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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Research Engineer
Rank 881 901 867
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 11 28 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.024% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.025% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 12
Average salary £45,000 £70,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.71% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £58,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £80,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -10.00%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Research Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Research Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Research Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(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 -2 7 £50,000 -28.57% 4
London +7 4 £51,250 -26.78% 1
South East +3 3 £40,000 +26.98%
Hampshire +3 2 £40,000 +26.98%
Southampton - 2 £40,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Reading - 1 £45,000 -

Research Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Research 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 Research Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (71.43%) C++
2 24 (57.14%) C
2 24 (57.14%) PhD
2 24 (57.14%) MATLAB
3 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 17 (40.48%) Python
4 17 (40.48%) Mathematics
5 16 (38.10%) Algorithms
6 14 (33.33%) Image Processing
7 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
8 10 (23.81%) Java
9 9 (21.43%) Retail
9 9 (21.43%) Robotics
10 8 (19.05%) Degree
10 8 (19.05%) Machine Learning
11 7 (16.67%) Games
12 6 (14.29%) 3GPP
12 6 (14.29%) 3G
12 6 (14.29%) Electronics
12 6 (14.29%) LTE
12 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (11.90%) Visualisation
13 5 (11.90%) Signal Processing
13 5 (11.90%) Statistics
13 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (11.90%) Biometrics
14 4 (9.52%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (9.52%) Open Source
15 3 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
15 3 (7.14%) Ruby

Research Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Research 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 Research Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) 3G
1 6 (14.29%) 3GPP
1 6 (14.29%) LTE
2 1 (2.38%) 4G
2 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) 802.11
2 1 (2.38%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) 2G
2 1 (2.38%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.38%) Mahout
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 9 (21.43%) Retail
2 7 (16.67%) Games
3 6 (14.29%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) STL
1 2 (4.76%) OpenGL
1 2 (4.76%) DirectX
2 1 (2.38%) Cascading
2 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Mathematics
2 16 (38.10%) Algorithms
3 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
4 9 (21.43%) Robotics
5 5 (11.90%) Statistics
5 5 (11.90%) Biometrics
5 5 (11.90%) Visualisation
6 4 (9.52%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
8 2 (4.76%) New Media
8 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (2.38%) Blog
9 1 (2.38%) Handset
9 1 (2.38%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 14 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 8 (19.05%) Machine Learning
4 6 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (11.90%) Signal Processing
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Open Source
7 2 (4.76%) Video Processing
7 2 (4.76%) 3D Modelling
8 1 (2.38%) Parallel Programming
8 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.38%) OWASP
8 1 (2.38%) OO
8 1 (2.38%) SIEM
8 1 (2.38%) MapReduce
8 1 (2.38%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (2.38%) Data Analytics
8 1 (2.38%) Analytics
8 1 (2.38%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C++
2 24 (57.14%) C
2 24 (57.14%) MATLAB
3 17 (40.48%) Python
4 10 (23.81%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) R
7 1 (2.38%) Rust
7 1 (2.38%) Erlang
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) PhD
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
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