Period
to 18 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 617 682 715
Rank change year-on-year +65 +33 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 152 173 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 100 122 169
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,325 £31,000
90th Percentile £65,125 £62,303 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 66,855 81,195 97,603
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.38% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53,347 64,382 79,861
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,524 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 February 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 18 February 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 +68 77 £52,500 +16.67% 61
Midlands +40 30 £47,500 +2.15% 75
West Midlands +42 22 £63,750 +27.50% 48
South West +23 17 £40,500 -32.50% 50
East of England +54 15 £54,000 +44.00% 50
East Midlands +21 8 £37,500 +70.45% 27
North of England +37 6 £62,500 +25.00% 30
North West +16 6 £62,500 +25.00% 8
Scotland +14 4 £47,500 -9.52% 20
Wales - 3 £40,000 - 6
Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 59 (38.82%) Degree
2 43 (28.29%) Electronics
3 37 (24.34%) Telecoms
3 37 (24.34%) C
4 36 (23.68%) Network Design
5 31 (20.39%) Embedded C
5 31 (20.39%) CAD
6 28 (18.42%) Firmware
7 24 (15.79%) C++
7 24 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (15.13%) Cisco
9 22 (14.47%) Data Centre
9 22 (14.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 21 (13.82%) Wireless
10 21 (13.82%) Python
11 19 (12.50%) Ethernet
11 19 (12.50%) Automotive
11 19 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 19 (12.50%) Validation
11 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 18 (11.84%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (11.18%) Firewall
13 17 (11.18%) Juniper
13 17 (11.18%) CCTV
14 16 (10.53%) Project Planning
14 16 (10.53%) CAN bus
14 16 (10.53%) Microsoft
14 16 (10.53%) Embedded C++
14 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (10.53%) FreeRTOS

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 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (9.87%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.61%) SOLIDWORKS
4 6 (3.95%) AutoCAD
5 4 (2.63%) Revit
6 2 (1.32%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Office 365
1 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.82%) Wireless
2 19 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 18 (11.84%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (11.18%) Firewall
5 12 (7.89%) MPLS
6 10 (6.58%) BGP
7 9 (5.92%) OSPF
8 8 (5.26%) ATM
8 8 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (5.26%) RIP
8 8 (5.26%) SDH
8 8 (5.26%) SONET
8 8 (5.26%) WAN
9 7 (4.61%) DSL
9 7 (4.61%) Frame Relay
10 6 (3.95%) LAN
11 5 (3.29%) RSVP
11 5 (3.29%) SpaceWire
12 4 (2.63%) VPLS
12 4 (2.63%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (28.29%) Electronics
2 37 (24.34%) Telecoms
3 19 (12.50%) Automotive
3 19 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.26%) Military
5 6 (3.95%) Finance
6 4 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.63%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.97%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.66%) Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.97%) LDAP
2 1 (0.66%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 22 (14.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 17 (11.18%) CCTV
4 16 (10.53%) CAN bus
5 14 (9.21%) Digital TV
5 14 (9.21%) e-Learning
6 10 (6.58%) VHDL
7 9 (5.92%) Fibre Optics
8 8 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (5.26%) Verilog
9 7 (4.61%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (3.29%) ASIC
11 5 (3.29%) Device Driver
12 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.32%) Analogue Electronics
14 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.66%) IPTV
14 1 (0.66%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.53%) FreeRTOS
2 8 (5.26%) Windows
3 5 (3.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.32%) Unix
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.68%) Network Design
2 31 (20.39%) CAD
3 19 (12.50%) Validation
4 16 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 14 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (9.21%) Self-Awareness
5 14 (9.21%) Software Engineering
6 12 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.24%) Computer Science
8 10 (6.58%) FPGA Design
9 9 (5.92%) Project Management
10 7 (4.61%) Finite Element Analysis
10 7 (4.61%) FMEA
10 7 (4.61%) IC Design
10 7 (4.61%) Lean Manufacturing
10 7 (4.61%) PDM
10 7 (4.61%) Quality Management
10 7 (4.61%) Resource Management
10 7 (4.61%) Test Strategy
11 6 (3.95%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.34%) C
2 31 (20.39%) Embedded C
3 24 (15.79%) C++
4 21 (13.82%) Python
5 16 (10.53%) Embedded C++
6 4 (2.63%) C#
7 3 (1.97%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.97%) Tcl
8 1 (0.66%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.66%) Perl
8 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (38.82%) Degree
2 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.61%) HND
6 6 (3.95%) CCNP
6 6 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.95%) PhD
7 5 (3.29%) CCNA
7 5 (3.29%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.63%) CCDP
8 4 (2.63%) CCIE
9 3 (1.97%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.66%) HNC
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.66%) ISO 26262
1 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 28 (18.42%) Firmware
2 5 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.29%) SCCM
1 5 (3.29%) SCOM
2 3 (1.97%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Cisco
2 17 (11.18%) Juniper
3 16 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.21%) Virgin Media
5 8 (5.26%) EMC
6 5 (3.29%) Xilinx
7 4 (2.63%) Autodesk
7 4 (2.63%) Cadence
8 3 (1.97%) F5
8 3 (1.97%) Nokia
8 3 (1.97%) SAP
8 3 (1.97%) Synopsys
9 2 (1.32%) Altera
9 2 (1.32%) Aruba
9 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.32%) Ciena
9 2 (1.32%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (1.32%) Sun
9 2 (1.32%) VMware
10 1 (0.66%) NEC