Data Engineer

Build and maintain the backbone of big data pipelines

Data Engineers provide essential support to all Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and everyone else working with "Big Data" today. They are responsible for building and automating Data Pipelines, collecting, organizing, preprocessing, and warehousing massive amounts of data for use in analysis and modeling. Strong programming skills are essential, most commonly in languages such as Python and Java. Data Engineers are also masters of databases, such as NoSQL and Microsoft SQL Server, and distributed systems, such as Apache Spark, Amazon EC2, Hadoop, and Hive, which rely on technologies such as MapReduce to make the current era of "Big Data" possible.

Below we have analyzed the 3,468 most recent job listings for Data Engineers from Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter, GlassDoor, LinkedIn, and other job sites to find out what real-world employers are looking for.

Salary

Expected income for Data Engineers

The lowest salary we found for Data Engineers among current job listings is \$20,000.00 per year. The highest is \$300,000.00. Most jobs for Data Engineers pay around \$81,125.24 per year, with a median annual income of \$98,751.50, and an average annual income of \$102,894.73.

Location

Where Data Engineers can find jobs

We have mapped all job listings for Data Engineers according to their approximate locations:

The 10 cities with the highest number of jobs for Data Engineers are:

Education

Desired education level for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of education level required in job listings for Data Engineers:

High School
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE (AS/AA)
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS/BA)
MASTER'S DEGREE (MS/MA)
DOCTORATE (PhD)

Major

Preferred majors for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common majors requested in job listings for Data Engineers:

Computer Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Information Technology
Statistics

Experience

Required experience for Data Engineers

Most jobs for Data Engineers require 2 years of experience, with a median of 3 years, and an average of 3.78 years.

Skills

Required skills for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common skills required in job listings for Data Engineers:

Big Data
Programming
Data Reporting
Databases
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning
Statistics
Data Science
Data Structures

Languages

Top programming languages for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common programming languages mentioned in job listings for Data Engineers:

Python
Java
C
R
Scala
Go

Python Libraries

Top Python Libraries for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common Python libraries mentioned in job listings for Data Engineers:

Pandas
TensorFlow
NumPy
PySpark
Scikit-learn
SciPy
Keras
PyTorch

Databases

Top databases for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common databases mentioned in job listings for Data Engineers:

NoSQL
Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL
Oracle
MongoDB
PostgreSQL

Distributed Systems

Top distributed systems for Data Engineers

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common distributed systems mentioned in job listings for Data Engineers:

Apache Spark
Amazon EC2
Apache Hadoop
Apache Hive
Apache Kafka
Apache HBase
Apache Storm
Google BigQuery
Redis
Presto
Apache Sqoop

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