Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 183 226 371
Rank change year-on-year +43 +145 +89
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,014 972 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.55% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.63% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 832 834 510
London median annual salary £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £97,375 £95,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

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 48,483 59,622 66,138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.34% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 39,291 48,777 54,654
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in London

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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
Central London +66 224 £72,500 +7.41% 75
South London +29 28 £75,000 - 6
East London +24 19 £78,250 +20.38% 9
West London +29 17 £65,000 +30.00% 27
North London -17 2 - -
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 710 (70.02%) Python
2 589 (58.09%) SQL
3 518 (51.08%) AWS
4 441 (43.49%) Big Data
5 436 (43.00%) ETL
6 411 (40.53%) Data Science
7 385 (37.97%) Analytics
8 369 (36.39%) Apache Spark
9 366 (36.09%) Azure
10 363 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
11 328 (32.35%) Scala
12 326 (32.15%) Hadoop
13 300 (29.59%) Java
14 287 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
15 278 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
16 272 (26.82%) Data Engineering
17 266 (26.23%) GCP
18 261 (25.74%) Kafka
19 233 (22.98%) Finance
20 221 (21.79%) Data Modelling
21 215 (21.20%) NoSQL
22 186 (18.34%) Google
23 178 (17.55%) DevOps
24 177 (17.46%) Machine Learning
25 176 (17.36%) SQL Server
26 158 (15.58%) Amazon Redshift
27 139 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
27 139 (13.71%) Visualisation
28 137 (13.51%) Git (software)
29 133 (13.12%) Data Lake

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
1 369 (36.39%) Apache Spark
2 104 (10.26%) Apache Airflow
3 63 (6.21%) Apache
4 41 (4.04%) Luigi
5 27 (2.66%) Confluence
6 25 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.89%) SAS
8 7 (0.69%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.49%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.39%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.30%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.099%) nginx
13 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.099%) OpenWhisk
13 1 (0.099%) Pachyderm
13 1 (0.099%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.099%) Simulink
2 1 (0.099%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) Eikon
3 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.099%) RMDS
3 1 (0.099%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 518 (51.08%) AWS
2 366 (36.09%) Azure
3 266 (26.23%) GCP
4 109 (10.75%) Amazon S3
5 98 (9.66%) Power Platform
6 94 (9.27%) Amazon EMR
7 71 (7.00%) Amazon Kinesis
8 66 (6.51%) Serverless
9 63 (6.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 55 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
11 41 (4.04%) PaaS
12 23 (2.27%) SaaS
13 22 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
14 21 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
14 21 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (2.07%) Data Lake Analytics
15 14 (1.38%) Amazon Glacier
16 11 (1.08%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 11 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.18%) Firewall
2 11 (1.08%) Internet
3 8 (0.79%) FTP
4 6 (0.59%) Network Security
5 4 (0.39%) HTTP
6 2 (0.20%) Broadband
6 2 (0.20%) DNS
6 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.20%) VPN
7 1 (0.099%) 4G
7 1 (0.099%) IPFS
7 1 (0.099%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.099%) NAS
7 1 (0.099%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (43.49%) Big Data
2 326 (32.15%) Hadoop
3 287 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
4 215 (21.20%) NoSQL
5 176 (17.36%) SQL Server
6 158 (15.58%) Amazon Redshift
7 133 (13.12%) Data Lake
8 128 (12.62%) Apache Hive
8 128 (12.62%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (11.83%) Relational Database
10 105 (10.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 98 (9.66%) Power BI
12 93 (9.17%) Amazon Athena
12 93 (9.17%) BigQuery
13 91 (8.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 89 (8.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (5.72%) RDBMS
16 53 (5.23%) Flink
17 51 (5.03%) Neo4j
18 49 (4.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 137 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 87 (8.58%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.03%) JIRA
4 38 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 34 (3.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 31 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 27 (2.66%) Jasmine
7 27 (2.66%) Karma Test Runner
7 27 (2.66%) NUnit
8 25 (2.47%) Vagrant
9 15 (1.48%) Maven
10 13 (1.28%) Bitbucket
11 12 (1.18%) Artifactory
12 11 (1.08%) ProC
13 7 (0.69%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.59%) JUnit
14 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.49%) ERwin
16 4 (0.39%) GoCD
16 4 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 233 (22.98%) Finance
2 62 (6.11%) Banking
3 61 (6.02%) Retail
4 54 (5.33%) Games
5 35 (3.45%) Marketing
6 24 (2.37%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.17%) Automotive
8 19 (1.87%) Legal
9 18 (1.78%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.78%) Publishing
10 9 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.79%) Law
12 6 (0.59%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
15 2 (0.20%) Billing
15 2 (0.20%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) iGaming
16 1 (0.099%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (25.74%) Kafka
2 58 (5.72%) RabbitMQ
3 42 (4.14%) Spark Streaming
4 34 (3.35%) TensorFlow
5 33 (3.25%) Web Services
6 32 (3.16%) Pandas
7 27 (2.66%) Enzyme
7 27 (2.66%) Jest
8 22 (2.17%) NumPy
9 21 (2.07%) scikit-learn
10 19 (1.87%) PySpark
10 19 (1.87%) RESTful
11 18 (1.78%) Node.js
12 17 (1.68%) Akka
12 17 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
13 16 (1.58%) Apache Beam
14 15 (1.48%) MDX
15 14 (1.38%) GraphQL
15 14 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
15 14 (1.38%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 139 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (9.37%) Data Structures
3 73 (7.20%) Algorithms
4 65 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
5 42 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (1.78%) Acoustics
8 18 (1.78%) Blog
9 15 (1.48%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.38%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.28%) Virtual Team
12 10 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.99%) PMI
13 8 (0.79%) Online Games
14 7 (0.69%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.69%) User Experience
15 5 (0.49%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
16 4 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.93%) Linux
2 44 (4.34%) Unix
3 7 (0.69%) Windows
4 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (43.00%) ETL
2 411 (40.53%) Data Science
3 385 (37.97%) Analytics
4 363 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
5 278 (27.42%) Business Intelligence
6 272 (26.82%) Data Engineering
7 221 (21.79%) Data Modelling
8 178 (17.55%) DevOps
9 177 (17.46%) Machine Learning
10 139 (13.71%) Visualisation
11 122 (12.03%) Software Engineering
12 108 (10.65%) Data Analytics
13 99 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
13 99 (9.76%) Data Visualisation
14 92 (9.07%) Data Integration
15 88 (8.68%) Computer Science
16 82 (8.09%) Fintech
17 71 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (6.41%) Data Analysis
18 65 (6.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 710 (70.02%) Python
2 589 (58.09%) SQL
3 328 (32.35%) Scala
4 300 (29.59%) Java
5 70 (6.90%) C#
6 62 (6.11%) R
7 54 (5.33%) C++
8 44 (4.34%) PL/SQL
9 30 (2.96%) JavaScript
10 28 (2.76%) Go
11 25 (2.47%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.27%) T-SQL
13 21 (2.07%) U-SQL
14 20 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 19 (1.87%) C
16 16 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.48%) Bash Shell
18 14 (1.38%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.89%) Java 8
20 8 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 94 (9.27%) Degree
2 47 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.28%) PhD
4 11 (1.08%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.99%) Master's Degree
5 10 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.69%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.099%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.51%) Data Quality
2 52 (5.13%) QA
3 8 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.59%) GDPR
5 4 (0.39%) SLA
6 3 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 131 (12.92%) Docker
2 48 (4.73%) HDFS
3 21 (2.07%) VirtualBox
4 14 (1.38%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.099%) Alluxio
7 1 (0.099%) Ceph
7 1 (0.099%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.099%) etcd
7 1 (0.099%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 118 (11.64%) Kubernetes
2 92 (9.07%) Terraform
3 71 (7.00%) Ansible
4 36 (3.55%) Oozie
5 27 (2.66%) Hadoop YARN
6 25 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
7 24 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (2.27%) Puppet
9 15 (1.48%) Istio
10 14 (1.38%) linkerd
11 8 (0.79%) Mesos
11 8 (0.79%) Salt
12 7 (0.69%) Chronos
12 7 (0.69%) Consul
12 7 (0.69%) Control-M
12 7 (0.69%) Grafana
12 7 (0.69%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.59%) BladeLogic
14 5 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.49%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 186 (18.34%) Google
2 124 (12.23%) Tableau
3 111 (10.95%) Oracle
4 80 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 74 (7.30%) Databricks
6 71 (7.00%) Informatica
7 60 (5.92%) Talend
8 54 (5.33%) Cloudera
9 36 (3.55%) Hortonworks
9 36 (3.55%) Teradata
10 26 (2.56%) IBM
11 13 (1.28%) Ab Initio
11 13 (1.28%) Alteryx
12 10 (0.99%) SAP
13 9 (0.89%) Facebook
14 7 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.59%) EXASOL
16 5 (0.49%) Blue Prism
16 5 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
16 5 (0.49%) Snowplow