The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £87,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Big Data Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 823 861
Rank change year-on-year +65 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 94 127 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 91 103 82
Median salary £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £115,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £55,000 £62,000
% change year-on-year +22.72% -11.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Big Data Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Architect over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 89 £87,500 +6.06% 9
London +41 72 £90,000 - 8
South East +69 11 £67,500 - 1
City of London +43 10 £90,000 +4.34% 5
Hampshire - 7 £67,500 - 1
Westminster - 5 £90,000 -
North West - 3 £75,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £87,500 - 2
Scotland - 3 £87,500 - 2
Berkshire +37 2 £80,000 +18.51%
South West +28 2 £80,000 -
South Wales +14 2 £42,500 -22.72%
Wales +4 2 £42,500 -22.72%
Cardiff +2 2 £42,500 -22.72%
Surrey - 2 £71,250 -
Manchester - 2 £75,000 -
East of England +16 1 £85,000 +13.33%
West Sussex +9 1 £60,000 -17.24%
Slough - 1 £72,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £85,000 -
Camberley - 1 £82,500 -
Swindon - 1 £65,000 -
Bristol - 1 £95,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £85,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Big Data 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 Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 196 (100.00%) Big Data
2 170 (86.73%) Hadoop
3 106 (54.08%) Apache Spark
4 81 (41.33%) Analytics
5 77 (39.29%) MapReduce
6 65 (33.16%) Java
7 62 (31.63%) Apache Pig
7 62 (31.63%) Apache Hive
8 58 (29.59%) Amazon AWS
9 51 (26.02%) HBase
10 49 (25.00%) Python
11 48 (24.49%) ETL
12 47 (23.98%) Data Warehouse
12 47 (23.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 43 (21.94%) Finance
14 42 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
15 41 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (18.88%) NoSQL
16 37 (18.88%) Kafka
16 37 (18.88%) HDFS
17 34 (17.35%) Data Architecture
17 34 (17.35%) Linux
18 33 (16.84%) Open Source
19 32 (16.33%) Tableau
20 31 (15.82%) Sqoop
21 29 (14.80%) Hortonworks
22 28 (14.29%) Cloudera
23 27 (13.78%) MongoDB
23 27 (13.78%) Web Services
24 26 (13.27%) Data Modelling

Big Data 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:

Application Platforms
1 106 (54.08%) Apache Spark
2 62 (31.63%) Apache Pig
3 22 (11.22%) Apache
4 10 (5.10%) SAS
5 9 (4.59%) Apache Solr
6 7 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 58 (29.59%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.18%) Amazon EMR
3 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.59%) PaaS
5 6 (3.06%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) Internet
2 8 (4.08%) Kerberos
3 7 (3.57%) LDAP
4 4 (2.04%) tcpdump
4 4 (2.04%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.53%) DNS
5 3 (1.53%) FTP
5 3 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (100.00%) Big Data
2 170 (86.73%) Hadoop
3 62 (31.63%) Apache Hive
4 51 (26.02%) HBase
5 47 (23.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 47 (23.98%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (18.88%) NoSQL
7 31 (15.82%) Sqoop
8 27 (13.78%) MongoDB
9 25 (12.76%) Pentaho
9 25 (12.76%) Relational Database
10 20 (10.20%) Impala
10 20 (10.20%) RDBMS
11 16 (8.16%) Neo4j
12 13 (6.63%) Data Mart
13 9 (4.59%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (4.59%) QlikView
13 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
14 8 (4.08%) MySQL
15 5 (2.55%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.02%) ERwin
3 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
General
1 43 (21.94%) Finance
2 16 (8.16%) Retail
3 14 (7.14%) Banking
4 8 (4.08%) Games
5 6 (3.06%) Marketing
6 4 (2.04%) Legal
6 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Automotive
7 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.88%) Kafka
2 27 (13.78%) Web Services
3 14 (7.14%) Java EE
4 9 (4.59%) Spring
5 7 (3.57%) SPNEGO
6 5 (2.55%) REST
6 5 (2.55%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (2.04%) .NET
7 4 (2.04%) Apache Flex
7 4 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.02%) Akka
8 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.02%) J2EE
8 2 (1.02%) Lucene
8 2 (1.02%) SOAP
9 1 (0.51%) Angular 2
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Avro
9 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.51%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.22%) Algorithms
2 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.59%) Clustering
4 6 (3.06%) Online Games
5 5 (2.55%) Fintech
6 4 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.53%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Tandem
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.35%) Linux
2 23 (11.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (41.33%) Analytics
2 77 (39.29%) MapReduce
3 48 (24.49%) ETL
4 42 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (20.92%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (17.35%) Data Architecture
7 33 (16.84%) Open Source
8 26 (13.27%) Data Modelling
9 23 (11.73%) Technical Architecture
10 22 (11.22%) Data Analytics
11 21 (10.71%) Data Management
12 19 (9.69%) Use Case
13 18 (9.18%) Visualisation
14 17 (8.67%) Machine Learning
15 14 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (7.14%) Data Integration
16 12 (6.12%) E-Commerce
16 12 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 12 (6.12%) Scrum
17 11 (5.61%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 65 (33.16%) Java
2 49 (25.00%) Python
3 24 (12.24%) SQL
4 15 (7.65%) Scala
5 14 (7.14%) C#
6 13 (6.63%) PHP
6 13 (6.63%) R
7 11 (5.61%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.61%) Ruby
8 7 (3.57%) Perl
9 5 (2.55%) C++
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) Clojure
10 1 (0.51%) F#
10 1 (0.51%) Go
10 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5 (2.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.53%) CISM
2 3 (1.53%) CISSP
3 2 (1.02%) Degree
3 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.51%) GIAC
4 1 (0.51%) PhD
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) GCP
2 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (18.88%) HDFS
2 25 (12.76%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.55%) Docker
4 2 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 26 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (8.16%) Puppet
3 14 (7.14%) Ansible
4 12 (6.12%) Oozie
5 2 (1.02%) QRadar
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (16.33%) Tableau
2 29 (14.80%) Hortonworks
3 28 (14.29%) Cloudera
4 16 (8.16%) Informatica
5 14 (7.14%) Talend
5 14 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 13 (6.63%) MapR
7 12 (6.12%) IBM
7 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.12%) Teradata
8 10 (5.10%) Oracle
9 9 (4.59%) Netezza
10 7 (3.57%) Google
11 6 (3.06%) SaltStack
12 5 (2.55%) Cisco
13 4 (2.04%) MuleSoft
14 2 (1.02%) Ab Initio
14 2 (1.02%) Cognos
14 2 (1.02%) ParAccel
14 2 (1.02%) Vertica
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Annual Salary + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £65000 - £71500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Travel Allowence
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Tectre Limited
Salary: £60,000 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago