Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Big Data Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 991 968 1038
Rank change year-on-year -23 +70 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Architect 190 207 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 167 175 226
UK median annual salary £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £57,500 £63,600 £58,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -7.14%

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 167,644 168,402 203,675
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 137,716 139,840 170,323
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Big Data Architect in the UK

Big Data Architect
Top 10 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 February 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 +4 187 £87,500 +6.06% 17
London -45 133 £90,000 +9.09% 12
UK excluding London +21 55 £72,500 +7.41% 5
South East +14 33 £80,000 +18.52% 1
East of England +2 9 £72,500 -14.71% 2
North of England +19 6 £60,000 -22.58% 1
South West +14 6 £69,000 -1.43%
Yorkshire +22 5 £60,000 -22.58% 1
Wales +6 1 £58,000 +36.47%
North West - 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Big Data
2 136 (71.58%) Hadoop
3 131 (68.95%) Analytics
4 106 (55.79%) Apache Spark
5 82 (43.16%) Amazon AWS
6 76 (40.00%) Apache Hive
7 69 (36.32%) Kafka
8 68 (35.79%) Data Analytics
9 61 (32.11%) Python
10 59 (31.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 54 (28.42%) NoSQL
12 52 (27.37%) Java
13 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (23.68%) Cloudera
16 41 (21.58%) Big Data Analytics
16 41 (21.58%) HBase
17 40 (21.05%) MapReduce
17 40 (21.05%) Data Modelling
18 37 (19.47%) SQL
19 34 (17.89%) SQL Server
19 34 (17.89%) Apache Cassandra
20 32 (16.84%) Impala
21 31 (16.32%) Sqoop
21 31 (16.32%) MongoDB
22 30 (15.79%) ETL
23 29 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
23 29 (15.26%) Google
23 29 (15.26%) Hortonworks
24 28 (14.74%) Linux

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
1 106 (55.79%) Apache Spark
2 10 (5.26%) Apache Pig
2 10 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (4.74%) Apache
3 9 (4.74%) SAS
4 7 (3.68%) Luigi
5 2 (1.05%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (1.05%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.53%) Confluence
6 1 (0.53%) Documentum
6 1 (0.53%) FileNet
6 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (43.16%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (31.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (14.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (8.42%) Amazon EMR
5 11 (5.79%) Amazon Kinesis
6 9 (4.74%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.16%) GitHub
7 6 (3.16%) IaaS
7 6 (3.16%) PaaS
8 5 (2.63%) SaaS
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (100.00%) Big Data
2 136 (71.58%) Hadoop
3 76 (40.00%) Apache Hive
4 54 (28.42%) NoSQL
5 41 (21.58%) HBase
6 34 (17.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (17.89%) SQL Server
7 32 (16.84%) Impala
8 31 (16.32%) MongoDB
8 31 (16.32%) Sqoop
9 29 (15.26%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (10.53%) Data Lake
11 18 (9.47%) Amazon Redshift
11 18 (9.47%) Flink
12 13 (6.84%) Pentaho
13 11 (5.79%) Amazon QuickSight
13 11 (5.79%) Data Mining
13 11 (5.79%) Parquet
14 10 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
14 10 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.16%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.53%) ERwin
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 23 (12.11%) Finance
3 20 (10.53%) Banking
4 8 (4.21%) Marketing
4 8 (4.21%) Retail
5 6 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.11%) Law
6 4 (2.11%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Electronics
7 2 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (36.32%) Kafka
2 20 (10.53%) Web Services
3 17 (8.95%) Spark Streaming
4 11 (5.79%) Apache Avro
5 7 (3.68%) .NET
5 7 (3.68%) NumPy
5 7 (3.68%) Pandas
5 7 (3.68%) PySpark
5 7 (3.68%) Samza
5 7 (3.68%) scikit-learn
5 7 (3.68%) SciPy
6 4 (2.11%) Akka
6 4 (2.11%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.58%) Apache Tez
7 3 (1.58%) Spring
8 2 (1.05%) JSON
8 2 (1.05%) LDAP
8 2 (1.05%) REST
8 2 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Video\Live Streaming
5 3 (1.58%) 3D Printing
5 3 (1.58%) Clustering
5 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.58%) Fintech
5 3 (1.58%) IVR
5 3 (1.58%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (1.58%) Robotics
6 2 (1.05%) Life Science
6 2 (1.05%) Linked Data
6 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.05%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.53%) DataPower
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.74%) Linux
2 2 (1.05%) Mesosphere
3 1 (0.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (68.95%) Analytics
2 68 (35.79%) Data Analytics
3 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (24.21%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (21.58%) Big Data Analytics
6 40 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 40 (21.05%) MapReduce
7 30 (15.79%) ETL
8 26 (13.68%) Data Architecture
8 26 (13.68%) Data Science
9 25 (13.16%) Scrum
10 24 (12.63%) Data Integration
10 24 (12.63%) Open Source
11 23 (12.11%) Visualisation
12 19 (10.00%) Presales
13 18 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (8.95%) DevOps
14 17 (8.95%) Machine Learning
15 16 (8.42%) CRM
15 16 (8.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.11%) Python
2 52 (27.37%) Java
3 37 (19.47%) SQL
4 27 (14.21%) R
5 18 (9.47%) Scala
6 12 (6.32%) C#
7 7 (3.68%) C++
8 6 (3.16%) Perl
8 6 (3.16%) PHP
9 5 (2.63%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.11%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.58%) Ruby
12 2 (1.05%) CQL
12 2 (1.05%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (6.84%) Degree
2 9 (4.74%) PhD
3 8 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 10 (5.26%) QA
3 8 (4.21%) GCP
4 7 (3.68%) GDPR
5 2 (1.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (14.21%) Apache Flume
2 24 (12.63%) HDFS
3 8 (4.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (3.68%) Docker
5 2 (1.05%) MapR-FS
Systems Management
1 22 (11.58%) Hadoop YARN
2 13 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (6.32%) Oozie
4 11 (5.79%) Puppet
5 5 (2.63%) Mesos
6 4 (2.11%) Ambari
7 3 (1.58%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.05%) Ansible
8 2 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.05%) yum
9 1 (0.53%) Kibana
9 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (23.68%) Cloudera
2 29 (15.26%) Google
2 29 (15.26%) Hortonworks
3 26 (13.68%) Oracle
4 25 (13.16%) Tableau
5 22 (11.58%) SAP
6 18 (9.47%) IBM
6 18 (9.47%) Talend
7 15 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 13 (6.84%) Informatica
9 9 (4.74%) Greenplum
9 9 (4.74%) Teradata
10 8 (4.21%) TIBCO
10 8 (4.21%) Vertica
11 7 (3.68%) HP
11 7 (3.68%) MapR
12 5 (2.63%) Cisco
12 5 (2.63%) Netezza
12 5 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.63%) Verint