Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 816 898
Rank change year-on-year +3 +82 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 31 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.038% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 17
London median annual salary £77,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.78% +15.00% -18.37%
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +15.00% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70770 72897 85692
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 95.96% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 55623 62964 72725
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in London

Research Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Research Engineer in London

Research Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in London

Research Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the London 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
Central London +18 3 £90,000 -2.70% 2
Research Engineer
England

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

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 London region featuring Research Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (90.32%) Python
2 23 (74.19%) C++
3 16 (51.61%) Perl
3 16 (51.61%) Unix
4 15 (48.39%) PhD
4 15 (48.39%) Java
5 14 (45.16%) Data Analytics
5 14 (45.16%) Analytics
6 13 (41.94%) SQL
6 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
7 12 (38.71%) Degree
7 12 (38.71%) Finance
7 12 (38.71%) R
8 11 (35.48%) Machine Learning
8 11 (35.48%) Big Data
8 11 (35.48%) Quantitative Research
8 11 (35.48%) Banking
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle
9 10 (32.26%) OLAP
9 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
9 10 (32.26%) Investment Banking
9 10 (32.26%) Retail Banking
9 10 (32.26%) Asset Management
9 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle OLAP
9 10 (32.26%) Wealth Management
9 10 (32.26%) Release Management

Research Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (19.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (19.35%) GitHub
2 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (19.35%) Google Compute Engine
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
1 6 (19.35%) InfiniBand
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.13%) Internet
3 4 (12.90%) RFID
3 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
3 4 (12.90%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) Big Data
2 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (32.26%) OLAP
2 10 (32.26%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Banking
3 10 (32.26%) Investment Banking
3 10 (32.26%) Retail Banking
4 4 (12.90%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (12.90%) JSON
2 4 (12.90%) Natural Language Processing
2 4 (12.90%) REST
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Keras
3 1 (3.23%) TensorFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Torch
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (32.26%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 6 (19.35%) LIMS
3 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) Arduino
4 4 (12.90%) Internet of Things
4 4 (12.90%) Machine to Machine
4 4 (12.90%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (12.90%) Robotics
4 4 (12.90%) Smart Home
5 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
5 2 (6.45%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (6.45%) CUDA
5 2 (6.45%) Fintech
5 2 (6.45%) GPGPU
6 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Unix
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Analytics
1 14 (45.16%) Data Analytics
2 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
3 11 (35.48%) Machine Learning
3 11 (35.48%) Quantitative Research
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Asset Management
4 10 (32.26%) Release Management
4 10 (32.26%) Wealth Management
5 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (19.35%) Biology
6 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
6 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Data Management
6 6 (19.35%) Information Management
6 6 (19.35%) Migration
6 6 (19.35%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) Task Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) Python
2 23 (74.19%) C++
3 16 (51.61%) Perl
4 15 (48.39%) Java
5 13 (41.94%) SQL
6 12 (38.71%) R
7 10 (32.26%) PL/SQL
8 5 (16.13%) C
9 2 (6.45%) C#
9 2 (6.45%) MATLAB
9 2 (6.45%) Ruby
9 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) PhD
2 12 (38.71%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) Master's Degree
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Ceph
1 6 (19.35%) GPFS
1 6 (19.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Ansible
1 6 (19.35%) Grafana
1 6 (19.35%) Icinga
1 6 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (19.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Google
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Intel
3 6 (19.35%) SaltStack
4 4 (12.90%) Sigfox