Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 491 527
Rank change year-on-year +95 +36 +88
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 314 724 863
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.56% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 249 588 754
Median annual salary £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £53,750 £57,275 £55,375
90th Percentile £143,750 £110,000 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £71,301 £68,000
% change year-on-year -5.33% +4.85% +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 46,376 130,139 156,814
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,335 103,792 126,328
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +106 299 £85,000 +6.25% 67
London +89 166 £112,500 +30.81% 31
UK excluding London +130 146 £67,500 -5.33% 38
North of England +144 49 £70,000 +14.75% 19
Midlands +136 41 £70,000 - 2
North West +116 28 £70,000 +14.75% 10
West Midlands +96 27 £70,000 -
South East +118 24 £63,750 -20.31% 8
Work from Home +19 19 £66,250 -10.17% 9
Yorkshire +130 18 £65,000 +8.33% 8
East Midlands +101 14 £95,000 -2.56% 2
South West +108 12 £63,750 +4.94% 2
Scotland +82 8 £52,500 -30.00% 1
East of England +93 7 £67,500 -10.00% 4
Wales +51 4 £54,200 -36.24% 1
North East +12 3 £47,500 -22.31% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 136 (43.31%) Azure
2 133 (42.36%) Data Warehouse
3 124 (39.49%) SQL
4 115 (36.62%) AWS
5 108 (34.39%) Analytics
6 103 (32.80%) Data Modelling
7 97 (30.89%) Finance
8 96 (30.57%) SQL Server
9 92 (29.30%) Java
9 92 (29.30%) Python
9 92 (29.30%) Big Data
10 85 (27.07%) Data Architecture
11 79 (25.16%) DevOps
12 76 (24.20%) Business Intelligence
13 73 (23.25%) GCP
13 73 (23.25%) Data Lake
14 68 (21.66%) Microservices
15 67 (21.34%) ETL
16 66 (21.02%) Amazon Redshift
17 65 (20.70%) Kubernetes
18 64 (20.38%) PostgreSQL
18 64 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (20.38%) Banking
19 63 (20.06%) Apache
20 61 (19.43%) Serverless
21 60 (19.11%) Web Services
21 60 (19.11%) MySQL
21 60 (19.11%) Mentoring
22 59 (18.79%) Migration
22 59 (18.79%) Back Office

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 63 (20.06%) Apache
2 40 (12.74%) Apache Spark
3 15 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.55%) CMS
5 7 (2.23%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (1.91%) SAS
7 4 (1.27%) nginx
7 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.64%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.32%) Mule
10 1 (0.32%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.59%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (1.27%) Eikon
4 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 136 (43.31%) Azure
2 115 (36.62%) AWS
3 73 (23.25%) GCP
4 61 (19.43%) Serverless
5 58 (18.47%) AWS Lambda
6 56 (17.83%) Amazon ECS
7 52 (16.56%) Apigee
8 32 (10.19%) SaaS
9 27 (8.60%) Power Platform
10 25 (7.96%) PaaS
11 24 (7.64%) IaaS
12 20 (6.37%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (3.18%) Amazon S3
14 7 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (1.27%) Amazon EKS
17 3 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
17 3 (0.96%) Office 365
18 2 (0.64%) Azure Stack
18 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.87%) Skype
2 7 (2.23%) FTP
3 6 (1.91%) Firewall
4 5 (1.59%) SAN
5 4 (1.27%) VSAN
6 3 (0.96%) DHCP
6 3 (0.96%) DNS
6 3 (0.96%) Wireless
7 2 (0.64%) Broadband
8 1 (0.32%) AMQP
8 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (42.36%) Data Warehouse
2 96 (30.57%) SQL Server
3 92 (29.30%) Big Data
4 73 (23.25%) Data Lake
5 66 (21.02%) Amazon Redshift
6 64 (20.38%) PostgreSQL
7 60 (19.11%) MySQL
8 56 (17.83%) Hadoop
9 27 (8.60%) Power BI
10 25 (7.96%) HBase
10 25 (7.96%) NoSQL
11 24 (7.64%) Relational Database
12 21 (6.69%) Apache Hive
12 21 (6.69%) RDBMS
13 18 (5.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (4.78%) OLAP
14 15 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (4.46%) OLTP
15 14 (4.46%) Snowflake Schema
15 14 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (17.20%) Jenkins
2 52 (16.56%) Artifactory
2 52 (16.56%) GitLab
3 18 (5.73%) ERwin
4 7 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.59%) JIRA
5 5 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.27%) ER Studio
