The table below looks at the statistics for the Design Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Design Engineer
Rank 580 659 687
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 334 254 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 205 165 148
Average salary £45,000 £46,250 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.70% -1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,375 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -4.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK.

Design Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Design Engineer over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 within the UK.

Design Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +92 314 £43,750 -2.77% 98
South East +22 105 £46,250 -11.90% 37
London +29 50 £55,000 - 7
Berkshire +12 49 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East Midlands +20 43 £36,875 -1.66% 5
East of England +11 42 £40,000 -20.00% 12
South West 0 26 £37,500 - 20
North West +26 22 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 22 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Reading -13 22 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Cambridge +16 20 £67,500 +35.00% 4
West Midlands -8 18 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Hampshire +25 15 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Derbyshire -4 15 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Scotland -23 15 £55,000 +4.76% 1
City of London +29 14 £55,000 -10.20%
Northamptonshire +18 12 £52,500 +23.52%
West Sussex -1 11 £42,500 - 2
Hertfordshire -4 11 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Manchester +12 10 £40,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire -8 10 £37,500 +2.73% 2
Bristol -18 10 £51,000 +36.00% 4
Birmingham +9 9 £37,500 -42.30%
Derby 0 9 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Nottingham -1 9 £36,875 +1.02% 2
Oxfordshire -2 9 £40,000 -20.00% 13
Yorkshire -1 8 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Stirling - 8 £55,000 -
Northampton - 8 £52,500 -
Gatwick -3 7 £42,500 -15.00%

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Design Engineer in their job title.

1 168 (29.73%) Degree
2 145 (25.66%) Electronics
3 109 (19.29%) Cisco
4 104 (18.41%) CAD
5 102 (18.05%) C
6 98 (17.35%) Manufacturing
7 96 (16.99%) Network Design
8 81 (14.34%) SOLIDWORKS
9 79 (13.98%) EMC
10 74 (13.10%) C++
11 73 (12.92%) Windows
12 71 (12.57%) Automotive
13 65 (11.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 63 (11.15%) Linux
15 61 (10.80%) Telecoms
16 60 (10.62%) Firmware
17 58 (10.27%) Firewall
18 57 (10.09%) TCP/IP
19 56 (9.91%) VHDL
20 53 (9.38%) AutoCAD
20 53 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
21 52 (9.20%) VPN
22 49 (8.67%) CCNP
23 46 (8.14%) MPLS
23 46 (8.14%) HND
24 44 (7.79%) HNC
25 43 (7.61%) BGP
26 42 (7.43%) Software Engineering
27 41 (7.26%) LAN
27 41 (7.26%) Data Centre

