The table below looks at the statistics for the Mechanical Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mechanical Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mechanical Engineer
Rank 840 871 867
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 38 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.023% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 17
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,662
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £46,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,662
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mechanical Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mechanical Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Mechanical Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Mechanical Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
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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 +13 38 £40,000 -5.88% 61
East of England 0 18 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 13 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Cambridge +2 13 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East -22 11 £40,000 - 28
North West - 5 £35,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £46,000 +46.03% 3
Suffolk - 4 £39,500 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £35,000 - 2
Stowmarket - 4 £39,500 -
Warrington - 4 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 13
East Midlands +20 2 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Surrey - 2 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £18,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £30,000 -
Burgess Hill - 2 £18,500 -
Derby - 2 £30,000 -
London 0 1 £48,000 +6.66%
Manchester - 1 £40,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £40,000 - 1
Chertsey - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 5

Mechanical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical Engineer in their job title 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 with Mechanical Engineer in their job title.

1 54 (72.97%) CAD
2 44 (59.46%) Degree
3 41 (55.41%) Manufacturing
4 29 (39.19%) SolidWorks
5 17 (22.97%) Electronics
6 15 (20.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 15 (20.27%) AutoCAD
7 13 (17.57%) Autodesk
8 12 (16.22%) HND
9 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.86%) Project Management
9 11 (14.86%) Finite Element Analysis
10 10 (13.51%) Stress Analysis
11 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
11 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.16%) HNC
11 9 (12.16%) Validation
12 8 (10.81%) MS Office
12 8 (10.81%) EMC
13 7 (9.46%) Military
13 7 (9.46%) Chemistry
14 6 (8.11%) Robotics
14 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (8.11%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (8.11%) SAP
14 6 (8.11%) Finance
15 5 (6.76%) Aerospace
15 5 (6.76%) CorelDRAW
15 5 (6.76%) Minitab
15 5 (6.76%) Statistics

Mechanical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mechanical Engineer in their job title 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 with Mechanical Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 15 (20.27%) AutoCAD
2 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.81%) MS Office
4 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (6.76%) CorelDRAW
6 4 (5.41%) MS Project
7 3 (4.05%) Windchill
8 2 (2.70%) CATIA
9 1 (1.35%) NASTRAN
9 1 (1.35%) Solid Edge
9 1 (1.35%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) DECT
1 1 (1.35%) TETRA
1 1 (1.35%) LTE
General
1 41 (55.41%) Manufacturing
2 17 (22.97%) Electronics
3 7 (9.46%) Military
4 6 (8.11%) Finance
5 5 (6.76%) Aerospace
6 4 (5.41%) Automotive
6 4 (5.41%) Legal
7 3 (4.05%) Avionics
8 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Chemistry
2 6 (8.11%) Robotics
2 6 (8.11%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (6.76%) Statistics
4 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.35%) Handset
6 1 (1.35%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (72.97%) CAD
2 11 (14.86%) Project Management
2 11 (14.86%) Finite Element Analysis
3 10 (13.51%) Stress Analysis
4 9 (12.16%) Mentoring
4 9 (12.16%) Validation
5 5 (6.76%) Industrial Design
5 5 (6.76%) Rapid Prototyping
5 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.41%) PLM
6 4 (5.41%) Document Management
7 3 (4.05%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.05%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.05%) Hazard Analysis
8 2 (2.70%) Coaching
8 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.70%) Business Development
8 2 (2.70%) CRM
8 2 (2.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) C
2 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) Degree
2 12 (16.22%) HND
3 9 (12.16%) HNC
4 3 (4.05%) Postgraduate
4 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.05%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (39.19%) SolidWorks
2 13 (17.57%) Autodesk
3 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.81%) EMC
5 6 (8.11%) SAP
6 5 (6.76%) Minitab
7 1 (1.35%) Siemens
7 1 (1.35%) Google
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