Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1074 1096 1227
Rank change year-on-year +22 +131 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 105 92 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.052% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 63 81 42
UK median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £33,500 £22,500 £33,650
90th Percentile £95,000 £63,750 £78,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £47,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.66% +17.50% +33.33%

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +28 102 £62,500 +13.64% 27
UK excluding London +2 68 £60,000 +27.66% 22
London +12 37 £90,000 +63.64% 5
East of England +30 30 £80,000 +81.82% 11
South East +37 21 £52,500 -8.70% 6
North of England +7 11 £60,000 +71.43% 1
North West +2 7 £60,000 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
South West -26 3 £52,500 +13.51% 1
Scotland -31 3 £60,000 +60.00%

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 72 (68.57%) C++
1 72 (68.57%) Python
2 61 (58.10%) Machine Learning
3 58 (55.24%) PhD
4 48 (45.71%) Algorithms
5 36 (34.29%) Mathematics
6 34 (32.38%) Java
6 34 (32.38%) MATLAB
7 30 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 30 (28.57%) Software Engineering
8 28 (26.67%) Degree
8 28 (26.67%) Computer Vision
9 27 (25.71%) C
10 24 (22.86%) R
11 22 (20.95%) Artificial Intelligence
12 21 (20.00%) Physics
12 21 (20.00%) Finance
13 20 (19.05%) Perl
14 19 (18.10%) SQL
14 19 (18.10%) Big Data
15 18 (17.14%) Unix
16 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (16.19%) Natural Language Processing
17 16 (15.24%) Deep Learning
17 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (14.29%) Analytics
18 15 (14.29%) Statistics
19 14 (13.33%) Data Analytics
19 14 (13.33%) Image Processing
20 13 (12.38%) Linux

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 (7.62%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.48%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.67%) GitHub
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.71%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (1.90%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) Internet
1 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.62%) InfiniBand
3 6 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.81%) RFID
4 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.81%) Wireless
4 4 (3.81%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.86%) 5G
5 3 (2.86%) BGP
5 3 (2.86%) IPsec
5 3 (2.86%) IPv4
5 3 (2.86%) IPv6
5 3 (2.86%) Network Security
5 3 (2.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) Big Data
2 10 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.52%) OLAP
2 10 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.90%) GIS
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Spatial Data
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.95%) HBase
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.71%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Electronics
3 12 (11.43%) Banking
4 10 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Military
5 3 (2.86%) Publishing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (6.67%) OpenCV
3 6 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (5.71%) TensorFlow
4 5 (4.76%) HEVC
5 4 (3.81%) JSON
5 4 (3.81%) REST
5 4 (3.81%) XML
6 2 (1.90%) Web Services
7 1 (0.95%) .NET
7 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.95%) HTML
7 1 (0.95%) Kafka
7 1 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (45.71%) Algorithms
2 30 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 16 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (9.52%) Augmented Reality
4 10 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (5.71%) Acoustics
5 6 (5.71%) LIMS
5 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.71%) Robotics
6 5 (4.76%) Fintech
6 5 (4.76%) MPEG
7 4 (3.81%) Arduino
7 4 (3.81%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.81%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (3.81%) Raspberry Pi
7 4 (3.81%) Smart Home
7 4 (3.81%) Social Media
8 3 (2.86%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.90%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.14%) Unix
2 13 (12.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.90%) CentOS
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (58.10%) Machine Learning
2 36 (34.29%) Mathematics
3 30 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 28 (26.67%) Computer Vision
5 22 (20.95%) Artificial Intelligence
6 21 (20.00%) Physics
7 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (15.24%) Deep Learning
9 15 (14.29%) Analytics
9 15 (14.29%) Statistics
10 14 (13.33%) Data Analytics
10 14 (13.33%) Image Processing
11 11 (10.48%) Neural Network
11 11 (10.48%) Quantitative Research
12 10 (9.52%) Creative Thinking
12 10 (9.52%) Economics
12 10 (9.52%) Open Source
12 10 (9.52%) Probability Theory
12 10 (9.52%) Release Management
12 10 (9.52%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (68.57%) C++
1 72 (68.57%) Python
2 34 (32.38%) Java
2 34 (32.38%) MATLAB
3 27 (25.71%) C
4 24 (22.86%) R
5 20 (19.05%) Perl
6 19 (18.10%) SQL
7 10 (9.52%) Julia
7 10 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.81%) C#
9 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.90%) Ruby
11 1 (0.95%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.95%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (55.24%) PhD
2 28 (26.67%) Degree
3 11 (10.48%) Master's Degree
4 6 (5.71%) Postgraduate
5 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.95%) RHCE
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Ceph
1 8 (7.62%) GPFS
1 8 (7.62%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 3 (2.86%) Docker
3 2 (1.90%) NFS
4 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Ansible
1 8 (7.62%) Grafana
1 8 (7.62%) Icinga
2 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Oracle
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) SaltStack
3 7 (6.67%) Google
4 6 (5.71%) Intel
5 4 (3.81%) Sigfox
6 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) IBM
7 1 (0.95%) VMware