Period
to 16 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 472 524
Rank change year-on-year +66 +52 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 132 69 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 46 55 62
South East median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% +33.33% -25.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,700 £52,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% +13.04% +0.88%

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 26,826 30,019 32,957
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.68% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 22,162 25,026 27,572
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 +49 79 £60,000 +11.63% 8
Berkshire +52 67 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Surrey +47 21 £55,250 +49.32% 4
Hampshire +23 17 £57,500 +32.95% 5
East Sussex - 10 £61,250 -
Oxfordshire +10 8 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Kent +26 4 £51,750 -20.38%
Buckinghamshire +7 4 £55,000 -13.73% 1
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 80 (60.61%) Data Science
2 79 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (59.09%) Analytics
4 74 (56.06%) Data Engineering
5 70 (53.03%) ETL
6 68 (51.52%) Data Modelling
7 63 (47.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 61 (46.21%) Microsoft
9 56 (42.42%) Data Integration
10 54 (40.91%) Data Management
10 54 (40.91%) Degree
11 52 (39.39%) Big Data
12 51 (38.64%) Scrum
13 50 (37.88%) SAP
14 49 (37.12%) Data Security
14 49 (37.12%) SAP BW
14 49 (37.12%) Enterprise Architecture
14 49 (37.12%) FMCG
15 40 (30.30%) Python
16 39 (29.55%) Hadoop
17 34 (25.76%) SQL
18 33 (25.00%) ERP
19 32 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (24.24%) Machine Learning
20 30 (22.73%) Apache Hive
21 29 (21.97%) Linux
22 28 (21.21%) Java
23 27 (20.45%) Apache Spark
24 25 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
25 21 (15.91%) MapReduce

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 27 (20.45%) Apache Spark
2 8 (6.06%) SAS
3 6 (4.55%) Apache Pig
4 3 (2.27%) Apache
4 3 (2.27%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.76%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 63 (47.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.76%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) Internet
1 2 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (0.76%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (39.39%) Big Data
2 49 (37.12%) SAP BW
3 39 (29.55%) Hadoop
4 32 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (22.73%) Apache Hive
6 16 (12.12%) Data Lake
7 13 (9.85%) Impala
7 13 (9.85%) NoSQL
8 11 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (7.58%) Power BI
10 9 (6.82%) Sqoop
11 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
11 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (4.55%) HBase
13 6 (4.55%) MongoDB
14 5 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (3.79%) MySQL
14 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
14 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.52%) CMake
3 2 (1.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.76%) CircleCI
4 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (4.55%) Marketing
1 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.79%) Finance
3 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Electronics
4 1 (0.76%) Law
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
4 1 (0.76%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) Kafka
2 13 (9.85%) TensorFlow
3 8 (6.06%) Apache Tez
3 8 (6.06%) Keras
3 8 (6.06%) MLlib
4 7 (5.30%) REST
5 5 (3.79%) Akka
5 5 (3.79%) NumPy
6 4 (3.03%) Pandas
6 4 (3.03%) Web Services
7 3 (2.27%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (2.27%) SciPy
8 2 (1.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.52%) SOAP
9 1 (0.76%) JSON
9 1 (0.76%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.76%) scikit-learn
9 1 (0.76%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 49 (37.12%) FMCG
2 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.06%) Pricing Data
4 6 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.55%) User Experience
5 3 (2.27%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Industrial Internet of Things
7 1 (0.76%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Smart City
7 1 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.97%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (60.61%) Data Science
2 79 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (59.09%) Analytics
4 74 (56.06%) Data Engineering
5 70 (53.03%) ETL
6 68 (51.52%) Data Modelling
7 56 (42.42%) Data Integration
8 54 (40.91%) Data Management
9 51 (38.64%) Scrum
10 49 (37.12%) Data Security
10 49 (37.12%) Enterprise Architecture
11 33 (25.00%) ERP
12 32 (24.24%) Machine Learning
13 25 (18.94%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (15.91%) MapReduce
15 19 (14.39%) Data Analysis
16 15 (11.36%) Visualisation
17 13 (9.85%) Computer Science
18 12 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
19 11 (8.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.30%) Python
2 34 (25.76%) SQL
3 28 (21.21%) Java
4 20 (15.15%) R
4 20 (15.15%) Scala
5 12 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 11 (8.33%) Go
7 8 (6.06%) HiveQL
7 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 7 (5.30%) C++
9 4 (3.03%) U-SQL
10 3 (2.27%) C
10 3 (2.27%) C#
10 3 (2.27%) VBA
11 2 (1.52%) Perl
12 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (40.91%) Degree
2 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) CCNA
5 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.27%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Apache Flume
2 5 (3.79%) HDFS
3 3 (2.27%) Docker
4 2 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (2.27%) Ansible
2 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (0.76%) Ambari
4 1 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.76%) Kibana
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (46.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (37.88%) SAP
3 11 (8.33%) Cloudera
4 9 (6.82%) Tableau
5 8 (6.06%) Hortonworks
5 8 (6.06%) Oracle
6 3 (2.27%) Google
6 3 (2.27%) RapidMiner
6 3 (2.27%) Sybase
6 3 (2.27%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.76%) CommVault
7 1 (0.76%) Vertica
7 1 (0.76%) VMware