Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Design Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Design Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 671 993 1086
Rank change year-on-year +322 +93 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Design Engineer 92 31 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 79 14 37
Median annual salary £55,000 £63,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.73% +15.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +23.81% +10.53%

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 60,484 119,845 143,503
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.59% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,119 97,028 116,143
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Design Engineer over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Design Engineer in the UK

Senior Design 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 Senior Design Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 2021. 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 +302 84 £55,000 -12.00% 31
UK excluding London +258 84 £55,000 -15.38% 31
North of England +125 40 £57,500 -23.33% 6
Yorkshire - 37 £57,500 - 2
Work from Home -47 19 £57,500 -11.54% 2
Midlands +99 17 £42,500 -34.62% 3
West Midlands +85 16 £42,500 -34.62% 1
South East +138 9 £55,000 - 13
East of England +116 9 £52,500 +16.67% 3
South West +81 8 £45,000 - 3
North West +90 3 £55,000 -26.67% 3
London +213 1 £60,000 +29.03% 3
Scotland +37 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £45,000 - 2

Senior Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, Senior Design 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 Senior Design Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (33.70%) Wireless
2 29 (31.52%) 5G
3 23 (25.00%) C
3 23 (25.00%) Degree
4 22 (23.91%) 4G
4 22 (23.91%) Electronics
5 18 (19.57%) Manufacturing
6 16 (17.39%) Validation
6 16 (17.39%) Network Design
7 15 (16.30%) Telecoms
8 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
9 12 (13.04%) Algorithms
10 11 (11.96%) Collaborative Working
10 11 (11.96%) Schematic Capture
10 11 (11.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (11.96%) IC Design
10 11 (11.96%) Cisco
10 11 (11.96%) CCNP
10 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (10.87%) 3G
12 9 (9.78%) Cadence
12 9 (9.78%) WiMAX
12 9 (9.78%) MIMO
12 9 (9.78%) LTE
12 9 (9.78%) Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (8.70%) Master's Degree
14 7 (7.61%) Feasibility Study
14 7 (7.61%) VoIP
14 7 (7.61%) Linux

Senior Design 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 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.09%) EPLAN
2 1 (1.09%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.70%) Wireless
2 29 (31.52%) 5G
3 22 (23.91%) 4G
4 11 (11.96%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (10.87%) 3G
6 9 (9.78%) LTE
6 9 (9.78%) MIMO
6 9 (9.78%) WiMAX
7 7 (7.61%) VoIP
8 6 (6.52%) Firewall
8 6 (6.52%) RFID
9 5 (5.43%) SDH
10 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (4.35%) Network Security
11 2 (2.17%) BGP
11 2 (2.17%) Bluetooth
11 2 (2.17%) MPLS
11 2 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (2.17%) ZigBee
12 1 (1.09%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 22 (23.91%) Electronics
2 18 (19.57%) Manufacturing
3 15 (16.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.17%) Automotive
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Algorithms
2 11 (11.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (7.61%) Verilog
4 6 (6.52%) Optoelectronics
4 6 (6.52%) VLSI
5 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.26%) State Machine
7 2 (2.17%) Analogue Electronics
7 2 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.09%) ASIC
8 1 (1.09%) ASTM
8 1 (1.09%) Life Science
8 1 (1.09%) Smart City
8 1 (1.09%) Smart Energy
8 1 (1.09%) VHDL
8 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Network Design
1 16 (17.39%) Validation
2 14 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.96%) Collaborative Working
3 11 (11.96%) IC Design
3 11 (11.96%) Schematic Capture
4 9 (9.78%) Procure-to-Pay
5 7 (7.61%) Feasibility Study
6 6 (6.52%) Signal Processing
7 5 (5.43%) Digital Signal Processing
7 5 (5.43%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.35%) SIEM
9 3 (3.26%) Control Theory
9 3 (3.26%) Presales
9 3 (3.26%) System Testing
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Leadership
10 2 (2.17%) CAD
10 2 (2.17%) Finite Element Analysis
10 2 (2.17%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) C
2 6 (6.52%) Perl
3 4 (4.35%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (25.00%) Degree
2 11 (11.96%) CCNP
2 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.70%) Master's Degree
4 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) HNC
6 3 (3.26%) CCDP
7 2 (2.17%) CCIE
7 2 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.17%) HND
7 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.17%) PhD
8 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Cisco
2 9 (9.78%) Cadence
3 6 (6.52%) Juniper
4 5 (5.43%) Cramer
5 4 (4.35%) Aruba
5 4 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 4 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.17%) EMC
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
7 1 (1.09%) ANSYS
7 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint