Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £90,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 947 1008 1044
Rank change year-on-year +61 +36 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 239 176 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 211 163 211
UK median annual salary £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +18.52% +3.85% +4.84%

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 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 25 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 11 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 25 June 2018. 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 +82 232 £90,000 +7.46% 21
London +3 151 £90,000 +2.86% 12
UK excluding London +29 81 £80,000 +18.52% 9
South East -11 24 £90,000 +33.33% 2
East of England +16 19 £72,500 -14.71% 2
Midlands - 16 £90,000 - 4
East Midlands - 15 £90,000 - 3
South West +1 12 £80,000 -15.79%
North of England +39 10 £60,000 -20.00% 1
North West -2 5 £77,500 +3.33%
Yorkshire - 5 £60,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, Big 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 featuring Big Data Architect in the job title.

1 239 (100.00%) Big Data
2 168 (70.29%) Hadoop
3 140 (58.58%) Analytics
4 129 (53.97%) Apache Spark
5 102 (42.68%) Kafka
6 88 (36.82%) Amazon AWS
7 87 (36.40%) Apache Hive
8 76 (31.80%) Microsoft Azure
9 67 (28.03%) Python
10 65 (27.20%) Business Intelligence
11 64 (26.78%) Data Analytics
12 56 (23.43%) Data Warehouse
12 56 (23.43%) Java
13 55 (23.01%) Cloudera
14 52 (21.76%) NoSQL
15 51 (21.34%) Impala
16 49 (20.50%) HBase
16 49 (20.50%) ETL
17 47 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (17.15%) SQL
19 38 (15.90%) Data Modelling
19 38 (15.90%) Visualisation
20 37 (15.48%) Google
21 35 (14.64%) Apache Cassandra
21 35 (14.64%) Amazon Redshift
22 34 (14.23%) MapReduce
22 34 (14.23%) Linux
23 33 (13.81%) SAP
24 32 (13.39%) R
24 32 (13.39%) Big Data Analytics

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
1 129 (53.97%) Apache Spark
2 13 (5.44%) Apache Pig
3 7 (2.93%) Apache
3 7 (2.93%) SAS
4 5 (2.09%) Apache Solr
4 5 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.67%) Luigi
6 1 (0.42%) Confluence
6 1 (0.42%) Documentum
6 1 (0.42%) FileNet
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 88 (36.82%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (31.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (12.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (10.46%) Amazon EMR
5 21 (8.79%) Amazon Kinesis
6 20 (8.37%) Amazon S3
7 8 (3.35%) GitHub
8 7 (2.93%) IaaS
9 6 (2.51%) PaaS
10 5 (2.09%) SaaS
11 3 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.84%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (100.00%) Big Data
2 168 (70.29%) Hadoop
3 87 (36.40%) Apache Hive
4 56 (23.43%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (21.76%) NoSQL
6 51 (21.34%) Impala
7 49 (20.50%) HBase
8 35 (14.64%) Amazon Redshift
8 35 (14.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 31 (12.97%) Sqoop
10 27 (11.30%) SQL Server
11 25 (10.46%) Flink
11 25 (10.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (8.79%) Amazon QuickSight
13 20 (8.37%) Parquet
14 18 (7.53%) Data Mining
15 16 (6.69%) Pentaho
15 16 (6.69%) Power BI
16 15 (6.28%) Data Lake
16 15 (6.28%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) Cucumber
1 8 (3.35%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.26%) RStudio
4 1 (0.42%) ERwin
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
General
1 24 (10.04%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.18%) Marketing
4 6 (2.51%) Banking
5 5 (2.09%) Law
6 4 (1.67%) Legal
6 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.26%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
8 2 (0.84%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Advertising
9 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (42.68%) Kafka
2 22 (9.21%) Web Services
3 20 (8.37%) Spark Streaming
4 19 (7.95%) Apache Avro
5 17 (7.11%) .NET
6 5 (2.09%) PySpark
7 4 (1.67%) Akka
7 4 (1.67%) D3.js
7 4 (1.67%) Leaflet
7 4 (1.67%) NumPy
7 4 (1.67%) Pandas
7 4 (1.67%) Samza
7 4 (1.67%) scikit-learn
7 4 (1.67%) SciPy
7 4 (1.67%) TensorFlow
8 3 (1.26%) Middleware
8 3 (1.26%) REST
8 3 (1.26%) XML
9 2 (0.84%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.84%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.02%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (3.35%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.09%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (1.67%) Life Science
7 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.84%) Fintech
8 2 (0.84%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.84%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.84%) Online Games
8 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.84%) Social Media
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.42%) FMCG
9 1 (0.42%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.23%) Linux
2 5 (2.09%) Unix
3 1 (0.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (58.58%) Analytics
2 65 (27.20%) Business Intelligence
3 64 (26.78%) Data Analytics
4 49 (20.50%) ETL
5 47 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (15.90%) Data Modelling
6 38 (15.90%) Visualisation
7 34 (14.23%) MapReduce
8 32 (13.39%) Big Data Analytics
9 30 (12.55%) Information Management
9 30 (12.55%) Metadata Management
10 28 (11.72%) Data Science
11 24 (10.04%) CRM
11 24 (10.04%) Data Management
11 24 (10.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 23 (9.62%) Data Architecture
13 22 (9.21%) Open Source
13 22 (9.21%) Scrum
14 21 (8.79%) DevOps
14 21 (8.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.03%) Python
2 56 (23.43%) Java
3 41 (17.15%) SQL
4 32 (13.39%) R
5 24 (10.04%) Scala
6 13 (5.44%) C#
7 9 (3.77%) C++
8 8 (3.35%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.84%) Go
10 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.84%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.42%) C
11 1 (0.42%) Perl
11 1 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (4.18%) Degree
2 6 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.09%) PhD
4 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.79%) QA
2 16 (6.69%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.77%) GDPR
4 3 (1.26%) GCP
System Software
1 31 (12.97%) Apache Flume
2 24 (10.04%) HDFS
3 8 (3.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (8.79%) Oozie
2 13 (5.44%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (3.77%) Puppet
4 5 (2.09%) Kibana
5 4 (1.67%) Mesos
6 2 (0.84%) Ansible
6 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.42%) Nagios
7 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 55 (23.01%) Cloudera
2 37 (15.48%) Google
3 33 (13.81%) SAP
4 27 (11.30%) IBM
5 25 (10.46%) Microsoft
6 24 (10.04%) Informatica
7 23 (9.62%) Tableau
8 22 (9.21%) Talend
9 19 (7.95%) Hortonworks
10 16 (6.69%) TIBCO
11 15 (6.28%) Greenplum
11 15 (6.28%) Oracle
11 15 (6.28%) Vertica
12 14 (5.86%) HP
13 5 (2.09%) Cisco
13 5 (2.09%) MapR
13 5 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.09%) Verint
14 4 (1.67%) Cognizant
14 4 (1.67%) RapidMiner