Period
to

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 508 394 421
Rank change year-on-year -114 +27 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 1,037 662 614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.78% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 532 517 472
10th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £56,250
25th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
75th Percentile £105,000 £94,750 £105,000
90th Percentile £117,375 £106,250 £120,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - +7.41%

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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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 -88 913 £85,000 +6.25% 105
London -87 581 £90,000 +5.88% 65
Work from Home -132 373 £80,000 +4.92% 25
UK excluding London -78 351 £70,000 -3.45% 42
North of England -58 118 £69,000 -13.75% 12
South East -48 88 £75,000 - 6
North West -51 72 £67,000 -16.25% 6
South West -8 54 £57,732 +11.02% 3
Midlands -61 49 £76,720 +9.60% 6
Yorkshire -45 45 £72,500 -9.38% 5
West Midlands -44 42 £75,940 +8.49% 6
Scotland -45 35 £65,000 +30.00% 5
East of England -96 16 £55,000 -40.54% 8
East Midlands -21 7 £77,500 +10.71%
Wales -43 5 £67,000 +16.52%
North East -16 2 £93,750 +16.46% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Data Architect job roles required the following 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.

1 556 (53.62%) Data Architecture
2 543 (52.36%) Data Modelling
3 491 (47.35%) Analytics
4 477 (46.00%) Azure
5 380 (36.64%) AWS
6 375 (36.16%) Data Warehouse
7 331 (31.92%) Agile
8 326 (31.44%) Social Skills
9 311 (29.99%) Business Intelligence
10 306 (29.51%) Big Data
11 304 (29.32%) SQL
12 297 (28.64%) Data Management
13 278 (26.81%) ETL
14 274 (26.42%) Finance
14 274 (26.42%) Data Lake
15 247 (23.82%) Data Governance
16 231 (22.28%) Data Science
17 221 (21.31%) TOGAF
18 208 (20.06%) Data Strategy
19 203 (19.58%) Python
20 197 (19.00%) Data Integration
21 195 (18.80%) GCP
22 192 (18.51%) Data Engineering
23 189 (18.23%) Machine Learning
24 182 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
25 181 (17.45%) Data Quality
26 178 (17.16%) Power Platform
27 172 (16.59%) Microsoft
28 168 (16.20%) DevOps
29 163 (15.72%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 112 (10.80%) Apache Spark
2 46 (4.44%) Apache
3 37 (3.57%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.35%) SAS
5 11 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.96%) Jupyter
7 8 (0.77%) Confluence
8 7 (0.68%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.68%) IIS
9 5 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.19%) CMS
11 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.096%) Gephi
5 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.06%) Avolution ABACUS
2 10 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 10 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 5 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.096%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 1 (0.096%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 477 (46.00%) Azure
2 380 (36.64%) AWS
3 195 (18.80%) GCP
4 178 (17.16%) Power Platform
5 133 (12.83%) Snowflake
6 119 (11.48%) Azure Data Factory
7 100 (9.64%) Serverless
8 74 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
9 68 (6.56%) SaaS
10 54 (5.21%) Fivetran
11 51 (4.92%) dbt
12 48 (4.63%) Azure Machine Learning
12 48 (4.63%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 47 (4.53%) Azure Monitor
14 42 (4.05%) Amazon S3
15 37 (3.57%) PaaS
16 26 (2.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 25 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
18 23 (2.22%) Amazon EMR
19 18 (1.74%) Matillion
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.41%) Wireless
2 24 (2.31%) Internet
3 19 (1.83%) DNS
4 15 (1.45%) Broadband
5 11 (1.06%) BGP
5 11 (1.06%) DHCP
5 11 (1.06%) DWDM
5 11 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 11 (1.06%) IPv6
5 11 (1.06%) MPLS
5 11 (1.06%) OSPF
5 11 (1.06%) SAN
5 11 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.77%) Firewall
7 7 (0.68%) HTTP
8 5 (0.48%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.39%) Network Security
10 2 (0.19%) DKIM
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) Mobile Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (36.16%) Data Warehouse
2 306 (29.51%) Big Data
3 274 (26.42%) Data Lake
4 127 (12.25%) Power BI
5 115 (11.09%) Metadata
6 110 (10.61%) SQL Server
7 106 (10.22%) NoSQL
8 72 (6.94%) Hadoop
9 67 (6.46%) Amazon Redshift
10 63 (6.08%) Relational Database
11 55 (5.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 53 (5.11%) Tableau
13 44 (4.24%) BigQuery
14 41 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (3.76%) Azure SQL Database
15 39 (3.76%) Data Vault
16 37 (3.57%) MySQL
17 30 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (2.89%) RDBMS
18 29 (2.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (3.95%) ERwin
2 15 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.87%) JIRA
5 5 (0.48%) PowerDesigner
5 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.39%) ER Studio
6 4 (0.39%) JUnit
6 4 (0.39%) Liquibase
7 3 (0.29%) TestNG
8 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.19%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.19%) kappa
8 2 (0.19%) Spinnaker
8 2 (0.19%) Subversion
8 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.096%) Cactus
9 1 (0.096%) Maven
General
1 326 (31.44%) Social Skills
2 274 (26.42%) Finance
3 182 (17.55%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (6.94%) Banking
5 69 (6.65%) Retail
6 58 (5.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 53 (5.11%) Marketing
8 49 (4.73%) Influencing Skills
9 44 (4.24%) Legal
10 26 (2.51%) Public Sector
11 22 (2.12%) Law
12 21 (2.03%) Retail Banking
13 19 (1.83%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.54%) Advertising
15 15 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
16 11 (1.06%) Front Office
16 11 (1.06%) Police
17 10 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.77%) Automotive
19 6 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.28%) Kafka
2 33 (3.18%) .NET
3 23 (2.22%) JSON
4 21 (2.03%) PySpark
5 16 (1.54%) Web Services
6 14 (1.35%) TensorFlow
7 12 (1.16%) XML
8 11 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (0.96%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.96%) H2O
9 10 (0.96%) Ionic Framework
9 10 (0.96%) Keras
9 10 (0.96%) Lambda Expressions
9 10 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (0.96%) Spring
10 9 (0.87%) GraphQL
10 9 (0.87%) REST
10 9 (0.87%) RESTful
11 7 (0.68%) Apache Beam
11 7 (0.68%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.16%) IoT
2 62 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 61 (5.88%) User Experience
4 48 (4.63%) Data Structures
5 45 (4.34%) Cloud Native
5 45 (4.34%) Robotics
6 43 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (3.86%) Public Cloud
8 37 (3.57%) Data Centre
9 35 (3.38%) Reference Data
10 21 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.83%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.74%) Virtual Team
13 15 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
13 15 (1.45%) Replication
14 14 (1.35%) Educational Technology
15 13 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (1.25%) Taxonomies
16 10 (0.96%) Equities
16 10 (0.96%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.52%) Linux
2 27 (2.60%) Windows
3 16 (1.54%) Unix
4 7 (0.68%) Solaris
4 7 (0.68%) VMS
5 4 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (53.62%) Data Architecture
2 543 (52.36%) Data Modelling
3 491 (47.35%) Analytics
4 331 (31.92%) Agile
5 311 (29.99%) Business Intelligence
6 297 (28.64%) Data Management
7 278 (26.81%) ETL
8 247 (23.82%) Data Governance
9 231 (22.28%) Data Science
10 221 (21.31%) TOGAF
11 208 (20.06%) Data Strategy
12 197 (19.00%) Data Integration
13 192 (18.51%) Data Engineering
14 189 (18.23%) Machine Learning
15 168 (16.20%) DevOps
16 163 (15.72%) Artificial Intelligence
17 159 (15.33%) Data Analytics
18 147 (14.18%) Migration
19 133 (12.83%) Master Data Management
20 122 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 304 (29.32%) SQL
2 203 (19.58%) Python
3 67 (6.46%) Java
4 35 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.93%) Bash
6 15 (1.45%) C#
7 13 (1.25%) Go
8 11 (1.06%) R
8 11 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.06%) TypeScript
9 7 (0.68%) C
9 7 (0.68%) Scala
10 4 (0.39%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.29%) C++
12 2 (0.19%) Cypher
12 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.19%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.096%) Perl
13 1 (0.096%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 155 (14.95%) Degree
2 84 (8.10%) TOGAF Certification
3 72 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 41 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.31%) MCP
6 24 (2.31%) MCSE
7 14 (1.35%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.06%) CCIE
8 11 (1.06%) CCIE Service Provider
8 11 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.87%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.68%) PhD
11 6 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.096%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.096%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (17.45%) Data Quality
2 47 (4.53%) GDPR
3 42 (4.05%) QA
4 14 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.48%) COBIT
6 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.29%) NIST
8 2 (0.19%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.19%) GRC
9 1 (0.096%) COREP
9 1 (0.096%) MiFID
System Software
1 42 (4.05%) Docker
2 24 (2.31%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.68%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.09%) Terraform
3 14 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.06%) Ansible
5 10 (0.96%) Consul
6 3 (0.29%) Oozie
6 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.19%) Istio
8 1 (0.096%) Grafana
8 1 (0.096%) Kibana
8 1 (0.096%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.096%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 172 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 147 (14.18%) Databricks
3 91 (8.78%) Oracle
4 81 (7.81%) Informatica
5 74 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 73 (7.04%) Google
7 70 (6.75%) MuleSoft
8 41 (3.95%) SAP
9 40 (3.86%) Talend
10 39 (3.76%) Teradata
11 29 (2.80%) Adobe
12 25 (2.41%) Apple
13 22 (2.12%) Alteryx
14 19 (1.83%) IBM
15 15 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
16 14 (1.35%) Cloudera
17 13 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
17 13 (1.25%) Cadence
17 13 (1.25%) Cisco
17 13 (1.25%) VMware