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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 169 161 134
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Permanent jobs citing Electronics 42 49 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.89% 1.38%
As % of the General category 2.17% 2.16% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 53
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1932 2271 1782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.96% 41.14% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1551 1824 1458
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +12 19 £37,500 -9.09% 6
Coventry -2 15 £42,500 +30.76%
Worcestershire -10 3 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Herefordshire -4 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Birmingham -4 1 £77,500 +146.03% 3
Shropshire -5 1 £49,500 -
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 54 (51.92%) C
2 49 (47.12%) Degree
3 47 (45.19%) C++
4 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
5 22 (21.15%) Validation
5 22 (21.15%) CAD
6 20 (19.23%) Manufacturing
6 20 (19.23%) Marketing
7 19 (18.27%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (18.27%) Windows
8 18 (17.31%) C#
8 18 (17.31%) Automotive
9 16 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 15 (14.42%) Telecoms
10 15 (14.42%) Programme Management
10 15 (14.42%) Linux
10 15 (14.42%) Embedded C
11 14 (13.46%) VHDL
12 13 (12.50%) Firmware
12 13 (12.50%) Physics
13 12 (11.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 12 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
13 12 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (11.54%) Simulink
13 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (11.54%) SAP
13 12 (11.54%) Finance
13 12 (11.54%) DTV
14 11 (10.58%) Python
14 11 (10.58%) Microsoft

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Simulink
2 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 9 (8.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (8.65%) TargetLink
4 8 (7.69%) Stateflow
5 6 (5.77%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.96%) MS Project
6 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.96%) Windchill
6 1 (0.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.96%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 12 (11.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Ethernet
1 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (4.81%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.92%) Broadband
4 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.77%) PVCS
3 6 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (4.81%) LabVIEW
4 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.96%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (19.23%) Manufacturing
1 20 (19.23%) Marketing
2 18 (17.31%) Automotive
3 15 (14.42%) Telecoms
4 12 (11.54%) Finance
5 6 (5.77%) Banking
5 6 (5.77%) Retail
6 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.96%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Software Engineer
2 24 (23.08%) Design Engineer
3 22 (21.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (19.23%) Electronics Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Team Leader
5 10 (9.62%) Firmware Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) RF Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Graduate
7 7 (6.73%) RF Design Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Architect
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Development Engineer
11 3 (2.88%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) MFC
3 5 (4.81%) Grails
4 3 (2.88%) RESTful
4 3 (2.88%) HTML
4 3 (2.88%) J2EE
4 3 (2.88%) CSS
4 3 (2.88%) SOAP
4 3 (2.88%) Web Services
4 3 (2.88%) XHTML
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.96%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 14 (13.46%) VHDL
4 13 (12.50%) Physics
4 13 (12.50%) Firmware
5 12 (11.54%) DTV
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.92%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 15 (14.42%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Windows CE
3 3 (2.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.73%) Software Engineering
2 22 (21.15%) Validation
2 22 (21.15%) CAD
3 15 (14.42%) Programme Management
4 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (9.62%) UML
6 9 (8.65%) Yourdon
6 9 (8.65%) Requirements Management
7 8 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 8 (7.69%) Signal Processing
8 7 (6.73%) Embedded Software Development
8 7 (6.73%) Project Management
9 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.77%) System Testing
10 5 (4.81%) Digital Signal Processing
10 5 (4.81%) Scrum
11 4 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
12 3 (2.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (51.92%) C
2 47 (45.19%) C++
3 18 (17.31%) C#
4 15 (14.42%) Embedded C
5 11 (10.58%) Python
6 9 (8.65%) Assembly Language
7 6 (5.77%) VB
7 6 (5.77%) Java
8 5 (4.81%) Groovy
9 4 (3.85%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.92%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (47.12%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) PhD
3 3 (2.88%) HNC
3 3 (2.88%) HND
3 3 (2.88%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (2.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) SAP
2 11 (10.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.65%) EMC
4 8 (7.69%) MathWorks
4 8 (7.69%) MKS
5 6 (5.77%) Perforce
6 5 (4.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.96%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.96%) Cognos
7 1 (0.96%) Informatica
7 1 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.96%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.96%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.96%) PTC
7 1 (0.96%) Teradata
7 1 (0.96%) Vertica
7 1 (0.96%) Talend
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