The median annual salary for a Research Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 860 948
Rank change year-on-year +15 +88  
Permanent jobs requiring a Research Engineer 38 63 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.064% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.066% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 18 54 24
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £68,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Research Engineer in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 14 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 24 June 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 +35 38 £55,000 - 7
London +29 13 £65,000 -11.86% 1
East of England +7 10 £80,000 +77.77% 3
Cambridge - 10 £80,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 10 £80,000 - 3
South West +2 8 £50,000 +5.26%
Gloucestershire -4 8 £50,000 +5.26%
South East +29 4 £49,500 -13.91% 3
Cheltenham +9 4 £55,000 +15.78%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £49,500 -10.00% 2
Oxford -8 4 £49,500 -10.00% 2
West Midlands +10 3 £35,000 -
Coventry -9 3 £35,000 -
City of London +22 1 - -

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 57 (60.64%) C++
2 49 (52.13%) Python
3 43 (45.74%) PhD
3 43 (45.74%) Computer Science
4 40 (42.55%) Mathematics
5 39 (41.49%) Machine Learning
6 32 (34.04%) MATLAB
6 32 (34.04%) Algorithms
7 29 (30.85%) C
7 29 (30.85%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (29.79%) Java
9 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
10 23 (24.47%) Software Engineering
11 22 (23.40%) Linux
11 22 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
12 21 (22.34%) Android
12 21 (22.34%) Apple iOS
13 19 (20.21%) Physics
13 19 (20.21%) Windows
14 18 (19.15%) Mac OS X
14 18 (19.15%) C#
14 18 (19.15%) Big Data
15 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.09%) Cryptography
16 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (15.96%) Augmented Reality
18 14 (14.89%) Image Processing
18 14 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
19 12 (12.77%) Deep Learning
20 11 (11.70%) Games

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 7 (7.45%) OpenStack
2 6 (6.38%) SAS
3 3 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.06%) DNN
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) Big Data
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.19%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (3.19%) GIS
2 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.19%) QGIS
3 2 (2.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.06%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.13%) Ant
2 2 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (1.06%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (1.06%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (11.70%) Games
2 9 (9.57%) Electronics
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Finance
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Military
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) Natural Language Processing
2 5 (5.32%) TensorFlow
3 4 (4.26%) Theano
4 3 (3.19%) OpenCV
5 2 (2.13%) CSS
5 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.13%) Java EE
5 2 (2.13%) Keras
5 2 (2.13%) RESTful
5 2 (2.13%) Torch
5 2 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.06%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.06%) D3.js
6 1 (1.06%) Node.js
6 1 (1.06%) REST
6 1 (1.06%) STL
6 1 (1.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 43 (45.74%) Computer Science
2 32 (34.04%) Algorithms
3 16 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (15.96%) Augmented Reality
5 8 (8.51%) Blog
6 5 (5.32%) Robotics
7 2 (2.13%) CUDA
7 2 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.13%) GPGPU
7 2 (2.13%) Smart City
8 1 (1.06%) Bitcoin
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Linux
2 21 (22.34%) Android
2 21 (22.34%) Apple iOS
3 19 (20.21%) Windows
4 18 (19.15%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.32%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.55%) Mathematics
2 39 (41.49%) Machine Learning
3 29 (30.85%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (24.47%) Software Engineering
5 22 (23.40%) Reverse Engineering
6 19 (20.21%) Physics
7 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (18.09%) Cryptography
8 14 (14.89%) Artificial Intelligence
8 14 (14.89%) Image Processing
9 12 (12.77%) Deep Learning
10 11 (11.70%) Computer Vision
11 10 (10.64%) Visualisation
12 9 (9.57%) Biology
13 8 (8.51%) Analytics
13 8 (8.51%) Data Analytics
14 7 (7.45%) Data Management
15 6 (6.38%) TDD
16 5 (5.32%) Distributed Algorithms
16 5 (5.32%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.64%) C++
2 49 (52.13%) Python
3 32 (34.04%) MATLAB
4 29 (30.85%) C
5 28 (29.79%) Java
6 18 (19.15%) C#
7 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.51%) R
7 8 (8.51%) Scala
8 5 (5.32%) Perl
8 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.26%) SQL
10 3 (3.19%) Julia
10 3 (3.19%) VB
11 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (45.74%) PhD
2 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.57%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.51%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Slurm Workload Manager
Vendors
1 6 (6.38%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.06%) SAP
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