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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Research Engineer
Rank 842 849 874
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 24 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.025% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.026% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 5
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%

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
98723 98609 105043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.80% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82175 79630 90068
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Research Engineer over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 within the UK.

Research Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 17 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 28 January 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 +15 24 £37,500 -6.25% 6
South East -4 18 £37,500 -14.28% 4
Oxfordshire - 8 £32,500 - 2
Oxford - 8 £33,750 - 1
Abingdon - 6 £31,250 - 1
Berkshire - 5 £80,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 5 £80,000 - 1
Southampton - 4 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £40,000 - 1
London -24 3 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Cambridge - 2 £27,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £27,000 -
East of England - 2 £27,000 -
South West - 1 £55,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £55,000 -
Somerset - 1 £55,000 -
Bath - 1 £55,000 -

Research Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (65.22%) C++
1 30 (65.22%) MATLAB
2 28 (60.87%) PhD
2 28 (60.87%) Algorithms
3 25 (54.35%) C
4 16 (34.78%) Python
4 16 (34.78%) Mathematics
5 15 (32.61%) Visualisation
5 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
6 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
6 13 (28.26%) Signal Processing
7 11 (23.91%) Image Processing
8 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (19.57%) Statistics
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
10 8 (17.39%) C#
10 8 (17.39%) Hidden Markov Model
10 8 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (15.22%) Analytics
11 7 (15.22%) Degree
11 7 (15.22%) Ruby
12 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.87%) Physics
13 5 (10.87%) Network Security
13 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.87%) Electronics
13 5 (10.87%) Java
13 5 (10.87%) Data Mining
13 5 (10.87%) Linux
14 4 (8.70%) Telecoms

Research Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) Wireless
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.70%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.52%) Mahout
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) LabVIEW
1 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
1 2 (4.35%) Subversion
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
1 2 (4.35%) Trac
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Electronics
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Military
5 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (4.35%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 4 (8.70%) Pandas
2 3 (6.52%) Cascading
2 3 (6.52%) OpenMP
3 2 (4.35%) STL
3 2 (4.35%) SciPy
3 2 (4.35%) NumPy
3 2 (4.35%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 28 (60.87%) Algorithms
2 16 (34.78%) Mathematics
3 15 (32.61%) Visualisation
4 13 (28.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (19.57%) Statistics
6 5 (10.87%) Physics
7 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
7 4 (8.70%) Equities
8 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (4.35%) Grid Computing
9 2 (4.35%) Biometrics
9 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (4.35%) Cybernetics
9 2 (4.35%) Blog
9 2 (4.35%) GPGPU
10 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
10 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
10 1 (2.17%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Android
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Software Engineering
2 13 (28.26%) Signal Processing
3 11 (23.91%) Image Processing
4 10 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (17.39%) Hidden Markov Model
5 8 (17.39%) Data Visualisation
6 7 (15.22%) Analytics
7 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.70%) TDD
8 4 (8.70%) Fund Management
8 4 (8.70%) Time Series Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) SIEM
8 4 (8.70%) OWASP
8 4 (8.70%) Linear Algebra
9 3 (6.52%) Data Analytics
9 3 (6.52%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) MapReduce
9 3 (6.52%) Machine Learning
9 3 (6.52%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (6.52%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) C++
1 30 (65.22%) MATLAB
2 25 (54.35%) C
3 16 (34.78%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) C#
5 7 (15.22%) Ruby
6 5 (10.87%) Java
7 4 (8.70%) Scala
7 4 (8.70%) R
8 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.35%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.17%) SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Fortran
9 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (60.87%) PhD
2 7 (15.22%) Degree
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) CISA
7 1 (2.17%) GCIA
7 1 (2.17%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Intel
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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