Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 454 487 545
Rank change year-on-year +33 +58 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 770 892 905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.62% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 577 693 711
UK median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £56,250 £55,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £115,000 £106,250 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -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 116,351 144,332 169,816
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 95.93% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 93,236 115,470 139,348
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 17 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 23 February 2020. 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 +21 710 £80,000 - 123
London +4 386 £82,500 -2.94% 75
UK excluding London +69 351 £75,000 +7.14% 50
South East -10 91 £80,000 +6.67% 15
East of England +103 82 £76,000 +16.92% 7
North of England +89 70 £65,000 -23.53% 12
Midlands +9 58 £77,500 +19.23% 7
West Midlands +16 47 £75,000 +25.00% 5
North West +53 41 £70,000 -20.00% 6
South West +36 25 £62,302 -19.61% 7
Scotland +39 23 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Yorkshire +57 21 £57,500 -11.54% 5
East Midlands +17 11 £80,000 +2.56% 2
North East +21 8 £63,638 +6.06% 1
Wales -7 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +12 1 £57,500 -11.54%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 318 (41.30%) Analytics
2 311 (40.39%) Data Warehouse
3 300 (38.96%) Data Modelling
3 300 (38.96%) Business Intelligence
4 296 (38.44%) Data Architecture
5 277 (35.97%) AWS
6 263 (34.16%) Big Data
7 247 (32.08%) Azure
8 221 (28.70%) ETL
9 210 (27.27%) SQL
10 199 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
11 191 (24.81%) Finance
12 166 (21.56%) Data Management
13 161 (20.91%) Python
14 153 (19.87%) Apache Spark
15 147 (19.09%) Hadoop
16 140 (18.18%) NoSQL
17 138 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
18 133 (17.27%) Amazon Redshift
19 130 (16.88%) Data Governance
20 126 (16.36%) Microsoft
20 126 (16.36%) Data Analytics
21 125 (16.23%) SQL Server
22 124 (16.10%) Data Science
23 118 (15.32%) Migration
24 117 (15.19%) Kafka
25 114 (14.81%) Relational Database
26 112 (14.55%) Machine Learning
27 110 (14.29%) GCP
28 104 (13.51%) Power Platform

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
1 153 (19.87%) Apache Spark
2 44 (5.71%) Apache
3 26 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (3.25%) Apache Airflow
5 14 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.39%) Confluence
7 3 (0.39%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.26%) nginx
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.26%) SAS
8 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) SimCorp Dimension
2 6 (0.78%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.52%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.39%) PolarLake
4 3 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.26%) Eikon
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 277 (35.97%) AWS
2 247 (32.08%) Azure
3 110 (14.29%) GCP
4 104 (13.51%) Power Platform
5 63 (8.18%) Amazon S3
6 55 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
7 39 (5.06%) SaaS
8 38 (4.94%) Amazon EMR
9 32 (4.16%) Amazon Kinesis
10 26 (3.38%) PaaS
11 25 (3.25%) Serverless
12 22 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
14 19 (2.47%) IaaS
15 18 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
18 5 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
18 5 (0.65%) Amazon EKS
18 5 (0.65%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.52%) ATM
1 4 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (0.52%) VXLAN
2 3 (0.39%) WAN
3 2 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.13%) BGP
4 1 (0.13%) Firewall
4 1 (0.13%) IPsec
4 1 (0.13%) LAN
4 1 (0.13%) MPLS
4 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (40.39%) Data Warehouse
2 263 (34.16%) Big Data
3 147 (19.09%) Hadoop
4 140 (18.18%) NoSQL
5 133 (17.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 125 (16.23%) SQL Server
7 114 (14.81%) Relational Database
8 104 (13.51%) Power BI
9 95 (12.34%) Data Lake
10 91 (11.82%) Snowflake Schema
11 83 (10.78%) Apache Hive
12 58 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (6.10%) MongoDB
14 45 (5.84%) BigQuery
15 42 (5.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 41 (5.32%) RDBMS
17 33 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
17 33 (4.29%) Impala
18 32 (4.16%) OLTP
19 31 (4.03%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (2.99%) ERwin
2 16 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.95%) LSMW
4 14 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 14 (1.82%) Vagrant
