Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 408 439 490
Rank change year-on-year +31 +51 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 566 721 865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.67% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 435 545 669
10th Percentile £52,500 £55,102 £57,500
25th Percentile £67,125 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
75th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £117,500 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%

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 77,560 107,892 143,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,019 87,607 115,290
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 +28 498 £80,000 - 121
London +35 261 £85,000 - 54
UK excluding London +56 253 £72,500 -3.33% 66
Work from Home -80 88 £75,000 -1.32% 17
North of England +67 81 £80,000 +14.29% 26
South East +61 46 £75,000 -3.23% 10
North West +56 42 £75,000 +7.14% 10
Yorkshire +18 37 £80,000 +18.52% 14
East of England +19 35 £95,000 +26.67% 13
South West +22 30 £52,000 -19.88% 2
Midlands +2 28 £70,000 -9.68% 11
West Midlands +13 26 £70,000 +1.45% 10
Scotland +15 22 £50,000 -25.93% 2
Wales +42 11 £57,500 +4.55% 2
North East +12 3 £66,000 -17.50% 2
East Midlands 0 2 £70,000 -26.32% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 262 (46.29%) Azure
2 250 (44.17%) Data Architecture
3 248 (43.82%) Data Modelling
4 243 (42.93%) Data Warehouse
5 238 (42.05%) Analytics
6 209 (36.93%) AWS
7 205 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
8 189 (33.39%) SQL
9 155 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (26.68%) ETL
11 147 (25.97%) Big Data
12 131 (23.14%) Data Management
13 128 (22.61%) Python
14 121 (21.38%) Data Lake
15 109 (19.26%) SQL Server
16 106 (18.73%) Data Science
17 101 (17.84%) Data Strategy
18 95 (16.78%) GCP
19 90 (15.90%) Finance
20 83 (14.66%) Microsoft
21 81 (14.31%) Migration
21 81 (14.31%) Power Platform
22 80 (14.13%) Power BI
23 79 (13.96%) Data Governance
24 76 (13.43%) Hadoop
24 76 (13.43%) Azure Data Factory
25 74 (13.07%) Apache Spark
26 71 (12.54%) NoSQL
27 70 (12.37%) Data Engineering
28 68 (12.01%) Amazon Redshift

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 74 (13.07%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.83%) Apache
3 11 (1.94%) Apache Airflow
3 11 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.88%) SAS
5 4 (0.71%) GlassFish
5 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.53%) Mule
6 3 (0.53%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.35%) Confluence
7 2 (0.35%) Liferay
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.18%) Appian
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.71%) Magento
4 3 (0.53%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 262 (46.29%) Azure
2 209 (36.93%) AWS
3 95 (16.78%) GCP
4 81 (14.31%) Power Platform
5 76 (13.43%) Azure Data Factory
6 36 (6.36%) Amazon EMR
7 23 (4.06%) IaaS
7 23 (4.06%) PaaS
8 19 (3.36%) IBM Cloud
9 18 (3.18%) Amazon S3
9 18 (3.18%) SaaS
10 15 (2.65%) Serverless
11 10 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
12 9 (1.59%) Cloud Functions
12 9 (1.59%) Google Data Studio
12 9 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.06%) Wireless
2 5 (0.88%) Skype
3 4 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (42.93%) Data Warehouse
2 147 (25.97%) Big Data
3 121 (21.38%) Data Lake
4 109 (19.26%) SQL Server
5 80 (14.13%) Power BI
6 76 (13.43%) Hadoop
7 71 (12.54%) NoSQL
8 68 (12.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 47 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 42 (7.42%) Amazon Athena
11 38 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 37 (6.54%) Tableau
13 33 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 32 (5.65%) Snowflake Schema
15 29 (5.12%) Electronic Patient Records
16 26 (4.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 26 (4.59%) Neo4j
17 24 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
18 22 (3.89%) Data Mart
18 22 (3.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 19 (3.36%) Vagrant
3 11 (1.94%) ERwin
3 11 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.24%) Spinnaker
5 5 (0.88%) JIRA
6 4 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.53%) kappa
8 2 (0.35%) Flyway
8 2 (0.35%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) ER Studio
9 1 (0.18%) GitLab
9 1 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.18%) RStudio
