The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 369 343 327
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Permanent jobs citing Electronics 793 774 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.59% 1.61% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 577 541 669
Average salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.49% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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

General Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
49787 47979 53026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 43.64% 45.06% 45.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38463 38119 44033
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Electronics
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK.

Electronics Salary Trend in the UK

Electronics
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Electronics over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 within the UK.

Electronics Salary Histogram in the UK

Electronics
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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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
England -35 719 £42,500 +10.38% 345
South East -8 231 £40,000 -4.76% 95
London +73 183 £48,000 +12.94% 20
South West -48 95 £45,000 +28.57% 65
East of England -62 81 £40,000 -5.88% 61
West Midlands +10 66 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Cambridgeshire -3 64 £45,000 +5.88% 36
City of London +62 56 £47,500 -5.00% 6
Cambridge -7 55 £45,000 - 31
Buckinghamshire +36 43 £35,000 -6.04% 15
Berkshire +16 42 £50,000 +58.73% 19
Hampshire -39 42 £41,000 +9.33% 12
Dorset +13 34 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Milton Keynes +22 33 £37,500 +6.38% 3
Scotland 0 33 £38,500 +10.00% 10
Wales +27 32 £40,000 -20.00% 9
East Midlands -2 27 £38,000 +1.33% 9
Gloucestershire -10 27 £47,500 +23.37% 14
Staffordshire +11 25 £37,500 -9.09% 2
East Sussex -23 25 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Poole - 22 £46,250 - 5
Reading 0 21 £51,250 +118.08% 7
Coventry -15 21 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Brighton -18 20 £40,000 -4.76% 2
Oxfordshire +7 17 £57,500 +27.77% 16
Surrey -22 16 £35,000 -22.22% 22
Nottinghamshire +10 14 £36,750 -
Edinburgh +3 14 £38,500 -0.64% 4
Basingstoke -12 14 £47,500 +48.43% 2
Bristol -31 14 £42,500 +30.76% 24

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 774 (43.61%) Degree
2 473 (26.65%) Telecoms
3 470 (26.48%) C++
4 466 (26.25%) C
5 459 (25.86%) Marketing
6 451 (25.41%) Software Engineering
7 442 (24.90%) Manufacturing
8 388 (21.86%) Finance
9 343 (19.32%) Digital Marketing
10 333 (18.76%) Programme Management
11 329 (18.54%) SAP
11 329 (18.54%) DTV
12 320 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
13 312 (17.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 311 (17.52%) Linux
15 309 (17.41%) Windows
16 299 (16.85%) Computer Science
17 239 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
18 217 (12.23%) C#
19 194 (10.93%) SQL
20 178 (10.03%) Firmware
21 175 (9.86%) Java
22 159 (8.96%) MS Excel
22 159 (8.96%) Microsoft
23 154 (8.68%) Aerospace
24 152 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
25 149 (8.39%) .NET
26 148 (8.34%) Security Cleared
27 146 (8.23%) Project Management
28 142 (8.00%) UML

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 41 (2.31%) MS Exchange
1 41 (2.31%) Tomcat
2 22 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.13%) SAS
4 18 (1.01%) Apache
5 14 (0.79%) IIS
6 12 (0.68%) CMS
7 9 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.34%) Confluence
8 6 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 5 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.28%) Lync
10 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.17%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 159 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 104 (5.86%) MS Office
3 44 (2.48%) Simulink
4 42 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.46%) MS Project
6 22 (1.24%) Photoshop
7 21 (1.18%) MS Visio
8 19 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (0.96%) AutoCAD
10 15 (0.85%) TargetLink
11 12 (0.68%) Stateflow
12 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
14 6 (0.34%) RoboHelp
15 5 (0.28%) InDesign
16 4 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 4 (0.23%) FrameMaker
16 4 (0.23%) SPSS
17 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.17%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 312 (17.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (1.35%) Google Analytics
3 16 (0.90%) WebTrends
4 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.23%) SAP FI-GL
5 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.17%) Line 500
6 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.20%) SaaS
2 21 (1.18%) Basecamp
3 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.68%) Office 365
5 11 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) IaaS
8 2 (0.11%) Force.com
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.056%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.59%) Wireless
2 107 (6.03%) Ethernet
3 88 (4.96%) TCP/IP
4 58 (3.27%) Firewall
5 54 (3.04%) GSM
6 42 (2.37%) GPRS
6 42 (2.37%) Internet
7 37 (2.08%) LAN
8 27 (1.52%) DNS
9 26 (1.46%) WAN
10 24 (1.35%) LTE
11 22 (1.24%) 3G
12 21 (1.18%) SAN
12 21 (1.18%) HTTP
13 20 (1.13%) Bluetooth
14 19 (1.07%) UMTS
14 19 (1.07%) Radio Access Network
15 18 (1.01%) DHCP
16 16 (0.90%) VLAN
17 13 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.38%) MySQL
3 22 (1.24%) Big Data
4 20 (1.13%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (0.68%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.34%) Firebird
12 6 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (4.28%) Subversion
2 52 (2.93%) Visual Studio
3 50 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
4 44 (2.48%) JIRA
5 33 (1.86%) Selenium
6 28 (1.58%) Jenkins
7 24 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
7 24 (1.35%) LabVIEW
8 22 (1.24%) Git (software)
9 13 (0.73%) JUnit
9 13 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 11 (0.62%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.51%) NUnit
12 7 (0.39%) Maven
12 7 (0.39%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.34%) PVCS
14 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.23%) GDB
15 4 (0.23%) Hudson
15 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 473 (26.65%) Telecoms
2 459 (25.86%) Marketing
3 442 (24.90%) Manufacturing
4 388 (21.86%) Finance
5 154 (8.68%) Aerospace
6 135 (7.61%) Military
7 61 (3.44%) Automotive
8 53 (2.99%) Retail
9 28 (1.58%) Games
10 20 (1.13%) French Language
11 19 (1.07%) Avionics
12 18 (1.01%) Banking
13 15 (0.85%) Back Office
14 14 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.79%) Legal
15 13 (0.73%) Multimedia
15 13 (0.73%) Advertising
16 12 (0.68%) Billing
17 11 (0.62%) German Language
18 10 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 365 (20.56%) Software Engineer
2 173 (9.75%) Developer
3 169 (9.52%) Electronics Engineer
4 129 (7.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 120 (6.76%) Analyst
6 105 (5.92%) Design Engineer
7 92 (5.18%) Senior Software Engineer
8 86 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
9 81 (4.56%) Architect
10 71 (4.00%) Junior
11 70 (3.94%) Project Manager
12 64 (3.61%) Graduate
13 59 (3.32%) Hardware Engineer
14 53 (2.99%) Consultant
15 50 (2.82%) C++ Software Engineer
16 46 (2.59%) Test Engineer
16 46 (2.59%) Support Engineer
16 46 (2.59%) Firmware Engineer
17 42 (2.37%) Development Engineer
18 35 (1.97%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.39%) .NET
2 139 (7.83%) HTML
3 89 (5.01%) CSS
4 78 (4.39%) XML
5 47 (2.65%) J2EE
6 43 (2.42%) Web Services
6 43 (2.42%) jQuery
7 40 (2.25%) MFC
8 38 (2.14%) ASP.NET
8 38 (2.14%) WPF
9 37 (2.08%) Qt
10 36 (2.03%) Spring
11 32 (1.80%) Flash
12 27 (1.52%) OpenGL
13 26 (1.46%) HTML5
14 25 (1.41%) Ajax
15 24 (1.35%) Hibernate
15 24 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (1.24%) RESTful
16 22 (1.24%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 329 (18.54%) DTV
2 299 (16.85%) Computer Science
3 178 (10.03%) Firmware
