Data Engineer Jobs

Data Engineer
UK

The median Data Engineer salary in the UK is £65,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 150 174 160
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 2,004 1,935 4,481
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 2.09% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.29% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,325 1,570 2,043
10th Percentile £35,000 £46,250 £43,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £56,598 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - +12.00%
75th Percentile £83,750 £92,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £98,474 £120,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +9.09%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer.

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer over the 6 months to 21 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the UK

Data Engineer
Top 17 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 21 June 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
England +3 1,632 £65,000 -10.34% 215
UK excluding London +100 1,334 £57,500 -8.00% 140
Work from Home -20 672 £65,000 -6.40% 112
London -39 591 £75,000 -11.76% 100
North of England +137 443 £57,500 -11.54% 62
Scotland +89 289 £66,500 +10.83% 16
North West +113 283 £60,000 +9.09% 39
South East -49 177 £51,250 -18.00% 18
Midlands +5 169 £56,500 +7.62% 15
South West -20 157 £60,000 -11.11% 19
West Midlands +9 126 £57,500 +9.52% 13
Yorkshire +91 100 £51,000 -23.96% 13
East of England +48 72 £55,000 -12.00% 4
North East +16 60 £72,000 +10.77% 10
East Midlands -1 41 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Northern Ireland - 15 £55,000 - 3
Wales +7 13 £46,131 +3.28% 5

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 973 (48.55%) Python
2 929 (46.36%) SQL
3 754 (37.62%) Data Engineering
4 734 (36.63%) Azure
5 670 (33.43%) Data Pipeline
6 664 (33.13%) Agile
7 637 (31.79%) ETL
8 576 (28.74%) AWS
9 528 (26.35%) Data Modelling
10 507 (25.30%) Analytics
11 470 (23.45%) Data Warehouse
12 468 (23.35%) Finance
12 468 (23.35%) Data Science
13 462 (23.05%) CI/CD
14 430 (21.46%) GCP
15 414 (20.66%) Databricks
16 392 (19.56%) Problem-Solving
17 386 (19.26%) DevOps
18 379 (18.91%) Mentoring
19 371 (18.51%) Data Lake
20 347 (17.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
21 335 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
22 334 (16.67%) Data Quality
23 327 (16.32%) Social Skills
24 324 (16.17%) Machine Learning
25 313 (15.62%) Big Data
26 309 (15.42%) Apache Spark
26 309 (15.42%) PySpark
27 301 (15.02%) Power Platform
27 301 (15.02%) Software Engineering

