Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1040 953 1050
Rank change year-on-year -87 +97 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 137 271 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 126 203 219
UK median annual salary £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.06% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £61,150
90th Percentile £113,750 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £76,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.75% +17.31% -18.75%

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 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
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%

Big Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 9 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 6 months to 18 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 -106 135 £77,500 -6.06% 5
London -114 96 £82,500 - 4
UK excluding London +42 40 £65,000 -14.75% 1
South East +20 30 £70,000 +3.70%
South West -7 5 £47,500 -29.63%
North of England +2 3 £65,000 -17.46%
North West -18 3 £65,000 -8.45%
East of England +9 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £58,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Big Data
2 79 (57.66%) Analytics
3 78 (56.93%) Hadoop
4 71 (51.82%) Apache Spark
5 57 (41.61%) NoSQL
6 46 (33.58%) Apache Hive
7 44 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (31.39%) Java
9 42 (30.66%) Amazon AWS
10 39 (28.47%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (27.74%) Python
12 34 (24.82%) Data Management
12 34 (24.82%) Data Analytics
13 32 (23.36%) Cloudera
14 30 (21.90%) Data Warehouse
15 29 (21.17%) HBase
15 29 (21.17%) Apache Cassandra
16 28 (20.44%) MongoDB
16 28 (20.44%) Open Source
16 28 (20.44%) Kafka
16 28 (20.44%) Banking
16 28 (20.44%) Scrum
17 27 (19.71%) Data Architecture
18 26 (18.98%) Data Integration
19 25 (18.25%) MapReduce
19 25 (18.25%) Hortonworks
19 25 (18.25%) Data Modelling
20 21 (15.33%) SOA
21 20 (14.60%) Oracle
21 20 (14.60%) Finance

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 71 (51.82%) Apache Spark
2 15 (10.95%) Apache Pig
3 14 (10.22%) Apache
4 7 (5.11%) Apache Solr
4 7 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.11%) SAS
5 6 (4.38%) Luigi
6 5 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.66%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (5.84%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.19%) IaaS
7 3 (2.19%) PaaS
8 2 (1.46%) SaaS
9 1 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.73%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (100.00%) Big Data
2 78 (56.93%) Hadoop
3 57 (41.61%) NoSQL
4 46 (33.58%) Apache Hive
5 30 (21.90%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (21.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (21.17%) HBase
7 28 (20.44%) MongoDB
8 19 (13.87%) Sqoop
9 15 (10.95%) Data Lake
9 15 (10.95%) QlikView
9 15 (10.95%) SQL Server
10 12 (8.76%) MySQL
11 11 (8.03%) Flink
12 7 (5.11%) Neo4j
13 6 (4.38%) Data Mining
13 6 (4.38%) Impala
13 6 (4.38%) Triplestore
14 5 (3.65%) BigQuery
14 5 (3.65%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.73%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.73%) Maven
4 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (20.44%) Banking
2 20 (14.60%) Finance
3 10 (7.30%) Retail
4 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.65%) Legal
6 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Games
8 1 (0.73%) Automotive
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.44%) Kafka
2 12 (8.76%) Spark Streaming
3 10 (7.30%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (5.11%) Web Services
5 6 (4.38%) NumPy
5 6 (4.38%) Pandas
5 6 (4.38%) PySpark
5 6 (4.38%) Samza
5 6 (4.38%) scikit-learn
5 6 (4.38%) XML
6 4 (2.92%) SciPy
7 3 (2.19%) J2EE
7 3 (2.19%) RESTful
7 3 (2.19%) SAML
8 2 (1.46%) Apache Avro
8 2 (1.46%) Apache Tez
8 2 (1.46%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.46%) Spring
9 1 (0.73%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.38%) Video\Live Streaming
3 5 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.65%) PKI
4 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.19%) Clustering
5 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.19%) DataPower
5 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.19%) Robotics
6 2 (1.46%) 3D Printing
6 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.46%) Fintech
6 2 (1.46%) IVR
6 2 (1.46%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.46%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Linux
2 1 (0.73%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.66%) Analytics
2 44 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.47%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (24.82%) Data Analytics
4 34 (24.82%) Data Management
5 28 (20.44%) Open Source
5 28 (20.44%) Scrum
6 27 (19.71%) Data Architecture
7 26 (18.98%) Data Integration
8 25 (18.25%) Data Modelling
8 25 (18.25%) MapReduce
9 21 (15.33%) SOA
10 19 (13.87%) Information Management
11 17 (12.41%) Big Data Analytics
11 17 (12.41%) TOGAF
12 16 (11.68%) Business Analytics
12 16 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (11.68%) Migration
13 15 (10.95%) Data Strategy
13 15 (10.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.39%) Java
2 38 (27.74%) Python
3 17 (12.41%) Scala
4 15 (10.95%) SQL
5 11 (8.03%) C#
6 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 8 (5.84%) R
8 7 (5.11%) PHP
9 6 (4.38%) Perl
10 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.19%) C++
12 2 (1.46%) C
12 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.73%) CQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) PhD
3 5 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.41%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.92%) GCP
3 3 (2.19%) QA
4 2 (1.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) HDFS
2 16 (11.68%) Apache Flume
3 11 (8.03%) Docker
4 4 (2.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.73%) MapR-FS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.65%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (2.92%) Puppet
4 3 (2.19%) Ambari
4 3 (2.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.73%) Ansible
5 1 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.73%) Terraform
5 1 (0.73%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) Cloudera
2 25 (18.25%) Hortonworks
3 20 (14.60%) Oracle
4 15 (10.95%) Tableau
5 14 (10.22%) MapR
6 11 (8.03%) Google
7 9 (6.57%) Talend
8 8 (5.84%) Informatica
9 6 (4.38%) IBM
9 6 (4.38%) Splunk
9 6 (4.38%) Teradata
10 5 (3.65%) SAP
11 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.19%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.46%) Cognos
13 2 (1.46%) Twitter
14 1 (0.73%) BMC
14 1 (0.73%) Elastic Path
14 1 (0.73%) Greenplum
14 1 (0.73%) Netezza