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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design Engineer
Rank 639 665 588
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -77
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 272 211 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 177 157 260
Average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%

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
110459 102962 113755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.21% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 89415 85315 97320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,250 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 19 August 2014 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 19 August 2014. 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 +34 239 £45,000 -4.25% 92
South East +7 105 £50,000 +5.26% 17
Berkshire -8 51 £60,000 +20.00% 3
East of England +11 41 £47,500 -13.63% 7
Reading +3 37 £60,000 +4.34%
Scotland +9 28 £52,500 -8.69% 1
London -13 24 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Aberdeen - 24 £52,500 - 1
South West +3 22 £37,500 -16.66% 17
East Midlands +6 21 £37,500 -37.50% 7
Hertfordshire +2 17 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 16 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Cambridge -2 16 £50,000 -16.66% 2
Hampshire +7 15 £40,000 -15.78% 3
West Midlands +5 15 £40,000 -33.33% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £52,500 +2.94% 4
Surrey -10 11 £62,500 +38.88% 4
Yorkshire -43 11 £36,000 -15.29% 11
South Yorkshire -4 10 £32,500 - 4
Oxfordshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
Derbyshire - 8 £37,500 - 2
Derby - 8 £37,500 - 1
Sheffield -8 7 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Dorset - 7 £40,000 - 1
Bristol - 7 £37,500 - 4
Nottingham -5 6 £36,500 -20.65% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 6 £36,500 -31.13% 2
West Sussex -7 6 £46,250 +42.30% 1
North West -20 6 £48,421 +38.34% 16
Kent - 6 £42,500 - 1

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

1 212 (35.16%) Degree
2 133 (22.06%) Electronics
3 128 (21.23%) Cisco
4 111 (18.41%) Telecoms
5 108 (17.91%) CAD
6 90 (14.93%) Network Design
7 85 (14.10%) Firewall
8 82 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
9 80 (13.27%) OSPF
10 75 (12.44%) Manufacturing
10 75 (12.44%) EMC
11 74 (12.27%) Validation
12 73 (12.11%) C
13 72 (11.94%) BGP
14 70 (11.61%) MPLS
14 70 (11.61%) Internet
15 66 (10.95%) SolidWorks
16 65 (10.78%) Juniper
17 57 (9.45%) VoIP
18 54 (8.96%) HND
19 52 (8.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 50 (8.29%) SNMP
21 49 (8.13%) C++
22 48 (7.96%) Broadband
22 48 (7.96%) Smartphone
22 48 (7.96%) Security Cleared
23 47 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
23 47 (7.79%) Microsoft
24 46 (7.63%) TCP/IP
24 46 (7.63%) AutoCAD

