Data Engineering jobs and careers

As the use of data in business gets more and more prevalent, the ability to quickly and effectively produce data algorithms that can analyse large complex datasets is crucial. In order to do this, the right data infrastructure needs to be in place.

Why consider a career as a Data Engineer?

Data Engineers build databases, data warehouses and data lakes to service the needs of the Data Analysts and Data Scientists in their businesses. This area is fast growing and Data Engineers are in massive demand as so many companies race to unlock the value in their data.

Typical role titles include

Data Engineer
Big Data Engineer
Data Developer
BI Engineer
BI Developer
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Engineer
Big Data Developer
Hadoop Developer
Data factory Developer
Hadoop Engineer
Data Availability Engineer
Data Science Engineer
Big Data Software Engineer
Platform Engineer
Data Warehouse Engineer
DWH Engineer
DWH Programmer
DWH Developer
Datawarehouse Developer
Datawarehouse Engineer
Datawarehouse Programmer
SQL Server Engineer
Data Infrastructure Engineer
Data Infrastructure Programmer
Data Infrastructure Developer
Data Analytics Engineer
Big Data Architect
Hadoop Architect
Hadoop Specialist
Big Data Specialist
Big Data Lead
Head of Big Data

Career progression example

Junior Data Engineer
Data Engineer
Senior Data Engineer
Lead Data Engineer
Head of Data Engineering
Data Architect

Salary Benchmarks

At an entry level, junior / graduate Data Engineering professionals on average will be earning between £30k-£35k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £50k-£60k and seniors would be looking to earn £70k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

Programming skills: Java | Python | Golang | Cython | Software Design – A background in APIs e.g. web APIs and static/dynamic libraries | ML Libraries – e.g. TensorFlow, CNTK, MLib, Spark, Kafka, Kinesis and Redshift.

What qualifications does it take?

A BSc,  Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) in a maths, physics, statistics, artificial intelligence (AI), software engineering, engineering or computer science field with technical skills in programming. In addition, demonstrable experience working with large data sets.

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