Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Mechanical Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1127 1168
Rank change year-on-year +6 +41 +65
Permanent jobs requiring a Mechanical Engineer 55 66 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.038% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 37 50 27
UK median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £32,000 £25,250 £26,950
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,875 £48,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +26.76% -5.33% -2.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Mechanical Engineer in the UK

Mechanical Engineer
Top 12 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 January 2018. 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
UK excluding London +7 52 £45,000 +26.76% 54
England -15 51 £45,000 +28.57% 55
East of England +32 23 £45,000 +40.63% 14
South East +20 11 £47,500 +10.47% 17
Midlands +5 10 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East Midlands +17 6 £37,500 -11.76% 3
South West +7 5 £30,000 -7.69% 4
West Midlands -22 4 £37,875 +8.21% 6
Scotland - 2 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +2 1 - - 7
North of England -15 1 - - 9
London -35 1 - - 2

Mechanical Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Mechanical Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Mechanical Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (56.36%) CAD
2 27 (49.09%) Manufacturing
2 27 (49.09%) Degree
3 24 (43.64%) SOLIDWORKS
4 11 (20.00%) PTC Creo
5 10 (18.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 10 (18.18%) Electronics
5 10 (18.18%) HND
6 9 (16.36%) Finite Element Analysis
7 8 (14.55%) Prototyping
8 7 (12.73%) Autodesk Inventor
8 7 (12.73%) Project Management
8 7 (12.73%) Automotive
9 5 (9.09%) Project Planning
9 5 (9.09%) Aerospace
9 5 (9.09%) AutoCAD
9 5 (9.09%) PhD
9 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.27%) Physics
10 4 (7.27%) Robotics
10 4 (7.27%) Stress Analysis
11 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
11 3 (5.45%) ANSYS
11 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
11 3 (5.45%) HNC
11 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (5.45%) Autodesk
11 3 (5.45%) Law
12 2 (3.64%) Legal

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 24 (43.64%) SOLIDWORKS
2 11 (20.00%) PTC Creo
3 10 (18.18%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 7 (12.73%) Autodesk Inventor
5 5 (9.09%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.82%) CATIA
6 1 (1.82%) Solid Edge
General
1 27 (49.09%) Manufacturing
2 10 (18.18%) Electronics
3 7 (12.73%) Automotive
4 5 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 3 (5.45%) Law
5 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.64%) Games
6 2 (3.64%) German Language
6 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.82%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.27%) Robotics
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) 3D Printing
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (56.36%) CAD
2 9 (16.36%) Finite Element Analysis
3 8 (14.55%) Prototyping
4 7 (12.73%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.27%) Physics
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.27%) Stress Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (3.64%) Image Processing
7 2 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 1 (1.82%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.82%) Creative Thinking
8 1 (1.82%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.82%) Feasibility Study
8 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing Engineering
8 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.82%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (49.09%) Degree
2 10 (18.18%) HND
3 5 (9.09%) PhD
4 3 (5.45%) HNC
5 2 (3.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) ANSYS
1 3 (5.45%) Autodesk