The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 253 - 251
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 10 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% - 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 1
Average salary £48,500 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +16.66%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1819 1575 1872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.17% 23.21% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1483 1343 1578
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Trend in the North West

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the North West

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Manchester - 10 £48,500 -
Microsoft Certified Architect
England

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) IIS
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) SAN
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 9 (75.00%) CCNA
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) NAS
2 9 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 9 (75.00%) VCAP
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Science

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) IIS
1 12 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) SAN
2 9 (75.00%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) FTP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
1 9 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 9 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
2 3 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (25.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 12 (100.00%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
2 9 (75.00%) CCNA
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 9 (75.00%) VCAP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 3 (25.00%) MCPD
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 3 (25.00%) Intel