Period
to

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 113 124 150
Rank change year-on-year +11 +26 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 2,381 909 922
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 3.46% 2.72% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 2.97% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,129 738 722
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,525 £48,750
25th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £57,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £95,000 £101,125
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +0.72%

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 63,175 30,633 37,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.86% 91.57% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33,457 23,875 31,220
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,498
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,750 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -34 198 £70,000 -3.45% 40
West London -38 48 £80,000 +10.34% 9
South London -33 24 £48,500 -22.40%
East London -41 15 £80,000 +3.23% 11
North London - 2 £45,750 -
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, Data Engineer job roles required the following 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 1,787 (75.05%) Python
2 1,379 (57.92%) SQL
3 1,218 (51.15%) AWS
4 1,091 (45.82%) Data Engineering
5 1,049 (44.06%) ETL
6 1,013 (42.55%) Analytics
7 914 (38.39%) Azure
8 899 (37.76%) Data Pipeline
9 896 (37.63%) Data Warehouse
10 840 (35.28%) Data Science
11 823 (34.57%) Agile
12 786 (33.01%) GCP
13 720 (30.24%) Apache Spark
14 649 (27.26%) Big Data
15 648 (27.22%) Java
16 639 (26.84%) Finance
17 631 (26.50%) Data Modelling
18 613 (25.75%) Business Intelligence
19 602 (25.28%) CI/CD
20 541 (22.72%) Kafka
21 538 (22.60%) Data Lake
22 525 (22.05%) Scala
23 522 (21.92%) Apache Airflow
24 513 (21.55%) Machine Learning
25 502 (21.08%) Social Skills
26 492 (20.66%) DevOps
27 389 (16.34%) Kubernetes
28 380 (15.96%) Hadoop
29 378 (15.88%) Visualisation
30 359 (15.08%) Databricks

