Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Data Architect
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 525 544
Rank change year-on-year +32 +19 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 969 844 1,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.51% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 764 683 748
UK median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,000 £68,750 £67,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +1.85% -

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Architect.

Salary trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Architect over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 May 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 +50 936 £75,000 - 101
London +20 494 £85,000 +6.25% 48
UK excluding London +51 446 £66,000 -4.00% 57
South East -18 120 £71,000 +5.19% 20
North of England +17 106 £65,000 -7.14% 12
Midlands +32 86 £60,000 +22.45% 5
South West +54 77 £65,000 +4.84% 10
North West +11 53 £66,250 +10.42% 4
Yorkshire +24 52 £60,000 -14.29% 7
West Midlands +19 52 £57,500 +35.29% 4
East of England -3 41 £72,500 -3.33% 6
East Midlands +21 33 £67,500 -10.00% 1
Scotland -41 11 £62,074 -19.90% 3
Wales +10 6 £51,500 +5.64% 1
North East -19 1 £70,000 +55.56% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 Data Architect in the job title.

1 464 (47.88%) Data Modelling
2 425 (43.86%) Big Data
3 370 (38.18%) Data Architecture
4 343 (35.40%) Analytics
5 333 (34.37%) Data Warehouse
6 329 (33.95%) Business Intelligence
7 303 (31.27%) Hadoop
8 259 (26.73%) SQL
9 235 (24.25%) Data Governance
10 215 (22.19%) Data Management
11 211 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
12 208 (21.47%) Apache Spark
13 200 (20.64%) Data Integration
14 194 (20.02%) Finance
14 194 (20.02%) ETL
15 186 (19.20%) SQL Server
16 175 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 168 (17.34%) Data Analytics
18 160 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
19 146 (15.07%) Data Quality
19 146 (15.07%) TOGAF
20 141 (14.55%) Microsoft
21 140 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
22 136 (14.04%) Data Strategy
22 136 (14.04%) Apache Hive
23 128 (13.21%) Kafka
24 124 (12.80%) Oracle
25 121 (12.49%) Migration
26 119 (12.28%) Python
27 118 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture

