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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - 92 96
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.15% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.52% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Median salary - £57,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +98.27%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 272 388 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 24.16% 29.22% 29.08%
Number of salaries quoted 158 267 229
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £58,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy

MCSA
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Services Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Service Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) CentOS
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware