Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 427 459 486
Rank change year-on-year +32 +27 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 396 764 925
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.63% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 324 607 802
Median annual salary £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% - +3.33%
10th Percentile £48,900 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £114,250 £115,000 £104,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £68,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +6.62% +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 60,915 120,517 145,694
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,425 97,597 117,937
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Architect in the UK

Data Architect
Top 17 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 22 January 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 +13 342 £80,000 +3.23% 98
London +62 192 £95,000 +18.75% 48
UK excluding London +54 176 £70,000 -3.45% 48
North of England +77 65 £73,750 +19.92% 15
Work from Home -46 52 £67,500 -10.00% 12
North West +69 36 £70,000 +7.69% 9
South East +91 27 £71,250 -10.94% 4
Scotland +56 26 £50,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +47 25 £76,250 +28.15% 6
Midlands +36 22 £65,500 -12.67% 9
South West +68 17 £72,500 +16.37% 3
West Midlands +23 17 £65,000 -10.34% 9
East of England +43 13 £95,000 +26.67% 12
East Midlands +51 5 £95,000 +18.75%
Wales +50 5 £48,900 -42.47% 1
North East +23 4 £47,500 -17.07%
Northern Ireland +14 1 - -

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 186 (46.97%) Azure
2 164 (41.41%) Data Warehouse
3 156 (39.39%) Data Modelling
3 156 (39.39%) Data Architecture
4 148 (37.37%) Analytics
5 140 (35.35%) AWS
6 136 (34.34%) SQL
7 129 (32.58%) Business Intelligence
8 107 (27.02%) Big Data
9 104 (26.26%) ETL
10 103 (26.01%) Data Lake
11 102 (25.76%) Python
12 90 (22.73%) SQL Server
13 86 (21.72%) Data Management
14 76 (19.19%) Finance
15 72 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
16 67 (16.92%) Amazon Redshift
16 67 (16.92%) DevOps
17 65 (16.41%) GCP
18 64 (16.16%) Databricks
19 61 (15.40%) Java
20 60 (15.15%) Microsoft
20 60 (15.15%) Migration
21 54 (13.64%) Hadoop
22 53 (13.38%) Azure Data Factory
23 49 (12.37%) Data Governance
24 47 (11.87%) Kubernetes
24 47 (11.87%) Data Science
24 47 (11.87%) Data Strategy
25 46 (11.62%) Power Platform

