The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 859 830 856
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 11 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.038% 0.040% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 20
Average salary £70,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £86,250 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-68.69% +155.55%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29216 27693 30932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.19% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 23070 22614 26755
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

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 July 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 July 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
London -28 9 £70,000 +47.36%
North West - 2 - -
Microsoft Certified Architect
UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
3 18 (66.67%) Scrum
4 17 (62.96%) MCSE
5 11 (40.74%) UML
5 11 (40.74%) RUP
5 11 (40.74%) C#
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) .NET
5 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
5 11 (40.74%) SOA
5 11 (40.74%) WCF
5 11 (40.74%) WPF
5 11 (40.74%) Sitecore
5 11 (40.74%) Digital Media
6 10 (37.04%) MCITP
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) Replication
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (25.93%) MCP
8 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) Project Management

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
1 2 (7.41%) Network Security
1 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
1 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Architect
1 11 (40.74%) DBA
2 10 (37.04%) .NET Architect
3 9 (33.33%) SQL DBA
4 7 (25.93%) Senior .NET Architect
4 7 (25.93%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Mitel Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Professional Services Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
1 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
1 11 (40.74%) WCF
1 11 (40.74%) WPF
2 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Digital Media
2 7 (25.93%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Spread Betting
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Scrum
2 11 (40.74%) UML
2 11 (40.74%) RUP
2 11 (40.74%) SOA
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (62.96%) MCSE
3 10 (37.04%) MCITP
4 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 7 (25.93%) MCP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.41%) CCNA
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.41%) VCAP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Sitecore
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Mitel
5 1 (3.70%) SAP