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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 892 877 875
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 12 29 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.038% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 35
Average salary £43,750 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%

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
31261 29682 32901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.07% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25016 23465 27633
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,500
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 17 December 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 5 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 17 December 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
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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 -12 12 £43,750 -12.50% 3
London +12 8 £50,000 - 1
Manchester - 4 £32,500 -
North West - 4 £32,500 -
City of London +3 2 £37,500 -46.42%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 26 (89.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) MCSE
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
3 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 14 (48.28%) IIS
4 14 (48.28%) Windows
4 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
4 14 (48.28%) SAN
4 14 (48.28%) VMware
4 14 (48.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (48.28%) MCITP
5 12 (41.38%) ITIL
5 12 (41.38%) Cisco
5 12 (41.38%) Degree
6 11 (37.93%) CCNA
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (34.48%) .NET
7 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
7 10 (34.48%) Citrix
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) NAS
7 10 (34.48%) VCAP
7 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
9 8 (27.59%) Project Management
10 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
10 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
11 6 (20.69%) HTML
11 6 (20.69%) Java

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
1 14 (48.28%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) NAS
3 6 (20.69%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) FTP
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security
5 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
5 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.69%) Big Data
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 9 (31.03%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Network Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Mitel Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Software Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Architect
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) XML
3 4 (13.79%) WCF
3 4 (13.79%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Digital Media
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
2 10 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
4 8 (27.59%) Project Management
5 6 (20.69%) Workflow
5 6 (20.69%) Web Development
5 6 (20.69%) Business Development
5 6 (20.69%) Business Analysis
5 6 (20.69%) Data Management
5 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) RUP
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
7 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (10.34%) Change Control
7 3 (10.34%) Coaching
7 3 (10.34%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (55.17%) MCSE
3 14 (48.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (48.28%) MCITP
4 12 (41.38%) Degree
5 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (37.93%) CCNA
6 10 (34.48%) VCAP
7 5 (17.24%) MCP
8 4 (13.79%) MCPD
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco
4 10 (34.48%) Citrix
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 4 (13.79%) Intel
6 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
7 3 (10.34%) Mitel
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