Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Research Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1049 1098 1240
Rank change year-on-year +49 +142 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 110 87 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.049% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.050% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 61 77 31
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -9.09%

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 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
East of England +49 39 £80,000 - 6
London +3 31 £77,500 +34.78% 4
South East +22 25 £57,500 - 1
North of England +16 11 £60,000 +71.43% 1
North West -13 7 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Midlands +26 3 £35,000 -6.67%
West Midlands +16 3 £35,000 -6.67%
South West -21 1 £34,000 -32.00%
Research Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 81 (73.64%) C++
2 79 (71.82%) Python
3 66 (60.00%) Machine Learning
4 62 (56.36%) PhD
5 59 (53.64%) Algorithms
6 50 (45.45%) MATLAB
7 45 (40.91%) Mathematics
8 38 (34.55%) Computer Science
9 36 (32.73%) Java
10 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
10 32 (29.09%) Computer Vision
11 29 (26.36%) C
11 29 (26.36%) Artificial Intelligence
11 29 (26.36%) Physics
12 23 (20.91%) Degree
13 21 (19.09%) Big Data
14 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (18.18%) Finance
15 19 (17.27%) Statistics
15 19 (17.27%) Augmented Reality
15 19 (17.27%) R
16 18 (16.36%) Image Processing
17 17 (15.45%) Perl
17 17 (15.45%) Unix
17 17 (15.45%) Open Source
17 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (14.55%) Probability Theory
18 16 (14.55%) Julia
18 16 (14.55%) Creative Thinking
18 16 (14.55%) SQL

Research 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 (5.45%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.73%) SAS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.36%) GitHub
2 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.45%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (1.82%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) Internet
2 7 (6.36%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.45%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.45%) InfiniBand
4 4 (3.64%) RFID
4 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.64%) Wireless
4 4 (3.64%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.73%) 5G
5 3 (2.73%) BGP
5 3 (2.73%) IPsec
5 3 (2.73%) IPv4
5 3 (2.73%) IPv6
5 3 (2.73%) Network Security
5 3 (2.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) Big Data
2 10 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.09%) OLAP
2 10 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.45%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.82%) Ant
3 2 (1.82%) Maven
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Banking
3 10 (9.09%) Electronics
3 10 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 10 (9.09%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Games
4 3 (2.73%) Military
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (7.27%) TensorFlow
3 7 (6.36%) OpenCV
4 6 (5.45%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (3.64%) JSON
5 4 (3.64%) REST
5 4 (3.64%) Web Services
5 4 (3.64%) XML
6 3 (2.73%) HEVC
6 3 (2.73%) RESTful
7 1 (0.91%) .NET
7 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.91%) HTML
7 1 (0.91%) Keras
7 1 (0.91%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 59 (53.64%) Algorithms
2 38 (34.55%) Computer Science
3 19 (17.27%) Augmented Reality
4 17 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.36%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (5.45%) LIMS
7 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
8 5 (4.55%) Acoustics
9 4 (3.64%) Arduino
9 4 (3.64%) Internet of Things
9 4 (3.64%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (3.64%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (3.64%) Robotics
9 4 (3.64%) Smart Home
10 3 (2.73%) MPEG
11 2 (1.82%) CUDA
11 2 (1.82%) Fintech
11 2 (1.82%) GPGPU
12 1 (0.91%) HoloLens
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.45%) Unix
2 11 (10.00%) Linux
3 4 (3.64%) Android
3 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.00%) Machine Learning
2 45 (40.91%) Mathematics
3 32 (29.09%) Computer Vision
3 32 (29.09%) Software Engineering
4 29 (26.36%) Artificial Intelligence
4 29 (26.36%) Physics
5 20 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (17.27%) Statistics
7 18 (16.36%) Image Processing
8 17 (15.45%) Open Source
9 16 (14.55%) Creative Thinking
9 16 (14.55%) Economics
9 16 (14.55%) Probability Theory
10 14 (12.73%) Analytics
10 14 (12.73%) Data Analytics
11 11 (10.00%) Deep Learning
11 11 (10.00%) Quantitative Research
12 10 (9.09%) Release Management
12 10 (9.09%) Video Processing
12 10 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (73.64%) C++
2 79 (71.82%) Python
3 50 (45.45%) MATLAB
4 36 (32.73%) Java
5 29 (26.36%) C
6 19 (17.27%) R
7 17 (15.45%) Perl
8 16 (14.55%) Julia
8 16 (14.55%) SQL
9 10 (9.09%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.55%) C#
11 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.82%) Ruby
11 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (56.36%) PhD
2 23 (20.91%) Degree
3 9 (8.18%) Master's Degree
4 7 (6.36%) Postgraduate
5 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.73%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.91%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Ceph
1 6 (5.45%) GPFS
1 6 (5.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) Ansible
1 6 (5.45%) Grafana
1 6 (5.45%) Icinga
1 6 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.09%) Oracle
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.36%) Google
4 6 (5.45%) Intel
4 6 (5.45%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.64%) Sigfox
6 3 (2.73%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.91%) VMware