Period
to 1 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 143 182
Rank change year-on-year +48 +39 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 217 121 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Central London 3.28% 1.87% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 1.99% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 200 99 188
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,907 £54,625 £59,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
Median % change year-on-year -1.72% +1.75% +5.56%
75th Percentile £83,750 £86,875 £86,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £110,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -3.45% - +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 6,122 6,090 12,512
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.55% 94.04% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,491 5,372 11,254
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £97,500 £95,000
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +42 175 £70,000 -3.45% 37
City of Westminster -6 4 £75,000 -16.67%
West End of London -8 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £80,000 -
Data Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 152 (70.05%) Python
2 128 (58.99%) SQL
3 109 (50.23%) AWS
4 94 (43.32%) Analytics
5 93 (42.86%) Data Engineering
6 88 (40.55%) Azure
7 79 (36.41%) Data Science
8 78 (35.94%) ETL
9 76 (35.02%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (32.72%) Data Pipeline
11 65 (29.95%) Data Lake
11 65 (29.95%) Data Modelling
12 63 (29.03%) Java
12 63 (29.03%) Apache Spark
13 60 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (27.65%) Big Data
14 51 (23.50%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (19.82%) Finance
16 42 (19.35%) Kafka
17 39 (17.97%) Machine Learning
17 39 (17.97%) Hadoop
18 38 (17.51%) DevOps
19 37 (17.05%) Power BI
19 37 (17.05%) Power Platform
20 36 (16.59%) Amazon Redshift
21 32 (14.75%) Social Skills
21 32 (14.75%) Scala
22 31 (14.29%) Relational Database
23 30 (13.82%) Data Architecture
24 29 (13.36%) Computer Science

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 63 (29.03%) Apache Spark
2 22 (10.14%) Apache Airflow
3 20 (9.22%) Apache
4 7 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.30%) SAS
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Pulsar
7 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 109 (50.23%) AWS
2 88 (40.55%) Azure
3 37 (17.05%) Power Platform
4 27 (12.44%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (11.98%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (11.98%) GCP
6 22 (10.14%) Serverless
7 20 (9.22%) Amazon S3
8 14 (6.45%) Azure Functions
9 8 (3.69%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (3.69%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (3.23%) OpenShift
10 7 (3.23%) SaaS
10 7 (3.23%) Snowflake
11 6 (2.76%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 4 (1.84%) AWS Step Functions
12 4 (1.84%) Azure Logic Apps
12 4 (1.84%) PowerApps
13 3 (1.38%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.30%) FTP
1 5 (2.30%) IPsec
1 5 (2.30%) VPN
2 4 (1.84%) SSH
3 1 (0.46%) ATM
3 1 (0.46%) DNS
3 1 (0.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (35.02%) Data Warehouse
2 65 (29.95%) Data Lake
3 60 (27.65%) Big Data
4 39 (17.97%) Hadoop
5 37 (17.05%) Power BI
6 36 (16.59%) Amazon Redshift
7 31 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 27 (12.44%) NoSQL
9 23 (10.60%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (8.76%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (8.76%) Tableau
11 17 (7.83%) SQL Server
12 15 (6.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (6.45%) Apache Hive
14 11 (5.07%) Delta Lake
14 11 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (4.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 10 (4.61%) BigQuery
16 9 (4.15%) MongoDB
17 7 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.29%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.45%) JIRA
3 8 (3.69%) Selenium
4 7 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.23%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.76%) Hudson
6 5 (2.30%) Artifactory
6 5 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.84%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 4 (1.84%) Gradle
8 2 (0.92%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.92%) ERwin
8 2 (0.92%) git-flow
8 2 (0.92%) PowerDesigner
9 1 (0.46%) Maven
9 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (19.82%) Finance
2 32 (14.75%) Social Skills
3 22 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.45%) Marketing
5 13 (5.99%) Retail
6 10 (4.61%) Legal
6 10 (4.61%) Publishing
7 8 (3.69%) Advertising
8 7 (3.23%) Games
9 6 (2.76%) Banking
9 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
10 5 (2.30%) Italian Language
10 5 (2.30%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (2.30%) Spanish Language
11 4 (1.84%) Front Office
12 3 (1.38%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.92%) Law
13 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.92%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.35%) Kafka
2 18 (8.29%) PySpark
3 15 (6.91%) JSON
4 12 (5.53%) .NET
5 10 (4.61%) Scrapy
6 6 (2.76%) Regular Expression
7 5 (2.30%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.30%) ODBC
7 5 (2.30%) REST
8 4 (1.84%) Beautiful Soup
9 3 (1.38%) Spark Streaming
10 2 (0.92%) GraphQL
10 2 (0.92%) Middleware
10 2 (0.92%) Node.js
10 2 (0.92%) OAuth
10 2 (0.92%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.92%) RESTful
10 2 (0.92%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.61%) Data Structures
2 8 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.69%) Social Media
3 7 (3.23%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.23%) Renewable Energy
4 6 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.30%) SCADA
6 3 (1.38%) Derivative
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.46%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.46%) Blog
8 1 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.46%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.46%) Media Streaming
8 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.76%) Linux
2 8 (3.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (43.32%) Analytics
2 93 (42.86%) Data Engineering
3 79 (36.41%) Data Science
4 78 (35.94%) ETL
5 71 (32.72%) Data Pipeline
6 65 (29.95%) Data Modelling
7 60 (27.65%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (23.50%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (17.97%) Machine Learning
10 38 (17.51%) DevOps
11 30 (13.82%) Data Architecture
12 29 (13.36%) Computer Science
13 28 (12.90%) Data Analytics
14 24 (11.06%) Artificial Intelligence
15 23 (10.60%) Visualisation
16 21 (9.68%) Data Transformation
17 19 (8.76%) Scrum
18 17 (7.83%) Mentoring
18 17 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
19 16 (7.37%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (70.05%) Python
2 128 (58.99%) SQL
3 63 (29.03%) Java
4 32 (14.75%) Scala
5 22 (10.14%) R
6 11 (5.07%) C#
6 11 (5.07%) XPath
7 9 (4.15%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.69%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.76%) Go
9 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.30%) Clojure
10 5 (2.30%) Cypher
10 5 (2.30%) VB
11 4 (1.84%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.38%) C
13 2 (0.92%) C++
13 2 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 20 (9.22%) Degree
2 7 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.76%) QA
2 18 (8.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (10.60%) Docker
2 4 (1.84%) HDFS
3 2 (0.92%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (11.06%) Kubernetes
2 21 (9.68%) Terraform
3 12 (5.53%) Ansible
4 8 (3.69%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (3.69%) Grafana
5 7 (3.23%) Graphite
5 7 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.23%) Puppet
5 7 (3.23%) Salt
6 6 (2.76%) Consul
6 6 (2.76%) Nagios
6 6 (2.76%) Opsview
6 6 (2.76%) Packer
6 6 (2.76%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.84%) Ambari
7 4 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.92%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.92%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 28 (12.90%) Databricks
2 25 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.83%) Oracle
4 15 (6.91%) Talend
5 12 (5.53%) Cloudera
6 8 (3.69%) Google
7 5 (2.30%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.84%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.84%) SAP
9 3 (1.38%) Informatica
10 2 (0.92%) IBM
11 1 (0.46%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.46%) Dataiku
11 1 (0.46%) Facebook
11 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.46%) Sage
11 1 (0.46%) Splunk
11 1 (0.46%) StreamSets
11 1 (0.46%) Teradata
11 1 (0.46%) VMware