Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 804 780
Rank change year-on-year -84 -24 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 301 449 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 230 376 361
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 14 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 23 November 2017. 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 -99 279 £47,500 +5.56% 36
UK excluding London -39 253 £47,500 +10.47% 37
South East +1 89 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Midlands +6 56 £45,000 +28.57% 7
East of England -5 46 £50,000 - 3
London -48 42 £65,000 -3.70%
West Midlands -6 29 £55,000 +57.14% 4
North of England -5 28 £55,000 +46.67% 12
East Midlands +35 27 £41,250 +17.86% 3
South West 0 25 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire +21 18 £55,000 +46.67% 2
Scotland -10 14 £57,500 +4.55% 1
North West -21 10 £45,000 - 9
Wales +16 3 £36,000 +4.35%

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 104 (34.55%) Degree
2 82 (27.24%) Electronics
2 82 (27.24%) Cisco
3 73 (24.25%) C
4 62 (20.60%) Manufacturing
5 60 (19.93%) CAD
6 58 (19.27%) Network Design
7 54 (17.94%) EMC
8 44 (14.62%) Windows
9 40 (13.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 39 (12.96%) Finance
11 38 (12.62%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
12 36 (11.96%) Firewall
13 35 (11.63%) Telecoms
13 35 (11.63%) Schematic Capture
14 34 (11.30%) VHDL
14 34 (11.30%) BGP
14 34 (11.30%) Linux
15 31 (10.30%) OSPF
16 29 (9.63%) Microsoft
17 28 (9.30%) CCNP
17 28 (9.30%) C++
18 27 (8.97%) Juniper
18 27 (8.97%) CCIE
18 27 (8.97%) SOLIDWORKS
19 26 (8.64%) Security Cleared
20 25 (8.31%) Validation
20 25 (8.31%) Wireless
21 24 (7.97%) Cisco ASA

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 18 (5.98%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.66%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (8.97%) SOLIDWORKS
2 16 (5.32%) AutoCAD
3 9 (2.99%) PTC Creo
4 8 (2.66%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 7 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.99%) Autodesk Inventor
6 6 (1.99%) Autodesk Smoke
6 6 (1.99%) Revit
7 5 (1.66%) OrCAD
8 4 (1.33%) CATIA
9 3 (1.00%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.66%) IaaS
3 8 (2.66%) PaaS
4 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.96%) Firewall
2 34 (11.30%) BGP
3 31 (10.30%) OSPF
4 25 (8.31%) Wireless
5 24 (7.97%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (6.64%) WAN
7 19 (6.31%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (6.31%) MPLS
8 18 (5.98%) LAN
8 18 (5.98%) Skype
8 18 (5.98%) Unified Communications
9 17 (5.65%) VPN
10 15 (4.98%) Ethernet
11 14 (4.65%) VLAN
12 11 (3.65%) IGMP
12 11 (3.65%) Multicast
12 11 (3.65%) SAN
13 10 (3.32%) Broadband
13 10 (3.32%) Junos
14 9 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.66%) Subversion
2 7 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (1.99%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.99%) Gradle
3 6 (1.99%) IntelliJ
3 6 (1.99%) JMeter
4 5 (1.66%) JIRA
5 4 (1.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.00%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.33%) Redmine
7 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (27.24%) Electronics
2 62 (20.60%) Manufacturing
3 39 (12.96%) Finance
4 35 (11.63%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.98%) Banking
6 16 (5.32%) Marketing
7 15 (4.98%) Investment Banking
7 15 (4.98%) Multimedia
8 14 (4.65%) Retail Banking
9 13 (4.32%) Automotive
10 11 (3.65%) Retail
11 9 (2.99%) Aerospace
12 6 (1.99%) Publishing
13 3 (1.00%) Military
14 2 (0.66%) Advertising
14 2 (0.66%) German Language
14 2 (0.66%) Law
14 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.33%) Arabic Language
15 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.66%) SAML
1 8 (2.66%) XMPP
2 7 (2.33%) RESTful
2 7 (2.33%) XML
3 6 (1.99%) Apache Flex
3 6 (1.99%) Hibernate
3 6 (1.99%) Spring
3 6 (1.99%) Web Services
3 6 (1.99%) XSD
4 2 (0.66%) Middleware
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) WCF
5 1 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 38 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (11.30%) VHDL
4 16 (5.32%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.65%) ASIC
6 10 (3.32%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.32%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (2.66%) PKI
8 8 (2.66%) Verilog
9 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.66%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.66%) Smart Home
10 3 (1.00%) Acoustics
10 3 (1.00%) Optoelectronics
11 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.66%) User Experience
12 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.62%) Windows
2 34 (11.30%) Linux
3 18 (5.98%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.32%) Unix
5 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.93%) CAD
2 58 (19.27%) Network Design
3 35 (11.63%) Schematic Capture
4 25 (8.31%) Validation
5 22 (7.31%) Mentoring
6 19 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.31%) Project Management
7 18 (5.98%) Collaborative Working
8 16 (5.32%) Embedded Software Development
9 15 (4.98%) Asset Management
9 15 (4.98%) Wealth Management
10 14 (4.65%) FPGA Design
10 14 (4.65%) Physics
10 14 (4.65%) Prototyping
11 11 (3.65%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (3.65%) IC Design
11 11 (3.65%) OO
11 11 (3.65%) Workflow
12 10 (3.32%) Project Planning
13 8 (2.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (24.25%) C
2 28 (9.30%) C++
3 20 (6.64%) Embedded C
4 14 (4.65%) Python
5 12 (3.99%) C#
6 10 (3.32%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.99%) SQL
8 7 (2.33%) Java
9 6 (1.99%) Groovy
9 6 (1.99%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.00%) VC++
11 2 (0.66%) Perl
12 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.33%) Korn
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (34.55%) Degree
2 38 (12.62%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (9.30%) CCNP
4 27 (8.97%) CCIE
5 26 (8.64%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.31%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.65%) HND
8 11 (3.65%) HNC
9 10 (3.32%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.32%) JNCIE
9 10 (3.32%) JNCIP
10 9 (2.99%) CCIP
11 8 (2.66%) PhD
12 3 (1.00%) CCNA
12 3 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.66%) CCDP
13 2 (0.66%) CISSP
13 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.66%) GIAC
14 1 (0.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) MISRA
2 6 (1.99%) SLA
3 5 (1.66%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.00%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.66%) DO-254
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 19 (6.31%) Firmware
2 11 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.33%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Samba
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (1.66%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.66%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.33%) Nagios
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (27.24%) Cisco
2 54 (17.94%) EMC
3 29 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.97%) Juniper
5 17 (5.65%) Polycom
6 15 (4.98%) VMware
7 12 (3.99%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.32%) Fortinet
8 10 (3.32%) SAP
9 9 (2.99%) Cadence
10 8 (2.66%) Xilinx
11 7 (2.33%) Concur
12 6 (1.99%) Atmel
12 6 (1.99%) Huawei
12 6 (1.99%) Nokia
12 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.66%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.66%) F5
13 5 (1.66%) McAfee
13 5 (1.66%) Oracle