6 4 (1.27%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.64%) GDB
7 2 (0.64%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.64%) Sourcetree
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (30.89%) Finance
2 64 (20.38%) Banking
3 59 (18.79%) Back Office
4 18 (5.73%) Retail
5 12 (3.82%) Marketing
6 5 (1.59%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (19.11%) Web Services
2 52 (16.56%) gRPC
2 52 (16.56%) OAuth
2 52 (16.56%) Swagger
3 40 (12.74%) Kafka
4 14 (4.46%) JSON
5 9 (2.87%) J2EE
5 9 (2.87%) REST
6 8 (2.55%) RESTful
7 7 (2.23%) .NET
7 7 (2.23%) Apache Beam
7 7 (2.23%) XML
8 5 (1.59%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.59%) Apache Avro
8 5 (1.59%) Apache NiFi
8 5 (1.59%) Middleware
9 4 (1.27%) CSS
9 4 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.27%) GraphQL
9 4 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.56%) Hedge funds
2 28 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.01%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 14 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.55%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.23%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.23%) Social Media
8 5 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.27%) Blog
9 4 (1.27%) Clustering
9 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.27%) Replication
9 4 (1.27%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.64%) Derivative
11 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.23%) Linux
2 6 (1.91%) Windows
3 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (34.39%) Analytics
2 103 (32.80%) Data Modelling
3 85 (27.07%) Data Architecture
4 79 (25.16%) DevOps
5 76 (24.20%) Business Intelligence
6 68 (21.66%) Microservices
7 67 (21.34%) ETL
8 64 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
9 60 (19.11%) Mentoring
10 59 (18.79%) Migration
11 58 (18.47%) Asset Management
12 55 (17.52%) Technology Roadmap
13 54 (17.20%) Data Governance
13 54 (17.20%) Investment Management
14 53 (16.88%) Data Management
15 42 (13.38%) Data Strategy
16 39 (12.42%) Data Integration
17 37 (11.78%) Logical Data Model
18 35 (11.15%) Enterprise Architecture
19 32 (10.19%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 124 (39.49%) SQL
2 92 (29.30%) Java
2 92 (29.30%) Python
3 21 (6.69%) Scala
4 16 (5.10%) R
5 10 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.87%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.23%) C#
8 5 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.27%) C
9 4 (1.27%) Ruby
10 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (16.56%) Sun Certification
2 27 (8.60%) Degree
3 18 (5.73%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.50%) Master's Degree
7 10 (3.18%) AWS Certification
8 9 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.59%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.96%) RIBA
11 2 (0.64%) MCSA
11 2 (0.64%) MCSE
11 2 (0.64%) MCTS
11 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.32%) CCNP
12 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.32%) PhD
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.61%) Data Quality
2 12 (3.82%) QA
3 10 (3.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (18.15%) Docker
2 18 (5.73%) HDFS
3 8 (2.55%) vSphere
4 6 (1.91%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.27%) Varnish
5 4 (1.27%) vCloud
5 4 (1.27%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (20.70%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.87%) Terraform
3 8 (2.55%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (2.23%) Kibana
4 7 (2.23%) vRealize
5 6 (1.91%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.64%) Ansible
6 2 (0.64%) SCCM
6 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 59 (18.79%) Google
2 40 (12.74%) Microsoft
3 35 (11.15%) Databricks
4 31 (9.87%) Oracle
5 22 (7.01%) IBM
6 17 (5.41%) Tableau
7 14 (4.46%) VMware
8 12 (3.82%) SAP
9 11 (3.50%) Sparx
9 11 (3.50%) Talend
10 6 (1.91%) MuleSoft
11 5 (1.59%) Dell
11 5 (1.59%) Netezza
11 5 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.59%) Teradata
12 4 (1.27%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.27%) Cloudera
12 4 (1.27%) EMC
12 4 (1.27%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.96%) Palantir