While engineers of all backgrounds continue to be in high demand, a new salary study by Winter Wyman Search reveals that big data engineers are especially prized.

According to the Boston-based recruiting firm, it has filled 620 engineering-related positions over the past 12 months, and that of data engineer has far surpassed other positions in terms of salary potential. In fact, salaries for big data engineers can be as much as $15,000 higher than that of UI engineers or $27,000 higher than that earned by software engineers.

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