Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 498 524 609
Rank change year-on-year +26 +85 -114
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 723 866 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 551 710 587
UK median annual salary £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £57,275 £56,250 £51,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £102,500 £101,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,102 £68,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.62% -

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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +19 685 £80,000 +6.67% 104
London +75 374 £87,500 +2.94% 41
UK excluding London -17 333 £70,102 +3.09% 71
South East +15 119 £80,000 +17.65% 10
North of England +37 74 £61,000 -12.86% 24
East of England +64 51 £80,000 +21.21% 12
North West +35 44 £61,000 -12.86% 14
Midlands -23 41 £70,000 -3.45% 13
West Midlands +12 35 £70,000 +12.00% 9
South West -12 22 £63,500 -12.41% 4
Scotland +17 21 £75,000 +25.00% 8
North East +29 15 £61,138 +1.90% 1
Yorkshire +2 15 £60,000 -17.24% 9
Wales +4 5 £85,000 +56.68%
East Midlands -10 5 £97,500 +8.33% 3

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 311 (43.02%) Data Modelling
2 310 (42.88%) Analytics
3 279 (38.59%) Data Architecture
4 271 (37.48%) Data Warehouse
5 266 (36.79%) Big Data
6 241 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 240 (33.20%) Azure
7 240 (33.20%) AWS
8 186 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
9 185 (25.59%) SQL
10 171 (23.65%) ETL
11 154 (21.30%) Data Management
12 153 (21.16%) Finance
13 146 (20.19%) Hadoop
14 133 (18.40%) Data Strategy
15 128 (17.70%) Apache Spark
16 121 (16.74%) Data Science
17 119 (16.46%) Python
18 116 (16.04%) Data Governance
19 107 (14.80%) NoSQL
20 106 (14.66%) SQL Server
21 105 (14.52%) Data Analytics
22 103 (14.25%) Relational Database
23 102 (14.11%) Data Quality
23 102 (14.11%) Microsoft
24 101 (13.97%) Machine Learning
25 97 (13.42%) Oracle
25 97 (13.42%) Data Lake
26 94 (13.00%) Data Integration
27 86 (11.89%) Mentoring

