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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 915 968
Rank change year-on-year +34 +53  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 2 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.030% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 7
Median salary £31,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.06% +1.53%  
UK excluding London median salary £31,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.53%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft Certified Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft Certified Architect as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
Top 4 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 2 £31,000 -6.06%
North West - 2 £31,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £31,000 -
Chester - 2 £31,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2 (66.67%) PBX
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) MCSM
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Field Research
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) EMV
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) PBX
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel VoIP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Field Research
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Avaya
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft