The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 869 846 881
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +35
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 14 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.013% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.047% 0.048% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 12
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £33,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £89,500 £68,250
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £32,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+49.23% -3.70%
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29541 27140 31398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.05% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23099 22246 26891
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the England region.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Trend in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 8 £70,000 +47.36% 1
North West - 5 £48,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Certified Architect also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certified Architect.

1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
3 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
4 20 (76.92%) MCSE
5 15 (57.69%) Scrum
6 12 (46.15%) MCITP
7 11 (42.31%) Degree
8 10 (38.46%) C#
8 10 (38.46%) .NET
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
8 10 (38.46%) ITIL
8 10 (38.46%) UML
8 10 (38.46%) RUP
8 10 (38.46%) SOA
8 10 (38.46%) WCF
8 10 (38.46%) WPF
8 10 (38.46%) Sitecore
8 10 (38.46%) Digital Media
9 9 (34.62%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) Windows
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco
10 7 (26.92%) VMware
11 6 (23.08%) IIS
11 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 6 (23.08%) CCNA
11 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (23.08%) SAN
11 6 (23.08%) Finance
11 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Certified Architect also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certified Architect. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) IIS
1 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
1 6 (23.08%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) iSCSI
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Architect
2 9 (34.62%) DBA
2 9 (34.62%) .NET Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Architect
3 7 (26.92%) Senior .NET Architect
3 7 (26.92%) SQL DBA
4 5 (19.23%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Administrator
6 3 (11.54%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Network Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
1 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 10 (38.46%) WCF
1 10 (38.46%) WPF
2 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Digital Media
2 5 (19.23%) Replication
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
4 1 (3.85%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Scrum
2 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) UML
2 10 (38.46%) RUP
2 10 (38.46%) SOA
3 6 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
5 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
5 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSE
3 12 (46.15%) MCITP
4 11 (42.31%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) VCAP
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (23.08%) CCNA
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (19.23%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Sitecore
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
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