Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 240 426
Rank change year-on-year -57 +186 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 134 104 101
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.90% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.94% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 116 74 70
10th Percentile £43,500 £41,000 £32,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -1.82%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,188
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,125 £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%

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 15,424 11,105 25,489
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.72% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11,261 9,153 21,134
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -18 50 £70,000 +16.67% 16
Hampshire -58 49 £59,249 +18.50% 6
Berkshire -4 47 £70,000 +7.69% 7
Surrey -42 12 £55,000 +2.33% 6
East Sussex -32 8 £45,000 +7.78% 1
West Sussex -2 6 £65,000 -13.33% 5
Kent -37 4 £50,000 -31.03% 2
Oxfordshire -15 2 £52,500 -2.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 1 £50,000 -23.08% 5
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 3 August 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 84 (62.69%) Python
2 81 (60.45%) Azure
3 75 (55.97%) SQL
4 48 (35.82%) Data Engineering
5 46 (34.33%) Analytics
6 41 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (30.60%) Data Pipeline
7 38 (28.36%) Big Data
7 38 (28.36%) ETL
7 38 (28.36%) Databricks
8 37 (27.61%) Microsoft
9 35 (26.12%) Data Modelling
9 35 (26.12%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (23.88%) AWS
11 30 (22.39%) Apache Spark
11 30 (22.39%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (22.39%) Degree
11 30 (22.39%) Data Lake
12 29 (21.64%) GCP
13 28 (20.90%) DevOps
13 28 (20.90%) Hadoop
13 28 (20.90%) Finance
14 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
15 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (17.16%) R
16 22 (16.42%) Java
17 20 (14.93%) T-SQL
17 20 (14.93%) Migration
17 20 (14.93%) Data Analytics
17 20 (14.93%) Visualisation

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 30 (22.39%) Apache Spark
2 11 (8.21%) Apache
3 8 (5.97%) Apache Airflow
4 7 (5.22%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.49%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.75%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 81 (60.45%) Azure
2 32 (23.88%) AWS
3 29 (21.64%) GCP
4 19 (14.18%) Azure Data Factory
4 19 (14.18%) Power Platform
5 15 (11.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 11 (8.21%) Snowflake
7 6 (4.48%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (2.99%) dbt
8 4 (2.99%) SaaS
8 4 (2.99%) Slack
9 3 (2.24%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Pipelines
10 2 (1.49%) Boomi
10 2 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.49%) PaaS
10 2 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.49%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.36%) Big Data
2 30 (22.39%) Data Lake
2 30 (22.39%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (20.90%) Hadoop
4 26 (19.40%) SQL Server
5 19 (14.18%) Power BI
6 18 (13.43%) Relational Database
7 16 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (11.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (8.96%) Geospatial Data
11 10 (7.46%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (7.46%) BigQuery
12 9 (6.72%) Apache Hive
13 8 (5.97%) Tableau
14 6 (4.48%) Data Mining
14 6 (4.48%) Delta Lake
14 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (3.73%) Metadata
15 5 (3.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.49%) CircleCI
3 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.75%) ERwin
4 1 (0.75%) MLflow
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.70%) Social Skills
4 11 (8.21%) Influencing Skills
5 10 (7.46%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.24%) Retail
6 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.75%) Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.75%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) Kafka
2 5 (3.73%) Keras
2 5 (3.73%) Pandas
2 5 (3.73%) TensorFlow
3 4 (2.99%) Apache NiFi
3 4 (2.99%) Django
3 4 (2.99%) Flask
3 4 (2.99%) PySpark
4 3 (2.24%) GraphQL
4 3 (2.24%) Node.js
5 2 (1.49%) .NET
5 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.49%) JSON
5 2 (1.49%) React
5 2 (1.49%) REST
5 2 (1.49%) Spark Streaming
5 2 (1.49%) Spring
5 2 (1.49%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.49%) Web Services
5 2 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Algorithms
2 6 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.99%) Blog
4 4 (2.99%) Legacy Systems
4 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.49%) Cybercrime
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.75%) Linux
1 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.82%) Data Engineering
2 46 (34.33%) Analytics
3 41 (30.60%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (30.60%) Data Pipeline
4 38 (28.36%) ETL
5 35 (26.12%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (26.12%) Data Modelling
6 28 (20.90%) DevOps
7 20 (14.93%) Data Analytics
7 20 (14.93%) Migration
7 20 (14.93%) Visualisation
8 19 (14.18%) Mentoring
9 18 (13.43%) Computer Science
9 18 (13.43%) Decision-Making
9 18 (13.43%) Machine Learning
10 16 (11.94%) Data Science
11 15 (11.19%) Data Transformation
12 14 (10.45%) Data Ingestion
12 14 (10.45%) Data Integration
13 13 (9.70%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 84 (62.69%) Python
2 75 (55.97%) SQL
3 23 (17.16%) R
4 22 (16.42%) Java
5 20 (14.93%) T-SQL
6 17 (12.69%) C#
7 12 (8.96%) Scala
8 7 (5.22%) C
9 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.75%) F#
13 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (22.39%) Degree
2 15 (11.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.48%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (3.73%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.45%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.24%) QA
3 2 (1.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) NCSC
4 1 (0.75%) NIST
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.24%) Ansible
3 2 (1.49%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.75%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 38 (28.36%) Databricks
2 37 (27.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.72%) Oracle
4 8 (5.97%) Google
5 6 (4.48%) ESRI
6 5 (3.73%) Cisco
6 5 (3.73%) Juniper
6 5 (3.73%) Nokia
7 4 (2.99%) Jitterbit
7 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.24%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.24%) Informatica
9 2 (1.49%) Cognos
9 2 (1.49%) SAP
9 2 (1.49%) Splunk
9 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.75%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.75%) Dataiku
10 1 (0.75%) IBM
10 1 (0.75%) JD Edwards