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 16 (2.65%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.33%) Lync
5 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 46 (7.63%) AutoCAD
2 27 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 26 (4.31%) MS Project
4 16 (2.65%) MS Office
5 15 (2.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 10 (1.66%) CATIA
7 7 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.66%) Windchill
9 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.33%) EPLAN
10 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.33%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.17%) InDesign
11 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.33%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 85 (14.10%) Firewall
2 80 (13.27%) OSPF
3 72 (11.94%) BGP
4 70 (11.61%) MPLS
4 70 (11.61%) Internet
5 57 (9.45%) VoIP
6 50 (8.29%) SNMP
7 48 (7.96%) Broadband
8 47 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 46 (7.63%) TCP/IP
10 43 (7.13%) Wireless
11 40 (6.63%) Network Security
12 36 (5.97%) LTE
13 34 (5.64%) LAN
14 33 (5.47%) 3G
15 28 (4.64%) VPN
15 28 (4.64%) Ethernet
16 27 (4.48%) DNS
17 19 (3.15%) VLAN
18 18 (2.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (2.82%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.17%) Subversion
3 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.17%) GCC
3 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 133 (22.06%) Electronics
2 111 (18.41%) Telecoms
3 75 (12.44%) Manufacturing
4 39 (6.47%) Marketing
4 39 (6.47%) Retail
5 35 (5.80%) Finance
6 32 (5.31%) Billing
7 30 (4.98%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.16%) Automotive
9 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.83%) German Language
10 3 (0.50%) Military
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Avionics
12 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.99%) Qt
2 11 (1.82%) SOAP
3 10 (1.66%) Web Services
4 9 (1.49%) HTML
5 8 (1.33%) HTML5
6 7 (1.16%) .NET
6 7 (1.16%) XML
7 4 (0.66%) CSS
8 3 (0.50%) Middleware
8 3 (0.50%) POSIX
8 3 (0.50%) GTK+
8 3 (0.50%) FreeSWITCH
8 3 (0.50%) WebRTC
8 3 (0.50%) CSS3
8 3 (0.50%) Ext JS
8 3 (0.50%) jQuery
9 2 (0.33%) WPF
9 2 (0.33%) Ajax
9 2 (0.33%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 48 (7.96%) Smartphone
3 45 (7.46%) VHDL
4 39 (6.47%) Firmware
5 24 (3.98%) Physics
6 13 (2.16%) Clustering
6 13 (2.16%) MPEG
6 13 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.66%) Verilog
8 8 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.00%) SCADA
10 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.83%) Equities
10 5 (0.83%) Telematics
11 4 (0.66%) RIA
11 4 (0.66%) CCTV
11 4 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.50%) DTV
12 3 (0.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.13%) Windows
2 39 (6.47%) Linux
3 29 (4.81%) UNIX
4 16 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.50%) Solaris
9 3 (0.50%) uClinux
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (17.91%) CAD
2 90 (14.93%) Network Design
3 74 (12.27%) Validation
4 46 (7.63%) Project Management
5 44 (7.30%) Network Management
6 32 (5.31%) Capacity Management
6 32 (5.31%) Kalman Filter
7 29 (4.81%) Software Engineering
8 20 (3.32%) Load Balancing
9 19 (3.15%) Network Architecture
10 17 (2.82%) Finite Element Analysis
11 15 (2.49%) ITIL
12 14 (2.32%) Product Management
12 14 (2.32%) Stress Analysis
13 12 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (1.82%) Risk Assessment
15 10 (1.66%) OO
15 10 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (1.66%) Demand Forecasting
16 9 (1.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.11%) C
2 49 (8.13%) C++
3 17 (2.82%) Perl
4 15 (2.49%) Embedded C
4 15 (2.49%) C#
5 13 (2.16%) Python
6 12 (1.99%) MATLAB
7 10 (1.66%) Assembly Language
8 8 (1.33%) SQL
9 7 (1.16%) Java
10 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.00%) R
10 6 (1.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.66%) VBScript
11 4 (0.66%) Tcl
12 3 (0.50%) XAML
13 2 (0.33%) VB
13 2 (0.33%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 212 (35.16%) Degree
2 82 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (8.96%) HND
4 48 (7.96%) Security Cleared
5 45 (7.46%) HNC
6 43 (7.13%) CCNP
7 38 (6.30%) CCIE
8 29 (4.81%) CCNA
9 21 (3.48%) SC Cleared
10 17 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
11 15 (2.49%) CCIP
12 10 (1.66%) JNCIE
12 10 (1.66%) CCDP
13 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (1.00%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.00%) CCSE
15 5 (0.83%) PhD
16 4 (0.66%) CISSP
17 3 (0.50%) CWNA
17 3 (0.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.49%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.82%) QA
3 8 (1.33%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.83%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.83%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.33%) KVM
4 2 (0.33%) XenApp
4 2 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (0.33%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.17%) Puppet
3 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.17%) Ansible
3 1 (0.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 128 (21.23%) Cisco
2 75 (12.44%) EMC
3 66 (10.95%) SolidWorks
4 65 (10.78%) Juniper
5 47 (7.79%) Microsoft
6 27 (4.48%) F5
7 24 (3.98%) CheckPoint
8 23 (3.81%) VMware
9 21 (3.48%) Huawei
10 16 (2.65%) Citrix
11 15 (2.49%) Atmel
12 13 (2.16%) Nokia
12 13 (2.16%) Avaya
13 12 (1.99%) HP
14 11 (1.82%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 9 (1.49%) Xilinx
16 8 (1.33%) Redback
17 7 (1.16%) Autodesk
18 6 (1.00%) Brocade
Blackburn, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Depending on Experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Suffolk
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23,000-30,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50k
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Teddington, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 29,000 - 33,000
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Romford, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: competitive salary and benefits available
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Good benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Good Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago