Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 435 585
Rank change year-on-year +119 +150 +198
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,396 1,090 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 0.68% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.70% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,176 853 547
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £43,750 £43,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +13.64%

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 129,094 155,624 154,044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.41% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 103,452 127,425 128,458
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in England

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in England

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 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 +108 1,031 £72,500 +7.41% 162
South West +93 117 £54,000 +8.00% 33
North of England +68 98 £49,337 -1.33% 32
South East -36 82 £50,000 -13.79% 33
North West +39 47 £65,000 +18.18% 19
East of England +87 43 £60,000 -2.44% 22
Yorkshire +4 36 £47,169 +4.82% 10
Midlands +20 25 £50,000 -4.76% 25
East Midlands +40 15 £50,000 -13.04% 12
North East - 15 £49,337 - 3
West Midlands +1 10 £50,000 -4.76% 13
Data Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 England region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 1,046 (74.93%) Python
2 777 (55.66%) Big Data
3 741 (53.08%) SQL
4 739 (52.94%) Apache Spark
5 722 (51.72%) Hadoop
6 624 (44.70%) Java
7 566 (40.54%) Scala
8 541 (38.75%) Analytics
9 537 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
10 536 (38.40%) Amazon AWS
11 464 (33.24%) ETL
12 463 (33.17%) Data Science
13 432 (30.95%) Kafka
14 423 (30.30%) Data Engineering
15 405 (29.01%) Machine Learning
16 381 (27.29%) NoSQL
17 376 (26.93%) Apache Hive
18 362 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
19 312 (22.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 309 (22.13%) Data Modelling
21 303 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
22 259 (18.55%) Google Cloud Platform
23 255 (18.27%) DevOps
24 253 (18.12%) Cloudera
25 242 (17.34%) HBase
26 215 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
27 211 (15.11%) Finance
28 205 (14.68%) Software Engineering
29 202 (14.47%) Visualisation
30 190 (13.61%) MongoDB

