Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 863 928
Rank change year-on-year +30 +65 -127
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 339 338 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 263 299 293
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,100 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +12.50%

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 163,107 170,225 191,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.10% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 131,422 137,390 161,434
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +58 309 £45,000 -6.25% 125
UK excluding London +11 307 £45,000 -4.26% 117
South East +21 139 £47,500 -9.52% 30
South West +51 71 £45,000 -10.00% 24
London +18 28 £60,000 -7.69% 15
Midlands -36 27 £40,000 -23.81% 11
East of England +16 24 £50,000 +6.38% 33
North of England +5 19 £42,500 -19.05% 12
West Midlands -8 19 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Scotland -10 15 £45,000 -18.18% 6
Wales +23 12 £42,500 +18.06% 1
North West 0 9 £45,000 +16.88% 4
Yorkshire +20 8 £40,000 -27.27% 6
East Midlands -19 8 £40,000 -0.62% 6
North East - 2 £40,000 - 2

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 137 (40.41%) Electronics
2 133 (39.23%) Degree
3 86 (25.37%) C
4 73 (21.53%) Manufacturing
5 64 (18.88%) Firmware
6 61 (17.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 57 (16.81%) CAD
8 49 (14.45%) C++
9 41 (12.09%) Schematic Capture
10 38 (11.21%) Validation
11 37 (10.91%) Telecoms
12 36 (10.62%) Xilinx
13 35 (10.32%) Microsoft
14 33 (9.73%) Verilog
14 33 (9.73%) Altera
15 31 (9.14%) Cisco
16 30 (8.85%) Embedded C
17 28 (8.26%) Computer Science
18 27 (7.96%) Data Centre
18 27 (7.96%) Automotive
18 27 (7.96%) Network Design
19 26 (7.67%) FPGA Design
20 25 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
21 24 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 24 (7.08%) Software Engineering
21 24 (7.08%) EMC
21 24 (7.08%) Python
22 23 (6.78%) HND
22 23 (6.78%) Linux
22 23 (6.78%) Firewall

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 14 (4.13%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.88%) JBoss
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (6.19%) SOLIDWORKS
2 15 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.95%) OrCAD
4 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (1.77%) AutoCAD
6 5 (1.47%) Autodesk Inventor
6 5 (1.47%) CATIA
6 5 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.47%) Simulink
7 4 (1.18%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.88%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (0.88%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.59%) Windchill
10 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) C-CURE
3 1 (0.29%) DELMIA
3 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.65%) Akamai
3 9 (2.65%) Office 365
4 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.77%) PaaS
6 4 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.78%) Firewall
2 21 (6.19%) LAN
3 17 (5.01%) DNS
3 17 (5.01%) Wireless
4 16 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (4.42%) WAN
6 13 (3.83%) NetScaler
7 12 (3.54%) BGP
7 12 (3.54%) DHCP
8 9 (2.65%) Cisco IPT
9 8 (2.36%) Ethernet
9 8 (2.36%) MPLS
9 8 (2.36%) OSPF
9 8 (2.36%) VoIP
10 7 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.06%) VLAN
11 6 (1.77%) SAN
11 6 (1.77%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (1.77%) VoLTE
11 6 (1.77%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.88%) Hazelcast
1 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
1 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (2.95%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (1.18%) Rational Team Concert
3 3 (0.88%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) Spinnaker
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 137 (40.41%) Electronics
2 73 (21.53%) Manufacturing
3 37 (10.91%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.96%) Automotive
5 17 (5.01%) Retail
6 16 (4.72%) Aerospace
7 11 (3.24%) Finance
7 11 (3.24%) Mandarin Language
8 9 (2.65%) Marketing
9 6 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.88%) Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Avionics
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.95%) CSS
1 10 (2.95%) Web Services
2 4 (1.18%) Middleware
3 3 (0.88%) .NET
3 3 (0.88%) JMS
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.88%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.59%) HTML
4 2 (0.59%) HTML5
4 2 (0.59%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.29%) LDAP
5 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) WinForms
5 1 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 33 (9.73%) Verilog
3 28 (8.26%) Computer Science
4 27 (7.96%) Data Centre
5 22 (6.49%) VHDL
6 19 (5.60%) ASIC
7 18 (5.31%) Algorithms
7 18 (5.31%) SystemC
8 15 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (2.36%) Digital TV
10 8 (2.36%) Management Information System
11 7 (2.06%) PMI
12 6 (1.77%) Life Science
12 6 (1.77%) Robotics
13 5 (1.47%) CCTV
13 5 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (1.18%) Blackberry
14 4 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.78%) Linux
2 20 (5.90%) Windows
3 12 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.88%) Unix
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.81%) CAD
2 41 (12.09%) Schematic Capture
3 38 (11.21%) Validation
4 27 (7.96%) Network Design
5 26 (7.67%) FPGA Design
6 25 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 24 (7.08%) Software Engineering
8 22 (6.49%) Project Management
9 16 (4.72%) Electronic Design Automation
9 16 (4.72%) Image Processing
9 16 (4.72%) Use Case
10 15 (4.42%) Customer Requirements
11 14 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.13%) DRM
12 12 (3.54%) Mentoring
13 11 (3.24%) Network Management
13 11 (3.24%) Physics
14 10 (2.95%) Security Architecture
15 9 (2.65%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.37%) C
2 49 (14.45%) C++
3 30 (8.85%) Embedded C
4 24 (7.08%) Python
5 17 (5.01%) Embedded C++
6 16 (4.72%) Perl
7 15 (4.42%) Assembly Language
8 13 (3.83%) MATLAB
9 9 (2.65%) C#
10 8 (2.36%) Java
10 8 (2.36%) SQL
11 5 (1.47%) Delphi
12 4 (1.18%) Ada
13 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.59%) VBScript
14 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.29%) R
14 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 133 (39.23%) Degree
2 23 (6.78%) HND
3 17 (5.01%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.42%) CCNP
5 9 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (2.65%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.36%) HNC
7 7 (2.06%) Master's Degree
7 7 (2.06%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.06%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.77%) CCIE
8 6 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.18%) EMCSA
9 4 (1.18%) PhD
9 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.88%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (0.88%) BICSI RCDD
10 3 (0.88%) CCDP
11 2 (0.59%) CCNA
11 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.77%) GAMP
1 6 (1.77%) ISO 13485
2 5 (1.47%) Def Stans
3 4 (1.18%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.18%) MISRA
4 3 (0.88%) DO-160
4 3 (0.88%) DO-254
4 3 (0.88%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.88%) QA
5 2 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 64 (18.88%) Firmware
2 16 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.36%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.18%) Docker
6 4 (1.18%) Xen
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.29%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (2.65%) Cisco CME
1 9 (2.65%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.18%) Ansible
2 4 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.29%) Iperf
4 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
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%) vRealize
4 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (10.62%) Xilinx
2 35 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 33 (9.73%) Altera
4 31 (9.14%) Cisco
5 24 (7.08%) EMC
6 18 (5.31%) Cadence
7 17 (5.01%) VMware
8 15 (4.42%) Citrix
9 14 (4.13%) F5
10 13 (3.83%) CA
10 13 (3.83%) Synopsys
11 11 (3.24%) Blue Coat
11 11 (3.24%) Palo Alto
11 11 (3.24%) SAP
12 10 (2.95%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.65%) Juniper
13 9 (2.65%) Prolexic
13 9 (2.65%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.65%) Zscaler
14 6 (1.77%) GENBAND