Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 889 928 781
Rank change year-on-year +39 -147 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 229 252 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 160 184 360
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,225 £30,950
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 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 +42 198 £47,500 +3.26% 299
UK excluding London +41 184 £45,000 - 321
South East +49 75 £43,750 +4.17% 99
London +55 38 £57,500 -11.54% 16
Midlands +18 26 £43,000 +4.24% 50
Scotland +23 25 £52,500 -8.70% 26
North of England +35 24 £50,000 -4.76% 39
East of England +9 21 £37,500 -31.82% 44
North West +29 15 £50,000 -9.09% 22
East Midlands +16 15 £32,500 -21.21% 17
South West +1 13 £45,000 -2.17% 54
West Midlands +36 11 £50,000 +17.65% 33
Yorkshire +25 6 £62,303 +18.67% 10
North East - 3 £38,750 - 7

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 105 (45.85%) Degree
2 68 (29.69%) Electronics
3 40 (17.47%) Manufacturing
4 34 (14.85%) C
5 31 (13.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 28 (12.23%) Cisco
6 28 (12.23%) CAD
7 27 (11.79%) Telecoms
8 25 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.04%) Automotive
9 23 (10.04%) Firmware
9 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
10 21 (9.17%) Schematic Capture
11 20 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (8.73%) Network Design
12 19 (8.30%) EMC
13 18 (7.86%) CCNP
13 18 (7.86%) C++
13 18 (7.86%) VHDL
13 18 (7.86%) Verilog
13 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
14 17 (7.42%) Project Management
15 16 (6.99%) FPGA Design
15 16 (6.99%) Master's Degree
16 15 (6.55%) Aerospace
16 15 (6.55%) Windows
16 15 (6.55%) Active Directory
16 15 (6.55%) Embedded C
16 15 (6.55%) Security Cleared
17 14 (6.11%) Computer Science

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 7 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.44%) JBoss
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.49%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.31%) AutoCAD
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.31%) OrCAD
4 2 (0.87%) Simulink
5 1 (0.44%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.44%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.44%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.37%) Office 365
2 8 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.62%) PaaS
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.87%) IaaS
6 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.11%) VoIP
2 13 (5.68%) Firewall
3 11 (4.80%) MPLS
3 11 (4.80%) VoLTE
3 11 (4.80%) VoWiFi
4 10 (4.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (4.37%) Ethernet
5 9 (3.93%) LAN
5 9 (3.93%) Network Security
5 9 (3.93%) WAN
6 8 (3.49%) Wireless
7 7 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (2.62%) VPLS
9 5 (2.18%) Sourcefire
9 5 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.75%) Bluetooth
10 4 (1.75%) Modbus
10 4 (1.75%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.62%) HBase
1 6 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.44%) Hazelcast
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.44%) JIRA
1 1 (0.44%) LabVIEW
1 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.44%) TortoiseSVN
1 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 68 (29.69%) Electronics
2 40 (17.47%) Manufacturing
3 27 (11.79%) Telecoms
4 23 (10.04%) Automotive
5 15 (6.55%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.62%) Finance
6 6 (2.62%) Marketing
6 6 (2.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.62%) Retail
7 5 (2.18%) Games
8 4 (1.75%) Military
9 3 (1.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.87%) Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.62%) AngularJS
1 6 (2.62%) Node.js
1 6 (2.62%) React
1 6 (2.62%) RESTful
1 6 (2.62%) Web Services
2 2 (0.87%) WPF
3 1 (0.44%) .NET
3 1 (0.44%) JMS
3 1 (0.44%) Middleware
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.44%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.86%) Verilog
2 18 (7.86%) VHDL
3 10 (4.37%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (3.06%) PMI
7 6 (2.62%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.62%) CCTV
7 6 (2.62%) Life Science
8 5 (2.18%) Optoelectronics
9 4 (1.75%) CPLD
10 2 (0.87%) ASIC
10 2 (0.87%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.87%) Robotics
10 2 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.44%) Fintech
11 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.55%) Windows
2 10 (4.37%) Linux
3 5 (2.18%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (2.18%) Unix
3 5 (2.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.44%) Android
4 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.44%) VMS
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (12.23%) CAD
2 25 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (9.17%) Schematic Capture
4 20 (8.73%) Network Design
5 17 (7.42%) Project Management
6 16 (6.99%) FPGA Design
7 14 (6.11%) Computer Science
8 13 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (5.24%) Mechatronics
9 12 (5.24%) Systems Engineering
9 12 (5.24%) Validation
10 10 (4.37%) ITIL
10 10 (4.37%) Software Engineering
11 9 (3.93%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.49%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (3.49%) IC Design
12 8 (3.49%) Requirements Engineering
12 8 (3.49%) Software Deployment
12 8 (3.49%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.85%) C
2 18 (7.86%) C++
3 15 (6.55%) Embedded C
4 11 (4.80%) Python
5 10 (4.37%) Perl
5 10 (4.37%) Tcl
6 6 (2.62%) Embedded C++
7 5 (2.18%) C#
7 5 (2.18%) R
7 5 (2.18%) Ruby
8 4 (1.75%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.31%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.44%) Java
10 1 (0.44%) SQL
10 1 (0.44%) VC++
10 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 105 (45.85%) Degree
2 20 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (7.86%) CCNP
4 16 (6.99%) Master's Degree
5 15 (6.55%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.11%) PhD
7 11 (4.80%) CCNA
8 10 (4.37%) Chartered Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) PMI Certification
9 8 (3.49%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.06%) HNC
10 7 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (2.18%) CCDP
12 5 (2.18%) CCIE
12 5 (2.18%) GIAC
12 5 (2.18%) SANS
13 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.75%) MCSE
13 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.62%) GAMP
2 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.44%) MISRA
3 1 (0.44%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.44%) PMO
3 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 23 (10.04%) Firmware
2 15 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.18%) Snort
4 5 (2.18%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.75%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.44%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.44%) QRadar
3 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (12.23%) Cisco
2 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.30%) EMC
4 13 (5.68%) Xilinx
5 12 (5.24%) Cadence
6 11 (4.80%) BroadSoft
6 11 (4.80%) GENBAND
6 11 (4.80%) Sonus
6 11 (4.80%) VMware
7 9 (3.93%) Juniper
7 9 (3.93%) SAP
8 7 (3.06%) Altera
8 7 (3.06%) F5
9 6 (2.62%) Mentor Graphics
10 5 (2.18%) Citrix
10 5 (2.18%) Kaseya
10 5 (2.18%) Synopsys
11 3 (1.31%) Huawei
11 3 (1.31%) Palo Alto
12 2 (0.87%) Zerto