Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 855 952
Rank change year-on-year +12 +97 -150
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 317 333 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 250 299 275
England median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,125 £67,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 157,464 160,476 184,668
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.20% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,344 131,826 156,858
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 £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +27 138 £47,500 -9.52% 25
South West +46 70 £43,000 -14.00% 16
East of England -5 29 £50,000 +5.26% 26
London +4 28 £45,000 -33.33% 11
Midlands -61 27 £45,000 -14.29% 17
North of England -16 24 £45,000 -14.29% 20
West Midlands -22 21 £41,500 -24.55% 12
North West +13 11 £45,000 +18.42% 16
Yorkshire +2 10 £42,500 -20.93% 4
East Midlands -11 5 £46,250 +15.63% 5
North East -23 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 131 (41.32%) Electronics
2 122 (38.49%) Degree
3 85 (26.81%) C
4 60 (18.93%) Manufacturing
5 57 (17.98%) CAD
6 55 (17.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 53 (16.72%) Firmware
8 52 (16.40%) C++
9 40 (12.62%) Validation
10 38 (11.99%) Telecoms
11 37 (11.67%) Schematic Capture
12 36 (11.36%) Altera
12 36 (11.36%) Xilinx
13 33 (10.41%) Verilog
14 32 (10.09%) Python
15 29 (9.15%) Network Design
15 29 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (8.83%) EMC
17 27 (8.52%) Cisco
17 27 (8.52%) Automotive
18 26 (8.20%) Microsoft
18 26 (8.20%) Embedded C
19 24 (7.57%) HND
19 24 (7.57%) Computer Science
20 23 (7.26%) Software Engineering
20 23 (7.26%) FPGA Design
21 22 (6.94%) Cadence
21 22 (6.94%) Linux
21 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
22 21 (6.62%) SystemC

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 9 (2.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (6.62%) SOLIDWORKS
2 12 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.79%) OrCAD
3 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.52%) AutoCAD
5 7 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.58%) Autodesk Inventor
6 5 (1.58%) CATIA
6 5 (1.58%) Simulink
7 3 (0.95%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.63%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.63%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.32%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.32%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.84%) Akamai
3 8 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.95%) Office 365
4 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.62%) Firewall
2 18 (5.68%) LAN
3 17 (5.36%) Wireless
4 15 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (4.73%) DNS
5 13 (4.10%) NetScaler
6 12 (3.79%) WAN
7 10 (3.15%) BGP
7 10 (3.15%) DHCP
8 9 (2.84%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (2.52%) Ethernet
10 7 (2.21%) MPLS
11 6 (1.89%) Internet
11 6 (1.89%) OSPF
11 6 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (1.58%) SAN
12 5 (1.58%) VLAN
12 5 (1.58%) VoIP
13 4 (1.26%) GPRS
13 4 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.63%) Hazelcast
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) LabVIEW
1 3 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (0.95%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) MSI
2 1 (0.32%) Spinnaker
2 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
General
1 131 (41.32%) Electronics
2 60 (18.93%) Manufacturing
3 38 (11.99%) Telecoms
4 27 (8.52%) Automotive
5 16 (5.05%) Aerospace
6 14 (4.42%) Finance
7 12 (3.79%) Retail
8 11 (3.47%) Mandarin Language
9 9 (2.84%) Marketing
10 3 (0.95%) Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Avionics
11 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.15%) CSS
2 5 (1.58%) Web Services
3 3 (0.95%) Middleware
4 2 (0.63%) .NET
4 2 (0.63%) HTML
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
4 2 (0.63%) JMS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.63%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.63%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 33 (10.41%) Verilog
3 24 (7.57%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 21 (6.62%) SystemC
6 20 (6.31%) Algorithms
6 20 (6.31%) ASIC
6 20 (6.31%) VHDL
7 14 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.52%) Digital TV
11 7 (2.21%) CCTV
11 7 (2.21%) Robotics
12 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.26%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.26%) Replication
13 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.95%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.94%) Linux
2 17 (5.36%) Windows
3 11 (3.47%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.63%) Unix
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.98%) CAD
2 40 (12.62%) Validation
3 37 (11.67%) Schematic Capture
4 29 (9.15%) Network Design
4 29 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (7.26%) FPGA Design
5 23 (7.26%) Software Engineering
6 16 (5.05%) Electronic Design Automation
6 16 (5.05%) Project Management
6 16 (5.05%) Use Case
7 15 (4.73%) Image Processing
8 14 (4.42%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (4.42%) DRM
8 14 (4.42%) Physics
9 13 (4.10%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.47%) Network Management
11 10 (3.15%) Digital Signal Processing
11 10 (3.15%) Mathematics
11 10 (3.15%) Security Architecture
11 10 (3.15%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.81%) C
2 52 (16.40%) C++
3 32 (10.09%) Python
4 26 (8.20%) Embedded C
5 19 (5.99%) Perl
6 15 (4.73%) Assembly Language
6 15 (4.73%) Embedded C++
7 8 (2.52%) C#
8 7 (2.21%) MATLAB
8 7 (2.21%) SQL
9 6 (1.89%) Java
10 5 (1.58%) Delphi
11 3 (0.95%) Ada
11 3 (0.95%) Tcl
12 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.63%) VBScript
13 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.32%) R
13 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (38.49%) Degree
2 24 (7.57%) HND
3 16 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.10%) CCNP
5 9 (2.84%) HNC
6 8 (2.52%) CCIE
7 6 (1.89%) PhD
7 6 (1.89%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.58%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.26%) EMCSA
9 4 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.95%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (0.95%) BICSI RCDD
10 3 (0.95%) CCDP
10 3 (0.95%) CCNA
10 3 (0.95%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.89%) ISO 13485
2 4 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.95%) Def Stans
3 3 (0.95%) DO-160
3 3 (0.95%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.95%) DO-254
3 3 (0.95%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.95%) MISRA
3 3 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) GAMP
5 1 (0.32%) JTAG
System Software
1 53 (16.72%) Firmware
2 9 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.52%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.26%) Xen
7 3 (0.95%) Docker
7 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.84%) Cisco CME
1 9 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.26%) SCCM
3 3 (0.95%) Ansible
3 3 (0.95%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.32%) Consul
4 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.32%) Terraform
4 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.32%) vRealize
4 1 (0.32%) WMI
4 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (11.36%) Altera
1 36 (11.36%) Xilinx
2 28 (8.83%) EMC
3 27 (8.52%) Cisco
4 26 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 22 (6.94%) Cadence
6 16 (5.05%) Citrix
6 16 (5.05%) Synopsys
7 15 (4.73%) VMware
8 13 (4.10%) CA
9 12 (3.79%) F5
10 10 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.15%) Palo Alto
11 9 (2.84%) Blue Coat
11 9 (2.84%) Juniper
11 9 (2.84%) Prolexic
11 9 (2.84%) SolarWinds
11 9 (2.84%) Zscaler
12 6 (1.89%) SAP
13 5 (1.58%) Intel