Period
to 21 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 295 428
Rank change year-on-year +107 +133 +224
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 908 1,563 1,216
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.11% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.16% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 745 1,336 948
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,750 £92,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -7.27% +7.84%

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 46,870 134,370 160,864
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.77% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 38,255 106,946 129,649
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 September 2020.

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 September 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 +104 850 £62,500 -7.41% 119
London +86 558 £70,000 - 72
UK excluding London +181 339 £52,500 +2.94% 61
South East +204 80 £52,500 +5.00% 15
Work from Home +68 75 £55,000 +5.03% 20
North of England +136 71 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Midlands +159 66 £52,500 - 8
West Midlands +133 54 £55,000 - 6
North West +120 45 £55,000 -8.33% 9
South West +39 43 £45,000 -14.17% 4
East of England +150 29 £70,000 - 7
Scotland +40 27 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Yorkshire +142 22 £47,500 -3.72% 3
Wales +56 22 £49,000 +63.33% 1
East Midlands +91 12 £47,500 -7.32% 2
North East +21 4 £50,000 -6.78%
Northern Ireland +22 1 £55,000 -

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 601 (66.19%) Python
2 488 (53.74%) SQL
3 397 (43.72%) AWS
4 368 (40.53%) Azure
5 356 (39.21%) ETL
6 354 (38.99%) Big Data
7 312 (34.36%) Analytics
8 303 (33.37%) Data Warehouse
9 301 (33.15%) Business Intelligence
10 295 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
11 259 (28.52%) Apache Spark
12 236 (25.99%) Data Engineering
13 219 (24.12%) Hadoop
14 212 (23.35%) Java
15 211 (23.24%) Finance
15 211 (23.24%) Kafka
16 206 (22.69%) GCP
17 198 (21.81%) Data Science
18 192 (21.15%) Power Platform
18 192 (21.15%) Power BI
19 189 (20.81%) Data Lake
20 182 (20.04%) Machine Learning
21 179 (19.71%) Data Modelling
22 165 (18.17%) Scala
23 156 (17.18%) SQL Server
24 147 (16.19%) NoSQL
25 144 (15.86%) DevOps
26 132 (14.54%) Visualisation
27 127 (13.99%) Amazon Redshift
28 115 (12.67%) R