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
1 128 (17.70%) Apache Spark
2 33 (4.56%) Apache
3 16 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.07%) Apache Airflow
5 13 (1.80%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.69%) SAS
7 4 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.14%) Confluence
10 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (1.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.41%) PolarLake
3 3 (0.41%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 240 (33.20%) AWS
1 240 (33.20%) Azure
2 81 (11.20%) GCP
3 78 (10.79%) Power Platform
4 47 (6.50%) Azure Data Factory
5 38 (5.26%) Amazon S3
6 31 (4.29%) PaaS
7 26 (3.60%) Amazon EMR
8 22 (3.04%) SaaS
9 18 (2.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 18 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (1.94%) IaaS
10 14 (1.94%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
12 9 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.24%) Office 365
13 7 (0.97%) Serverless
14 5 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.69%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (0.83%) VXLAN
3 4 (0.55%) ATM
3 4 (0.55%) Cisco Firepower
3 4 (0.55%) Firewall
4 2 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.14%) ICMP
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
5 1 (0.14%) SMS
5 1 (0.14%) SNMP
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) Telnet
5 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.14%) VPN
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (37.48%) Data Warehouse
2 266 (36.79%) Big Data
3 146 (20.19%) Hadoop
4 107 (14.80%) NoSQL
5 106 (14.66%) SQL Server
6 103 (14.25%) Relational Database
7 97 (13.42%) Data Lake
8 80 (11.07%) Apache Hive
9 78 (10.79%) Power BI
10 69 (9.54%) Amazon Redshift
11 59 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 47 (6.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 33 (4.56%) MySQL
14 31 (4.29%) HBase
15 30 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 30 (4.15%) MongoDB
15 30 (4.15%) RDBMS
16 29 (4.01%) Apache Cassandra
16 29 (4.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 29 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.38%) ERwin
3 10 (1.38%) JIRA
4 9 (1.24%) Artifactory
4 9 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (1.24%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.41%) LSMW
7 2 (0.28%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.14%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.14%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 153 (21.16%) Finance
2 53 (7.33%) Banking
3 48 (6.64%) Retail
4 28 (3.87%) Public Sector
5 22 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.63%) Marketing
8 14 (1.94%) Advertising
9 13 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.66%) Legal
11 11 (1.52%) Automotive
12 5 (0.69%) Electronics
13 3 (0.41%) Front Office
14 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.14%) Back Office
15 1 (0.14%) Games
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (7.88%) Kafka
2 17 (2.35%) Web Services
3 16 (2.21%) TensorFlow
4 13 (1.80%) Lambda Expressions
4 13 (1.80%) Spark Streaming
5 12 (1.66%) Keras
6 10 (1.38%) Theano
7 9 (1.24%) Apache Beam
8 7 (0.97%) Middleware
8 7 (0.97%) Node.js
9 6 (0.83%) .NET
9 6 (0.83%) J2EE
9 6 (0.83%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (0.69%) REST
11 4 (0.55%) RESTful
11 4 (0.55%) ZeroMQ
12 3 (0.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.87%) Algorithms
3 28 (3.87%) Data Structures
4 27 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 19 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.49%) Cloud Native
7 14 (1.94%) Reference Data
8 12 (1.66%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.52%) Taxonomies
10 10 (1.38%) CUDA
10 10 (1.38%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.11%) Life Science
11 8 (1.11%) User Experience
12 7 (0.97%) Clustering
13 6 (0.83%) Blog
13 6 (0.83%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.98%) Linux
2 15 (2.07%) Unix
3 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (0.69%) VME
4 4 (0.55%) Windows
5 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (43.02%) Data Modelling
2 310 (42.88%) Analytics
3 279 (38.59%) Data Architecture
4 241 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 186 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
6 171 (23.65%) ETL
7 154 (21.30%) Data Management
8 133 (18.40%) Data Strategy
9 121 (16.74%) Data Science
10 116 (16.04%) Data Governance
11 105 (14.52%) Data Analytics
12 101 (13.97%) Machine Learning
13 94 (13.00%) Data Integration
14 86 (11.89%) Mentoring
15 82 (11.34%) TOGAF
16 80 (11.07%) Artificial Intelligence
17 77 (10.65%) Information Management
18 74 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (10.10%) Visualisation
20 63 (8.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 185 (25.59%) SQL
2 119 (16.46%) Python
3 82 (11.34%) Java
4 23 (3.18%) Scala
5 21 (2.90%) PL/SQL
6 18 (2.49%) C
7 15 (2.07%) R
8 13 (1.80%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.52%) C++
10 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (0.55%) Go
11 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.41%) ABAP
13 2 (0.28%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 73 (10.10%) Degree
2 19 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
5 12 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.52%) PhD
7 9 (1.24%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.97%) CCIE
9 6 (0.83%) CCNA
9 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.69%) CCNP
10 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.69%) MCSE
11 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.41%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.28%) MBA
14 1 (0.14%) CISM
14 1 (0.14%) CISSP
14 1 (0.14%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (14.11%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.90%) QA
3 10 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.69%) COBIT
4 5 (0.69%) GDPR
5 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) GMP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (3.60%) HDFS
2 24 (3.32%) Docker
3 11 (1.52%) Apache Flume
4 10 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.24%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (4.56%) Hadoop YARN
2 24 (3.32%) Ansible
3 12 (1.66%) Terraform
4 11 (1.52%) Oozie
5 10 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.24%) Ambari
6 9 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (0.83%) Puppet
8 4 (0.55%) Salt
9 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 97 (13.42%) Oracle
3 74 (10.24%) Google
4 65 (8.99%) Tableau
5 47 (6.50%) SAP
6 39 (5.39%) Hortonworks
6 39 (5.39%) Talend
7 38 (5.26%) IBM
8 37 (5.12%) Cloudera
9 33 (4.56%) Teradata
10 26 (3.60%) Databricks
11 23 (3.18%) Informatica
12 16 (2.21%) Cisco
13 15 (2.07%) VMware
14 10 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.97%) Cognos
15 7 (0.97%) Sparx
16 6 (0.83%) F5
16 6 (0.83%) Sybase
17 5 (0.69%) EMC