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
1 208 (21.47%) Apache Spark
2 21 (2.17%) Apache
3 20 (2.06%) Apache Pig
4 18 (1.86%) SAS
5 12 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.52%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.52%) Luigi
9 4 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.21%) Confluence
11 2 (0.21%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.10%) Documentum
12 1 (0.10%) FileNet
12 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.52%) Weka
3 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.52%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.10%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 175 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (16.51%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (3.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (3.51%) Amazon EMR
5 24 (2.48%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.37%) Amazon Kinesis
7 14 (1.44%) PaaS
7 14 (1.44%) SaaS
8 13 (1.34%) IaaS
9 8 (0.83%) GitHub
10 5 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.21%) Bluemix
13 2 (0.21%) Data Lake Analytics
13 2 (0.21%) Office 365
14 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.10%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.72%) Firewall
1 7 (0.72%) Internet
1 7 (0.72%) SMS
2 4 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (0.41%) DHCP
2 4 (0.41%) DNS
2 4 (0.41%) LAN
2 4 (0.41%) Network Security
2 4 (0.41%) WAN
2 4 (0.41%) Wireless
3 1 (0.10%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.10%) HTTP
3 1 (0.10%) Intranet
3 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.10%) SSL
3 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (43.86%) Big Data
2 333 (34.37%) Data Warehouse
3 303 (31.27%) Hadoop
4 186 (19.20%) SQL Server
5 136 (14.04%) Apache Hive
6 116 (11.97%) NoSQL
7 94 (9.70%) Data Lake
8 86 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 83 (8.57%) HBase
10 68 (7.02%) Impala
11 59 (6.09%) Sqoop
12 57 (5.88%) Relational Database
13 55 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 53 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 42 (4.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 41 (4.23%) OLAP
17 40 (4.13%) Power BI
18 39 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 37 (3.82%) MySQL
19 37 (3.82%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 50 (5.16%) ERwin
2 13 (1.34%) LSMW
3 12 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.03%) ER Studio
5 8 (0.83%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.62%) JIRA
7 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.41%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.31%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.31%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.21%) RStudio
11 1 (0.10%) PowerDesigner
11 1 (0.10%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 194 (20.02%) Finance
2 57 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.64%) Retail
4 38 (3.92%) Banking
5 35 (3.61%) Marketing
6 10 (1.03%) Advertising
7 9 (0.93%) Billing
7 9 (0.93%) Law
7 9 (0.93%) Legal
7 9 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.72%) Electronics
9 5 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.52%) Local Government
9 5 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.41%) Automotive
10 4 (0.41%) International Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Games
11 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.10%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (13.21%) Kafka
2 46 (4.75%) Web Services
3 29 (2.99%) REST
4 24 (2.48%) .NET
5 22 (2.27%) XML
6 20 (2.06%) Apache Avro
6 20 (2.06%) Spark Streaming
7 19 (1.96%) MDX
8 17 (1.75%) JSON
9 14 (1.44%) SOAP
10 13 (1.34%) Middleware
11 8 (0.83%) J2EE
12 6 (0.62%) Akka
12 6 (0.62%) NumPy
12 6 (0.62%) PySpark
12 6 (0.62%) Samza
12 6 (0.62%) XSD
13 5 (0.52%) Pandas
13 5 (0.52%) scikit-learn
13 5 (0.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 140 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 39 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 33 (3.41%) Data Structures
5 31 (3.20%) Greenfield Project
5 31 (3.20%) Taxonomies
6 17 (1.75%) CCTV
7 14 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.14%) Fintech
10 9 (0.93%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.83%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.83%) Life Science
11 8 (0.83%) Replication
12 6 (0.62%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 68 (7.02%) Linux
2 20 (2.06%) Windows
3 13 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.03%) Unix
5 4 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (47.88%) Data Modelling
2 370 (38.18%) Data Architecture
3 343 (35.40%) Analytics
4 329 (33.95%) Business Intelligence
5 235 (24.25%) Data Governance
6 215 (22.19%) Data Management
7 211 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (20.64%) Data Integration
9 194 (20.02%) ETL
10 168 (17.34%) Data Analytics
11 146 (15.07%) TOGAF
12 136 (14.04%) Data Strategy
13 121 (12.49%) Migration
14 118 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture
15 112 (11.56%) Physical Data Model
16 109 (11.25%) Logical Data Model
17 102 (10.53%) Data Science
18 96 (9.91%) Master Data Management
19 82 (8.46%) Visualisation
20 77 (7.95%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 259 (26.73%) SQL
2 119 (12.28%) Python
3 102 (10.53%) Java
4 50 (5.16%) R
5 44 (4.54%) Scala
6 31 (3.20%) T-SQL
7 26 (2.68%) C#
8 17 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 11 (1.14%) C++
11 10 (1.03%) C
12 7 (0.72%) Perl
13 6 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 5 (0.52%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.52%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.52%) PHP
15 3 (0.31%) Ruby
16 2 (0.21%) SPARQL
17 1 (0.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (6.81%) Degree
2 24 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
4 15 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.44%) PhD
6 10 (1.03%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.72%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.72%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.52%) MBA
9 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CISSP
10 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) CISM
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.21%) PMP
12 1 (0.10%) ISEB
12 1 (0.10%) MCSD
12 1 (0.10%) MCSE
12 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (15.07%) Data Quality
2 47 (4.85%) GDPR
3 39 (4.02%) QA
4 6 (0.62%) GCP
4 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) HL7
6 2 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.10%) MiFID
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.10%) Val IT
System Software
1 44 (4.54%) Apache Flume
1 44 (4.54%) HDFS
2 11 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (1.03%) Docker
4 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.41%) vSphere
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (3.20%) Oozie
2 29 (2.99%) Hadoop YARN
3 13 (1.34%) Puppet
4 9 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.72%) Mesos
6 5 (0.52%) Ansible
6 5 (0.52%) Kibana
7 4 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.41%) PowerCLI
7 4 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.31%) Terraform
9 1 (0.10%) Ambari
9 1 (0.10%) Nagios
9 1 (0.10%) Salt
9 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 141 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 124 (12.80%) Oracle
3 83 (8.57%) Tableau
4 78 (8.05%) Cloudera
5 75 (7.74%) SAP
6 61 (6.30%) IBM
7 54 (5.57%) Informatica
8 48 (4.95%) Google
9 35 (3.61%) Talend
10 32 (3.30%) Hortonworks
11 29 (2.99%) Teradata
12 23 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.65%) MicroStrategy
13 16 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.55%) Greenplum
14 15 (1.55%) Vertica
15 14 (1.44%) HP
16 13 (1.34%) Cisco
16 13 (1.34%) Cognos
16 13 (1.34%) Red Hat