Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Research Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1053 1119 1176
Rank change year-on-year +66 +57 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 127 92 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.052% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.054% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 91 55 97
UK median annual salary £55,000 £49,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +37.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £132,500 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +35.71%

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 168,445 170,561 196,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.20% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,331 139,111 164,687
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Research Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Research Engineer.

Salary trend for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Research Engineer over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 +70 125 £55,000 +11.11% 9
UK excluding London +22 92 £50,000 +3.09% 8
South East +22 39 £50,000 +5.82% 3
East of England +20 37 £52,500 -32.26% 3
London +29 35 £82,500 +26.92% 1
South West -8 13 £37,500 -21.05% 2
North West +23 1 £40,000 -30.43%
North of England +12 1 £40,000 -30.43%
Northern Ireland - 1 £25,500 -
Wales - 1 £35,000 -

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Research 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 Research Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (70.08%) C++
2 80 (62.99%) Python
3 76 (59.84%) Machine Learning
4 72 (56.69%) PhD
5 68 (53.54%) Algorithms
6 62 (48.82%) Computer Science
7 53 (41.73%) Artificial Intelligence
8 46 (36.22%) Software Engineering
9 45 (35.43%) Degree
10 40 (31.50%) MATLAB
11 37 (29.13%) TensorFlow
11 37 (29.13%) Data Science
12 35 (27.56%) Deep Learning
12 35 (27.56%) C
12 35 (27.56%) Mathematics
13 33 (25.98%) Physics
13 33 (25.98%) Neural Network
14 27 (21.26%) Java
15 25 (19.69%) Natural Language Processing
15 25 (19.69%) Signal Processing
15 25 (19.69%) Computer Vision
16 22 (17.32%) Probabilistic Modelling
16 22 (17.32%) Bayesian Methods
17 18 (14.17%) Statistics
18 16 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
19 14 (11.02%) Image Processing
19 14 (11.02%) CUDA
19 14 (11.02%) Linux
19 14 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
20 13 (10.24%) R

Research 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 8 (6.30%) DNN
2 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Chatbot
2 4 (3.15%) Weka
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.72%) Wireless
2 4 (3.15%) 802.11
2 4 (3.15%) Ethernet
2 4 (3.15%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.51%) Big Data
2 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.57%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 12 (9.45%) Electronics
2 10 (7.87%) Publishing
3 8 (6.30%) Finance
4 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.94%) Automotive
5 5 (3.94%) Games
6 4 (3.15%) Banking
7 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.57%) Law
8 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.13%) TensorFlow
2 25 (19.69%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (7.09%) Keras
3 9 (7.09%) scikit-learn
4 7 (5.51%) OpenCL
5 6 (4.72%) Theano
5 6 (4.72%) Torch
6 4 (3.15%) .NET
6 4 (3.15%) 802.1X
7 3 (2.36%) Redux
8 2 (1.57%) OpenCV
9 1 (0.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.79%) LINQ
9 1 (0.79%) STL
9 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (53.54%) Algorithms
2 62 (48.82%) Computer Science
3 14 (11.02%) CUDA
4 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.87%) Fintech
5 10 (7.87%) Social Media
6 9 (7.09%) Smart City
7 8 (6.30%) Data Structures
8 7 (5.51%) Robotics
9 6 (4.72%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (3.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (3.15%) Grid Computing
10 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
10 4 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.57%) Cyberattack
11 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.02%) Linux
2 8 (6.30%) Windows
3 6 (4.72%) Robot Operating System
4 4 (3.15%) Android
4 4 (3.15%) Unix
5 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) CentOS
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (59.84%) Machine Learning
2 53 (41.73%) Artificial Intelligence
3 46 (36.22%) Software Engineering
4 37 (29.13%) Data Science
5 35 (27.56%) Deep Learning
5 35 (27.56%) Mathematics
6 33 (25.98%) Neural Network
6 33 (25.98%) Physics
7 25 (19.69%) Computer Vision
7 25 (19.69%) Signal Processing
8 22 (17.32%) Bayesian Methods
8 22 (17.32%) Probabilistic Modelling
9 18 (14.17%) Statistics
10 14 (11.02%) Image Processing
10 14 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (9.45%) Digital Signal Processing
12 11 (8.66%) Analytics
13 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (7.87%) Reinforcement Learning
13 10 (7.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (70.08%) C++
2 80 (62.99%) Python
3 40 (31.50%) MATLAB
4 35 (27.56%) C
5 27 (21.26%) Java
6 13 (10.24%) R
7 11 (8.66%) Embedded C
7 11 (8.66%) SQL
8 10 (7.87%) C#
9 7 (5.51%) Embedded C++
10 5 (3.94%) Julia
11 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.36%) Scala
13 2 (1.57%) Fortran
14 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.79%) F#
Qualifications
1 72 (56.69%) PhD
2 45 (35.43%) Degree
3 16 (12.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (7.87%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Ansible
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (5.51%) Google
2 3 (2.36%) Capita
3 1 (0.79%) ANSYS
3 1 (0.79%) IBM
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.79%) Red Hat