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.
IT user support staff pay in Food, Drink & Tobacco Manufacturers is lower by between 10% and 25% than that for all Manufacturers, across organisation size. Top pay is £26,000 and £30,000 respectively in the largest concerns (1000+ employees).
Chemical Manufacturers pay IT strategy & planning staff over 20% more than the rest of Manufacturing. In large concerns (1000+ employees) the pay is over £70k in the Chemical Industry whilst it is around £55k for all Manufacturers.
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.
Publishing & Printing companies with 1000+ employees spend half their IT budgets on staff. This is ahead of that for all large Manufacturers. For all other sizes of organisation, Publishers & Printers outlay on IT staff is notably smaller.
The number of IT & telecom engineers employed in the whole of Manufacturing is continuing to decline. This has been the case since 2006. The demise is much more marked with Wood Manufacturing concerns.
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...
Large Electrical & Optical Manufacturers (1000+ employees) spend 6% of their turnover on IT. They have the highest ratio for large companies in Manufacturing. Publishing & Printing firms are next highest with 4%.