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 204 179 244
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Edinburgh

MCSA
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for MCSA in Edinburgh

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (25.00%) SCSM
4 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) IaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Communications Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCSM
2 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 13 days ago