Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Big Data Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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

Big Data Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 494 509 563
Rank change year-on-year +15 +54 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Big Data Engineer 27 42 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.14% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 13 32 18
South East median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £35,875
90th Percentile £86,050 £72,250 £81,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 25,771 29,954 30,952
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.70% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 21,321 24,994 25,716
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Big Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Big Data Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Big Data Engineer in the South East

Big Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Big Data Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Big Data Engineer in the South East

Big Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Big Data Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Big Data Engineer in the South East

Big Data Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Big Data Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Thames Valley +22 15 £55,000 -10.20% 5
Berkshire +9 7 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Oxfordshire +22 5 £65,000 +4.00% 2
East Sussex +11 4 £52,500 -
Hampshire -3 4 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 3 - -
Surrey +35 2 £81,750 -
Kent +27 2 - -
Big Data Engineer
England

Big Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Big 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 South East region featuring Big Data Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Big Data
2 17 (62.96%) Hadoop
3 16 (59.26%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Linux
5 11 (40.74%) Python
5 11 (40.74%) Kafka
5 11 (40.74%) Apache Spark
6 10 (37.04%) Scala
6 10 (37.04%) Apache Hive
7 9 (33.33%) Impala
8 8 (29.63%) Analytics
8 8 (29.63%) MapReduce
8 8 (29.63%) Data Engineering
9 7 (25.93%) Data Science
9 7 (25.93%) Cloudera
9 7 (25.93%) Machine Learning
9 7 (25.93%) Apache Flume
9 7 (25.93%) ETL
9 7 (25.93%) Banking
9 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
10 6 (22.22%) Google
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) C++
10 6 (22.22%) Sqoop
10 6 (22.22%) DevOps
10 6 (22.22%) TensorFlow
11 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse

Big Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (40.74%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) Big Data
2 17 (62.96%) Hadoop
3 10 (37.04%) Apache Hive
4 9 (33.33%) Impala
5 6 (22.22%) Sqoop
6 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (14.81%) HBase
7 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
7 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (11.11%) Cloudera CDH
8 3 (11.11%) Data Lake
9 2 (7.41%) Apache Kudu
9 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
10 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (3.70%) Flink
10 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
10 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
10 1 (3.70%) PowerPivot
10 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
10 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Kafka
2 6 (22.22%) TensorFlow
3 3 (11.11%) Keras
3 3 (11.11%) MLlib
3 3 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (3.70%) Akka
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Beam
5 1 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (3.70%) NumPy
5 1 (3.70%) Pandas
5 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
5 1 (3.70%) scikit-learn
5 1 (3.70%) SciPy
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.70%) Robotics
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Analytics
2 8 (29.63%) Data Engineering
2 8 (29.63%) MapReduce
3 7 (25.93%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.93%) Data Science
3 7 (25.93%) ETL
3 7 (25.93%) Machine Learning
4 6 (22.22%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) OOP
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) ETL Development
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) Python
3 10 (37.04%) Scala
4 6 (22.22%) C++
5 5 (18.52%) C#
6 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 3 (11.11%) Go
8 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) F#
8 1 (3.70%) R
8 1 (3.70%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (3.70%) HDFS
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Kibana
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Cloudera
2 6 (22.22%) Google
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) Facebook
5 3 (11.11%) Hortonworks
5 3 (11.11%) Tableau
6 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) RapidMiner
6 1 (3.70%) SaltStack