The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of SolidWorks products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SolidWorks over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the SolidWorks Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 857 856 874
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs citing SolidWorks 45 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Vendors category 0.083% 0.039% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 33 10 25
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £40,250 £41,700
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +4.00%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
54348 51006 56396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.48% 47.80% 48.67%
Number of salaries quoted 43047 41854 47152
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

SolidWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SolidWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SolidWorks
Salary Trend

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

SolidWorks Salary Trend in the UK

SolidWorks
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SolidWorks over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

SolidWorks Salary Histogram in the UK

SolidWorks
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SolidWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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
(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
England -3 36 £35,000 - 45
East of England -12 14 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Cambridge +2 12 £32,500 -18.75% 1
South East -9 10 £40,000 +2.56% 10
Scotland - 7 £38,000 -
Hampshire -5 6 £40,000 +2.56% 6
London -27 6 £31,750 +35.10%
Aberdeenshire - 6 £38,000 -
Winchester - 3 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -34 2 £37,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Surrey - 2 £28,000 - 2
Teddington - 2 £31,000 -
Doncaster - 2 £37,500 -
City of London +6 1 £30,000 +9.09%
Worcestershire +1 1 £37,500 +22.95%
West Midlands -11 1 £37,500 +22.95%
East Midlands - 1 £38,000 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Dover - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £27,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £38,000 -
Portsmouth - 1 £40,000 - 1
Reading - 1 £25,000 -
Redditch - 1 £37,500 -
Romford - 1 £32,500 -
Stowmarket - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £25,000 -

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks.

1 51 (43.22%) Manufacturing
1 51 (43.22%) CAD
2 49 (41.53%) Degree
3 44 (37.29%) AutoCAD
4 20 (16.95%) HNC
4 20 (16.95%) HND
5 14 (11.86%) Finite Element Analysis
6 11 (9.32%) CATIA
6 11 (9.32%) Electronics
7 10 (8.47%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (8.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 9 (7.63%) Stress Analysis
9 8 (6.78%) Project Management
10 7 (5.93%) ISO 9001
11 6 (5.08%) Marketing
11 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
11 6 (5.08%) Aerospace
11 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (4.24%) Automotive
12 5 (4.24%) Validation
12 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
12 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
12 5 (4.24%) C#
12 5 (4.24%) Rapid Prototyping
13 4 (3.39%) Change Control
13 4 (3.39%) Solid Edge
13 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (3.39%) MicroStation

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 44 (37.29%) AutoCAD
2 11 (9.32%) CATIA
3 10 (8.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
5 4 (3.39%) MicroStation
5 4 (3.39%) Solid Edge
5 4 (3.39%) MS Office
6 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.69%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.69%) MS Project
7 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.85%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.85%) Simulink
7 1 (0.85%) InDesign
7 1 (0.85%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Epicor Vantage
2 2 (1.69%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) LAN
1 3 (2.54%) WLAN
1 3 (2.54%) Internet
1 3 (2.54%) RFID
1 3 (2.54%) Wireless
2 1 (0.85%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.54%) CorVu
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (43.22%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.32%) Electronics
3 6 (5.08%) Aerospace
3 6 (5.08%) Marketing
4 5 (4.24%) Automotive
5 3 (2.54%) German Language
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (44.07%) Design Engineer
2 37 (31.36%) Mechanical Engineer
3 19 (16.10%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 19 (16.10%) Draughtsman
4 12 (10.17%) Designer
5 7 (5.93%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Product Design Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Graduate
7 5 (4.24%) Developer
7 5 (4.24%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (3.39%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 4 (3.39%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Junior
9 3 (2.54%) IT Manager
9 3 (2.54%) Junior Developer
10 2 (1.69%) IT Support Technician
10 2 (1.69%) Junior .NET Developer
10 2 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (1.69%) Support Technician
10 2 (1.69%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) STL
2 1 (0.85%) OpenGL
2 1 (0.85%) DirectX
2 1 (0.85%) OLE
2 1 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.85%) WinForms
2 1 (0.85%) WPF
2 1 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (0.85%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (1.69%) Firmware
2 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.69%) Robotics
2 2 (1.69%) Mechatronics
2 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.69%) Physics
3 1 (0.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Windows
1 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.22%) CAD
2 14 (11.86%) Finite Element Analysis
3 9 (7.63%) Stress Analysis
4 8 (6.78%) Project Management
5 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (4.24%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (4.24%) Validation
7 4 (3.39%) ERP
7 4 (3.39%) Change Control
8 3 (2.54%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.54%) PDM
8 3 (2.54%) Document Management
9 2 (1.69%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.69%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.69%) Six Sigma
9 2 (1.69%) CRM
9 2 (1.69%) Business Development
9 2 (1.69%) Performance Management
10 1 (0.85%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (0.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.24%) C#
2 3 (2.54%) SQL
2 3 (2.54%) C
3 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
3 1 (0.85%) XAML
3 1 (0.85%) R
3 1 (0.85%) C++
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (41.53%) Degree
2 20 (16.95%) HNC
2 20 (16.95%) HND
3 10 (8.47%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) PhD
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.54%) Adobe
2 3 (2.54%) Epicor
2 3 (2.54%) Autodesk
3 2 (1.69%) Sage
3 2 (1.69%) EMC
4 1 (0.85%) Intel
4 1 (0.85%) SAP
4 1 (0.85%) Siemens
4 1 (0.85%) Cadence
4 1 (0.85%) ANSYS
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