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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Design Engineer
Rank 819 730 665
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 137 253 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 103 182 220
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -5.88%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -101 133 £50,000 +11.11% 41
South East +14 45 £50,000 - 14
West Midlands -4 24 £50,000 +21.21% 4
Yorkshire +31 23 £50,000 +42.85% 2
East of England +3 22 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +30 21 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Berkshire +1 19 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Newbury +11 15 £50,000 -
South West -4 15 £42,500 +13.33% 5
London -43 15 £67,500 +9.75% 2
Leeds - 15 £50,000 - 2
Birmingham -2 14 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire +12 12 £45,000 +8.43% 2
East Sussex +32 10 - - 1
Brighton +23 10 - -
Dorset +21 8 £45,000 +3.44% 1
North West +7 8 £46,250 +32.14% 4
Hampshire +13 7 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £57,000 +17.52% 3
City of London +25 5 £80,000 +33.33%
Cambridge +13 5 £57,000 +17.52% 2
Bristol -3 5 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Kings Langley - 5 £45,000 -
Warwickshire -4 4 £52,500 -
Poole - 4 £47,500 - 1
Cheshire +29 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Oxford +10 3 £34,000 -
Manchester 0 3 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Basingstoke -6 3 £56,000 +24.44%

Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 121 (37.93%) Degree
2 116 (36.36%) Electronics
3 71 (22.26%) C
4 59 (18.50%) Telecoms
5 58 (18.18%) Network Design
6 51 (15.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 51 (15.99%) EMC
7 45 (14.11%) MPLS
7 45 (14.11%) Manufacturing
8 43 (13.48%) TCP/IP
9 42 (13.17%) VPN
10 41 (12.85%) C++
10 41 (12.85%) Firmware
11 40 (12.54%) Ethernet
11 40 (12.54%) Cisco
12 39 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
13 38 (11.91%) LAN
14 37 (11.60%) Schematic Capture
14 37 (11.60%) VHDL
15 36 (11.29%) Juniper
16 35 (10.97%) CAD
17 33 (10.34%) Windows
17 33 (10.34%) Wireless
18 32 (10.03%) WAN
18 32 (10.03%) OSPF
18 32 (10.03%) BGP
19 28 (8.78%) Linux
20 27 (8.46%) Embedded Systems
21 26 (8.15%) Computer Science
21 26 (8.15%) 3G

Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (7.84%) SOLIDWORKS
2 20 (6.27%) AutoCAD
3 12 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.76%) MS Office
4 4 (1.25%) PTC Creo
5 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.94%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.63%) CATIA
6 2 (0.63%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.31%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.31%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.31%) DOC1
7 1 (0.31%) Maya
7 1 (0.31%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.31%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.31%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.11%) MPLS
2 43 (13.48%) TCP/IP
3 42 (13.17%) VPN
4 40 (12.54%) Ethernet
5 38 (11.91%) LAN
6 33 (10.34%) Wireless
7 32 (10.03%) BGP
7 32 (10.03%) OSPF
7 32 (10.03%) WAN
8 26 (8.15%) 3G
9 25 (7.84%) 4G
9 25 (7.84%) Firewall
10 20 (6.27%) HSRP
10 20 (6.27%) VRRP
11 19 (5.96%) ATM
11 19 (5.96%) SDH
11 19 (5.96%) VoLTE
12 18 (5.64%) GGSN
12 18 (5.64%) SGSN
12 18 (5.64%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.63%) GIS
1 2 (0.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) LabVIEW
2 5 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.63%) JIRA
5 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 116 (36.36%) Electronics
2 59 (18.50%) Telecoms
3 45 (14.11%) Manufacturing
4 21 (6.58%) Finance
5 20 (6.27%) Automotive
6 11 (3.45%) Advertising
6 11 (3.45%) Aerospace
6 11 (3.45%) Banking
7 10 (3.13%) Marketing
8 3 (0.94%) Avionics
8 3 (0.94%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Law
9 2 (0.63%) Military
9 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.57%) Middleware
1 5 (1.57%) Qt
2 4 (1.25%) .NET
3 3 (0.94%) OpenGL
4 2 (0.63%) DirectX
4 2 (0.63%) OpenCV
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.63%) XMPP
5 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.31%) Flash
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) HTML5
5 1 (0.31%) MFC
5 1 (0.31%) Spring
5 1 (0.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 37 (11.60%) VHDL
3 27 (8.46%) Embedded Systems
4 26 (8.15%) Computer Science
5 25 (7.84%) Data Centre
6 20 (6.27%) Verilog
7 16 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.82%) Robotics
9 8 (2.51%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.51%) Driving Licence
10 7 (2.19%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.88%) ASIC
12 5 (1.57%) CPLD
12 5 (1.57%) Smart Energy
13 4 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.94%) CESG
14 3 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.94%) Physics
14 3 (0.94%) Telematics
15 2 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.34%) Windows
2 28 (8.78%) Linux
3 20 (6.27%) Unix
4 11 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.51%) Android
6 6 (1.88%) SUSE
7 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.31%) AIX
9 1 (0.31%) HPUX
9 1 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.18%) Network Design
2 37 (11.60%) Schematic Capture
3 35 (10.97%) CAD
4 24 (7.52%) Software Engineering
4 24 (7.52%) Validation
5 18 (5.64%) Network Architecture
6 13 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (3.76%) PLM
8 10 (3.13%) PDM
8 10 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
9 9 (2.82%) Network Management
9 9 (2.82%) Presales
10 8 (2.51%) Data Acquisition
10 8 (2.51%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (2.51%) ITIL
10 8 (2.51%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (2.51%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.19%) 3D Modelling
11 7 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (2.19%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.26%) C
2 41 (12.85%) C++
3 15 (4.70%) Assembly Language
3 15 (4.70%) Embedded C
4 11 (3.45%) Java
5 10 (3.13%) C#
6 6 (1.88%) MATLAB
7 5 (1.57%) SQL
7 5 (1.57%) VB
8 4 (1.25%) Python
9 3 (0.94%) Embedded C++
9 3 (0.94%) Perl
9 3 (0.94%) Tcl
10 1 (0.31%) Delphi
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (37.93%) Degree
2 39 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (7.52%) Security Cleared
4 23 (7.21%) CCNP
5 22 (6.90%) HNC
6 20 (6.27%) CCIE
6 20 (6.27%) HND
7 15 (4.70%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.82%) CCNA
9 7 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.57%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (1.25%) PhD
12 3 (0.94%) CCDP
13 2 (0.63%) CCDA
13 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.31%) CCIP
14 1 (0.31%) CCSA
14 1 (0.31%) CCSE
14 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.76%) QA
2 7 (2.19%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.57%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.25%) ISO13485
5 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.63%) DO-254
7 1 (0.31%) JTAG
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (12.85%) Firmware
2 14 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (15.99%) EMC
2 40 (12.54%) Cisco
3 36 (11.29%) Juniper
4 20 (6.27%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.64%) Ericsson
5 18 (5.64%) Redback
6 13 (4.08%) HP
7 12 (3.76%) VMware
8 10 (3.13%) Altera
9 9 (2.82%) Atmel
9 9 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.82%) Dell
9 9 (2.82%) Xilinx
10 8 (2.51%) NetApp
11 7 (2.19%) Huawei
12 6 (1.88%) IBM
12 6 (1.88%) Oracle
12 6 (1.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.57%) Cadence
14 4 (1.25%) SAP
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £37000 - £50000 per annum + market leading benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Premier Engineering
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Advantage XPO
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £36000 - £46000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
FPSG Connect
Salary: £35000 per annum + pension, life assurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Weybridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Stock Options
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 14 days ago
Edenbridge
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Woking
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago