Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

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

Data Engineer
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 350 572
Rank change year-on-year +67 +222 +125
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 1,447 1,348 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.89% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.93% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,172 1,085 665
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Data Engineer.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Top 16 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 28 January 2020. 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
England +66 1,362 £70,000 +3.70% 404
London +49 997 £72,500 +3.57% 267
UK excluding London +93 423 £52,500 -4.55% 166
North of England +65 108 £55,000 -4.35% 42
South East +22 94 £45,000 -21.74% 35
South West +10 75 £50,000 -9.09% 31
Midlands +80 61 £55,000 -12.00% 21
North West +48 56 £55,000 -15.38% 25
Scotland +52 52 £42,500 -22.55% 20
West Midlands +81 48 £55,000 +29.41% 12
Yorkshire +43 44 £54,835 +11.14% 13
East of England +60 19 £72,500 +31.82% 7
East Midlands +9 13 £65,000 +1.96% 9
Wales +5 12 £45,000 -7.69% 9
North East +5 8 £54,671 +10.81% 4
Channel Islands - 2 £60,000 - 1

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 959 (66.28%) Python
2 815 (56.32%) SQL
3 670 (46.30%) AWS
4 630 (43.54%) Big Data
5 578 (39.94%) ETL
6 563 (38.91%) Data Science
7 530 (36.63%) Apache Spark
8 512 (35.38%) Analytics
9 503 (34.76%) Azure
10 492 (34.00%) Hadoop
11 488 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
12 405 (27.99%) Data Engineering
13 396 (27.37%) Scala
14 395 (27.30%) Data Warehouse
15 391 (27.02%) Java
16 370 (25.57%) Business Intelligence
17 323 (22.32%) GCP
18 317 (21.91%) Data Modelling
19 311 (21.49%) Kafka
20 279 (19.28%) Finance
21 261 (18.04%) Machine Learning
22 254 (17.55%) NoSQL
23 232 (16.03%) DevOps
24 229 (15.83%) SQL Server
25 227 (15.69%) Google
26 207 (14.31%) Apache Hive
27 199 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
28 192 (13.27%) Amazon Redshift
29 186 (12.85%) Linux
30 180 (12.44%) Software Engineering

