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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 885 894 866
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 19 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.013% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.064% 0.049% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 10
Average salary £72,500 £49,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.20% +3.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £47,600 £43,050
10% offered a salary of more than £77,650 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £48,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+18.55% +37.58%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +10 16 £72,500 +47.20% 1
London +4 11 £72,500 +3.57% 1
Manchester -5 2 £35,000 -27.83%
North West -14 2 £35,000 -27.83%
West Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £47,500 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (96.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) MCITP
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 18 (69.23%) MCSE
4 17 (65.38%) VMware
5 16 (61.54%) Windows
6 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (46.15%) MCTS
7 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (34.62%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (34.62%) TOGAF
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 8 (30.77%) HP
10 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (26.92%) DNS
10 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
10 7 (26.92%) Puppet
10 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (23.08%) MCPD
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
11 6 (23.08%) FTP

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) FTP
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.85%) DMZ
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) PBX
4 1 (3.85%) PSTN
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (11.54%) Law
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Server Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) WPF
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Zachman Framework
1 9 (34.62%) TOGAF
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
3 3 (11.54%) E-business
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) RUP
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Business Development
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (96.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (73.08%) MCITP
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 18 (69.23%) MCSE
4 12 (46.15%) MCTS
5 6 (23.08%) MCPD
5 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) MCP
6 1 (3.85%) CCVP
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
1 7 (26.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Dell
4 6 (23.08%) Intel
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) 3Com
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Cognizant
6 1 (3.85%) Mitel
6 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.85%) Verint
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