Period
to 14 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 412 640
Rank change year-on-year +120 +228 +169
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,448 1,171 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.11% 0.75% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.78% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,209 871 528
England median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £43,000 £41,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £94,040 £92,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £66,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -1.52% +5.60% +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 124,879 150,446 159,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.15% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 100,342 122,132 129,104
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 14 September 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 14 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 +80 981 £72,500 +3.57% 173
South West +116 169 £53,700 +26.35% 24
North of England +77 116 £54,319 +14.36% 26
South East -2 103 £50,000 -13.04% 26
North West +59 67 £65,000 +18.18% 22
Midlands +36 51 £52,500 -12.50% 23
Yorkshire +18 38 £47,503 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +43 32 £52,500 - 18
East of England +65 28 £67,500 +22.73% 16
East Midlands +7 19 £52,500 -16.00% 5
North East +36 11 £53,638 +22.60% 3
Data Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 England region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 1,027 (70.93%) Python
2 811 (56.01%) SQL
3 721 (49.79%) Big Data
4 628 (43.37%) Apache Spark
5 592 (40.88%) Hadoop
6 569 (39.30%) AWS
7 568 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
8 564 (38.95%) Analytics
9 537 (37.09%) ETL
10 503 (34.74%) Data Science
11 466 (32.18%) Scala
12 453 (31.28%) Java
13 446 (30.80%) Data Warehouse
14 427 (29.49%) Data Engineering
15 391 (27.00%) Business Intelligence
16 362 (25.00%) Azure
17 334 (23.07%) Machine Learning
18 312 (21.55%) Apache Hive
19 303 (20.93%) NoSQL
20 294 (20.30%) Data Modelling
21 289 (19.96%) Kafka
22 276 (19.06%) GCP
23 238 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
24 225 (15.54%) DevOps
25 217 (14.99%) Finance
26 201 (13.88%) Google
27 193 (13.33%) SQL Server
28 181 (12.50%) Visualisation
29 180 (12.43%) Software Engineering
30 172 (11.88%) Data Lake

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
1 628 (43.37%) Apache Spark
2 115 (7.94%) Apache
3 81 (5.59%) Apache Airflow
4 59 (4.07%) Apache Pig
5 55 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (2.00%) Confluence
7 28 (1.93%) SAS
8 24 (1.66%) Luigi
9 20 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 17 (1.17%) Jupyter
11 7 (0.48%) nginx
12 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.069%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 41 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.28%) SPSS
3 3 (0.21%) Stata
4 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.069%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.069%) Eikon
2 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.069%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 569 (39.30%) AWS
2 362 (25.00%) Azure
3 276 (19.06%) GCP
4 119 (8.22%) Power Platform
5 108 (7.46%) Amazon S3
6 87 (6.01%) Amazon EMR
7 79 (5.46%) Serverless
8 51 (3.52%) Amazon Kinesis
9 47 (3.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 46 (3.18%) AWS Lambda
11 42 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (2.49%) PaaS
13 35 (2.42%) Amazon ECS
14 33 (2.28%) Google Analytics
15 32 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
16 29 (2.00%) SaaS
17 26 (1.80%) GitHub
18 25 (1.73%) AWS Fargate
19 23 (1.59%) IaaS
20 20 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.00%) Internet
2 11 (0.76%) Broadband
2 11 (0.76%) Firewall
3 8 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.28%) FTP
4 4 (0.28%) Network Security
5 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.069%) DMZ
6 1 (0.069%) DNS
6 1 (0.069%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.069%) LAN
6 1 (0.069%) MQTT
6 1 (0.069%) NAS
6 1 (0.069%) SAN
6 1 (0.069%) SSL
6 1 (0.069%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 721 (49.79%) Big Data
2 592 (40.88%) Hadoop
3 446 (30.80%) Data Warehouse
4 312 (21.55%) Apache Hive
5 303 (20.93%) NoSQL
6 193 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 172 (11.88%) Data Lake
8 139 (9.60%) Relational Database
9 129 (8.91%) HBase
9 129 (8.91%) MongoDB
10 119 (8.22%) Power BI
11 115 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
12 114 (7.87%) Impala
13 103 (7.11%) Amazon Redshift
14 101 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
15 97 (6.70%) BigQuery
16 92 (6.35%) MySQL
17 88 (6.08%) Sqoop
18 70 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 59 (4.07%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 116 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 100 (6.91%) Jenkins
3 57 (3.94%) JIRA