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 44 (11.11%) Apache
2 40 (10.10%) Apache Spark
3 17 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.78%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.76%) SAS
5 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.51%) Liferay
6 2 (0.51%) Mule
6 2 (0.51%) Mule ESB
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.26%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 186 (46.97%) Azure
2 140 (35.35%) AWS
3 65 (16.41%) GCP
4 53 (13.38%) Azure Data Factory
5 46 (11.62%) Power Platform
6 32 (8.08%) PaaS
7 31 (7.83%) SaaS
8 29 (7.32%) IaaS
9 27 (6.82%) Serverless
10 25 (6.31%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
11 24 (6.06%) Apigee
12 16 (4.04%) Amazon S3
13 12 (3.03%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
14 9 (2.27%) Route 53
14 9 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.03%) Skype
2 5 (1.26%) SAN
3 4 (1.01%) Firewall
3 4 (1.01%) HTTP
3 4 (1.01%) VSAN
4 3 (0.76%) Wireless
5 2 (0.51%) Internet
6 1 (0.25%) AMQP
6 1 (0.25%) DHCP
6 1 (0.25%) DNS
6 1 (0.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (41.41%) Data Warehouse
2 107 (27.02%) Big Data
3 103 (26.01%) Data Lake
4 90 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 67 (16.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 54 (13.64%) Hadoop
7 46 (11.62%) Power BI
8 41 (10.35%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (9.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (7.07%) MySQL
13 26 (6.57%) NoSQL
14 24 (6.06%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 23 (5.81%) Apache Hive
15 23 (5.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 22 (5.56%) Relational Database
17 21 (5.30%) Snowflake Schema
18 19 (4.80%) Amazon Athena
19 15 (3.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 24 (6.06%) Artifactory
2 24 (6.06%) GitLab
3 12 (3.03%) ERwin
4 7 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.76%) JIRA
7 2 (0.51%) ER Studio
7 2 (0.51%) Flyway
7 2 (0.51%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.51%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (19.19%) Finance
2 37 (9.34%) Banking
3 31 (7.83%) Public Sector
4 26 (6.57%) Back Office
5 22 (5.56%) Retail
6 16 (4.04%) Marketing
7 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.26%) German Language
9 4 (1.01%) Avionics
10 2 (0.51%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Front Office
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.08%) Web Services
2 26 (6.57%) Kafka
3 24 (6.06%) gRPC
3 24 (6.06%) OAuth
3 24 (6.06%) Swagger
4 10 (2.53%) JSON
5 9 (2.27%) .NET
5 9 (2.27%) REST
6 8 (2.02%) RESTful
7 7 (1.77%) Apache Beam
7 7 (1.77%) Node.js
8 5 (1.26%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.26%) Esper
8 5 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (1.26%) Samza
9 4 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
9 4 (1.01%) J2EE
9 4 (1.01%) Middleware
9 4 (1.01%) Spark Streaming
9 4 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.82%) Data Structures
3 25 (6.31%) Hedge funds
4 17 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.78%) Life Science
6 10 (2.53%) Reference Data
7 9 (2.27%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.02%) Social Media
9 6 (1.52%) Blog
10 5 (1.26%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.26%) Reinsurance
10 5 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.01%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.01%) User Experience
12 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.76%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.51%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.27%) Windows
2 4 (1.01%) Linux
3 2 (0.51%) Unix
3 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (39.39%) Data Architecture
1 156 (39.39%) Data Modelling
2 148 (37.37%) Analytics
3 129 (32.58%) Business Intelligence
4 104 (26.26%) ETL
5 86 (21.72%) Data Management
6 72 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (16.92%) DevOps
8 60 (15.15%) Migration
9 49 (12.37%) Data Governance
10 47 (11.87%) Data Science
10 47 (11.87%) Data Strategy
11 46 (11.62%) Enterprise Architecture
12 45 (11.36%) Data Analytics
13 41 (10.35%) Machine Learning
14 39 (9.85%) TOGAF
14 39 (9.85%) Visualisation
15 36 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 32 (8.08%) Technology Roadmap
17 30 (7.58%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 136 (34.34%) SQL
2 102 (25.76%) Python
3 61 (15.40%) Java
4 20 (5.05%) R
5 13 (3.28%) Scala
6 11 (2.78%) C#
6 11 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.27%) Go
7 9 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.02%) ABAP
9 5 (1.26%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.76%) Ruby
11 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.25%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.25%) C
12 1 (0.25%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (6.06%) Sun Certification
2 22 (5.56%) Degree
3 9 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (1.52%) AWS Certification
7 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.51%) MCP
9 1 (0.25%) CCNP
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) MCTS
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.60%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.28%) GDPR
3 7 (1.77%) QA
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (9.60%) Docker
2 6 (1.52%) HDFS
2 6 (1.52%) vSphere
3 4 (1.01%) vCloud
3 4 (1.01%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (11.87%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.53%) Terraform
3 7 (1.77%) vCenter Server
3 7 (1.77%) vRealize
4 4 (1.01%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 64 (16.16%) Databricks
2 60 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.34%) Google
4 29 (7.32%) Oracle
4 29 (7.32%) SAP
5 19 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (4.55%) IBM
7 16 (4.04%) Informatica
8 15 (3.79%) Talend
9 14 (3.54%) Sparx
10 12 (3.03%) Cloudera
11 8 (2.02%) Teradata
11 8 (2.02%) VMware
12 7 (1.77%) Ab Initio
13 5 (1.26%) Dell
13 5 (1.26%) Siebel
13 5 (1.26%) Yahoo!
14 4 (1.01%) Alteryx
14 4 (1.01%) EMC
14 4 (1.01%) Fortinet