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
1 259 (28.52%) Apache Spark
2 109 (12.00%) Apache
3 61 (6.72%) Apache Airflow
4 44 (4.85%) SAS
5 23 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (1.43%) Jupyter
6 13 (1.43%) Luigi
7 11 (1.21%) Apache Synapse
7 11 (1.21%) Confluence
8 9 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.22%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.22%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) SAP Business One
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.11%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 397 (43.72%) AWS
2 368 (40.53%) Azure
3 206 (22.69%) GCP
4 192 (21.15%) Power Platform
5 85 (9.36%) Azure Data Factory
6 76 (8.37%) Amazon S3
7 56 (6.17%) Serverless
8 47 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
9 38 (4.19%) Amazon EMR
10 35 (3.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 35 (3.85%) SaaS
11 22 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (2.20%) Amazon SQS
13 17 (1.87%) Amazon ECS
14 14 (1.54%) Apigee
15 10 (1.10%) GitHub
15 10 (1.10%) Google Analytics
15 10 (1.10%) PaaS
16 9 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
17 8 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.44%) SSL
1 4 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (0.33%) Skype
2 3 (0.33%) WAN
3 2 (0.22%) Internet
3 2 (0.22%) LAN
3 2 (0.22%) Wireless
4 1 (0.11%) BGP
4 1 (0.11%) DSL
4 1 (0.11%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.11%) Multicast
4 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (38.99%) Big Data
2 303 (33.37%) Data Warehouse
3 219 (24.12%) Hadoop
4 192 (21.15%) Power BI
5 189 (20.81%) Data Lake
6 156 (17.18%) SQL Server
7 147 (16.19%) NoSQL
8 127 (13.99%) Amazon Redshift
9 109 (12.00%) Apache Hive
10 107 (11.78%) BigQuery
11 101 (11.12%) Snowflake Schema
12 79 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 73 (8.04%) Relational Database
14 62 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
15 56 (6.17%) Impala
16 52 (5.73%) Flink
17 51 (5.62%) Azure SQL Database
18 50 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 49 (5.40%) Pentaho
20 48 (5.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 86 (9.47%) Git (software)
2 63 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.08%) Artifactory
4 27 (2.97%) GitLab
5 18 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.65%) JIRA
7 9 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.88%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.77%) JUnit
9 7 (0.77%) Maven
9 7 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.33%) Selenium
13 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.22%) Flyway
13 2 (0.22%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Code
14 1 (0.11%) GoCD
14 1 (0.11%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 211 (23.24%) Finance
2 55 (6.06%) Banking
3 52 (5.73%) Marketing
4 23 (2.53%) Retail
5 19 (2.09%) Advertising
6 16 (1.76%) Law
7 12 (1.32%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.21%) Games
8 11 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.99%) Front Office
10 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.44%) Legal
10 4 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.44%) Police
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (23.24%) Kafka
2 55 (6.06%) PySpark
3 42 (4.63%) .NET
4 41 (4.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 28 (3.08%) Pandas
6 25 (2.75%) Web Services
7 24 (2.64%) NumPy
8 23 (2.53%) HTML
9 22 (2.42%) ASP.NET
10 21 (2.31%) CSS
11 14 (1.54%) Apache NiFi
11 14 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (1.54%) gRPC
11 14 (1.54%) HTML5
11 14 (1.54%) OAuth
11 14 (1.54%) Swagger
12 13 (1.43%) React
12 13 (1.43%) TensorFlow
13 12 (1.32%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 103 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.72%) Data Structures
3 57 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
4 49 (5.40%) Algorithms
5 47 (5.18%) Hedge funds
6 30 (3.30%) Equities
7 19 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.99%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.99%) Social Media
11 8 (0.88%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.88%) PMI
12 5 (0.55%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.55%) Fixed Income
12 5 (0.55%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.44%) CCTV
13 4 (0.44%) Fibre Optics
13 4 (0.44%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 57 (6.28%) Unix
2 54 (5.95%) Linux
3 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (0.66%) VMS
5 2 (0.22%) Windows
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (39.21%) ETL
2 312 (34.36%) Analytics
3 301 (33.15%) Business Intelligence
4 295 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (25.99%) Data Engineering
6 198 (21.81%) Data Science
7 182 (20.04%) Machine Learning
8 179 (19.71%) Data Modelling
9 144 (15.86%) DevOps
10 132 (14.54%) Visualisation
11 110 (12.11%) Data Analytics
12 104 (11.45%) Software Engineering
13 90 (9.91%) Scrum
14 82 (9.03%) Artificial Intelligence
15 79 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
16 78 (8.59%) Mathematics
17 77 (8.48%) Fintech
18 75 (8.26%) Mentoring
19 74 (8.15%) Data Analysis
20 67 (7.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 601 (66.19%) Python
2 488 (53.74%) SQL
3 212 (23.35%) Java
4 165 (18.17%) Scala
5 115 (12.67%) R
6 76 (8.37%) JavaScript
7 66 (7.27%) C#
8 46 (5.07%) PL/SQL
9 40 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 39 (4.30%) HiveQL
11 32 (3.52%) T-SQL
12 30 (3.30%) C++
13 23 (2.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 15 (1.65%) Ruby
15 14 (1.54%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.43%) Go
17 11 (1.21%) C
17 11 (1.21%) Julia
18 9 (0.99%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (12.56%) Degree
2 50 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (2.64%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.31%) PhD
7 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.88%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.88%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.51%) Data Quality
2 17 (1.87%) GDPR
3 14 (1.54%) QA
4 4 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 112 (12.33%) Docker
2 51 (5.62%) HDFS
3 8 (0.88%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 92 (10.13%) Kubernetes
2 41 (4.52%) Terraform
3 12 (1.32%) Ansible
4 11 (1.21%) Oozie
5 8 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.44%) Ambari
7 4 (0.44%) Puppet
8 2 (0.22%) Argo
9 1 (0.11%) Kibana
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Mesos
9 1 (0.11%) Salt
9 1 (0.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 110 (12.11%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.56%) Databricks
3 104 (11.45%) Tableau
4 94 (10.35%) Oracle
5 83 (9.14%) Google
6 66 (7.27%) Cloudera
7 54 (5.95%) Talend
8 51 (5.62%) Informatica
9 16 (1.76%) Splunk
10 14 (1.54%) Hortonworks
10 14 (1.54%) Teradata
11 11 (1.21%) Ab Initio
11 11 (1.21%) SAP
11 11 (1.21%) Sybase
12 9 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.88%) StreamSets
14 7 (0.77%) DoubleClick
14 7 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.66%) Alteryx
16 5 (0.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud