The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 623 640 607
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -33
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 5 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.011% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.043% 0.10% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 8
Average salary £82,500 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -34.61%
Microsoft Certified Architect
England

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

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11592 12568 11323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.05% 25.78% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 9533 10225 9256
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Trend in London

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Trend in London

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in London

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
City of London +32 1 £82,500 +17.85%
Microsoft Certified Architect
England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 16 (88.89%) .NET
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) UML
4 8 (44.44%) MCSE
4 8 (44.44%) RUP
4 8 (44.44%) SOA
4 8 (44.44%) Project Management
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) WCF
4 8 (44.44%) WPF
4 8 (44.44%) Sitecore
5 7 (38.89%) C#
6 6 (33.33%) Banking
6 6 (33.33%) Digital Media
7 4 (22.22%) Big Data
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Database Security
7 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) DTS
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Architect
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Architect
3 4 (22.22%) DBA
3 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
3 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) WCF
3 8 (44.44%) WPF
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Digital Media
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
2 4 (22.22%) Statistics
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) UML
1 8 (44.44%) RUP
1 8 (44.44%) SOA
1 8 (44.44%) Project Management
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
2 4 (22.22%) BCP
2 4 (22.22%) Data Management
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Web Development
2 4 (22.22%) Business Development
2 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) Workflow
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 4 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL V2
2 4 (22.22%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) MCDBA
3 4 (22.22%) MCTS
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
4 2 (11.11%) MCP
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Sitecore
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) SAP