Period
to 22 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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

Data Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 124 132
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 18 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.83% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.87% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 3
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -29.17%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,300 £39,000
90th Percentile £74,000 £47,500 £49,250
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,461 2,534 2,121
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.72% 96.02% 95.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,590 1,686 1,373
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,950
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +2.33%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Edinburgh

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in Edinburgh

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 Edinburgh region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (61.11%) Python
3 10 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (38.89%) ETL
6 6 (33.33%) Data Engineering
7 5 (27.78%) Big Data
7 5 (27.78%) R
7 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
7 5 (27.78%) Analytics
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Pentaho
8 3 (16.67%) SAS
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (16.67%) Data Governance
8 3 (16.67%) Talend
8 3 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (16.67%) Pandas
8 3 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
9 2 (11.11%) Serverless
9 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 2 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
9 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
9 2 (11.11%) Web Services
9 2 (11.11%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (11.11%) Scala

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (16.67%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (11.11%) Serverless
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 3 (16.67%) Pentaho
2 3 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (5.56%) Power BI
4 1 (5.56%) QlikView
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Pandas
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Kafka
3 1 (5.56%) Keras
3 1 (5.56%) Matplotlib
3 1 (5.56%) NumPy
3 1 (5.56%) scikit-learn
3 1 (5.56%) SciPy
3 1 (5.56%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 6 (33.33%) Data Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (16.67%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Information Security
7 1 (5.56%) Open Source
7 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) R
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ambari
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Talend
2 2 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.56%) Cognos
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau