Data Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Data Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Data Engineer salary in Scotland is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 14 April 2024.

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

6 months to
14 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 84 177 139
Rank change year-on-year +93 -38 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 297 55 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 4.48% 1.15% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 1.27% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 57
10th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £41,618
25th Percentile £58,563 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £66,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,715 £77,150
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 6,427 4,315 5,457
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 90.29% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,616 2,324 2,962
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,283 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.07% +9.52% +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £73,776 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.83% - +9.09%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Scotland

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in Scotland

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in Scotland

Data Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 14 April 2024. 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
Glasgow +48 269 £66,250 -1.12% 5
Edinburgh +25 16 £65,000 +8.33% 5
Aberdeen - 4 - - 1
Lanarkshire -4 3 - - 1
Perthshire +6 2 - -
Data Engineer
UK

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 April 2024, Data Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 246 (82.83%) Agile
2 244 (82.15%) CI/CD
3 240 (80.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 237 (79.80%) Law
5 231 (77.78%) Finance
5 231 (77.78%) Software Engineering
6 205 (69.02%) Python
6 205 (69.02%) Big Data
7 196 (65.99%) AWS
8 190 (63.97%) SDLC
9 189 (63.64%) Operational Stability
10 186 (62.63%) Apache Spark
11 173 (58.25%) Legal
12 169 (56.90%) Community of Practice
13 161 (54.21%) Risk Management
14 137 (46.13%) Artificial Intelligence
14 137 (46.13%) Machine Learning
15 131 (44.11%) Algorithms
16 127 (42.76%) SQL
17 120 (40.40%) Visualisation
18 116 (39.06%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (39.06%) PySpark
19 114 (38.38%) Cloud Native
20 105 (35.35%) Java
21 83 (27.95%) Data Modelling
22 77 (25.93%) Apache Airflow
23 75 (25.25%) Databricks
24 70 (23.57%) Marketing
25 61 (20.54%) Data Lake
26 59 (19.87%) Azure

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 186 (62.63%) Apache Spark
2 77 (25.93%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 196 (65.99%) AWS
2 59 (19.87%) Azure
3 49 (16.50%) GCP
4 12 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.36%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.36%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.35%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (1.35%) IaaS
6 4 (1.35%) PaaS
6 4 (1.35%) SaaS
7 2 (0.67%) Fivetran
8 1 (0.34%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.06%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (69.02%) Big Data
2 61 (20.54%) Data Lake
3 59 (19.87%) Hadoop
4 45 (15.15%) Apache Hive
5 41 (13.80%) NoSQL
6 36 (12.12%) Qlik Sense
7 29 (9.76%) HBase
8 18 (6.06%) DB2
8 18 (6.06%) MongoDB
8 18 (6.06%) Tableau
9 16 (5.39%) Impala
10 14 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.71%) SQL Server
11 10 (3.37%) BigQuery
11 10 (3.37%) Looker
12 7 (2.36%) Power BI
13 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (1.01%) Delta Lake
Development Applications
1 31 (10.44%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.76%) Bitbucket Server
2 29 (9.76%) Git
General
1 240 (80.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 237 (79.80%) Law
3 231 (77.78%) Finance
4 173 (58.25%) Legal
5 70 (23.57%) Marketing
6 27 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (6.06%) Banking
7 18 (6.06%) Financial Institution
7 18 (6.06%) Investment Banking
8 13 (4.38%) Social Skills
9 4 (1.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (39.06%) PySpark
2 58 (19.53%) Kafka
3 42 (14.14%) Spring
3 42 (14.14%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.67%) GraphQL
4 2 (0.67%) REST
4 2 (0.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (44.11%) Algorithms
2 114 (38.38%) Cloud Native
3 45 (15.15%) Onboarding
4 42 (14.14%) Legacy Code
5 34 (11.45%) Public Cloud
6 25 (8.42%) Management Information System
7 24 (8.08%) Product Ownership
8 10 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.69%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.35%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (82.83%) Agile
2 244 (82.15%) CI/CD
3 231 (77.78%) Software Engineering
4 190 (63.97%) SDLC
5 189 (63.64%) Operational Stability
6 169 (56.90%) Community of Practice
7 161 (54.21%) Risk Management
8 137 (46.13%) Artificial Intelligence
8 137 (46.13%) Machine Learning
9 120 (40.40%) Visualisation
10 116 (39.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 83 (27.95%) Data Modelling
12 58 (19.53%) Data Pipeline
13 48 (16.16%) Mentoring
14 47 (15.82%) Decision-Making
14 47 (15.82%) Test Automation
15 45 (15.15%) Client Onboarding
15 45 (15.15%) KYC
16 42 (14.14%) ETL
16 42 (14.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 205 (69.02%) Python
2 127 (42.76%) SQL
3 105 (35.35%) Java
4 48 (16.16%) PL/SQL
5 39 (13.13%) Scala
6 3 (1.01%) R
7 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (2.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.78%) SLA
2 9 (3.03%) GDPR
3 8 (2.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 29 (9.76%) HDFS
2 2 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (19.19%) Kubernetes
2 31 (10.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 75 (25.25%) Databricks
2 54 (18.18%) Alteryx
3 30 (10.10%) Informatica
4 21 (7.07%) Oracle
5 18 (6.06%) Cognos
5 18 (6.06%) Sybase
6 13 (4.38%) Google
7 8 (2.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.67%) StreamSets
9 1 (0.34%) Teradata