The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certified Architect in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 862 867 865
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 19 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.024% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.087% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 5
Average salary £72,500 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £52,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 -
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Trend

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

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 12 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
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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
England -11 19 £72,500 +45.00% 3
London +14 14 £75,000 +7.14% 2
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
East of England - 2 £35,000 -
City of London -1 1 £37,500 -46.42% 2
South East -20 1 £45,000 +50.00% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
North West - 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Hull - 1 £42,500 -
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 28 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) .NET
3 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
4 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (34.29%) MCSE
5 12 (34.29%) Project Management
6 11 (31.43%) Workflow
6 11 (31.43%) SQL
6 11 (31.43%) Windows
7 10 (28.57%) RUP
7 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 10 (28.57%) Scrum
7 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (28.57%) MCITP
7 10 (28.57%) WCF
7 10 (28.57%) WPF
7 10 (28.57%) Sitecore
8 9 (25.71%) C#
9 8 (22.86%) HTML
9 8 (22.86%) Java
9 8 (22.86%) Web Services
9 8 (22.86%) XML
9 8 (22.86%) VMware
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (22.86%) Digital Media
9 8 (22.86%) Big Data
9 8 (22.86%) Relational Database

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 10 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) IIS
3 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 5 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (11.43%) FTP
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.71%) NAS
5 2 (5.71%) VoIP
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (22.86%) Big Data
2 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.43%) DTS
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (20.00%) .NET Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Mitel Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) DBA
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (11.43%) SQL DBA
5 4 (11.43%) Project Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) .NET
2 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 10 (28.57%) WCF
3 10 (28.57%) WPF
4 8 (22.86%) HTML
4 8 (22.86%) Web Services
4 8 (22.86%) XML
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Digital Media
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) Statistics
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 11 (31.43%) Workflow
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) RUP
4 8 (22.86%) Data Management
4 8 (22.86%) Data Analysis
4 8 (22.86%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.86%) Web Development
4 8 (22.86%) Business Development
5 7 (20.00%) SOA
5 7 (20.00%) UML
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL V2
7 4 (11.43%) Database Security
7 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) Java
4 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (34.29%) MCSE
3 10 (28.57%) MCITP
4 7 (20.00%) MCP
5 6 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (14.29%) CCNA
6 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (11.43%) MCDBA
7 4 (11.43%) MCPD
7 4 (11.43%) MCTS
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 2 (5.71%) VCAP
8 2 (5.71%) Degree
9 1 (2.86%) VCP4
9 1 (2.86%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 8 (22.86%) VMware
4 6 (17.14%) Mitel
4 6 (17.14%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Dell
6 4 (11.43%) Intel
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
8 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.86%) SAP
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