Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1051 962 1031
Rank change year-on-year -89 +69 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 138 277 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 126 207 222
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 £61,375
90th Percentile £113,750 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £77,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -16.13% +19.23% -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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 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 23 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 -100 136 £77,500 -6.06% 8
London -108 97 £82,500 - 8
UK excluding London +20 40 £65,000 -16.13%
South East +17 30 £70,000 +3.70%
South West +11 5 £47,500 -29.63%
North of England +4 3 £65,000 -17.46%
North West -15 3 £65,000 -8.45%
East of England +4 1 - -
Wales - 1 £58,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Big Data
2 79 (57.25%) Analytics
2 79 (57.25%) Hadoop
3 73 (52.90%) Apache Spark
4 58 (42.03%) NoSQL
5 48 (34.78%) Apache Hive
6 44 (31.88%) Java
6 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
8 40 (28.99%) Python
9 39 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
10 35 (25.36%) Data Management
11 34 (24.64%) Data Analytics
12 33 (23.91%) Cloudera
13 31 (22.46%) HBase
14 30 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (21.01%) MongoDB
15 29 (21.01%) Open Source
15 29 (21.01%) Kafka
15 29 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (20.29%) Banking
17 27 (19.57%) Scrum
17 27 (19.57%) MapReduce
17 27 (19.57%) Hortonworks
17 27 (19.57%) Data Architecture
18 26 (18.84%) Data Integration
19 25 (18.12%) Data Modelling
20 21 (15.22%) Finance
20 21 (15.22%) SOA
21 20 (14.49%) Sqoop

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 73 (52.90%) Apache Spark
2 15 (10.87%) Apache Pig
3 14 (10.14%) Apache
4 8 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (5.07%) Apache Solr
5 7 (5.07%) SAS
6 6 (4.35%) Luigi
7 5 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.45%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 42 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (5.80%) Amazon EMR
5 7 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.17%) IaaS
7 3 (2.17%) PaaS
8 2 (1.45%) SaaS
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (100.00%) Big Data
2 79 (57.25%) Hadoop
3 58 (42.03%) NoSQL
4 48 (34.78%) Apache Hive
5 31 (22.46%) HBase
6 30 (21.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (21.01%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (21.01%) MongoDB
8 20 (14.49%) Sqoop
9 15 (10.87%) QlikView
10 14 (10.14%) Data Lake
10 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
11 13 (9.42%) MySQL
12 12 (8.70%) Flink
13 7 (5.07%) Impala
13 7 (5.07%) Neo4j
14 6 (4.35%) Data Mining
14 6 (4.35%) Pentaho
14 6 (4.35%) Triplestore
15 5 (3.62%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (20.29%) Banking
2 21 (15.22%) Finance
3 10 (7.25%) Retail
4 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.62%) Legal
6 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.45%) Games
8 1 (0.72%) Automotive
8 1 (0.72%) Electronics
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.01%) Kafka
2 12 (8.70%) Spark Streaming
3 10 (7.25%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (5.07%) Web Services
5 6 (4.35%) NumPy
5 6 (4.35%) Pandas
5 6 (4.35%) PySpark
5 6 (4.35%) Samza
5 6 (4.35%) scikit-learn
5 6 (4.35%) XML
6 4 (2.90%) SciPy
7 3 (2.17%) Apache Tez
7 3 (2.17%) J2EE
7 3 (2.17%) RESTful
7 3 (2.17%) SAML
8 2 (1.45%) Apache Avro
8 2 (1.45%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.45%) Spring
9 1 (0.72%) Drools
9 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.35%) Video\Live Streaming
3 5 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.62%) PKI
4 3 (2.17%) Clustering
4 3 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.17%) DataPower
4 3 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.17%) Robotics
5 2 (1.45%) 3D Printing
5 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.45%) Fintech
5 2 (1.45%) IVR
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.45%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.14%) Linux
2 2 (1.45%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.25%) Analytics
2 44 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (28.26%) Business Intelligence
4 35 (25.36%) Data Management
5 34 (24.64%) Data Analytics
6 29 (21.01%) Open Source
7 27 (19.57%) Data Architecture
7 27 (19.57%) MapReduce
7 27 (19.57%) Scrum
8 26 (18.84%) Data Integration
9 25 (18.12%) Data Modelling
10 21 (15.22%) SOA
11 19 (13.77%) Information Management
12 17 (12.32%) Big Data Analytics
12 17 (12.32%) TOGAF
13 16 (11.59%) Business Analytics
13 16 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (11.59%) Migration
14 15 (10.87%) Data Strategy
14 15 (10.87%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.88%) Java
2 40 (28.99%) Python
3 19 (13.77%) Scala
4 14 (10.14%) SQL
5 11 (7.97%) C#
6 10 (7.25%) Ruby
7 8 (5.80%) R
8 7 (5.07%) PHP
9 6 (4.35%) Perl
10 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.17%) C++
12 2 (1.45%) C
12 2 (1.45%) CQL
12 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (9.42%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) PhD
3 5 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.90%) GCP
3 3 (2.17%) QA
4 2 (1.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (13.77%) HDFS
2 17 (12.32%) Apache Flume
3 12 (8.70%) Docker
4 5 (3.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.45%) MapR-FS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.35%) Hadoop YARN
3 4 (2.90%) Ambari
3 4 (2.90%) Puppet
4 3 (2.17%) Oozie
5 2 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.45%) yum
6 1 (0.72%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (23.91%) Cloudera
2 27 (19.57%) Hortonworks
3 19 (13.77%) Oracle
4 16 (11.59%) Tableau
5 15 (10.87%) MapR
6 11 (7.97%) Google
7 9 (6.52%) Talend
8 7 (5.07%) Informatica
9 6 (4.35%) IBM
9 6 (4.35%) Splunk
9 6 (4.35%) Teradata
10 5 (3.62%) SAP
11 4 (2.90%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.17%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.45%) Cognos
13 2 (1.45%) Datameer
13 2 (1.45%) Platfora
13 2 (1.45%) Twitter
14 1 (0.72%) MuleSoft
14 1 (0.72%) Nuix