Period
to 21 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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

Data Engineer
England > London
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 163 199
Rank change year-on-year +44 +36 +131
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 851 959 1,069
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.73% 2.14% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.26% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 689 751 957
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £50,750
25th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £58,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% - +3.57%
75th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £86,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £96,750
England median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% - +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 28,749 42,384 57,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.29% 94.61% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23,188 34,820 47,776
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £48,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,029 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.72% +1.01% +5.00%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
Central London +58 180 £72,500 - 35
South London -9 17 £62,500 -16.67% 4
West London +47 15 £72,500 +11.54% 8
East London +5 1 £65,000 -10.34% 11
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 651 (76.50%) Python
2 517 (60.75%) SQL
3 477 (56.05%) AWS
4 399 (46.89%) ETL
5 309 (36.31%) Azure
6 296 (34.78%) Big Data
7 294 (34.55%) Data Engineering
8 291 (34.20%) Analytics
9 286 (33.61%) Data Science
10 276 (32.43%) Apache Spark
11 275 (32.31%) GCP
12 218 (25.62%) Data Warehouse
13 217 (25.50%) Business Intelligence
14 216 (25.38%) Java
14 216 (25.38%) Kafka
15 212 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
16 204 (23.97%) Hadoop
17 171 (20.09%) Scala
18 161 (18.92%) Finance
19 159 (18.68%) Kubernetes
20 153 (17.98%) Machine Learning
21 152 (17.86%) Docker
22 149 (17.51%) Data Modelling
23 141 (16.57%) NoSQL
24 135 (15.86%) Artificial Intelligence
24 135 (15.86%) Google
25 132 (15.51%) DevOps
26 130 (15.28%) Amazon Redshift
27 125 (14.69%) Apache Airflow
28 117 (13.75%) Power BI

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 276 (32.43%) Apache Spark
2 125 (14.69%) Apache Airflow
3 65 (7.64%) Apache
4 48 (5.64%) Luigi
5 22 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.59%) SAS
6 15 (1.76%) Apache Pig
7 11 (1.29%) Jupyter
7 11 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.59%) Confluence
10 4 (0.47%) Gunicorn
11 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Pulsar
12 1 (0.12%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.12%) Eikon
2 1 (0.12%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 477 (56.05%) AWS
2 309 (36.31%) Azure
3 275 (32.31%) GCP
4 117 (13.75%) Power Platform
5 79 (9.28%) Amazon S3
6 73 (8.58%) Serverless
7 63 (7.40%) Amazon EMR
8 58 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 52 (6.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 51 (5.99%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (3.76%) Cloud Functions
12 30 (3.53%) IBM Cloud
13 29 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
14 25 (2.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 23 (2.70%) GitHub
16 18 (2.12%) Matillion
17 15 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (1.65%) Google App Engine
18 14 (1.65%) Google Compute Engine
18 14 (1.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.82%) SSH
2 4 (0.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.12%) DNS
3 1 (0.12%) DSL
3 1 (0.12%) HTTP
3 1 (0.12%) Intranet
3 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.12%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (34.78%) Big Data
2 218 (25.62%) Data Warehouse
3 204 (23.97%) Hadoop
4 141 (16.57%) NoSQL
5 130 (15.28%) Amazon Redshift
6 117 (13.75%) Power BI
7 105 (12.34%) Data Lake
8 102 (11.99%) BigQuery
9 95 (11.16%) Tableau
10 94 (11.05%) SQL Server
11 66 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
12 57 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 55 (6.46%) Amazon RDS
14 54 (6.35%) Amazon Athena
14 54 (6.35%) Apache Hive
15 52 (6.11%) Relational Database
15 52 (6.11%) Snowflake Schema
16 43 (5.05%) Looker
17 40 (4.70%) Azure SQL Database
17 40 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (11.99%) Jenkins
2 69 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 36 (4.23%) Vagrant
5 18 (2.12%) JIRA
6 13 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.06%) Artifactory
7 9 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.06%) GitLab
7 9 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.82%) Maven
8 7 (0.82%) Selenium
8 7 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.47%) Arsenale Dataplane
10 3 (0.35%) Hudson
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.24%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.24%) Spinnaker
12 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
General
1 161 (18.92%) Finance
2 59 (6.93%) Banking
3 39 (4.58%) Marketing
4 35 (4.11%) Retail
5 28 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.82%) Law
7 22 (2.59%) Advertising
8 19 (2.23%) Public Sector
9 14 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.06%) Publishing
11 8 (0.94%) Front Office
12 7 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.82%) Games
12 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.59%) Electronics
14 4 (0.47%) Czech Language
14 4 (0.47%) Legal
15 3 (0.35%) Russian Language
16 2 (0.24%) Automotive
16 2 (0.24%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (25.38%) Kafka
2 50 (5.88%) Spark Streaming
3 47 (5.52%) PySpark
4 28 (3.29%) .NET
4 28 (3.29%) REST
5 22 (2.59%) Web Services
6 18 (2.12%) JSON
7 17 (2.00%) TensorFlow
8 15 (1.76%) Akka
8 15 (1.76%) Node.js
8 15 (1.76%) Pandas
9 14 (1.65%) Apache Beam
9 14 (1.65%) Spring Boot
10 13 (1.53%) NumPy
11 12 (1.41%) Apache NiFi
12 11 (1.29%) PostGIS
12 11 (1.29%) scikit-learn
12 11 (1.29%) XML
13 10 (1.18%) Spring
14 9 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.82%) Data Structures
3 39 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (3.41%) Algorithms
4 29 (3.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 17 (2.00%) Equities
6 15 (1.76%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.41%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (0.94%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.94%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.94%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.94%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.71%) Blog
11 6 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.59%) Media Streaming
12 5 (0.59%) Online Banking
12 5 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (5.99%) Linux
2 26 (3.06%) Unix
3 2 (0.24%) Android
3 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (46.89%) ETL
2 294 (34.55%) Data Engineering
3 291 (34.20%) Analytics
4 286 (33.61%) Data Science
5 217 (25.50%) Business Intelligence
6 212 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
7 153 (17.98%) Machine Learning
8 149 (17.51%) Data Modelling
9 135 (15.86%) Artificial Intelligence
10 132 (15.51%) DevOps
11 114 (13.40%) Visualisation
12 103 (12.10%) Data Analytics
13 93 (10.93%) Software Engineering
14 85 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
14 85 (9.99%) Data Architecture
14 85 (9.99%) Data Management
15 79 (9.28%) Fintech
16 70 (8.23%) Mentoring
17 69 (8.11%) Data Integration
18 64 (7.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 651 (76.50%) Python
2 517 (60.75%) SQL
3 216 (25.38%) Java
4 171 (20.09%) Scala
5 68 (7.99%) R
6 46 (5.41%) C#
7 31 (3.64%) JavaScript
8 28 (3.29%) Go
9 26 (3.06%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.06%) PL/SQL
10 25 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 21 (2.47%) C
12 17 (2.00%) C++
13 16 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.76%) HiveQL
15 10 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (1.06%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.94%) VB
17 8 (0.94%) XPath
18 6 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 88 (10.34%) Degree
2 40 (4.70%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.47%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.35%) PhD
9 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.46%) QA
2 48 (5.64%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.00%) GDPR
4 4 (0.47%) GRC
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 152 (17.86%) Docker
2 32 (3.76%) VirtualBox
3 16 (1.88%) HDFS
4 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 159 (18.68%) Kubernetes
2 112 (13.16%) Terraform
3 70 (8.23%) Ansible
4 35 (4.11%) Docker Swarm
5 19 (2.23%) Grafana
5 19 (2.23%) Puppet
6 17 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.88%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.71%) Oozie
9 5 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.47%) Ambari
11 3 (0.35%) Consul
11 3 (0.35%) Graphite
11 3 (0.35%) Nagios
11 3 (0.35%) Opsview
11 3 (0.35%) Packer
11 3 (0.35%) Salt
11 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.12%) Kibana
12 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 135 (15.86%) Google
2 95 (11.16%) Microsoft
3 85 (9.99%) Talend
4 73 (8.58%) Databricks
5 65 (7.64%) Cloudera
5 65 (7.64%) Oracle
6 57 (6.70%) Informatica
7 40 (4.70%) Hortonworks
8 31 (3.64%) IBM
9 18 (2.12%) Alteryx
10 13 (1.53%) Dataiku
11 9 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.94%) StreamSets
12 8 (0.94%) Teradata
13 7 (0.82%) Ab Initio
13 7 (0.82%) SAP
14 3 (0.35%) Foundry
14 3 (0.35%) Instagram
14 3 (0.35%) Netezza
14 3 (0.35%) Palantir