Period
to 15 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 187 250
Rank change year-on-year +63 +63 +153
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 625 983 923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.63% 1.92% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.02% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 554 862 831
Median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £48,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £94,625 £97,545 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70% +3.85%

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 22,209 48,643 59,938
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.41% 94.87% 95.44%
Number of salaries quoted 18,631 39,862 49,692
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 +23 108 £70,000 -3.45% 40
South London +46 24 £62,500 -10.71% 5
West London +65 10 £60,000 -25.00% 6
East London +11 5 £65,000 -18.24% 5
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 485 (77.60%) Python
2 365 (58.40%) SQL
3 347 (55.52%) AWS
4 259 (41.44%) ETL
5 221 (35.36%) Azure
6 216 (34.56%) Big Data
7 199 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (31.20%) Analytics
9 192 (30.72%) Java
10 186 (29.76%) Apache Spark
11 177 (28.32%) Data Engineering
12 166 (26.56%) GCP
13 154 (24.64%) Hadoop
14 152 (24.32%) Data Science
15 148 (23.68%) Kafka
16 141 (22.56%) Data Warehouse
16 141 (22.56%) Finance
17 137 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
18 136 (21.76%) Scala
19 118 (18.88%) Power BI
19 118 (18.88%) NoSQL
19 118 (18.88%) Power Platform
20 116 (18.56%) Machine Learning
21 102 (16.32%) Data Lake
22 101 (16.16%) DevOps
23 98 (15.68%) Data Modelling
24 90 (14.40%) Visualisation
25 89 (14.24%) Data Analytics
26 84 (13.44%) Amazon Redshift
27 81 (12.96%) 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
1 186 (29.76%) Apache Spark
2 50 (8.00%) SAS
3 45 (7.20%) Apache Airflow
4 41 (6.56%) Apache
5 22 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.24%) Luigi
7 9 (1.44%) Jupyter
8 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.48%) Confluence
11 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 11 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.80%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 347 (55.52%) AWS
2 221 (35.36%) Azure
3 166 (26.56%) GCP
4 118 (18.88%) Power Platform
5 67 (10.72%) Amazon S3
6 42 (6.72%) Azure Data Factory
7 40 (6.40%) Serverless
8 35 (5.60%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (4.80%) Amazon Kinesis
10 24 (3.84%) Amazon EMR
11 22 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (3.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (2.88%) GitHub
14 10 (1.60%) SaaS
15 8 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
15 8 (1.28%) AWS CodePipeline
16 7 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.96%) Amazon SageMaker
17 6 (0.96%) Google Sheets
18 5 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.64%) Internet
2 2 (0.32%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Multicast
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (34.56%) Big Data
2 154 (24.64%) Hadoop
3 141 (22.56%) Data Warehouse
4 118 (18.88%) NoSQL
4 118 (18.88%) Power BI
5 102 (16.32%) Data Lake
6 84 (13.44%) Amazon Redshift
7 81 (12.96%) BigQuery
8 75 (12.00%) Apache Hive
9 74 (11.84%) SQL Server
10 61 (9.76%) Pentaho
10 61 (9.76%) Tableau
11 55 (8.80%) Snowflake Schema
12 50 (8.00%) Oracle Database
13 46 (7.36%) Relational Database
14 44 (7.04%) Impala
15 42 (6.72%) Looker
16 41 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
17 40 (6.40%) BusinessObjects
18 37 (5.92%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 44 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 42 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.24%) Maven
4 12 (1.92%) Bitbucket
5 10 (1.60%) Artifactory
5 10 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.28%) GitLab
6 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.96%) JIRA
8 4 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.32%) JUnit
10 2 (0.32%) Selenium
10 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.16%) GoCD
11 1 (0.16%) RStudio
General
1 141 (22.56%) Finance
2 57 (9.12%) Banking
3 29 (4.64%) Retail
4 25 (4.00%) Marketing
5 18 (2.88%) Law
6 11 (1.76%) Public Sector
7 9 (1.44%) Games
8 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.80%) Front Office
10 4 (0.64%) Advertising
10 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Digital Economy
12 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (23.68%) Kafka
2 38 (6.08%) PySpark
3 28 (4.48%) Natural Language Processing
4 21 (3.36%) Spring
5 20 (3.20%) Web Services
6 17 (2.72%) Spring Boot
7 15 (2.40%) .NET
7 15 (2.40%) Pandas
8 12 (1.92%) TensorFlow
9 10 (1.60%) Flask
9 10 (1.60%) PostGIS
9 10 (1.60%) REST
9 10 (1.60%) Spark Streaming
10 9 (1.44%) Apache NiFi
10 9 (1.44%) Lambda Expressions
10 9 (1.44%) NumPy
10 9 (1.44%) scikit-learn
11 8 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (1.12%) Dask
13 6 (0.96%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
1 45 (7.20%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.12%) Data Structures
3 28 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 15 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.76%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.60%) Credit Risk
7 10 (1.60%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.12%) Online Banking
10 6 (0.96%) Equities
11 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.80%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.80%) PlayStation
11 5 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.80%) Spread Betting
11 5 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.00%) Unix
2 24 (3.84%) Linux
3 6 (0.96%) VMS
4 1 (0.16%) Android
4 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (41.44%) ETL
2 199 (31.84%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (31.20%) Analytics
4 177 (28.32%) Data Engineering
5 152 (24.32%) Data Science
6 137 (21.92%) Business Intelligence
7 116 (18.56%) Machine Learning
8 101 (16.16%) DevOps
9 98 (15.68%) Data Modelling
10 90 (14.40%) Visualisation
11 89 (14.24%) Data Analytics
12 75 (12.00%) Software Engineering
13 74 (11.84%) Fintech
14 66 (10.56%) Mentoring
15 60 (9.60%) Requirements Gathering
16 59 (9.44%) Scrum
17 56 (8.96%) TDD
18 55 (8.80%) Data Ingestion
19 53 (8.48%) Mathematics
20 51 (8.16%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 485 (77.60%) Python
2 365 (58.40%) SQL
3 192 (30.72%) Java
4 136 (21.76%) Scala
5 61 (9.76%) R
6 51 (8.16%) JavaScript
7 50 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 43 (6.88%) Shell Script
9 39 (6.24%) HiveQL
10 30 (4.80%) C#
11 22 (3.52%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.72%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.24%) Go
14 10 (1.60%) Julia
15 9 (1.44%) C
16 7 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 7 (1.12%) Ruby
17 6 (0.96%) Java 8
18 4 (0.64%) C++
19 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 66 (10.56%) Degree
2 37 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.96%) PhD
7 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.84%) QA
2 23 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 70 (11.20%) Docker
2 41 (6.56%) HDFS
3 4 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 68 (10.88%) Kubernetes
2 64 (10.24%) Terraform
3 39 (6.24%) Ansible
4 13 (2.08%) Puppet
5 11 (1.76%) Oozie
6 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.32%) Grafana
Vendors
1 81 (12.96%) Oracle
2 79 (12.64%) Talend
3 71 (11.36%) Databricks
4 58 (9.28%) Cloudera
5 57 (9.12%) Google
6 50 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 48 (7.68%) Informatica
8 12 (1.92%) Alteryx
8 12 (1.92%) StreamSets
9 9 (1.44%) Sybase
10 8 (1.28%) Dataiku
11 5 (0.80%) MuleSoft
11 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.80%) SAP
12 4 (0.64%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.64%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.48%) Confluent
13 3 (0.48%) IBM
13 3 (0.48%) Splunk
13 3 (0.48%) Teradata