The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 908 947
Rank change year-on-year +106 +39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 56 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.044% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.046% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 40 40 24
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +53.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +30.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Research Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 25 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +114 53 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South West +42 23 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Gloucestershire +18 23 £46,250 -2.63% 2
East of England +30 14 £70,000 -9.67% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 12 £75,000 -3.22% 1
Cambridge +12 12 £75,000 -3.22% 1
Cheltenham +14 11 £47,500 - 1
South East +47 8 £43,750 +9.37%
Oxfordshire -2 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Oxford -1 5 £65,000 +85.71%
London +67 4 £44,000 -26.66% 1
West Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
Coventry - 3 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 3 £43,750 -
Scotland - 3 £43,750 -
Hampshire +18 2 £42,500 -26.08%
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £44,000 -
Farnborough - 2 £42,500 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £44,000 -
Chessington +1 1 - -
North West -13 1 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Manchester -24 1 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Cheadle - 1 £55,000 -
Gloucester - 1 £40,000 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £45,000 -

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 66 (68.75%) C++
2 45 (46.88%) PhD
3 40 (41.67%) Machine Learning
4 37 (38.54%) Software Engineering
5 36 (37.50%) Algorithms
6 35 (36.46%) Java
6 35 (36.46%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (33.33%) Mathematics
8 31 (32.29%) Python
9 30 (31.25%) C
10 29 (30.21%) Computer Science
11 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
11 28 (29.17%) MATLAB
12 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (26.04%) C#
14 23 (23.96%) Reverse Engineering
15 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (21.88%) Android
17 20 (20.83%) Apple iOS
17 20 (20.83%) Cryptography
18 19 (19.79%) Linux
19 18 (18.75%) Windows
19 18 (18.75%) R
20 17 (17.71%) Mac OS X
21 15 (15.63%) Computer Vision
22 14 (14.58%) Signal Processing
22 14 (14.58%) Big Data
23 13 (13.54%) OpenCV
23 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
23 13 (13.54%) Degree

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 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
1 3 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.13%) SAS
2 2 (2.08%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.04%) DNN
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) GNU Octave
2 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Internet
1 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) Big Data
2 3 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (3.13%) GIS
2 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.13%) QGIS
3 2 (2.08%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.08%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.33%) Electronics
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Games
3 5 (5.21%) Marketing
3 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) OpenCV
2 11 (11.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 11 (11.46%) STL
3 5 (5.21%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (4.17%) Theano
5 3 (3.13%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.08%) CSS
6 2 (2.08%) HTML
6 2 (2.08%) Java EE
7 1 (1.04%) .NET
7 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.04%) D3.js
7 1 (1.04%) Keras
7 1 (1.04%) Node.js
7 1 (1.04%) REST
7 1 (1.04%) Torch
7 1 (1.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 36 (37.50%) Algorithms
2 29 (30.21%) Computer Science
3 22 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.38%) Augmented Reality
5 5 (5.21%) Blog
6 4 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (3.13%) Semantic Web
8 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.08%) GPGPU
9 1 (1.04%) Bitcoin
9 1 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.04%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Android
2 20 (20.83%) Apple iOS
3 19 (19.79%) Linux
4 18 (18.75%) Windows
5 17 (17.71%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) Machine Learning
2 37 (38.54%) Software Engineering
3 35 (36.46%) Cybersecurity
4 32 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (23.96%) Reverse Engineering
7 20 (20.83%) Cryptography
8 15 (15.63%) Computer Vision
9 14 (14.58%) Signal Processing
10 11 (11.46%) Image Processing
10 11 (11.46%) Physics
11 9 (9.38%) SDLC
12 8 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
12 8 (8.33%) Deep Learning
13 6 (6.25%) TDD
14 5 (5.21%) Distributed Algorithms
14 5 (5.21%) Multithreading
14 5 (5.21%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (5.21%) Reinforcement Learning
14 5 (5.21%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 66 (68.75%) C++
2 35 (36.46%) Java
3 31 (32.29%) Python
4 30 (31.25%) C
5 28 (29.17%) MATLAB
6 25 (26.04%) C#
7 18 (18.75%) R
8 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.21%) Scala
10 4 (4.17%) Objective-C
10 4 (4.17%) Perl
10 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.17%) SQL
10 4 (4.17%) VB
11 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (46.88%) PhD
2 28 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.54%) Degree
3 13 (13.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (3.13%) SAP
1 3 (3.13%) Xamarin
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