Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 927 790 856
Rank change year-on-year -137 +66 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 261 413 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 197 341 306
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -5.56%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -131 240 £47,500 +5.56% 136
UK excluding London -95 215 £47,500 +7.95% 137
South East -25 66 £45,000 -10.00% 35
East of England -10 49 £55,000 +10.00% 33
London -32 42 £65,000 +8.33% 9
North of England -27 30 £52,500 +40.00% 19
South West +9 28 £46,000 -3.16% 12
Midlands -42 27 £41,250 +3.13% 28
North West -15 17 £52,500 +45.83% 11
East Midlands -3 15 £41,250 +6.45% 4
Yorkshire -7 12 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Scotland -42 12 £52,500 -4.55% 8
West Midlands -62 11 £42,500 -1.16% 24
Wales +9 3 £36,000 +6.67% 2
North East -26 1 £45,000 +28.57% 2

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 98 (37.55%) Degree
2 76 (29.12%) Electronics
3 71 (27.20%) C
4 56 (21.46%) Cisco
5 46 (17.62%) Network Design
6 45 (17.24%) Finance
7 43 (16.48%) C++
8 42 (16.09%) CAD
9 40 (15.33%) Manufacturing
10 35 (13.41%) Windows
10 35 (13.41%) Linux
11 31 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (11.11%) Telecoms
13 27 (10.34%) EMC
13 27 (10.34%) Python
14 26 (9.96%) Firmware
15 25 (9.58%) Validation
15 25 (9.58%) Firewall
15 25 (9.58%) VHDL
15 25 (9.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 24 (9.20%) Juniper
16 24 (9.20%) Schematic Capture
17 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (8.43%) MPLS
17 22 (8.43%) SOLIDWORKS
18 21 (8.05%) Banking
19 20 (7.66%) CCNP
20 18 (6.90%) Physics
20 18 (6.90%) Wealth Management
20 18 (6.90%) Investment Banking

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 17 (6.51%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.92%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (8.43%) SOLIDWORKS
2 11 (4.21%) AutoCAD
3 8 (3.07%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 8 (3.07%) PTC Creo
4 5 (1.92%) OrCAD
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.53%) Simulink
6 3 (1.15%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.15%) CATIA
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.38%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.58%) Firewall
2 22 (8.43%) MPLS
3 18 (6.90%) BGP
4 17 (6.51%) Skype
4 17 (6.51%) Unified Communications
5 14 (5.36%) Wireless
6 13 (4.98%) VPN
7 12 (4.60%) Ethernet
8 10 (3.83%) VLAN
9 9 (3.45%) OSPF
10 8 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.07%) Internet
10 8 (3.07%) LAN
11 7 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.92%) DWDM
13 5 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (1.92%) Network Security
14 4 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (1.53%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (1.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.15%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.77%) Gradle
4 2 (0.77%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.77%) JMeter
4 2 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (29.12%) Electronics
2 45 (17.24%) Finance
3 40 (15.33%) Manufacturing
4 29 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 21 (8.05%) Banking
6 18 (6.90%) Investment Banking
7 15 (5.75%) Marketing
8 14 (5.36%) Automotive
8 14 (5.36%) Multimedia
9 13 (4.98%) Retail Banking
10 6 (2.30%) Aerospace
10 6 (2.30%) Law
11 2 (0.77%) Publishing
12 1 (0.38%) German Language
12 1 (0.38%) Legal
12 1 (0.38%) Military
12 1 (0.38%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.15%) Apache Flex
1 3 (1.15%) RESTful
1 3 (1.15%) XML
2 2 (0.77%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.77%) J2EE
2 2 (0.77%) J2SE
2 2 (0.77%) Middleware
2 2 (0.77%) Spring
2 2 (0.77%) Web Services
2 2 (0.77%) XSD
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) HTML
3 1 (0.38%) OLE
3 1 (0.38%) WinForms
3 1 (0.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 25 (9.58%) VHDL
2 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.75%) Algorithms
4 14 (5.36%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.98%) Verilog
6 12 (4.60%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (4.21%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.07%) ASIC
9 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.92%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.92%) Smart Home
10 5 (1.92%) SystemC
11 4 (1.53%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.53%) Optoelectronics
12 3 (1.15%) CCTV
13 2 (0.77%) CAN bus
13 2 (0.77%) Fintech
13 2 (0.77%) Robotics
13 2 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.41%) Linux
1 35 (13.41%) Windows
2 18 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (6.13%) Unix
4 3 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Android
5 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.62%) Network Design
2 42 (16.09%) CAD
3 25 (9.58%) Validation
4 24 (9.20%) Schematic Capture
5 18 (6.90%) Physics
5 18 (6.90%) Project Management
5 18 (6.90%) Wealth Management
6 17 (6.51%) Prototyping
7 16 (6.13%) Collaborative Working
7 16 (6.13%) Mentoring
8 15 (5.75%) Asset Management
8 15 (5.75%) IC Design
8 15 (5.75%) Project Planning
9 13 (4.98%) Mathematics
10 12 (4.60%) Embedded Software Development
10 12 (4.60%) FPGA Design
10 12 (4.60%) Software Engineering
11 10 (3.83%) Information Security
12 9 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (3.07%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.20%) C
2 43 (16.48%) C++
3 27 (10.34%) Python
4 18 (6.90%) Embedded C
5 13 (4.98%) MATLAB
6 10 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.07%) Perl
8 7 (2.68%) Java
9 6 (2.30%) C#
9 6 (2.30%) Tcl
10 5 (1.92%) Embedded C++
10 5 (1.92%) SQL
11 3 (1.15%) Ada
12 2 (0.77%) Groovy
12 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.38%) AWK
13 1 (0.38%) Fortran
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 98 (37.55%) Degree
2 31 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (7.66%) CCNP
4 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.75%) CCIE
6 14 (5.36%) PhD
7 13 (4.98%) HND
7 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.83%) JNCIE
8 10 (3.83%) JNCIP
9 9 (3.45%) CCIP
9 9 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 8 (3.07%) CCNA
11 7 (2.68%) HNC
12 6 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.53%) CCDP
14 3 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
14 3 (1.15%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.38%) CCIE Service Provider
15 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.45%) MISRA
2 8 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (2.30%) Def Stans
4 5 (1.92%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.15%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.38%) DO-254
6 1 (0.38%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 26 (9.96%) Firmware
2 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Docker
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Ansible
1 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (21.46%) Cisco
2 27 (10.34%) EMC
3 24 (9.20%) Juniper
4 16 (6.13%) Polycom
5 11 (4.21%) Cadence
6 9 (3.45%) Xilinx
7 8 (3.07%) Altera
8 7 (2.68%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.92%) IBM
9 5 (1.92%) Synopsys
10 4 (1.53%) Dell
10 4 (1.53%) SAP
11 3 (1.15%) Arista
11 3 (1.15%) Concur
11 3 (1.15%) Mentor Graphics
12 2 (0.77%) Autodesk
12 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.77%) Citrix
12 2 (0.77%) F5
12 2 (0.77%) WorldPay