The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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

Design Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 126 125
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 15 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.78% 0.57% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.60% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 0
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1866 2340 1779
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 97.04% 95.04% 97.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 1760 1452
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in Birmingham

Design Engineer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Design Engineer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Design Engineer in Birmingham

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in Birmingham

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Design 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (51.61%) CCIE
1 16 (51.61%) CCNP
1 16 (51.61%) CCIP
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (51.61%) Juniper
1 16 (51.61%) MPLS
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
1 16 (51.61%) Network Design
1 16 (51.61%) JNCIP
1 16 (51.61%) JNCIE
1 16 (51.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) VoIP
2 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) Asterisk PBX
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
2 6 (19.35%) FreeSWITCH
2 6 (19.35%) Kamailio
2 6 (19.35%) BroadSoft
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) VoLTE
3 5 (16.13%) CAD
4 4 (12.90%) Automotive
4 4 (12.90%) C
5 3 (9.68%) Electronics
5 3 (9.68%) PTC Creo
6 2 (6.45%) FPGA Design
6 2 (6.45%) Pro/ENGINEER

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 3 (9.68%) PTC Creo
2 2 (6.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (3.23%) Siemens NX
3 1 (3.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) Firewall
1 16 (51.61%) MPLS
2 6 (19.35%) Asterisk PBX
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) VoIP
2 6 (19.35%) VoLTE
3 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) CANoe
1 1 (3.23%) VectorCAST
General
1 4 (12.90%) Automotive
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Arduino
2 2 (6.45%) CPLD
2 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) CCTV
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Network Design
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
3 5 (16.13%) CAD
4 2 (6.45%) FPGA Design
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
5 1 (3.23%) Business Development
5 1 (3.23%) CAE
5 1 (3.23%) Data Management
5 1 (3.23%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Industrial Design
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
5 1 (3.23%) SDLC
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C++
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) CCIE
1 16 (51.61%) CCIP
1 16 (51.61%) CCNP
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (51.61%) JNCIE
1 16 (51.61%) JNCIP
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) HND
4 1 (3.23%) PhD
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Kamailio
2 2 (6.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco
1 16 (51.61%) Juniper
2 6 (19.35%) BroadSoft
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) PTC
3 1 (3.23%) Renesas
3 1 (3.23%) Siemens