Period
to 25 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 205 271
Rank change year-on-year +82 +66 +200
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 543 996 855
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.70% 1.79% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 1.87% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 418 892 672
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
10th Percentile £45,875 £47,500 £46,600
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% - +8.00%

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 18,742 53,126 65,643
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 95.22% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,515 43,245 53,455
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +3.09%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +32 79 £72,500 +3.57% 26
South London +75 22 £62,500 -9.09% 3
East London +23 15 £72,500 +3.57% 2
West London +60 4 - - 4
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 391 (72.01%) Python
2 284 (52.30%) SQL
3 277 (51.01%) AWS
4 213 (39.23%) Big Data
5 195 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
6 187 (34.44%) Azure
7 183 (33.70%) ETL
8 182 (33.52%) Analytics
9 171 (31.49%) Apache Spark
10 168 (30.94%) Finance
11 161 (29.65%) Kafka
12 155 (28.55%) Java
13 148 (27.26%) Hadoop
14 144 (26.52%) GCP
15 142 (26.15%) Data Warehouse
15 142 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
16 129 (23.76%) Data Engineering
17 120 (22.10%) Data Science
18 113 (20.81%) Scala
19 107 (19.71%) Power BI
19 107 (19.71%) Power Platform
20 105 (19.34%) Machine Learning
21 99 (18.23%) Data Lake
22 95 (17.50%) Data Modelling
23 92 (16.94%) NoSQL
24 84 (15.47%) Amazon Redshift
25 82 (15.10%) DevOps
26 81 (14.92%) Kubernetes
27 79 (14.55%) Docker
28 78 (14.36%) BigQuery

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
1 171 (31.49%) Apache Spark
2 65 (11.97%) Apache
3 38 (7.00%) Apache Airflow
4 33 (6.08%) SAS
5 20 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.84%) Jupyter
7 9 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (1.29%) Luigi
9 5 (0.92%) Apache Synapse
9 5 (0.92%) Confluence
10 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 277 (51.01%) AWS
2 187 (34.44%) Azure
3 144 (26.52%) GCP
4 107 (19.71%) Power Platform
5 64 (11.79%) Amazon S3
6 47 (8.66%) Azure Data Factory
7 43 (7.92%) Serverless
8 35 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (5.52%) SaaS
10 28 (5.16%) Amazon Kinesis
11 24 (4.42%) Amazon EMR
12 16 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (2.58%) Apigee
15 12 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (1.66%) PaaS
17 8 (1.47%) Data Lake Analytics
18 7 (1.29%) AdWords
18 7 (1.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.18%) LAN
2 1 (0.18%) Multicast
2 1 (0.18%) Skype
2 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.18%) WAN
2 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (39.23%) Big Data
2 148 (27.26%) Hadoop
3 142 (26.15%) Data Warehouse
4 107 (19.71%) Power BI
5 99 (18.23%) Data Lake
6 92 (16.94%) NoSQL
7 84 (15.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 78 (14.36%) BigQuery
9 74 (13.63%) Apache Hive
10 69 (12.71%) SQL Server
11 66 (12.15%) Snowflake Schema
12 49 (9.02%) Flink
13 41 (7.55%) Looker
13 41 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
14 38 (7.00%) Impala
15 37 (6.81%) MySQL
15 37 (6.81%) Pentaho
16 34 (6.26%) Oracle Database
16 34 (6.26%) Relational Database
17 31 (5.71%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 48 (8.84%) Git (software)
2 38 (7.00%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.97%) GitLab
4 25 (4.60%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.29%) JIRA
5 7 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.55%) Maven
7 3 (0.55%) Selenium
8 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.37%) Flyway
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.18%) GoCD
9 1 (0.18%) RStudio
9 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (30.94%) Finance
2 52 (9.58%) Banking
3 37 (6.81%) Marketing
4 18 (3.31%) Advertising
5 14 (2.58%) Retail
6 9 (1.66%) Front Office
6 9 (1.66%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.47%) Games
7 8 (1.47%) Law
7 8 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (29.65%) Kafka
2 43 (7.92%) PySpark
3 36 (6.63%) Natural Language Processing
4 23 (4.24%) Web Services
5 22 (4.05%) Pandas
6 20 (3.68%) .NET
7 19 (3.50%) NumPy
8 14 (2.58%) gRPC
8 14 (2.58%) OAuth
8 14 (2.58%) Swagger
9 12 (2.21%) React
10 10 (1.84%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.66%) Spring
11 9 (1.66%) TensorFlow
12 8 (1.47%) ADO
12 8 (1.47%) Dask
12 8 (1.47%) Django
12 8 (1.47%) Flask
12 8 (1.47%) Shiny
13 7 (1.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.66%) Hedge funds
2 46 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (7.18%) Data Structures
5 31 (5.71%) Equities
6 25 (4.60%) Algorithms
7 19 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.47%) PMI
10 7 (1.29%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.10%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.92%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.74%) Pricing Data
13 4 (0.74%) Social Media
14 2 (0.37%) CCTV
14 2 (0.37%) Fibre Optics
14 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
14 2 (0.37%) Replication
14 2 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.47%) Unix
2 31 (5.71%) Linux
3 6 (1.10%) VMS
4 1 (0.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (35.91%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (33.70%) ETL
3 182 (33.52%) Analytics
4 142 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
5 129 (23.76%) Data Engineering
6 120 (22.10%) Data Science
7 105 (19.34%) Machine Learning
8 95 (17.50%) Data Modelling
9 82 (15.10%) DevOps
10 72 (13.26%) Visualisation
11 70 (12.89%) Data Analytics
11 70 (12.89%) Software Engineering
12 60 (11.05%) Mentoring
13 58 (10.68%) Fintech
14 57 (10.50%) Mathematics
15 56 (10.31%) Microservices
16 54 (9.94%) Scrum
17 47 (8.66%) Asset Management
18 42 (7.73%) Coaching
18 42 (7.73%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 391 (72.01%) Python
2 284 (52.30%) SQL
3 155 (28.55%) Java
4 113 (20.81%) Scala
5 57 (10.50%) JavaScript
6 55 (10.13%) R
7 35 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 35 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 31 (5.71%) C#
8 31 (5.71%) HiveQL
9 14 (2.58%) Ruby
10 11 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.84%) Julia
12 9 (1.66%) Go
13 8 (1.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 8 (1.47%) U-SQL
14 7 (1.29%) C++
15 5 (0.92%) Java 8
15 5 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 72 (13.26%) Degree
2 39 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.47%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.10%) PhD
8 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.39%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.84%) GDPR
3 9 (1.66%) QA
System Software
1 79 (14.55%) Docker
2 37 (6.81%) HDFS
3 5 (0.92%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 81 (14.92%) Kubernetes
2 33 (6.08%) Terraform
3 11 (2.03%) Oozie
4 8 (1.47%) Ansible
4 8 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.74%) Ambari
5 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Argo
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 72 (13.26%) Oracle
2 67 (12.34%) Databricks
3 54 (9.94%) Tableau
4 51 (9.39%) Cloudera
5 48 (8.84%) Google
6 43 (7.92%) Microsoft
7 39 (7.18%) Talend
8 35 (6.45%) Informatica
9 11 (2.03%) Sybase
10 9 (1.66%) Hortonworks
11 8 (1.47%) StreamSets
12 7 (1.29%) DoubleClick
13 6 (1.10%) SAP
14 5 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
14 5 (0.92%) Splunk
15 3 (0.55%) Ab Initio
15 3 (0.55%) Alteryx
15 3 (0.55%) NVIDIA
15 3 (0.55%) Spotify
16 2 (0.37%) Guidewire