Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 782 657 914
Rank change year-on-year -125 +257 -22
Permanent jobs citing CAD 207 155 192
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 93 105 136
10th Percentile £26,350 £31,250 £26,299
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £42,500 £40,965
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +3.75% +2.41%
75th Percentile £49,000 £51,250 £54,000
90th Percentile £59,700 £67,500 £61,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,240
% change year-on-year -16.67% +6.54% +5.60%

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 105,354 64,725 134,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.44% 92.41% 92.43%
Number of salaries quoted 71,839 52,388 107,051
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 27 July 2021.

Salary histogram for CAD in the UK

CAD
Top 15 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 27 July 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 -106 190 £37,500 -12.79% 242
UK excluding London -79 153 £37,500 -16.67% 236
South East -54 54 £46,000 +3.95% 47
Midlands -43 42 £37,500 +11.11% 69
London -119 40 £42,500 - 23
West Midlands -45 35 £37,500 +11.11% 36
South West -58 19 £40,000 -1.84% 29
East of England -35 18 £34,500 +6.15% 37
Work from Home -240 17 £35,000 -17.65% 7
North of England -80 11 £45,000 - 38
Yorkshire -68 10 £45,000 - 20
East Midlands - 7 £30,000 - 33
Wales - 5 £45,000 - 9
Scotland -65 4 £42,000 +20.00% 7
North West -30 1 - - 15

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 98 (47.34%) Social Skills
2 78 (37.68%) Degree
3 42 (20.29%) Windows
4 39 (18.84%) C++
5 37 (17.87%) C#
5 37 (17.87%) PLM
5 37 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
6 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
6 34 (16.43%) Manufacturing
6 34 (16.43%) Validation
7 33 (15.94%) .NET
7 33 (15.94%) Linux
7 33 (15.94%) EMC
8 32 (15.46%) Software Engineering
9 31 (14.98%) Python
10 30 (14.49%) AutoCAD
11 29 (14.01%) OOP
12 28 (13.53%) Java
12 28 (13.53%) CAE
13 27 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 27 (13.04%) Presentation Skills
14 25 (12.08%) Microsoft
14 25 (12.08%) Broadband
15 24 (11.59%) XML
15 24 (11.59%) Electronics
15 24 (11.59%) Information Management
16 23 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (11.11%) ANSYS
16 23 (11.11%) Computer Science

