Growth in the number of IT strategy and planning staff employed by Motor Manufacturers has been erratic rising to a high of 18% in 2008 and then slumping to -5% the following year. It has been on a more even keel latterly matching more closely the norm for all Manufacturers.
Large Electrical & Optical Manufacturers (1000+ employees) spend 6% of their turnover on IT. This is three times the outlay by all large Manufacturers. For the smaller sized concerns the factor is two.
Large Pharmaceutical firms (1000+ employees) devote around 2.5% of their turnover to IT whilst the corresponding proportion for all Manufacturers is 2%. The disparity is greater than for other employee bands.
One third of IT staff numbers in Basic Metal Manufacturing are involved in software. Management make up a further 30% whilst operations staff represent 16% of the total.
The value of IT budgets per employee in manufacturing increases with size. There is a notable jump for large manufacturers (1000+ employees). A similar pattern applies to Metal Products Manufacturers with IT expenditure per employee doubling between medium and large...
IT operation staff working for Textile, Clothing & Leather manufacturers are paid a quarter less than the average for all IT staff in the sector. In 2011 the pay is £32,800 and £42,300 respectively.
IT staff in Rubber & Plastic Manufacturing represents 1.3% of the total employees. The corresponding figure for all Manufacturers is 3.5%. Software staff is the largest component for both sectors representing 0.5% and 1.3% respectively of all employment.
By far the largest IT staff function in Aerospace Manufacturing is software. It involves nearly half of all IT staff. Management is the next largest followed by operations.
IT spend per employee is notably smaller in Food, Drink, Tobacco Manufacture compared with the UK as a whole. This is the case across all employee ranges but less so with large organisations.