Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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

Data Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 169 271
Rank change year-on-year -12 +102 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 70 28 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.18% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.78% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 63 21 39
10th Percentile £72,750 £75,000 £71,450
25th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £77,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £97,500 £95,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +11.76%
75th Percentile £119,375 £117,500 £108,750
90th Percentile £125,000 £121,250 £112,500
Central London median annual salary £97,500 £97,500 £95,000
% change year-on-year - +2.63% +31.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,511 3,608 9,591
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 93.47% 95.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,903 3,126 8,537
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.84%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London.

Salary trend for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the City of London

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, Data Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region featuring Data Architect in the job title.

1 43 (61.43%) Data Modelling
2 42 (60.00%) Azure
3 31 (44.29%) Data Architecture
3 31 (44.29%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (38.57%) Data Lake
5 26 (37.14%) Metadata
6 24 (34.29%) AWS
7 23 (32.86%) Analytics
8 21 (30.00%) Metadata Management
8 21 (30.00%) Migration
9 20 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (28.57%) Data Strategy
10 19 (27.14%) SQL
11 18 (25.71%) Data Governance
11 18 (25.71%) Data Analysis
12 16 (22.86%) Data Migration
12 16 (22.86%) GCP
13 15 (21.43%) Databricks
14 14 (20.00%) Data Transformation
14 14 (20.00%) Data Quality
15 13 (18.57%) ETL
15 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
15 13 (18.57%) PySpark
16 12 (17.14%) Snowflake
16 12 (17.14%) Data Integration
17 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
17 11 (15.71%) Social Skills
17 11 (15.71%) Power Platform
17 11 (15.71%) Power BI
18 10 (14.29%) Mentoring

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (8.57%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.43%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP MDG
1 2 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 42 (60.00%) Azure
2 24 (34.29%) AWS
3 16 (22.86%) GCP
4 12 (17.14%) Snowflake
5 11 (15.71%) Power Platform
6 10 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 10 (14.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.43%) Azure Storage
7 1 (1.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.43%) SaaS
7 1 (1.43%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.29%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (38.57%) Data Lake
3 26 (37.14%) Metadata
4 11 (15.71%) Hadoop
4 11 (15.71%) Power BI
5 9 (12.86%) Big Data
5 9 (12.86%) Data Mart
5 9 (12.86%) Snowflake Schema
5 9 (12.86%) Star Schema
6 7 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (8.57%) MySQL
8 5 (7.14%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (7.14%) OLTP
8 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
10 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) ER Studio
1 7 (10.00%) ERwin
2 6 (8.57%) Subversion
3 5 (7.14%) PowerDesigner
3 5 (7.14%) Toad
3 5 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) GDB
5 1 (1.43%) Sourcetree
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 11 (15.71%) Social Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
4 5 (7.14%) Advertising
5 3 (4.29%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.86%) Retail
7 1 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) PySpark
2 7 (10.00%) Kafka
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) MDX
5 2 (2.86%) .NET
6 1 (1.43%) D3.js
6 1 (1.43%) ggplot
6 1 (1.43%) GraphX
6 1 (1.43%) NumPy
6 1 (1.43%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (61.43%) Data Modelling
2 31 (44.29%) Data Architecture
3 23 (32.86%) Analytics
4 21 (30.00%) Metadata Management
4 21 (30.00%) Migration
5 20 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (28.57%) Data Strategy
6 18 (25.71%) Data Analysis
6 18 (25.71%) Data Governance
7 16 (22.86%) Data Migration
8 14 (20.00%) Data Transformation
9 13 (18.57%) ETL
10 12 (17.14%) Data Integration
11 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 10 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (14.29%) Thought Leadership
12 9 (12.86%) Data Management
12 9 (12.86%) Project Delivery
12 9 (12.86%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.14%) Python
3 4 (5.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (4.29%) Scala
5 2 (2.86%) Java
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) C#
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.43%) R
6 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
1 5 (7.14%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Databricks
2 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 5 (7.14%) Workday
5 4 (5.71%) Cloudera
5 4 (5.71%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) Informatica
7 1 (1.43%) Actuate
7 1 (1.43%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.43%) Cognos
7 1 (1.43%) Google
7 1 (1.43%) Netezza
7 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.43%) Talend
7 1 (1.43%) Teradata