Period
to 5 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 213 320 440
Rank change year-on-year +107 +120 +166
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,243 1,370 1,097
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.08% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 989 1,178 865
Median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,763 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,109 £62,500
% change year-on-year +0.58% +7.37% -

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 75,806 126,905 154,954
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.97% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 61,290 101,700 126,733
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +62 896 £72,500 - 90
South East +162 118 £60,000 +11.11% 15
Midlands +133 75 £55,000 - 9
North of England +102 70 £52,500 +6.41% 12
West Midlands +134 67 £55,000 +4.76% 7
South West +14 50 £50,000 -7.41% 2
North West +77 40 £47,500 -13.64% 10
Yorkshire +92 28 £55,000 +11.48% 2
East of England +65 25 £53,912 -10.15% 14
East Midlands +54 8 £63,750 +15.91% 2
North East +5 2 £42,500 -13.86%
Data Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 841 (67.66%) Python
2 690 (55.51%) SQL
3 545 (43.85%) AWS
4 526 (42.32%) ETL
5 499 (40.14%) Big Data
6 480 (38.62%) Analytics
7 425 (34.19%) Azure
8 384 (30.89%) Apache Spark
9 377 (30.33%) Data Science
10 360 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
11 356 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
12 349 (28.08%) Data Warehouse
13 333 (26.79%) Java
14 323 (25.99%) Data Engineering
15 318 (25.58%) Kafka
16 316 (25.42%) Hadoop
17 309 (24.86%) Scala
18 292 (23.49%) GCP
19 254 (20.43%) Data Lake
20 242 (19.47%) Machine Learning
20 242 (19.47%) SQL Server
21 237 (19.07%) Finance
22 228 (18.34%) NoSQL
23 220 (17.70%) Data Modelling
24 217 (17.46%) DevOps
25 206 (16.57%) Power BI
25 206 (16.57%) Power Platform
26 197 (15.85%) Docker
27 180 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
27 180 (14.48%) Amazon Redshift

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
1 384 (30.89%) Apache Spark
2 116 (9.33%) Apache Airflow
3 104 (8.37%) Apache
4 45 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (3.54%) Luigi
6 25 (2.01%) SAS
7 18 (1.45%) Jupyter
8 13 (1.05%) Confluence
9 6 (0.48%) Apache Synapse
10 4 (0.32%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.24%) nginx
11 3 (0.24%) Tornado
12 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.080%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.080%) OpenWhisk
13 1 (0.080%) Pachyderm
13 1 (0.080%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.48%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (0.32%) Raiser's Edge
2 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.080%) Eikon
4 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.080%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.080%) RMDS
4 1 (0.080%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 545 (43.85%) AWS
2 425 (34.19%) Azure
3 292 (23.49%) GCP
4 206 (16.57%) Power Platform
5 111 (8.93%) Amazon S3
6 100 (8.05%) Azure Data Factory
7 96 (7.72%) Amazon EMR
8 83 (6.68%) Serverless
9 71 (5.71%) Amazon Kinesis
10 56 (4.51%) AWS Lambda
11 52 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
12 44 (3.54%) SaaS
13 31 (2.49%) Amazon SQS
14 24 (1.93%) PaaS
15 23 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
16 20 (1.61%) Data Lake Analytics
17 17 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
18 16 (1.29%) GitHub
19 14 (1.13%) Apigee
20 10 (0.80%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.97%) Wireless
2 11 (0.88%) WAN
2 11 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (0.72%) Internet
3 9 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
4 6 (0.48%) BGP
5 5 (0.40%) LAN
5 5 (0.40%) SSL
6 4 (0.32%) HTTP
6 4 (0.32%) Network Security
7 3 (0.24%) Skype
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.16%) Firewall
8 2 (0.16%) FTP
8 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.16%) PABX
9 1 (0.080%) DSL
9 1 (0.080%) PBX
9 1 (0.080%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (40.14%) Big Data
2 349 (28.08%) Data Warehouse
3 316 (25.42%) Hadoop
4 254 (20.43%) Data Lake
5 242 (19.47%) SQL Server
6 228 (18.34%) NoSQL
7 206 (16.57%) Power BI
8 180 (14.48%) Amazon Redshift
9 134 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
10 129 (10.38%) Relational Database
11 123 (9.90%) BigQuery
12 117 (9.41%) Apache Hive
13 108 (8.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 102 (8.21%) Snowflake Schema
15 97 (7.80%) Apache Cassandra
16 87 (7.00%) MongoDB
17 86 (6.92%) Amazon Athena
18 71 (5.71%) MySQL
19 69 (5.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 69 (5.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 149 (11.99%) Git (software)
2 104 (8.37%) Jenkins
3 36 (2.90%) Artifactory
4 26 (2.09%) GitLab
5 24 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 22 (1.77%) Maven
7 20 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 19 (1.53%) JIRA
9 17 (1.37%) Vagrant
10 16 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.21%) Jasmine
11 15 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
11 15 (1.21%) NUnit
