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The median annual salary for a Senior Data Engineer was £80,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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

Senior Data Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 468 654 612
Rank change year-on-year +186 -42 +193
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Data Engineer 1,217 401 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 517 337 117
10th Percentile £52,950 £50,750 £57,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,750 £139,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £64,750 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -0.38% - +5.69%

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 153,478 105,034 58,942
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.12% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,211 74,036 48,179
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,750 £87,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

Senior Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Data Engineer in the UK

Senior Data Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Data Engineer in the UK

Senior Data Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Data Engineer over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Data Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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 +164 1,053 £80,000 +6.67% 39
London +105 738 £80,000 +3.23% 20
Work from Home +99 581 £80,000 +14.29% 17
UK excluding London +45 306 £64,750 -0.38% 22
South East -21 65 £63,750 +6.25% 4
Midlands -6 56 £63,000 +8.86% 3
North of England -36 56 £75,000 +25.00% 6
South West +29 50 £40,000 -26.27% 3
West Midlands -21 46 £63,000 +13.00% 2
East of England -15 45 £71,750 -4.33% 3
North West -19 43 £80,000 +14.29% 3
Scotland -28 24 £60,000 -17.24% 3
East Midlands -3 10 £61,500 -12.14% 1
Yorkshire -46 10 £62,500 +13.64% 2
Wales -14 8 £62,500 +19.05%
North East -7 3 £70,000 +22.99% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £60,000 -

Senior Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Senior Data Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Data Engineer in the job title.

1 867 (71.24%) Python
2 752 (61.79%) SQL
3 593 (48.73%) Analytics
4 581 (47.74%) Data Engineering
5 574 (47.17%) AWS
6 522 (42.89%) ETL
7 513 (42.15%) Data Warehouse
8 484 (39.77%) Data Pipeline
9 463 (38.04%) Agile
10 447 (36.73%) Azure
11 421 (34.59%) Data Science
12 415 (34.10%) Data Modelling
13 381 (31.31%) Data Lake
14 367 (30.16%) CI/CD
15 364 (29.91%) Apache Spark
16 351 (28.84%) Business Intelligence
17 347 (28.51%) GCP
18 315 (25.88%) Kafka
19 304 (24.98%) Apache Airflow
20 301 (24.73%) Big Data
21 292 (23.99%) Java
22 270 (22.19%) DevOps
23 266 (21.86%) Finance
24 264 (21.69%) Scala
25 261 (21.45%) Social Skills
26 230 (18.90%) Machine Learning
27 218 (17.91%) Data Analytics
28 213 (17.50%) Amazon Redshift
29 204 (16.76%) Data Architecture
30 201 (16.52%) Power Platform

Senior 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
1 364 (29.91%) Apache Spark
2 304 (24.98%) Apache Airflow
3 125 (10.27%) Apache
4 32 (2.63%) Luigi
5 15 (1.23%) Apache Pig
6 13 (1.07%) Jupyter
7 8 (0.66%) SAS
8 6 (0.49%) Apache Pulsar
9 4 (0.33%) Confluence
9 4 (0.33%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.25%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.16%) Pachyderm
12 1 (0.082%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 33 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Shopify
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 574 (47.17%) AWS
2 447 (36.73%) Azure
3 347 (28.51%) GCP
4 201 (16.52%) Power Platform
5 177 (14.54%) Snowflake
6 169 (13.89%) Azure Data Factory
7 146 (12.00%) Serverless
8 133 (10.93%) Amazon S3
9 110 (9.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 107 (8.79%) Azure DevOps
11 102 (8.38%) dbt
12 94 (7.72%) GitHub
13 77 (6.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 72 (5.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 68 (5.59%) Amazon EMR
16 67 (5.51%) AWS Lambda
17 52 (4.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 51 (4.19%) GitHub Actions
19 48 (3.94%) Azure AKS
20 47 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.15%) Network Security
2 10 (0.82%) Broadband
2 10 (0.82%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (0.25%) Skype
4 2 (0.16%) Internet
4 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.082%) DNS
5 1 (0.082%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.082%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (42.15%) Data Warehouse
2 381 (31.31%) Data Lake
3 301 (24.73%) Big Data
4 213 (17.50%) Amazon Redshift
5 195 (16.02%) Power BI
6 172 (14.13%) NoSQL
7 171 (14.05%) BigQuery
8 167 (13.72%) Looker
9 162 (13.31%) Hadoop
10 158 (12.98%) Tableau
11 152 (12.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 137 (11.26%) SQL Server
13 105 (8.63%) PostgreSQL
14 98 (8.05%) Relational Database
15 86 (7.07%) Amazon Athena
16 85 (6.98%) Metadata
17 66 (5.42%) MongoDB
18 60 (4.93%) Flink
19 53 (4.35%) Apache Hive
20 48 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 81 (6.66%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.14%) CircleCI
4 17 (1.40%) GitLab
5 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (0.90%) RStudio
7 10 (0.82%) JIRA
8 8 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 8 (0.66%) Subversion
9 5 (0.41%) ERwin
9 5 (0.41%) Selenium
10 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.33%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.25%) ER Studio
12 2 (0.16%) MLflow
12 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
12 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.082%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio
General
1 266 (21.86%) Finance
2 261 (21.45%) Social Skills
3 138 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (6.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 70 (5.75%) Retail
6 67 (5.51%) Games
7 64 (5.26%) Marketing
8 54 (4.44%) Banking
9 34 (2.79%) Automotive
10 30 (2.47%) Advertising
11 22 (1.81%) Law
12 21 (1.73%) Legal
13 18 (1.48%) Documentation Skills
14 17 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
15 16 (1.31%) Influencing Skills
15 16 (1.31%) Public Sector
16 13 (1.07%) Italian Language
17 12 (0.99%) Telecoms
18 11 (0.90%) Social Housing
19 10 (0.82%) Aviation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (25.88%) Kafka
2 99 (8.13%) PySpark
3 65 (5.34%) .NET
4 37 (3.04%) REST
5 35 (2.88%) Apache Beam
6 25 (2.05%) Pandas
7 23 (1.89%) Apache Avro
8 22 (1.81%) TensorFlow
9 19 (1.56%) Spark Streaming
10 18 (1.48%) Apache NiFi
10 18 (1.48%) Node.js
10 18 (1.48%) NumPy
11 17 (1.40%) JSON
11 17 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (1.23%) HTML
12 15 (1.23%) scikit-learn
12 15 (1.23%) SciPy
13 14 (1.15%) CSS
13 14 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (1.07%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 108 (8.87%) Algorithms
2 83 (6.82%) Cloud Native
3 63 (5.18%) Data Structures
4 57 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (3.86%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.38%) Blog
7 27 (2.22%) Hackathon
7 27 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.73%) NHS
9 19 (1.56%) Cyberattack
10 18 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
11 15 (1.23%) Blockchain
11 15 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.07%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.90%) FMCG
13 11 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
14 10 (0.82%) Grid Computing
14 10 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
14 10 (0.82%) PMI
15 8 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.09%) Linux
2 52 (4.27%) Unix
3 11 (0.90%) Android
4 7 (0.58%) Windows
5 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.082%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.082%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (48.73%) Analytics
2 581 (47.74%) Data Engineering
3 522 (42.89%) ETL
4 484 (39.77%) Data Pipeline
5 463 (38.04%) Agile
6 421 (34.59%) Data Science
7 415 (34.10%) Data Modelling
8 367 (30.16%) CI/CD
9 351 (28.84%) Business Intelligence
10 270 (22.19%) DevOps
11 230 (18.90%) Machine Learning
12 218 (17.91%) Data Analytics
13 204 (16.76%) Data Architecture
14 197 (16.19%) Software Engineering
14 197 (16.19%) Visualisation
15 168 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
16 154 (12.65%) Computer Science
17 134 (11.01%) Infrastructure as Code
18 128 (10.52%) Artificial Intelligence
19 118 (9.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 867 (71.24%) Python
2 752 (61.79%) SQL
3 292 (23.99%) Java
4 264 (21.69%) Scala
5 87 (7.15%) Bash
6 85 (6.98%) T-SQL
7 67 (5.51%) PowerShell
8 62 (5.09%) R
9 55 (4.52%) JavaScript
10 51 (4.19%) C#
11 32 (2.63%) C
11 32 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 29 (2.38%) Go
13 23 (1.89%) Kotlin
14 20 (1.64%) C++
15 19 (1.56%) Ruby
16 12 (0.99%) TypeScript
17 8 (0.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 6 (0.49%) Korn
18 6 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 183 (15.04%) Degree
2 67 (5.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (3.37%) Master's Degree
4 36 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.90%) CISSP
7 11 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.82%) AWS Certification
8 10 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.49%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.33%) IBM Certification
11 4 (0.33%) PhD
12 1 (0.082%) ACTC
12 1 (0.082%) CCSP
12 1 (0.082%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (14.22%) Data Quality
2 34 (2.79%) GDPR
3 32 (2.63%) Accessibility
4 25 (2.05%) QA
5 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.49%) SLA
7 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (12.90%) Docker
2 15 (1.23%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 159 (13.06%) Terraform
2 143 (11.75%) Kubernetes
3 30 (2.47%) Ansible
4 14 (1.15%) Oozie
5 13 (1.07%) Puppet
6 8 (0.66%) logstash
7 5 (0.41%) Panaseer
8 4 (0.33%) Mesos
8 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.33%) Rancher
8 4 (0.33%) SCCM
9 3 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.16%) Control-M
10 2 (0.16%) Grafana
10 2 (0.16%) Kubeflow
10 2 (0.16%) Packer
10 2 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.082%) CASB
11 1 (0.082%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 201 (16.52%) Databricks
2 162 (13.31%) Microsoft
3 151 (12.41%) Google
4 56 (4.60%) Oracle
5 44 (3.62%) Talend
6 39 (3.20%) Informatica
7 31 (2.55%) Remedy
8 26 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.64%) Samsung
10 19 (1.56%) Alteryx
11 18 (1.48%) Adobe
12 15 (1.23%) Teradata
13 14 (1.15%) Cloudera
13 14 (1.15%) Funding Circle
14 12 (0.99%) Apple
15 11 (0.90%) YouTube
16 10 (0.82%) Confluent
16 10 (0.82%) IBM
16 10 (0.82%) Solace
17 9 (0.74%) BT