Period
to 25 September 2017

The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1029 959 1030
Rank change year-on-year -70 +71 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 148 279 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 138 206 222
UK median annual salary £80,000 £82,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £107,875 £110,000 £101,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £77,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -12.90% +14.81% -15.63%

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 168762 184632 212568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.46% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 135217 155132 176141
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 25 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 8 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 September 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 -64 143 £80,000 -3.03% 10
London -111 101 £82,500 - 8
UK excluding London +33 42 £67,500 -12.90% 3
South East +66 32 £67,500 -28.95% 1
South West +19 6 £47,500 -28.30%
North West -12 3 £65,000 -8.45% 1
North of England -17 3 £65,000 +4.00% 1
East of England -14 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Big Data
2 93 (62.84%) Hadoop
3 69 (46.62%) Analytics
4 68 (45.95%) Apache Spark
5 61 (41.22%) NoSQL
6 59 (39.86%) Java
7 53 (35.81%) Apache Hive
8 48 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
9 47 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (29.05%) Python
12 41 (27.70%) Data Management
13 39 (26.35%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (26.35%) Apache Cassandra
14 38 (25.68%) Cloudera
15 36 (24.32%) Kafka
16 34 (22.97%) Data Architecture
16 34 (22.97%) ETL
17 33 (22.30%) MapReduce
17 33 (22.30%) HBase
18 30 (20.27%) Open Source
19 29 (19.59%) Data Integration
20 28 (18.92%) Hortonworks
20 28 (18.92%) Scrum
21 27 (18.24%) SOA
22 26 (17.57%) Data Analytics
23 25 (16.89%) Scala
23 25 (16.89%) Banking
24 23 (15.54%) TOGAF
24 23 (15.54%) Information Management

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 68 (45.95%) Apache Spark
2 17 (11.49%) Apache Pig
3 16 (10.81%) Apache
4 13 (8.78%) Apache Solr
5 11 (7.43%) SAS
6 7 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.35%) Luigi
9 1 (0.68%) Confluence
9 1 (0.68%) JBoss
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 48 (32.43%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (5.41%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (0.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (100.00%) Big Data
2 93 (62.84%) Hadoop
3 61 (41.22%) NoSQL
4 53 (35.81%) Apache Hive
5 39 (26.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 39 (26.35%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (22.30%) HBase
7 23 (15.54%) QlikView
8 22 (14.86%) MongoDB
9 19 (12.84%) Relational Database
10 18 (12.16%) Data Lake
11 17 (11.49%) RDBMS
12 14 (9.46%) MySQL
12 14 (9.46%) Sqoop
13 11 (7.43%) SQL Server
14 10 (6.76%) Impala
15 9 (6.08%) Flink
16 7 (4.73%) Pentaho
17 5 (3.38%) Apache Kudu
17 5 (3.38%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 14 (9.46%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.35%) ERwin
2 2 (1.35%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (16.89%) Banking
2 17 (11.49%) Finance
3 10 (6.76%) Legal
4 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.35%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Automotive
7 1 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.32%) Kafka
2 12 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (4.73%) Spark Streaming
4 6 (4.05%) XML
5 5 (3.38%) RESTful
5 5 (3.38%) SAML
6 4 (2.70%) Web Services
7 3 (2.03%) J2EE
7 3 (2.03%) Samza
8 2 (1.35%) NumPy
8 2 (1.35%) Pandas
8 2 (1.35%) PySpark
8 2 (1.35%) REST
8 2 (1.35%) scikit-learn
8 2 (1.35%) Spring
9 1 (0.68%) Drools
9 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.68%) MDX
9 1 (0.68%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.38%) Digital Media
2 5 (3.38%) PKI
3 4 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.03%) DataPower
4 3 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.03%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.03%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.03%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.03%) Robotics
5 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.35%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.14%) Linux
2 2 (1.35%) Mesosphere
3 1 (0.68%) Solaris
3 1 (0.68%) Unix
3 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.62%) Analytics
2 47 (31.76%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (27.70%) Data Management
5 34 (22.97%) Data Architecture
5 34 (22.97%) ETL
6 33 (22.30%) MapReduce
7 30 (20.27%) Open Source
8 29 (19.59%) Data Integration
9 28 (18.92%) Scrum
10 27 (18.24%) SOA
11 26 (17.57%) Data Analytics
12 23 (15.54%) Data Modelling
12 23 (15.54%) Information Management
12 23 (15.54%) TOGAF
13 20 (13.51%) Data Engineering
14 18 (12.16%) Business Analytics
14 18 (12.16%) Data Strategy
15 17 (11.49%) Machine Learning
16 16 (10.81%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.86%) Java
2 43 (29.05%) Python
3 25 (16.89%) Scala
4 17 (11.49%) SQL
5 14 (9.46%) Ruby
6 13 (8.78%) C#
7 9 (6.08%) R
8 7 (4.73%) C++
8 7 (4.73%) PHP
9 6 (4.05%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.05%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) Clojure
10 1 (0.68%) CQL
10 1 (0.68%) Go
10 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) PhD
3 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.16%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.70%) GCP
3 3 (2.03%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (10.81%) HDFS
2 15 (10.14%) Docker
3 10 (6.76%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.38%) Ansible
2 5 (3.38%) Puppet
3 4 (2.70%) Ambari
4 3 (2.03%) Oozie
5 2 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.68%) Terraform
6 1 (0.68%) yum
Vendors
1 38 (25.68%) Cloudera
2 28 (18.92%) Hortonworks
3 22 (14.86%) Tableau
4 16 (10.81%) MapR
4 16 (10.81%) Oracle
5 14 (9.46%) Google
5 14 (9.46%) Informatica
5 14 (9.46%) Talend
5 14 (9.46%) Teradata
6 8 (5.41%) IBM
7 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.05%) Netezza
8 6 (4.05%) SAP
8 6 (4.05%) Splunk
9 5 (3.38%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.70%) Cognos
11 3 (2.03%) Cisco
11 3 (2.03%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.35%) Greenplum
12 2 (1.35%) Platfora