Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 827 960
Rank change year-on-year -19 +133 -121
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 343 363 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 273 315 277
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.16% - +18.75%

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 167,089 166,367 194,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,686 136,971 163,081
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 June 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 22 June 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 -22 318 £47,500 -5.00% 113
UK excluding London -9 309 £46,000 -3.16% 108
South East +36 128 £47,500 -9.52% 25
South West +42 70 £45,000 -14.29% 24
East of England +1 35 £50,000 +6.38% 18
London -14 30 £50,250 -25.56% 11
North of England -22 29 £45,000 - 16
Midlands -55 25 £45,000 -14.29% 19
West Midlands -28 20 £45,000 -14.29% 10
North West -7 14 £50,000 +33.33% 11
Wales +18 13 £40,500 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +7 12 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Scotland -28 9 £51,250 +2.50% 5
East Midlands -7 4 £47,500 +18.75% 9
North East -15 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 139 (40.52%) Electronics
2 135 (39.36%) Degree
3 91 (26.53%) C
4 64 (18.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 62 (18.08%) Manufacturing
6 61 (17.78%) Firmware
7 57 (16.62%) CAD
8 52 (15.16%) C++
9 44 (12.83%) Schematic Capture
10 43 (12.54%) Network Design
11 42 (12.24%) Cisco
12 41 (11.95%) Telecoms
13 40 (11.66%) Validation
14 36 (10.50%) Xilinx
14 36 (10.50%) Altera
15 35 (10.20%) Verilog
16 33 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
17 32 (9.33%) Microsoft
18 31 (9.04%) Embedded C
19 30 (8.75%) Python
20 29 (8.45%) EMC
20 29 (8.45%) Automotive
21 26 (7.58%) Data Centre
22 25 (7.29%) Firewall
22 25 (7.29%) VHDL
22 25 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
22 25 (7.29%) HND
23 24 (7.00%) Cadence
23 24 (7.00%) Computer Science
23 24 (7.00%) 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 (2.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (5.25%) SOLIDWORKS
2 16 (4.66%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.50%) OrCAD
4 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (2.62%) AutoCAD
6 8 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (2.04%) Simulink
8 6 (1.75%) MS Visio
9 5 (1.46%) Autodesk Inventor
9 5 (1.46%) CATIA
10 4 (1.17%) PTC Creo
11 3 (0.87%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 3 (0.87%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.58%) Windchill
13 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.58%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.29%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.62%) Akamai
1 9 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.87%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.29%) Firewall
2 23 (6.71%) LAN
3 20 (5.83%) Wireless
4 18 (5.25%) BGP
5 17 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (4.66%) DNS
6 16 (4.66%) WAN
7 14 (4.08%) MPLS
8 13 (3.79%) NetScaler
9 12 (3.50%) Ethernet
10 11 (3.21%) DHCP
11 9 (2.62%) Cisco IPT
11 9 (2.62%) OSPF
11 9 (2.62%) VPN
12 8 (2.33%) VLAN
13 7 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (2.04%) Internet
14 6 (1.75%) SAN
14 6 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
14 6 (1.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.58%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (1.46%) Rational Team Concert
3 4 (1.17%) LabVIEW
4 3 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
5 1 (0.29%) Spinnaker
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 139 (40.52%) Electronics
2 62 (18.08%) Manufacturing
3 41 (11.95%) Telecoms
4 29 (8.45%) Automotive
5 17 (4.96%) Aerospace
5 17 (4.96%) Finance
6 12 (3.50%) Retail
7 9 (2.62%) Mandarin Language
7 9 (2.62%) Marketing
8 5 (1.46%) Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Avionics
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.62%) CSS
2 4 (1.17%) Web Services
3 2 (0.58%) .NET
3 2 (0.58%) J2EE
3 2 (0.58%) J2SE
3 2 (0.58%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) LDAP
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.29%) WinForms
4 1 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 35 (10.20%) Verilog
3 26 (7.58%) Data Centre
4 25 (7.29%) VHDL
5 24 (7.00%) Computer Science
6 21 (6.12%) Algorithms
6 21 (6.12%) SystemC
7 18 (5.25%) ASIC
8 17 (4.96%) Embedded Systems
9 15 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (2.33%) CCTV
11 8 (2.33%) Digital TV
12 7 (2.04%) Robotics
13 5 (1.46%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
14 4 (1.17%) Replication
15 3 (0.87%) MMIC
16 2 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.12%) Linux
2 20 (5.83%) Windows
3 11 (3.21%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.75%) Unix
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.62%) CAD
2 44 (12.83%) Schematic Capture
3 43 (12.54%) Network Design
4 40 (11.66%) Validation
5 33 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.00%) FPGA Design
7 23 (6.71%) Software Engineering
8 15 (4.37%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (4.37%) Image Processing
8 15 (4.37%) Physics
8 15 (4.37%) Project Management
9 14 (4.08%) Electronic Design Automation
9 14 (4.08%) Use Case
10 13 (3.79%) Mathematics
10 13 (3.79%) Mentoring
11 12 (3.50%) DRM
11 12 (3.50%) Network Management
12 10 (2.92%) Digital Signal Processing
12 10 (2.92%) Security Architecture
12 10 (2.92%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 91 (26.53%) C
2 52 (15.16%) C++
3 31 (9.04%) Embedded C
4 30 (8.75%) Python
5 21 (6.12%) Perl
6 16 (4.66%) Embedded C++
7 14 (4.08%) Assembly Language
8 12 (3.50%) MATLAB
9 8 (2.33%) Java
10 6 (1.75%) C#
10 6 (1.75%) SQL
10 6 (1.75%) Tcl
11 5 (1.46%) Ada
11 5 (1.46%) Delphi
12 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.58%) VBScript
14 1 (0.29%) Fortran
14 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (39.36%) Degree
2 25 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (7.29%) HND
3 21 (6.12%) CCNP
4 12 (3.50%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.92%) HNC
6 9 (2.62%) CCIE
6 9 (2.62%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.33%) PhD
8 7 (2.04%) CCNA
9 6 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.75%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.17%) CCIP
10 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.17%) EMCSA
10 4 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.87%) BICSI Certification
11 3 (0.87%) BICSI RCDD
11 3 (0.87%) CCDP
11 3 (0.87%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) ISO 13485
2 5 (1.46%) Def Stans
2 5 (1.46%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.46%) MISRA
3 4 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.87%) DO-160
4 3 (0.87%) DO-254
4 3 (0.87%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.87%) QA
5 2 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 61 (17.78%) Firmware
2 10 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.33%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.17%) Xen
7 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.58%) vSphere
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
9 1 (0.29%) NDS
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) Cisco CME
1 9 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.17%) SCCM
3 2 (0.58%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.29%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.29%) Terraform
4 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.29%) WMI
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (12.24%) Cisco
2 36 (10.50%) Altera
2 36 (10.50%) Xilinx
3 32 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 29 (8.45%) EMC
5 24 (7.00%) Cadence
6 18 (5.25%) VMware
7 17 (4.96%) Citrix
7 17 (4.96%) Juniper
7 17 (4.96%) Synopsys
8 11 (3.21%) Blue Coat
8 11 (3.21%) CA
9 10 (2.92%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.92%) F5
9 10 (2.92%) Palo Alto
10 9 (2.62%) Prolexic
10 9 (2.62%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.62%) Zscaler
11 5 (1.46%) Freescale
11 5 (1.46%) Intel