Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 531 845 902
Rank change year-on-year +314 +57 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 240 180 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 227 129 169
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £67,500 £67,500
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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 14 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 20 January 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
England +298 213 £55,000 +4.76% 148
UK excluding London +253 207 £55,000 +4.76% 153
South East +144 71 £55,000 +15.79% 36
North of England +131 55 £55,000 -10.20% 21
Yorkshire - 49 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +100 42 £57,500 -2.13% 25
Work from Home -34 39 £57,500 -11.54% 8
West Midlands +87 37 £57,500 -11.54% 17
South West +81 23 £50,000 - 27
East of England +114 19 £50,000 -7.41% 26
London +217 17 £50,750 -11.74% 12
Scotland +46 11 £47,500 -15.56% 8
North West +86 8 £55,000 -10.20% 11
East Midlands +67 5 £55,000 +46.67% 8

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 66 (27.50%) Electronics
2 62 (25.83%) Telecoms
3 52 (21.67%) Wireless
4 47 (19.58%) Degree
5 46 (19.17%) Validation
5 46 (19.17%) C
6 38 (15.83%) Network Design
7 37 (15.42%) Manufacturing
8 35 (14.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 29 (12.08%) 5G
10 28 (11.67%) Cisco
10 28 (11.67%) Microsoft
11 27 (11.25%) Linux
12 26 (10.83%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (10.42%) EMC
13 25 (10.42%) CCNP
14 23 (9.58%) 4G
15 22 (9.17%) Algorithms
15 22 (9.17%) Computer Science
16 20 (8.33%) VMware
16 20 (8.33%) VoIP
17 18 (7.50%) MS Visio
18 17 (7.08%) Azure
19 16 (6.67%) Xilinx
19 16 (6.67%) PhD
19 16 (6.67%) Juniper
19 16 (6.67%) Data Centre
20 15 (6.25%) Schematic Capture
20 15 (6.25%) Signal Processing

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 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.42%) Smallworld
Applications
1 18 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.00%) SOLIDWORKS
3 10 (4.17%) AutoCAD
4 9 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (2.50%) Simulink
6 2 (0.83%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.42%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.42%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.42%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.42%) Revit
7 1 (0.42%) Zemax
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.08%) Azure
2 14 (5.83%) AWS
3 11 (4.58%) SaaS
4 7 (2.92%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.25%) IaaS
5 3 (1.25%) Office 365
6 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 52 (21.67%) Wireless
2 29 (12.08%) 5G
3 26 (10.83%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (9.58%) 4G
5 20 (8.33%) VoIP
6 15 (6.25%) Firewall
7 14 (5.83%) Ethernet
8 13 (5.42%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.58%) 3G
10 10 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (4.17%) SAN
10 10 (4.17%) WAN
11 9 (3.75%) Bluetooth
11 9 (3.75%) LTE
11 9 (3.75%) MIMO
11 9 (3.75%) WiMAX
12 7 (2.92%) BGP
12 7 (2.92%) DNS
12 7 (2.92%) MPLS
12 7 (2.92%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.08%) GIS
2 3 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.83%) Big Data
3 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.83%) HBase
3 2 (0.83%) Impala
3 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.50%) Subversion
2 5 (2.08%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 66 (27.50%) Electronics
2 62 (25.83%) Telecoms
3 37 (15.42%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.92%) Automotive
6 6 (2.50%) Banking
7 5 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.08%) Military
8 4 (1.67%) Local Government
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.42%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.58%) WebRTC
2 10 (4.17%) FreeSWITCH
3 6 (2.50%) LDAP
4 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.83%) Kafka
4 2 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 22 (9.17%) Algorithms
3 16 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 15 (6.25%) Verilog
5 11 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (4.17%) State Machine
7 9 (3.75%) ASTM
7 9 (3.75%) VHDL
8 7 (2.92%) ASIC
8 7 (2.92%) CCTV
8 7 (2.92%) CPLD
8 7 (2.92%) Digital TV
8 7 (2.92%) VLSI
9 6 (2.50%) Optoelectronics
9 6 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.08%) Driving Licence
10 5 (2.08%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.67%) Analogue Electronics
12 3 (1.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.25%) Linux
2 10 (4.17%) Windows
3 6 (2.50%) Unix
4 3 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.83%) CentOS
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.17%) Validation
2 38 (15.83%) Network Design
3 22 (9.17%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.25%) CAD
4 15 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
4 15 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (6.25%) Schematic Capture
4 15 (6.25%) Signal Processing
5 13 (5.42%) Presales
6 11 (4.58%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (4.58%) Finite Element Analysis
6 11 (4.58%) IC Design
6 11 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (4.17%) Control Theory
7 10 (4.17%) Digital Signal Processing
7 10 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 10 (4.17%) Open Source
7 10 (4.17%) System Testing
8 9 (3.75%) Procure-to-Pay
8 9 (3.75%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (19.17%) C
2 13 (5.42%) C++
3 11 (4.58%) MATLAB
4 8 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.92%) Python
6 6 (2.50%) C#
6 6 (2.50%) Perl
7 5 (2.08%) Assembly Language
8 2 (0.83%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (19.58%) Degree
2 26 (10.83%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (10.42%) CCNP
4 16 (6.67%) PhD
5 13 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 11 (4.58%) HNC
7 9 (3.75%) HND
7 9 (3.75%) Master's Degree
8 8 (3.33%) CCDP
8 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.08%) CCIE
10 5 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.25%) MCSE
12 2 (0.83%) EMC Certification
12 2 (0.83%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.42%) GDPR
1 1 (0.42%) ISO 13485
1 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 14 (5.83%) Firmware
2 12 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.17%) Kamailio
4 9 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.75%) XenApp
4 9 (3.75%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.42%) Docker
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) Ansible
2 7 (2.92%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.50%) HAProxy
3 6 (2.50%) vRealize
4 5 (2.08%) Amdocs OSS
4 5 (2.08%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.25%) Terraform
6 2 (0.83%) Nagios
7 1 (0.42%) Puppet
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (11.67%) Cisco
1 28 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.42%) EMC
3 20 (8.33%) VMware
4 16 (6.67%) Juniper
4 16 (6.67%) Xilinx
5 12 (5.00%) Cadence
6 9 (3.75%) ANSYS
6 9 (3.75%) Citrix
6 9 (3.75%) Palo Alto
6 9 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.33%) Oracle
8 6 (2.50%) Altera
8 6 (2.50%) Dell
8 6 (2.50%) F5
8 6 (2.50%) IBM
8 6 (2.50%) Infoblox
9 5 (2.08%) Cramer
9 5 (2.08%) Intel
9 5 (2.08%) Salesforce.com