Period
to 22 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 835 756
Rank change year-on-year -33 -79 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 321 428 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 245 357 380
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -9.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.50% -11.11%

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 166897 182928 210949
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133624 153285 174869
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 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 -44 301 £47,500 +5.56% 38
UK excluding London -21 266 £47,250 +5.00% 38
South East +36 94 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Midlands +33 66 £45,000 +28.57% 8
London -24 49 £67,500 -3.57% 2
East of England -12 43 £47,500 -5.00% 7
West Midlands +1 36 £55,000 +52.78% 3
East Midlands +54 30 £42,500 +21.43% 5
South West +1 29 £50,000 +5.26%
North of England +7 28 £55,000 +41.03% 13
Yorkshire +10 18 £55,000 +46.67% 6
Scotland -19 14 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North West -7 10 £38,500 -16.30% 5
Wales +16 2 £36,000 -4.00% 1

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, Design 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 Design Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (32.40%) Degree
2 103 (32.09%) Cisco
3 82 (25.55%) Electronics
4 77 (23.99%) Network Design
5 75 (23.36%) C
6 60 (18.69%) Manufacturing
6 60 (18.69%) EMC
7 56 (17.45%) Firewall
8 54 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (15.89%) BGP
10 49 (15.26%) CAD
11 48 (14.95%) OSPF
12 45 (14.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 44 (13.71%) Windows
14 42 (13.08%) Microsoft
15 41 (12.77%) CCNP
15 41 (12.77%) Finance
16 40 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (12.46%) Schematic Capture
17 39 (12.15%) CCIE
18 38 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (11.21%) Linux
19 36 (11.21%) Juniper
20 34 (10.59%) Telecoms
20 34 (10.59%) VHDL
21 31 (9.66%) Wireless
21 31 (9.66%) Security Cleared
22 29 (9.03%) Cisco IOS
23 28 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
24 27 (8.41%) SC Cleared

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 18 (5.61%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (8.41%) SOLIDWORKS
2 19 (5.92%) AutoCAD
3 7 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.87%) Autodesk Inventor
4 6 (1.87%) Autodesk Smoke
4 6 (1.87%) Revit
5 5 (1.56%) PTC Creo
6 4 (1.25%) CATIA
6 4 (1.25%) OrCAD
6 4 (1.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (0.93%) Solid Edge
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (0.62%) Simulink
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.10%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.12%) IaaS
3 10 (3.12%) PaaS
4 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (17.45%) Firewall
2 51 (15.89%) BGP
3 48 (14.95%) OSPF
4 38 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (9.66%) Wireless
6 29 (9.03%) Cisco IOS
7 26 (8.10%) WAN
8 25 (7.79%) LAN
9 22 (6.85%) IGMP
9 22 (6.85%) MPLS
9 22 (6.85%) Multicast
10 20 (6.23%) Software-Defined Networking
11 18 (5.61%) Skype
11 18 (5.61%) Unified Communications
12 17 (5.30%) VPN
13 16 (4.98%) Ethernet
14 14 (4.36%) Junos
14 14 (4.36%) VLAN
15 13 (4.05%) SAN
16 11 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (3.12%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (2.80%) Subversion
3 8 (2.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (2.18%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.18%) JIRA
5 6 (1.87%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.87%) Gradle
5 6 (1.87%) IntelliJ
5 6 (1.87%) JMeter
6 3 (0.93%) Redmine
7 2 (0.62%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (25.55%) Electronics
2 60 (18.69%) Manufacturing
3 41 (12.77%) Finance
4 34 (10.59%) Telecoms
5 22 (6.85%) Banking
6 15 (4.67%) Multimedia
7 14 (4.36%) Investment Banking
7 14 (4.36%) Retail Banking
8 13 (4.05%) Automotive
9 11 (3.43%) Retail
10 10 (3.12%) Marketing
11 8 (2.49%) Aerospace
12 6 (1.87%) Publishing
13 5 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.93%) Military
15 2 (0.62%) Advertising
15 2 (0.62%) German Language
16 1 (0.31%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.31%) Legal
16 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.12%) SAML
1 10 (3.12%) XMPP
2 7 (2.18%) RESTful
2 7 (2.18%) XML
3 6 (1.87%) Apache Flex
3 6 (1.87%) Hibernate
3 6 (1.87%) Spring
3 6 (1.87%) Web Services
3 6 (1.87%) XSD
4 3 (0.93%) CSS
5 2 (0.62%) Middleware
6 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.31%) Flash
6 1 (0.31%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) WCF
6 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 40 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (10.59%) VHDL
4 21 (6.54%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.12%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.12%) PKI
5 10 (3.12%) Verilog
6 8 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.49%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.87%) ASIC
8 6 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.93%) CCTV
9 3 (0.93%) Internet of Things
9 3 (0.93%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.62%) CPLD
10 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.31%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.71%) Windows
2 36 (11.21%) Linux
3 18 (5.61%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.36%) Unix
5 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.99%) Network Design
2 49 (15.26%) CAD
3 40 (12.46%) Schematic Capture
4 24 (7.48%) Customer Requirements
5 23 (7.17%) Validation
6 21 (6.54%) Mentoring
7 20 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.92%) FPGA Design
9 17 (5.30%) Embedded Software Development
9 17 (5.30%) Project Management
10 14 (4.36%) Asset Management
10 14 (4.36%) Wealth Management
11 12 (3.74%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.43%) Physics
12 11 (3.43%) Prototyping
12 11 (3.43%) Workflow
13 10 (3.12%) High Availability
13 10 (3.12%) IT Strategy
14 9 (2.80%) Test Automation
14 9 (2.80%) UML
Programming Languages
1 75 (23.36%) C
2 27 (8.41%) C++
3 23 (7.17%) Embedded C
4 16 (4.98%) C#
5 13 (4.05%) Python
6 10 (3.12%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.80%) SQL
8 8 (2.49%) Java
9 6 (1.87%) Groovy
9 6 (1.87%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.93%) Embedded C++
10 3 (0.93%) Korn
10 3 (0.93%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.93%) VC++
11 2 (0.62%) Ada
11 2 (0.62%) Perl
12 1 (0.31%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 104 (32.40%) Degree
2 54 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (12.77%) CCNP
4 39 (12.15%) CCIE
5 31 (9.66%) Security Cleared
6 27 (8.41%) SC Cleared
7 18 (5.61%) HND
8 12 (3.74%) HNC
8 12 (3.74%) JNCIP
9 11 (3.43%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.12%) CCIP
10 10 (3.12%) JNCIE
11 6 (1.87%) CCNA
11 6 (1.87%) PhD
12 4 (1.25%) CISSP
12 4 (1.25%) GIAC
13 3 (0.93%) Linux+ Certification
13 3 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.93%) Security+ Certification
13 3 (0.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.49%) MISRA
1 8 (2.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.56%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.62%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.62%) DO-254
3 2 (0.62%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.62%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.62%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 17 (5.30%) Firmware
2 13 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.93%) NFS
4 3 (0.93%) Samba
4 3 (0.93%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.62%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.56%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.93%) Ansible
2 3 (0.93%) Nagios
2 3 (0.93%) Puppet
2 3 (0.93%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.62%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 103 (32.09%) Cisco
2 60 (18.69%) EMC
3 42 (13.08%) Microsoft
4 36 (11.21%) Juniper
5 20 (6.23%) VMware
6 17 (5.30%) Polycom
7 14 (4.36%) Xilinx
8 12 (3.74%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.12%) F5
9 10 (3.12%) Fortinet
9 10 (3.12%) SAP
10 7 (2.18%) Concur
10 7 (2.18%) Huawei
11 6 (1.87%) Atmel
11 6 (1.87%) Cadence
11 6 (1.87%) Nokia
11 6 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.56%) HP
12 5 (1.56%) McAfee
12 5 (1.56%) Oracle