Period
to 29 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Architect was £84,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 409 432 486
Rank change year-on-year +23 +54 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Architect 988 327 769
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 691 247 592
10th Percentile £62,500 £52,650 £53,875
25th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £84,000 £80,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
75th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £92,625
90th Percentile £111,250 £122,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%

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 117,496 51,552 129,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.27% 95.11% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 81,554 43,381 104,935
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +9 877 £85,000 +6.25% 105
London -35 464 £95,000 -2.56% 61
UK excluding London +2 437 £75,000 +7.14% 48
Work from Home -72 207 £92,500 +32.14% 24
North of England -33 145 £80,000 +14.29% 15
South East -53 119 £80,000 +23.08% 8
Yorkshire -41 71 £80,000 +6.67% 6
North West -68 68 £77,750 +11.07% 9
Midlands -69 65 £75,000 +7.14% 8
West Midlands -75 47 £75,000 +15.38% 6
East of England -75 47 £70,000 - 4
Scotland -47 36 £65,000 +30.00% 7
South West -72 26 £67,750 +0.37% 5
East Midlands -53 18 £75,000 -21.05% 2
North East -34 6 £60,000 +30.79%
Wales -44 4 £69,500 +23.56% 1

Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 454 (45.95%) Data Modelling
2 446 (45.14%) Azure
3 444 (44.94%) Analytics
4 402 (40.69%) Data Architecture
5 379 (38.36%) Data Warehouse
6 319 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
7 292 (29.55%) AWS
8 289 (29.25%) Social Skills
9 283 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
10 274 (27.73%) SQL
11 272 (27.53%) ETL
12 247 (25.00%) Data Management
13 228 (23.08%) Data Lake
14 221 (22.37%) Big Data
15 215 (21.76%) Microsoft
16 213 (21.56%) Data Governance
17 199 (20.14%) Finance
18 195 (19.74%) Data Strategy
19 192 (19.43%) GCP
20 181 (18.32%) Power Platform
21 171 (17.31%) Databricks
22 163 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
23 160 (16.19%) Data Quality
24 154 (15.59%) Migration
25 151 (15.28%) Python
25 151 (15.28%) SQL Server
25 151 (15.28%) Data Science
26 145 (14.68%) Artificial Intelligence
27 144 (14.57%) Power BI
28 141 (14.27%) TOGAF

