Enterprise Architect

2017 Career Insights

 

Enterprise Architects establish the technical blueprint for aligning business and technology needs to reduce costs, minimize risk, and increase value. Digital transformation and cloud initiatives continue to be the drivers of change in 2017 and the Enterprise Architect will be critical in establishing the technical and business strategy for these initiatives. Strong Enterprise Architects in 2017 will be vendor agnostic. Enterprise Architects continue to be a critical member of the IT and business teams in 2017 across the US. 

 

HOW TO BECOME AN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT

It takes a minimum of 10 years’ IT experience to become and Enterprise Architect. They must possess broad knowledge in either IT Infrastructure or Software Development. The EA must have exceptional communication skills and strategic vision. The EA will flourish if they possess a deep understanding of business and how IT impacts an organization.

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TOP CERTIFICATIONS FOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTS IN 2017

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COMPENSATION

Enterprise Architects are compensated well. Location/cost of living will greatly impact salary figures (for a breakdown of salaries by location, Click Here. Payscale.com puts the national average salary for EA’s at $137,000.00. Tenure in the EA seat and certifications directly impact higher salaries.