12 14 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.80%) JUnit
14 10 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
16 7 (0.56%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.56%) GoCD
General
1 237 (19.07%) Finance
2 72 (5.79%) Marketing
3 64 (5.15%) Banking
4 58 (4.67%) Retail
5 39 (3.14%) Legal
6 29 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 24 (1.93%) Advertising
7 24 (1.93%) Games
8 20 (1.61%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.45%) Automotive
11 13 (1.05%) Law
12 10 (0.80%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.48%) Front Office
14 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.080%) iGaming
16 1 (0.080%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.080%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (25.58%) Kafka
2 65 (5.23%) PySpark
3 56 (4.51%) .NET
4 47 (3.78%) Spark Streaming
5 41 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
6 36 (2.90%) Web Services
7 33 (2.65%) Pandas
8 29 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
8 29 (2.33%) NumPy
9 28 (2.25%) HTML
9 28 (2.25%) TensorFlow
10 27 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
11 25 (2.01%) REST
12 24 (1.93%) D3.js
13 22 (1.77%) CSS
14 21 (1.69%) ASP.NET
14 21 (1.69%) React
15 19 (1.53%) MDX
15 19 (1.53%) scikit-learn
16 18 (1.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 180 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (8.05%) Data Structures
3 76 (6.11%) Greenfield Project
4 60 (4.83%) Algorithms
5 42 (3.38%) Hedge funds
6 31 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.69%) Equities
8 19 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.37%) Acoustics
9 17 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.21%) User Experience
11 14 (1.13%) Blog
11 14 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.88%) Data Centre
13 10 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.72%) CCTV
14 9 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
15 8 (0.64%) PMI
15 8 (0.64%) Social Media
16 5 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (6.60%) Linux
2 49 (3.94%) Unix
3 11 (0.88%) Windows
4 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.080%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (42.32%) ETL
2 480 (38.62%) Analytics
3 377 (30.33%) Data Science
4 360 (28.96%) Business Intelligence
5 356 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
6 323 (25.99%) Data Engineering
7 242 (19.47%) Machine Learning
8 220 (17.70%) Data Modelling
9 217 (17.46%) DevOps
10 147 (11.83%) Data Analytics
11 146 (11.75%) Software Engineering
12 143 (11.50%) Visualisation
13 140 (11.26%) Artificial Intelligence
14 102 (8.21%) Microservices
15 99 (7.96%) Data Integration
16 97 (7.80%) Fintech
17 95 (7.64%) Data Analysis
18 94 (7.56%) Computer Science
19 86 (6.92%) Scrum
20 84 (6.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 841 (67.66%) Python
2 690 (55.51%) SQL
3 333 (26.79%) Java
4 309 (24.86%) Scala
5 131 (10.54%) R
6 95 (7.64%) C#
7 86 (6.92%) C++
8 65 (5.23%) JavaScript
9 52 (4.18%) Go
10 34 (2.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 30 (2.41%) C
11 30 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 30 (2.41%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.61%) U-SQL
13 15 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.21%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.13%) Perl
15 12 (0.97%) HiveQL
15 12 (0.97%) Ruby
15 12 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 175 (14.08%) Degree
2 59 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.37%) PhD
6 16 (1.29%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.64%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.32%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.16%) CCNA
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.94%) Data Quality
2 33 (2.65%) QA
3 31 (2.49%) GAAP
4 3 (0.24%) GDPR
5 1 (0.080%) COBIT
5 1 (0.080%) NIST
System Software
1 197 (15.85%) Docker
2 36 (2.90%) HDFS
3 17 (1.37%) Apache Flume
4 14 (1.13%) VirtualBox
5 9 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.080%) Alluxio
8 1 (0.080%) Ceph
8 1 (0.080%) etcd
8 1 (0.080%) Firmware
8 1 (0.080%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 173 (13.92%) Kubernetes
2 90 (7.24%) Terraform
3 57 (4.59%) Ansible
4 25 (2.01%) Hadoop YARN
5 21 (1.69%) Docker Swarm
6 19 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.45%) Oozie
8 14 (1.13%) Puppet
9 8 (0.64%) Grafana
9 8 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.64%) Rancher
10 7 (0.56%) Istio
10 7 (0.56%) Mesos
10 7 (0.56%) Salt
11 6 (0.48%) Kibana
11 6 (0.48%) linkerd
11 6 (0.48%) Nagios
12 4 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.32%) Chronos
12 4 (0.32%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 175 (14.08%) Tableau
2 169 (13.60%) Google
3 143 (11.50%) Microsoft
4 138 (11.10%) Oracle
5 106 (8.53%) Databricks
6 70 (5.63%) Talend
7 65 (5.23%) Informatica
8 57 (4.59%) Cloudera
9 49 (3.94%) Teradata
10 41 (3.30%) Alteryx
11 33 (2.65%) Automation Anywhere
11 33 (2.65%) Blue Prism
11 33 (2.65%) Cadence
11 33 (2.65%) UiPath
12 32 (2.57%) Hortonworks
13 27 (2.17%) Splunk
14 20 (1.61%) IBM
15 19 (1.53%) Ab Initio
16 18 (1.45%) Juniper
16 18 (1.45%) Nokia