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
1 739 (52.94%) Apache Spark
2 150 (10.74%) Apache Pig
3 137 (9.81%) Apache
4 91 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (3.37%) Apache Airflow
6 40 (2.87%) Apache Solr
7 27 (1.93%) SAS
8 14 (1.00%) Confluence
9 12 (0.86%) Luigi
10 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.43%) nginx
10 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.14%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 1 (0.072%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.36%) SPSS
4 3 (0.21%) Stata
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.072%) Simulink
6 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.14%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 536 (38.40%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (22.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 259 (18.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 125 (8.95%) Power Platform
5 88 (6.30%) Amazon EMR
6 78 (5.59%) Amazon S3
7 61 (4.37%) Azure Data Factory
8 57 (4.08%) Serverless
9 39 (2.79%) Amazon Kinesis
10 38 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
11 37 (2.65%) GitHub
12 36 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.79%) PaaS
14 25 (1.79%) SaaS
15 16 (1.15%) Google Analytics
16 15 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (1.00%) AWS Fargate
18 13 (0.93%) AWS Data Pipeline
19 11 (0.79%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.86%) Internet
2 12 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (0.72%) Broadband
4 7 (0.50%) FTP
4 7 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (0.36%) HTTP
5 5 (0.36%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.36%) MQTT
6 4 (0.29%) DNS
7 1 (0.072%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (55.66%) Big Data
2 722 (51.72%) Hadoop
3 381 (27.29%) NoSQL
4 376 (26.93%) Apache Hive
5 362 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
6 242 (17.34%) HBase
7 190 (13.61%) MongoDB
8 171 (12.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 158 (11.32%) Impala
10 155 (11.10%) Amazon Redshift
11 154 (11.03%) Data Lake
12 148 (10.60%) Sqoop
13 146 (10.46%) SQL Server
14 125 (8.95%) Power BI
15 118 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
16 115 (8.24%) Relational Database
17 84 (6.02%) MySQL
18 76 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 68 (4.87%) Flink
20 54 (3.87%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 91 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 68 (4.87%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.72%) JIRA
4 23 (1.65%) Maven
5 21 (1.50%) Artifactory
6 18 (1.29%) Gradle
7 15 (1.07%) GitLab
8 12 (0.86%) Ant
9 9 (0.64%) Mercurial
10 7 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.50%) Selenium
10 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.36%) tSQLt
11 5 (0.36%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.29%) Cucumber
General
1 211 (15.11%) Finance
2 142 (10.17%) Law
3 95 (6.81%) Banking
4 94 (6.73%) Retail
5 44 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.86%) Games
6 26 (1.86%) Marketing
7 6 (0.43%) Electronics
7 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.36%) Advertising
8 5 (0.36%) Publishing
9 4 (0.29%) Front Office
9 4 (0.29%) Legal
10 3 (0.21%) International Banking
10 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.072%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.072%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (30.95%) Kafka
2 107 (7.66%) Apache NiFi
3 96 (6.88%) Spark Streaming
4 77 (5.52%) Web Services
5 71 (5.09%) Pandas
6 61 (4.37%) PySpark
7 46 (3.30%) NumPy
8 33 (2.36%) REST
9 31 (2.22%) SciPy
10 30 (2.15%) LAMP
11 29 (2.08%) .NET
11 29 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
11 29 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
11 29 (2.08%) Natural Language Processing
12 28 (2.01%) scikit-learn
13 27 (1.93%) RESTful
14 20 (1.43%) JSON
15 17 (1.22%) XML
16 16 (1.15%) pytest
17 15 (1.07%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 215 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (9.24%) Data Structures
3 93 (6.66%) Algorithms
4 90 (6.45%) Fintech
5 45 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (1.79%) User Experience
7 22 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.22%) Virtual Team
9 11 (0.79%) NHS
9 11 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 10 (0.72%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.72%) Linked Data
10 10 (0.72%) Robotics
11 9 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (0.57%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.57%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.50%) Market Risk
13 7 (0.50%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 154 (11.03%) Linux
2 95 (6.81%) Unix
3 32 (2.29%) Windows
4 9 (0.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.072%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (38.75%) Analytics
2 537 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (33.24%) ETL
4 463 (33.17%) Data Science
5 423 (30.30%) Data Engineering
6 405 (29.01%) Machine Learning
7 309 (22.13%) Data Modelling
8 303 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
9 255 (18.27%) DevOps
10 205 (14.68%) Software Engineering
11 202 (14.47%) Visualisation
12 155 (11.10%) Open Source
13 147 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
14 146 (10.46%) Data Analysis
15 127 (9.10%) Data Visualisation
16 126 (9.03%) Data Integration
17 122 (8.74%) Data Analytics
18 118 (8.45%) MapReduce
19 109 (7.81%) Scrum
20 105 (7.52%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,046 (74.93%) Python
2 741 (53.08%) SQL
3 624 (44.70%) Java
4 566 (40.54%) Scala
5 111 (7.95%) R
6 106 (7.59%) C#
7 55 (3.94%) C++
8 41 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 39 (2.79%) C
9 39 (2.79%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.58%) Go
11 32 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 31 (2.22%) JavaScript
13 30 (2.15%) HiveQL
14 24 (1.72%) Ruby
15 21 (1.50%) PowerShell
16 20 (1.43%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.29%) Clojure
18 17 (1.22%) Perl
19 15 (1.07%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (9.03%) Degree
2 52 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 40 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.65%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.86%) PhD
8 11 (0.79%) MCSA
8 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.72%) PMP
10 5 (0.36%) CCNA
10 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.36%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.21%) VCP6
11 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.072%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.58%) Data Quality
2 21 (1.50%) QA
3 12 (0.86%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) MiFID
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (8.38%) Docker
2 115 (8.24%) HDFS
3 105 (7.52%) Apache Flume
4 90 (6.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.36%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.29%) IAG
7 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.072%) KVM
Systems Management
1 170 (12.18%) Oozie
2 93 (6.66%) Hadoop YARN
3 91 (6.52%) Kubernetes
4 56 (4.01%) Terraform
5 55 (3.94%) Ansible
6 47 (3.37%) Ambari
7 17 (1.22%) Salt
8 12 (0.86%) Nagios
9 9 (0.64%) Kibana
10 7 (0.50%) Puppet
11 5 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.36%) logstash
11 5 (0.36%) Mesos
12 4 (0.29%) Chukwa
12 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.21%) Consul
13 3 (0.21%) Packer
14 2 (0.14%) Chronos
15 1 (0.072%) Graylog
15 1 (0.072%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 253 (18.12%) Cloudera
2 146 (10.46%) Tableau
3 140 (10.03%) Oracle
4 126 (9.03%) Hortonworks
5 125 (8.95%) Google
6 96 (6.88%) Microsoft
7 85 (6.09%) Databricks
8 68 (4.87%) Informatica
9 64 (4.58%) MapR
10 51 (3.65%) Talend
11 46 (3.30%) Teradata
12 24 (1.72%) IBM
13 23 (1.65%) SAP
14 13 (0.93%) Alteryx
15 12 (0.86%) Ab Initio
16 11 (0.79%) Netezza
17 10 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
18 6 (0.43%) Cognizant
19 5 (0.36%) Dataiku
19 5 (0.36%) Virgin Media