4 152 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
5 136 (7.66%) Embedded Systems
6 123 (6.93%) Mathematics
7 105 (5.92%) Physics
8 104 (5.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 76 (4.28%) Management Information System
10 72 (4.06%) User Experience
11 65 (3.66%) VHDL
12 58 (3.27%) Mobile App
13 55 (3.10%) Device Driver
14 40 (2.25%) Social Media
15 36 (2.03%) Chip and PIN
16 28 (1.58%) Visualisation
17 26 (1.46%) Blog
18 23 (1.30%) Video on Demand
19 22 (1.24%) Open Source
19 22 (1.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 311 (17.52%) Linux
2 309 (17.41%) Windows
3 125 (7.04%) UNIX
4 110 (6.20%) Android
5 57 (3.21%) Embedded Linux
6 50 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 29 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 29 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.07%) Solaris
10 13 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.62%) CentOS
12 10 (0.56%) Windows CE
13 9 (0.51%) VxWorks
13 9 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.51%) Fedora
14 8 (0.45%) SUSE
14 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (25.41%) Software Engineering
2 343 (19.32%) Digital Marketing
3 333 (18.76%) Programme Management
4 320 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
5 239 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 146 (8.23%) Project Management
7 142 (8.00%) UML
8 92 (5.18%) OO
9 84 (4.73%) TDD
9 84 (4.73%) Scrum
10 75 (4.23%) Web Development
11 71 (4.00%) E-Commerce
11 71 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
12 68 (3.83%) Analytics
13 66 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 66 (3.72%) Validation
14 63 (3.55%) ITIL
14 63 (3.55%) Configuration Management
15 58 (3.27%) Signal Processing
15 58 (3.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 470 (26.48%) C++
2 466 (26.25%) C
3 217 (12.23%) C#
4 194 (10.93%) SQL
5 175 (9.86%) Java
6 139 (7.83%) Embedded C
7 121 (6.82%) Python
8 95 (5.35%) JavaScript
9 65 (3.66%) MATLAB
10 64 (3.61%) Embedded C++
11 63 (3.55%) Assembly Language
12 54 (3.04%) PHP
13 47 (2.65%) Perl
14 37 (2.08%) Bash Shell
15 27 (1.52%) VB
16 26 (1.46%) Ruby
17 21 (1.18%) VBA
18 20 (1.13%) T-SQL
19 19 (1.07%) VC++
19 19 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 774 (43.61%) Degree
2 148 (8.34%) Security Cleared
3 72 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 71 (4.00%) HND
5 46 (2.59%) PhD
6 36 (2.03%) HNC
7 31 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
8 25 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.01%) CCNA
11 14 (0.79%) MCSE
12 13 (0.73%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.68%) PMP
14 10 (0.56%) MCP
15 9 (0.51%) CCNP
16 8 (0.45%) MCITP
17 7 (0.39%) MCTS
17 7 (0.39%) CISSP
18 6 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
19 5 (0.28%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.65%) QA
2 28 (1.58%) ISO 9001
3 22 (1.24%) ISO 9000
4 21 (1.18%) SLA
5 17 (0.96%) IEC 61508
6 13 (0.73%) JTAG
7 11 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.39%) HL7
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) TickIT
12 1 (0.056%) BS7799
12 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.056%) DICOM
12 1 (0.056%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 65 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 58 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.34%) vSphere
7 5 (0.28%) Xen
7 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.28%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.17%) UAG
9 3 (0.17%) XenServer
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.056%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.056%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.056%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (1.13%) SCCM
2 8 (0.45%) Puppet
3 7 (0.39%) SCOM
4 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.23%) Nagios
6 3 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.11%) Opsview
8 1 (0.056%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.056%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.056%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.056%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.056%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.056%) WSUS
8 1 (0.056%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 329 (18.54%) SAP
2 159 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 97 (5.46%) Oracle
4 89 (5.01%) EMC
5 73 (4.11%) VMware
6 55 (3.10%) Cisco
7 32 (1.80%) Adobe
7 32 (1.80%) Twitter
8 30 (1.69%) Google
9 28 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.18%) Citrix
11 20 (1.13%) Atmel
12 19 (1.07%) Dell
13 15 (0.85%) NetApp
13 15 (0.85%) Omniture
13 15 (0.85%) MathWorks
13 15 (0.85%) Coremetrics
14 14 (0.79%) IBM
15 13 (0.73%) Perforce
15 13 (0.73%) Xilinx
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