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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 860 876 848
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 15 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.013% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.048% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 10
Average salary £72,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.81% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £47,500 £43,050
10% offered a salary of more than £77,800 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £48,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +90.19%
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
28144 28934 26853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.23% 26.98% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22825 22633 22038
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 +9 11 £72,500 +3.57%
North West +4 2 £35,000 -27.83%
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) MCITP
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 16 (72.73%) VMware
3 16 (72.73%) Windows
4 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (63.64%) MCSE
6 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (45.45%) MCTS
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 7 (31.82%) DNS
8 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) Zachman Framework
8 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
8 7 (31.82%) Puppet
8 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (27.27%) MCPD
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) Dell
9 6 (27.27%) Intel

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 6 (27.27%) FTP
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) PBX
4 1 (4.55%) PSTN
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) DMZ
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Wireless
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Zachman Framework
1 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) UML
3 1 (4.55%) RUP
3 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.55%) SOA
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) E-business
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Data Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) MCITP
3 16 (72.73%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 14 (63.64%) MCSE
5 10 (45.45%) MCTS
6 6 (27.27%) MCPD
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.55%) MCP
7 1 (4.55%) CCVP
7 1 (4.55%) MCSA
7 1 (4.55%) CCNP
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) CISSP
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
1 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 6 (27.27%) Intel
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Cognizant
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) 3Com
5 1 (4.55%) Mitel
5 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.55%) Verint
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco