Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Data Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

Data Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 312 327
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Data Engineer 15 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.030% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 1
West Midlands median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +122.22% -39.19%
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £58,000 £23,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,449 9,916 10,776
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 97.03% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 7,461 7,950 9,002
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in the West Midlands

Data Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Data Engineer in the West Midlands

Data Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Data Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Data Engineer in the West Midlands

Data Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Birmingham +20 8 £53,750 -10.42% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £67,500 -
Solihull - 2 £52,500 -
Coventry - 1 £65,000 - 2
Data Engineer
England

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Analytics
2 8 (53.33%) Apache Spark
2 8 (53.33%) Hadoop
3 7 (46.67%) Python
4 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (40.00%) ETL
4 6 (40.00%) Cloudera
5 5 (33.33%) Kafka
5 5 (33.33%) Big Data
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Talend
6 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (26.67%) Data Transformation
6 4 (26.67%) MapReduce
6 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
6 4 (26.67%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
7 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
7 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (53.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ADSL
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) ISDN
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (20.00%) Apache Hive
3 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) Sqoop
4 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
5 1 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Kafka
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
4 1 (6.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (26.67%) Data Transformation
3 4 (26.67%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
3 4 (26.67%) MapReduce
3 4 (26.67%) Visualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Open Source
4 3 (20.00%) Open Source Development
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Science
5 2 (13.33%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (13.33%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) R
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cloudera
2 4 (26.67%) Talend
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) Netezza