Period
to 17 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

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

Data Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 284 355
Rank change year-on-year +99 +71 +230
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,045 1,352 1,282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.87% 1.16% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.21% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 993 1,194 1,079
Median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £43,800 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +3.70% +3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 53,054 111,449 134,890
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.55% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 43,689 90,916 110,287
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,475
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in England

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in England

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in England

Data Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +59 619 £67,500 -6.90% 127
North of England +137 161 £55,000 - 37
North West +122 92 £55,000 - 25
South East +159 88 £55,000 +15.79% 13
Midlands +105 78 £55,000 - 13
Yorkshire +57 60 £47,500 -13.12% 11
South West +57 53 £50,000 -4.36% 6
West Midlands +80 51 £57,500 +4.55% 6
East of England +111 30 £65,000 -10.34% 7
East Midlands +75 26 £52,500 -16.00% 7
North East +21 9 £56,250 +2.89% 1
Data Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 England region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 719 (68.80%) Python
2 623 (59.62%) SQL
3 510 (48.80%) AWS
4 464 (44.40%) Azure
5 449 (42.97%) ETL
6 347 (33.21%) Data Warehouse
7 338 (32.34%) Data Engineering
8 330 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
9 328 (31.39%) Analytics
10 291 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
11 290 (27.75%) Big Data
12 266 (25.45%) Apache Spark
13 245 (23.44%) Data Science
14 242 (23.16%) Java
15 239 (22.87%) GCP
16 224 (21.44%) Hadoop
17 223 (21.34%) Data Modelling
18 219 (20.96%) Power BI
18 219 (20.96%) Power Platform
19 211 (20.19%) SQL Server
20 198 (18.95%) Data Lake
21 196 (18.76%) Kafka
22 186 (17.80%) Finance
23 177 (16.94%) Machine Learning
24 176 (16.84%) NoSQL
25 170 (16.27%) Scala
26 164 (15.69%) Visualisation
27 159 (15.22%) Amazon Redshift
28 149 (14.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 148 (14.16%) DevOps

