Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 398 399 555
Rank change year-on-year +1 +156 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 854 474 701
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.69% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.72% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 639 378 551
10th Percentile £61,250 £57,125 £55,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
75th Percentile £96,250 £110,000 £100,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £122,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%

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 102,996 65,562 138,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.01% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,214 53,513 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Architect.

Salary trend for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Architect over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 16 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 29 July 2021. 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 -11 760 £80,000 -5.88% 149
London -34 392 £87,500 -14.63% 91
UK excluding London +3 369 £75,000 +7.14% 60
Work from Home -135 137 £82,500 +3.13% 17
North of England +16 126 £80,000 +14.29% 18
South East -47 82 £77,500 +3.33% 15
Midlands -71 67 £72,500 +3.57% 12
Yorkshire -26 66 £80,000 +18.52% 11
North West -10 58 £80,000 +14.29% 7
West Midlands -38 58 £72,500 +5.07% 7
East of England -18 45 £85,000 +13.33% 8
South West -76 26 £50,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland -58 19 £76,250 +3.39% 4
East Midlands -63 9 £70,000 -30.00% 5
Wales -30 7 £60,000 +10.70% 1
North East -24 3 £66,000 -17.50%

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 434 (50.82%) Azure
2 387 (45.32%) Analytics
3 368 (43.09%) Data Warehouse
4 355 (41.57%) Data Modelling
5 354 (41.45%) Data Architecture
6 332 (38.88%) Business Intelligence
7 300 (35.13%) SQL
8 287 (33.61%) AWS
9 284 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
10 223 (26.11%) Big Data
11 210 (24.59%) ETL
11 210 (24.59%) Data Lake
12 200 (23.42%) Data Management
13 173 (20.26%) GCP
14 170 (19.91%) Data Strategy
15 166 (19.44%) Social Skills
16 157 (18.38%) Data Governance
16 157 (18.38%) Python
17 155 (18.15%) Power Platform
18 151 (17.68%) Power BI
18 151 (17.68%) Finance
19 140 (16.39%) Microsoft
20 139 (16.28%) SQL Server
21 138 (16.16%) Data Science
22 121 (14.17%) Apache Spark
23 118 (13.82%) Hadoop
24 117 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
25 115 (13.47%) Data Quality
25 115 (13.47%) Artificial Intelligence
26 113 (13.23%) Visualisation