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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
1 309 (15.42%) Apache Spark
2 188 (9.38%) Apache Airflow
3 107 (5.34%) Apache
4 17 (0.85%) nginx
5 16 (0.80%) Jupyter
6 13 (0.65%) Confluence
7 6 (0.30%) SAS
7 6 (0.30%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.25%) Luigi
9 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Exchange
10 1 (0.050%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.050%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 29 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.100%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.100%) MIS ActiveH
2 2 (0.100%) NEC Housing
3 1 (0.050%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.050%) Salesforce CRM
3 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.050%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 734 (36.63%) Azure
2 576 (28.74%) AWS
3 430 (21.46%) GCP
4 301 (15.02%) Power Platform
5 211 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 166 (8.28%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 158 (7.88%) Snowflake
8 120 (5.99%) Azure DevOps
9 114 (5.69%) dbt
10 96 (4.79%) Amazon S3
11 69 (3.44%) Serverless
12 56 (2.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 52 (2.59%) GitHub
14 49 (2.45%) SaaS
15 39 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
16 36 (1.80%) Matillion
17 31 (1.55%) Amazon EMR
18 27 (1.35%) Amazon Kinesis
19 23 (1.15%) Fivetran
20 21 (1.05%) Dagster
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.74%) Structured Cabling
2 31 (1.55%) Network Security
3 14 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (0.55%) Wireless
5 10 (0.50%) DSL
6 7 (0.35%) Firewall
7 5 (0.25%) LAN
8 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.20%) FTP
8 4 (0.20%) WAN
9 2 (0.100%) 5G
9 2 (0.100%) PPP
9 2 (0.100%) WebEx
10 1 (0.050%) 3GPP
10 1 (0.050%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.050%) DMZ
10 1 (0.050%) NX-OS
10 1 (0.050%) SD-WAN
10 1 (0.050%) snoop
10 1 (0.050%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (23.45%) Data Warehouse
2 371 (18.51%) Data Lake
3 313 (15.62%) Big Data
4 297 (14.82%) Power BI
5 272 (13.57%) SQL Server
6 254 (12.67%) BigQuery
7 192 (9.58%) Looker
8 128 (6.39%) Hadoop
9 106 (5.29%) NoSQL
10 104 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 100 (4.99%) Amazon Redshift
12 86 (4.29%) Tableau
13 79 (3.94%) Azure SQL Database
14 72 (3.59%) Relational Database
15 70 (3.49%) Data Vault
16 67 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
17 57 (2.84%) Apache Hive
18 52 (2.59%) Delta Lake
19 43 (2.15%) Qlik Sense
19 43 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (5.19%) Git
2 84 (4.19%) Jenkins
3 65 (3.24%) JIRA
4 46 (2.30%) GitLab
5 30 (1.50%) Bitbucket Server
6 16 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (0.80%) MLflow
7 10 (0.50%) CircleCI
8 9 (0.45%) Spinnaker
9 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.30%) RStudio
10 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.15%) Deequ
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.100%) JUnit
12 2 (0.100%) NUnit
12 2 (0.100%) Subversion
General
1 468 (23.35%) Finance
2 347 (17.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 327 (16.32%) Social Skills
4 272 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
5 243 (12.13%) Law
6 198 (9.88%) Legal
7 95 (4.74%) Marketing
8 71 (3.54%) Banking
9 70 (3.49%) Retail
10 43 (2.15%) Games
11 42 (2.10%) Telecoms
12 39 (1.95%) Public Sector
13 20 (1.00%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
15 15 (0.75%) Front Office
16 13 (0.65%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.60%) Investment Banking
17 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (15.42%) PySpark
2 114 (5.69%) Kafka
3 47 (2.35%) Pandas
4 36 (1.80%) Spring
5 35 (1.75%) Spring Boot
6 21 (1.05%) JSON
7 20 (1.00%) Apache NiFi
8 19 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
8 19 (0.95%) Apache Beam
8 19 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
9 17 (0.85%) NumPy
9 17 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
9 17 (0.85%) RESTful
10 16 (0.80%) YAML
11 15 (0.75%) HTML
12 14 (0.70%) SciPy
13 13 (0.65%) XML
14 12 (0.60%) AWS CDK
15 11 (0.55%) PyTorch
15 11 (0.55%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 218 (10.88%) Self-Motivation
2 163 (8.13%) Algorithms
3 140 (6.99%) Data Structures
4 129 (6.44%) Cloud Native
5 75 (3.74%) Public Cloud
6 61 (3.04%) Onboarding
7 51 (2.54%) Reinsurance
8 43 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 40 (2.00%) Product Ownership
10 36 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (1.70%) Legacy Code
12 30 (1.50%) Driving Licence
13 22 (1.10%) IoT
14 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.95%) CCTV
16 18 (0.90%) Data Centre
17 17 (0.85%) NHS
17 17 (0.85%) SCADA
18 16 (0.80%) Fibre Optics
18 16 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (3.24%) Linux
2 53 (2.64%) Unix
3 33 (1.65%) Windows
4 25 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.20%) CentOS
5 4 (0.20%) Solaris
5 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
5 4 (0.20%) zOS
6 3 (0.15%) Android
6 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (37.62%) Data Engineering
2 670 (33.43%) Data Pipeline
3 664 (33.13%) Agile
4 637 (31.79%) ETL
5 528 (26.35%) Data Modelling
6 507 (25.30%) Analytics
7 468 (23.35%) Data Science
8 462 (23.05%) CI/CD
9 392 (19.56%) Problem-Solving
10 386 (19.26%) DevOps
11 379 (18.91%) Mentoring
12 335 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
13 324 (16.17%) Machine Learning
14 301 (15.02%) Software Engineering
15 272 (13.57%) Visualisation
16 235 (11.73%) Platform Engineering
17 232 (11.58%) Data Integration
18 227 (11.33%) Artificial Intelligence
19 204 (10.18%) DataOps
20 199 (9.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 973 (48.55%) Python
2 929 (46.36%) SQL
3 212 (10.58%) Java
4 98 (4.89%) Scala
5 84 (4.19%) T-SQL
6 51 (2.54%) PL/SQL
7 43 (2.15%) C#
8 31 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions
8 31 (1.55%) R
9 28 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.00%) Bash
11 19 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 14 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 14 (0.70%) VBA
13 11 (0.55%) U-SQL
14 7 (0.35%) C
14 7 (0.35%) Go
15 6 (0.30%) Kusto Query Language
15 6 (0.30%) PHP
16 5 (0.25%) Rust
Qualifications
1 196 (9.78%) Degree
2 66 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.70%) Master's Degree
6 33 (1.65%) DBS Check
7 27 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.75%) Azure Certification
10 8 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.35%) CISSP
12 4 (0.20%) CCNA
12 4 (0.20%) CISM
12 4 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.15%) CCSK
13 3 (0.15%) CCSP
14 2 (0.100%) HNC
14 2 (0.100%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 178 (8.88%) GDPR
3 25 (1.25%) QA
4 24 (1.20%) SLA
5 15 (0.75%) Accessibility
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.20%) NIST
6 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.050%) California Consumer Privacy Act
7 1 (0.050%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.050%) NCSC
7 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (3.79%) Docker
2 37 (1.85%) HDFS
3 16 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.050%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.050%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 153 (7.63%) Terraform
2 146 (7.29%) Kubernetes
3 30 (1.50%) Ansible
4 17 (0.85%) Grafana
5 16 (0.80%) HAProxy
5 16 (0.80%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.25%) logstash
7 3 (0.15%) CASB
8 2 (0.100%) Argo
8 2 (0.100%) Kubeflow
8 2 (0.100%) Marathon
8 2 (0.100%) Mesos
9 1 (0.050%) Oozie
9 1 (0.050%) Podman
Vendors
1 414 (20.66%) Databricks
2 262 (13.07%) Google
3 191 (9.53%) Microsoft
4 122 (6.09%) Informatica
5 85 (4.24%) Oracle
6 67 (3.34%) Alteryx
7 17 (0.85%) VMware
8 16 (0.80%) YouTube
9 14 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 12 (0.60%) Teradata
11 11 (0.55%) MuleSoft
11 11 (0.55%) Splunk
12 10 (0.50%) Cognos
12 10 (0.50%) Dataiku
12 10 (0.50%) Sybase
13 9 (0.45%) SAP
14 7 (0.35%) Talend
15 6 (0.30%) F5
16 5 (0.25%) TIBCO
17 4 (0.20%) Qualys