Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 859 831
Rank change year-on-year -37 -28 -43
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 262 327 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 192 250 346
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,950 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,125 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 157,980 168,274 183,899
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,315 134,818 154,230
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -16 236 £45,000 -5.26% 317
UK excluding London -29 230 £45,000 -5.26% 320
South East +26 99 £47,500 -5.00% 71
South West +27 43 £45,000 -10.00% 57
Midlands -18 29 £40,000 -11.11% 66
London +20 27 £60,000 -7.69% 30
West Midlands +15 18 £43,000 -21.82% 46
East of England -8 18 £40,000 -15.79% 50
North of England +7 17 £45,000 -18.18% 44
Scotland -4 13 £45,000 -21.74% 17
Yorkshire +17 11 £42,500 -22.73% 10
Wales +7 11 £48,750 +35.42% 14
East Midlands -34 11 £36,250 -14.71% 20
North West +4 5 £48,750 +26.62% 28
North East - 1 £35,000 - 6

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 97 (37.02%) Electronics
2 90 (34.35%) Degree
3 65 (24.81%) Manufacturing
4 55 (20.99%) Firmware
5 49 (18.70%) C
6 44 (16.79%) CAD
6 44 (16.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 32 (12.21%) Telecoms
7 32 (12.21%) C++
8 29 (11.07%) Cisco
9 25 (9.54%) Software Engineering
10 24 (9.16%) Xilinx
10 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
11 23 (8.78%) Computer Science
11 23 (8.78%) Schematic Capture
12 22 (8.40%) Verilog
13 21 (8.02%) Network Design
13 21 (8.02%) Data Centre
13 21 (8.02%) Altera
14 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (7.63%) Validation
15 19 (7.25%) Automotive
15 19 (7.25%) Customer Requirements
16 17 (6.49%) SOLIDWORKS
16 17 (6.49%) Project Management
16 17 (6.49%) Embedded C
16 17 (6.49%) Python
17 16 (6.11%) Firewall
17 16 (6.11%) VHDL
17 16 (6.11%) FPGA Design

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 9 (3.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.15%) JBoss
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (6.49%) SOLIDWORKS
2 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.29%) AutoCAD
3 6 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.91%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (1.53%) OrCAD
5 4 (1.53%) PTC Creo
5 4 (1.53%) Siemens NX
6 3 (1.15%) CATIA
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (1.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.15%) Simulink
7 2 (0.76%) Windchill
8 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) C-CURE
1 2 (0.76%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.38%) DELMIA
2 1 (0.38%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.05%) Office 365
4 7 (2.67%) PaaS
5 5 (1.91%) Akamai
6 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.53%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.11%) Firewall
2 15 (5.73%) LAN
3 13 (4.96%) WAN
4 12 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (4.58%) MPLS
4 12 (4.58%) VoIP
5 10 (3.82%) Ethernet
5 10 (3.82%) VoLTE
5 10 (3.82%) VoWiFi
6 9 (3.44%) BGP
6 9 (3.44%) Wireless
7 7 (2.67%) NetScaler
7 7 (2.67%) OSPF
8 6 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.29%) VPN
9 5 (1.91%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (1.91%) DHCP
9 5 (1.91%) DNS
9 5 (1.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (1.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.53%) HBase
1 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.15%) Hazelcast
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (1.15%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.15%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.38%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) MSI
3 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.38%) Spinnaker
3 1 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 97 (37.02%) Electronics
2 65 (24.81%) Manufacturing
3 32 (12.21%) Telecoms
4 19 (7.25%) Automotive
5 12 (4.58%) Aerospace
5 12 (4.58%) Retail
6 11 (4.20%) Finance
7 8 (3.05%) Marketing
8 7 (2.67%) Mandarin Language
8 7 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.91%) Games
10 4 (1.53%) Banking
10 4 (1.53%) Military
11 1 (0.38%) Avionics
11 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.44%) Web Services
2 6 (2.29%) CSS
3 4 (1.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.53%) Middleware
3 4 (1.53%) Node.js
3 4 (1.53%) React
3 4 (1.53%) RESTful
4 3 (1.15%) .NET
4 3 (1.15%) JMS
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.15%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.76%) HTML
5 2 (0.76%) HTML5
5 2 (0.76%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.38%) WinForms
6 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 23 (8.78%) Computer Science
3 22 (8.40%) Verilog
4 21 (8.02%) Data Centre
5 16 (6.11%) VHDL
6 11 (4.20%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.82%) ASIC
7 10 (3.82%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.44%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (3.44%) SystemC
9 8 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.05%) PMI
10 7 (2.67%) CCTV
10 7 (2.67%) Life Science
11 5 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.53%) Robotics
12 4 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.15%) Fintech
13 3 (1.15%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.73%) Linux
2 13 (4.96%) Windows
3 7 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) Android
6 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.79%) CAD
2 25 (9.54%) Software Engineering
3 23 (8.78%) Schematic Capture
4 21 (8.02%) Network Design
5 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (7.63%) Validation
6 19 (7.25%) Customer Requirements
7 17 (6.49%) Project Management
8 16 (6.11%) FPGA Design
9 15 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (5.73%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (5.34%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.44%) Image Processing
11 9 (3.44%) ITIL
11 9 (3.44%) Physics
11 9 (3.44%) Use Case
12 8 (3.05%) Change Management
12 8 (3.05%) Electronic Design Automation
12 8 (3.05%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.70%) C
2 32 (12.21%) C++
3 17 (6.49%) Embedded C
3 17 (6.49%) Python
4 11 (4.20%) Embedded C++
4 11 (4.20%) MATLAB
5 8 (3.05%) Java
6 7 (2.67%) C#
6 7 (2.67%) Perl
7 5 (1.91%) SQL
8 4 (1.53%) Tcl
9 3 (1.15%) Ada
9 3 (1.15%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.76%) Delphi
10 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.76%) VBScript
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (34.35%) Degree
2 14 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (3.82%) CCNP
3 10 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.82%) HNC
3 10 (3.82%) HND
3 10 (3.82%) Master's Degree
3 10 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.05%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.67%) PhD
5 7 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) CCDP
6 3 (1.15%) CCIE
6 3 (1.15%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) MCSE
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.76%) HP ASE
7 2 (0.76%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) GAMP
2 4 (1.53%) Def Stans
3 3 (1.15%) DO-160
3 3 (1.15%) DO-178B
3 3 (1.15%) DO-254
3 3 (1.15%) MISRA
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.38%) JTAG
System Software
1 55 (20.99%) Firmware
2 10 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.53%) Docker
3 4 (1.53%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.91%) Cisco CME
1 5 (1.91%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.53%) Ansible
2 4 (1.53%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.15%) SCCM
4 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.38%) Consul
5 1 (0.38%) Iperf
5 1 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.38%) vRealize
5 1 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 29 (11.07%) Cisco
2 24 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.16%) Xilinx
3 21 (8.02%) Altera
4 15 (5.73%) EMC
5 12 (4.58%) SAP
6 11 (4.20%) F5
7 10 (3.82%) BroadSoft
7 10 (3.82%) GENBAND
7 10 (3.82%) Juniper
7 10 (3.82%) Sonus
8 9 (3.44%) Cadence
8 9 (3.44%) VMware
9 8 (3.05%) Citrix
9 8 (3.05%) Palo Alto
10 7 (2.67%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.67%) CA
11 6 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.91%) Kaseya
12 5 (1.91%) SolarWinds