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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mechanical Engineer
Rank 878 890 875
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 22 54 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.045% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.047% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 11 32 13
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £32,500 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,750 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%

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
105334 114534 105198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.73%
Number of salaries quoted 86166 92849 87525
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 21 April 2015 within the UK.

Mechanical Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 26 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 21 April 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 +34 22 £39,000 +4.00% 43
South East +1 9 £18,500 -53.75% 18
East of England +32 8 £41,500 -2.35% 11
Suffolk - 7 £39,500 - 3
Stowmarket - 7 £39,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +17 4 - - 4
East Midlands +8 2 £34,500 +1.47%
North West - 2 £38,750 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £18,500 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £50,000 - 2
Burgess Hill - 2 £18,500 -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South West -13 1 £43,500 +16.00% 8
Dorset -20 1 £43,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 6
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £39,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £30,000 -
Daventry - 1 £39,000 -
Derby - 1 £30,000 -
Ely - 1 £45,000 -
Hungerford - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £40,000 -
Reading - 1 £50,000 - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £37,500 -

Mechanical Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 40 (68.97%) CAD
2 34 (58.62%) Degree
3 33 (56.90%) Manufacturing
4 23 (39.66%) SOLIDWORKS
5 19 (32.76%) Electronics
6 17 (29.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 17 (29.31%) PTC Creo
7 16 (27.59%) Finite Element Analysis
8 13 (22.41%) Project Management
9 12 (20.69%) AutoCAD
10 10 (17.24%) Stress Analysis
11 9 (15.52%) HNC
11 9 (15.52%) HND
11 9 (15.52%) Legal
12 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
13 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.07%) MS Office
13 7 (12.07%) Chemistry
13 7 (12.07%) Military
14 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (10.34%) Robotics
14 6 (10.34%) SAP
14 6 (10.34%) Finance
14 6 (10.34%) Validation
15 5 (8.62%) Aerospace
15 5 (8.62%) Autodesk
16 4 (6.90%) Hazard Analysis
16 4 (6.90%) EMC
16 4 (6.90%) Automotive

Mechanical Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (39.66%) SOLIDWORKS
2 17 (29.31%) PTC Creo
2 17 (29.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 12 (20.69%) AutoCAD
4 7 (12.07%) MS Office
4 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
5 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (5.17%) MS Project
6 3 (5.17%) CATIA
7 1 (1.72%) Solid Edge
7 1 (1.72%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) DECT
1 1 (1.72%) TETRA
1 1 (1.72%) LTE
General
1 33 (56.90%) Manufacturing
2 19 (32.76%) Electronics
3 9 (15.52%) Legal
4 7 (12.07%) Military
5 6 (10.34%) Finance
6 5 (8.62%) Aerospace
7 4 (6.90%) Automotive
7 4 (6.90%) Games
8 3 (5.17%) Avionics
9 1 (1.72%) Retail
9 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Chemistry
2 6 (10.34%) Robotics
3 3 (5.17%) Statistics
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Ergonomics
4 1 (1.72%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.72%) Physics
4 1 (1.72%) Handset
4 1 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (68.97%) CAD
2 16 (27.59%) Finite Element Analysis
3 13 (22.41%) Project Management
4 10 (17.24%) Stress Analysis
5 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.34%) Validation
7 4 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (6.90%) Document Management
7 4 (6.90%) Hazard Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.17%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) CRM
8 3 (5.17%) ERP
8 3 (5.17%) Six Sigma
9 2 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (3.45%) Change Control
10 1 (1.72%) Digital Signal Processing
10 1 (1.72%) Signal Processing
10 1 (1.72%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C
2 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) Degree
2 9 (15.52%) HNC
2 9 (15.52%) HND
3 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) PhD
5 1 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) ISO 9001
1 4 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) SAP
3 5 (8.62%) Autodesk
4 4 (6.90%) EMC
5 3 (5.17%) Minitab
6 1 (1.72%) Siemens
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