The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 234 238 211
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -27
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 12 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.033% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.040% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 5
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +8.12%
Signal Processing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5154 5029 4167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 85.15% 82.52% 82.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4309 4075 3568
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Signal Processing
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the South West region.

Signal Processing Salary Trend in the South West

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Signal Processing across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Signal Processing Salary Histogram in the South West

Signal Processing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 7 £39,000 - 3
Gloucestershire -18 3 £47,500 +5.55%
Somerset - 1 £32,500 -
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Signal Processing.

1 26 (81.25%) C++
2 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
3 16 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 14 (43.75%) Degree
5 12 (37.50%) C
5 12 (37.50%) Java
6 11 (34.38%) UML
7 10 (31.25%) OO
7 10 (31.25%) Electronics
7 10 (31.25%) Military
7 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) Digital Signal Processing
8 8 (25.00%) MATLAB
8 8 (25.00%) Linux
9 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.88%) Aerospace
9 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
10 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
10 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) OpenMP
10 6 (18.75%) Validation
10 6 (18.75%) Intel
10 6 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (18.75%) Parallel Programming
10 6 (18.75%) DO-178B
10 6 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
11 5 (15.63%) Windows
11 5 (15.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (12.50%) MySQL

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Signal Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.13%) GCC
2 1 (3.13%) GDB
General
1 10 (31.25%) Electronics
1 10 (31.25%) Military
2 7 (21.88%) Aerospace
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 13 (40.63%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) FPGA Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Systems Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Junior Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) C++ Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Junior
8 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) OpenMP
2 4 (12.50%) Qt
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) ActiveX
4 2 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (21.88%) Computer Science
3 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.38%) VHDL
6 1 (3.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 11 (34.38%) UML
3 10 (31.25%) OO
3 10 (31.25%) Digital Signal Processing
4 6 (18.75%) Concurrent Programming
4 6 (18.75%) Parallel Programming
4 6 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 6 (18.75%) Validation
5 4 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Pattern Recognition
6 3 (9.38%) SDLC
6 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) OOD
7 2 (6.25%) OOP
8 1 (3.13%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) C++
2 12 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) C
3 8 (25.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) Degree
2 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Intel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Freescale
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