The table below looks at the statistics for CAD skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CAD over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Rank 203 171 179
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Permanent jobs citing CAD 8 40 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.74% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.91% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6 33 20
Average salary £27,000 £40,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.50% -17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,750 £37,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
CAD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4470 4406 4010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.82% 81.58% 78.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3699 3695 3359
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

CAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CAD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

CAD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CAD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CAD across the West Midlands region.

CAD Salary Trend in the West Midlands

CAD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CAD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

CAD Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

CAD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CAD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Warwickshire - 3 £32,000 - 3
Herefordshire -10 1 £30,000 -29.41%
Coventry -13 1 £13,000 -65.33%
Birmingham - 1 £37,500 -
Shropshire - 1 £22,500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
CAD
England

CAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing CAD 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 CAD.

1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 9 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (27.78%) Autodesk
4 4 (22.22%) HND
4 4 (22.22%) Electronics
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (22.22%) Physics
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) C++
5 3 (16.67%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) HNC
6 2 (11.11%) AutoCAD
6 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) CAE
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (11.11%) Finite Element Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis

CAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing CAD 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 CAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) AutoCAD
1 2 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
General
1 9 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) CAD Operator
3 1 (5.56%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (5.56%) CAD Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Mechanical Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
3 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (5.56%) RF Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (5.56%) RF Design Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Junior
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
1 4 (22.22%) Physics
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (11.11%) CAE
2 2 (11.11%) OO
2 2 (11.11%) Finite Element Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Coaching
3 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) CRM
3 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VC++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) HND
3 3 (16.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Autodesk
2 1 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Borland
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