The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 689 800 723
Rank change year-on-year +111 -77  
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 169 154 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 127 123 196
Median salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,800 £59,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Design Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +116 162 £45,000 -10.00% 35
South East +54 45 £50,000 - 8
West Midlands +50 34 £39,250 -21.50% 9
London +72 23 £73,125 +2.63% 2
Birmingham +16 19 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Berkshire +36 18 £55,000 +10.00%
North West -3 18 £36,750 -13.52% 4
Yorkshire +21 17 £43,000 -14.00% 1
East of England +17 17 £45,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +19 15 £40,000 -20.00%
Newbury +9 13 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex +21 12 £45,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +14 12 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East Midlands +11 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Manchester -16 12 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Derbyshire +15 10 - -
Derby +15 10 - -
Cambridge +4 9 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Gatwick -4 9 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +17 8 £30,000 -40.00% 2
South West +17 6 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Dewsbury - 6 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +20 5 £58,500 +15.84% 1
Sheffield +11 4 £52,500 +75.00%
South Yorkshire +7 4 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Oxfordshire +4 4 £48,750 +43.38%
Somerset -9 4 £55,000 +100.00%
Worcestershire - 4 £28,500 - 1
Templecombe - 4 £55,000 -
Bradford - 4 £46,000 -

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 125 (31.17%) Degree
2 92 (22.94%) Cisco
3 81 (20.20%) CAD
4 75 (18.70%) Network Design
5 68 (16.96%) Electronics
6 66 (16.46%) Firewall
7 63 (15.71%) C
8 62 (15.46%) Cisco Certification
9 61 (15.21%) Manufacturing
10 58 (14.46%) Telecoms
11 48 (11.97%) CCNP
12 47 (11.72%) Juniper
13 45 (11.22%) Project Management
14 41 (10.22%) HND
15 39 (9.73%) Data Centre
15 39 (9.73%) Schematic Capture
16 37 (9.23%) BGP
16 37 (9.23%) EMC
16 37 (9.23%) Wireless
17 35 (8.73%) C++
18 34 (8.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 32 (7.98%) MPLS
20 31 (7.73%) LAN
20 31 (7.73%) VHDL
21 30 (7.48%) Linux
22 29 (7.23%) OSPF
22 29 (7.23%) Verilog
22 29 (7.23%) Validation
23 28 (6.98%) FPGA Design
24 27 (6.73%) SOLIDWORKS

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 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.00%) IIS
3 3 (0.75%) CMS
4 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (6.73%) SOLIDWORKS
2 21 (5.24%) Autodesk Inventor
3 20 (4.99%) MS Excel
4 19 (4.74%) MS Office
5 18 (4.49%) OrCAD
6 12 (2.99%) AutoCAD
6 12 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (2.49%) PTC Creo
8 9 (2.24%) MS Visio
9 8 (2.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 7 (1.75%) Siemens NX
11 5 (1.25%) Simulink
12 3 (0.75%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.75%) CATIA
12 3 (0.75%) EPLAN
12 3 (0.75%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.75%) Mathcad
12 3 (0.75%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.75%) Office 365
2 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.00%) SaaS
3 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.46%) Firewall
2 37 (9.23%) BGP
2 37 (9.23%) Wireless
3 32 (7.98%) MPLS
4 31 (7.73%) LAN
5 29 (7.23%) OSPF
6 22 (5.49%) Cisco IOS
7 20 (4.99%) WAN
8 18 (4.49%) VLAN
9 17 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.99%) DNS
10 16 (3.99%) VoIP
10 16 (3.99%) VPN
11 12 (2.99%) Junos
12 10 (2.49%) Cisco IPT
12 10 (2.49%) LTE
12 10 (2.49%) SSL
12 10 (2.49%) TCP/IP
12 10 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (2.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) Big Data
2 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.75%) JIRA
3 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.50%) Gradle
4 2 (0.50%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.50%) JMeter
5 1 (0.25%) CANoe
5 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.25%) MSTest
5 1 (0.25%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) VectorCAST
General
1 68 (16.96%) Electronics
2 61 (15.21%) Manufacturing
3 58 (14.46%) Telecoms
4 25 (6.23%) Finance
5 19 (4.74%) Automotive
6 10 (2.49%) Banking
7 8 (2.00%) Back Office
7 8 (2.00%) Law
8 6 (1.50%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (1.00%) Military
9 4 (1.00%) Retail
10 3 (0.75%) Games
10 3 (0.75%) German Language
10 3 (0.75%) Legal