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
1 124 (12.55%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.24%) Apache
3 15 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
4 14 (1.42%) CMS
4 14 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 11 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 9 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.71%) SAS
8 7 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.30%) Confluence
9 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.20%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.20%) IIS
10 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle BRM
2 6 (0.61%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Avolution ABACUS
6 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 446 (45.14%) Azure
2 292 (29.55%) AWS
3 192 (19.43%) GCP
4 181 (18.32%) Power Platform
5 127 (12.85%) Azure Data Factory
6 68 (6.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 62 (6.28%) PaaS
7 62 (6.28%) Snowflake
8 50 (5.06%) IaaS
9 42 (4.25%) Azure Machine Learning
10 37 (3.74%) Amazon EMR
11 29 (2.94%) SaaS
12 28 (2.83%) Microsoft 365
13 23 (2.33%) Google Data Studio
14 18 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
15 16 (1.62%) Amazon S3
15 16 (1.62%) Google Compute Engine
15 16 (1.62%) Serverless
16 14 (1.42%) Matillion
17 13 (1.32%) Collibra
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.72%) SSH
1 17 (1.72%) Wireless
2 12 (1.21%) DKIM
3 10 (1.01%) Broadband
4 4 (0.40%) DNS
5 2 (0.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.10%) LAN
6 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (38.36%) Data Warehouse
2 228 (23.08%) Data Lake
3 221 (22.37%) Big Data
4 151 (15.28%) SQL Server
5 144 (14.57%) Power BI
6 127 (12.85%) Metadata
7 124 (12.55%) Hadoop
8 78 (7.89%) NoSQL
9 73 (7.39%) Relational Database
10 72 (7.29%) Tableau
11 67 (6.78%) MySQL
12 66 (6.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 50 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
14 49 (4.96%) BigQuery
15 46 (4.66%) Apache Hive
16 42 (4.25%) Azure SQL Database
17 41 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 36 (3.64%) RDBMS
19 33 (3.34%) HBase
20 32 (3.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 42 (4.25%) ERwin
2 26 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.21%) ER Studio
5 9 (0.91%) JIRA
6 7 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
6 7 (0.71%) Spinnaker
6 7 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.51%) Subversion
8 4 (0.40%) GDB
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
9 3 (0.30%) Toad
9 3 (0.30%) TortoiseSVN
10 2 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.20%) Selenium
10 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 289 (29.25%) Social Skills
2 199 (20.14%) Finance
3 163 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
5 44 (4.45%) Banking
6 39 (3.95%) Law
7 36 (3.64%) Retail
8 32 (3.24%) Public Sector
9 27 (2.73%) Telecoms
10 26 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
11 16 (1.62%) Advertising
11 16 (1.62%) Legal
11 16 (1.62%) Marketing
12 15 (1.52%) Automotive
12 15 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.91%) Back Office
15 8 (0.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (0.71%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.71%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.36%) Kafka
2 45 (4.55%) Web Services
3 35 (3.54%) .NET
4 23 (2.33%) PySpark
5 22 (2.23%) XML
6 14 (1.42%) JSON
7 13 (1.32%) WSDL
8 12 (1.21%) REST
8 12 (1.21%) UDDI
9 10 (1.01%) SOAP
10 9 (0.91%) HTML
10 9 (0.91%) Middleware
10 9 (0.91%) Spark Streaming
11 6 (0.61%) MDX
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (0.61%) RESTful
12 4 (0.40%) React
13 3 (0.30%) ARM Templates
13 3 (0.30%) D3.js
13 3 (0.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.50%) Data Structures
2 68 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 40 (4.05%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.64%) Reference Data
4 36 (3.64%) Robotics
5 34 (3.44%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.24%) Virtual Team
7 28 (2.83%) Cloud Native
8 25 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 22 (2.23%) Taxonomies
10 16 (1.62%) Legacy Systems
11 12 (1.21%) Life Science
12 11 (1.11%) Social Media
13 10 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.81%) Reinsurance
15 8 (0.81%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 49 (4.96%) Linux
2 17 (1.72%) CentOS
2 17 (1.72%) Debian
2 17 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (1.72%) Ubuntu
3 8 (0.81%) Windows
4 5 (0.51%) Unix
5 2 (0.20%) Solaris
5 2 (0.20%) VMS
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (45.95%) Data Modelling
2 444 (44.94%) Analytics
3 402 (40.69%) Data Architecture
4 319 (32.29%) Business Intelligence
5 283 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
6 272 (27.53%) ETL
7 247 (25.00%) Data Management
8 213 (21.56%) Data Governance
9 195 (19.74%) Data Strategy
10 154 (15.59%) Migration
11 151 (15.28%) Data Science
12 145 (14.68%) Artificial Intelligence
13 141 (14.27%) TOGAF
14 134 (13.56%) Data Engineering
15 115 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
16 105 (10.63%) Data Analytics
17 104 (10.53%) Visualisation
18 96 (9.72%) Machine Learning
19 95 (9.62%) Data Pipeline
20 93 (9.41%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 274 (27.73%) SQL
2 151 (15.28%) Python
3 70 (7.09%) Java
4 31 (3.14%) T-SQL
5 28 (2.83%) Scala
6 27 (2.73%) PL/SQL
7 26 (2.63%) R
8 25 (2.53%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.92%) C++
10 17 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.81%) Go
12 7 (0.71%) C#
12 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.61%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.30%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.30%) C
15 2 (0.20%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.10%) Perl
16 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 100 (10.12%) Degree
2 71 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (5.87%) TOGAF Certification
4 57 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 52 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 27 (2.73%) MCSE
7 23 (2.33%) MCP
8 16 (1.62%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.30%) MCSA
10 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.20%) PhD
11 2 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.20%) Tableau Certification
12 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.10%) HND
12 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (16.19%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.13%) GDPR
3 16 (1.62%) QA
4 15 (1.52%) CDISC
5 8 (0.81%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.40%) PMO
7 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.10%) NCSC
System Software
1 40 (4.05%) Docker
2 26 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.71%) VirtualBox
4 5 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 35 (3.54%) Ansible
3 17 (1.72%) Terraform
4 11 (1.11%) Oozie
5 7 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 2 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.20%) Puppet
8 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 215 (21.76%) Microsoft
2 171 (17.31%) Databricks
3 90 (9.11%) Oracle
4 87 (8.81%) Google
5 86 (8.70%) Informatica
6 57 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (4.15%) MuleSoft
8 39 (3.95%) Cloudera
9 34 (3.44%) IBM
9 34 (3.44%) SAP
10 31 (3.14%) Hortonworks
11 23 (2.33%) Adobe
11 23 (2.33%) Apple
12 16 (1.62%) Talend
12 16 (1.62%) Teradata
13 15 (1.52%) StreamSets
14 13 (1.32%) CA Agile Central
14 13 (1.32%) Cognos
15 12 (1.21%) BiZZdesign
16 9 (0.91%) Cognizant