Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1077 1112 1269
Rank change year-on-year +35 +157 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 101 110 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.058% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.060% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 51 98 32
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -18.37%
10th Percentile £31,000 £22,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.36% +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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +66 98 £62,500 +8.70% 7
UK excluding London +34 72 £61,250 +11.36% 6
London +34 29 £72,500 +26.09% 1
East of England +42 28 £80,000 - 5
South East +44 25 £51,250 -10.87%
North of England +19 9 £60,000 +71.43% 1
North West -13 5 £60,000 +100.00% 1
South West -11 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Midlands +37 3 £35,000 -3.45%
West Midlands +14 3 £35,000 -3.45%
Scotland -7 3 £43,500 -

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 69 (68.32%) C++
1 69 (68.32%) Python
2 55 (54.46%) Machine Learning
3 51 (50.50%) Algorithms
4 48 (47.52%) PhD
5 46 (45.54%) MATLAB
6 39 (38.61%) Mathematics
7 38 (37.62%) Computer Science
8 37 (36.63%) Java
9 34 (33.66%) Software Engineering
10 27 (26.73%) C
10 27 (26.73%) Artificial Intelligence
10 27 (26.73%) Computer Vision
11 26 (25.74%) Physics
12 21 (20.79%) Perl
13 20 (19.80%) Unix
13 20 (19.80%) Finance
13 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (19.80%) Big Data
14 17 (16.83%) Open Source
14 17 (16.83%) Statistics
14 17 (16.83%) Degree
15 16 (15.84%) Economics
15 16 (15.84%) Linux
15 16 (15.84%) Augmented Reality
15 16 (15.84%) Data Analytics
15 16 (15.84%) R
15 16 (15.84%) Probability Theory
15 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (15.84%) Analytics

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 (7.92%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.97%) SAS
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.93%) GitHub
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.94%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (1.98%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) Internet
2 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.94%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.94%) InfiniBand
4 4 (3.96%) RFID
4 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.96%) Wireless
4 4 (3.96%) ZigBee
5 3 (2.97%) 5G
5 3 (2.97%) BGP
5 3 (2.97%) IPsec
5 3 (2.97%) IPv4
5 3 (2.97%) IPv6
5 3 (2.97%) Network Security
5 3 (2.97%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.80%) Big Data
2 10 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (9.90%) OLAP
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.94%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.97%) Ant
3 3 (2.97%) Maven
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Banking
2 10 (9.90%) Investment Banking
2 10 (9.90%) Retail Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Electronics
3 5 (4.95%) Games
4 3 (2.97%) Military
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.92%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (6.93%) TensorFlow
3 6 (5.94%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (4.95%) OpenCV
4 5 (4.95%) Web Services
5 4 (3.96%) JSON
5 4 (3.96%) REST
5 4 (3.96%) RESTful
5 4 (3.96%) XML
6 1 (0.99%) .NET
6 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.99%) HTML
6 1 (0.99%) Keras
6 1 (0.99%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 51 (50.50%) Algorithms
2 38 (37.62%) Computer Science
3 16 (15.84%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (15.84%) Augmented Reality
4 10 (9.90%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.94%) LIMS
5 6 (5.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.95%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (3.96%) Arduino
7 4 (3.96%) Internet of Things
7 4 (3.96%) Machine to Machine
7 4 (3.96%) Raspberry Pi
7 4 (3.96%) Smart Home
8 3 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.98%) CUDA
9 2 (1.98%) GPGPU
9 2 (1.98%) Robotics
10 1 (0.99%) Blog
10 1 (0.99%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.99%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Unix
2 16 (15.84%) Linux
3 5 (4.95%) Android
3 5 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.96%) Windows
5 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.97%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.99%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) Machine Learning
2 39 (38.61%) Mathematics
3 34 (33.66%) Software Engineering
4 27 (26.73%) Artificial Intelligence
4 27 (26.73%) Computer Vision
5 26 (25.74%) Physics
6 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (16.83%) Open Source
7 17 (16.83%) Statistics
8 16 (15.84%) Analytics
8 16 (15.84%) Creative Thinking
8 16 (15.84%) Data Analytics
8 16 (15.84%) Economics
8 16 (15.84%) Probability Theory
9 15 (14.85%) Image Processing
10 11 (10.89%) Biology
10 11 (10.89%) Quantitative Research
11 10 (9.90%) Release Management
11 10 (9.90%) Video Processing
11 10 (9.90%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (68.32%) C++
1 69 (68.32%) Python
2 46 (45.54%) MATLAB
3 37 (36.63%) Java
4 27 (26.73%) C
5 21 (20.79%) Perl
6 16 (15.84%) Julia
6 16 (15.84%) R
7 14 (13.86%) SQL
8 10 (9.90%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.94%) C#
10 3 (2.97%) AppleScript
10 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.97%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.97%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.97%) PHP
10 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (47.52%) PhD
2 17 (16.83%) Degree
3 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) Master's Degree
4 5 (4.95%) Postgraduate
5 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) RHCE
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 6 (5.94%) Ceph
2 6 (5.94%) GPFS
3 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Ansible
1 6 (5.94%) Grafana
1 6 (5.94%) Icinga
1 6 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) Oracle
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.94%) Google
3 6 (5.94%) Intel
3 6 (5.94%) SaltStack
4 4 (3.96%) Sigfox
5 3 (2.97%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.99%) VMware