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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 871 880 854
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 12 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.042% 0.053% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 15
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £51,500 £58,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £81,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -30.76%
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
28267 30447 29309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.39% 27.21% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22284 24566 23908
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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
London +22 6 £82,500 +26.92%
North West - 3 £32,500 -
East of England - 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) .NET
4 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
5 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
6 12 (42.86%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Windows
8 9 (32.14%) MCSE
8 9 (32.14%) Project Management
8 9 (32.14%) MCITP
9 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (28.57%) WCF
9 8 (28.57%) WPF
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (28.57%) Sitecore
9 8 (28.57%) Workflow
9 8 (28.57%) Scrum
9 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (28.57%) UML
9 8 (28.57%) SOA
9 8 (28.57%) RUP
9 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
10 7 (25.00%) C#
11 6 (21.43%) MCP
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) HP
11 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
11 6 (21.43%) VMware
11 6 (21.43%) Banking

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) WAN
1 5 (17.86%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) FTP
2 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) VoIP
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) DMZ
5 1 (3.57%) WLAN
5 1 (3.57%) PBX
5 1 (3.57%) PSTN
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Big Data
3 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) DTS
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Mitel Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.29%) DBA
4 4 (14.29%) Project Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) .NET
2 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (28.57%) WCF
3 8 (28.57%) WPF
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) XML
5 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Replication
3 4 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) UML
2 8 (28.57%) RUP
2 8 (28.57%) SOA
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Workflow
2 8 (28.57%) Scrum
3 5 (17.86%) Data Management
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Web Development
3 5 (17.86%) Business Development
3 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 4 (14.29%) Database Security
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (32.14%) MCSE
2 9 (32.14%) MCITP
3 6 (21.43%) MCP
4 4 (14.29%) MCPD
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 4 (14.29%) MCDBA
4 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (14.29%) MCTS
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 6 (21.43%) HP
3 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) Mitel
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Dell
5 4 (14.29%) Intel
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) SAP