Period
to 8 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

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

Data Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 76 106
Rank change year-on-year +3 +30 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 42 11 26
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.76% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 1.40% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 27 5 17
10th Percentile £45,140 £43,000 £33,400
25th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -8.68%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £59,750 £58,700
Scotland median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.91% +37.50% -19.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,407 787 1,688
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 95.16% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 961 574 1,188
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,150 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.23%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £63,603
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Glasgow

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in Glasgow

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Glasgow region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (76.19%) Python
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) Data Engineering
4 15 (35.71%) Apache Spark
4 15 (35.71%) Azure
4 15 (35.71%) Data Pipeline
5 13 (30.95%) Data Quality
5 13 (30.95%) ETL
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (28.57%) Big Data
6 12 (28.57%) DevOps
7 11 (26.19%) AWS
8 10 (23.81%) Advertising
8 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (23.81%) Social Skills
9 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
9 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
9 9 (21.43%) Kafka
10 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
10 8 (19.05%) Data Management
11 7 (16.67%) Content Management
11 7 (16.67%) Migration
11 7 (16.67%) CMS
11 7 (16.67%) JSON
11 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
11 7 (16.67%) .NET
11 7 (16.67%) HTML
11 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.67%) XML

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 15 (35.71%) Apache Spark
2 7 (16.67%) CMS
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (9.52%) Apache Pig
4 3 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (4.76%) Apache
6 1 (2.38%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (35.71%) Azure
2 11 (26.19%) AWS
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (14.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 6 (14.29%) Power Platform
5 5 (11.90%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (11.90%) Snowflake
6 4 (9.52%) GCP
7 2 (4.76%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (4.76%) GitHub
8 1 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (2.38%) Google Data Studio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Big Data
2 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) Power BI
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (11.90%) Data Lake
5 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
7 2 (4.76%) Metadata
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.38%) BigQuery
8 1 (2.38%) Impala
8 1 (2.38%) Looker
8 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (2.38%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) Spinnaker
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (23.81%) Advertising
1 10 (23.81%) Social Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.38%) Local Government
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Kafka
2 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) JSON
2 7 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Beam
3 2 (4.76%) PySpark
4 1 (2.38%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (11.90%) Data Structures
2 5 (11.90%) Podcast
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Data Engineering
2 15 (35.71%) Data Pipeline
3 13 (30.95%) ETL
4 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (28.57%) DevOps
5 10 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
6 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 8 (19.05%) Data Management
8 7 (16.67%) Analytics
8 7 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (16.67%) Content Management
8 7 (16.67%) Data Integration
8 7 (16.67%) Data Migration
8 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Content Management
8 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.67%) Migration
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (9.52%) Data Extraction
10 4 (9.52%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) Python
2 23 (54.76%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (9.52%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.52%) Scala
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) Data Quality
2 5 (11.90%) QA
3 3 (7.14%) Accessibility
4 1 (2.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 6 (14.29%) Databricks
4 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (7.14%) RedGate
6 2 (4.76%) Google
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) StreamSets
7 1 (2.38%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks