Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 9 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 86 132
Rank change year-on-year -13 +46 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 3 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.59% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.49% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £25,000 £37,500 £26,000
Median % change year-on-year -33.33% +44.23% +1.96%
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +44.23% -18.11%

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 Glasgow with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 312 86 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 20.57% 10.27% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 175 59 184
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,950 £24,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,000 £49,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.04% +11.36% -2.22%
75th Percentile £65,625 £59,375 £54,435
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,250 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% -2.22%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Glasgow

MCSA
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Glasgow.

Salary trend for MCSA in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) SLA
2 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 8 (88.89%) GDPR
3 5 (55.56%) Social Skills
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) MCSE
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) RHCE
4 4 (44.44%) Veritas
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (44.44%) Preventative Maintenance
4 4 (44.44%) Task Automation
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (11.11%) RS-232
5 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (11.11%) Fire and Rescue

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) RS-232
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Social Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fire and Rescue
2 1 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Server Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Service Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Data Protection
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Preventative Maintenance
2 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (44.44%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) RHCE
3 1 (11.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) GDPR
1 8 (88.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Veritas