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
1 121 (14.17%) Apache Spark
2 26 (3.04%) Apache
3 15 (1.76%) Apache Airflow
4 13 (1.52%) SAS
5 7 (0.82%) Confluence
5 7 (0.82%) GlassFish
5 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.82%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.23%) Mule
9 2 (0.23%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.12%) Appian
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.82%) Magento
2 7 (0.82%) SAP MDG
2 7 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 434 (50.82%) Azure
2 287 (33.61%) AWS
3 173 (20.26%) GCP
4 155 (18.15%) Power Platform
5 106 (12.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 79 (9.25%) Snowflake
7 59 (6.91%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 56 (6.56%) Amazon EMR
9 48 (5.62%) PaaS
10 36 (4.22%) IaaS
11 34 (3.98%) IBM Cloud
12 25 (2.93%) Serverless
13 23 (2.69%) SaaS
14 21 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
15 17 (1.99%) Google Compute Engine
15 17 (1.99%) Google Data Studio
16 15 (1.76%) Cloud Functions
17 14 (1.64%) Google App Engine
17 14 (1.64%) Google Container Engine
18 13 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.22%) Wireless
2 17 (1.99%) SSH
3 3 (0.35%) Broadband
4 2 (0.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.23%) VSAN
5 1 (0.12%) Skype
5 1 (0.12%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (43.09%) Data Warehouse
2 223 (26.11%) Big Data
3 210 (24.59%) Data Lake
4 151 (17.68%) Power BI
5 139 (16.28%) SQL Server
6 118 (13.82%) Hadoop
7 105 (12.30%) NoSQL
8 97 (11.36%) Metadata
9 86 (10.07%) Amazon Redshift
10 79 (9.25%) Tableau
11 59 (6.91%) Relational Database
12 51 (5.97%) Electronic Patient Records
12 51 (5.97%) Neo4j
13 47 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (5.15%) Amazon Athena
15 43 (5.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 43 (5.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 42 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 39 (4.57%) MySQL
18 38 (4.45%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 47 (5.50%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 34 (3.98%) Vagrant
3 28 (3.28%) ERwin
4 20 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 16 (1.87%) ER Studio
6 15 (1.76%) JIRA
7 10 (1.17%) PowerDesigner
7 10 (1.17%) Spinnaker
8 4 (0.47%) GDB
8 4 (0.47%) kappa
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.47%) Subversion
8 4 (0.47%) Toad
8 4 (0.47%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.23%) GitLab
9 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 166 (19.44%) Social Skills
2 151 (17.68%) Finance
3 117 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.57%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.98%) Presentation Skills
6 27 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 26 (3.04%) Public Sector
8 25 (2.93%) Banking
8 25 (2.93%) Marketing
8 25 (2.93%) Retail
9 17 (1.99%) Advertising
9 17 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.76%) Legal
11 10 (1.17%) Back Office
12 8 (0.94%) Law
13 7 (0.82%) Influencing Skills
14 6 (0.70%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.59%) Electronics
15 5 (0.59%) Publishing
15 5 (0.59%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.39%) Kafka
2 40 (4.68%) Spark Streaming
3 21 (2.46%) .NET
4 19 (2.22%) PySpark
4 19 (2.22%) Web Services
5 14 (1.64%) Middleware
6 8 (0.94%) REST
7 6 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.59%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (0.59%) XML
9 4 (0.47%) D3.js
9 4 (0.47%) JSON
9 4 (0.47%) MDX
9 4 (0.47%) Node.js
10 3 (0.35%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.23%) React
11 2 (0.23%) WSDL
12 1 (0.12%) GraphX
12 1 (0.12%) Samza
12 1 (0.12%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 72 (8.43%) Data Structures
2 47 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.51%) Reference Data
4 24 (2.81%) Life Science
5 22 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 21 (2.46%) Cloud Native
7 18 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 18 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.99%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.87%) Taxonomies
10 14 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
11 12 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (1.29%) Reinsurance
12 11 (1.29%) User Experience
13 10 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.94%) Smart City
15 5 (0.59%) mHealth
15 5 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (3.28%) Linux
2 17 (1.99%) CentOS
2 17 (1.99%) Debian
2 17 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (1.99%) Ubuntu
3 9 (1.05%) Unix
3 9 (1.05%) Windows
4 2 (0.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (45.32%) Analytics
2 355 (41.57%) Data Modelling
3 354 (41.45%) Data Architecture
4 332 (38.88%) Business Intelligence
5 284 (33.26%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (24.59%) ETL
7 200 (23.42%) Data Management
8 170 (19.91%) Data Strategy
9 157 (18.38%) Data Governance
10 138 (16.16%) Data Science
11 115 (13.47%) Artificial Intelligence
12 113 (13.23%) Visualisation
13 107 (12.53%) Data Pipeline
14 105 (12.30%) Data Engineering
14 105 (12.30%) Migration
15 104 (12.18%) Data Integration
16 96 (11.24%) TOGAF
17 92 (10.77%) Machine Learning
18 90 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
19 89 (10.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 300 (35.13%) SQL
2 157 (18.38%) Python
3 63 (7.38%) Java
4 32 (3.75%) Scala
5 30 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 24 (2.81%) R
7 23 (2.69%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 20 (2.34%) Bash Shell
10 17 (1.99%) C++
11 11 (1.29%) C#
12 9 (1.05%) C
13 7 (0.82%) Go
13 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.59%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.35%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.35%) HiveQL
17 2 (0.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 75 (8.78%) Degree
2 73 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 64 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.87%) Master's Degree
5 14 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.47%) MCSE
10 3 (0.35%) MCSA
11 2 (0.23%) MCP
11 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.23%) VCP6
11 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.12%) CISM
12 1 (0.12%) CISSP
12 1 (0.12%) HND
12 1 (0.12%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (13.47%) Data Quality
2 16 (1.87%) CDISC
2 16 (1.87%) GDPR
3 10 (1.17%) QA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.12%) HL7
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (6.67%) Docker
2 34 (3.98%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.59%) HDFS
3 5 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (7.61%) Ansible
2 60 (7.03%) Kubernetes
3 49 (5.74%) Terraform
4 34 (3.98%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.23%) Puppet
6 2 (0.23%) vRealize
6 2 (0.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
7 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 140 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 113 (13.23%) Databricks
3 109 (12.76%) Google
4 86 (10.07%) Oracle
5 59 (6.91%) Cloudera
6 58 (6.79%) Informatica
7 55 (6.44%) IBM
8 47 (5.50%) Hortonworks
9 44 (5.15%) Talend
10 30 (3.51%) SAP
11 24 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.99%) Alteryx
13 16 (1.87%) Cognos
14 12 (1.41%) CA Agile Central
15 11 (1.29%) Teradata
16 9 (1.05%) MuleSoft
17 8 (0.94%) MKS
17 8 (0.94%) VMware
18 7 (0.82%) Sparx
19 6 (0.70%) Netezza