The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Design Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 177 219 208
Rank change year-on-year +42 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 36 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 5
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £35,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
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 the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4575 5918 4877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.87% 96.37% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3768 4813 4169
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Design Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Design Engineer in the West Midlands

Design Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Design Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +16 21 £53,750 +7.50% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £28,500 - 1
Coventry - 3 £32,500 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire +26 1 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £28,500 - 1
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (50.72%) CAD
2 27 (39.13%) Degree
3 19 (27.54%) HND
4 17 (24.64%) Electronics
5 15 (21.74%) Network Design
5 15 (21.74%) Cisco
5 15 (21.74%) CCNP
5 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (20.29%) Juniper
6 14 (20.29%) CCIE
6 14 (20.29%) MPLS
6 14 (20.29%) CCIP
6 14 (20.29%) JNCIP
6 14 (20.29%) JNCIE
6 14 (20.29%) Firewall
6 14 (20.29%) Manufacturing
6 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
7 11 (15.94%) SOLIDWORKS
8 10 (14.49%) HNC
9 9 (13.04%) 3D Modelling
9 9 (13.04%) Autodesk Inventor
9 9 (13.04%) Schematic Capture
10 7 (10.14%) VoIP
11 6 (8.70%) Linux
11 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.70%) DNS
11 6 (8.70%) Automotive
11 6 (8.70%) FreeSWITCH
11 6 (8.70%) Kamailio
11 6 (8.70%) VoLTE

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (15.94%) SOLIDWORKS
2 9 (13.04%) Autodesk Inventor
3 5 (7.25%) PTC Creo
4 3 (4.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (2.90%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.90%) Siemens NX
5 2 (2.90%) Windchill
6 1 (1.45%) Abaqus
6 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
6 1 (1.45%) MS Office
6 1 (1.45%) Simulink
6 1 (1.45%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.29%) Firewall
1 14 (20.29%) MPLS
2 7 (10.14%) VoIP
3 6 (8.70%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (8.70%) DNS
3 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.70%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.45%) DWDM
4 1 (1.45%) IOS XR
4 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) CANoe
1 1 (1.45%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (24.64%) Electronics
2 14 (20.29%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Arduino
3 2 (2.90%) CPLD
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.45%) CCTV
4 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) CAD
2 15 (21.74%) Network Design
3 9 (13.04%) 3D Modelling
3 9 (13.04%) Schematic Capture
4 6 (8.70%) Finite Element Analysis
4 6 (8.70%) Open Source
5 5 (7.25%) Business Development
6 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
6 4 (5.80%) Prototyping
7 3 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.35%) Industrial Design
7 3 (4.35%) Validation
8 2 (2.90%) CAE
8 2 (2.90%) FPGA Design
8 2 (2.90%) Project Management
8 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.45%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
9 1 (1.45%) Data Management
9 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) C
2 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.45%) C++
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Degree
2 19 (27.54%) HND
3 15 (21.74%) CCNP
3 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (20.29%) CCIE
4 14 (20.29%) CCIP
4 14 (20.29%) JNCIE
4 14 (20.29%) JNCIP
5 10 (14.49%) HNC
6 1 (1.45%) CCDA
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Kamailio
2 2 (2.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (21.74%) Cisco
2 14 (20.29%) Juniper
3 6 (8.70%) BroadSoft
4 3 (4.35%) Autodesk
4 3 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (2.90%) ANSYS
5 2 (2.90%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Cadence
6 1 (1.45%) PTC
6 1 (1.45%) Renesas
6 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
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Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
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Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Benefits Package
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Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Benefits Package
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Salary: 30,000 - 38,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
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