Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 242 316
Rank change year-on-year +64 +74 +144
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,489 1,309 1,420
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.90% 1.42% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.49% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,027 1,205
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £48,519 £52,500 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £70,000 £69,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% +0.72% +6.92%
75th Percentile £80,000 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% - +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 72,582 87,912 129,472
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.65% 95.24% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 56,980 71,944 104,840
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,397
Median % change year-on-year - +4.97% +4.79%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £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 9 May 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 9 May 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 +31 876 £70,000 -3.45% 151
North of England +96 197 £55,000 +0.60% 30
South East +65 126 £60,000 - 22
Midlands +35 119 £57,500 +4.55% 13
Yorkshire +58 100 £51,750 -5.91% 14
South West +11 91 £50,000 - 10
West Midlands +15 88 £58,750 +6.82% 12
North West +69 87 £60,000 +23.08% 14
East of England +44 48 £70,000 +12.00% 20
East Midlands +34 30 £55,000 -12.00% 1
North East +16 10 £57,500 +5.18% 2
Data Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 976 (65.55%) Python
2 898 (60.31%) SQL
3 712 (47.82%) AWS
4 689 (46.27%) ETL
5 667 (44.80%) Azure
6 530 (35.59%) Data Engineering
7 526 (35.33%) Data Warehouse
8 515 (34.59%) Analytics
9 490 (32.91%) Data Pipeline
10 484 (32.51%) Business Intelligence
11 463 (31.09%) Big Data
12 425 (28.54%) Data Science
13 409 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
14 408 (27.40%) GCP
15 386 (25.92%) Apache Spark
16 331 (22.23%) Data Modelling
17 309 (20.75%) Hadoop
18 291 (19.54%) Java
19 283 (19.01%) Power BI
19 283 (19.01%) Power Platform
20 278 (18.67%) Kafka
21 268 (18.00%) Data Lake
22 256 (17.19%) DevOps
23 254 (17.06%) SQL Server
24 253 (16.99%) Finance
25 249 (16.72%) Microsoft
26 232 (15.58%) Scala
27 228 (15.31%) Visualisation
28 227 (15.25%) Machine Learning
29 207 (13.90%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 386 (25.92%) Apache Spark
2 147 (9.87%) Apache Airflow
3 95 (6.38%) Apache
4 54 (3.63%) Luigi
5 33 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (2.01%) SAS
7 16 (1.07%) Apache Pig
8 13 (0.87%) Jupyter
8 13 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.67%) Confluence
10 9 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.34%) Gunicorn
12 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.13%) Anypoint
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Synapse
13 2 (0.13%) Mule
14 1 (0.067%) Apache Pulsar
14 1 (0.067%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 25 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.067%) Eikon
3 1 (0.067%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.067%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 712 (47.82%) AWS
2 667 (44.80%) Azure
3 408 (27.40%) GCP
4 283 (19.01%) Power Platform
5 170 (11.42%) Azure Data Factory
6 115 (7.72%) Serverless
7 109 (7.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 89 (5.98%) Amazon S3
9 77 (5.17%) Amazon EMR
10 71 (4.77%) Amazon Kinesis
11 54 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
12 47 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
13 37 (2.48%) Cloud Functions
14 34 (2.28%) IBM Cloud
15 30 (2.01%) Matillion
15 30 (2.01%) SaaS
16 26 (1.75%) GitHub
17 25 (1.68%) Azure Stack
18 23 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
19 22 (1.48%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.47%) SSH
2 5 (0.34%) Internet
3 2 (0.13%) Broadband
3 2 (0.13%) FTP
3 2 (0.13%) HTTP
3 2 (0.13%) PBX
4 1 (0.067%) DNS
4 1 (0.067%) DSL
4 1 (0.067%) Intranet
4 1 (0.067%) Network Security
4 1 (0.067%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.067%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.067%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.067%) VoIP
4 1 (0.067%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 526 (35.33%) Data Warehouse
2 463 (31.09%) Big Data
3 309 (20.75%) Hadoop
4 283 (19.01%) Power BI
5 268 (18.00%) Data Lake
6 254 (17.06%) SQL Server
7 207 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 204 (13.70%) Amazon Redshift
9 202 (13.57%) NoSQL
10 176 (11.82%) Tableau
11 142 (9.54%) BigQuery
12 120 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
13 113 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 103 (6.92%) Snowflake Schema
15 102 (6.85%) Relational Database
15 102 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 87 (5.84%) Amazon Athena
17 80 (5.37%) Apache Hive
18 72 (4.84%) Azure SQL Database
19 67 (4.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 134 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 130 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 59 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 55 (3.69%) Vagrant
5 24 (1.61%) JIRA
6 21 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
7 19 (1.28%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.21%) Hudson
8 18 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.07%) Maven