4 19 (1.31%) GitLab
5 16 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 16 (1.10%) Maven
6 15 (1.04%) Selenium
7 11 (0.76%) Bitbucket
7 11 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 11 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.69%) ERwin
9 8 (0.55%) HP UFT
9 8 (0.55%) ProC
10 7 (0.48%) Subversion
10 7 (0.48%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 217 (14.99%) Finance
2 104 (7.18%) Retail
3 102 (7.04%) Banking
4 59 (4.07%) Law
5 52 (3.59%) Games
6 27 (1.86%) Publishing
7 24 (1.66%) Marketing
8 20 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.10%) Public Sector
10 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 7 (0.48%) Electronics
11 7 (0.48%) Legal
12 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.28%) Automotive
12 4 (0.28%) Front Office
12 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.14%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (19.96%) Kafka
2 86 (5.94%) Pandas
3 81 (5.59%) Web Services
4 65 (4.49%) Apache NiFi
5 64 (4.42%) PySpark
6 52 (3.59%) Spark Streaming
7 42 (2.90%) NumPy
8 41 (2.83%) scikit-learn
9 37 (2.56%) Apache Beam
10 33 (2.28%) TensorFlow
11 29 (2.00%) .NET
12 26 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (1.80%) XML
13 25 (1.73%) HTML
13 25 (1.73%) JSON
13 25 (1.73%) pytest
14 24 (1.66%) Node.js
15 23 (1.59%) Keras
15 23 (1.59%) REST
16 20 (1.38%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 238 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.98%) Data Structures
3 83 (5.73%) Algorithms
4 60 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 44 (3.04%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 16 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (0.90%) User Experience
10 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.69%) Online Games
11 10 (0.69%) PMI
12 9 (0.62%) Hedge funds
12 9 (0.62%) Mobile Games
12 9 (0.62%) NHS
13 8 (0.55%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.48%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.48%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.05%) Linux
2 87 (6.01%) Unix
3 21 (1.45%) Windows
4 11 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (38.95%) Analytics
3 537 (37.09%) ETL
4 503 (34.74%) Data Science
5 427 (29.49%) Data Engineering
6 391 (27.00%) Business Intelligence
7 334 (23.07%) Machine Learning
8 294 (20.30%) Data Modelling
9 225 (15.54%) DevOps
10 181 (12.50%) Visualisation
11 180 (12.43%) Software Engineering
12 133 (9.19%) Data Architecture
13 123 (8.49%) Data Analytics
14 114 (7.87%) Data Management
15 111 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
16 109 (7.53%) Computer Science
17 107 (7.39%) Artificial Intelligence
18 105 (7.25%) Mentoring
19 103 (7.11%) Open Source
20 100 (6.91%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,027 (70.93%) Python
2 811 (56.01%) SQL
3 466 (32.18%) Scala
4 453 (31.28%) Java
5 158 (10.91%) R
6 94 (6.49%) C#
7 65 (4.49%) JavaScript
8 59 (4.07%) PL/SQL
9 50 (3.45%) C++
10 38 (2.62%) HiveQL
11 36 (2.49%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 32 (2.21%) T-SQL
14 30 (2.07%) C
15 25 (1.73%) Go
16 24 (1.66%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 13 (0.90%) Ruby
18 13 (0.90%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (9.46%) Degree
2 45 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.80%) PhD
6 25 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 23 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.45%) AWS Certification
9 16 (1.10%) Master's Degree
10 15 (1.04%) PMP
11 1 (0.069%) ISEB
11 1 (0.069%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.069%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 47 (3.25%) QA
3 9 (0.62%) GDPR
4 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 150 (10.36%) Docker
2 100 (6.91%) HDFS
3 56 (3.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 32 (2.21%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.28%) Cronacle
6 4 (0.28%) IAG
7 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 108 (7.46%) Kubernetes
2 91 (6.28%) Oozie
3 74 (5.11%) Hadoop YARN
4 66 (4.56%) Terraform
5 25 (1.73%) Ansible
6 20 (1.38%) Ambari
7 15 (1.04%) Consul
8 11 (0.76%) Control-M
9 7 (0.48%) Mesos
10 6 (0.41%) Puppet
11 5 (0.35%) Chukwa
11 5 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.35%) Kibana
11 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.28%) Istio
12 4 (0.28%) linkerd
13 3 (0.21%) Chronos
13 3 (0.21%) Rancher
14 2 (0.14%) logstash
14 2 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 201 (13.88%) Google
2 171 (11.81%) Tableau
3 150 (10.36%) Cloudera
4 132 (9.12%) Oracle
5 115 (7.94%) Informatica
6 97 (6.70%) Microsoft
7 77 (5.32%) Teradata
8 75 (5.18%) Databricks
9 54 (3.73%) Hortonworks
10 46 (3.18%) Talend
11 27 (1.86%) Ab Initio
11 27 (1.86%) MapR
12 22 (1.52%) Alteryx
13 17 (1.17%) Netezza
14 16 (1.10%) IBM
15 12 (0.83%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.83%) SAP
16 10 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.69%) Splunk
17 8 (0.55%) Atlassian