The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 893 864 921
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +57
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 24 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.061% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 2
Average salary £65,000 £65,000 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £40,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £66,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £65,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +75.67%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 9 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 17 £65,000 - 3
London -46 15 £65,000 - 3
Scotland - 7 £45,000 -
City of London -17 2 £70,000 -16.41% 2
Glasgow - 2 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South East - 1 £42,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (91.23%) Microsoft
1 52 (91.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
3 29 (50.88%) MCSE
4 28 (49.12%) Scrum
5 24 (42.11%) MCITP
6 21 (36.84%) SQL
7 19 (33.33%) .NET
7 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 17 (29.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (28.07%) Finance
10 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (26.32%) Sitecore
10 15 (26.32%) Digital Media
10 15 (26.32%) UML
10 15 (26.32%) RUP
10 15 (26.32%) SOA
10 15 (26.32%) Windows
10 15 (26.32%) C#
11 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (22.81%) Replication
11 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET
12 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
13 11 (19.30%) WCF
13 11 (19.30%) WPF
14 10 (17.54%) Degree
15 8 (14.04%) Office 365

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (14.04%) Lync
2 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) LAN
2 4 (7.02%) WAN
3 3 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (29.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (22.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (22.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Architect
2 15 (26.32%) DBA
3 13 (22.81%) SQL Server DBA
3 13 (22.81%) SQL DBA
4 10 (17.54%) .NET Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) Field Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Mitel Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Senior .NET Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Professional Services Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) .NET
2 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 11 (19.30%) WCF
3 11 (19.30%) WPF
4 4 (7.02%) WSDL
4 4 (7.02%) Web Services
4 4 (7.02%) XML
4 4 (7.02%) Ajax
4 4 (7.02%) jQuery
4 4 (7.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Digital Media
2 13 (22.81%) Replication
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) IVR
5 1 (1.75%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.51%) HPUX
3 2 (3.51%) Solaris
3 2 (3.51%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Scrum
2 15 (26.32%) UML
2 15 (26.32%) RUP
2 15 (26.32%) SOA
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL
3 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Project Management
5 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.51%) Information Security
5 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.51%) Release Management
5 2 (3.51%) Cyber Security
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (91.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (50.88%) MCSE
3 24 (42.11%) MCITP
4 10 (17.54%) Degree
5 7 (12.28%) MCP
6 5 (8.77%) CCNA
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (7.02%) Sun Certification
7 4 (7.02%) ISEB
7 4 (7.02%) OCMJEA
8 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (5.26%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.51%) MCSA
9 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) vSphere
3 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) WSUS
1 2 (3.51%) SCCM
1 2 (3.51%) SCOM
1 2 (3.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Sitecore
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Mitel
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 4 (7.02%) Sun
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) F5
8 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.75%) SAP
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