Period
to 19 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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

Data Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 426 389 475
Rank change year-on-year -37 +86 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 85 162 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.54% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.56% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 56 115 40
South East median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +12.82% +25.81%
10th Percentile £25,000 £35,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £74,500
England median annual salary £69,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +10.40% - +10.62%

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 25,336 29,180 28,332
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.00% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20,658 24,407 23,650
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the South East

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the South East

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the South East

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 Data Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 June 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 -2 31 £63,750 +15.91% 10
Surrey +8 17 £40,000 -30.43% 10
Berkshire +5 16 £67,500 +22.73% 2
East Sussex -12 15 £41,588 -46.34% 1
Hampshire +4 13 £52,000 -10.34% 3
Oxfordshire +42 12 £60,000 +14.29% 6
West Sussex - 8 £55,375 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 3 - - 2
Kent - 1 £60,000 - 1
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 Data Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (54.12%) Python
2 41 (48.24%) ETL
3 38 (44.71%) Analytics
4 36 (42.35%) Big Data
5 33 (38.82%) SQL
6 32 (37.65%) Scala
7 31 (36.47%) Data Science
8 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (31.76%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (30.59%) Apache Spark
11 25 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (28.24%) Hadoop
13 23 (27.06%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (27.06%) Data Modelling
14 21 (24.71%) Machine Learning
15 20 (23.53%) Java
15 20 (23.53%) Data Engineering
16 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (20.00%) Data Architecture
19 16 (18.82%) Degree
20 15 (17.65%) Visualisation
21 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
21 14 (16.47%) Kafka
21 14 (16.47%) NoSQL
22 12 (14.12%) Tableau
22 12 (14.12%) Mathematics
22 12 (14.12%) Amazon EMR
23 11 (12.94%) Docker
23 11 (12.94%) Physics

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 26 (30.59%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (2.35%) Luigi
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.06%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.12%) Amazon EMR
3 11 (12.94%) Amazon S3
4 9 (10.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.71%) Serverless
7 3 (3.53%) Google Analytics
7 3 (3.53%) PaaS
8 2 (2.35%) IaaS
8 2 (2.35%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.18%) AdWords
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.18%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.18%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (42.35%) Big Data
2 27 (31.76%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (28.24%) Hadoop
4 14 (16.47%) NoSQL
5 10 (11.76%) Data Lake
5 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 9 (10.59%) Apache Hive
7 8 (9.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (8.24%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (8.24%) Looker
8 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
9 6 (7.06%) Sqoop
10 5 (5.88%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (5.88%) Impala
10 5 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (5.88%) QlikView
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (4.71%) HBase
11 4 (4.71%) Pentaho
11 4 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.06%) Maven
4 2 (2.35%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.18%) GitLab
General
1 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) Kafka
2 7 (8.24%) Spark Streaming
3 4 (4.71%) JSON
3 4 (4.71%) XML
4 3 (3.53%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (3.53%) Samza
5 1 (1.18%) .NET
5 1 (1.18%) EDI
5 1 (1.18%) NumPy
5 1 (1.18%) Pandas
5 1 (1.18%) scikit-learn
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.06%) Driving Licence
3 6 (7.06%) Fibre Optics
4 5 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.71%) e-Learning
5 4 (4.71%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.35%) Marketing Technology
6 2 (2.35%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.35%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) FMCG
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) ETL
2 38 (44.71%) Analytics
3 31 (36.47%) Data Science
4 30 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (27.06%) Data Modelling
7 21 (24.71%) Machine Learning
8 20 (23.53%) Data Engineering
9 19 (22.35%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (20.00%) Data Architecture
11 15 (17.65%) Visualisation
12 14 (16.47%) Computer Science
13 12 (14.12%) Mathematics
14 11 (12.94%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (12.94%) Data Visualisation
14 11 (12.94%) Physics
14 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
15 9 (10.59%) SDLC
16 8 (9.41%) Creative Problem-Solving
16 8 (9.41%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.12%) Python
2 33 (38.82%) SQL
3 32 (37.65%) Scala
4 20 (23.53%) Java
5 7 (8.24%) C#
5 7 (8.24%) C++
6 4 (4.71%) R
7 3 (3.53%) C
7 3 (3.53%) HiveQL
7 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.18%) F#
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Degree
2 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) AWS Certification
4 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.71%) CCNA
5 4 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.71%) JNCIA
6 3 (3.53%) PhD
6 3 (3.53%) VCP6
6 3 (3.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Docker
2 7 (8.24%) Apache Flume
3 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.71%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (3.53%) Chukwa
4 1 (1.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (14.12%) Tableau
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) Cloudera
4 6 (7.06%) MapR
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.88%) Informatica
6 4 (4.71%) Google
6 4 (4.71%) Virgin Media
7 3 (3.53%) VMware
8 2 (2.35%) Alteryx
8 2 (2.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.18%) Databricks
9 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks