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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 4 July 2022.

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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 136 90 142
Rank change year-on-year -46 +52 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 185 182 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.29% 3.33% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 3.59% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 157 173 92
10th Percentile £51,250 £46,250 £45,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £57,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year - - +3.57%
75th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £91,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £96,250
Central London median annual salary £71,250 £72,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year -1.72% - +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 7,481 5,063 5,733
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 92.59% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5,676 4,510 5,032
10th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £93,750 £88,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £108,750 £105,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022, Data Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 129 (69.73%) SQL
2 124 (67.03%) Python
3 104 (56.22%) Data Warehouse
4 103 (55.68%) Analytics
5 97 (52.43%) Azure
6 88 (47.57%) ETL
7 75 (40.54%) Data Lake
8 72 (38.92%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (37.84%) Data Pipeline
10 69 (37.30%) AWS
11 65 (35.14%) Data Modelling
11 65 (35.14%) Agile
12 64 (34.59%) Data Engineering
13 57 (30.81%) Power BI
13 57 (30.81%) Power Platform
14 52 (28.11%) Data Science
15 48 (25.95%) Snowflake
16 46 (24.86%) Java
17 43 (23.24%) DevOps
18 42 (22.70%) Microsoft
19 41 (22.16%) Big Data
19 41 (22.16%) Apache Spark
20 40 (21.62%) Databricks
20 40 (21.62%) Data Analytics
21 39 (21.08%) Scala
21 39 (21.08%) Finance
22 38 (20.54%) Azure Data Factory
23 34 (18.38%) Machine Learning
23 34 (18.38%) Data Quality
24 33 (17.84%) T-SQL

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 41 (22.16%) Apache Spark
2 14 (7.57%) Apache
3 11 (5.95%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (3.24%) Confluence
5 4 (2.16%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.16%) SAS
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.54%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 97 (52.43%) Azure
2 69 (37.30%) AWS
3 57 (30.81%) Power Platform
4 48 (25.95%) Snowflake
5 38 (20.54%) Azure Data Factory
6 30 (16.22%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 26 (14.05%) GCP
8 24 (12.97%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 23 (12.43%) Matillion
10 22 (11.89%) Azure DevOps
11 16 (8.65%) Serverless
12 11 (5.95%) PaaS
13 10 (5.41%) dbt
14 9 (4.86%) Amazon S3
14 9 (4.86%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (4.86%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (4.86%) Azure Storage
14 9 (4.86%) SaaS
15 8 (4.32%) Azure AKS
16 7 (3.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.24%) Network Security
2 2 (1.08%) BGP
2 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.08%) Firewall
2 2 (1.08%) OSPF
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
3 1 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (56.22%) Data Warehouse
2 75 (40.54%) Data Lake
3 57 (30.81%) Power BI
4 41 (22.16%) Big Data
5 33 (17.84%) SQL Server
6 32 (17.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (16.76%) Tableau
8 30 (16.22%) NoSQL
9 24 (12.97%) Hadoop
10 23 (12.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 20 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (8.65%) Apache Hive
14 15 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (7.57%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (7.57%) OLTP
16 12 (6.49%) Metadata
17 11 (5.95%) Relational Database
18 10 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
18 10 (5.41%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.86%) GitLab
1 9 (4.86%) JIRA
2 7 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.16%) ER Studio
3 4 (2.16%) ERwin
3 4 (2.16%) PowerDesigner
4 3 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) MLflow
6 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.54%) Snakemake
General
1 39 (21.08%) Finance
2 21 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.81%) Social Skills
4 9 (4.86%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.16%) Advertising
6 4 (2.16%) Banking
6 4 (2.16%) Law
6 4 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.62%) Front Office
8 2 (1.08%) Electronics
8 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.08%) Games
8 2 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.08%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.54%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.51%) Kafka
2 15 (8.11%) .NET
3 11 (5.95%) PySpark
4 6 (3.24%) Spark Streaming
5 3 (1.62%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.08%) Pandas
6 2 (1.08%) React
6 2 (1.08%) scikit-learn
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Beam
7 1 (0.54%) FastAPI
7 1 (0.54%) JMS
7 1 (0.54%) JSP
7 1 (0.54%) MXNet
7 1 (0.54%) pytest
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.54%) Samza
7 1 (0.54%) Servlets
7 1 (0.54%) Starlette
7 1 (0.54%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.54%) Tidyverse
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.89%) Data Structures
2 11 (5.95%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (4.86%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.70%) IoT
5 4 (2.16%) Derivative
6 3 (1.62%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.62%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Social Media
7 2 (1.08%) Sports Betting
8 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.54%) FMCG
8 1 (0.54%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.54%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) Unix
2 10 (5.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.54%) Android
3 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (55.68%) Analytics
2 88 (47.57%) ETL
3 72 (38.92%) Business Intelligence
4 70 (37.84%) Data Pipeline
5 65 (35.14%) Agile
5 65 (35.14%) Data Modelling
6 64 (34.59%) Data Engineering
7 52 (28.11%) Data Science
8 43 (23.24%) DevOps
9 40 (21.62%) Data Analytics
10 34 (18.38%) Machine Learning
11 31 (16.76%) CI/CD
11 31 (16.76%) Visualisation
12 24 (12.97%) Data Integration
12 24 (12.97%) Software Engineering
13 22 (11.89%) Mentoring
14 20 (10.81%) Data Management
15 19 (10.27%) Data Architecture
16 18 (9.73%) Artificial Intelligence
16 18 (9.73%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 129 (69.73%) SQL
2 124 (67.03%) Python
3 46 (24.86%) Java
4 39 (21.08%) Scala
5 33 (17.84%) T-SQL
6 18 (9.73%) C#
7 9 (4.86%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.32%) R
9 7 (3.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 7 (3.78%) HiveQL
10 6 (3.24%) Ruby
10 6 (3.24%) U-SQL
11 5 (2.70%) C++
12 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.54%) Bash
14 1 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (11.89%) Degree
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) CCNP
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.08%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.38%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 26 (14.05%) Docker
2 7 (3.78%) HDFS
3 4 (2.16%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (9.19%) Terraform
2 14 (7.57%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.24%) Ansible
4 2 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.62%) Databricks
3 22 (11.89%) Oracle
4 19 (10.27%) Informatica
5 9 (4.86%) Google
6 7 (3.78%) Talend
7 5 (2.70%) Alteryx
8 4 (2.16%) Facebook
8 4 (2.16%) Instagram
8 4 (2.16%) Twitter
8 4 (2.16%) YouTube
9 3 (1.62%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.62%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.08%) Cisco
10 2 (1.08%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.08%) IBM
10 2 (1.08%) Juniper
10 2 (1.08%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.08%) Remedy
10 2 (1.08%) SAP