The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 26 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 219 219 209
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Electronics 32 16 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.24% 0.72%
As % of the General category 1.16% 0.67% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 42
Average salary £39,000 £31,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Electronics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2759 2388 2724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.24% 36.05% 35.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2188 1881 2218
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Electronics across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Electronics
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Electronics across the North West region.

Electronics Salary Trend in the North West

Electronics
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Electronics across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Electronics Salary Histogram in the North West

Electronics
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 12 £37,500 +7.66% 10
Lancashire +9 10 £36,000 +14.28%
Cheshire -7 4 £47,500 +90.00% 3
Cumbria - 3 £39,000 -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Electronics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Electronics.

1 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
2 22 (42.31%) Degree
3 20 (38.46%) C++
4 16 (30.77%) Firmware
5 15 (28.85%) C
6 10 (19.23%) C#
6 10 (19.23%) Embedded C
6 10 (19.23%) Windows
6 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
7 9 (17.31%) Programme Management
7 9 (17.31%) Finance
7 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.31%) Linux
7 9 (17.31%) Embedded C++
7 9 (17.31%) .NET
7 9 (17.31%) Marketing
7 9 (17.31%) Mathematics
8 8 (15.38%) Physics
8 8 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.38%) SAP
8 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
8 8 (15.38%) DTV
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
9 7 (13.46%) UML
10 6 (11.54%) Java
11 5 (9.62%) OO

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Electronics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Electronics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) GPRS
3 1 (1.92%) VoIP
3 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.92%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.92%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.92%) BODI
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.69%) PVCS
2 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.92%) Mockito
3 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.92%) Gradle
3 1 (1.92%) CodeWarrior
3 1 (1.92%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) WATIR
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 10 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Marketing
3 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.62%) Games
5 2 (3.85%) Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Local Government
6 1 (1.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Software Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Electronics Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Firmware Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) MFC
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) JDBC
4 1 (1.92%) JSP
4 1 (1.92%) Servlets
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) J2SE
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) JSF
4 1 (1.92%) Ajax
4 1 (1.92%) Java EE
4 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) MyBatis
4 1 (1.92%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Mathematics
2 8 (15.38%) Physics
2 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) DTV
2 8 (15.38%) Device Driver
3 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.77%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.85%) CPLD
6 2 (3.85%) VHDL
6 2 (3.85%) NHS
6 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.92%) Life Science
7 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.92%) PMI
7 1 (1.92%) Informatics
7 1 (1.92%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows CE
3 4 (7.69%) Android
4 3 (5.77%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
2 9 (17.31%) Programme Management
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) Project Management
3 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (13.46%) UML
5 5 (9.62%) OO
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum
6 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 4 (7.69%) Signal Processing
7 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) Functional Programming
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.77%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) C++
2 15 (28.85%) C
3 10 (19.23%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) Embedded C
4 9 (17.31%) Embedded C++
5 6 (11.54%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) SQL
7 3 (5.77%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) Lisp
7 3 (5.77%) Ruby
7 3 (5.77%) Haskell
7 3 (5.77%) Erlang
7 3 (5.77%) OCaml
7 3 (5.77%) Scala
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) VB
9 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) Ada
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) HND
3 3 (5.77%) HNC
4 2 (3.85%) VCP4
4 2 (3.85%) PhD
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) SAP
2 3 (5.77%) EMC
2 3 (5.77%) Facebook
2 3 (5.77%) Twitter
3 2 (3.85%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.92%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (1.92%) Altera
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
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