The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 679 749 740
Rank change year-on-year +70 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 192 164 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 153 113 171
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £35,250 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% +12.50%  

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +81 182 £50,000 +5.26% 33
South East +67 59 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands +21 28 £38,750 -3.12% 5
London +21 25 £65,000 -3.70% 3
East of England -10 21 £47,500 - 9
Hampshire +19 20 £47,750 +6.11% 1
South West +12 20 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Berkshire +35 19 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +11 15 £51,750 +23.21% 3
Basingstoke +8 14 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £67,500 +92.85% 1
North West -38 11 £38,500 -16.30%
Essex - 11 £48,750 - 1
East Midlands +25 10 £40,250 +17.51% 6
West Yorkshire +11 10 £47,250 +12.50% 2
Scotland +15 9 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Birmingham +15 8 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Chelmsford - 8 £48,750 -
Devon - 8 £62,500 -
Shropshire +12 7 £43,750 +16.66% 2
Newbury -1 7 £55,000 +10.00%
West Sussex +10 6 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Hertfordshire -18 6 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £50,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £65,500 +21.86%
Coventry -5 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Dorset -11 5 £50,000 +5.26%
Manchester -17 5 £38,500 -16.30%
Sheffield - 5 £55,000 - 1

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 111 (30.83%) Degree
2 105 (29.17%) Cisco
3 96 (26.67%) Network Design
4 77 (21.39%) Firewall
5 67 (18.61%) CAD
6 65 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (18.06%) C
7 64 (17.78%) Manufacturing
8 57 (15.83%) BGP
9 56 (15.56%) Electronics
10 54 (15.00%) Juniper
11 53 (14.72%) CCNP
12 51 (14.17%) OSPF
13 46 (12.78%) Telecoms
13 46 (12.78%) CCIE
14 44 (12.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 41 (11.39%) Wireless
15 41 (11.39%) Project Management
16 37 (10.28%) Microsoft
16 37 (10.28%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (10.00%) EMC
17 36 (10.00%) VHDL
18 35 (9.72%) MPLS
18 35 (9.72%) HND
18 35 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
18 35 (9.72%) FPGA Design
19 34 (9.44%) Data Centre
20 33 (9.17%) LAN
21 32 (8.89%) WAN
22 31 (8.61%) C++

