Period
to 27 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Data Engineer was £71,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 563 764 964
Rank change year-on-year +201 +200 +151
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Data Engineer 152 308 218
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 156 285 159
Median annual salary £71,250 £72,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.72% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £47,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £109,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +18.18%

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 52,564 129,539 155,404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.60% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43,801 103,686 125,239
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,425 £28,328 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior Data Engineer in the UK

Senior Data Engineer
Top 13 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 27 November 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 +199 146 £72,500 -2.31% 25
London +182 114 £75,000 -6.25% 13
UK excluding London +210 35 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Work from Home -7 16 £70,000 -22.22% 3
North of England +112 10 £56,250 -1.79% 2
South East +210 8 £65,000 -5.45% 3
Wales +46 6 £49,000 +8.89%
East of England +133 5 £70,000 - 2
North West +105 5 £56,250 -21.05% 1
Yorkshire +90 5 £56,250 -1.79%
South West +85 5 £50,000 - 5
Midlands +100 1 £74,000 +48.00%
East Midlands +80 1 £74,000 +7.64%

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, Senior 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 Senior Data Engineer in the job title.

1 110 (72.37%) Python
2 94 (61.84%) AWS
3 86 (56.58%) SQL
4 57 (37.50%) Azure
5 56 (36.84%) Big Data
6 54 (35.53%) Apache Spark
7 49 (32.24%) Kafka
8 47 (30.92%) Scala
9 45 (29.61%) ETL
10 41 (26.97%) Machine Learning
10 41 (26.97%) Analytics
11 40 (26.32%) Java
12 39 (25.66%) GCP
13 38 (25.00%) NoSQL
13 38 (25.00%) Hadoop
14 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (23.68%) Finance
15 36 (23.68%) Data Engineering
16 34 (22.37%) Data Modelling
17 33 (21.71%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (21.71%) Data Science
18 31 (20.39%) Docker
19 28 (18.42%) DevOps
20 27 (17.76%) Degree
21 26 (17.11%) Relational Database
21 26 (17.11%) Kubernetes
21 26 (17.11%) Apache Airflow
22 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
23 23 (15.13%) Visualisation
24 22 (14.47%) Amazon S3

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 54 (35.53%) Apache Spark
2 26 (17.11%) Apache Airflow
3 14 (9.21%) Apache
4 6 (3.95%) Luigi
5 5 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.97%) Jupyter
7 2 (1.32%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.66%) Tornado
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 94 (61.84%) AWS
2 57 (37.50%) Azure
3 39 (25.66%) GCP
4 22 (14.47%) Amazon S3
5 15 (9.87%) Power Platform
6 14 (9.21%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (7.89%) Amazon Kinesis
8 8 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (4.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (4.61%) SaaS
10 5 (3.29%) Logic Apps
11 3 (1.97%) Amazon Neptune
12 2 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (1.32%) GitHub
12 2 (1.32%) PaaS
12 2 (1.32%) Serverless
13 1 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (36.84%) Big Data
2 38 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 38 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 33 (21.71%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (17.11%) Relational Database
5 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 21 (13.82%) Data Lake
7 18 (11.84%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (11.84%) Presto
8 17 (11.18%) Apache Hive
8 17 (11.18%) BigQuery
9 15 (9.87%) Power BI
10 13 (8.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (8.55%) Tableau
11 12 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (7.24%) Flink
13 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (5.92%) MongoDB
14 9 (5.92%) Snowflake Schema
15 8 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) GitLab
2 1 (0.66%) CircleCI
2 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.66%) GoCD
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (23.68%) Finance
2 16 (10.53%) Marketing
3 9 (5.92%) Banking
4 5 (3.29%) Front Office
5 4 (2.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Games
6 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.24%) Kafka
2 9 (5.92%) Lambda Expressions
3 8 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
4 5 (3.29%) Dask
4 5 (3.29%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (2.63%) .NET
5 4 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.63%) Django
5 4 (2.63%) Flask
5 4 (2.63%) Pandas
5 4 (2.63%) PySpark
5 4 (2.63%) React
6 3 (1.97%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (1.97%) NumPy
6 3 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.32%) RESTful
7 2 (1.32%) Spring
7 2 (1.32%) Web Services
8 1 (0.66%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Data Structures
2 12 (7.89%) Algorithms
3 9 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.92%) Equities
4 8 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.61%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.97%) Pricing Data
8 3 (1.97%) Spread Betting
9 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.32%) NHS
9 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.66%) Blog
10 1 (0.66%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.66%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (2.63%) Linux
3 3 (1.97%) Unix
3 3 (1.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.61%) ETL
2 41 (26.97%) Analytics
2 41 (26.97%) Machine Learning
3 37 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (23.68%) Data Engineering
5 34 (22.37%) Data Modelling
6 33 (21.71%) Data Science
7 28 (18.42%) DevOps
8 23 (15.13%) Visualisation
9 19 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
10 18 (11.84%) Data Transformation
11 17 (11.18%) Data Visualisation
12 16 (10.53%) Microservices
13 15 (9.87%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (9.87%) Data Analysis
13 15 (9.87%) TDD
14 14 (9.21%) Fintech
15 13 (8.55%) Computer Science
15 13 (8.55%) Mathematics
15 13 (8.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 110 (72.37%) Python
2 86 (56.58%) SQL
3 47 (30.92%) Scala
4 40 (26.32%) Java
5 11 (7.24%) C#
6 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.61%) R
6 7 (4.61%) Ruby
7 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.29%) C++
9 4 (2.63%) Go
10 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.66%) Clojure
11 1 (0.66%) Elm
11 1 (0.66%) Java 8
11 1 (0.66%) Julia
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (17.76%) Degree
2 15 (9.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) QA
2 3 (1.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (20.39%) Docker
2 3 (1.97%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 26 (17.11%) Kubernetes
2 12 (7.89%) Terraform
3 11 (7.24%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) Oozie
5 1 (0.66%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (11.18%) Google
2 14 (9.21%) Databricks
3 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.63%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.63%) Oracle
5 3 (1.97%) NVIDIA
5 3 (1.97%) Percona
5 3 (1.97%) Sybase
6 2 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.32%) Charles River
6 2 (1.32%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.32%) FactSet
6 2 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.32%) Talend
6 2 (1.32%) Teradata
7 1 (0.66%) Cognos
7 1 (0.66%) Confluent
7 1 (0.66%) Splunk