Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Computer Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies 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.

Computer Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1096 1147 1279
Rank change year-on-year +51 +132 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Engineer 81 75 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.039% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.041% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 55 70 34
UK median annual salary £32,500 £53,750 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.53% +25.00% +7.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £87,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £57,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year -43.48% +48.39% -3.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Computer Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Engineer within the UK 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
England +34 79 £32,500 -43.48% 10
UK excluding London +68 76 £32,500 -43.48% 9
East of England +28 28 £30,000 -60.00% 4
South East +25 21 £52,500 -8.70% 1
Midlands +36 12 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands +49 11 £32,500 +8.33%
North of England +6 8 £60,000 +50.00% 2
North West -21 7 £60,000 +50.00% 2
South West -15 6 £55,000 +69.23% 1
London -1 4 £67,500 +68.75% 2
North East - 1 £42,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £50,000 -
Scotland - 1 £60,000 - 1

Computer Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Computer 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 featuring Computer Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (95.06%) C++
1 77 (95.06%) Computer Vision
2 54 (66.67%) Algorithms
3 52 (64.20%) Mathematics
4 44 (54.32%) Computer Science
4 44 (54.32%) Python
4 44 (54.32%) MATLAB
5 43 (53.09%) Machine Learning
6 41 (50.62%) C
7 40 (49.38%) Software Engineering
8 36 (44.44%) PhD
9 35 (43.21%) Image Processing
10 32 (39.51%) Augmented Reality
11 29 (35.80%) C#
12 27 (33.33%) Physics
13 23 (28.40%) Java
14 20 (24.69%) Degree
15 19 (23.46%) Deep Learning
16 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (20.99%) Linux
17 16 (19.75%) Games
18 15 (18.52%) OpenCV
19 12 (14.81%) TensorFlow
19 12 (14.81%) Neural Network
19 12 (14.81%) Video Processing
20 11 (13.58%) 3D Modelling
20 11 (13.58%) OOP
20 11 (13.58%) Computer Science Degree
21 10 (12.35%) GitHub
21 10 (12.35%) OO

Computer Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (7.41%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) GIS
1 1 (1.23%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (19.75%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) OpenCV
2 12 (14.81%) TensorFlow
3 8 (9.88%) Theano
4 7 (8.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (7.41%) OpenGL
6 4 (4.94%) Torch
6 4 (4.94%) WebGL
7 3 (3.70%) Keras
7 3 (3.70%) OpenCL
8 2 (2.47%) OpenACC
9 1 (1.23%) HEVC
9 1 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.23%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (1.23%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 54 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 44 (54.32%) Computer Science
3 32 (39.51%) Augmented Reality
4 10 (12.35%) Robotics
5 9 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
6 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.64%) CUDA
7 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Linux
2 10 (12.35%) Windows
3 6 (7.41%) Android
4 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (95.06%) Computer Vision
2 52 (64.20%) Mathematics
3 43 (53.09%) Machine Learning
4 40 (49.38%) Software Engineering
5 35 (43.21%) Image Processing
6 27 (33.33%) Physics
7 19 (23.46%) Deep Learning
8 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (14.81%) Neural Network
9 12 (14.81%) Video Processing
10 11 (13.58%) 3D Modelling
10 11 (13.58%) OOP
11 10 (12.35%) OO
11 10 (12.35%) Scrum
12 8 (9.88%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (9.88%) Reinforcement Learning
13 4 (4.94%) SDLC
13 4 (4.94%) Visualisation
14 2 (2.47%) Convolutional Neural Network
14 2 (2.47%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 77 (95.06%) C++
2 44 (54.32%) MATLAB
2 44 (54.32%) Python
3 41 (50.62%) C
4 29 (35.80%) C#
5 23 (28.40%) Java
6 6 (7.41%) Scala
7 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.47%) R
9 1 (1.23%) Haskell
9 1 (1.23%) Julia
9 1 (1.23%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (44.44%) PhD
2 20 (24.69%) Degree
3 11 (13.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (8.64%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) GMP
Vendors
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft