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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 858 869 848
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Permanent jobs citing SolidWorks 38 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.047% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 26
Average salary £26,500 £40,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.96% +8.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £23,125 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £62,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £27,000 £43,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-38.28% +16.66%

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
54509 52796 54048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.91% 47.65% 47.35%
Number of salaries quoted 44132 42853 45272
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +5 37 £26,500 -34.96% 17
East of England -13 16 £34,500 -23.33% 3
Cambridge - 13 £34,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 13 £34,750 - 1
South East +8 11 £26,500 -47.00% 4
High Wycombe - 5 £26,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £26,500 -
West Midlands -3 4 £25,750 -10.43% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Hampshire -15 2 £40,000 -1.84%
Portsmouth - 2 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Colchester +9 1 £26,500 -41.11%
London +7 1 £23,000 -2.12% 4
Bedfordshire +4 1 £34,500 -
Bedford -3 1 £34,500 -
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
Essex -10 1 £26,500 -41.11% 1
South West -11 1 £32,500 +1.56% 4
Dorset -13 1 £32,500 +0.77%
Yorkshire -35 1 £27,500 -
North West - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Suffolk - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 55 (59.78%) CAD
2 48 (52.17%) Manufacturing
3 39 (42.39%) Degree
4 26 (28.26%) AutoCAD
5 15 (16.30%) Electronics
6 14 (15.22%) Stress Analysis
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
8 10 (10.87%) Finite Element Analysis
9 9 (9.78%) HNC
9 9 (9.78%) HND
10 7 (7.61%) Chemistry
10 7 (7.61%) Military
10 7 (7.61%) C
11 6 (6.52%) C++
11 6 (6.52%) PDM
11 6 (6.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 6 (6.52%) Validation
11 6 (6.52%) Rapid Prototyping
12 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
12 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (5.43%) PLM
12 5 (5.43%) Photoshop
12 5 (5.43%) SAP
12 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.35%) MS Office
13 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
13 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
13 4 (4.35%) ISO 9001
13 4 (4.35%) Minitab
13 4 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (28.26%) AutoCAD
2 6 (6.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 5 (5.43%) Photoshop
4 4 (4.35%) MS Office
4 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.35%) CATIA
4 4 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (3.26%) Solid Edge
5 3 (3.26%) MS Project
6 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.17%) MicroStation
7 1 (1.09%) Acrobat
7 1 (1.09%) Simulink
7 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.09%) NASTRAN
7 1 (1.09%) InDesign
7 1 (1.09%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) ENOVIA
1 4 (4.35%) SAP PLM
2 2 (2.17%) Epicor Vantage
3 1 (1.09%) Sage 200
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Wireless
2 2 (2.17%) WLAN
2 2 (2.17%) LAN
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) RFID
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) PBX
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) CTI
3 1 (1.09%) IPsec
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) CorVu
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (52.17%) Manufacturing
2 15 (16.30%) Electronics
3 7 (7.61%) Military
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Automotive
5 3 (3.26%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Mechanical Engineer
2 32 (34.78%) Design Engineer
3 17 (18.48%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Designer
5 9 (9.78%) Development Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Draughtsman
7 6 (6.52%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Hardware Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Development Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Hardware Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Graduate
8 5 (5.43%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Product Design Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Design Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Designer
10 3 (3.26%) Junior
10 3 (3.26%) Developer
10 3 (3.26%) IT Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) .NET
1 2 (2.17%) LAMP
2 1 (1.09%) WinForms
2 1 (1.09%) WPF
2 1 (1.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.09%) WebGL
2 1 (1.09%) STL
2 1 (1.09%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.09%) DirectX
2 1 (1.09%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Chemistry
2 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Statistics
4 2 (2.17%) Robotics
4 2 (2.17%) Mechatronics
4 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.09%) Physics
5 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.09%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.26%) Windows
1 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.09%) UNIX
2 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (59.78%) CAD
2 14 (15.22%) Stress Analysis
3 11 (11.96%) Project Management
4 10 (10.87%) Finite Element Analysis
5 6 (6.52%) PDM
5 6 (6.52%) Validation
5 6 (6.52%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.43%) PLM
7 4 (4.35%) Change Control
8 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.26%) Business Development
8 3 (3.26%) ERP
8 3 (3.26%) 3D Modelling
9 2 (2.17%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.17%) Document Management
9 2 (2.17%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.17%) CRM
9 2 (2.17%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.09%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.61%) C
2 6 (6.52%) C++
3 3 (3.26%) C#
3 3 (3.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.09%) XAML
5 1 (1.09%) R
5 1 (1.09%) Java
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (42.39%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) HNC
2 9 (9.78%) HND
3 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.17%) PhD
5 1 (1.09%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
5 1 (1.09%) MCSE
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.09%) Firmware
2 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.09%) WSUS
1 1 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (5.43%) SAP
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.35%) Minitab
3 3 (3.26%) Autodesk
3 3 (3.26%) Adobe
4 2 (2.17%) Epicor
4 2 (2.17%) Siemens
4 2 (2.17%) EMC
5 1 (1.09%) CA
5 1 (1.09%) Primavera
5 1 (1.09%) Cadence
5 1 (1.09%) Sage
5 1 (1.09%) Symantec
5 1 (1.09%) HP
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco
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