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
1 720 (30.24%) Apache Spark
2 522 (21.92%) Apache Airflow
3 244 (10.25%) Apache
4 86 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
5 57 (2.39%) SAS
6 37 (1.55%) Confluence
7 35 (1.47%) Luigi
8 26 (1.09%) Jupyter
8 26 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
9 16 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 14 (0.59%) Apache Pulsar
11 13 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.042%) Apache Synapse
12 1 (0.042%) CMS
12 1 (0.042%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.042%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.042%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.042%) R Markdown
Applications
1 31 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.13%) Shopify
2 2 (0.084%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.042%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.042%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.042%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1,218 (51.15%) AWS
2 914 (38.39%) Azure
3 786 (33.01%) GCP
4 353 (14.83%) Amazon S3
5 352 (14.78%) Snowflake
6 323 (13.57%) Power Platform
7 295 (12.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 249 (10.46%) Serverless
9 187 (7.85%) dbt
10 168 (7.06%) Amazon EMR
11 150 (6.30%) Amazon Kinesis
12 141 (5.92%) AWS Lambda
13 122 (5.12%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 120 (5.04%) GitHub
15 87 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 79 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
17 71 (2.98%) SaaS
18 67 (2.81%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 55 (2.31%) AWS Step Functions
20 50 (2.10%) Fivetran
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.13%) Broadband
2 17 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
3 16 (0.67%) Internet
4 12 (0.50%) Network Security
5 8 (0.34%) VPN
6 6 (0.25%) DNS
6 6 (0.25%) S/MIME
6 6 (0.25%) Skype
6 6 (0.25%) Wireless
7 5 (0.21%) Firewall
7 5 (0.21%) HTTP
8 2 (0.084%) BGP
8 2 (0.084%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.084%) OSPF
9 1 (0.042%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.042%) SSH
9 1 (0.042%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.042%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 896 (37.63%) Data Warehouse
2 649 (27.26%) Big Data
3 538 (22.60%) Data Lake
4 380 (15.96%) Hadoop
5 344 (14.45%) NoSQL
6 341 (14.32%) Amazon Redshift
7 314 (13.19%) Power BI
8 285 (11.97%) BigQuery
9 283 (11.89%) Tableau
10 277 (11.63%) SQL Server
11 264 (11.09%) PostgreSQL
12 209 (8.78%) Relational Database
13 185 (7.77%) Looker
14 175 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 173 (7.27%) Metadata
16 172 (7.22%) Amazon Athena
17 157 (6.59%) Apache Hive
18 148 (6.22%) MongoDB
19 134 (5.63%) Flink
20 104 (4.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 252 (10.58%) Git (software)
2 133 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 65 (2.73%) CircleCI
3 65 (2.73%) JIRA
4 18 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.67%) GitLab
6 12 (0.50%) ERwin
6 12 (0.50%) RStudio
7 11 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.42%) Selenium
9 8 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.34%) git-flow
10 7 (0.29%) Appium
10 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.21%) IBM UrbanCode
11 5 (0.21%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.21%) Subversion
12 4 (0.17%) ER Studio
12 4 (0.17%) MLflow
12 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 639 (26.84%) Finance
2 502 (21.08%) Social Skills
3 337 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
4 185 (7.77%) Banking
5 184 (7.73%) Marketing
6 153 (6.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 138 (5.80%) Games
8 94 (3.95%) Retail
9 50 (2.10%) Law
10 45 (1.89%) Advertising
11 44 (1.85%) Public Sector
12 38 (1.60%) Financial Institution
13 35 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
14 28 (1.18%) Publishing
15 27 (1.13%) Front Office
15 27 (1.13%) Telecoms
16 25 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
16 25 (1.05%) Presentation Skills
17 23 (0.97%) Automotive
17 23 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 541 (22.72%) Kafka
2 245 (10.29%) PySpark
3 98 (4.12%) Pandas
4 93 (3.91%) Apache Beam
5 85 (3.57%) .NET
6 70 (2.94%) JSON
6 70 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
7 61 (2.56%) React
8 59 (2.48%) Apache NiFi
9 50 (2.10%) REST
9 50 (2.10%) XML
10 43 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
11 40 (1.68%) FHIR
12 38 (1.60%) OAuth
12 38 (1.60%) Web Services
13 34 (1.43%) Node.js
14 31 (1.30%) AngularJS
15 29 (1.22%) NumPy
16 27 (1.13%) Akka
17 26 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 188 (7.90%) Algorithms
2 124 (5.21%) Data Structures
3 98 (4.12%) Cloud Native
4 97 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
5 79 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 50 (2.10%) Sports Betting
8 35 (1.47%) Blog
9 32 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
11 29 (1.22%) IoT
11 29 (1.22%) Social Media
12 27 (1.13%) Reference Data
13 26 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.09%) NHS
14 24 (1.01%) PropTech
14 24 (1.01%) User Experience
15 22 (0.92%) Virtual Team
16 20 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 125 (5.25%) Linux
2 93 (3.91%) Unix
3 25 (1.05%) Windows
4 9 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.042%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,091 (45.82%) Data Engineering
2 1,049 (44.06%) ETL
3 1,013 (42.55%) Analytics
4 899 (37.76%) Data Pipeline
5 840 (35.28%) Data Science
6 823 (34.57%) Agile
7 631 (26.50%) Data Modelling
8 613 (25.75%) Business Intelligence
9 602 (25.28%) CI/CD
10 513 (21.55%) Machine Learning
11 492 (20.66%) DevOps
12 378 (15.88%) Visualisation
13 299 (12.56%) Software Engineering
14 292 (12.26%) Data Analytics
15 274 (11.51%) Mentoring
15 274 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
16 252 (10.58%) Computer Science
17 251 (10.54%) Data Architecture
18 250 (10.50%) Data Management
19 241 (10.12%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 1,787 (75.05%) Python
2 1,379 (57.92%) SQL
3 648 (27.22%) Java
4 525 (22.05%) Scala
5 160 (6.72%) C#
6 128 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 112 (4.70%) Bash
8 102 (4.28%) JavaScript
9 92 (3.86%) R
10 85 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 71 (2.98%) Go
12 62 (2.60%) C++
13 45 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 44 (1.85%) Ruby
15 43 (1.81%) Kotlin
16 40 (1.68%) C
17 39 (1.64%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.84%) PL/SQL
19 18 (0.76%) HiveQL
19 18 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 270 (11.34%) Degree
2 123 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (1.68%) Master's Degree
4 27 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 25 (1.05%) CISSP
6 21 (0.88%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.55%) Security Cleared
8 10 (0.42%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.34%) CCSP
9 8 (0.34%) PhD
9 8 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 7 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.25%) ACTC
11 6 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.084%) CCNP
13 2 (0.084%) GIAC
13 2 (0.084%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (11.00%) Data Quality
2 95 (3.99%) QA
3 57 (2.39%) GDPR
4 40 (1.68%) CDISC
4 40 (1.68%) HL7
5 19 (0.80%) Accessibility
6 15 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.21%) SLA
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.042%) NIST
System Software
1 349 (14.66%) Docker
2 51 (2.14%) Apache Flume
3 25 (1.05%) HDFS
4 10 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.084%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.084%) zsh
Systems Management
1 389 (16.34%) Kubernetes
2 342 (14.36%) Terraform
3 66 (2.77%) Ansible
4 49 (2.06%) Oozie
5 30 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.80%) Prometheus
7 16 (0.67%) Grafana
8 14 (0.59%) Consul
9 10 (0.42%) Kubeflow
9 10 (0.42%) Puppet
10 8 (0.34%) Argo
11 7 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.25%) CASB
12 6 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
13 5 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.21%) Mesos
14 4 (0.17%) Istio
15 2 (0.084%) Kibana
15 2 (0.084%) logstash
16 1 (0.042%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 359 (15.08%) Databricks
2 305 (12.81%) Google
3 233 (9.79%) Microsoft
4 133 (5.59%) Oracle
5 78 (3.28%) Talend
6 71 (2.98%) Alteryx
7 67 (2.81%) Cloudera
8 57 (2.39%) Informatica
9 37 (1.55%) Teradata
10 29 (1.22%) Splunk
11 25 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (0.97%) Dataiku
13 19 (0.80%) IBM
13 19 (0.80%) Samsung
14 17 (0.71%) Adobe
15 16 (0.67%) Sage
16 15 (0.63%) Solace
17 14 (0.59%) Amplitude
18 13 (0.55%) Ab Initio
18 13 (0.55%) Palantir