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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SolidWorks
Rank 843 860 864
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Permanent jobs citing SolidWorks 37 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Vendors category 0.070% 0.037% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 28
Average salary £27,000 £43,750 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.28% +33.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £26,800 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £43,750 £32,750
% change year-on-year
-37.14% +33.58%

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
52922 51507 53578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.90% 47.79% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 43371 41141 45089
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 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 December 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 +16 37 £27,000 -38.28% 33
South East -6 14 £26,500 -47.00% 11
East of England -8 13 £34,500 -23.33% 6
Cambridge - 12 £37,250 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 12 £37,250 - 6
Buckinghamshire - 6 £26,500 -
High Wycombe - 6 £26,500 -
Oxfordshire - 5 - - 7
West Midlands -14 4 £25,750 +0.98%
Hampshire -18 2 £41,250 -2.94% 1
East Midlands +19 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire +6 1 £34,500 -
Bedford +5 1 £34,500 -
South West -13 1 £32,500 +0.77% 12
Dorset -16 1 £32,500 +0.77%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £30,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £25,000 -
London - 1 £23,000 - 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £27,500 -
Wimborne - 1 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £26,500 -
North West - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £27,500 -

SolidWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 48 (60.00%) CAD
2 44 (55.00%) Manufacturing
3 34 (42.50%) Degree
4 19 (23.75%) AutoCAD
5 15 (18.75%) Electronics
6 12 (15.00%) Project Management
7 10 (12.50%) Finite Element Analysis
7 10 (12.50%) Stress Analysis
8 9 (11.25%) HND
9 8 (10.00%) HNC
10 7 (8.75%) C
10 7 (8.75%) Validation
10 7 (8.75%) Military
10 7 (8.75%) Chemistry
10 7 (8.75%) Rapid Prototyping
11 6 (7.50%) C++
11 6 (7.50%) SAP
11 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
11 6 (7.50%) PLM
12 5 (6.25%) MS Office
12 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
12 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
12 5 (6.25%) Minitab
12 5 (6.25%) PDM
12 5 (6.25%) Statistics
12 5 (6.25%) SAP PLM
12 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.00%) SQL
13 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
13 4 (5.00%) Photoshop

SolidWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (23.75%) AutoCAD
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (3.75%) MS Project
4 3 (3.75%) CATIA
5 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.25%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.25%) NASTRAN
6 1 (1.25%) Solid Edge
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) SAP PLM
2 4 (5.00%) ENOVIA
3 3 (3.75%) Epicor Vantage
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.25%) SAP SM
4 1 (1.25%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Wireless
2 3 (3.75%) WLAN
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) RFID
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) PBX
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (1.25%) DNS
3 1 (1.25%) CTI
3 1 (1.25%) IPsec
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (3.75%) CorVu
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 44 (55.00%) Manufacturing
2 15 (18.75%) Electronics
3 7 (8.75%) Military
4 4 (5.00%) Automotive
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Mechanical Engineer
2 24 (30.00%) Design Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Designer
4 11 (13.75%) Development Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Draughtsman
5 6 (7.50%) Development Support Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Hardware Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Hardware Support Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Product Design Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) SAP PLM Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Designer
7 3 (3.75%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Graduate
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Electrical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) LAMP
2 1 (1.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Chemistry
2 5 (6.25%) Statistics
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Robotics
4 2 (2.50%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
1 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.25%) UNIX
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) CAD
2 12 (15.00%) Project Management
3 10 (12.50%) Finite Element Analysis
3 10 (12.50%) Stress Analysis
4 7 (8.75%) Rapid Prototyping
4 7 (8.75%) Validation
5 6 (7.50%) PLM
6 5 (6.25%) PDM
6 5 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.00%) Change Control
7 4 (5.00%) ERP
8 3 (3.75%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.75%) Document Management
9 2 (2.50%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.50%) Business Development
9 2 (2.50%) Six Sigma
9 2 (2.50%) 3D Modelling
9 2 (2.50%) Line Management
10 1 (1.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) C
2 6 (7.50%) C++
3 4 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.25%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (42.50%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) HND
3 8 (10.00%) HNC
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.50%) PhD
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCITP
6 1 (1.25%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.25%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.25%) WSUS
1 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (7.50%) SAP
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Minitab
3 3 (3.75%) Epicor
4 2 (2.50%) Siemens
4 2 (2.50%) EMC
4 2 (2.50%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.25%) Primavera
5 1 (1.25%) Cadence
5 1 (1.25%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco
5 1 (1.25%) CA
5 1 (1.25%) Symantec
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 55,000 dependent on level
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c. 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Flexible, Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
County Durham
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to £45k + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Woking
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Caerphilly
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Caerphilly
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 16 days ago
Torquay
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago