Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 131 157
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 1.09% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 4
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £45,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +7.06% +47.83%
10th Percentile £34,750 £38,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £55,625 £63,250 £43,750
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £32,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +61.54% -21.69% +33.87%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 722 552 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.61% 23.84% 28.99%
Number of salaries quoted 448 337 596
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,000 £64,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
3 16 (84.21%) ITIL
3 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 16 (84.21%) MCSE
3 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
4 15 (78.95%) PowerShell
4 15 (78.95%) Skype for Business
4 15 (78.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
5 14 (73.68%) Skype
5 14 (73.68%) Unified Communications
5 14 (73.68%) Symantec
6 13 (68.42%) VMware
6 13 (68.42%) Service Delivery
6 13 (68.42%) ITIL V3
6 13 (68.42%) SCOM
6 13 (68.42%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (68.42%) ServiceNow
7 12 (63.16%) Performance Analysis
7 12 (63.16%) Virtual Team
7 12 (63.16%) Mimecast
7 12 (63.16%) EMC VNX
7 12 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (63.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (63.16%) Blackberry
7 12 (63.16%) SAN
7 12 (63.16%) Lotus

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 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 15 (78.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (78.95%) Skype for Business
3 12 (63.16%) IBM Domino
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Mimecast
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Skype
1 14 (73.68%) Unified Communications
2 12 (63.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
1 15 (78.95%) IT Analyst
2 14 (73.68%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) SQL DBA
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Communications Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Blackberry
1 12 (63.16%) EMC VNX
1 12 (63.16%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) ITIL
2 13 (68.42%) ITIL V3
2 13 (68.42%) Service Delivery
3 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (63.16%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (68.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) SCOM
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (63.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Symantec
2 13 (68.42%) ServiceNow
2 13 (68.42%) VMware
3 12 (63.16%) EMC
3 12 (63.16%) Lotus
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft