The median annual salary for a Computer Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 896 972
Rank change year-on-year +51 +76  
Permanent jobs requiring a Computer Engineer 29 51 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.052% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.054% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 15 51 10
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.52% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -23.52% -5.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85218 95218 107157
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.54% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69700 80264 88299
Median salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.12% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Computer Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Computer Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Computer Engineer in the UK

Computer Engineer
Top 15 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 3 months to 22 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
England +30 29 £32,500 -23.52% 9
East of England +1 15 £45,000 -40.00% 2
Cambridge -7 14 £27,500 -63.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -13 14 £27,500 -63.33% 2
East Midlands +29 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Northampton +11 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Northamptonshire +9 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
South East +34 4 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Oxfordshire +8 2 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Oxford -4 2 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £52,500 +116.49%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £52,500 +116.49%
London +28 1 £87,500 +118.75% 2
Potters Bar - 1 £62,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £62,500 -

Computer Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 49 (90.74%) C++
2 44 (81.48%) Computer Vision
3 38 (70.37%) PhD
4 34 (62.96%) Mathematics
4 34 (62.96%) Machine Learning
5 32 (59.26%) Algorithms
6 30 (55.56%) Software Engineering
7 28 (51.85%) Python
8 25 (46.30%) Image Processing
9 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
10 23 (42.59%) C
11 22 (40.74%) Degree
12 21 (38.89%) Games
12 21 (38.89%) Augmented Reality
13 16 (29.63%) Neural Network
13 16 (29.63%) Physics
13 16 (29.63%) MATLAB
14 15 (27.78%) Deep Learning
15 14 (25.93%) Linux
16 13 (24.07%) Java
16 13 (24.07%) Theano
17 12 (22.22%) Scala
17 12 (22.22%) C#
17 12 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
18 11 (20.37%) Artificial Intelligence
18 11 (20.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
19 10 (18.52%) Reinforcement Learning
19 10 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
20 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
20 9 (16.67%) OpenCV

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 7 (12.96%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (38.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Theano
2 11 (20.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 9 (16.67%) OpenCV
4 8 (14.81%) Natural Language Processing
5 4 (7.41%) TensorFlow
6 3 (5.56%) Torch
7 2 (3.70%) Keras
7 2 (3.70%) OpenACC
7 2 (3.70%) OpenCL
8 1 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.85%) STL
8 1 (1.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 32 (59.26%) Algorithms
2 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 21 (38.89%) Augmented Reality
4 12 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (9.26%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.70%) CUDA
7 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (81.48%) Computer Vision
2 34 (62.96%) Machine Learning
2 34 (62.96%) Mathematics
3 30 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 25 (46.30%) Image Processing
5 16 (29.63%) Neural Network
5 16 (29.63%) Physics
6 15 (27.78%) Deep Learning
7 11 (20.37%) Artificial Intelligence
8 10 (18.52%) Reinforcement Learning
9 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (14.81%) OOP
11 7 (12.96%) OO
11 7 (12.96%) Scrum
12 4 (7.41%) Bayesian Methods
12 4 (7.41%) Game Theory
13 3 (5.56%) Convolutional Neural Network
14 2 (3.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
14 2 (3.70%) Informatics
14 2 (3.70%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 49 (90.74%) C++
2 28 (51.85%) Python
3 23 (42.59%) C
4 16 (29.63%) MATLAB
5 13 (24.07%) Java
6 12 (22.22%) C#
6 12 (22.22%) Scala
7 4 (7.41%) Fortran
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) Haskell
8 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.85%) R
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (70.37%) PhD
2 22 (40.74%) Degree
3 10 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
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