The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 162 167 168
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Electronics 64 36 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.11% 0.69% 0.77%
As % of the General category 3.32% 1.72% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 56 33 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,300 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £44,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,625
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.91%
Electronics
England

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

General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1930 2088 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.56% 40.17% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1610 1691 1326
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Electronics
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Electronics Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Electronics
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Electronics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Electronics Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Electronics
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 Electronics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Staffordshire +10 24 £37,500 - 1
Coventry -12 19 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Warwickshire -4 5 £41,000 +17.14%
Shropshire +2 4 £28,750 -
Worcestershire - 3 £40,000 -
Birmingham -14 2 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Herefordshire -4 1 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Electronics 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 Electronics.

1 62 (59.05%) C
2 52 (49.52%) Degree
3 49 (46.67%) C++
4 45 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 31 (29.52%) Automotive
5 31 (29.52%) Embedded Systems
6 26 (24.76%) Validation
6 26 (24.76%) C#
7 24 (22.86%) Simulink
8 21 (20.00%) Linux
9 20 (19.05%) Manufacturing
10 19 (18.10%) Embedded C
11 18 (17.14%) TargetLink
12 17 (16.19%) Requirements Management
12 17 (16.19%) Firmware
12 17 (16.19%) Configuration Management
12 17 (16.19%) UML
12 17 (16.19%) Windows
12 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
13 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
14 15 (14.29%) Assembly Language
15 14 (13.33%) Python
15 14 (13.33%) Yourdon
15 14 (13.33%) Programme Management
15 14 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 13 (12.38%) MS PowerPoint
16 13 (12.38%) Marketing
16 13 (12.38%) Embedded Software Development
16 13 (12.38%) Rational DOORS
16 13 (12.38%) VHDL

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Electronics 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 Electronics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (22.86%) Simulink
2 18 (17.14%) TargetLink
3 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
4 13 (12.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (12.38%) Stateflow
5 3 (2.86%) MS Office
6 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (10.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) Bluetooth
2 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.95%) Broadband
4 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) QlikView
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (10.48%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.95%) PVCS
4 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 31 (29.52%) Automotive
2 20 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 13 (12.38%) Marketing
4 12 (11.43%) Telecoms
5 11 (10.48%) Finance
6 3 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.95%) Military
7 1 (0.95%) Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 27 (25.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 21 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Design Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Firmware Engineer
4 12 (11.43%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Systems Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Software Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Principal Architect
7 5 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Process Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.86%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Grails
2 3 (2.86%) J2EE
2 3 (2.86%) HTML
2 3 (2.86%) XHTML
2 3 (2.86%) CSS
2 3 (2.86%) SOAP
2 3 (2.86%) Web Services
2 3 (2.86%) RESTful
3 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) MFC
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.95%) Qt
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (29.52%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 13 (12.38%) VHDL
4 11 (10.48%) DTV
5 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
6 8 (7.62%) Algorithms
7 7 (6.67%) Physics
8 6 (5.71%) Mathematics
9 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.86%) User Experience
10 3 (2.86%) CAN bus
11 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.90%) SCADA
11 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.95%) CESG
12 1 (0.95%) CCTV
12 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.00%) Linux
2 17 (16.19%) Windows
3 5 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (1.90%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 26 (24.76%) Validation
3 17 (16.19%) Requirements Management
3 17 (16.19%) Configuration Management
3 17 (16.19%) UML
4 14 (13.33%) Yourdon
4 14 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 13 (12.38%) Embedded Software Development
6 12 (11.43%) Project Management
7 11 (10.48%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.62%) Signal Processing
9 8 (7.62%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.76%) CAD
10 5 (4.76%) Scrum
11 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.81%) Risk Management
11 4 (3.81%) CMMI
11 4 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.05%) C
2 49 (46.67%) C++
3 26 (24.76%) C#
4 19 (18.10%) Embedded C
5 15 (14.29%) Assembly Language
6 14 (13.33%) Python
7 11 (10.48%) MATLAB
8 7 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 6 (5.71%) Java
10 5 (4.76%) Groovy
11 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.90%) Ruby
13 1 (0.95%) PHP
13 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (49.52%) Degree
2 8 (7.62%) Chartered Engineer
3 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) PhD
4 3 (2.86%) HNC
4 3 (2.86%) HND
4 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.95%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.38%) MKS
2 13 (12.38%) MathWorks
3 11 (10.48%) SAP
4 6 (5.71%) EMC
5 5 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) Informatica
6 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.95%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.95%) Cognos
6 1 (0.95%) Perforce
6 1 (0.95%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.95%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.95%) Teradata
6 1 (0.95%) Vertica
6 1 (0.95%) Talend
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