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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SolidWorks
Rank 846 881 845
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -36
Permanent jobs citing SolidWorks 32 12 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.012% 0.037%
As % of the Vendors category 0.063% 0.025% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 31
Average salary £32,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.37% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,550 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%

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
50619 48789 51798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.81% 47.56% 47.34%
Number of salaries quoted 41690 38717 43254
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015 within the UK.

SolidWorks Salary Histogram in the UK

SolidWorks
Top 21 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 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 +16 32 £32,250 -19.37% 35
South East -18 15 £28,250 -43.50% 12
Cambridge - 13 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 13 £40,000 - 1
East of England - 13 £40,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 8 £26,500 - 1
High Wycombe - 6 £26,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 4
Middlesex - 2 £30,000 -
Aylesbury - 2 £42,500 -
Surrey -9 1 £50,000 -20.00% 1
South West -13 1 £27,500 -11.64% 16
Hampshire -18 1 £42,500 - 2
Bath - 1 £27,500 - 1
Bedford - 1 £34,500 -
London - 1 £23,000 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £34,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 - 1
Somerset - 1 £27,500 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 48 (68.57%) CAD
2 34 (48.57%) Manufacturing
3 28 (40.00%) Degree
4 13 (18.57%) AutoCAD
5 12 (17.14%) Project Management
5 12 (17.14%) C
5 12 (17.14%) Electronics
6 11 (15.71%) Finite Element Analysis
7 9 (12.86%) Stress Analysis
7 9 (12.86%) C++
8 8 (11.43%) HND
9 7 (10.00%) Military
9 7 (10.00%) Validation
9 7 (10.00%) Chemistry
9 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.57%) HNC
10 6 (8.57%) MS Office
10 6 (8.57%) SAP
10 6 (8.57%) PLM
11 5 (7.14%) PDM
11 5 (7.14%) Minitab
11 5 (7.14%) SAP PLM
11 5 (7.14%) Statistics
11 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 5 (7.14%) SQL
11 5 (7.14%) ERP
11 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
11 5 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
12 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.71%) Epicor

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (18.57%) AutoCAD
2 6 (8.57%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 3 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.29%) CATIA
4 3 (4.29%) Solid Edge
4 3 (4.29%) MS Project
5 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.43%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (1.43%) NASTRAN
6 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) SAP PLM
2 4 (5.71%) ENOVIA
3 2 (2.86%) Epicor Vantage
4 1 (1.43%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.43%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.43%) SAP SM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Wireless
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) RFID
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) LAN
2 2 (2.86%) VoIP
2 2 (2.86%) WLAN
3 1 (1.43%) IPsec
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.43%) LTE
3 1 (1.43%) PBX
3 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) CTI
3 1 (1.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.86%) MS Access
3 2 (2.86%) CorVu
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (48.57%) Manufacturing
2 12 (17.14%) Electronics
3 7 (10.00%) Military
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (41.43%) Mechanical Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Design Engineer
3 13 (18.57%) Development Engineer
4 12 (17.14%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Development Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Designer
7 6 (8.57%) Consultant
8 5 (7.14%) IT Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Product Design Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) SAP PLM Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Designer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Design Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Electrical Design Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Graduate
11 2 (2.86%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) LAMP
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Chemistry
2 5 (7.14%) Statistics
3 3 (4.29%) CCTV
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
1 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (68.57%) CAD
2 12 (17.14%) Project Management
3 11 (15.71%) Finite Element Analysis
4 9 (12.86%) Stress Analysis
5 7 (10.00%) Validation
6 6 (8.57%) PLM
7 5 (7.14%) PDM
7 5 (7.14%) ERP
7 5 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
8 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.29%) Line Management
9 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.29%) Change Control
10 2 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.86%) Software Licensing
10 2 (2.86%) Data Security
10 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.86%) 3D Modelling
10 2 (2.86%) Business Development
10 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) C
2 9 (12.86%) C++
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) VB
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) PHP
4 1 (1.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) HND
3 6 (8.57%) HNC
4 2 (2.86%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) MCSA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.43%) Firmware
2 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) WSUS
1 1 (1.43%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) SAP
3 5 (7.14%) Minitab
4 4 (5.71%) Epicor
5 3 (4.29%) EMC
6 2 (2.86%) Siemens
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (1.43%) Cadence
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco
7 1 (1.43%) Symantec
7 1 (1.43%) CA
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) HP
7 1 (1.43%) Primavera
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