Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 852 905 877
Rank change year-on-year +53 -28 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 221 262 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 164 192 248
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,218 £28,750 £31,850
90th Percentile £64,625 £71,125 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +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 131,568 157,903 166,839
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,883 127,278 133,684
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the UK

Design Engineer
Top 12 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 15 October 2019. 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 +74 191 £50,000 +11.11% 229
UK excluding London +23 185 £47,500 +5.56% 237
South East +17 70 £45,000 -5.26% 54
South West +4 37 £50,000 +11.11% 42
London +99 25 £60,000 - 13
Midlands +37 24 £52,500 +31.25% 51
East of England +80 23 £47,500 +18.75% 43
Scotland +24 19 £37,500 -16.67% 13
West Midlands +32 18 £60,000 +39.53% 28
North West +39 12 £60,000 +23.08% 17
North of England +9 12 £60,000 +33.33% 29
East Midlands +23 6 £40,000 +10.34% 23

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 74 (33.48%) Electronics
2 73 (33.03%) Degree
3 41 (18.55%) Network Design
4 38 (17.19%) Cisco
5 35 (15.84%) Mentoring
6 34 (15.38%) Firmware
7 33 (14.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 32 (14.48%) Security Cleared
8 32 (14.48%) C
9 29 (13.12%) Microsoft
9 29 (13.12%) Firewall
9 29 (13.12%) Manufacturing
10 24 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (10.86%) Linux
11 23 (10.41%) CAD
11 23 (10.41%) Telecoms
12 22 (9.95%) WAN
13 21 (9.50%) EMC
13 21 (9.50%) C++
13 21 (9.50%) Schematic Capture
13 21 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 21 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
14 20 (9.05%) Automotive
15 19 (8.60%) Wireless
15 19 (8.60%) FPGA Design
16 18 (8.14%) VMware
16 18 (8.14%) Windows
16 18 (8.14%) Embedded C
17 17 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
17 17 (7.69%) MATLAB

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 12 (5.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.79%) SOLIDWORKS
2 9 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.26%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.26%) OrCAD
5 4 (1.81%) Windchill
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) AWS
1 4 (1.81%) Azure
1 4 (1.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.12%) Firewall
2 22 (9.95%) WAN
3 21 (9.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (8.60%) Wireless
5 17 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (6.33%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.88%) Bluetooth
7 13 (5.88%) Ethernet
7 13 (5.88%) MPLS
7 13 (5.88%) RS-232
8 12 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (5.43%) Unified Communications
9 11 (4.98%) RS-485
10 10 (4.52%) BGP
10 10 (4.52%) ZigBee
11 7 (3.17%) LAN
11 7 (3.17%) NFC
11 7 (3.17%) SDH
11 7 (3.17%) VXLAN
12 5 (2.26%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.90%) Semantic Layer
2 2 (0.90%) Sisense
3 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.17%) Eclipse
1 7 (3.17%) GCC
1 7 (3.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.81%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.90%) JIRA
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.45%) CMake
General
1 74 (33.48%) Electronics
2 29 (13.12%) Manufacturing
3 23 (10.41%) Telecoms
4 20 (9.05%) Automotive
5 8 (3.62%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.17%) Military
7 6 (2.71%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.71%) Marketing
8 4 (1.81%) Finance
9 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 2 (0.90%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.98%) .NET
2 8 (3.62%) Qt
3 1 (0.45%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 16 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.33%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (5.88%) VHDL
5 11 (4.98%) CCTV
6 10 (4.52%) ASIC
6 10 (4.52%) Driving Licence
6 10 (4.52%) Lidar
6 10 (4.52%) Robotics
6 10 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.07%) Verilog
8 7 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 7 (3.17%) e-Learning
8 7 (3.17%) Optoelectronics
9 6 (2.71%) Digital TV
10 5 (2.26%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.81%) CPLD
12 3 (1.36%) CAN bus
13 2 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.86%) Linux
2 18 (8.14%) Windows
3 16 (7.24%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.26%) Android
6 3 (1.36%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.90%) Unix
8 1 (0.45%) CentOS
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.55%) Network Design
2 35 (15.84%) Mentoring
3 23 (10.41%) CAD
4 21 (9.50%) Schematic Capture
4 21 (9.50%) Technical Leadership
5 19 (8.60%) FPGA Design
6 17 (7.69%) Signal Processing
7 16 (7.24%) ITIL
7 16 (7.24%) Validation
8 14 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (5.88%) Finite Element Analysis
10 12 (5.43%) Data Protection
10 12 (5.43%) IC Design
10 12 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (5.43%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (5.43%) Software Architecture
11 10 (4.52%) FMEA
11 10 (4.52%) PDM
11 10 (4.52%) Prototyping
11 10 (4.52%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.48%) C
2 21 (9.50%) C++
3 18 (8.14%) Embedded C
4 17 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 14 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.43%) C#
7 11 (4.98%) Python
7 11 (4.98%) SQL
8 7 (3.17%) Tcl
9 6 (2.71%) Perl
10 5 (2.26%) C-shell
10 5 (2.26%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (33.03%) Degree
2 32 (14.48%) Security Cleared
3 24 (10.86%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (6.79%) CCNP
4 15 (6.79%) HND
5 12 (5.43%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.07%) CCIE
7 8 (3.62%) CCNA
8 7 (3.17%) HNC
9 6 (2.71%) CCDP
9 6 (2.71%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.26%) PhD
10 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.36%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.36%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.90%) BICSI RCDD
12 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.90%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.90%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.90%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 34 (15.38%) Firmware
2 16 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) SCCM
1 12 (5.43%) SCOM
2 4 (1.81%) Ansible
2 4 (1.81%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 38 (17.19%) Cisco
2 29 (13.12%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.50%) EMC
4 18 (8.14%) VMware
5 11 (4.98%) Juniper
6 7 (3.17%) Virgin Media
7 4 (1.81%) Altera
7 4 (1.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.81%) Ciena
7 4 (1.81%) Xilinx
8 3 (1.36%) Nokia
9 2 (0.90%) Cadence
9 2 (0.90%) Citrix
9 2 (0.90%) F5
9 2 (0.90%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.90%) Meraki
9 2 (0.90%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) Synopsys