Period
to 24 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 855 982 1089
Rank change year-on-year +127 +107 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 40 122 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.084% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.087% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 44 103 72
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,476 £31,767 £27,500
90th Percentile £106,750 £110,000 £117,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,403 £35,003 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.29% -22.22% -5.26%

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 88,447 139,451 166,226
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 96.02% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 70,996 110,741 135,184
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Research Engineer.

Salary trend for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Research Engineer over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 9 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 24 May 2020. 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 +115 36 £50,000 -9.09% 3
UK excluding London +126 22 £41,403 +18.29% 2
London +110 18 £70,000 -12.50% 2
South East +74 13 £35,510 -6.97% 1
Work from Home +46 8 £35,510 -45.37%
East of England +86 4 £41,952 -
Scotland - 4 £70,000 - 1
North of England +106 1 £37,060 -1.18%
Yorkshire +94 1 £37,060 -21.98%

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 23 (57.50%) Degree
2 18 (45.00%) Python
3 17 (42.50%) Java
4 16 (40.00%) C++
4 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 13 (32.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 12 (30.00%) Machine Learning
8 11 (27.50%) PhD
9 8 (20.00%) Mathematics
9 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (20.00%) SDLC
10 7 (17.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (15.00%) Kafka
11 6 (15.00%) Deep Learning
11 6 (15.00%) Apache Spark
11 6 (15.00%) Algorithms
11 6 (15.00%) Neural Network
11 6 (15.00%) Validation
12 5 (12.50%) Physics
12 5 (12.50%) Statistics
12 5 (12.50%) Fortran
12 5 (12.50%) Benchmarking
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) OOP
12 5 (12.50%) GitHub
12 5 (12.50%) Robotics
12 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.50%) Data Validation

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 (15.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) GitHub
2 4 (10.00%) AWS
3 3 (7.50%) Azure
4 2 (5.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.50%) Dialogflow
5 1 (2.50%) GCP
5 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.00%) MQTT
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (10.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) GitLab
3 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.50%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.50%) git-flow
4 1 (2.50%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (7.50%) Games
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Front Office
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Kafka
2 4 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (5.00%) NumPy
3 2 (5.00%) OpenCL
3 2 (5.00%) Pandas
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) Java EE
4 1 (2.50%) Keras
4 1 (2.50%) OpenCV
4 1 (2.50%) PyTorch
4 1 (2.50%) SciPy
4 1 (2.50%) SpaCy
4 1 (2.50%) STL
4 1 (2.50%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (12.50%) Robotics
2 5 (12.50%) Wiki
3 4 (10.00%) Hedge funds
4 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.00%) CUDA
5 2 (5.00%) Life Science
6 1 (2.50%) Blog
6 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 13 (32.50%) Artificial Intelligence
4 12 (30.00%) Machine Learning
5 8 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 8 (20.00%) SDLC
6 6 (15.00%) Deep Learning
6 6 (15.00%) Neural Network
6 6 (15.00%) Validation
7 5 (12.50%) Benchmarking
7 5 (12.50%) Data Validation
7 5 (12.50%) OOP
7 5 (12.50%) Physics
7 5 (12.50%) Statistics
7 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.00%) DevOps
8 4 (10.00%) Open Source
8 4 (10.00%) Quantitative Trading
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) Python
2 17 (42.50%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) C++
4 5 (12.50%) Fortran
5 4 (10.00%) C
5 4 (10.00%) C#
5 4 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) Haskell
6 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (5.00%) ML
6 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Rust
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.50%) Go
7 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) R
7 1 (2.50%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Degree
2 11 (27.50%) PhD
3 7 (17.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
1 1 (2.50%) KVM
1 1 (2.50%) LXC
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (2.50%) VMware