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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 862 858 869
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 16 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.034% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.055% 0.13% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 15
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.47%

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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
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 30 January 2015 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 30 January 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 -22 16 £50,000 - 1
London -14 12 £70,000 - 1
City of London -4 2 £37,500 -46.42%
East of England - 2 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
South East -29 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Manchester - 1 £35,000 -
North West - 1 £35,000 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (50.00%) .NET
3 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (44.44%) Windows
4 16 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 16 (44.44%) MCITP
5 14 (38.89%) MCSE
5 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
6 13 (36.11%) VMware
7 12 (33.33%) SAN
7 12 (33.33%) Project Management
7 12 (33.33%) ITIL
7 12 (33.33%) IIS
7 12 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (30.56%) Workflow
9 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (27.78%) Cisco
9 10 (27.78%) CCNA
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (22.22%) Web Development
11 8 (22.22%) Business Development
11 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
11 8 (22.22%) Data Management
11 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
11 8 (22.22%) Relational Database

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 12 (33.33%) IIS
3 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) SAN
2 8 (22.22%) NAS
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 4 (11.11%) FTP
4 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security
7 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.78%) Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.22%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) DTS
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Mitel Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (11.11%) SQL DBA
4 4 (11.11%) Network Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Project Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Software Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) .NET
2 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.22%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 8 (22.22%) XML
4 6 (16.67%) WCF
4 6 (16.67%) WPF
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
2 4 (11.11%) Statistics
2 4 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Project Management
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
1 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (30.56%) Workflow
3 8 (22.22%) Web Development
3 8 (22.22%) Business Development
3 8 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 8 (22.22%) Data Management
3 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.67%) RUP
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
7 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 4 (11.11%) BCP
7 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL V2
7 4 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (44.44%) MCITP
3 14 (38.89%) MCSE
4 12 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (27.78%) CCNA
6 8 (22.22%) Degree
6 8 (22.22%) VCAP
7 6 (16.67%) MCP
8 4 (11.11%) MCDBA
8 4 (11.11%) MCTS
8 4 (11.11%) MCPD
8 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) Cisco
4 8 (22.22%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) Mitel
5 6 (16.67%) Sitecore
5 6 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) Dell
6 4 (11.11%) Intel
6 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
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