Period
to 26 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £68,500 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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

Data Engineer
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 143 162
Rank change year-on-year +55 +19 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 239 86 250
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.39% 1.87% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 1.99% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 206 71 225
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £49,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £51,875 £60,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.48% -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £81,250 £85,625 £93,750
90th Percentile £89,375 £92,500 £108,250
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% -6.90% +3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Permanent vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 6,580 4,318 12,065
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 93.69% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,877 3,789 10,641
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £36,000
25th Percentile £53,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £98,750 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in Central London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in Central London.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in Central London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 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
City of London +42 211 £70,000 +3.70% 53
West End of London -3 5 £90,000 +46.94% 1
Camden - 4 £68,500 -
City of Westminster -11 3 £75,000 -16.67% 1
Southwark - 3 - -
Lambeth - 2 £60,000 - 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 2 £64,500 -
Data Engineer
London

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, Data Engineer 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 across the Central London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 151 (63.18%) Python
2 150 (62.76%) SQL
3 124 (51.88%) Analytics
4 112 (46.86%) AWS
5 93 (38.91%) Data Warehouse
6 89 (37.24%) ETL
7 86 (35.98%) Data Pipeline
8 83 (34.73%) Java
9 82 (34.31%) Azure
10 76 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (30.96%) Apache Spark
12 71 (29.71%) Data Modelling
13 70 (29.29%) Big Data
13 70 (29.29%) Data Engineering
14 69 (28.87%) Data Science
15 60 (25.10%) Scala
16 56 (23.43%) Data Lake
17 50 (20.92%) Finance
18 44 (18.41%) Kafka
19 43 (17.99%) Business Intelligence
20 39 (16.32%) Amazon Redshift
21 38 (15.90%) GCP
22 37 (15.48%) Databricks
22 37 (15.48%) Hadoop
23 36 (15.06%) Power BI
23 36 (15.06%) Power Platform
24 34 (14.23%) DevOps
24 34 (14.23%) Scrum
25 33 (13.81%) Data Quality
26 31 (12.97%) Machine Learning

