Period
to 11 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

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

Data Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 87 139 199
Rank change year-on-year +52 +60 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 162 145 142
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.28% 1.94% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.52% 2.05% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 152 121 133
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £52,188 £61,250 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.57% +1.82%
75th Percentile £85,000 £91,250 £81,250
90th Percentile £93,375 £96,250 £105,000
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 4,596 7,071 9,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 94.57% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,077 6,209 8,691
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £88,750 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in the City of London.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the City of London

Data Engineer
Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 May 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
London Bridge - 1 £80,000 -
Data Engineer
Central London

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 City of London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 109 (67.28%) Python
2 102 (62.96%) SQL
3 84 (51.85%) AWS
4 73 (45.06%) Azure
5 70 (43.21%) ETL
6 58 (35.80%) Data Engineering
7 57 (35.19%) Data Science
8 56 (34.57%) Analytics
9 52 (32.10%) Apache Spark
10 49 (30.25%) Java
11 45 (27.78%) Big Data
11 45 (27.78%) Data Pipeline
12 44 (27.16%) Kafka
13 39 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (23.46%) Hadoop
15 34 (20.99%) Data Lake
16 33 (20.37%) Machine Learning
17 32 (19.75%) Data Modelling
18 29 (17.90%) Finance
18 29 (17.90%) DevOps
19 27 (16.67%) GCP
19 27 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (16.05%) Data Warehouse
21 24 (14.81%) Scala
22 23 (14.20%) Microsoft
23 22 (13.58%) Data Analytics
24 21 (12.96%) Fintech
24 21 (12.96%) Databricks
25 20 (12.35%) Talend
26 19 (11.73%) Linux

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 52 (32.10%) Apache Spark
2 14 (8.64%) Apache Airflow
3 13 (8.02%) SAS
4 7 (4.32%) Apache
5 4 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 84 (51.85%) AWS
2 73 (45.06%) Azure
3 27 (16.67%) GCP
4 18 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 15 (9.26%) Serverless
6 13 (8.02%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (8.02%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (6.17%) Amazon S3
8 9 (5.56%) Azure Functions
9 6 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (3.09%) Matillion
11 3 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
11 3 (1.85%) Azure Stack
12 2 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (1.23%) AWS Step Functions
12 2 (1.23%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) SSH
2 1 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.78%) Big Data
2 38 (23.46%) Hadoop
3 34 (20.99%) Data Lake
4 26 (16.05%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (11.11%) Apache Hive
5 18 (11.11%) Power BI
6 16 (9.88%) NoSQL
6 16 (9.88%) SQL Server
7 15 (9.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 14 (8.64%) Relational Database
9 12 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (6.17%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (6.17%) Oracle Database
10 10 (6.17%) Pentaho
11 8 (4.94%) Delta Lake
11 8 (4.94%) MongoDB
11 8 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (4.32%) Impala
Development Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.70%) JIRA
4 4 (2.47%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.47%) Maven
5 3 (1.85%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.23%) ER Studio
6 2 (1.23%) ERwin
6 2 (1.23%) Gradle
6 2 (1.23%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (1.23%) Selenium
6 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 16 (9.88%) Banking
3 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.79%) Marketing
5 10 (6.17%) Retail
6 9 (5.56%) Social Skills
7 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.47%) Front Office
8 4 (2.47%) Public Sector
9 3 (1.85%) Advertising
10 1 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.16%) Kafka
2 13 (8.02%) PySpark
3 9 (5.56%) .NET
4 8 (4.94%) JSON
5 5 (3.09%) Scrapy
6 4 (2.47%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.47%) CSS
6 4 (2.47%) Lambda Expressions
6 4 (2.47%) Spark Streaming
7 3 (1.85%) RESTful
7 3 (1.85%) Web Services
8 2 (1.23%) GraphQL
8 2 (1.23%) HTML
8 2 (1.23%) Node.js
8 2 (1.23%) OAuth
8 2 (1.23%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.62%) Dapper ORM
9 1 (0.62%) Pandas
9 1 (0.62%) React
9 1 (0.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 5 (3.09%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.47%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.85%) Derivative
4 3 (1.85%) Media Streaming
4 3 (1.85%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.62%) Equities
6 1 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Linux
2 9 (5.56%) Unix
3 2 (1.23%) Android
3 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (43.21%) ETL
2 58 (35.80%) Data Engineering
3 57 (35.19%) Data Science
4 56 (34.57%) Analytics
5 45 (27.78%) Data Pipeline
6 39 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (20.37%) Machine Learning
8 32 (19.75%) Data Modelling
9 29 (17.90%) DevOps
10 27 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (13.58%) Data Analytics
12 21 (12.96%) Fintech
13 16 (9.88%) Computer Science
13 16 (9.88%) Mentoring
14 14 (8.64%) Data Integration
14 14 (8.64%) Microservices
15 13 (8.02%) Scrum
15 13 (8.02%) Visualisation
16 12 (7.41%) E-Commerce
16 12 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 109 (67.28%) Python
2 102 (62.96%) SQL
3 49 (30.25%) Java
4 24 (14.81%) Scala
5 14 (8.64%) C#
6 11 (6.79%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.17%) PL/SQL
7 10 (6.17%) R
7 10 (6.17%) T-SQL
8 9 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.32%) HiveQL
10 6 (3.70%) Go
10 6 (3.70%) XPath
11 5 (3.09%) Cypher
12 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.23%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.23%) VBA
13 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (6.79%) Degree
2 5 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) QA
2 8 (4.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (8.02%) Docker
2 7 (4.32%) HDFS
3 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (8.02%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.94%) Terraform
3 3 (1.85%) Ansible
4 1 (0.62%) Grafana
4 1 (0.62%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 23 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.96%) Databricks
3 20 (12.35%) Talend
4 17 (10.49%) Oracle
5 13 (8.02%) Cloudera
6 9 (5.56%) Informatica
7 4 (2.47%) Alteryx
8 3 (1.85%) Foundry
8 3 (1.85%) Google
8 3 (1.85%) Palantir
9 2 (1.23%) Teradata
10 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.62%) Facebook
10 1 (0.62%) IBM
10 1 (0.62%) Intel
10 1 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.62%) NVIDIA
10 1 (0.62%) Sage
10 1 (0.62%) SAP
10 1 (0.62%) VMware