The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Research Engineer
UK / England
Rank 774 875 897
Rank change year-on-year +101 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 53 45 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.049% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 25
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £69,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 75739 92695 95199
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.28% 96.42% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63358 78403 78502
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Research Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in England

Research Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Research Engineer in England

Research Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in England

Research 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 Research Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +36 23 £46,250 +2.77% 2
East of England +43 14 £50,000 -35.48% 2
South East +62 9 £45,000 +12.50% 1
London +65 3 £44,000 -21.77%
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
North West -18 1 £55,000 +29.41%
Research Engineer
UK

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Research Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Research Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (73.91%) C++
2 45 (48.91%) PhD
3 40 (43.48%) Software Engineering
3 40 (43.48%) Machine Learning
4 35 (38.04%) Cybersecurity
5 34 (36.96%) Java
6 33 (35.87%) Algorithms
7 31 (33.70%) Mathematics
8 30 (32.61%) C
8 30 (32.61%) Python
9 29 (31.52%) MATLAB
10 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
11 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
11 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (27.17%) C#
13 22 (23.91%) Reverse Engineering
14 21 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (21.74%) Android
16 19 (20.65%) Apple iOS
16 19 (20.65%) R
16 19 (20.65%) Cryptography
17 18 (19.57%) Linux
17 18 (19.57%) Computer Vision
18 17 (18.48%) Windows
19 16 (17.39%) Mac OS X
20 15 (16.30%) Signal Processing
21 14 (15.22%) Big Data
21 14 (15.22%) OpenCV
21 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
22 13 (14.13%) Degree

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 2 (2.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.09%) DNN
3 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) GNU Octave
2 1 (1.09%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Internet
1 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.70%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Electronics
3 6 (6.52%) Games
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing
4 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Publishing
7 1 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) OpenCV
2 12 (13.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 12 (13.04%) STL
3 5 (5.43%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (4.35%) Theano
5 3 (3.26%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.17%) CSS
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) Java EE
7 1 (1.09%) .NET
7 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.09%) D3.js
7 1 (1.09%) Keras
7 1 (1.09%) Node.js
7 1 (1.09%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.09%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (1.09%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) Torch
7 1 (1.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.87%) Algorithms
2 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
3 21 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.70%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (4.35%) Blog
5 4 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.26%) Semantic Web
7 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.17%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.09%) Bitcoin
8 1 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Android
2 19 (20.65%) Apple iOS
3 18 (19.57%) Linux
4 17 (18.48%) Windows
5 16 (17.39%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.35%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.48%) Machine Learning
1 40 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 35 (38.04%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (33.70%) Mathematics
4 27 (29.35%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (23.91%) Reverse Engineering
6 19 (20.65%) Cryptography
7 18 (19.57%) Computer Vision
8 15 (16.30%) Signal Processing
9 11 (11.96%) Image Processing
10 10 (10.87%) Physics
10 10 (10.87%) SDLC
11 7 (7.61%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (7.61%) Deep Learning
12 6 (6.52%) TDD
13 5 (5.43%) Penetration Testing
14 4 (4.35%) Automated Testing
14 4 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
14 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
14 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (73.91%) C++
2 34 (36.96%) Java
3 30 (32.61%) C
3 30 (32.61%) Python
4 29 (31.52%) MATLAB
5 25 (27.17%) C#
6 19 (20.65%) R
7 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.43%) Scala
9 4 (4.35%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.35%) Perl
9 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.35%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) Ruby
10 1 (1.09%) SQL
10 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (48.91%) PhD
2 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
4 13 (14.13%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Firmware
1 1 (1.09%) Slurm Workload Manager
Vendors
1 3 (3.26%) SAP
1 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
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