Period
to 27 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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

Design Engineer
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 650 642 856
Rank change year-on-year -8 +214 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 353 170 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 179 100 198
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,400 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £41,250 £40,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £48,250
Median % change year-on-year - +13.99% +7.22%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £66,300 £73,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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 102,854 66,564 139,218
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.22% 95.04% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,150 54,318 112,554
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Design Engineer.

Salary trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Design Engineer over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design 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 Design Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London +55 332 £55,000 +4.76% 208
England +2 315 £57,500 +4.55% 200
East of England +49 104 £60,000 +9.09% 36
North of England +3 84 £57,500 +4.55% 41
Yorkshire +11 78 £57,500 +4.55% 15
South East -41 76 £45,000 -18.18% 37
Work from Home -213 44 £57,500 -4.17% 12
South West -45 36 £57,000 +43.95% 32
Midlands -84 18 £52,500 - 32
West Midlands -74 16 £52,500 -4.55% 19
Wales -6 15 - - 7
Scotland -62 13 £55,000 +22.22% 22
London -153 8 £59,250 -5.20% 21
North West -29 6 £52,500 -4.55% 20
East Midlands -57 2 £51,250 +7.89% 13

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 119 (33.71%) Electronics
2 89 (25.21%) Degree
3 85 (24.08%) Wireless
4 59 (16.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 58 (16.43%) Manufacturing
5 58 (16.43%) VHDL
6 56 (15.86%) Telecoms
7 51 (14.45%) Technical Leadership
8 48 (13.60%) Xilinx
9 45 (12.75%) Social Skills
10 39 (11.05%) Validation
10 39 (11.05%) FPGA Design
11 37 (10.48%) Intel
12 36 (10.20%) Verilog
12 36 (10.20%) Instagram
13 35 (9.92%) Microsoft
13 35 (9.92%) C
14 33 (9.35%) Windows
15 30 (8.50%) Linux
15 30 (8.50%) IBM
16 29 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (8.22%) Mechatronics
17 28 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
17 28 (7.93%) Cisco
18 27 (7.65%) EMC
18 27 (7.65%) Firmware
19 25 (7.08%) Network Design
19 25 (7.08%) Mentoring
19 25 (7.08%) Signal Processing
19 25 (7.08%) UML

Design 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 5 (1.42%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.13%) nginx
3 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Simulink
1 24 (6.80%) SOLIDWORKS
2 19 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (4.82%) AutoCAD
4 7 (1.98%) Sketch
5 6 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.13%) Figma
7 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.28%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.68%) AWS
2 12 (3.40%) Azure
3 6 (1.70%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.28%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 85 (24.08%) Wireless
2 29 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (5.67%) Ethernet
4 14 (3.97%) LAN
4 14 (3.97%) LTE
5 12 (3.40%) 3G
5 12 (3.40%) BGP
5 12 (3.40%) PBX
6 11 (3.12%) 5G
6 11 (3.12%) DHCP
6 11 (3.12%) DNS
6 11 (3.12%) Firewall
6 11 (3.12%) MIMO
6 11 (3.12%) OSPF
6 11 (3.12%) WiMAX
7 10 (2.83%) SAN
7 10 (2.83%) VoIP
8 9 (2.55%) Network Security
8 9 (2.55%) VPN
9 7 (1.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (6.80%) Jenkins
1 24 (6.80%) Rational Rhapsody
2 14 (3.97%) Rational Team Concert
3 3 (0.85%) GCC
4 1 (0.28%) CodeWarrior
General
1 119 (33.71%) Electronics
2 58 (16.43%) Manufacturing
3 56 (15.86%) Telecoms
4 45 (12.75%) Social Skills
5 16 (4.53%) Automotive
5 16 (4.53%) Organisational Skills
6 12 (3.40%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.70%) Finance
7 6 (1.70%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (0.85%) Fire and Rescue
9 3 (0.85%) Military
9 3 (0.85%) Retail
10 2 (0.57%) Advertising
10 2 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.70%) LDAP
2 5 (1.42%) SOAP
3 3 (0.85%) Flash
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (16.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 58 (16.43%) VHDL
3 36 (10.20%) Verilog
4 25 (7.08%) Smart City
5 23 (6.52%) Algorithms
6 17 (4.82%) ASTM
7 15 (4.25%) ASIC
8 13 (3.68%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.42%) Analogue Electronics
11 5 (1.42%) CCTV
11 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) User Experience
13 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.35%) Windows
2 30 (8.50%) Linux
3 3 (0.85%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.28%) Unix
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.45%) Technical Leadership
2 39 (11.05%) FPGA Design
2 39 (11.05%) Validation
3 29 (8.22%) Mechatronics
4 28 (7.93%) Kalman Filter
5 25 (7.08%) Feasibility Study
5 25 (7.08%) Mentoring
5 25 (7.08%) Network Design
5 25 (7.08%) Signal Processing
5 25 (7.08%) UML
6 24 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (6.80%) SysML
6 24 (6.80%) TDD
7 21 (5.95%) Finite Element Analysis
8 19 (5.38%) Computer Science
9 18 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.10%) Embedded Software Development
9 18 (5.10%) Stress Analysis
10 17 (4.82%) Image Processing
11 13 (3.68%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.92%) C
2 24 (6.80%) MATLAB
3 20 (5.67%) C++
4 14 (3.97%) Ada
5 13 (3.68%) Embedded C
6 12 (3.40%) Python
7 10 (2.83%) Embedded C++
8 8 (2.27%) Perl
9 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.13%) C#
12 3 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (25.21%) Degree
2 20 (5.67%) CCNP
2 20 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (4.82%) PhD
3 17 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.83%) HND
7 8 (2.27%) CCIE
7 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.98%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.13%) CCDP
10 4 (1.13%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.13%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.57%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.28%) HNC
12 1 (0.28%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.80%) Def Stans
1 24 (6.80%) MISRA
2 3 (0.85%) HAZOP
2 3 (0.85%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (7.65%) Firmware
2 9 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (1.70%) XenApp
4 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.98%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.70%) Ansible
2 6 (1.70%) HAProxy
2 6 (1.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.70%) vRealize
3 4 (1.13%) Suricata
4 2 (0.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.28%) Nmap
Vendors
1 48 (13.60%) Xilinx
2 37 (10.48%) Intel
3 36 (10.20%) Instagram
4 35 (9.92%) Microsoft
5 30 (8.50%) IBM
6 28 (7.93%) Cisco
7 27 (7.65%) EMC
8 17 (4.82%) ANSYS
8 17 (4.82%) F5
8 17 (4.82%) Microsemi
9 10 (2.83%) Oracle
10 9 (2.55%) Adobe
11 8 (2.27%) Citrix
11 8 (2.27%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.98%) VMware
13 6 (1.70%) Dell
13 6 (1.70%) Infoblox
13 6 (1.70%) Juniper
13 6 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.42%) Synopsys