Data Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

Data Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median Data Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £57,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

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

6 months to
20 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 159 225 211
Rank change year-on-year +66 -14 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,263 997 1,292
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.82% 1.59% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.79% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 683 594 713
10th Percentile £31,000 £41,250 £39,000
25th Percentile £41,688 £46,599 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £77,715 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% +12.50%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 65,688 55,851 67,611
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 89.34% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 46,772 31,602 43,212
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,725 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,550 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.42% - +9.09%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the UK excluding London

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the UK excluding London

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the UK excluding London

Data Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2024. 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
North of England +99 389 £55,000 -8.33% 51
Scotland +83 296 £65,000 +8.33% 17
North West +96 249 £60,000 +15.38% 34
South East -31 169 £50,500 -19.20% 18
South West -25 159 £67,500 - 17
Midlands +5 145 £54,000 -1.82% 29
West Midlands +15 101 £60,000 +12.68% 16
Yorkshire +65 86 £51,000 -21.54% 15
East of England +51 77 £60,000 -7.69% 7
North East +10 54 £67,750 +2.65% 2
East Midlands +1 43 £47,500 -13.64% 13
Wales -3 17 £46,096 +3.20% 15
Northern Ireland +34 12 £60,000 - 4
Data Engineer
UK

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2024, Data Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 575 (45.53%) Python
2 564 (44.66%) Agile
3 523 (41.41%) SQL
4 501 (39.67%) Data Engineering
5 428 (33.89%) Data Pipeline
6 395 (31.27%) ETL
7 387 (30.64%) Azure
8 377 (29.85%) CI/CD
9 375 (29.69%) AWS
10 355 (28.11%) Data Modelling
11 346 (27.40%) Finance
12 338 (26.76%) Data Science
13 311 (24.62%) Problem-Solving
14 301 (23.83%) Mentoring
15 298 (23.59%) DevOps
16 297 (23.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 284 (22.49%) GCP
18 281 (22.25%) Big Data
19 279 (22.09%) Analytics
20 268 (21.22%) Data Warehouse
21 262 (20.74%) Software Engineering
22 259 (20.51%) Machine Learning
23 250 (19.79%) Law
24 244 (19.32%) Apache Spark
25 236 (18.69%) Databricks
26 226 (17.89%) Data Lake
27 211 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
28 210 (16.63%) Data Quality
29 207 (16.39%) SDLC
30 206 (16.31%) Google