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (30.96%) Apache Spark
2 22 (9.21%) Apache
3 20 (8.37%) Apache Airflow
4 13 (5.44%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (5.02%) SAS
6 3 (1.26%) Tornado
7 2 (0.84%) Confluence
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Pulsar
Applications
1 15 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 112 (46.86%) AWS
2 82 (34.31%) Azure
3 38 (15.90%) GCP
4 36 (15.06%) Power Platform
5 30 (12.55%) Azure Data Factory
6 25 (10.46%) Amazon S3
7 19 (7.95%) Snowflake
8 17 (7.11%) Serverless
9 15 (6.28%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (5.86%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (5.02%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (4.18%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (3.35%) GitHub
15 7 (2.93%) Amazon SageMaker
15 7 (2.93%) AWS Step Functions
16 6 (2.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 5 (2.09%) Azure Functions
17 5 (2.09%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 3 (1.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) FTP
1 3 (1.26%) IPsec
1 3 (1.26%) VPN
2 2 (0.84%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (0.84%) DSL
2 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.42%) ATM
3 1 (0.42%) DNS
3 1 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (38.91%) Data Warehouse
2 70 (29.29%) Big Data
3 56 (23.43%) Data Lake
4 39 (16.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 37 (15.48%) Hadoop
6 36 (15.06%) Power BI
7 29 (12.13%) NoSQL
7 29 (12.13%) Tableau
8 28 (11.72%) Relational Database
9 25 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (10.04%) MongoDB
10 24 (10.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (9.62%) MySQL
12 16 (6.69%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
13 15 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (5.02%) Apache Hive
15 11 (4.60%) BigQuery
15 11 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (4.18%) Impala
Development Applications
1 21 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.93%) git-flow
2 7 (2.93%) JIRA
2 7 (2.93%) Selenium
3 6 (2.51%) GitLab
3 6 (2.51%) Gradle
3 6 (2.51%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.26%) Maven
5 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.84%) kappa
5 2 (0.84%) RStudio
5 2 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.84%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 50 (20.92%) Finance
2 21 (8.79%) Banking
2 21 (8.79%) Publishing
3 20 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (7.95%) Social Skills
5 17 (7.11%) Retail
6 15 (6.28%) Games
7 14 (5.86%) Legal
8 12 (5.02%) Marketing
9 9 (3.77%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.93%) Advertising
11 5 (2.09%) Music Industry
12 4 (1.67%) Law
12 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.26%) Italian Language
13 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.26%) Portuguese Language
13 3 (1.26%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.41%) Kafka
2 16 (6.69%) PySpark
3 7 (2.93%) JSON
4 6 (2.51%) .NET
4 6 (2.51%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.51%) Node.js
5 5 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.09%) Regular Expression
5 5 (2.09%) Scrapy
5 5 (2.09%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) Beautiful Soup
7 3 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (1.26%) ODBC
7 3 (1.26%) Spring
7 3 (1.26%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Avro
8 2 (0.84%) LDAP
8 2 (0.84%) Middleware
8 2 (0.84%) TensorFlow
8 2 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.44%) Algorithms
2 12 (5.02%) Social Media
3 9 (3.77%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.51%) Cloud Native
4 6 (2.51%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.26%) SCADA
7 1 (0.42%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.42%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.42%) Media Streaming
7 1 (0.42%) NHS
7 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.86%) Unix
2 6 (2.51%) Linux
3 1 (0.42%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.88%) Analytics
2 89 (37.24%) ETL
3 86 (35.98%) Data Pipeline
4 76 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (29.71%) Data Modelling
6 70 (29.29%) Data Engineering
7 69 (28.87%) Data Science
8 43 (17.99%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (14.23%) DevOps
9 34 (14.23%) Scrum
10 31 (12.97%) Machine Learning
11 28 (11.72%) Software Engineering
12 24 (10.04%) DataOps
13 22 (9.21%) Computer Science
13 22 (9.21%) Process Improvement
14 21 (8.79%) Data Management
15 20 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (8.37%) Data Architecture
15 20 (8.37%) Visualisation
16 19 (7.95%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 151 (63.18%) Python
2 150 (62.76%) SQL
3 83 (34.73%) Java
4 60 (25.10%) Scala
5 28 (11.72%) C#
6 25 (10.46%) R
7 16 (6.69%) T-SQL
8 13 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 12 (5.02%) Bash Shell
10 8 (3.35%) HiveQL
11 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.09%) XPath
13 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.67%) VBA
14 3 (1.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 3 (1.26%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) C
15 1 (0.42%) C++
15 1 (0.42%) Haskell
15 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (7.53%) Degree
2 5 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.26%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (0.84%) CCSP
4 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.42%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.81%) Data Quality
2 15 (6.28%) QA
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (4.18%) Docker
2 8 (3.35%) HDFS
3 2 (0.84%) Samba
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (5.44%) Kubernetes
1 13 (5.44%) Terraform
2 7 (2.93%) Kubeflow
3 5 (2.09%) Ansible
4 2 (0.84%) Ambari
4 2 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Brooklyn
5 1 (0.42%) Grafana
5 1 (0.42%) Graphite
5 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.42%) Marathon
5 1 (0.42%) Mesos
5 1 (0.42%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.42%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (15.48%) Databricks
2 28 (11.72%) Oracle
3 20 (8.37%) Talend
4 16 (6.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.86%) Cloudera
6 13 (5.44%) Informatica
7 10 (4.18%) Google
8 5 (2.09%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.67%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.26%) IBM
10 3 (1.26%) Palantir
11 2 (0.84%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.84%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.84%) VMware
12 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.42%) Dataiku
12 1 (0.42%) MapR
12 1 (0.42%) Refinitiv
12 1 (0.42%) SAP
12 1 (0.42%) StreamSets