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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 883 864 883
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 19 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.042% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 16
Average salary £49,250 £47,500 £58,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.68% -19.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £35,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £45,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+7.77% +42.85%

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
30957 28649 33381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.85% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24129 23451 28087
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 8 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 19 September 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
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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 -12 19 £49,250 +3.68% 1
North West - 10 £48,500 -
Manchester - 10 £48,500 -
London -28 8 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Salford - 3 £48,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £47,500 -
Leeds - 1 £47,500 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (97.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (80.49%) MCSE
3 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
4 23 (56.10%) SQL Server
5 22 (53.66%) MCITP
6 20 (48.78%) Windows
7 14 (34.15%) ITIL
7 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET
7 14 (34.15%) .NET
7 14 (34.15%) Scrum
7 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (34.15%) Degree
8 13 (31.71%) VMware
8 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
9 12 (29.27%) RUP
9 12 (29.27%) C#
9 12 (29.27%) Cisco
9 12 (29.27%) WCF
9 12 (29.27%) WPF
9 12 (29.27%) Sitecore
9 12 (29.27%) Digital Media
10 11 (26.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (26.83%) CCNA
10 11 (26.83%) Citrix
10 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (26.83%) SAN
10 11 (26.83%) IIS
10 11 (26.83%) SharePoint
11 10 (24.39%) SOA
11 10 (24.39%) UML

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (26.83%) IIS
1 11 (26.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.07%) Lync
3 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) SAN
2 10 (24.39%) NAS
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 3 (7.32%) VPN
4 3 (7.32%) Network Security
4 3 (7.32%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) FTP
6 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (56.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) .NET Architect
3 8 (19.51%) Consultant
4 7 (17.07%) Senior Architect
4 7 (17.07%) Senior .NET Architect
5 6 (14.63%) DBA
5 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.76%) SQL DBA
6 4 (9.76%) Network Manager
7 3 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Software Architect
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Mitel Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
1 14 (34.15%) ASP.NET
2 12 (29.27%) WCF
2 12 (29.27%) WPF
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (34.15%) Scrum
2 12 (29.27%) RUP
3 10 (24.39%) SOA
3 10 (24.39%) UML
3 10 (24.39%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (24.39%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
5 6 (14.63%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Quality Management
7 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.32%) Coaching
7 3 (7.32%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
7 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance
7 3 (7.32%) Change Control
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (4.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) C#
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (97.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (80.49%) MCSE
3 22 (53.66%) MCITP
4 14 (34.15%) Degree
5 11 (26.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (26.83%) CCNA
5 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (24.39%) VCAP
7 7 (17.07%) MCP
8 2 (4.88%) MCSA
9 1 (2.44%) MCPD
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Cisco
3 12 (29.27%) Sitecore
4 11 (26.83%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) Intel
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Mitel
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