Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1082 1112 1272
Rank change year-on-year +30 +160 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 116 106 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.056% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.058% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 65 95 30
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,500 £32,375
90th Percentile £85,750 £67,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% +50.00%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in the UK

Research 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 Research Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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 +65 111 £62,500 +8.70% 10
UK excluding London +47 85 £60,000 +9.09% 6
East of England +56 40 £80,000 - 5
London +10 31 £77,500 +34.78% 4
South East +42 25 £57,500 - 1
North of England +11 11 £60,000 +71.43%
North West +3 7 £60,000 +100.00%
Scotland -3 5 £60,000 +60.00%
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Midlands +34 3 £35,000 -6.67%
West Midlands +16 3 £35,000 -6.67%
South West +18 1 £34,000 -32.00%

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Research 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 Research Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (71.55%) C++
2 81 (69.83%) Python
3 68 (58.62%) Machine Learning
4 65 (56.03%) PhD
5 61 (52.59%) Algorithms
6 50 (43.10%) MATLAB
7 47 (40.52%) Mathematics
8 41 (35.34%) Computer Science
9 38 (32.76%) Java
10 35 (30.17%) Software Engineering
11 34 (29.31%) Computer Vision
12 29 (25.00%) C
12 29 (25.00%) Physics
12 29 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (22.41%) Degree
14 21 (18.10%) Big Data
15 20 (17.24%) Image Processing
15 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (17.24%) Perl
15 20 (17.24%) Unix
15 20 (17.24%) Finance
16 19 (16.38%) Statistics
16 19 (16.38%) Augmented Reality
16 19 (16.38%) R
17 17 (14.66%) Open Source
17 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (13.79%) Probability Theory
18 16 (13.79%) Julia
18 16 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
18 16 (13.79%) Economics

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 6 (5.17%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.59%) SAS
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.03%) GitHub
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.17%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (1.72%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) Internet
2 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.17%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.17%) InfiniBand
4 4 (3.45%) RFID
4 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.45%) Wireless
4 4 (3.45%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.59%) 5G
5 3 (2.59%) BGP
5 3 (2.59%) IPsec
5 3 (2.59%) IPv4
5 3 (2.59%) IPv6
5 3 (2.59%) Network Security
5 3 (2.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) Big Data
2 10 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.62%) OLAP
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.72%) GIS
3 2 (1.72%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.17%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.72%) Ant
3 2 (1.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.86%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Banking
2 11 (9.48%) Electronics
3 10 (8.62%) Investment Banking
3 10 (8.62%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Games
4 3 (2.59%) Military
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (6.90%) TensorFlow
3 7 (6.03%) OpenCV
4 6 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (3.45%) HEVC
5 4 (3.45%) JSON
5 4 (3.45%) REST
5 4 (3.45%) Web Services
5 4 (3.45%) XML
6 3 (2.59%) RESTful
7 1 (0.86%) .NET
7 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.86%) HTML
7 1 (0.86%) Keras
7 1 (0.86%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 61 (52.59%) Algorithms
2 41 (35.34%) Computer Science
3 19 (16.38%) Augmented Reality
4 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.03%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (5.17%) LIMS
7 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.17%) Robotics
8 5 (4.31%) Acoustics
9 4 (3.45%) Arduino
9 4 (3.45%) Internet of Things
9 4 (3.45%) Machine to Machine
9 4 (3.45%) MPEG
9 4 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
9 4 (3.45%) Smart Home
10 3 (2.59%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.72%) CUDA
11 2 (1.72%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Unix
2 14 (12.07%) Linux
3 4 (3.45%) Android
3 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.59%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.59%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.62%) Machine Learning
2 47 (40.52%) Mathematics
3 35 (30.17%) Software Engineering
4 34 (29.31%) Computer Vision
5 29 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 29 (25.00%) Physics
6 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (17.24%) Image Processing
7 19 (16.38%) Statistics
8 17 (14.66%) Open Source
9 16 (13.79%) Creative Thinking
9 16 (13.79%) Economics
9 16 (13.79%) Probability Theory
10 14 (12.07%) Analytics
10 14 (12.07%) Data Analytics
11 11 (9.48%) Deep Learning
11 11 (9.48%) Quantitative Research
12 10 (8.62%) Asset Management
12 10 (8.62%) Release Management
12 10 (8.62%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (71.55%) C++
2 81 (69.83%) Python
3 50 (43.10%) MATLAB
4 38 (32.76%) Java
5 29 (25.00%) C
6 20 (17.24%) Perl
7 19 (16.38%) R
8 16 (13.79%) Julia
8 16 (13.79%) SQL
9 10 (8.62%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.31%) C#
10 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.59%) AppleScript
11 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.59%) PHP
12 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (56.03%) PhD
2 26 (22.41%) Degree
3 9 (7.76%) Master's Degree
4 7 (6.03%) Postgraduate
5 6 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.86%) RHCE
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Ceph
1 6 (5.17%) GPFS
1 6 (5.17%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Ansible
1 6 (5.17%) Grafana
1 6 (5.17%) Icinga
1 6 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (8.62%) Oracle
2 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.03%) Google
4 6 (5.17%) Intel
4 6 (5.17%) SaltStack
5 4 (3.45%) Sigfox
6 3 (2.59%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.86%) VMware