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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 841 861 847
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 19 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.056% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 25
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £67,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +16.66%
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
28718 26939 31135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.20% 26.56% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22868 22207 26173
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
North West - 10 £48,500 -
London +13 8 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) MCSE
3 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 14 (46.67%) VMware
4 14 (46.67%) MCITP
5 13 (43.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (43.33%) SAN
5 13 (43.33%) IIS
5 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
5 13 (43.33%) .NET
5 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
6 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 12 (40.00%) Degree
7 11 (36.67%) CCNA
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (33.33%) Citrix
8 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (33.33%) NAS
8 10 (33.33%) VCAP
8 10 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (30.00%) Digital Media
9 9 (30.00%) Sitecore
9 9 (30.00%) WCF
9 9 (30.00%) WPF
9 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13 (43.33%) IIS
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) SAN
2 10 (33.33%) NAS
3 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) FTP
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (20.00%) .NET Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior .NET Architect
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Network Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Software Architect
6 3 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.67%) DBA
8 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) WCF
2 9 (30.00%) WPF
3 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Digital Media
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) RUP
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
4 6 (20.00%) SOA
4 6 (20.00%) UML
5 4 (13.33%) Web Development
5 4 (13.33%) Business Development
5 4 (13.33%) Data Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Workflow
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (10.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (70.00%) MCSE
3 14 (46.67%) MCITP
4 13 (43.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (40.00%) Degree
6 11 (36.67%) CCNA
6 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (33.33%) VCAP
8 4 (13.33%) MCP
9 3 (10.00%) MCPD
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (3.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (30.00%) Sitecore
6 3 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) Dell
6 3 (10.00%) Intel
7 1 (3.33%) Mitel
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