5 12 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.56%) JIRA
6 9 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
8 4 (0.52%) Subversion
8 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.39%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
General
1 191 (24.81%) Finance
2 44 (5.71%) Retail
3 38 (4.94%) Legal
4 27 (3.51%) Banking
4 27 (3.51%) Public Sector
5 25 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.82%) Advertising
6 14 (1.82%) Marketing
7 13 (1.69%) Automotive
7 13 (1.69%) Front Office
8 12 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.78%) Electronics
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.65%) Games
11 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.52%) Police
12 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (15.19%) Kafka
2 43 (5.58%) Web Services
3 19 (2.47%) TensorFlow
4 17 (2.21%) .NET
5 16 (2.08%) Spark Streaming
6 14 (1.82%) Apache NiFi
7 13 (1.69%) JSON
7 13 (1.69%) Lambda Expressions
7 13 (1.69%) XML
8 12 (1.56%) Spring
9 11 (1.43%) Natural Language Processing
10 9 (1.17%) Node.js
10 9 (1.17%) REST
10 9 (1.17%) RESTful
10 9 (1.17%) ZeroMQ
11 7 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.91%) PyTorch
12 6 (0.78%) HTML
12 6 (0.78%) Keras
12 6 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 138 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 38 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 35 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.25%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 22 (2.86%) Reference Data
7 21 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 12 (1.56%) FMCG
11 10 (1.30%) Acoustics
11 10 (1.30%) Blog
12 9 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.91%) Equities
15 6 (0.78%) Clustering
15 6 (0.78%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 43 (5.58%) Linux
2 24 (3.12%) Unix
3 10 (1.30%) Windows
4 4 (0.52%) VME
5 3 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (41.30%) Analytics
2 300 (38.96%) Business Intelligence
2 300 (38.96%) Data Modelling
3 296 (38.44%) Data Architecture
4 221 (28.70%) ETL
5 199 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
6 166 (21.56%) Data Management
7 130 (16.88%) Data Governance
8 126 (16.36%) Data Analytics
9 124 (16.10%) Data Science
10 118 (15.32%) Migration
11 112 (14.55%) Machine Learning
12 101 (13.12%) Data Engineering
13 94 (12.21%) Data Strategy
14 93 (12.08%) TOGAF
15 88 (11.43%) Visualisation
16 83 (10.78%) Artificial Intelligence
16 83 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 73 (9.48%) Data Integration
18 67 (8.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 210 (27.27%) SQL
2 161 (20.91%) Python
3 89 (11.56%) Java
4 52 (6.75%) Scala
5 22 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 21 (2.73%) C#
7 17 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 16 (2.08%) R
9 15 (1.95%) ABAP
9 15 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.65%) C
12 5 (0.65%) VB
13 4 (0.52%) C++
13 4 (0.52%) Perl
13 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.39%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (10.78%) Degree
2 21 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.30%) Master's Degree
6 9 (1.17%) MBA
7 7 (0.91%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.65%) CCIE
8 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.52%) PhD
9 4 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.39%) MCP
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (12.99%) Data Quality
2 36 (4.68%) GDPR
3 22 (2.86%) QA
4 9 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.65%) COBIT
5 5 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.26%) EMIR
6 2 (0.26%) MiFID
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 27 (3.51%) HDFS
2 26 (3.38%) Docker
3 23 (2.99%) Apache Flume
4 15 (1.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 14 (1.82%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) Varnish
7 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (3.64%) Ansible
2 25 (3.25%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.25%) Terraform
3 23 (2.99%) Oozie
4 16 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
4 16 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
4 16 (2.08%) Puppet
5 10 (1.30%) Salt
6 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.26%) Rancher
8 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 126 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 87 (11.30%) Oracle
3 83 (10.78%) Tableau
4 79 (10.26%) Google
5 60 (7.79%) SAP
6 50 (6.49%) Informatica
7 46 (5.97%) Talend
8 44 (5.71%) IBM
9 38 (4.94%) Databricks
10 36 (4.68%) Cloudera
11 27 (3.51%) Teradata
12 25 (3.25%) Hortonworks
13 13 (1.69%) VMware
14 10 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.30%) Vertica
15 9 (1.17%) Sybase
16 8 (1.04%) Netezza
16 8 (1.04%) WorldPay
17 7 (0.91%) Sage
17 7 (0.91%) SimCorp