Period
to 29 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Data Architect was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Data Architect
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 661 1016 1093
Rank change year-on-year +355 +77 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Data Architect 27 53 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.038% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.040% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 21 50 64
Median annual salary £80,000 £85,000 £87,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £68,175
90th Percentile £127,500 £120,000 £107,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £75,000 £57,275 £80,000
% change year-on-year +30.95% -28.41% +14.29%

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 47,265 131,763 157,991
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 39,109 105,399 127,161
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Data Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Data Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Data Architect.

Salary trend for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Architect over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Data Architect in the UK

Senior Data Architect
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Data Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 29 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 +341 27 £80,000 -1.54% 8
London +275 20 £82,500 -19.51% 4
UK excluding London +290 7 £75,000 +30.95% 5
Midlands +135 5 £75,000 -28.57% 1
East Midlands - 5 £75,000 - 1
South East +203 2 - -
Work from Home +28 1 - - 1

Senior Data Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, Senior 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 Senior Data Architect in the job title.

1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) AWS
2 13 (48.15%) Big Data
3 12 (44.44%) Analytics
4 11 (40.74%) Apache Spark
4 11 (40.74%) Kafka
4 11 (40.74%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
5 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) Migration
5 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
5 10 (37.04%) Hadoop
6 9 (33.33%) HBase
7 8 (29.63%) Data Governance
7 8 (29.63%) Data Architecture
7 8 (29.63%) ETL
7 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) Snowflake Schema
8 7 (25.93%) Scrum
8 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) Degree
8 7 (25.93%) JSON
8 7 (25.93%) Azure
9 6 (22.22%) Data Quality
9 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence

Senior 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 11 (40.74%) Apache Spark
2 4 (14.81%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (14.81%) nginx
2 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 3 (11.11%) CMS
4 2 (7.41%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.70%) Jupyter
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) AWS
2 7 (25.93%) Azure
3 6 (22.22%) GCP
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (18.52%) Amazon S3
4 5 (18.52%) Serverless
5 4 (14.81%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (14.81%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (14.81%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (14.81%) SaaS
6 2 (7.41%) PaaS
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon Neptune
7 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (3.70%) Azure Functions
7 1 (3.70%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) IaaS
7 1 (3.70%) Logic Apps
7 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) FTP
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) Big Data
2 11 (40.74%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (37.04%) Hadoop
3 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
4 9 (33.33%) HBase
5 7 (25.93%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (18.52%) MySQL
6 5 (18.52%) OLAP
6 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (14.81%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (14.81%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (14.81%) BigQuery
7 4 (14.81%) Flink
7 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
7 4 (14.81%) OLTP
7 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
7 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) ERwin
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (7.41%) ER Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Kafka
2 7 (25.93%) JSON
3 4 (14.81%) Apache Avro
3 4 (14.81%) GraphQL
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 3 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.70%) Anaconda
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Tez
5 1 (3.70%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (3.70%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.81%) Cloud Native
3 4 (14.81%) Replication
3 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (11.11%) Reference Data
5 2 (7.41%) Cybercrime
6 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (3.70%) Reinsurance
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Analytics
3 11 (40.74%) Data Modelling
4 10 (37.04%) Migration
5 8 (29.63%) Data Architecture
5 8 (29.63%) Data Governance
5 8 (29.63%) ETL
6 7 (25.93%) Scrum
7 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (22.22%) DevOps
7 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 6 (22.22%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (18.52%) IT Strategy
8 5 (18.52%) MapReduce
8 5 (18.52%) Metadata Management
8 5 (18.52%) Microservices
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 6 (22.22%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) R
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (22.22%) Master's Degree
3 3 (11.11%) AWS Certification
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Varnish
2 3 (11.11%) HDFS
3 2 (7.41%) vCloud
3 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Kibana
2 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.41%) vRealize
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Google
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) Databricks
6 1 (3.70%) Informatica
6 1 (3.70%) Palantir
6 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com