Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Design Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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

Design Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 287 264 302
Rank change year-on-year -23 +38 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Design Engineer 20 63 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.64% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.66% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 88 74
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +16.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,084 9,493 11,880
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.97% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7,060 7,928 9,523
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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 6 months to 20 June 2018. 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
Coventry -4 6 £36,000 +10.77% 1
Birmingham -32 5 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Worcestershire +22 3 £55,000 +92.98% 1
Warwickshire +9 2 £48,000 +12.94% 2
Shropshire +16 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £27,500 - 1
Design Engineer
England

Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Design Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (45.00%) CAD
2 8 (40.00%) Automotive
3 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (30.00%) HNC
5 5 (25.00%) C
5 5 (25.00%) Firmware
5 5 (25.00%) Electronics
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
6 4 (20.00%) EMC
6 4 (20.00%) AutoCAD
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.00%) C++
7 3 (15.00%) HND
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
8 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (10.00%) BGP
8 2 (10.00%) IPsec
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (10.00%) Retail
8 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing

Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (5.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (5.00%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) MPLS
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (10.00%) VPLS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Multicast
3 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
General
1 8 (40.00%) Automotive
2 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (25.00%) Electronics
5 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (10.00%) Marketing
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (5.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (10.00%) CCTV
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (5.00%) Robotics
3 1 (5.00%) SCADA
3 1 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) CAD
2 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Principle of Least Privilege
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Schematic Capture
3 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.00%) Finite Element Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) HNC
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) HND
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) EMC
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Aruba
4 1 (5.00%) Brocade
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Infoblox