Period
to 16 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 217 291
Rank change year-on-year +47 +74 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 171 131 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 1.20% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.25% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 155 125 47
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £46,000 £45,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £107,500 £87,500 £76,400
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +13.04%

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 9,622 10,457 9,663
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 96.02% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8,494 9,330 8,754
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £34,150
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,400
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.01% +3.30%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 - 2 £65,000 -
Moorgate - 1 £60,000 -
Data Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 121 (70.76%) Python
2 99 (57.89%) SQL
3 92 (53.80%) Big Data
4 76 (44.44%) Apache Spark
5 75 (43.86%) Hadoop
6 74 (43.27%) AWS
7 64 (37.43%) Java
7 64 (37.43%) Data Science
8 62 (36.26%) ETL
9 61 (35.67%) Analytics
10 55 (32.16%) Scala
11 48 (28.07%) NoSQL
12 45 (26.32%) Data Engineering
13 43 (25.15%) Machine Learning
14 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (23.98%) Azure
16 37 (21.64%) Algorithms
17 36 (21.05%) Data Structures
17 36 (21.05%) Google
17 36 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
17 36 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (20.47%) Apache Hive
18 35 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (19.88%) Kafka
19 34 (19.88%) Docker
19 34 (19.88%) Finance
20 32 (18.71%) Data Analytics
21 31 (18.13%) Kubernetes
22 29 (16.96%) GCP
23 28 (16.37%) MongoDB

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 76 (44.44%) Apache Spark
2 17 (9.94%) Apache
3 7 (4.09%) Apache Airflow
3 7 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.34%) Luigi
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.58%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 74 (43.27%) AWS
2 41 (23.98%) Azure
3 29 (16.96%) GCP
4 19 (11.11%) Power Platform
5 13 (7.60%) Amazon EMR
6 11 (6.43%) Serverless
7 10 (5.85%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (4.68%) Amazon S3
8 8 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (3.51%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (2.34%) PaaS
12 3 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.75%) Google Analytics
13 2 (1.17%) Azure Stack
13 2 (1.17%) GitHub
13 2 (1.17%) Google Sheets
14 1 (0.58%) Amazon SageMaker
14 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) Internet
2 3 (1.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (53.80%) Big Data
2 75 (43.86%) Hadoop
3 48 (28.07%) NoSQL
4 36 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (20.47%) Apache Hive
6 28 (16.37%) MongoDB
7 23 (13.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (12.87%) Relational Database
9 21 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (11.11%) Power BI
11 14 (8.19%) SQL Server
12 13 (7.60%) MySQL
13 11 (6.43%) BigQuery
14 10 (5.85%) QlikView
15 8 (4.68%) Data Lake
15 8 (4.68%) Electronic Patient Records
16 7 (4.09%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (4.09%) HBase
16 7 (4.09%) HDInsight
16 7 (4.09%) Presto
Development Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.34%) JIRA
3 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.19%) Banking
3 7 (4.09%) Advertising
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
4 5 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.17%) Games
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
5 2 (1.17%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.88%) Kafka
2 23 (13.45%) Pandas
3 20 (11.70%) GraphQL
4 19 (11.11%) scikit-learn
5 16 (9.36%) TensorFlow
6 15 (8.77%) Keras
7 10 (5.85%) NumPy
8 6 (3.51%) SciPy
8 6 (3.51%) Web Services
9 5 (2.92%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.34%) PySpark
11 3 (1.75%) .NET
11 3 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (1.75%) REST
12 2 (1.17%) Akka
12 2 (1.17%) Apache Beam
12 2 (1.17%) Celery
12 2 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (1.17%) MLlib
13 1 (0.58%) Scrapy
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.64%) Algorithms
2 36 (21.05%) Data Structures
3 35 (20.47%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.36%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (4.68%) User Experience
6 7 (4.09%) Market Risk
7 5 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.92%) Spread Betting
8 4 (2.34%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.75%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.58%) Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.94%) Linux
2 16 (9.36%) Unix
3 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (37.43%) Data Science
2 62 (36.26%) ETL
3 61 (35.67%) Analytics
4 45 (26.32%) Data Engineering
5 43 (25.15%) Machine Learning
6 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (18.71%) Data Analytics
9 26 (15.20%) DevOps
10 23 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (12.87%) Mathematics
12 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
13 20 (11.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 17 (9.94%) Computer Science
14 17 (9.94%) Statistics
15 16 (9.36%) Deep Learning
16 15 (8.77%) Data Development
16 15 (8.77%) Operations Research
16 15 (8.77%) Parallel Computing
16 15 (8.77%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (70.76%) Python
2 99 (57.89%) SQL
3 64 (37.43%) Java
4 55 (32.16%) Scala
5 18 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 16 (9.36%) C++
7 15 (8.77%) TypeScript
8 10 (5.85%) C#
9 7 (4.09%) R
10 6 (3.51%) C
10 6 (3.51%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.92%) Go
12 4 (2.34%) PHP
13 3 (1.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.17%) AWK
14 2 (1.17%) HiveQL
14 2 (1.17%) sed
15 1 (0.58%) ES6
15 1 (0.58%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 22 (12.87%) Degree
2 16 (9.36%) Master's Degree
2 16 (9.36%) PhD
3 2 (1.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.58%) ISEB
4 1 (0.58%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) QA
2 9 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.17%) GDPR
3 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (19.88%) Docker
2 7 (4.09%) HDFS
3 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (18.13%) Kubernetes
2 27 (15.79%) Terraform
3 15 (8.77%) Consul
4 6 (3.51%) Oozie
5 2 (1.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.58%) Automic
6 1 (0.58%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.58%) Packer
6 1 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Google
2 19 (11.11%) Tableau
3 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.92%) Informatica
4 5 (2.92%) Oracle
5 4 (2.34%) Talend
6 3 (1.75%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.75%) Netezza
7 2 (1.17%) Alteryx
7 2 (1.17%) Cognos
7 2 (1.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.17%) Samsung
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.58%) Databricks
8 1 (0.58%) IBM
8 1 (0.58%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Teradata