Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 277 205 409
Rank change year-on-year -72 +204 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 177 87 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.09% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.13% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 121 73 73
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £35,450
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £68,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -8.09% +0.74%

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 16,688 7,671 24,234
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.21% 96.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11,704 6,383 20,071
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 19 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 -68 59 £64,000 +11.30% 20
Hampshire -98 48 £62,500 +19.05% 2
Surrey -44 38 £56,250 +7.14% 7
Berkshire -48 37 £65,000 +13.04% 10
West Sussex - 15 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire -33 12 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Buckinghamshire -61 11 £56,000 +24.44% 7
Kent -41 7 £50,000 -33.33% 1
East Sussex -52 5 £35,000 -26.32% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £35,000 -
Data Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 141 (79.66%) Python
2 118 (66.67%) SQL
3 113 (63.84%) Azure
4 99 (55.93%) Analytics
5 86 (48.59%) ETL
6 77 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (37.29%) Databricks
8 63 (35.59%) Data Lake
8 63 (35.59%) Business Intelligence
8 63 (35.59%) Big Data
9 59 (33.33%) DevOps
10 58 (32.77%) AWS
11 56 (31.64%) Data Pipeline
12 53 (29.94%) Data Warehouse
13 49 (27.68%) Data Management
13 49 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (27.68%) Azure Data Factory
13 49 (27.68%) Power Platform
13 49 (27.68%) Data Engineering
13 49 (27.68%) Power BI
14 48 (27.12%) Java
15 47 (26.55%) PowerShell
16 43 (24.29%) C#
17 42 (23.73%) R
18 41 (23.16%) SQL Server
18 41 (23.16%) Microsoft
19 38 (21.47%) Data Analytics
20 37 (20.90%) T-SQL
21 36 (20.34%) Data Modelling
22 33 (18.64%) Risk Management

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 31 (17.51%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.08%) Apache
3 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.82%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (2.26%) SAS
6 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP MDG
1 1 (0.56%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 113 (63.84%) Azure
2 58 (32.77%) AWS
3 49 (27.68%) Azure Data Factory
3 49 (27.68%) Power Platform
4 26 (14.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 21 (11.86%) Serverless
6 19 (10.73%) GCP
7 18 (10.17%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (9.04%) Azure Functions
9 14 (7.91%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon Kinesis
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon S3
10 13 (7.34%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (7.34%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (7.34%) AWS CloudTrail
10 13 (7.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.47%) Cisco IPT
2 4 (2.26%) DNS
2 4 (2.26%) GGSN
2 4 (2.26%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.26%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (35.59%) Big Data
1 63 (35.59%) Data Lake
2 53 (29.94%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (27.68%) Power BI
3 49 (27.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (23.16%) SQL Server
5 30 (16.95%) NoSQL
6 29 (16.38%) MongoDB
7 25 (14.12%) Hadoop
8 24 (13.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 21 (11.86%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (11.30%) HDInsight
11 18 (10.17%) Relational Database
12 17 (9.60%) Tableau
13 15 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (7.91%) Data Mining
15 13 (7.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (7.34%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (7.34%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 15 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.08%) kappa
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.39%) ERwin
4 6 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.39%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.26%) tSQLt
6 2 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.56%) PyCharm
7 1 (0.56%) RStudio
General
1 23 (12.99%) Finance
2 22 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.73%) Social Skills
4 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (2.26%) Police
7 2 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.56%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.69%) Kafka
2 14 (7.91%) .NET
3 8 (4.52%) REST
4 6 (3.39%) JSON
5 5 (2.82%) PySpark
6 4 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (2.26%) Apache NiFi
6 4 (2.26%) Node.js
6 4 (2.26%) XML
7 3 (1.69%) D3.js
7 3 (1.69%) GraphQL
8 2 (1.13%) Pandas
8 2 (1.13%) Web Services
9 1 (0.56%) ARM Templates
9 1 (0.56%) Django
9 1 (0.56%) EDI
9 1 (0.56%) Flask
9 1 (0.56%) NumPy
9 1 (0.56%) OAuth
9 1 (0.56%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) Algorithms
1 12 (6.78%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.82%) Life Science
3 5 (2.82%) LIMS
3 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.26%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.69%) Robotics
6 2 (1.13%) Cybercrime
6 2 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.56%) Blog
7 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.78%) Linux
2 8 (4.52%) Windows
3 4 (2.26%) Solaris
3 4 (2.26%) Unix
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.93%) Analytics
2 86 (48.59%) ETL
3 77 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (35.59%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (33.33%) DevOps
6 56 (31.64%) Data Pipeline
7 49 (27.68%) Data Engineering
7 49 (27.68%) Data Management
8 38 (21.47%) Data Analytics
9 36 (20.34%) Data Modelling
10 33 (18.64%) Risk Management
11 32 (18.08%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (13.56%) Data Science
13 23 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (12.43%) Migration
15 21 (11.86%) Artificial Intelligence
15 21 (11.86%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (11.30%) Customer-Centricity
17 19 (10.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (10.73%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (79.66%) Python
2 118 (66.67%) SQL
3 48 (27.12%) Java
4 47 (26.55%) PowerShell
5 43 (24.29%) C#
6 42 (23.73%) R
7 37 (20.90%) T-SQL
8 29 (16.38%) Scala
9 18 (10.17%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 7 (3.95%) Perl
11 6 (3.39%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.39%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.39%) VBA
12 4 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.13%) C
13 2 (1.13%) F#
14 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (10.73%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 15 (8.47%) CISSP
3 14 (7.91%) Degree
4 13 (7.34%) AWS Certification
5 9 (5.08%) CCSP
6 8 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (4.52%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (3.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.26%) CCIP
8 4 (2.26%) CCNP
9 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.86%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.26%) CDISC
3 2 (1.13%) GDPR
3 2 (1.13%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) NCSC
4 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (5.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.39%) Terraform
3 5 (2.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (37.29%) Databricks
2 41 (23.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.17%) Palantir
4 11 (6.21%) Oracle
5 10 (5.65%) Google
6 9 (5.08%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.82%) Sage
7 5 (2.82%) Splunk
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco
9 3 (1.69%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.13%) SAP
10 2 (1.13%) StreamSets
11 1 (0.56%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.56%) Cognos
11 1 (0.56%) Dataiku
11 1 (0.56%) ESRI
11 1 (0.56%) Informatica
11 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.56%) VMware