The median annual salary for a Mechanical Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 945 962
Rank change year-on-year +105 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 25 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.017% 0.021%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 12
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +4.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,500 £19,600
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £45,000 £44,850
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year -18.75% +4.57%  

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 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Mechanical Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 22 £33,750 -15.62% 10
West Midlands +30 10 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire +32 5 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Staffordshire +16 3 £32,500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £28,500 -
London +53 2 £72,500 +74.69%
South West +6 2 £34,500 -15.33% 2
North West - 2 £34,250 -
Coventry - 2 £32,500 -
Redditch - 2 £28,500 -
Leeds +24 1 - -
Warwickshire +21 1 £40,000 -
Bristol +1 1 £37,500 -7.97%
Somerset - 1 £31,500 - 1
South Wales - 1 £41,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £26,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,500 -
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 -
Newport - 1 £41,000 -
Worcester - 1 £38,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £32,500 -
Hucknall - 1 £40,500 -
Telford - 1 £26,500 -
Bath - 1 £31,500 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -
Dewsbury - 1 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £40,500 - 1

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 31 (55.36%) HND
2 30 (53.57%) CAD
3 27 (48.21%) Manufacturing
4 23 (41.07%) Degree
5 16 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
6 14 (25.00%) HNC
7 13 (23.21%) Finite Element Analysis
7 13 (23.21%) Autodesk Inventor
8 11 (19.64%) Prototyping
9 7 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (12.50%) Finance
10 6 (10.71%) Aerospace
10 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.71%) Siemens
10 6 (10.71%) Autodesk
10 6 (10.71%) Siemens NX
10 6 (10.71%) PTC Creo
10 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
11 5 (8.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 4 (7.14%) Automotive
12 4 (7.14%) CAE
12 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
13 3 (5.36%) Project Management
13 3 (5.36%) AutoCAD
13 3 (5.36%) Electronics
13 3 (5.36%) 3D Modelling
13 3 (5.36%) Windchill

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 16 (28.57%) SOLIDWORKS
2 13 (23.21%) Autodesk Inventor
3 6 (10.71%) PTC Creo
3 6 (10.71%) Siemens NX
4 5 (8.93%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (5.36%) AutoCAD
6 3 (5.36%) Windchill
7 2 (3.57%) Mathcad
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (1.79%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Rational DOORS
General
1 27 (48.21%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Aerospace
3 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.14%) Automotive
5 3 (5.36%) Electronics
6 2 (3.57%) Billing
7 1 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Robotics
4 1 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) CAD
2 13 (23.21%) Finite Element Analysis
3 11 (19.64%) Prototyping
4 7 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (7.14%) CAE
6 3 (5.36%) 3D Modelling
6 3 (5.36%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) Business Development
7 2 (3.57%) Change Control
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.57%) Presales
7 2 (3.57%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (3.57%) Validation
8 1 (1.79%) Benchmarking
8 1 (1.79%) Computational Fluid Dynamics
8 1 (1.79%) Data Management
8 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing Engineering
8 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.79%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
1 2 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (55.36%) HND
2 23 (41.07%) Degree
3 14 (25.00%) HNC
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) DO-160
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Autodesk
1 6 (10.71%) Siemens
2 2 (3.57%) SAP
2 2 (3.57%) Telelogic
3 1 (1.79%) ANSYS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.79%) PTC
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