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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
Rank 884 917 863
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -54
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 12 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.071% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 19
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £70,000 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £42,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -34.61%

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
30328 32559 30867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.26% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23672 26050 24858
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 4 May 2015 within the UK.

Microsoft Certified Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 11 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 May 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 +27 12 £50,000 -23.07%
London +26 6 £82,500 +26.92%
Manchester - 4 £32,500 -
North West - 4 £32,500 -
City of London +27 1 £82,500 +17.85%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hull - 1 £42,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (57.14%) .NET
3 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 11 (39.29%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) MCITP
7 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (32.14%) MCSE
7 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
7 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (28.57%) Project Management
8 8 (28.57%) Scrum
8 8 (28.57%) RUP
8 8 (28.57%) SOA
8 8 (28.57%) UML
8 8 (28.57%) Sitecore
8 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 8 (28.57%) WPF
8 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.00%) VMware
9 7 (25.00%) C#
9 7 (25.00%) Workflow
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.00%) HP
10 6 (21.43%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 6 (21.43%) MCP

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) FTP
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) VoIP
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) DMZ
6 1 (3.57%) WLAN
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) PBX
6 1 (3.57%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (32.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (14.29%) Big Data
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (14.29%) DTS
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Electronics
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Mitel Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) DBA
4 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Project Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) .NET
2 12 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 8 (28.57%) WCF
3 8 (28.57%) WPF
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) XML
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
2 4 (14.29%) Replication
2 4 (14.29%) Statistics
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Project Management
1 8 (28.57%) Scrum
1 8 (28.57%) RUP
1 8 (28.57%) SOA
1 8 (28.57%) UML
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Workflow
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.29%) BCP
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Web Development
4 4 (14.29%) Business Development
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.29%) Data Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (14.29%) Database Security
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (35.71%) MCITP
3 9 (32.14%) MCSE
4 6 (21.43%) MCP
5 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (17.86%) MCPD
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 4 (14.29%) MCDBA
6 4 (14.29%) MCTS
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.14%) CCNA
8 1 (3.57%) CCNP
8 1 (3.57%) MCSA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (17.86%) Mitel
4 5 (17.86%) Dell
4 5 (17.86%) Intel
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) SAP