Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 198 234
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 28 21 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.41% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 1.68% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 12
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £25,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +110.00% -39.76% +33.87%
10th Percentile £32,588 £17,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £52,000 £50,350
UK median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.78% +4.35%

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1344 1250 1723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.05% 24.20% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 851 741 1192
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,700
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Scotland

MCSA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Scotland

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Scotland

MCSA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +3 19 £52,500 +15.38%
Glasgow -12 7 £47,500 +90.00% 1
Fife - 1 £33,750 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 21 (75.00%) MCSE
3 19 (67.86%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
4 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 16 (57.14%) Service Delivery
4 16 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
5 15 (53.57%) Skype for Business
5 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (50.00%) Symantec
6 14 (50.00%) VMware
6 14 (50.00%) Unified Communications
6 14 (50.00%) Skype
7 13 (46.43%) ITIL V3
7 13 (46.43%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (46.43%) ServiceNow
7 13 (46.43%) SCOM
8 12 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
8 12 (42.86%) Mimecast
8 12 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
8 12 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (42.86%) EMC VNX
8 12 (42.86%) Virtual Team
8 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (42.86%) Blackberry
8 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 12 (42.86%) SAN

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (53.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (53.57%) Skype for Business
3 12 (42.86%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Mimecast
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.71%) IaaS
3 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Skype
1 14 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 12 (42.86%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ERwin
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
1 15 (53.57%) IT Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modeller
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 12 (42.86%) EMC VNX
1 12 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.14%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) ITIL
2 16 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 13 (46.43%) ITIL V3
4 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (42.86%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (14.29%) Service Management
6 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.71%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) Data Governance
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.57%) DevOps
8 1 (3.57%) ETL Development
8 1 (3.57%) IT Strategy
8 1 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (3.57%) Migration
8 1 (3.57%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (75.00%) MCSE
3 3 (10.71%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCOM
2 12 (42.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Symantec
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) ServiceNow
3 12 (42.86%) EMC
3 12 (42.86%) Lotus
3 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Altiris
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM