Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Mechanical Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Mechanical Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1127 1217 1237
Rank change year-on-year +90 +20 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 45 43 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.021% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.022% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 39 31 37
UK median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £48,750 £45,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year -18.75% +4.58% -4.38%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 170266 195302 213660
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.00% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138590 164128 175213
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Mechanical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Mechanical Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer.

Salary trend for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mechanical Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +83 42 £32,500 -18.75% 28
UK excluding London +61 41 £32,500 -18.75% 29
Midlands +37 21 £32,500 -16.13% 5
West Midlands +32 20 £32,000 -20.00% 4
South West +29 9 £31,500 -22.70% 6
North of England +9 8 £35,000 -10.26% 4
Yorkshire +18 5 £35,000 -10.26% 1
North West - 3 £34,000 - 3
London +43 2 £72,500 +74.70% 1
South East +81 1 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East of England +21 1 - - 7
East Midlands - 1 £40,500 - 1
Wales - 1 £41,000 - 2

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Mechanical Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (60.00%) CAD
2 25 (55.56%) Manufacturing
3 21 (46.67%) HND
4 16 (35.56%) Degree
5 14 (31.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 12 (26.67%) Autodesk Inventor
7 9 (20.00%) Finite Element Analysis
8 8 (17.78%) HNC
9 6 (13.33%) AutoCAD
9 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing Engineering
9 6 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (11.11%) Prototyping
10 5 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (11.11%) Autodesk
10 5 (11.11%) Electronics
11 4 (8.89%) Project Management
11 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
12 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
12 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
13 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (4.44%) NHS
13 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (4.44%) CRM
13 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
13 2 (4.44%) ISO 9000
13 2 (4.44%) Windows
13 2 (4.44%) MCSE
13 2 (4.44%) SAP
13 2 (4.44%) MCP

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 14 (31.11%) SOLIDWORKS
2 12 (26.67%) Autodesk Inventor
3 6 (13.33%) AutoCAD
4 2 (4.44%) PTC Creo
4 2 (4.44%) Solid Edge
5 1 (2.22%) CATIA
5 1 (2.22%) Mathcad
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (2.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (2.22%) Siemens NX
5 1 (2.22%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (55.56%) Manufacturing
2 5 (11.11%) Electronics
3 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.67%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.44%) Finance
6 1 (2.22%) Automotive
6 1 (2.22%) Billing
6 1 (2.22%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.22%) FMCG
2 1 (2.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
1 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) CAD
2 9 (20.00%) Finite Element Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Manufacturing Engineering
4 5 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (11.11%) Prototyping
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) Business Development
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) Presales
7 1 (2.22%) CAE
7 1 (2.22%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.22%) ERP
7 1 (2.22%) Mechatronics
7 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.22%) PDM
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Validation
7 1 (2.22%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) HND
2 16 (35.56%) Degree
3 8 (17.78%) HNC
4 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.44%) MCITP
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.22%) DO-160
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Autodesk
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) PTC
4 1 (2.22%) Siemens
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
IntaPeople
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Huxley
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive + good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
SJB Technical Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Gold Group
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE with excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 36,500 - 46,500
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
SThree
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: £43500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60,000 DoE plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Radstock, Avon
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + van + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago