Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 146 189
Rank change year-on-year +41 +43 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 135 177 144
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.87% 1.99% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 2.10% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 133 172 140
Median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £44,000 £53,000 £46,125
90th Percentile £95,000 £101,250 £91,250
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year - +3.57% -

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 4,374 8,429 9,963
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 94.84% 95.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,821 7,364 8,978
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 90 (66.67%) SQL
2 83 (61.48%) Python
3 73 (54.07%) AWS
4 57 (42.22%) ETL
4 57 (42.22%) Azure
5 53 (39.26%) Data Engineering
6 47 (34.81%) Apache Spark
6 47 (34.81%) Big Data
6 47 (34.81%) Data Science
7 45 (33.33%) Hadoop
8 42 (31.11%) Analytics
9 39 (28.89%) Java
10 35 (25.93%) Kafka
11 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (22.22%) Talend
13 29 (21.48%) Machine Learning
14 25 (18.52%) Data Lake
14 25 (18.52%) Scala
15 24 (17.78%) Oracle
16 22 (16.30%) Pentaho
16 22 (16.30%) Data Analytics
16 22 (16.30%) DevOps
17 21 (15.56%) Data Modelling
18 20 (14.81%) SAS
18 20 (14.81%) Cloudera
19 19 (14.07%) Oracle Database
19 19 (14.07%) Fintech
19 19 (14.07%) GCP
19 19 (14.07%) PL/SQL
19 19 (14.07%) Requirements Gathering

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 47 (34.81%) Apache Spark
2 20 (14.81%) SAS
3 7 (5.19%) Apache
4 3 (2.22%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 73 (54.07%) AWS
2 57 (42.22%) Azure
3 19 (14.07%) GCP
4 16 (11.85%) Power Platform
5 10 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (5.19%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.44%) SaaS
8 5 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (3.70%) Serverless
9 4 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (2.22%) Azure Stack
11 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.74%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.74%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.74%) IaaS
12 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (34.81%) Big Data
2 45 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 25 (18.52%) Data Lake
4 22 (16.30%) Pentaho
5 19 (14.07%) Oracle Database
6 18 (13.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 17 (12.59%) Apache Hive
7 17 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (11.85%) Power BI
9 14 (10.37%) NoSQL
10 11 (8.15%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (7.41%) Impala
11 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
12 6 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
12 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (3.70%) MongoDB
13 5 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.67%) Artifactory
3 9 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 9 (6.67%) Maven
4 3 (2.22%) JIRA
5 2 (1.48%) Selenium
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Banking
3 12 (8.89%) Marketing
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.96%) Front Office
5 4 (2.96%) Law
5 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 3 (2.22%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (25.93%) Kafka
2 5 (3.70%) JSON
2 5 (3.70%) Lambda Expressions
3 4 (2.96%) CSS
3 4 (2.96%) PySpark
3 4 (2.96%) Scrapy
3 4 (2.96%) Spring
4 3 (2.22%) RESTful
4 3 (2.22%) Spark Streaming
4 3 (2.22%) Web Services
5 2 (1.48%) Dask
5 2 (1.48%) HTML
5 2 (1.48%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.74%) .NET
6 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.74%) HTML5
6 1 (0.74%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.19%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.22%) Cloud Native
3 3 (2.22%) Media Streaming
3 3 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.74%) Equities
5 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.89%) Unix
2 9 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (1.48%) Android
3 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.22%) ETL
2 53 (39.26%) Data Engineering
3 47 (34.81%) Data Science
4 42 (31.11%) Analytics
5 32 (23.70%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (21.48%) Machine Learning
7 22 (16.30%) Data Analytics
7 22 (16.30%) DevOps
8 21 (15.56%) Data Modelling
9 19 (14.07%) Fintech
9 19 (14.07%) Requirements Gathering
10 16 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (10.37%) Mentoring
12 12 (8.89%) Microservices
13 11 (8.15%) Visualisation
14 9 (6.67%) Computer Science
14 9 (6.67%) Data Integration
14 9 (6.67%) Data Transformation
14 9 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 90 (66.67%) SQL
2 83 (61.48%) Python
3 39 (28.89%) Java
4 25 (18.52%) Scala
5 19 (14.07%) PL/SQL
6 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.41%) HiveQL
7 10 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.19%) C#
9 6 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.44%) R
10 5 (3.70%) XPath
11 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.48%) VBA
13 1 (0.74%) Go
13 1 (0.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.74%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.74%) Ruby
13 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) HDFS
2 6 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) Terraform
2 9 (6.67%) Ansible
3 5 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 30 (22.22%) Talend
2 24 (17.78%) Oracle
3 20 (14.81%) Cloudera
4 15 (11.11%) Databricks
5 12 (8.89%) Informatica
6 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.70%) Alteryx
8 4 (2.96%) Google
9 3 (2.22%) Foundry
9 3 (2.22%) Palantir
10 2 (1.48%) NVIDIA
10 2 (1.48%) Sybase
11 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.74%) Facebook
11 1 (0.74%) Intel
11 1 (0.74%) Teradata