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 90 (15.90%) Finance
2 36 (6.36%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.65%) Retail
4 28 (4.95%) Marketing
5 22 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.65%) Banking
6 15 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.41%) Legal
7 8 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.06%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.71%) Avionics
9 4 (0.71%) Electronics
9 4 (0.71%) German Language
9 4 (0.71%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 2 (0.35%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.54%) Kafka
2 24 (4.24%) Spark Streaming
3 13 (2.30%) Web Services
4 11 (1.94%) REST
5 9 (1.59%) .NET
6 7 (1.24%) Middleware
6 7 (1.24%) Node.js
7 6 (1.06%) Apache NiFi
7 6 (1.06%) JSON
8 5 (0.88%) Samza
9 4 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.71%) Esper
9 4 (0.71%) MDX
9 4 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.53%) ODBC
10 3 (0.53%) PySpark
10 3 (0.53%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.35%) COM
11 2 (0.35%) XML
12 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.48%) Data Structures
3 38 (6.71%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.71%) Life Science
5 15 (2.65%) Reference Data
6 14 (2.47%) Reinsurance
7 12 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.12%) User Experience
8 11 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.59%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.06%) Blog
11 5 (0.88%) Social Media
12 4 (0.71%) FMCG
12 4 (0.71%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.53%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.53%) CMDB
13 3 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.30%) Windows
2 8 (1.41%) Linux
3 6 (1.06%) Unix
4 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (44.17%) Data Architecture
2 248 (43.82%) Data Modelling
3 238 (42.05%) Analytics
4 205 (36.22%) Business Intelligence
5 155 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
6 151 (26.68%) ETL
7 131 (23.14%) Data Management
8 106 (18.73%) Data Science
9 101 (17.84%) Data Strategy
10 81 (14.31%) Migration
11 79 (13.96%) Data Governance
12 70 (12.37%) Data Engineering
13 65 (11.48%) Visualisation
14 63 (11.13%) Machine Learning
15 62 (10.95%) Data Integration
16 60 (10.60%) Data Analytics
16 60 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
17 53 (9.36%) TOGAF
17 53 (9.36%) Translating Business Requirements
18 50 (8.83%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 189 (33.39%) SQL
2 128 (22.61%) Python
3 37 (6.54%) Java
4 17 (3.00%) Scala
5 16 (2.83%) R
6 13 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.30%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.94%) C#
8 9 (1.59%) Go
9 8 (1.41%) ABAP
10 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.88%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.71%) C
13 2 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.18%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.18%) Perl
14 1 (0.18%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (7.42%) Degree
2 32 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.71%) MCP
8 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.18%) CISM
8 1 (0.18%) CISSP
8 1 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.18%) PhD
8 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (11.66%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.83%) GDPR
3 8 (1.41%) QA
4 6 (1.06%) CDISC
5 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 35 (6.18%) Docker
2 19 (3.36%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.71%) HDFS
4 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (6.89%) Kubernetes
2 28 (4.95%) Terraform
3 27 (4.77%) Ansible
4 19 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.18%) Grafana
5 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 83 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.66%) Databricks
2 66 (11.66%) Google
3 51 (9.01%) Oracle
4 50 (8.83%) Informatica
5 42 (7.42%) SAP
6 40 (7.07%) Cloudera
6 40 (7.07%) Talend
7 37 (6.54%) IBM
8 26 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (4.42%) Hortonworks
10 12 (2.12%) Teradata
11 9 (1.59%) Siebel
12 8 (1.41%) Alteryx
13 7 (1.24%) Sparx
14 6 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
15 5 (0.88%) Ab Initio
15 5 (0.88%) MuleSoft
16 4 (0.71%) Cognos
16 4 (0.71%) VMware