Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Architect qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1193 1202 1255
Rank change year-on-year +9 +53 +43
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 10 22 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.023% 0.044% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 42
UK median annual salary £55,000 £32,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +69.23% -45.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £47,900 £26,250 £32,750
90th Percentile £61,500 £46,000 £78,825
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £29,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +89.66% -49.57% +19.79%

Microsoft Certified Architect is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43333 49803 60178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.05% 26.19% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33316 39954 48070
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Certified Architect as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certified Architect 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.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certified Architect in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certified Architect in the UK

Microsoft Certified Architect
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 10 £55,000 +69.23% 1
UK excluding London +39 9 £55,000 +89.66%
North of England +6 6 £57,500 +76.92%
Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 -
Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £55,000 -
London +11 1 - - 1
North West -3 1 £31,000 -4.62%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Certified Architect.

1 8 (80.00%) MCP
1 8 (80.00%) Mitel
2 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Multimedia
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) VLAN
3 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (10.00%) Skype
6 1 (10.00%) BYOD
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (10.00%) High Availability

Microsoft Certified Architect
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) VLAN
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
General
1 7 (70.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) Multimedia
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Mitel Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Mitel Voice Engineer
2 7 (70.00%) Voice Engineer
3 6 (60.00%) Senior Mitel Engineer
3 6 (60.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 5 (50.00%) Telephony Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (10.00%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
6 1 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) BYOD
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Mitel
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com