Period
to 26 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Data Engineer was £76,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Data Engineer
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 419 565
Rank change year-on-year -46 +146 +198
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Data Engineer 232 147 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.53% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 196 105 186
10th Percentile £53,042 £65,000 £65,625
25th Percentile £62,500 £74,000 £72,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £76,000 £85,000 £85,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.59% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £95,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £180,000 £100,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +14.81%

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 40,190 27,617 55,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.61% 94.02% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27,965 22,823 45,797
10th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £51,750 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £101,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Senior Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior Data Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Data Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Engineer in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Data Engineer in London

Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 26 July 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 +16 45 £77,500 -3.13% 6
South London 0 7 £60,000 -25.00% 2
West London -30 1 £55,000 -26.67% 2
Senior Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer in the job title.

1 195 (84.05%) Python
2 136 (58.62%) SQL
3 127 (54.74%) AWS
4 123 (53.02%) Data Pipeline
5 98 (42.24%) Data Engineering
5 98 (42.24%) ETL
6 94 (40.52%) Apache Spark
7 89 (38.36%) Kafka
8 87 (37.50%) Azure
9 85 (36.64%) Data Warehouse
10 77 (33.19%) Java
10 77 (33.19%) Artificial Intelligence
11 75 (32.33%) GCP
11 75 (32.33%) Docker
12 74 (31.90%) Data Science
13 63 (27.16%) Analytics
14 62 (26.72%) Big Data
15 58 (25.00%) Apache Airflow
16 57 (24.57%) Data Modelling
17 52 (22.41%) Kubernetes
18 50 (21.55%) Hadoop
19 49 (21.12%) Scala
20 43 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
21 42 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
21 42 (18.10%) Finance
22 39 (16.81%) Linux
23 35 (15.09%) NoSQL
23 35 (15.09%) Microservices
23 35 (15.09%) Data Lake
24 34 (14.66%) Git (software)

Senior 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 94 (40.52%) Apache Spark
2 58 (25.00%) Apache Airflow
3 25 (10.78%) Apache
4 17 (7.33%) Gunicorn
5 9 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (3.88%) Luigi
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Pulsar
6 1 (0.43%) Apache Synapse
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 127 (54.74%) AWS
2 87 (37.50%) Azure
3 75 (32.33%) GCP
4 27 (11.64%) SaaS
5 26 (11.21%) Azure Data Factory
5 26 (11.21%) Power Platform
6 22 (9.48%) Snowflake
7 13 (5.60%) Amazon Kinesis
8 12 (5.17%) Amazon S3
8 12 (5.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 8 (3.45%) PaaS
10 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.59%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (2.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (2.59%) dbt
10 6 (2.59%) Fivetran
10 6 (2.59%) Serverless
11 4 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.72%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
11 4 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (36.64%) Data Warehouse
2 62 (26.72%) Big Data
3 50 (21.55%) Hadoop
4 35 (15.09%) Data Lake
4 35 (15.09%) NoSQL
5 29 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (11.21%) Power BI
7 25 (10.78%) MongoDB
8 19 (8.19%) SQL Server
9 18 (7.76%) Tableau
10 14 (6.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (5.60%) InfluxDB
12 12 (5.17%) Amazon Redshift
12 12 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (4.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (3.88%) BigQuery
14 9 (3.88%) Flink
15 8 (3.45%) Looker
15 8 (3.45%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 34 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 21 (9.05%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.31%) JIRA
4 4 (1.72%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 4 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.29%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.86%) GitLab
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (18.10%) Finance
2 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.47%) Russian Language
4 14 (6.03%) Social Skills
5 13 (5.60%) Marketing
6 9 (3.88%) Retail
7 8 (3.45%) Banking
8 6 (2.59%) Public Sector
9 5 (2.16%) Publishing
10 4 (1.72%) Advertising
11 3 (1.29%) Front Office
12 2 (0.86%) Czech Language
12 2 (0.86%) Electronics
12 2 (0.86%) Legal
12 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (38.36%) Kafka
2 30 (12.93%) REST
3 24 (10.34%) Pandas
4 22 (9.48%) NumPy
4 22 (9.48%) PySpark
5 17 (7.33%) pytest
6 13 (5.60%) Web Services
7 9 (3.88%) HTML
8 8 (3.45%) Apache Beam
9 7 (3.02%) .NET
10 6 (2.59%) Apache NiFi
11 5 (2.16%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.16%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (1.72%) Flask
12 4 (1.72%) PostGIS
12 4 (1.72%) XML
13 3 (1.29%) Angular 2
13 3 (1.29%) AngularJS
13 3 (1.29%) LAPP Stack
13 3 (1.29%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.64%) Algorithms
1 27 (11.64%) Data Structures
2 25 (10.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.29%) Equities
4 3 (1.29%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.29%) Renewable Energy
4 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.86%) Cloud Native
5 2 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.43%) FMCG
6 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.81%) Linux
2 12 (5.17%) Unix
3 7 (3.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (53.02%) Data Pipeline
2 98 (42.24%) Data Engineering
2 98 (42.24%) ETL
3 77 (33.19%) Artificial Intelligence
4 74 (31.90%) Data Science
5 63 (27.16%) Analytics
6 57 (24.57%) Data Modelling
7 43 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (15.09%) Microservices
10 34 (14.66%) Data Management
11 33 (14.22%) Machine Learning
12 27 (11.64%) DevOps
13 26 (11.21%) Data Architecture
13 26 (11.21%) Mentoring
14 25 (10.78%) Investment Management
15 23 (9.91%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (9.91%) Configuration Management
15 23 (9.91%) Data Integration
15 23 (9.91%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 195 (84.05%) Python
2 136 (58.62%) SQL
3 77 (33.19%) Java
4 49 (21.12%) Scala
5 18 (7.76%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.33%) C#
6 17 (7.33%) Kotlin
7 16 (6.90%) R
8 14 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.02%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.16%) Clojure
10 5 (2.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (2.16%) Go
10 5 (2.16%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.72%) U-SQL
12 3 (1.29%) C
13 2 (0.86%) Cypher
13 2 (0.86%) Ruby
14 1 (0.43%) Lua
Qualifications
1 10 (4.31%) Degree
2 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.64%) QA
2 24 (10.34%) Data Quality
3 17 (7.33%) GRC
4 3 (1.29%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.86%) GDPR
5 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.86%) SOC 2
System Software
1 75 (32.33%) Docker
2 3 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.86%) HDFS
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (22.41%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (6.90%) Puppet
3 10 (4.31%) Hadoop YARN
3 10 (4.31%) Terraform
4 5 (2.16%) Oozie
5 4 (1.72%) Ambari
5 4 (1.72%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 32 (13.79%) Databricks
1 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.33%) Google
3 9 (3.88%) Cloudera
4 7 (3.02%) Alteryx
5 5 (2.16%) Hortonworks
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle
6 4 (1.72%) Informatica
7 3 (1.29%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.29%) StreamSets
7 3 (1.29%) Talend
8 2 (0.86%) SAP
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.43%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.43%) Confluent
9 1 (0.43%) Facebook
9 1 (0.43%) Oblix
9 1 (0.43%) Sage
9 1 (0.43%) Varonis