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 244 (19.32%) Apache Spark
2 112 (8.87%) Apache Airflow
3 56 (4.43%) Apache
4 18 (1.43%) nginx
5 17 (1.35%) Jupyter
6 12 (0.95%) Confluence
7 3 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.079%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.079%) Luigi
8 1 (0.079%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.079%) Salesforce CRM
2 1 (0.079%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 387 (30.64%) Azure
2 375 (29.69%) AWS
3 284 (22.49%) GCP
4 161 (12.75%) Power Platform
5 109 (8.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 93 (7.36%) Snowflake
7 75 (5.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 69 (5.46%) Azure DevOps
9 68 (5.38%) Amazon S3
10 43 (3.40%) dbt
10 43 (3.40%) Serverless
11 32 (2.53%) Matillion
12 31 (2.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 31 (2.45%) SaaS
13 28 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (2.22%) GitHub
14 25 (1.98%) Amazon Kinesis
15 20 (1.58%) OpenShift
16 19 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (1.35%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.53%) Structured Cabling
2 18 (1.43%) DSL
3 11 (0.87%) Wireless
4 10 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.40%) LAN
6 4 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.32%) Firewall
6 4 (0.32%) FTP
6 4 (0.32%) WAN
7 2 (0.16%) WebEx
8 1 (0.079%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.079%) 5G
8 1 (0.079%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.079%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.079%) DMZ
8 1 (0.079%) NX-OS
8 1 (0.079%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.079%) SMS
8 1 (0.079%) snoop
8 1 (0.079%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (22.25%) Big Data
2 268 (21.22%) Data Warehouse
3 226 (17.89%) Data Lake
4 205 (16.23%) BigQuery
5 192 (15.20%) SQL Server
6 170 (13.46%) Looker
7 159 (12.59%) Power BI
8 93 (7.36%) Hadoop
9 70 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 66 (5.23%) Amazon Redshift
11 61 (4.83%) NoSQL
12 57 (4.51%) Tableau
13 49 (3.88%) Apache Hive
13 49 (3.88%) Relational Database
14 45 (3.56%) Data Vault
15 43 (3.40%) Delta Lake
16 39 (3.09%) Qlik Sense
16 39 (3.09%) Star Schema
17 35 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
18 31 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 66 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 62 (4.91%) Git
3 51 (4.04%) JIRA
4 37 (2.93%) GitLab
5 29 (2.30%) Bitbucket Server
6 17 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.48%) RStudio
10 5 (0.40%) Spinnaker
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.079%) ERwin
14 1 (0.079%) Subversion
14 1 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.079%) Toad
14 1 (0.079%) Zephyr
General
1 346 (27.40%) Finance
2 297 (23.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 250 (19.79%) Law
4 211 (16.71%) Analytical Skills
5 201 (15.91%) Social Skills
6 190 (15.04%) Legal
7 96 (7.60%) Marketing
8 43 (3.40%) Banking
8 43 (3.40%) Retail
9 34 (2.69%) Public Sector
10 32 (2.53%) Games
11 25 (1.98%) Telecoms
12 18 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.43%) Investment Banking
13 16 (1.27%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.79%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.40%) Aviation
17 5 (0.40%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (13.06%) PySpark
2 83 (6.57%) Kafka
3 42 (3.33%) Spring
3 42 (3.33%) Spring Boot
4 20 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (1.50%) ActiveMQ
5 19 (1.50%) Apache NiFi
5 19 (1.50%) RESTful
6 18 (1.43%) YAML
7 17 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
8 13 (1.03%) GraphQL
9 12 (0.95%) Pandas
10 10 (0.79%) Apache Beam
10 10 (0.79%) JSON
11 9 (0.71%) XML
12 8 (0.63%) HTML
12 8 (0.63%) PyTorch
13 7 (0.55%) REST
13 7 (0.55%) TensorFlow
14 5 (0.40%) AWS CDK
Miscellaneous
1 197 (15.60%) Self-Motivation
2 158 (12.51%) Algorithms
3 129 (10.21%) Cloud Native
4 108 (8.55%) Data Structures
5 79 (6.25%) Public Cloud
6 60 (4.75%) Onboarding
7 48 (3.80%) Product Ownership
8 42 (3.33%) Legacy Code
9 41 (3.25%) Reinsurance
10 40 (3.17%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.50%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.43%) CCTV
13 17 (1.35%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 17 (1.35%) IoT
13 17 (1.35%) SCADA
14 16 (1.27%) Operational Technology
15 15 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
16 13 (1.03%) Online Games
17 12 (0.95%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (2.77%) Unix
2 31 (2.45%) Linux
3 21 (1.66%) Windows
3 21 (1.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (44.66%) Agile
2 501 (39.67%) Data Engineering
3 428 (33.89%) Data Pipeline
4 395 (31.27%) ETL
5 377 (29.85%) CI/CD
6 355 (28.11%) Data Modelling
7 338 (26.76%) Data Science
8 311 (24.62%) Problem-Solving
9 301 (23.83%) Mentoring
10 298 (23.59%) DevOps
11 279 (22.09%) Analytics
12 262 (20.74%) Software Engineering
13 259 (20.51%) Machine Learning
14 207 (16.39%) SDLC
15 206 (16.31%) Artificial Intelligence
16 198 (15.68%) Business Intelligence
17 191 (15.12%) Visualisation
18 189 (14.96%) Operational Stability
19 178 (14.09%) DataOps
20 177 (14.01%) Platform Engineering
Programming Languages
1 575 (45.53%) Python
2 523 (41.41%) SQL
3 161 (12.75%) Java
4 77 (6.10%) Scala
5 60 (4.75%) PL/SQL
6 52 (4.12%) T-SQL
7 25 (1.98%) C#
8 19 (1.50%) Bash
9 17 (1.35%) R
9 17 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions
12 9 (0.71%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.48%) C
13 6 (0.48%) PHP
14 5 (0.40%) Kusto Query Language
15 4 (0.32%) Go
15 4 (0.32%) SPARQL
15 4 (0.32%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (9.98%) Degree
2 47 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 22 (1.74%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.66%) Master's Degree
7 17 (1.35%) Azure Certification
8 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.63%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.32%) CCNA
11 4 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.16%) HNC
12 2 (0.16%) HND
12 2 (0.16%) PhD
13 1 (0.079%) CCNP
13 1 (0.079%) ICAEW
13 1 (0.079%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (16.63%) Data Quality
2 160 (12.67%) GDPR
3 35 (2.77%) SLA
4 10 (0.79%) QA
5 9 (0.71%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.079%) California Consumer Privacy Act
6 1 (0.079%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.079%) GMP
6 1 (0.079%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.079%) NCSC
System Software
1 45 (3.56%) Docker
2 31 (2.45%) HDFS
3 16 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.079%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 78 (6.18%) Terraform
3 18 (1.43%) Ansible
4 17 (1.35%) Grafana
4 17 (1.35%) HAProxy
4 17 (1.35%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.079%) Oozie
5 1 (0.079%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 236 (18.69%) Databricks
2 206 (16.31%) Google
3 122 (9.66%) Microsoft
4 100 (7.92%) Informatica
5 75 (5.94%) Oracle
6 62 (4.91%) Alteryx
7 18 (1.43%) Cognos
7 18 (1.43%) Sybase
8 16 (1.27%) VMware
9 10 (0.79%) Teradata
10 8 (0.63%) MuleSoft
10 8 (0.63%) SAP
11 7 (0.55%) Dataiku
11 7 (0.55%) F5
11 7 (0.55%) YouTube
12 6 (0.48%) Talend
13 4 (0.32%) Splunk
14 3 (0.24%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.24%) Siemens
14 3 (0.24%) SnapLogic