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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 620 608 636
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 8 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.079% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 3
Average salary £70,000 £47,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% -32.14%
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+49.23% -7.14%
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
11659 11376 13094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.91% 25.26% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9307 9260 11307
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in London

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (75.00%) Scrum
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (70.00%) MCSE
4 10 (50.00%) .NET
4 10 (50.00%) UML
4 10 (50.00%) SOA
4 10 (50.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (50.00%) RUP
4 10 (50.00%) WCF
4 10 (50.00%) WPF
4 10 (50.00%) Sitecore
4 10 (50.00%) Digital Media
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) MCITP
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) MCP
7 5 (25.00%) Replication
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 9 (45.00%) DBA
2 9 (45.00%) .NET Architect
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Architect
3 7 (35.00%) SQL DBA
3 7 (35.00%) Senior .NET Architect
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (15.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
1 10 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (50.00%) WCF
1 10 (50.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 5 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Spread Betting
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Scrum
2 10 (50.00%) UML
2 10 (50.00%) RUP
2 10 (50.00%) SOA
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (70.00%) MCSE
3 6 (30.00%) MCITP
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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