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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 934 961
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certified Architect 0 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.069% 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 0 18 15
Median salary - £35,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -53.33%  
UK excluding London median salary - £36,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - -7.09%  

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 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 18 (81.82%) MCP
1 18 (81.82%) Mitel
2 15 (68.18%) VoIP
3 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
4 9 (40.91%) Unified Communications
5 8 (36.36%) LAN
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 6 (27.27%) Avaya
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (18.18%) IVR
9 3 (13.64%) Degree
10 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 2 (9.09%) Retail
10 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 2 (9.09%) SaaS
10 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 1 (4.55%) Coaching
11 1 (4.55%) MCSM
11 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (4.55%) Field Research
11 1 (4.55%) Conceptual Models
11 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
11 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
11 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) VoIP
2 9 (40.91%) Unified Communications
3 8 (36.36%) LAN
3 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 8 (36.36%) WAN
General
1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Mitel Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Mitel Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Project Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Telephony Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (4.55%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Driving Licence
1 4 (18.18%) IVR
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) EMV
3 1 (4.55%) EPoS
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
1 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (4.55%) Coaching
2 1 (4.55%) Conceptual Models
2 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (4.55%) Field Research
2 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
2 1 (4.55%) Project Management
2 1 (4.55%) SOA
2 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) MCP
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Mitel
2 6 (27.27%) Avaya
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft