Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Data Centre Architect was £68,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Centre Architect
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1172 1146 1221
Rank change year-on-year -26 +75 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Centre Architect 31 78 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.041% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.043% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 9 39 56
UK median annual salary £68,000 £75,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.33% +15.38% -5.11%
10th Percentile £57,500 £62,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £98,000 £86,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +21.74% -11.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Data Centre Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Centre Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Centre Architect.

Salary trend for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre Architect
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Data Centre Architect in the UK

Data Centre 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 Data Centre 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 +17 31 £68,000 -9.33% 2
UK excluding London +15 25 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South East +32 19 £77,500 -3.13%
Midlands +36 17 £75,000 +7.14%
West Midlands +15 16 - -
London -2 6 £68,000 -15.00% 1
East of England +11 5 - -
East Midlands +25 1 £75,000 -

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Data Centre Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Data Centre Architect in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (61.29%) Presales
3 17 (54.84%) Service Delivery
4 16 (51.61%) CCTV
4 16 (51.61%) Change Control
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (22.58%) PaaS
7 7 (22.58%) IaaS
8 6 (19.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (16.13%) Public Cloud
9 5 (16.13%) SaaS
9 5 (16.13%) Office 365
9 5 (16.13%) Data Centre Operations
9 5 (16.13%) Service Management
9 5 (16.13%) Cognizant
10 4 (12.90%) VMware
11 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (9.68%) Firewall
12 2 (6.45%) Finance
12 2 (6.45%) Replication
12 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
12 2 (6.45%) SAP
12 2 (6.45%) Linux
12 2 (6.45%) SQL
12 2 (6.45%) Oracle
12 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
12 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
12 2 (6.45%) Computer Science

Data Centre Architect Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (22.58%) IaaS
2 7 (22.58%) PaaS
3 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 5 (16.13%) SaaS
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) Multicast
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.23%) JSON
1 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
1 1 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (51.61%) CCTV
3 6 (19.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (16.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Presales
2 17 (54.84%) Service Delivery
3 16 (51.61%) Change Control
4 5 (16.13%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (16.13%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) B2B
5 1 (3.23%) Coaching
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Network Design
5 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.23%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CCNP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) COBIT
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Cognizant
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) SaltStack
5 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.23%) Splunk