10 14 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.87%) Artifactory
12 12 (0.81%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.47%) GitLab
13 7 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.47%) Selenium
13 7 (0.47%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.34%) Spinnaker
15 4 (0.27%) Arsenale Dataplane
15 4 (0.27%) CircleCI
General
1 253 (16.99%) Finance
2 171 (11.48%) Social Skills
3 118 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (4.63%) Retail
5 66 (4.43%) Banking
6 44 (2.96%) Marketing
6 44 (2.96%) Public Sector
7 43 (2.89%) Law
8 31 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.61%) Advertising
9 24 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
10 20 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
11 19 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 18 (1.21%) Publishing
13 15 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (0.87%) Games
15 12 (0.81%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.74%) Front Office
17 9 (0.60%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (18.67%) Kafka
2 62 (4.16%) Spark Streaming
3 53 (3.56%) PySpark
4 42 (2.82%) Web Services
5 35 (2.35%) .NET
6 33 (2.22%) REST
7 28 (1.88%) Apache Beam
8 26 (1.75%) Pandas
9 25 (1.68%) JSON
10 23 (1.54%) Node.js
11 19 (1.28%) Flask
11 19 (1.28%) TensorFlow
12 17 (1.14%) XML
13 16 (1.07%) NumPy
14 15 (1.01%) Akka
14 15 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
14 15 (1.01%) Spring Boot
15 13 (0.87%) Django
16 12 (0.81%) PostGIS
16 12 (0.81%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.30%) Data Structures
2 52 (3.49%) Algorithms
3 49 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 20 (1.34%) Life Science
8 18 (1.21%) Equities
9 17 (1.14%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.07%) NHS
11 12 (0.81%) Blog
11 12 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.54%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.47%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.47%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.47%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
16 5 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (4.97%) Linux
2 28 (1.88%) Unix
3 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.13%) Android
4 2 (0.13%) Windows
5 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 689 (46.27%) ETL
2 530 (35.59%) Data Engineering
3 515 (34.59%) Analytics
4 490 (32.91%) Data Pipeline
5 484 (32.51%) Business Intelligence
6 425 (28.54%) Data Science
7 409 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
8 331 (22.23%) Data Modelling
9 256 (17.19%) DevOps
10 228 (15.31%) Visualisation
11 227 (15.25%) Machine Learning
12 207 (13.90%) Artificial Intelligence
13 154 (10.34%) Data Analytics
14 152 (10.21%) Data Architecture
15 132 (8.87%) Software Engineering
16 125 (8.39%) Data Management
17 123 (8.26%) Computer Science
17 123 (8.26%) Data Visualisation
18 119 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (7.99%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 976 (65.55%) Python
2 898 (60.31%) SQL
3 291 (19.54%) Java
4 232 (15.58%) Scala
5 121 (8.13%) R
6 90 (6.04%) C#
7 80 (5.37%) T-SQL
8 44 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 39 (2.62%) PL/SQL
10 38 (2.55%) Go
11 35 (2.35%) C
12 32 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.08%) C++
14 26 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.28%) HiveQL
16 18 (1.21%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 12 (0.81%) U-SQL
18 8 (0.54%) Clojure
18 8 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 150 (10.07%) Degree
2 70 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 57 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.34%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.34%) PhD
10 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.13%) CCNP
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.13%) HND
12 1 (0.067%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.067%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.91%) Data Quality
2 68 (4.57%) QA
3 22 (1.48%) GDPR
4 5 (0.34%) GRC
4 5 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.067%) NCSC
5 1 (0.067%) TickIT
System Software
1 192 (12.89%) Docker
2 36 (2.42%) VirtualBox
3 26 (1.75%) HDFS
4 9 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.067%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.067%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 195 (13.10%) Kubernetes
2 162 (10.88%) Terraform
3 94 (6.31%) Ansible
4 54 (3.63%) Docker Swarm
5 37 (2.48%) Puppet
6 34 (2.28%) Grafana
7 33 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (1.54%) Packer
9 19 (1.28%) Graphite
9 19 (1.28%) Nagios
9 19 (1.28%) Opsview
10 18 (1.21%) Consul
10 18 (1.21%) Prometheus
10 18 (1.21%) Salt
10 18 (1.21%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.60%) Oozie
12 6 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.27%) Ambari
14 1 (0.067%) Kibana
14 1 (0.067%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 249 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 200 (13.43%) Databricks
3 180 (12.09%) Google
4 140 (9.40%) Oracle
5 128 (8.60%) Talend
6 81 (5.44%) Informatica
7 76 (5.10%) Cloudera
8 47 (3.16%) Hortonworks
9 43 (2.89%) IBM
10 32 (2.15%) Teradata
11 27 (1.81%) Alteryx
12 21 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.28%) SAP
14 14 (0.94%) Cognos
15 13 (0.87%) Dataiku
16 9 (0.60%) Snowplow
17 8 (0.54%) ESRI
18 7 (0.47%) Ab Initio
18 7 (0.47%) Cisco
18 7 (0.47%) MicroStrategy