Period
to 27 November 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 27 November 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 > Midlands
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 150 271
Rank change year-on-year -10 +121 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 192 68 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.79% 1.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.54% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 142 63 52
10th Percentile £38,000 £41,691 £40,250
25th Percentile £44,000 £46,875 £45,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
75th Percentile £61,813 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,625 £66,250 £74,875
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 10,003 4,425 10,862
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 95.26% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7,442 3,645 9,116
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,607 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the Midlands

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the Midlands

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the Midlands

Data Engineer
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 November 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
West Midlands -17 149 £55,000 -4.35% 36
East Midlands -40 43 £50,000 - 5
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 Midlands region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 116 (60.42%) SQL
2 113 (58.85%) Data Modelling
3 112 (58.33%) Python
3 112 (58.33%) Azure
4 108 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
5 103 (53.65%) ETL
6 101 (52.60%) Analytics
7 96 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
8 74 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
9 73 (38.02%) Power BI
9 73 (38.02%) Power Platform
10 64 (33.33%) Databricks
11 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
12 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
12 59 (30.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (30.21%) Data Lake
14 57 (29.69%) Data Engineering
15 55 (28.65%) Data Pipeline
16 46 (23.96%) Social Skills
17 44 (22.92%) AWS
18 42 (21.88%) Visualisation
19 39 (20.31%) GCP
20 36 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
21 35 (18.23%) Java
22 33 (17.19%) MySQL
22 33 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (16.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
24 31 (16.15%) Data Analytics
25 28 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 28 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 14 (7.29%) SAS
3 13 (6.77%) Apache
4 10 (5.21%) Apache Airflow
5 9 (4.69%) Confluence
6 4 (2.08%) Luigi
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 112 (58.33%) Azure
2 73 (38.02%) Power Platform
3 44 (22.92%) AWS
4 39 (20.31%) GCP
5 36 (18.75%) Azure Data Factory
6 32 (16.67%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 17 (8.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (4.69%) Snowflake
9 8 (4.17%) Tricentis Tosca
10 6 (3.13%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.13%) Serverless
11 5 (2.60%) Azure Stack
11 5 (2.60%) Fivetran
11 5 (2.60%) GitHub
12 4 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (2.08%) dbt
12 4 (2.08%) Google Data Studio
12 4 (2.08%) SaaS
13 3 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
13 3 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 73 (38.02%) Power BI
3 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
3 59 (30.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (30.21%) Data Lake
5 33 (17.19%) MySQL
6 28 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (14.06%) Big Data
8 26 (13.54%) Hadoop
8 26 (13.54%) NoSQL
9 23 (11.98%) Amazon Redshift
9 23 (11.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 22 (11.46%) Metadata
11 20 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (10.42%) Star Schema
12 18 (9.38%) Apache Hive
13 14 (7.29%) BigQuery
13 14 (7.29%) OLAP
14 13 (6.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.25%) JIRA
3 9 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 8 (4.17%) GitLab
5 7 (3.65%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.52%) kappa
8 1 (0.52%) Spinnaker
General
1 46 (23.96%) Social Skills
2 33 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.90%) Finance
3 19 (9.90%) Public Sector
4 15 (7.81%) Retail
5 9 (4.69%) Law
6 4 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.90%) Kafka
2 14 (7.29%) MDX
3 9 (4.69%) YAML
4 6 (3.13%) Apache Beam
4 6 (3.13%) JSON
4 6 (3.13%) XML
5 4 (2.08%) .NET
5 4 (2.08%) Apache Avro
5 4 (2.08%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (2.08%) NumPy
5 4 (2.08%) Pandas
6 3 (1.56%) Dask
7 2 (1.04%) NLTK
7 2 (1.04%) PySpark
7 2 (1.04%) REST
7 2 (1.04%) SciPy
7 2 (1.04%) SpaCy
7 2 (1.04%) Web Services
8 1 (0.52%) HTML
8 1 (0.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.85%) Data Structures
2 13 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.08%) Clustering
4 3 (1.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.04%) Tandem
5 2 (1.04%) User Experience
6 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.52%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.77%) Unix
2 2 (1.04%) Linux
3 1 (0.52%) Windows
3 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (58.85%) Data Modelling
2 108 (56.25%) Business Intelligence
3 103 (53.65%) ETL
4 101 (52.60%) Analytics
5 74 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (29.69%) Data Engineering
7 55 (28.65%) Data Pipeline
8 42 (21.88%) Visualisation
9 31 (16.15%) Data Analytics
10 27 (14.06%) DevOps
11 26 (13.54%) Data Analysis
12 25 (13.02%) Data Governance
12 25 (13.02%) Software Engineering
13 23 (11.98%) Actionable Insight
13 23 (11.98%) Data Transformation
14 21 (10.94%) Data Integration
14 21 (10.94%) Machine Learning
15 20 (10.42%) Data Architecture
16 19 (9.90%) Artificial Intelligence
16 19 (9.90%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 116 (60.42%) SQL
2 112 (58.33%) Python
3 35 (18.23%) Java
4 25 (13.02%) PowerShell
5 20 (10.42%) C#
6 18 (9.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 14 (7.29%) C++
7 14 (7.29%) PL/SQL
8 12 (6.25%) HiveQL
8 12 (6.25%) R
8 12 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.21%) C
10 6 (3.13%) Scala
11 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.08%) U-SQL
13 2 (1.04%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.52%) PHP
14 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (4.17%) Degree
1 8 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 8 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.52%) CCSP
3 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.52%) CISSP
3 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.38%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.13%) Accessibility
2 6 (3.13%) QA
3 5 (2.60%) SLA
4 3 (1.56%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.04%) GDPR
6 1 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (6.77%) HDFS
2 2 (1.04%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) Ansible
2 2 (1.04%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.04%) Terraform
3 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 64 (33.33%) Databricks
2 62 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.85%) Google
3 17 (8.85%) Oracle
4 14 (7.29%) Informatica
4 14 (7.29%) Talend
5 4 (2.08%) SAP
6 2 (1.04%) Civica
6 2 (1.04%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.04%) RedGate
7 1 (0.52%) Birst
7 1 (0.52%) Cognos
7 1 (0.52%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.52%) Infor
7 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.52%) Palantir
7 1 (0.52%) Sage
7 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.52%) Teradata