The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 799 834
Rank change year-on-year -13 +35  
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 77 141 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 65 118 124
Median salary £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.12% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
10% offered a salary of more than £107,500 £110,000 £110,000
UK excluding London median salary £67,500 £78,750 £62,500
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 6 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 June 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 -14 72 £82,500 +3.12% 5
London -25 56 £85,000 +6.25% 4
UK excluding London +11 16 £67,500 -14.28% 1
South East +50 14 £67,500 -3.57% 1
South West -2 1 £95,000 +31.03%
East of England -14 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Big Data
2 137 (80.12%) Hadoop
3 93 (54.39%) Apache Spark
4 73 (42.69%) Analytics
5 71 (41.52%) Java
6 65 (38.01%) Apache Hive
7 58 (33.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (32.16%) Amazon AWS
9 53 (30.99%) Python
10 51 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
10 51 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (29.24%) MapReduce
12 49 (28.65%) Kafka
13 47 (27.49%) HBase
14 46 (26.90%) NoSQL
15 44 (25.73%) ETL
16 41 (23.98%) Data Warehouse
17 39 (22.81%) Open Source
18 36 (21.05%) Cloudera
19 35 (20.47%) Data Architecture
20 34 (19.88%) Relational Database
21 33 (19.30%) Hortonworks
21 33 (19.30%) Apache Pig
22 29 (16.96%) RDBMS
22 29 (16.96%) HDFS
23 28 (16.37%) Scrum
23 28 (16.37%) Scala
24 26 (15.20%) MongoDB
24 26 (15.20%) Finance
25 25 (14.62%) 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 93 (54.39%) Apache Spark
2 33 (19.30%) Apache Pig
3 17 (9.94%) Apache
4 15 (8.77%) Apache Solr
5 10 (5.85%) SAS
6 7 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.58%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 55 (32.16%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (3.51%) PaaS
6 4 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.26%) Kerberos
2 7 (4.09%) LDAP
3 2 (1.17%) HTTP
3 2 (1.17%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) FTP
4 1 (0.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (100.00%) Big Data
2 137 (80.12%) Hadoop
3 65 (38.01%) Apache Hive
4 58 (33.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 47 (27.49%) HBase
6 46 (26.90%) NoSQL
7 41 (23.98%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (19.88%) Relational Database
9 29 (16.96%) RDBMS
10 26 (15.20%) MongoDB
11 22 (12.87%) Sqoop
12 17 (9.94%) QlikView
13 16 (9.36%) Impala
13 16 (9.36%) MySQL
14 12 (7.02%) Data Lake
14 12 (7.02%) Pentaho
15 7 (4.09%) Flink
15 7 (4.09%) Neo4j
15 7 (4.09%) SQL Server
16 6 (3.51%) Apache Kudu
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (1.75%) ERwin
General
1 26 (15.20%) Finance
2 20 (11.70%) Banking
3 11 (6.43%) Legal
4 4 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.34%) Marketing
4 4 (2.34%) Retail
5 3 (1.75%) Games
6 2 (1.17%) Automotive
6 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (28.65%) Kafka
2 12 (7.02%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (7.02%) Web Services
3 7 (4.09%) Spring
4 5 (2.92%) Java EE
4 5 (2.92%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (2.34%) SPNEGO
6 3 (1.75%) .NET
6 3 (1.75%) REST
6 3 (1.75%) RESTful
6 3 (1.75%) SAML
6 3 (1.75%) SOAP
7 2 (1.17%) Akka
7 2 (1.17%) Apache Avro
7 2 (1.17%) HTML
7 2 (1.17%) PySpark
8 1 (0.58%) Angular 2
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Tez
8 1 (0.58%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.58%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.60%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.51%) Clustering
3 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.75%) Fintech
6 3 (1.75%) Robotics
7 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.17%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) Tandem
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.45%) Linux
2 10 (5.85%) Unix
3 2 (1.17%) Mesosphere
4 1 (0.58%) Solaris
4 1 (0.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (42.69%) Analytics
2 51 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (29.24%) MapReduce
4 44 (25.73%) ETL
5 39 (22.81%) Open Source
6 35 (20.47%) Data Architecture
7 28 (16.37%) Scrum
8 25 (14.62%) Data Analytics
9 22 (12.87%) Data Management
10 19 (11.11%) SOA
11 18 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.94%) Machine Learning
13 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.36%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (9.36%) TOGAF
13 16 (9.36%) Use Case
13 16 (9.36%) Visualisation
14 15 (8.77%) Data Engineering
14 15 (8.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 71 (41.52%) Java
2 53 (30.99%) Python
3 28 (16.37%) Scala
4 19 (11.11%) SQL
5 18 (10.53%) C#
6 17 (9.94%) Ruby
7 11 (6.43%) R
8 10 (5.85%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.26%) C++
10 5 (2.92%) PHP
11 4 (2.34%) Perl
12 2 (1.17%) Clojure
12 2 (1.17%) Go
12 2 (1.17%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.58%) C
13 1 (0.58%) CQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.34%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.17%) PhD
5 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.58%) CISM
5 1 (0.58%) CISSP
5 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.92%) GCP
2 3 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (16.96%) HDFS
2 16 (9.36%) Apache Flume
3 15 (8.77%) Docker
4 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (7.02%) Oozie
3 10 (5.85%) Ansible
3 10 (5.85%) Puppet
4 2 (1.17%) Ambari
4 2 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) QRadar
5 1 (0.58%) Salt
5 1 (0.58%) yum
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Cloudera
2 33 (19.30%) Hortonworks
3 24 (14.04%) MapR
3 24 (14.04%) Tableau
4 21 (12.28%) Teradata
5 19 (11.11%) Google
6 15 (8.77%) Informatica
7 13 (7.60%) Talend
8 11 (6.43%) IBM
8 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.26%) Oracle
10 6 (3.51%) Cisco
10 6 (3.51%) Netezza
10 6 (3.51%) SaltStack
10 6 (3.51%) SAP
11 5 (2.92%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.34%) Cognos
13 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.75%) Greenplum
13 3 (1.75%) MuleSoft
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