10 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.50%) .NET
1 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (1.50%) FreeSWITCH
1 6 (1.50%) OpenCL
1 6 (1.50%) OpenGL
2 5 (1.25%) HTML
3 4 (1.00%) Flash
3 4 (1.00%) Spring
3 4 (1.00%) Web Services
4 3 (0.75%) HTML5
4 3 (0.75%) Qt
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Camel
5 2 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (0.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.50%) REST
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 2 (0.50%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.50%) STL
5 2 (0.50%) XML
5 2 (0.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 31 (7.73%) VHDL
4 29 (7.23%) Verilog
5 18 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (3.24%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.99%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.24%) ASIC
10 7 (1.75%) Contactless
10 7 (1.75%) FMCG
11 6 (1.50%) SystemC
12 4 (1.00%) CPLD
12 4 (1.00%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.00%) Robotics
13 3 (0.75%) Animation
13 3 (0.75%) IVR
13 3 (0.75%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.75%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.48%) Linux
2 27 (6.73%) Windows
3 18 (4.49%) Unix
4 14 (3.49%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.75%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.20%) CAD
2 75 (18.70%) Network Design
3 45 (11.22%) Project Management
4 39 (9.73%) Schematic Capture
5 29 (7.23%) Validation
6 28 (6.98%) FPGA Design
7 22 (5.49%) Prototyping
8 20 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (4.99%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (4.24%) Finite Element Analysis
9 17 (4.24%) Load Balancing
10 16 (3.99%) Mathematics
11 15 (3.74%) Computer Architecture
11 15 (3.74%) Time Management
12 14 (3.49%) 3D Modelling
12 14 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (3.24%) Line Management
13 13 (3.24%) Signal Processing
14 11 (2.74%) UML
15 10 (2.49%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.71%) C
2 35 (8.73%) C++
3 19 (4.74%) Embedded C
4 15 (3.74%) MATLAB
5 13 (3.24%) Python
6 11 (2.74%) Perl
7 10 (2.49%) C#
8 9 (2.24%) Tcl
9 8 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.50%) Java
11 5 (1.25%) Embedded C++
11 5 (1.25%) SQL
12 3 (0.75%) Assembly Language
13 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 1 (0.25%) Ada
14 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (31.17%) Degree
2 62 (15.46%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (11.97%) CCNP
4 41 (10.22%) HND
5 27 (6.73%) CCIE
6 25 (6.23%) Security Cleared
7 23 (5.74%) HNC
8 19 (4.74%) SC Cleared
9 16 (3.99%) JNCIP
10 14 (3.49%) CCIP
10 14 (3.49%) JNCIE
11 12 (2.99%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.99%) PhD
12 11 (2.74%) JNCIS
13 9 (2.24%) CCNA
14 8 (2.00%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.75%) CISSP
16 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.75%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.75%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.75%) SDET
3 3 (0.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.25%) GMP
System Software
1 24 (5.99%) Firmware
2 21 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.50%) Kamailio
5 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.75%) XenApp
7 2 (0.50%) Docker
7 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.49%) SCCM
2 10 (2.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (2.49%) SCOM
3 7 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) WMI
5 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 92 (22.94%) Cisco
2 47 (11.72%) Juniper
3 37 (9.23%) EMC
4 23 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.74%) VMware
5 21 (5.24%) F5
6 15 (3.74%) Apple
7 14 (3.49%) Palo Alto
8 10 (2.49%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.49%) Siemens
8 10 (2.49%) Xilinx
9 9 (2.24%) Fortinet
10 8 (2.00%) Autodesk
10 8 (2.00%) HP
10 8 (2.00%) SAP
11 6 (1.50%) Altera
11 6 (1.50%) BroadSoft
12 5 (1.25%) ANSYS
12 5 (1.25%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.25%) Cadence
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Hour + benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + quarterly bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Social events, development opportu
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 38,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick
TRG
Salary: 40000-50000 Per Hour + benfits
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Renfrew
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Overtime and Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago