Data Architect Jobs

Data Architect
UK

The median Data Architect salary in the UK is £85,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 17 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
17 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 414 462 588
Rank change year-on-year +48 +126 -117
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 610 518 953
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.67% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 391 358 516
10th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £56,250
25th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £90,000 £84,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £100,000 £106,250 £102,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £126,250 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,838 77,246 171,391
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 91.58% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 65,860 52,938 88,548
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £44,101 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,750 £51,348
% change year-on-year -5.21% +2.73% +8.10%

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 17 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 18 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 17 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +73 542 £85,000 -8.11% 44
UK excluding London +132 391 £75,000 -6.25% 14
London +4 189 £90,000 -10.00% 30
Work from Home +9 164 £85,000 -8.11% 26
North of England +110 132 £80,000 -8.57% 6
South East +63 117 £87,500 +2.94% 2
North West +71 89 £75,000 -28.57% 5
Midlands -8 47 £60,000 -17.24% 4
South West 0 40 £55,000 -29.03% 1
Scotland -42 36 £72,500 +9.85%
Yorkshire +39 31 £85,000 - 1
West Midlands +6 29 £59,300 -25.88% 4
East Midlands -19 18 £70,000 -3.45%
North East -9 12 £75,000 -
East of England -22 11 £92,500 +2.78% 1
Wales +21 4 £52,500 -15.66%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Isle of Man - 2 £82,500 -

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 17 July 2024, Data Architect job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 365 (59.84%) Data Architecture
2 331 (54.26%) Data Modelling
3 298 (48.85%) Azure
4 225 (36.89%) Data Warehouse
5 211 (34.59%) AWS
6 187 (30.66%) Analytics
7 172 (28.20%) Data Governance
8 168 (27.54%) ETL
9 158 (25.90%) Data Quality
9 158 (25.90%) Problem-Solving
10 151 (24.75%) GCP
10 151 (24.75%) Finance
11 143 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
11 143 (23.44%) Data Strategy
12 136 (22.30%) SQL
13 122 (20.00%) Data Integration
14 117 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
15 115 (18.85%) Data Management
16 112 (18.36%) Data Engineering
16 112 (18.36%) Metadata
17 108 (17.70%) Agile
18 107 (17.54%) Roadmaps
19 106 (17.38%) Data Security
20 100 (16.39%) GDPR
21 93 (15.25%) Data Science
22 92 (15.08%) Databricks
23 89 (14.59%) Google
24 88 (14.43%) DevOps
25 87 (14.26%) BigQuery
26 86 (14.10%) Mentoring

Data Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (4.59%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.30%) Apache
3 11 (1.80%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.49%) SAS
4 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.16%) Confluence
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Teamcenter
2 4 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 298 (48.85%) Azure
2 211 (34.59%) AWS
3 151 (24.75%) GCP
4 85 (13.93%) Power Platform
5 53 (8.69%) Snowflake
6 28 (4.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 27 (4.43%) Serverless
8 24 (3.93%) Azure Data Factory
9 21 (3.44%) Matillion
10 16 (2.62%) SaaS
11 15 (2.46%) Microsoft Purview
12 11 (1.80%) Azure DevOps
13 10 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (1.64%) PaaS
14 8 (1.31%) Stackdriver
15 7 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.98%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.98%) IaaS
17 5 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
17 5 (0.82%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.98%) Network Security
2 4 (0.66%) Wireless
3 3 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) HTTP
4 1 (0.16%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (36.89%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (18.36%) Metadata
3 87 (14.26%) BigQuery
4 83 (13.61%) Data Lake
5 82 (13.44%) Power BI
6 73 (11.97%) Looker
7 52 (8.52%) NoSQL
8 49 (8.03%) Data Vault
9 41 (6.72%) Big Data
10 40 (6.56%) Tableau
11 17 (2.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (2.62%) MongoDB
13 15 (2.46%) SQL Server
14 13 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.13%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.31%) Data Mining
15 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (1.15%) Amazon Athena
16 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.48%) Git
3 5 (0.82%) ERwin
4 2 (0.33%) ER Studio
4 2 (0.33%) JIRA
4 2 (0.33%) MLflow
4 2 (0.33%) Spinnaker
General
1 151 (24.75%) Finance
2 143 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (11.48%) Social Skills
4 51 (8.36%) Presentation Skills
5 48 (7.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 46 (7.54%) Banking
7 30 (4.92%) Retail Banking
8 26 (4.26%) Public Sector
9 18 (2.95%) Law
9 18 (2.95%) Marketing
10 16 (2.62%) Financial Institution
11 15 (2.46%) Retail
12 9 (1.48%) Legal
13 7 (1.15%) Billing
14 6 (0.98%) Automotive
15 5 (0.82%) Advertising
15 5 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
16 4 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
16 4 (0.66%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.10%) Kafka
2 20 (3.28%) Middleware
3 10 (1.64%) XML
4 8 (1.31%) Apache Beam
5 7 (1.15%) PySpark
6 5 (0.82%) HTML
6 5 (0.82%) Itk
6 5 (0.82%) Web Services
7 3 (0.49%) .NET
7 3 (0.49%) J2EE
7 3 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.33%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.33%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.16%) EDI
9 1 (0.16%) FHIR
9 1 (0.16%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.16%) REST
9 1 (0.16%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.75%) Cloud Native
4 19 (3.11%) Legacy Systems
5 16 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.15%) Blog
7 7 (1.15%) Distributed Systems
8 6 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (0.98%) Legacy Applications
8 6 (0.98%) Product Ownership
8 6 (0.98%) Reinsurance
8 6 (0.98%) Replication
8 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.82%) NHS
9 5 (0.82%) PMI
9 5 (0.82%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.49%) Data Fabric
10 3 (0.49%) Team-Oriented Environment
11 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.28%) Linux
2 1 (0.16%) Solaris
2 1 (0.16%) Unix
2 1 (0.16%) VMS
2 1 (0.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (59.84%) Data Architecture
2 331 (54.26%) Data Modelling
3 187 (30.66%) Analytics
4 172 (28.20%) Data Governance
5 168 (27.54%) ETL
6 158 (25.90%) Problem-Solving
7 143 (23.44%) Data Strategy
8 122 (20.00%) Data Integration
9 117 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
10 115 (18.85%) Data Management
11 112 (18.36%) Data Engineering
12 108 (17.70%) Agile
13 107 (17.54%) Roadmaps
14 106 (17.38%) Data Security
15 93 (15.25%) Data Science
16 88 (14.43%) DevOps
17 86 (14.10%) Mentoring
18 85 (13.93%) Innovative Thinking
19 72 (11.80%) Metadata Management
19 72 (11.80%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 136 (22.30%) SQL
2 57 (9.34%) Python
3 35 (5.74%) Java
4 25 (4.10%) T-SQL
5 19 (3.11%) Kotlin
6 11 (1.80%) Scala
7 6 (0.98%) C++
8 5 (0.82%) C
8 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.66%) R
10 1 (0.16%) C#
10 1 (0.16%) Haskell
10 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.21%) Degree
4 23 (3.77%) Azure Certification
5 22 (3.61%) AWS Certification
6 21 (3.44%) DV Cleared
7 19 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.13%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.82%) MCAD
9 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.49%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
12 2 (0.33%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.16%) SnowPro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (25.90%) Data Quality
2 100 (16.39%) GDPR
3 7 (1.15%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.33%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 10 (1.64%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (2.62%) Terraform
2 10 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.33%) Ansible
3 2 (0.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 92 (15.08%) Databricks
2 89 (14.59%) Google
3 58 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.30%) Informatica
4 14 (2.30%) Oracle
5 10 (1.64%) SAP
6 5 (0.82%) BiZZdesign
6 5 (0.82%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.66%) NEC
8 3 (0.49%) Sparx
9 2 (0.33%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.33%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.33%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.33%) SnapLogic
9 2 (0.33%) Splunk
9 2 (0.33%) Talend
9 2 (0.33%) Teradata
10 1 (0.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.16%) Pega