Period
to

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 212 258 298
Rank change year-on-year +46 +40 +149
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 292 126 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.47% 0.95% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.00% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 153 102 91
10th Percentile £45,250 £45,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +20.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +0.72%

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 18,860 12,538 16,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 94.38% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12,244 9,778 13,524
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Thames Valley +27 119 £63,750 -8.93% 12
Surrey +7 66 £75,000 +36.36% 4
Berkshire -8 49 £75,000 +5.26% 8
Hampshire -49 45 £61,250 +4.71% 5
Oxfordshire 0 40 £63,750 +15.91% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 30 £55,000 +10.00% 2
East Sussex +7 26 £54,000 +20.00%
Middlesex - 11 £50,000 -
West Sussex +10 10 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Kent -45 10 - -
Home Counties - 4 £50,000 -
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, Data Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 228 (78.08%) Python
2 168 (57.53%) SQL
3 167 (57.19%) Azure
4 166 (56.85%) Analytics
5 147 (50.34%) ETL
6 132 (45.21%) Agile
6 132 (45.21%) DevOps
7 118 (40.41%) Big Data
8 117 (40.07%) Data Lake
9 109 (37.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 109 (37.33%) Java
10 103 (35.27%) Databricks
11 94 (32.19%) Business Intelligence
12 81 (27.74%) Risk Management
13 80 (27.40%) AWS
13 80 (27.40%) Data Pipeline
14 77 (26.37%) PowerShell
15 74 (25.34%) Data Management
15 74 (25.34%) Data Modelling
16 73 (25.00%) CI/CD
17 72 (24.66%) Power Platform
17 72 (24.66%) Power BI
18 65 (22.26%) Data Warehouse
19 62 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
20 60 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 60 (20.55%) Scala
21 58 (19.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
22 55 (18.84%) Apache Spark
22 55 (18.84%) Hadoop
22 55 (18.84%) Data Analytics

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 55 (18.84%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.77%) Apache Airflow
3 10 (3.42%) Apache
4 8 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.40%) Apache Solr
5 7 (2.40%) Confluence
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Spatial
6 4 (1.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Campfire
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 167 (57.19%) Azure
2 109 (37.33%) Azure Data Factory
3 80 (27.40%) AWS
4 72 (24.66%) Power Platform
5 58 (19.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 49 (16.78%) Serverless
7 44 (15.07%) GitHub
8 39 (13.36%) GitHub Actions
9 37 (12.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 37 (12.67%) Azure Functions
9 37 (12.67%) Microsoft 365
10 36 (12.33%) Azure Event Grid
10 36 (12.33%) Azure Monitor
10 36 (12.33%) Azure Service Bus
11 15 (5.14%) GCP
12 11 (3.77%) iPaaS
13 10 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (3.08%) Amazon S3
14 9 (3.08%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.59%) Cisco IPT
2 9 (3.08%) Broadband
3 7 (2.40%) Internet
4 6 (2.05%) 5G
5 5 (1.71%) RS-422
5 5 (1.71%) SpaceWire
5 5 (1.71%) SSH
6 4 (1.37%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.68%) CDMA
7 2 (0.68%) GSM
7 2 (0.68%) LTE
7 2 (0.68%) TETRA
7 2 (0.68%) UMTS
7 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (40.41%) Big Data
2 117 (40.07%) Data Lake
3 72 (24.66%) Power BI
4 65 (22.26%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (20.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (18.84%) Hadoop
6 55 (18.84%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (16.10%) NoSQL
8 45 (15.41%) MongoDB
9 42 (14.38%) SQL Server
10 37 (12.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (11.30%) HDInsight
12 27 (9.25%) Flink
13 19 (6.51%) Tableau
14 16 (5.48%) HBase
15 14 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
16 13 (4.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 9 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
17 9 (3.08%) Relational Database
17 9 (3.08%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 32 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.08%) JIRA
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.37%) GitLab
5 2 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (15.75%) Social Skills
2 43 (14.73%) Finance
3 39 (13.36%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.77%) Public Sector
6 10 (3.42%) Marketing
6 10 (3.42%) Retail
7 9 (3.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 9 (3.08%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.05%) Games
9 5 (1.71%) Avionics
10 4 (1.37%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.03%) Electronics
11 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.68%) Aviation
12 2 (0.68%) Law
12 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.34%) Front Office
13 1 (0.34%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.12%) .NET
2 34 (11.64%) Kafka
3 25 (8.56%) SQLAlchemy
4 12 (4.11%) AngularJS
5 11 (3.77%) Spring
5 11 (3.77%) Spring Boot
6 10 (3.42%) Pandas
7 9 (3.08%) JSON
7 9 (3.08%) PySpark
7 9 (3.08%) pytest
7 9 (3.08%) XML
8 8 (2.74%) Apache NiFi
8 8 (2.74%) GraphQL
9 7 (2.40%) Core Data
9 7 (2.40%) Java EE
9 7 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
9 7 (2.40%) React
9 7 (2.40%) REST
10 6 (2.05%) CSS
10 6 (2.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.42%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.74%) Cyberattack
3 8 (2.74%) Virtual Team
4 7 (2.40%) Blog
4 7 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.40%) Social Media
4 7 (2.40%) User Experience
5 6 (2.05%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.37%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.03%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.68%) CCTV
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
8 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.34%) IoT
9 1 (0.34%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.99%) Linux
2 15 (5.14%) Unix
3 8 (2.74%) Windows
4 7 (2.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (56.85%) Analytics
2 147 (50.34%) ETL
3 132 (45.21%) Agile
3 132 (45.21%) DevOps
4 94 (32.19%) Business Intelligence
5 81 (27.74%) Risk Management
6 80 (27.40%) Data Pipeline
7 74 (25.34%) Data Management
7 74 (25.34%) Data Modelling
8 73 (25.00%) CI/CD
9 62 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (18.84%) Data Analytics
11 53 (18.15%) Cybersecurity
11 53 (18.15%) SDLC
12 51 (17.47%) Data Security
13 50 (17.12%) Test Automation
14 46 (15.75%) Data Science
15 45 (15.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 45 (15.41%) Data Engineering
16 44 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 228 (78.08%) Python
2 168 (57.53%) SQL
3 109 (37.33%) Java
4 77 (26.37%) PowerShell
5 60 (20.55%) Scala
6 53 (18.15%) Bash
7 46 (15.75%) C#
8 15 (5.14%) C++
8 15 (5.14%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.79%) C
10 10 (3.42%) JavaScript
10 10 (3.42%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.74%) Go
12 7 (2.40%) Perl
12 7 (2.40%) Rust
12 7 (2.40%) VBA
13 6 (2.05%) R
13 6 (2.05%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.68%) Clojure
15 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (16.10%) Degree
2 28 (9.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 28 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (9.59%) CISSP
3 18 (6.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (4.79%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.37%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) PhD
7 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.25%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.71%) GDPR
2 5 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (9.93%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 37 (12.67%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.48%) Ansible
3 3 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (35.27%) Databricks
2 51 (17.47%) Microsoft
3 34 (11.64%) Palantir
4 14 (4.79%) Oracle
5 9 (3.08%) IBM
6 8 (2.74%) Atlassian
7 7 (2.40%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.40%) Brandwatch
7 7 (2.40%) Dataiku
7 7 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.40%) Refinitiv
7 7 (2.40%) Reuters
7 7 (2.40%) Splunk
8 4 (1.37%) Cognos
8 4 (1.37%) RedGate
9 3 (1.03%) Google
9 3 (1.03%) Sage
10 2 (0.68%) Ericsson
10 2 (0.68%) Informatica
10 2 (0.68%) Talend