Period
to 22 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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

Design Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 419 650 660
Rank change year-on-year +231 +10 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 102 205 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 98 156 199
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £41,900 £33,990 £31,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 26,419 77,051 90,771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.17% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21,464 60,605 73,014
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the UK excluding London

Design Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Design Engineer in the UK excluding London

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Design Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK excluding London

Design Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 September 2020. 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 +182 43 £55,000 +22.22% 25
Midlands +148 23 £55,000 +10.00% 15
North of England +204 20 £55,000 -4.35% 11
West Midlands +102 18 £57,500 +9.52% 8
Yorkshire +150 16 £55,000 +10.00% 7
Scotland +96 13 £41,500 +10.67% 8
East of England +121 10 £52,500 +10.53% 16
North West +128 8 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South West +103 7 £49,625 -0.75% 24
East Midlands +94 5 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Design Engineer
UK

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (25.49%) Degree
2 21 (20.59%) Electronics
3 20 (19.61%) Telecoms
4 17 (16.67%) Wireless
5 16 (15.69%) Cisco
5 16 (15.69%) 4G
5 16 (15.69%) 5G
6 14 (13.73%) Cadence
6 14 (13.73%) Validation
6 14 (13.73%) C
7 13 (12.75%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (12.75%) Firmware
7 13 (12.75%) Network Design
7 13 (12.75%) Verilog
7 13 (12.75%) IC Design
8 12 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 12 (11.76%) Electronic Design Automation
8 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
8 12 (11.76%) Master's Degree
9 11 (10.78%) VHDL
9 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (10.78%) ASIC
10 10 (9.80%) Manufacturing
10 10 (9.80%) Public Sector
11 9 (8.82%) Signal Processing
11 9 (8.82%) MATLAB
11 9 (8.82%) CCNP
11 9 (8.82%) LAN
12 8 (7.84%) VoIP
12 8 (7.84%) Microsoft

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 4 (3.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.94%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (1.96%) Zemax
5 1 (0.98%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.98%) Blender
5 1 (0.98%) CATIA
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.98%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.98%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.98%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.98%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) Wireless
2 16 (15.69%) 4G
2 16 (15.69%) 5G
3 13 (12.75%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (8.82%) LAN
5 8 (7.84%) Firewall
5 8 (7.84%) VoIP
6 7 (6.86%) WAN
7 6 (5.88%) Asterisk PBX
7 6 (5.88%) BGP
7 6 (5.88%) OSPF
8 4 (3.92%) 3G
8 4 (3.92%) Bluetooth
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.92%) MPLS
9 3 (2.94%) Skype
9 3 (2.94%) ZigBee
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.92%) JIRA
2 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Subversion
General
1 21 (20.59%) Electronics
2 20 (19.61%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.80%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.80%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.90%) Automotive
5 3 (2.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Finance
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) FreeSWITCH
1 6 (5.88%) WebRTC
2 2 (1.96%) ODBC
2 2 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (0.98%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) Flash
3 1 (0.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Verilog
2 12 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (10.78%) ASIC
3 11 (10.78%) VHDL
4 8 (7.84%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (5.88%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.90%) Analogue Electronics
6 5 (4.90%) User Experience
7 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.96%) Optoelectronics
8 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.96%) VLSI
9 1 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.98%) Animation
9 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.98%) Handset
9 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Linux
2 1 (0.98%) Unix
2 1 (0.98%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
2 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.73%) Validation
2 13 (12.75%) IC Design
2 13 (12.75%) Network Design
3 12 (11.76%) Electronic Design Automation
4 9 (8.82%) Signal Processing
5 8 (7.84%) CAD
5 8 (7.84%) FPGA Design
6 7 (6.86%) Presales
7 6 (5.88%) Open Source
8 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.90%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.90%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (4.90%) Psychology
8 5 (4.90%) Security Testing
8 5 (4.90%) Service Design
8 5 (4.90%) Usability Testing
9 4 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (3.92%) Project Management
9 4 (3.92%) Prototyping
9 4 (3.92%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) C
2 9 (8.82%) MATLAB
3 8 (7.84%) Python
4 7 (6.86%) C++
5 5 (4.90%) C#
6 4 (3.92%) Tcl
7 3 (2.94%) ANSI C
7 3 (2.94%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) VBA
8 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.96%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Degree
2 12 (11.76%) Master's Degree
3 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.82%) CCNP
5 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.94%) HNC
6 3 (2.94%) PhD
7 2 (1.96%) CCDP
7 2 (1.96%) CCNA
7 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.96%) HND
8 1 (0.98%) CCIE
8 1 (0.98%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) Firmware
2 6 (5.88%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Cisco
2 14 (13.73%) Cadence
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) Synopsys
4 6 (5.88%) EMC
4 6 (5.88%) Juniper
5 5 (4.90%) Mentor Graphics
5 5 (4.90%) Xilinx
6 4 (3.92%) Altera
6 4 (3.92%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.94%) Freescale
7 3 (2.94%) Renesas
8 2 (1.96%) BT
8 2 (1.96%) Huawei
8 2 (1.96%) Nokia
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle
8 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.98%) Symantec