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 530 (36.63%) Apache Spark
2 112 (7.74%) Apache Airflow
3 107 (7.39%) Apache
4 65 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (2.90%) SAS
6 33 (2.28%) Luigi
7 27 (1.87%) Confluence
8 13 (0.90%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.35%) nginx
11 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.069%) OpenWhisk
13 1 (0.069%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.21%) SPSS
4 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.069%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.069%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 670 (46.30%) AWS
2 503 (34.76%) Azure
3 323 (22.32%) GCP
4 125 (8.64%) Amazon S3
5 120 (8.29%) Power Platform
6 112 (7.74%) Amazon EMR
7 76 (5.25%) Amazon Kinesis
8 67 (4.63%) Serverless
9 64 (4.42%) Azure Data Factory
10 43 (2.97%) PaaS
11 40 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
12 30 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (2.00%) SaaS
14 26 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
15 23 (1.59%) GitHub
16 19 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 19 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
17 18 (1.24%) Data Lake Analytics
18 16 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.31%) Firewall
2 12 (0.83%) Internet
3 9 (0.62%) FTP
4 8 (0.55%) Wireless
5 6 (0.41%) HTTP
5 6 (0.41%) Network Security
5 6 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (0.35%) LAN
6 5 (0.35%) WAN
7 3 (0.21%) ATM
7 3 (0.21%) BGP
7 3 (0.21%) Broadband
7 3 (0.21%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.21%) MPLS
7 3 (0.21%) OSPF
7 3 (0.21%) RIP
7 3 (0.21%) SDH
7 3 (0.21%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 630 (43.54%) Big Data
2 492 (34.00%) Hadoop
3 395 (27.30%) Data Warehouse
4 254 (17.55%) NoSQL
5 229 (15.83%) SQL Server
6 207 (14.31%) Apache Hive
7 192 (13.27%) Amazon Redshift
8 164 (11.33%) Data Lake
9 163 (11.26%) Relational Database
10 156 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
11 120 (8.29%) Power BI
12 118 (8.15%) Apache Cassandra
13 108 (7.46%) BigQuery
13 108 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 85 (5.87%) Amazon Athena
15 78 (5.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 71 (4.91%) MongoDB
17 66 (4.56%) MySQL
18 60 (4.15%) Looker
19 59 (4.08%) Flink
Development Applications
1 179 (12.37%) Git (software)
2 129 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 66 (4.56%) JIRA
4 41 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 33 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 29 (2.00%) Bitbucket
7 28 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (1.59%) Jasmine
8 23 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 23 (1.59%) Maven
8 23 (1.59%) NUnit
8 23 (1.59%) Vagrant
9 22 (1.52%) Artifactory
10 12 (0.83%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.76%) ProC
12 9 (0.62%) TeamCity
13 6 (0.41%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.41%) Selenium
13 6 (0.41%) Subversion
14 5 (0.35%) ERwin
General
1 279 (19.28%) Finance
2 81 (5.60%) Retail
3 63 (4.35%) Games
4 62 (4.28%) Banking
5 42 (2.90%) Marketing
6 36 (2.49%) Public Sector
7 25 (1.73%) Automotive
7 25 (1.73%) Publishing
8 21 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.38%) Legal
10 14 (0.97%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.55%) Advertising
13 8 (0.55%) Law
14 5 (0.35%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
15 3 (0.21%) Police
16 2 (0.14%) iGaming
16 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (21.49%) Kafka
2 59 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
3 55 (3.80%) PySpark
4 48 (3.32%) Pandas
4 48 (3.32%) TensorFlow
5 47 (3.25%) Web Services
6 43 (2.97%) Spark Streaming
7 42 (2.90%) scikit-learn
8 33 (2.28%) Node.js
9 30 (2.07%) NumPy
10 28 (1.94%) .NET
10 28 (1.94%) RESTful
11 25 (1.73%) REST
12 23 (1.59%) Enzyme
12 23 (1.59%) Jest
13 22 (1.52%) Apache Beam
14 21 (1.45%) Keras
15 19 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
16 18 (1.24%) GraphQL
16 18 (1.24%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 199 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.95%) Data Structures
3 98 (6.77%) Algorithms
4 70 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
5 38 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 36 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.17%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.11%) Acoustics
9 16 (1.11%) Blog
10 15 (1.04%) PMI
10 15 (1.04%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.90%) Data Centre
13 11 (0.76%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.62%) Online Games
15 8 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (0.55%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.55%) Social Media
16 7 (0.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 186 (12.85%) Linux
2 70 (4.84%) Unix
3 13 (0.90%) Windows
4 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.14%) CentOS
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.069%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (39.94%) ETL
2 563 (38.91%) Data Science
3 512 (35.38%) Analytics
4 488 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
5 405 (27.99%) Data Engineering
6 370 (25.57%) Business Intelligence
7 317 (21.91%) Data Modelling
8 261 (18.04%) Machine Learning
9 232 (16.03%) DevOps
10 180 (12.44%) Software Engineering
11 177 (12.23%) Visualisation
12 144 (9.95%) Data Analytics
13 127 (8.78%) Data Integration
14 125 (8.64%) Computer Science
15 116 (8.02%) Artificial Intelligence
16 109 (7.53%) Data Visualisation
17 94 (6.50%) Data Management
18 89 (6.15%) Mentoring
19 84 (5.81%) Data Analysis
19 84 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 959 (66.28%) Python
2 815 (56.32%) SQL
3 396 (27.37%) Scala
4 391 (27.02%) Java
5 100 (6.91%) R
6 91 (6.29%) C#
7 59 (4.08%) C++
8 57 (3.94%) JavaScript
8 57 (3.94%) PL/SQL
9 43 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 39 (2.70%) Go
11 31 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.66%) C
13 23 (1.59%) TypeScript
14 21 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 20 (1.38%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.31%) Perl
16 19 (1.31%) U-SQL
17 18 (1.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 9 (0.62%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (9.05%) Degree
2 52 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 34 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 20 (1.38%) PhD
6 17 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.14%) CCDP
10 2 (0.14%) CCNP
11 1 (0.069%) CCNA
11 1 (0.069%) HNC
11 1 (0.069%) ISEB
11 1 (0.069%) MCSA
11 1 (0.069%) MCSD
11 1 (0.069%) MCSE
11 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.069%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (5.87%) Data Quality
2 82 (5.67%) QA
3 11 (0.76%) GDPR
4 9 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) CDISC
6 3 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.069%) DICOM
System Software
1 176 (12.16%) Docker
2 98 (6.77%) HDFS
3 20 (1.38%) VirtualBox
4 14 (0.97%) Apache Flume
5 11 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.28%) Cronacle
7 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.069%) Alluxio
9 1 (0.069%) Ceph
9 1 (0.069%) etcd
9 1 (0.069%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 149 (10.30%) Kubernetes
2 111 (7.67%) Terraform
3 75 (5.18%) Ansible
4 50 (3.46%) Oozie
5 46 (3.18%) Hadoop YARN
6 27 (1.87%) Docker Swarm
7 20 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.38%) Puppet
8 16 (1.11%) Istio
9 15 (1.04%) linkerd
10 14 (0.97%) Control-M
11 12 (0.83%) Consul
12 9 (0.62%) Grafana
12 9 (0.62%) Mesos
12 9 (0.62%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.55%) Kibana
14 7 (0.48%) Chronos
15 6 (0.41%) BladeLogic
15 6 (0.41%) Nagios
16 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 227 (15.69%) Google
2 149 (10.30%) Tableau
3 136 (9.40%) Oracle
4 117 (8.09%) Microsoft
5 105 (7.26%) Cloudera
6 92 (6.36%) Databricks
7 85 (5.87%) Informatica
8 69 (4.77%) Talend
9 54 (3.73%) Hortonworks
10 45 (3.11%) Teradata
11 30 (2.07%) IBM
12 29 (2.00%) SAP
13 26 (1.80%) Cisco
14 25 (1.73%) Juniper
14 25 (1.73%) Nokia
15 17 (1.17%) Ab Initio
15 17 (1.17%) Alteryx
16 13 (0.90%) MapR
17 12 (0.83%) Netezza
18 11 (0.76%) Salesforce.com