Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Design Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 805 950
Rank change year-on-year -57 +145 -103
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 277 356 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 224 305 273
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £70,800 £61,000 £62,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -4.17% +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160,104 156,488 186,379
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.58% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 131,950 130,971 157,989
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in England

Design Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -24 101 £45,000 -10.00% 38
South West +28 54 £45,500 -6.67% 17
East of England -10 43 £52,500 +16.67% 22
North of England -20 37 £50,000 +25.00% 16
London -29 27 £54,000 -13.60% 6
North West -27 23 £50,000 +36.05% 5
Midlands -64 18 £45,000 -10.00% 24
Yorkshire -2 12 £52,500 +6.60% 10
West Midlands -68 11 £46,250 -7.50% 15
East Midlands -7 6 £41,250 +3.13% 9
North East -21 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, Design Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 107 (38.63%) Degree
2 100 (36.10%) Electronics
3 81 (29.24%) C
4 47 (16.97%) C++
5 43 (15.52%) CAD
6 41 (14.80%) Network Design
7 38 (13.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 37 (13.36%) Cisco
9 35 (12.64%) Manufacturing
10 34 (12.27%) Firmware
11 33 (11.91%) Validation
12 30 (10.83%) Telecoms
13 28 (10.11%) Python
13 28 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (9.39%) Schematic Capture
14 26 (9.39%) Verilog
15 25 (9.03%) VHDL
16 24 (8.66%) Embedded C
16 24 (8.66%) EMC
16 24 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
17 23 (8.30%) Firewall
18 21 (7.58%) Finance
18 21 (7.58%) Windows
19 20 (7.22%) Cadence
19 20 (7.22%) Xilinx
19 20 (7.22%) Altera
20 19 (6.86%) Algorithms
20 19 (6.86%) FPGA Design
20 19 (6.86%) Microsoft
20 19 (6.86%) Project Management

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (5.05%) SOLIDWORKS
2 13 (4.69%) OrCAD
3 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.17%) Simulink
5 5 (1.81%) AutoCAD
6 4 (1.44%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (1.44%) PTC Creo
7 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.72%) CATIA
9 1 (0.36%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.44%) Akamai
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.30%) Firewall
2 16 (5.78%) LAN
2 16 (5.78%) Wireless
3 15 (5.42%) MPLS
4 14 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (4.33%) BGP
5 12 (4.33%) DNS
5 12 (4.33%) VLAN
6 9 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (3.25%) OSPF
7 8 (2.89%) Ethernet
7 8 (2.89%) NetScaler
7 8 (2.89%) VPN
8 7 (2.53%) WAN
9 6 (2.17%) DHCP
9 6 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.17%) ZigBee
10 5 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.81%) Internet
10 5 (1.81%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Rational Rhapsody
1 4 (1.44%) Rational Team Concert
2 3 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.72%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 100 (36.10%) Electronics
2 35 (12.64%) Manufacturing
3 30 (10.83%) Telecoms
4 21 (7.58%) Finance
5 17 (6.14%) Automotive
6 12 (4.33%) Marketing
7 9 (3.25%) Aerospace
8 6 (2.17%) Law
8 6 (2.17%) Retail
9 5 (1.81%) Banking
9 5 (1.81%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.44%) CSS
2 3 (1.08%) Web Services
3 2 (0.72%) J2EE
3 2 (0.72%) J2SE
4 1 (0.36%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.36%) OLE
4 1 (0.36%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.36%) WinForms
4 1 (0.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 26 (9.39%) Verilog
3 25 (9.03%) VHDL
4 19 (6.86%) Algorithms
5 16 (5.78%) ASIC
5 16 (5.78%) Computer Science
6 14 (5.05%) Data Centre
6 14 (5.05%) SystemC
7 13 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (2.17%) Digital TV
11 5 (1.81%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.44%) Replication
12 4 (1.44%) Robotics
13 3 (1.08%) CCTV
13 3 (1.08%) Internet of Things
13 3 (1.08%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.58%) Windows
2 17 (6.14%) Linux
3 12 (4.33%) Unix
4 8 (2.89%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.52%) CAD
2 41 (14.80%) Network Design
3 33 (11.91%) Validation
4 28 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (9.39%) Schematic Capture
6 19 (6.86%) FPGA Design
6 19 (6.86%) Project Management
7 15 (5.42%) Software Engineering
8 14 (5.05%) Physics
8 14 (5.05%) Project Planning
9 13 (4.69%) Mathematics
10 12 (4.33%) Image Processing
10 12 (4.33%) Signal Processing
11 11 (3.97%) Compliance Audit
12 10 (3.61%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.61%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (3.25%) Electronic Design Automation
13 9 (3.25%) IC Design
13 9 (3.25%) Information Security
13 9 (3.25%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 81 (29.24%) C
2 47 (16.97%) C++
3 28 (10.11%) Python
4 24 (8.66%) Embedded C
5 16 (5.78%) Perl
6 15 (5.42%) MATLAB
7 12 (4.33%) Assembly Language
7 12 (4.33%) Embedded C++
8 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.17%) C#
8 6 (2.17%) Tcl
9 5 (1.81%) SQL
10 4 (1.44%) Ada
10 4 (1.44%) Java
11 3 (1.08%) Delphi
12 1 (0.36%) AWK
12 1 (0.36%) Fortran
12 1 (0.36%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (38.63%) Degree
2 24 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.50%) HND
4 16 (5.78%) CCNP
5 15 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 12 (4.33%) PhD
7 11 (3.97%) CCIE
8 10 (3.61%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.61%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.81%) CCDP
9 5 (1.81%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.44%) CCNA
10 4 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.44%) EMCSA
10 4 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.08%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (1.08%) BICSI RCDD
11 3 (1.08%) HNC
11 3 (1.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (1.81%) Def Stans
2 5 (1.81%) ISO 13485
2 5 (1.81%) MISRA
3 4 (1.44%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.72%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.72%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
System Software
1 34 (12.27%) Firmware
2 6 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.44%) VMware NSX
3 4 (1.44%) Xen
4 1 (0.36%) Docker
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) Cisco CME
1 4 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.72%) Ansible
3 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.36%) Consul
3 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Puppet
3 1 (0.36%) SCCM
3 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (13.36%) Cisco
2 24 (8.66%) EMC
3 20 (7.22%) Altera
3 20 (7.22%) Cadence
3 20 (7.22%) Xilinx
4 19 (6.86%) Microsoft
5 16 (5.78%) Juniper
6 14 (5.05%) Synopsys
7 11 (3.97%) Citrix
8 9 (3.25%) VMware
9 6 (2.17%) CA
9 6 (2.17%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.17%) F5
9 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.44%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.44%) Dell
10 4 (1.44%) IBM
10 4 (1.44%) Prolexic
10 4 (1.44%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.44%) Zscaler