Period
to 18 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £72,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 128 206
Rank change year-on-year -19 +78 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,262 511 991
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.51% 2.64% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.82% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,044 385 846
10th Percentile £46,250 £47,500 £46,250
25th Percentile £57,000 £57,500 £56,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,713
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -7.41% -

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 45,031 18,104 51,962
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.47% 93.51% 95.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30,951 15,348 42,772
10th Percentile £41,222 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +53 250 £71,750 +4.36% 49
South London -25 18 £60,000 -4.00% 3
East London -22 16 £85,000 +21.43% 17
West London -72 10 £75,000 - 13
North London - 2 £52,500 - 7
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 915 (72.50%) Python
2 829 (65.69%) SQL
3 628 (49.76%) AWS
4 525 (41.60%) Analytics
5 500 (39.62%) ETL
6 467 (37.00%) Data Warehouse
6 467 (37.00%) Azure
7 463 (36.69%) Data Engineering
8 429 (33.99%) Data Pipeline
9 423 (33.52%) Data Science
10 406 (32.17%) Apache Spark
11 386 (30.59%) Java
12 372 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
13 368 (29.16%) Business Intelligence
14 345 (27.34%) Big Data
15 338 (26.78%) Data Modelling
16 310 (24.56%) Finance
16 310 (24.56%) GCP
17 301 (23.85%) Kafka
18 280 (22.19%) Data Lake
19 244 (19.33%) Power BI
19 244 (19.33%) Power Platform
20 221 (17.51%) Hadoop
21 209 (16.56%) Artificial Intelligence
22 207 (16.40%) Machine Learning
23 203 (16.09%) Social Skills
24 200 (15.85%) Scala
25 187 (14.82%) DevOps
26 185 (14.66%) Visualisation
27 183 (14.50%) Data Management

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
1 406 (32.17%) Apache Spark
2 180 (14.26%) Apache Airflow
3 101 (8.00%) Apache
4 45 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (1.82%) Luigi
6 22 (1.74%) Confluence
7 21 (1.66%) Gunicorn
7 21 (1.66%) SAS
8 10 (0.79%) Apache Pig
9 9 (0.71%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.32%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Pulsar
12 2 (0.16%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.16%) Mule
13 1 (0.079%) Apache Synapse
13 1 (0.079%) CMS
13 1 (0.079%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.079%) Tornado
Applications
1 35 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.079%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 628 (49.76%) AWS
2 467 (37.00%) Azure
3 310 (24.56%) GCP
4 244 (19.33%) Power Platform
5 152 (12.04%) Snowflake
6 147 (11.65%) Serverless
7 133 (10.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 100 (7.92%) Amazon S3
9 99 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
10 81 (6.42%) Amazon EMR
11 80 (6.34%) Amazon EC2
12 67 (5.31%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 57 (4.52%) Amazon Kinesis
14 47 (3.72%) Amazon ECS
15 36 (2.85%) GitHub
16 35 (2.77%) SaaS
17 29 (2.30%) PaaS
18 27 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
19 24 (1.90%) Azure Functions
20 21 (1.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.87%) FTP
2 9 (0.71%) DNS
3 8 (0.63%) DHCP
3 8 (0.63%) HTTPS
3 8 (0.63%) IPv4
3 8 (0.63%) IPv6
3 8 (0.63%) SMTP
3 8 (0.63%) SNMP
3 8 (0.63%) SSH
3 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.40%) IPsec
4 5 (0.40%) VPN
5 4 (0.32%) WPA
6 3 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (0.24%) HTTP
6 3 (0.24%) Wireless
7 2 (0.16%) Network Security
8 1 (0.079%) ATM
8 1 (0.079%) DSL
8 1 (0.079%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 467 (37.00%) Data Warehouse
2 345 (27.34%) Big Data
3 280 (22.19%) Data Lake
4 244 (19.33%) Power BI
5 221 (17.51%) Hadoop
6 174 (13.79%) Amazon Redshift
6 174 (13.79%) NoSQL
7 144 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
8 137 (10.86%) SQL Server
9 135 (10.70%) Tableau
10 98 (7.77%) Relational Database
11 88 (6.97%) BigQuery
12 86 (6.81%) Amazon Athena
13 85 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 80 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 75 (5.94%) MySQL
16 72 (5.71%) Apache Hive
17 61 (4.83%) MongoDB
18 53 (4.20%) Azure SQL Database
19 47 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 96 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 66 (5.23%) Jenkins
3 38 (3.01%) JIRA
4 23 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (1.43%) Vagrant
6 12 (0.95%) CircleCI
7 11 (0.87%) Selenium
8 10 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.71%) GitLab
10 7 (0.55%) Gradle
10 7 (0.55%) MLflow
11 6 (0.48%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.48%) RStudio
12 5 (0.40%) git-flow
12 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.24%) Hudson
13 3 (0.24%) kappa
13 3 (0.24%) Spinnaker
13 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 310 (24.56%) Finance
2 203 (16.09%) Social Skills
3 127 (10.06%) Banking
4 93 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (4.44%) Retail
6 47 (3.72%) Marketing
7 31 (2.46%) Publishing
8 25 (1.98%) Games
9 24 (1.90%) Advertising
10 21 (1.66%) Law
10 21 (1.66%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.43%) Telecoms
12 16 (1.27%) Legal
13 15 (1.19%) Investment Banking
14 13 (1.03%) Russian Language
15 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.79%) Front Office
18 9 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
19 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (23.85%) Kafka
2 74 (5.86%) PySpark
3 64 (5.07%) Web Services
4 54 (4.28%) Pandas
5 47 (3.72%) Apache Beam
6 43 (3.41%) REST
7 41 (3.25%) gRPC
8 40 (3.17%) JSON
8 40 (3.17%) NumPy
9 32 (2.54%) Node.js
10 24 (1.90%) .NET
11 22 (1.74%) Spark Streaming
12 21 (1.66%) pytest
12 21 (1.66%) React
13 18 (1.43%) GraphQL
13 18 (1.43%) HTML
14 17 (1.35%) Flask
15 15 (1.19%) MDX
15 15 (1.19%) scikit-learn
15 15 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.63%) Algorithms
2 63 (4.99%) Data Structures
3 49 (3.88%) Hedge funds
4 43 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.17%) Pricing Data
6 26 (2.06%) Cloud Native
6 26 (2.06%) Renewable Energy
7 24 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.27%) NHS
11 15 (1.19%) Equities
12 12 (0.95%) Social Media
13 10 (0.79%) User Experience
14 9 (0.71%) Blog
14 9 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 68 (5.39%) Linux
2 51 (4.04%) Unix
3 13 (1.03%) Windows
4 12 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.48%) Android
6 3 (0.24%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.079%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (41.60%) Analytics
2 500 (39.62%) ETL
3 463 (36.69%) Data Engineering
4 429 (33.99%) Data Pipeline
5 423 (33.52%) Data Science
6 372 (29.48%) Agile Software Development
7 368 (29.16%) Business Intelligence
8 338 (26.78%) Data Modelling
9 209 (16.56%) Artificial Intelligence
10 207 (16.40%) Machine Learning
11 187 (14.82%) DevOps
12 185 (14.66%) Visualisation
13 183 (14.50%) Data Management
14 167 (13.23%) Software Engineering
15 152 (12.04%) Data Analytics
16 146 (11.57%) Data Architecture
17 119 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
18 114 (9.03%) Microservices
19 108 (8.56%) Data Visualisation
19 108 (8.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 915 (72.50%) Python
2 829 (65.69%) SQL
3 386 (30.59%) Java
4 200 (15.85%) Scala
5 87 (6.89%) R
6 83 (6.58%) C#
7 66 (5.23%) JavaScript
8 62 (4.91%) PowerShell
9 56 (4.44%) Bash Shell
10 43 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 40 (3.17%) Go
12 31 (2.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 27 (2.14%) PL/SQL
14 23 (1.82%) C
15 22 (1.74%) Kotlin
16 20 (1.58%) C++
17 18 (1.43%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.95%) Apple Swift
18 12 (0.95%) Clojure
18 12 (0.95%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 116 (9.19%) Degree
2 35 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 9 (0.71%) AWS Certification
5 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
5 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.48%) PhD
7 5 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.24%) CISSP
9 2 (0.16%) CCA
9 2 (0.16%) CCSP
10 1 (0.079%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.079%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.079%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.079%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (8.48%) Data Quality
2 95 (7.53%) QA
3 46 (3.65%) GDPR
4 21 (1.66%) GRC
5 5 (0.40%) Accessibility
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.40%) SOC 2
6 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.079%) NIST
6 1 (0.079%) NIST 800
System Software
1 182 (14.42%) Docker
2 21 (1.66%) HDFS
3 15 (1.19%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.079%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 174 (13.79%) Kubernetes
2 88 (6.97%) Terraform
3 29 (2.30%) Ansible
4 19 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
4 19 (1.51%) Puppet
5 18 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.11%) Oozie
7 8 (0.63%) Control-M
8 6 (0.48%) Grafana
8 6 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.40%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.32%) Graphite
10 4 (0.32%) Mesos
10 4 (0.32%) Salt
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Brooklyn
11 3 (0.24%) Consul
11 3 (0.24%) Marathon
11 3 (0.24%) Opsview
11 3 (0.24%) Packer
11 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 170 (13.47%) Databricks
2 139 (11.01%) Google
3 131 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 67 (5.31%) Talend
5 61 (4.83%) Oracle
6 48 (3.80%) Informatica
7 38 (3.01%) Cloudera
8 33 (2.61%) SAP
9 25 (1.98%) Alteryx
10 24 (1.90%) Hortonworks
11 16 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.27%) Sybase
12 14 (1.11%) IBM
13 9 (0.71%) Dataiku
14 8 (0.63%) Adobe
14 8 (0.63%) Monetate
14 8 (0.63%) New Relic
14 8 (0.63%) StreamSets
15 7 (0.55%) Teradata
16 5 (0.40%) Murex