Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CAD over the 6 months to 1 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
UK
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 695 787 853
Rank change year-on-year +92 +66 +7
Permanent jobs citing CAD 120 232 267
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 74 174 182
Median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £25,383
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%

CAD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,089 112,454 139,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.58% 92.02% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54,202 90,188 111,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

CAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CAD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CAD in the UK

CAD
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CAD.

Salary trend for CAD in the UK

CAD
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing CAD over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Salary histogram for CAD in the UK

CAD
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CAD within the UK over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +112 117 £35,000 -12.50% 167
UK excluding London +88 79 £35,000 -12.50% 174
South East +104 38 £35,000 -12.50% 31
London +113 31 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North of England +71 16 £45,000 - 40
Yorkshire +45 14 £45,000 - 20
East of England +71 13 £34,000 -32.00% 17
Work from Home -105 12 £35,000 -1.44% 10
Midlands +39 8 £29,750 -20.67% 44
West Midlands +25 6 £34,500 -1.43% 32
North West +56 2 - - 17
South West +32 2 £44,513 +12.69% 26
East Midlands +24 2 £25,000 -33.33% 12
Scotland +19 2 £25,825 -18.02% 3

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, IT jobs citing CAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for CAD.

1 24 (20.00%) Electronics
2 20 (16.67%) C#
2 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.67%) Degree
3 19 (15.83%) AutoCAD
3 19 (15.83%) .NET
4 17 (14.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (14.17%) Manufacturing
5 16 (13.33%) Autodesk
6 15 (12.50%) GIS
7 14 (11.67%) Telecoms
7 14 (11.67%) SOLIDWORKS
7 14 (11.67%) C++
7 14 (11.67%) VB.NET
7 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (11.67%) Linux
8 13 (10.83%) C
9 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (10.00%) EMC
10 11 (9.17%) Python
10 11 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (8.33%) Firmware
11 10 (8.33%) HTML
11 10 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 10 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 9 (7.50%) Xilinx
12 9 (7.50%) Mathematics
12 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (7.50%) JavaScript

CAD
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.50%) CMS
2 2 (1.67%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (15.83%) AutoCAD
2 17 (14.17%) MS Visio
3 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (11.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (4.17%) Revit
6 5 (4.17%) Simulink
7 4 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (3.33%) Fusion 360
7 4 (3.33%) OrCAD
8 3 (2.50%) 3ds Max
8 3 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (1.67%) SketchUp
9 2 (1.67%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.83%) Blender
10 1 (0.83%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.83%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.83%) LightWave 3D
10 1 (0.83%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Azure
2 2 (1.67%) AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Azure Functions
2 2 (1.67%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (1.67%) Serverless
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.00%) Broadband
3 5 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 5 (4.17%) Software-Defined Radio
3 5 (4.17%) VSAT
4 4 (3.33%) Bluetooth
4 4 (3.33%) RS-232
4 4 (3.33%) RS-485
5 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.67%) LAN
6 2 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.67%) VoIP
7 1 (0.83%) DWDM
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) Internet
7 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) GIS
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.67%) JIRA
2 2 (1.67%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.67%) NUnit
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) webpack
General
1 24 (20.00%) Electronics
2 17 (14.17%) Manufacturing
3 14 (11.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.83%) Local Government
5 6 (5.00%) Marketing
6 5 (4.17%) Military
7 4 (3.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.67%) Finance
9 1 (0.83%) Law
9 1 (0.83%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.33%) Design Engineer
2 15 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 13 (10.83%) Developer
5 7 (5.83%) Junior
6 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) CAD Technician
6 6 (5.00%) Fibre Planner
6 6 (5.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Analogue IC Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Analogue Layout Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Architect
7 5 (4.17%) AutoCAD Technician
7 5 (4.17%) Electrical Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) IC Layout Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Junior Electronics Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) RF Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.83%) .NET
2 10 (8.33%) HTML
3 9 (7.50%) CSS
4 7 (5.83%) WPF
5 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.50%) SOAP
7 3 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.50%) V-Ray
7 3 (2.50%) WinForms
7 3 (2.50%) WSDL
7 3 (2.50%) XML
7 3 (2.50%) XSD
8 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (1.67%) Backbone.js
8 2 (1.67%) OAuth
8 2 (1.67%) OAuth2
8 2 (1.67%) React
8 2 (1.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.00%) SCADA
5 5 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.17%) VHDL
6 4 (3.33%) Acoustics
6 4 (3.33%) Industry 4.0
6 4 (3.33%) Robotics
6 4 (3.33%) Verilog
7 3 (2.50%) Analogue Electronics
8 2 (1.67%) 3D Printing
8 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.67%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (1.67%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) Windows
3 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.83%) Unix
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
3 9 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (7.50%) Mathematics
3 9 (7.50%) Prototyping
4 8 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (6.67%) Validation
5 5 (4.17%) 3D Programming
5 5 (4.17%) CAE
5 5 (4.17%) IC Design
5 5 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 5 (4.17%) OOP
5 5 (4.17%) UML
6 4 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (3.33%) Data Architecture
6 4 (3.33%) Information Management
6 4 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.33%) Linear Algebra
6 4 (3.33%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (3.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.67%) C#
2 14 (11.67%) C++
2 14 (11.67%) VB.NET
3 13 (10.83%) C
4 11 (9.17%) Python
5 9 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 6 (5.00%) SQL
8 5 (4.17%) MATLAB
9 4 (3.33%) Assembly Language
9 4 (3.33%) Java
10 2 (1.67%) ES6
10 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.67%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) PhD
2 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (2.50%) HND
4 2 (1.67%) CEH
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.67%) HNC
4 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB
5 1 (0.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.33%) Autodesk
3 12 (10.00%) EMC
4 9 (7.50%) Cadence
4 9 (7.50%) Xilinx
5 4 (3.33%) Adobe
5 4 (3.33%) Atmel
6 3 (2.50%) ANSYS
6 3 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.67%) Apple
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle
8 1 (0.83%) ESRI
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) PTC
8 1 (0.83%) Veeam