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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 881 918 870
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -48
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 11 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.035% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 10
Average salary £72,500 £70,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £46,750 £35,650
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £90,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 - £63,000

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 6 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 31 July 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 +17 9 £72,500 +3.57% 2
London +27 6 £74,500 +6.42% 2
Manchester +6 2 £35,000 -
North West -4 2 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) MCSE
3 14 (60.87%) MCITP
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 12 (52.17%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
6 11 (47.83%) VMware
7 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (30.43%) MCTS
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (26.09%) MCPD
9 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
9 6 (26.09%) FTP
9 6 (26.09%) .NET
9 6 (26.09%) IIS
9 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) Dell

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (26.09%) IIS
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 6 (26.09%) FTP
3 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
5 1 (4.35%) VLAN
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) DMZ
5 1 (4.35%) PBX
5 1 (4.35%) PSTN
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) WLAN
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Server Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
1 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
2 5 (21.74%) WCF
2 5 (21.74%) WPF
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Digital Media
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) SOA
1 5 (21.74%) UML
1 5 (21.74%) RUP
1 5 (21.74%) Zachman Framework
1 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
1 5 (21.74%) Scrum
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.04%) E-business
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (60.87%) MCSE
2 14 (60.87%) MCITP
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 7 (30.43%) MCTS
5 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (26.09%) MCPD
6 2 (8.70%) CCNP
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) MCP
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCVP
7 1 (4.35%) CISSP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) HP
3 6 (26.09%) Dell
3 6 (26.09%) Intel
4 5 (21.74%) Sitecore
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Verint
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) Cognizant
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) 3Com
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