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 6 (2.90%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.93%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.93%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (14.49%) AutoCAD
3 19 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (9.18%) Revit
4 15 (7.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 10 (4.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (4.35%) MS Visio
7 7 (3.38%) Windchill
8 6 (2.90%) MicroStation
8 6 (2.90%) Siemens NX
8 6 (2.90%) Solid Edge
9 4 (1.93%) SketchUp
10 3 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (1.45%) Photoshop
10 3 (1.45%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.97%) Figma
11 2 (0.97%) InDesign
11 2 (0.97%) OrCAD
11 2 (0.97%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (3.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.38%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (2.90%) AWS
2 6 (2.90%) Azure
2 6 (2.90%) Azure Functions
2 6 (2.90%) Mimecast
2 6 (2.90%) Serverless
3 5 (2.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 5 (2.42%) Azure Event Grid
3 5 (2.42%) Azure Service Bus
3 5 (2.42%) Google Workspace
4 3 (1.45%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.08%) Broadband
2 11 (5.31%) Wireless
3 6 (2.90%) Firewall
3 6 (2.90%) MPLS
3 6 (2.90%) SAN
3 6 (2.90%) Skype
3 6 (2.90%) VoIP
3 6 (2.90%) VPN
3 6 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.93%) GPON
5 3 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.97%) 5G
6 2 (0.97%) DWDM
7 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.48%) Modbus
7 1 (0.48%) SSH
7 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.73%) GIS
2 7 (3.38%) EDMS
3 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.42%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.97%) Metadata
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.48%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.90%) JIRA
1 6 (2.90%) NUnit
1 6 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.42%) webpack
3 1 (0.48%) LabVIEW
General
1 98 (47.34%) Social Skills
2 34 (16.43%) Manufacturing
2 34 (16.43%) Telecoms
3 27 (13.04%) Presentation Skills
4 24 (11.59%) Electronics
5 23 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (11.11%) Wearables
6 16 (7.73%) Marketing
7 9 (4.35%) Advertising
8 7 (3.38%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (2.90%) Automotive
9 6 (2.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (2.42%) Back Office
10 5 (2.42%) Finance
10 5 (2.42%) Military
10 5 (2.42%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.45%) Legal
11 3 (1.45%) Retail
12 2 (0.97%) Banking
12 2 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (14.49%) Developer
2 25 (12.08%) C++ Developer
3 24 (11.59%) C++ Software Developer
3 24 (11.59%) Software Developer
4 20 (9.66%) PCB Engineer
4 20 (9.66%) PCB Layout Engineer
5 13 (6.28%) Design Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Electronics Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Mechanical Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) CAD Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (3.86%) Analyst
8 8 (3.86%) Designer
8 8 (3.86%) Digital Director
8 8 (3.86%) IT Engineer
8 8 (3.86%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.90%) IT Business Analyst
10 6 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.94%) .NET
2 24 (11.59%) XML
3 23 (11.11%) SOAP
3 23 (11.11%) WSDL
3 23 (11.11%) XSD
4 9 (4.35%) HTML
5 7 (3.38%) AngularJS
5 7 (3.38%) CSS
5 7 (3.38%) OAuth
6 6 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET Core
6 6 (2.90%) Backbone.js
6 6 (2.90%) OAuth2
6 6 (2.90%) React
6 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (2.90%) Vue.js
7 5 (2.42%) EDI
7 5 (2.42%) Jest
7 5 (2.42%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 20 (9.66%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.31%) 3D Graphics
5 9 (4.35%) User Experience
6 7 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.90%) CCTV
7 6 (2.90%) Legacy Applications
7 6 (2.90%) PMI
7 6 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.42%) Acoustics
8 5 (2.42%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.93%) Analogue Electronics
9 4 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.93%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.93%) Robotics
9 4 (1.93%) Tandem
10 3 (1.45%) Industry 4.0
10 3 (1.45%) Social Media
11 2 (0.97%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 42 (20.29%) Windows
2 33 (15.94%) Linux
3 13 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.48%) SafeRTOS
7 1 (0.48%) Unix
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.87%) PLM
1 37 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (16.43%) Validation
3 32 (15.46%) Software Engineering
4 29 (14.01%) OOP
5 28 (13.53%) CAE
6 24 (11.59%) Information Management
7 23 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (11.11%) Clean Code
7 23 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 23 (11.11%) Cross-Platform Development
7 23 (11.11%) OO
8 16 (7.73%) Data Management
9 14 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (6.28%) Physics
11 12 (5.80%) Project Management
12 11 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 11 (5.31%) Open Source
13 10 (4.83%) Asset Management
13 10 (4.83%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.84%) C++
2 37 (17.87%) C#
3 31 (14.98%) Python
4 28 (13.53%) Java
5 23 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 19 (9.18%) SQL
7 7 (3.38%) C
7 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.90%) ES6
8 6 (2.90%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.42%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.93%) Fortran
10 4 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (37.68%) Degree
2 12 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (4.83%) HND
4 9 (4.35%) PhD
5 7 (3.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.90%) HNC
6 6 (2.90%) IIBA
6 6 (2.90%) Master's Degree
6 6 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.93%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.70%) QA
2 5 (2.42%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.35%) Firmware
3 6 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.48%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (15.94%) EMC
2 25 (12.08%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.11%) ANSYS
3 23 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 12 (5.80%) VMware
5 9 (4.35%) Adobe
5 9 (4.35%) Autodesk
6 8 (3.86%) Cisco
7 7 (3.38%) Openreach
7 7 (3.38%) PTC
7 7 (3.38%) SAP
8 6 (2.90%) Citrix
8 6 (2.90%) ESET
8 6 (2.90%) Juniper
8 6 (2.90%) Meraki
8 6 (2.90%) NetApp
8 6 (2.90%) Siemens
8 6 (2.90%) Vectorworks
9 5 (2.42%) Agilent
10 4 (1.93%) Sun