Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 694 850 899
Rank change year-on-year +156 +49 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 190 245 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 116 200 260
Median annual salary £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,700
90th Percentile £71,875 £61,375 £71,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +6.52%

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 85,455 138,069 166,239
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.99% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68,572 109,699 135,127
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +159 174 £50,000 - 107
UK excluding London +113 131 £50,000 - 117
London +151 55 £62,500 +25.00% 4
South East +77 55 £52,500 +10.53% 28
Midlands +89 23 £37,500 -25.00% 28
South West +67 18 £39,598 -34.00% 20
West Midlands +72 14 £36,250 -27.50% 19
East of England +79 12 £55,000 +29.41% 14
North of England +118 11 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Scotland +56 10 £68,750 +30.95% 11
East Midlands +64 9 £47,500 - 9
North West +66 6 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Work from Home +42 6 £67,500 +35.00% 3
Yorkshire +105 5 £34,000 -20.00% 5
Wales +5 2 - - 3

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 58 (30.53%) Degree
2 50 (26.32%) Network Design
3 49 (25.79%) Python
4 46 (24.21%) Electronics
5 41 (21.58%) Data Centre
6 37 (19.47%) Cisco
7 36 (18.95%) Telecoms
8 34 (17.89%) C
9 33 (17.37%) Validation
9 33 (17.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 32 (16.84%) BGP
10 32 (16.84%) Firmware
11 31 (16.32%) MPLS
12 28 (14.74%) Confluence
13 27 (14.21%) Git (software)
13 27 (14.21%) Huawei
13 27 (14.21%) Nokia
14 26 (13.68%) VPLS
14 26 (13.68%) Network Security
14 26 (13.68%) DevOps
15 24 (12.63%) Embedded C
15 24 (12.63%) Broadband
15 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (12.63%) CAD
16 23 (12.11%) RSVP
16 23 (12.11%) VRRP
16 23 (12.11%) SNMP
16 23 (12.11%) IPv4
16 23 (12.11%) HSRP
17 22 (11.58%) BIG-IP

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 28 (14.74%) Confluence
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.84%) AutoCAD
4 10 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.63%) Revit
6 3 (1.58%) OrCAD
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.53%) Blender
8 1 (0.53%) Simulink
8 1 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) Office 365
1 3 (1.58%) OneDrive
2 2 (1.05%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.84%) BGP
2 31 (16.32%) MPLS
3 26 (13.68%) Network Security
3 26 (13.68%) VPLS
4 24 (12.63%) Broadband
5 23 (12.11%) HSRP
5 23 (12.11%) IPv4
5 23 (12.11%) RSVP
5 23 (12.11%) SNMP
5 23 (12.11%) VRRP
6 22 (11.58%) BIG-IP
7 14 (7.37%) Wireless
8 12 (6.32%) Ethernet
8 12 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (4.74%) 4G
9 9 (4.74%) 5G
9 9 (4.74%) IOS XR
9 9 (4.74%) LAN
10 8 (4.21%) WAN
11 7 (3.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.63%) JIRA
3 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.53%) GCC
General
1 46 (24.21%) Electronics
2 36 (18.95%) Telecoms
3 20 (10.53%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.74%) Automotive
5 6 (3.16%) Finance
6 5 (2.63%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.58%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Advertising
9 2 (1.05%) Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 2 (1.05%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Avionics
10 1 (0.53%) Games
10 1 (0.53%) Military
10 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.58%) LDAP
1 3 (1.58%) ODBC
1 3 (1.58%) XML
2 2 (1.05%) FreeSWITCH
2 2 (1.05%) HTML
2 2 (1.05%) HTML5
2 2 (1.05%) Java EE
2 2 (1.05%) Node.js
2 2 (1.05%) REST
2 2 (1.05%) SOAP
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) Flash
3 1 (0.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.58%) Data Centre
2 33 (17.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 18 (9.47%) VHDL
4 16 (8.42%) Verilog
5 15 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (6.84%) Algorithms
6 13 (6.84%) Analogue Electronics
6 13 (6.84%) ASIC
7 12 (6.32%) Management Information System
8 11 (5.79%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (4.21%) CCTV
10 7 (3.68%) Digital TV
11 6 (3.16%) CAN bus
11 6 (3.16%) e-Learning
12 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
12 4 (2.11%) Smartphone
13 2 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
13 2 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.16%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (2.63%) Windows
3 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.58%) Linux
5 2 (1.05%) Android
5 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.32%) Network Design
2 33 (17.37%) Validation
3 26 (13.68%) DevOps
4 24 (12.63%) CAD
5 21 (11.05%) Test Planning
6 17 (8.95%) Signal Processing
7 16 (8.42%) FPGA Design
8 15 (7.89%) Project Management
9 14 (7.37%) IC Design
10 13 (6.84%) Configuration Management
10 13 (6.84%) Kalman Filter
10 13 (6.84%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.79%) Computer Science
11 11 (5.79%) Digital Signal Processing
12 10 (5.26%) Data Acquisition
12 10 (5.26%) Systems Engineering
13 9 (4.74%) Electronic Design Automation
13 9 (4.74%) Software Testing
14 7 (3.68%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (3.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.79%) Python
2 34 (17.89%) C
3 24 (12.63%) Embedded C
4 18 (9.47%) C++
5 12 (6.32%) C#
6 7 (3.68%) Embedded C++
6 7 (3.68%) MATLAB
7 5 (2.63%) Tcl
8 4 (2.11%) ANSI C
8 4 (2.11%) VBA
9 3 (1.58%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Java
11 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (30.53%) Degree
2 15 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (7.37%) HNC
4 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.74%) CCNP
6 8 (4.21%) HND
6 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.68%) CCIE
7 7 (3.68%) Master's Degree
8 6 (3.16%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) CCDP
9 5 (2.63%) CCIE Service Provider
9 5 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (2.11%) CCNA
11 2 (1.05%) PhD
12 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.53%) MISRA
1 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
System Software
1 32 (16.84%) Firmware
2 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (2.11%) SCCM
2 3 (1.58%) SCOM
2 3 (1.58%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (19.47%) Cisco
2 27 (14.21%) Huawei
2 27 (14.21%) Nokia
3 14 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.84%) Cadence
5 12 (6.32%) EMC
6 9 (4.74%) Synopsys
7 8 (4.21%) Xilinx
8 6 (3.16%) Virgin Media
9 5 (2.63%) Altera
9 5 (2.63%) Juniper
10 4 (2.11%) Autodesk
10 4 (2.11%) Freescale
10 4 (2.11%) Mentor Graphics
10 4 (2.11%) Renesas
11 3 (1.58%) Aruba
11 3 (1.58%) BT
11 3 (1.58%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.58%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (1.58%) Oracle