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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 157 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 13 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% 0.45% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.68% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 0
Median salary £53,750 £20,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +159.03% -  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -10.00%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 649 775 831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.95% 26.98% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 409 407 565
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 6 £50,000 +106.18% 2
Edinburgh -7 5 £55,000 +46.66% 2
Aberdeen -7 1 £65,000 +242.10%
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
5 5 (38.46%) PaaS
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) IaaS
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) SaaS
6 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) CISSP
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Symantec
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
7 3 (23.08%) Skype
8 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
8 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
8 2 (15.38%) SCCM

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 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 4 (30.77%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) Skype
1 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) IT Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Service Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Communications Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
1 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Business Continuity
2 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) SCSM
2 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Symantec
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
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