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 266 (25.45%) Apache Spark
2 82 (7.85%) Apache
3 65 (6.22%) SAS
4 61 (5.84%) Apache Airflow
5 27 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (1.91%) Luigi
7 12 (1.15%) Apache Synapse
7 12 (1.15%) Jupyter
8 10 (0.96%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.57%) Confluence
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.096%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.096%) Tornado
Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.096%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.096%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.096%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 510 (48.80%) AWS
2 464 (44.40%) Azure
3 239 (22.87%) GCP
4 219 (20.96%) Power Platform
5 117 (11.20%) Azure Data Factory
6 84 (8.04%) Amazon S3
7 57 (5.45%) Serverless
8 50 (4.78%) Amazon Kinesis
9 49 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (2.97%) Amazon EMR
11 26 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (2.39%) GitHub
13 24 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (1.53%) Azure Stack
15 14 (1.34%) SaaS
16 8 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.77%) AWS CodePipeline
17 7 (0.67%) Amazon ECS
17 7 (0.67%) Amazon SageMaker
18 6 (0.57%) Google Sheets
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.48%) DNS
2 4 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.096%) BGP
3 1 (0.096%) Multicast
3 1 (0.096%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.096%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 347 (33.21%) Data Warehouse
2 290 (27.75%) Big Data
3 224 (21.44%) Hadoop
4 219 (20.96%) Power BI
5 211 (20.19%) SQL Server
6 198 (18.95%) Data Lake
7 176 (16.84%) NoSQL
8 159 (15.22%) Amazon Redshift
9 149 (14.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 110 (10.53%) BigQuery
11 102 (9.76%) Snowflake Schema
12 98 (9.38%) Tableau
13 92 (8.80%) Apache Hive
14 87 (8.33%) Relational Database
15 83 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
16 82 (7.85%) Pentaho
17 75 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 67 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 64 (6.12%) Oracle Database
20 61 (5.84%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 87 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 76 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 33 (3.16%) Maven
4 26 (2.49%) Bitbucket
5 24 (2.30%) Artifactory
6 18 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.24%) Cucumber
8 12 (1.15%) JIRA
9 10 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.77%) GitLab
11 7 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.29%) Vagrant
15 2 (0.19%) JUnit
15 2 (0.19%) Selenium
15 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 186 (17.80%) Finance
2 55 (5.26%) Banking
3 52 (4.98%) Retail
4 42 (4.02%) Law
5 37 (3.54%) Marketing
6 36 (3.44%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.15%) Games
8 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.77%) Digital Economy
10 7 (0.67%) Advertising
11 5 (0.48%) Front Office
12 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Legal
13 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 3 (0.29%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Automotive
14 2 (0.19%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.096%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (18.76%) Kafka
2 49 (4.69%) PySpark
3 32 (3.06%) Web Services
4 29 (2.78%) Natural Language Processing
5 21 (2.01%) Spring
6 20 (1.91%) .NET
6 20 (1.91%) Spring Boot
7 17 (1.63%) Pandas
8 16 (1.53%) Spark Streaming
9 14 (1.34%) Apache NiFi
9 14 (1.34%) REST
10 13 (1.24%) Flask
11 12 (1.15%) TensorFlow
12 11 (1.05%) Node.js
13 10 (0.96%) JSON
13 10 (0.96%) Lambda Expressions
13 10 (0.96%) PostGIS
13 10 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (0.96%) scikit-learn
13 10 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (5.36%) Algorithms
4 51 (4.88%) Data Structures
5 23 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.82%) Cloud Native
6 19 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 11 (1.05%) NHS
8 10 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 10 (0.96%) Market Risk
8 10 (0.96%) Private Cloud
8 10 (0.96%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.67%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.57%) Equities
12 5 (0.48%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.48%) PlayStation
12 5 (0.48%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (4.78%) Unix
2 43 (4.11%) Linux
3 5 (0.48%) VMS
4 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.096%) Android
5 1 (0.096%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (42.97%) ETL
2 338 (32.34%) Data Engineering
3 330 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
4 328 (31.39%) Analytics
5 291 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (23.44%) Data Science
7 223 (21.34%) Data Modelling
8 177 (16.94%) Machine Learning
9 164 (15.69%) Visualisation
10 148 (14.16%) DevOps
11 127 (12.15%) Data Analytics
12 104 (9.95%) Software Engineering
13 101 (9.67%) Scrum
14 93 (8.90%) Data Management
15 92 (8.80%) Fintech
16 86 (8.23%) Data Visualisation
17 81 (7.75%) Artificial Intelligence
17 81 (7.75%) Computer Science
17 81 (7.75%) Requirements Gathering
18 79 (7.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 719 (68.80%) Python
2 623 (59.62%) SQL
3 242 (23.16%) Java
4 170 (16.27%) Scala
5 106 (10.14%) R
6 78 (7.46%) C#
7 64 (6.12%) PL/SQL
8 62 (5.93%) JavaScript
8 62 (5.93%) T-SQL
9 43 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 39 (3.73%) HiveQL
11 24 (2.30%) Go
12 19 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.24%) C
14 12 (1.15%) C++
14 12 (1.15%) Julia
15 8 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 7 (0.67%) Ruby
17 6 (0.57%) Java 8
18 5 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (9.67%) Degree
2 55 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 33 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 27 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.53%) PhD
7 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.19%) HND
9 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 33 (3.16%) QA
3 16 (1.53%) GDPR
4 7 (0.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 94 (9.00%) Docker
2 52 (4.98%) HDFS
3 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 101 (9.67%) Terraform
2 79 (7.56%) Kubernetes
3 56 (5.36%) Ansible
4 20 (1.91%) Puppet
5 16 (1.53%) Oozie
6 10 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.19%) Grafana
8 2 (0.19%) Graphite
8 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.19%) Nagios
8 2 (0.19%) Opsview
9 1 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.096%) Mesos
Vendors
1 143 (13.68%) Databricks
2 139 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 120 (11.48%) Oracle
4 119 (11.39%) Talend
5 91 (8.71%) Google
6 73 (6.99%) Cloudera
7 66 (6.32%) Informatica
8 15 (1.44%) Alteryx
9 13 (1.24%) SAP
10 12 (1.15%) StreamSets
11 11 (1.05%) Cognos
11 11 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.05%) Teradata
12 8 (0.77%) Dataiku
12 8 (0.77%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.77%) Vertica
13 7 (0.67%) Sybase
14 5 (0.48%) Snowplow
15 4 (0.38%) Ab Initio
15 4 (0.38%) IBM