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 5 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (6.94%) SOLIDWORKS
2 21 (5.83%) Autodesk Inventor
3 17 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (4.44%) AutoCAD
5 13 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (3.33%) OrCAD
7 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (2.22%) PTC Creo
8 6 (1.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.83%) EPLAN
9 3 (0.83%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.83%) Simulink
10 2 (0.56%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.56%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.56%) Windchill
11 1 (0.28%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.78%) IaaS
3 10 (2.78%) PaaS
4 4 (1.11%) Office 365
5 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (21.39%) Firewall
2 57 (15.83%) BGP
3 51 (14.17%) OSPF
4 41 (11.39%) Wireless
5 37 (10.28%) Cisco ASA
6 35 (9.72%) Cisco IOS
6 35 (9.72%) MPLS
7 33 (9.17%) LAN
8 32 (8.89%) WAN
9 19 (5.28%) IGMP
9 19 (5.28%) Multicast
9 19 (5.28%) Software-Defined Networking
10 15 (4.17%) Junos
10 15 (4.17%) VPN
11 14 (3.89%) VLAN
12 11 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (2.78%) SAN
13 10 (2.78%) TCP/IP
14 9 (2.50%) DNS
15 8 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.56%) Big Data
2 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
1 15 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (1.39%) Subversion
3 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.83%) JIRA
3 3 (0.83%) Redmine
4 1 (0.28%) CANoe
4 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.28%) VectorCAST
General
1 64 (17.78%) Manufacturing
2 56 (15.56%) Electronics
3 46 (12.78%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.67%) Finance
5 12 (3.33%) Automotive
5 12 (3.33%) Banking
6 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 2 (0.56%) German Language
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.78%) SAML
1 10 (2.78%) XMPP
2 4 (1.11%) OpenCL
2 4 (1.11%) OpenGL
3 3 (0.83%) CSS
3 3 (0.83%) FreeSWITCH
4 2 (0.56%) Flash
5 1 (0.28%) EJB
5 1 (0.28%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) JMS
5 1 (0.28%) JSP
5 1 (0.28%) Qt
5 1 (0.28%) Servlets
5 1 (0.28%) Struts
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 36 (10.00%) VHDL
3 34 (9.44%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.94%) Verilog
5 21 (5.83%) Computer Science
6 19 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.44%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (2.78%) PKI
9 9 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 9 (2.50%) ASIC
10 7 (1.94%) FMCG
11 6 (1.67%) SystemC
12 4 (1.11%) CCTV
12 4 (1.11%) CPLD
12 4 (1.11%) Robotics
13 2 (0.56%) Arduino
13 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.56%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.67%) Windows
2 16 (4.44%) Linux
3 9 (2.50%) Unix
3 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.83%) VMS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (26.67%) Network Design
2 67 (18.61%) CAD
3 41 (11.39%) Project Management
4 35 (9.72%) FPGA Design
5 30 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 28 (7.78%) Schematic Capture
7 19 (5.28%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.00%) Validation
9 17 (4.72%) Finite Element Analysis
10 14 (3.89%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.61%) High Availability
12 12 (3.33%) Embedded Software Development
12 12 (3.33%) Mentoring
13 11 (3.06%) Computer Architecture
13 11 (3.06%) Prototyping
14 10 (2.78%) IT Strategy
14 10 (2.78%) Software Engineering
14 10 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (2.22%) Mathematics
15 8 (2.22%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.06%) C
2 31 (8.61%) C++
3 18 (5.00%) Embedded C
4 10 (2.78%) MATLAB
5 9 (2.50%) Python
6 7 (1.94%) Embedded C++
6 7 (1.94%) SQL
7 6 (1.67%) C#
7 6 (1.67%) Perl
7 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.11%) Tcl
9 3 (0.83%) Ada
9 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.83%) Korn
10 2 (0.56%) Java
11 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (30.83%) Degree
2 65 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (14.72%) CCNP
4 46 (12.78%) CCIE
5 35 (9.72%) HND
6 28 (7.78%) Security Cleared
7 22 (6.11%) SC Cleared
8 21 (5.83%) JNCIP
9 17 (4.72%) HNC
9 17 (4.72%) JNCIE
10 16 (4.44%) CCIP
11 11 (3.06%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.06%) PhD
12 8 (2.22%) CCNA
13 7 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (1.94%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.11%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.83%) CISSP
15 3 (0.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.22%) SLA
2 6 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) DO-254
5 1 (0.28%) GMP
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 21 (5.83%) Firmware
2 10 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.83%) Kamailio
3 3 (0.83%) NFS
3 3 (0.83%) Samba
3 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) XenApp
4 2 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.39%) FortiGate
1 5 (1.39%) SCCM
2 3 (0.83%) Ansible
2 3 (0.83%) Nagios
2 3 (0.83%) Puppet
2 3 (0.83%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 105 (29.17%) Cisco
2 54 (15.00%) Juniper
3 37 (10.28%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.00%) EMC
5 19 (5.28%) VMware
5 19 (5.28%) Xilinx
6 17 (4.72%) F5
7 13 (3.61%) Fortinet
8 10 (2.78%) Altera
8 10 (2.78%) Apple
8 10 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.22%) Autodesk
9 8 (2.22%) Huawei
10 6 (1.67%) Nokia
10 6 (1.67%) Oracle
10 6 (1.67%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.67%) Siemens
10 6 (1.67%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.39%) Cadence
11 5 (1.39%) McAfee
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Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
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London
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
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Salary: 25,000-35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
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Posted: 3 days ago
West Byfleet, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: Forty
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
set2recruit
Salary: Circa £45,000 + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
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Salary: to £50k
Posted: 23 days ago
Basingstoke
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Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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Posted: 10 days ago
London
Thales
Salary: Highly Competitive
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