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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 902 859 884
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +25
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 13 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.041% 0.034% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 20
Average salary £70,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.36% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £87,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-69.14% +159.25%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31918 29701 33012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25035 23900 28313
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 24 July 2014 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 24 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 11 £70,000 +47.36%
London -28 9 £70,000 +47.36%
Manchester - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 34 (94.44%) Microsoft
1 34 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (69.44%) MCSE
3 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 19 (52.78%) MCITP
5 18 (50.00%) Scrum
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 11 (30.56%) SOA
7 11 (30.56%) UML
7 11 (30.56%) RUP
7 11 (30.56%) C#
7 11 (30.56%) SQL
7 11 (30.56%) .NET
7 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
7 11 (30.56%) WCF
7 11 (30.56%) WPF
7 11 (30.56%) Sitecore
7 11 (30.56%) Digital Media
8 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) MCP
8 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 8 (22.22%) Lync
8 8 (22.22%) Office 365
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (19.44%) Replication
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (22.22%) Lync
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
1 2 (5.56%) WAN
1 2 (5.56%) VPN
1 2 (5.56%) Network Security
1 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
1 2 (5.56%) NAS
1 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Architect
1 11 (30.56%) DBA
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Architect
3 9 (25.00%) Consultant
3 9 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Senior .NET Architect
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Mitel Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Professional Services Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Server Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Field Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) .NET
1 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET
1 11 (30.56%) WCF
1 11 (30.56%) WPF
2 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Digital Media
2 7 (19.44%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Spread Betting
4 1 (2.78%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Scrum
2 11 (30.56%) SOA
2 11 (30.56%) UML
2 11 (30.56%) RUP
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance
5 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Change Control
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) C#
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (94.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (69.44%) MCSE
3 19 (52.78%) MCITP
4 8 (22.22%) MCP
5 7 (19.44%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) MCSA
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.56%) VCAP
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
2 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 34 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Sitecore
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) HP