The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 421 472
Rank change year-on-year +29 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 4 21 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.028% 0.11% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.12% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 5
Median salary £49,500 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.91% +43.75%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in the South East

Research Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Research Engineer in the South East

Research Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Oxfordshire +3 4 £49,500 -10.00% 2
Research Engineer
England

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region featuring Research Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) C++
2 9 (69.23%) PhD
2 9 (69.23%) Algorithms
3 7 (53.85%) R
3 7 (53.85%) Machine Learning
3 7 (53.85%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) MATLAB
5 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
5 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (38.46%) C
6 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (30.77%) Big Data
6 4 (30.77%) Signal Processing
7 3 (23.08%) Distributed Algorithms
7 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (23.08%) Computer Vision
7 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
7 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) RDF
8 2 (15.38%) Maven
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) Web Services
8 2 (15.38%) Ant
8 2 (15.38%) Biology
8 2 (15.38%) Games
8 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
8 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared

Research Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Ant
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 2 (15.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.69%) OpenCV
3 1 (7.69%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Algorithms
2 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Machine Learning
2 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
2 5 (38.46%) Mathematics
2 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Signal Processing
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Computer Vision
4 3 (23.08%) Distributed Algorithms
4 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 2 (15.38%) Biology
5 2 (15.38%) Computational Biology
5 2 (15.38%) Computational Linguistics
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Game Theory
5 2 (15.38%) RDF
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C++
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) R
3 6 (46.15%) MATLAB
3 6 (46.15%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) C
5 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) PhD
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
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