As observed in previous posts, employment prospects for enterprise architects remain bullish, since many organizations are challenged with integration and IT-business alignment.
Over at the Informatica Perspectives site, I posted a piece spotlighting the five key qualities to look for in an enterprise architect, circa 2009. Here they are -- note the emphasis on people skills:
1) Well-respected and influential
2) Able to emphasize methodology, modeling, and governance
3) Technologically and politically "neutral"
4) Articulate, persuasive, and a good salesperson