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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 174 185 173
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Permanent jobs citing Electronics 42 15 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.31% 0.64%
As % of the General category 2.45% 0.82% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 36 13 30
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
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
1713 1830 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.99% 37.72% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1439 1290
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £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 24 December 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 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
Staffordshire +21 20 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Coventry -6 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Birmingham -7 6 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £41,500 - 2
Shropshire - 1 £31,000 -
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 65 (61.32%) Degree
2 56 (52.83%) C
3 52 (49.06%) Software Engineering
4 48 (45.28%) C++
5 38 (35.85%) Embedded Systems
6 30 (28.30%) Simulink
7 29 (27.36%) Automotive
8 26 (24.53%) Validation
9 24 (22.64%) C#
10 23 (21.70%) Embedded C
11 19 (17.92%) Firmware
11 19 (17.92%) MATLAB
11 19 (17.92%) Embedded Software Development
12 18 (16.98%) Linux
12 18 (16.98%) UML
13 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
14 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
14 16 (15.09%) TargetLink
15 15 (14.15%) Requirements Management
16 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
16 14 (13.21%) Assembly Language
16 14 (13.21%) Project Management
16 14 (13.21%) Manufacturing
17 13 (12.26%) Windows
17 13 (12.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 13 (12.26%) Chartered Engineer
18 12 (11.32%) Python
18 12 (11.32%) Yourdon
19 11 (10.38%) MathWorks
19 11 (10.38%) Stateflow

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (28.30%) Simulink
2 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
3 16 (15.09%) TargetLink
4 11 (10.38%) Stateflow
4 11 (10.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.72%) MS Office
6 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) Bluetooth
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.89%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.89%) ATM
4 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.83%) PVCS
4 3 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.89%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 29 (27.36%) Automotive
2 14 (13.21%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.43%) Finance
3 10 (9.43%) Marketing
4 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.66%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.89%) Military
7 1 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (32.08%) Software Engineer
2 33 (31.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 25 (23.58%) Electronics Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Design Engineer
5 11 (10.38%) Firmware Engineer
5 11 (10.38%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Software Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Systems Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Principal Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Process Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) CSS
1 5 (4.72%) HTML
2 3 (2.83%) .NET
2 3 (2.83%) J2EE
2 3 (2.83%) SOAP
2 3 (2.83%) Web Services
2 3 (2.83%) XHTML
2 3 (2.83%) Grails
2 3 (2.83%) RESTful
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (35.85%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (12.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (10.38%) VHDL
3 11 (10.38%) Algorithms
4 10 (9.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.55%) DTV
6 6 (5.66%) Mathematics
6 6 (5.66%) Physics
7 5 (4.72%) CAN bus
8 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.89%) CESG
9 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.89%) SCADA
10 1 (0.94%) Informatics
10 1 (0.94%) CCTV
10 1 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Linux
2 13 (12.26%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) VxWorks
3 4 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.06%) Software Engineering
2 26 (24.53%) Validation
3 19 (17.92%) Embedded Software Development
4 18 (16.98%) UML
5 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
6 15 (14.15%) Requirements Management
7 14 (13.21%) Project Management
8 12 (11.32%) Yourdon
9 11 (10.38%) Data Analysis
9 11 (10.38%) Signal Processing
10 8 (7.55%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (7.55%) Programme Management
10 8 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.72%) Change Management
11 5 (4.72%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (4.72%) Risk Management
12 4 (3.77%) CMMI
12 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (3.77%) Mentoring
13 3 (2.83%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 56 (52.83%) C
2 48 (45.28%) C++
3 24 (22.64%) C#
4 23 (21.70%) Embedded C
5 19 (17.92%) MATLAB
6 14 (13.21%) Assembly Language
7 12 (11.32%) Python
8 7 (6.60%) Embedded C++
9 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.83%) Java
10 3 (2.83%) Groovy
11 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (61.32%) Degree
2 13 (12.26%) Chartered Engineer
3 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) HND
4 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) CISSP
5 2 (1.89%) HNC
6 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) MathWorks
2 11 (10.38%) MKS
3 8 (7.55%) SAP
4 5 (4.72%) EMC
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 3 (2.83%) Perforce
6 1 (0.94%) SolidWorks
6 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.94%) Teradata
6 1 (0.94%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.94%) Altera
6 1 (0.94%) Vertica
6 1 (0.94%) Talend
6 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.94%) Cognos
6 1 (0.94%) Informatica
6 1 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
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