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Design Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (1.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.77%) Apache
2 10 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.42%) Lync
4 7 (1.24%) JBoss
5 6 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.88%) Node.js
6 5 (0.88%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.53%) IIS
8 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 81 (14.34%) SOLIDWORKS
2 53 (9.38%) AutoCAD
3 13 (2.30%) MS Excel
4 12 (2.12%) PTC Creo
5 11 (1.95%) CATIA
5 11 (1.95%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 10 (1.77%) Solid Edge
7 9 (1.59%) MS Office
8 6 (1.06%) MS Visio
8 6 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.71%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.53%) Simulink
11 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.35%) Windchill
12 1 (0.18%) Revit
12 1 (0.18%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.18%) Maya
12 1 (0.18%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.18%) Global PAYplus
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.65%) SaaS
2 8 (1.42%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) PaaS
4 4 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.27%) Firewall
2 57 (10.09%) TCP/IP
3 52 (9.20%) VPN
4 46 (8.14%) MPLS
5 43 (7.61%) BGP
6 41 (7.26%) LAN
7 40 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (6.90%) SSL
9 38 (6.73%) WAN
10 35 (6.19%) OSPF
11 32 (5.66%) Wireless
12 24 (4.25%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (4.07%) Ethernet
14 22 (3.89%) DNS
15 21 (3.72%) VoIP
16 20 (3.54%) IPsec
17 15 (2.65%) DHCP
17 15 (2.65%) HTTP
17 15 (2.65%) SAN
18 14 (2.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.01%) NoSQL
2 9 (1.59%) MySQL
3 6 (1.06%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
3 6 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.88%) Couchbase
4 5 (0.88%) CouchDB
4 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.12%) JUnit
3 8 (1.42%) LabVIEW
4 7 (1.24%) Subversion
4 7 (1.24%) Maven
4 7 (1.24%) JIRA
4 7 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.88%) DbUnit
5 5 (0.88%) Selenium
5 5 (0.88%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.53%) CodeWarrior
8 1 (0.18%) Carbide.c++
General
1 145 (25.66%) Electronics
2 98 (17.35%) Manufacturing
3 71 (12.57%) Automotive
4 61 (10.80%) Telecoms
5 37 (6.55%) Finance
6 35 (6.19%) Aerospace
7 25 (4.42%) Multimedia
8 17 (3.01%) Games
9 15 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.77%) Legal
11 9 (1.59%) Banking
12 8 (1.42%) Military
13 7 (1.24%) Marketing
14 5 (0.88%) Avionics
14 5 (0.88%) Advertising
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) Retail
15 1 (0.18%) Billing
15 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.36%) jQuery
2 15 (2.65%) HTML
3 13 (2.30%) Web Services
4 10 (1.77%) Ajax
5 9 (1.59%) SOAP
5 9 (1.59%) CSS
5 9 (1.59%) REST
6 8 (1.42%) J2EE
6 8 (1.42%) Spring
7 7 (1.24%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.24%) Struts
7 7 (1.24%) JSP
7 7 (1.24%) Qt
8 6 (1.06%) FreeSWITCH
9 5 (0.88%) Protocol Buffers
9 5 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.88%) Apache Thrift
9 5 (0.88%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (0.71%) VXML
11 3 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 56 (9.91%) VHDL
3 41 (7.26%) Data Centre
4 39 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
5 22 (3.89%) Verilog
6 21 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.36%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (2.48%) Telematics
10 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.95%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.59%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.42%) User Experience
12 8 (1.42%) Physics
12 8 (1.42%) ASIC
13 7 (1.24%) Kindle
14 6 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.71%) IVR
17 3 (0.53%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 73 (12.92%) Windows
2 63 (11.15%) Linux
3 25 (4.42%) UNIX
4 13 (2.30%) Android
5 12 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (0.71%) HPUX
7 4 (0.71%) Solaris
8 3 (0.53%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (18.41%) CAD
2 96 (16.99%) Network Design
3 42 (7.43%) Software Engineering
4 40 (7.08%) Validation
5 26 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
6 25 (4.42%) OO
7 23 (4.07%) Change Management
7 23 (4.07%) 3D Modelling
8 20 (3.54%) Finite Element Analysis
9 18 (3.19%) Project Management
10 17 (3.01%) SOA
11 15 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (2.30%) Web Development
13 12 (2.12%) Scrum
14 10 (1.77%) OOD
15 9 (1.59%) Load Balancing
16 8 (1.42%) Image Processing
16 8 (1.42%) Open Source
16 8 (1.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 102 (18.05%) C
2 74 (13.10%) C++
3 38 (6.73%) Embedded C
4 30 (5.31%) Java
5 17 (3.01%) Embedded C++
6 15 (2.65%) Assembly Language
7 14 (2.48%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.48%) VB
8 12 (2.12%) MATLAB
9 9 (1.59%) C#
9 9 (1.59%) Perl
9 9 (1.59%) Python
10 6 (1.06%) R
11 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.88%) SQL
12 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.35%) VB6
13 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 168 (29.73%) Degree
2 53 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (8.67%) CCNP
4 46 (8.14%) HND
5 44 (7.79%) HNC
6 17 (3.01%) CCIE
7 16 (2.83%) Security Cleared
8 15 (2.65%) SC Cleared
9 11 (1.95%) CCDP
10 10 (1.77%) JNCIA
11 7 (1.24%) JNCIP
11 7 (1.24%) CCNA
12 6 (1.06%) CCDA
13 5 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.71%) CCIP
14 4 (0.71%) PhD
14 4 (0.71%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.71%) VCP5
15 3 (0.53%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.72%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.24%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.71%) QA
4 3 (0.53%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.18%) DO-254
5 1 (0.18%) DO-160
5 1 (0.18%) JTAG
System Software
1 60 (10.62%) Firmware
2 27 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.88%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.53%) vSphere
7 2 (0.35%) XenApp
7 2 (0.35%) XenServer
7 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.35%) Xen
7 2 (0.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (0.88%) Nagios
3 4 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.35%) Puppet
4 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.35%) WSUS
4 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 109 (19.29%) Cisco
2 79 (13.98%) EMC
3 31 (5.49%) CheckPoint
3 31 (5.49%) VMware
4 25 (4.42%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.89%) Blue Coat
5 22 (3.89%) Xilinx
6 21 (3.72%) Autodesk
7 19 (3.36%) Juniper
7 19 (3.36%) Mentor Graphics
8 18 (3.19%) Oracle
9 17 (3.01%) Freescale
10 16 (2.83%) F5
10 16 (2.83%) Atmel
11 15 (2.65%) NEC
11 15 (2.65%) Fujitsu
12 12 (2.12%) HP
13 11 (1.95%) SAP
14 10 (1.77%) Huawei
14 10 (1.77%) Altera
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Tangent International
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago