The table below looks at the statistics for the Embedded Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 723 691 601
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -90
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 167 211 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 146 181 247
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106438 102688 109004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.55% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 86956 85302 92787
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Embedded Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Embedded Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK.

Embedded Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 within the UK.

Embedded Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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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
England -37 148 £40,000 - 62
South East -42 40 £45,000 +1.12% 15
West Midlands -10 32 £35,000 +7.69% 7
East of England -27 31 £47,500 +11.76% 17
Cambridgeshire -13 21 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Cambridge 0 19 £50,000 +6.95% 12
Wales +17 17 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Staffordshire - 15 £37,500 - 2
South West -44 13 £50,000 +33.33% 9
East Midlands +5 12 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Powys - 12 - - 1
Mid Wales - 12 - - 1
Hampshire +2 11 £47,500 +26.66% 5
Yorkshire -24 11 £40,000 +9.58% 2
South Yorkshire - 11 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield - 11 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire -32 9 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Worcestershire - 8 £33,750 -
Redditch - 8 £33,750 -
Kent -1 7 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Sussex -17 7 £42,500 -11.45% 1
Lichfield - 7 £37,500 - 1
Suffolk +17 6 £45,000 +28.57% 1
London +5 6 £38,750 -8.82% 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 6 £32,750 -
Derbyshire - 6 £40,000 - 1
Tewkesbury - 6 £50,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £45,000 +6.50% 2
Coventry -16 5 £32,500 - 1

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title.

1 356 (95.70%) Software Engineering
2 335 (90.05%) C
3 289 (77.69%) C++
4 159 (42.74%) Degree
5 137 (36.83%) Embedded C
6 136 (36.56%) Linux
7 123 (33.06%) Electronics
8 102 (27.42%) Embedded C++
9 80 (21.51%) UML
10 73 (19.62%) C#
11 67 (18.01%) Windows
12 66 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (17.20%) Python
14 59 (15.86%) Embedded Systems
14 59 (15.86%) Embedded Software Development
15 54 (14.52%) Embedded Linux
16 52 (13.98%) TCP/IP
17 51 (13.71%) Computer Science
18 50 (13.44%) Firmware
19 42 (11.29%) Automotive
20 41 (11.02%) Assembly Language
21 39 (10.48%) OO
22 38 (10.22%) Wireless
22 38 (10.22%) Multithreading
23 37 (9.95%) Algorithms
24 35 (9.41%) Ethernet
25 34 (9.14%) .NET
26 29 (7.80%) Unit Testing
27 28 (7.53%) Android
27 28 (7.53%) Validation

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Embedded Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Embedded Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (6.18%) Simulink
2 17 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.57%) TargetLink
3 12 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (3.23%) Stateflow
4 4 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.98%) TCP/IP
2 38 (10.22%) Wireless
3 35 (9.41%) Ethernet
4 23 (6.18%) GSM
5 21 (5.65%) GPRS
6 17 (4.57%) ZigBee
7 16 (4.30%) Bluetooth
8 11 (2.96%) 802.15
8 11 (2.96%) RTP
9 9 (2.42%) SSL
9 9 (2.42%) Broadband
9 9 (2.42%) FTP
9 9 (2.42%) Network Security
10 5 (1.34%) LAN
11 4 (1.08%) Gigabit Ethernet
11 4 (1.08%) WAN
11 4 (1.08%) HTTP
11 4 (1.08%) Internet
11 4 (1.08%) DVB
12 3 (0.81%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (5.11%) Subversion
2 18 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.30%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (2.42%) VectorCAST
5 7 (1.88%) LabVIEW
6 5 (1.34%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.81%) PVCS
9 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.27%) GDB
9 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 123 (33.06%) Electronics
2 42 (11.29%) Automotive
3 21 (5.65%) Aerospace
4 18 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.96%) Multimedia
6 9 (2.42%) Finance
7 7 (1.88%) Marketing
8 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.34%) Retail
10 4 (1.08%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.81%) French Language
11 3 (0.81%) German Language
11 3 (0.81%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.54%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.27%) Military
13 1 (0.27%) Avionics
13 1 (0.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.14%) .NET
2 21 (5.65%) Middleware
3 16 (4.30%) MFC
4 14 (3.76%) XML
5 11 (2.96%) RESTful
6 10 (2.69%) JSON
7 8 (2.15%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.88%) HTML
9 6 (1.61%) Qt
10 5 (1.34%) OpenGL
11 4 (1.08%) Direct3D
11 4 (1.08%) WinForms
12 2 (0.54%) WPF
12 2 (0.54%) GTK+
12 2 (0.54%) HTML5
12 2 (0.54%) FreeSWITCH
12 2 (0.54%) WebRTC
12 2 (0.54%) Flash
12 2 (0.54%) POSIX
13 1 (0.27%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.86%) Embedded Systems
2 51 (13.71%) Computer Science
3 37 (9.95%) Algorithms
4 28 (7.53%) Device Driver
5 24 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.49%) CAN bus
7 12 (3.23%) Streaming Video
8 11 (2.96%) MPEG
8 11 (2.96%) Physics
9 10 (2.69%) VHDL
10 9 (2.42%) Mathematics
11 8 (2.15%) STB
11 8 (2.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (2.15%) IPTV
11 8 (2.15%) Digital Media
11 8 (2.15%) Home Automation
12 7 (1.88%) Open Source
13 6 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.61%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.61%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 136 (36.56%) Linux
2 67 (18.01%) Windows
3 54 (14.52%) Embedded Linux
4 28 (7.53%) Android
5 12 (3.23%) VxWorks
6 11 (2.96%) Windows CE
7 10 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.42%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.61%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.54%) uClinux
11 1 (0.27%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.27%) pSOS
11 1 (0.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (95.70%) Software Engineering
2 80 (21.51%) UML
3 66 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (15.86%) Embedded Software Development
5 39 (10.48%) OO
6 38 (10.22%) Multithreading
7 29 (7.80%) Unit Testing
8 28 (7.53%) Validation
9 27 (7.26%) Integration Testing
10 26 (6.99%) Software Architecture
11 25 (6.72%) Scrum
12 17 (4.57%) Configuration Management
13 16 (4.30%) System Testing
14 15 (4.03%) Signal Processing
14 15 (4.03%) Automated Testing
15 13 (3.49%) Software Testing
16 12 (3.23%) Requirements Management
16 12 (3.23%) Time Management
16 12 (3.23%) Yourdon
17 11 (2.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (90.05%) C
2 289 (77.69%) C++
3 137 (36.83%) Embedded C
4 102 (27.42%) Embedded C++
5 73 (19.62%) C#
6 64 (17.20%) Python
7 41 (11.02%) Assembly Language
8 24 (6.45%) Java
9 15 (4.03%) Perl
9 15 (4.03%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.96%) Ruby
11 9 (2.42%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.42%) Groovy
11 9 (2.42%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.34%) SQL
13 4 (1.08%) C++/CLI
13 4 (1.08%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.81%) VB
14 3 (0.81%) PHP
14 3 (0.81%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 159 (42.74%) Degree
2 11 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.69%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.69%) ISEB
4 3 (0.81%) HND
5 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.57%) IEC 61508
2 14 (3.76%) JTAG
3 13 (3.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 50 (13.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.57%) MKS
3 12 (3.23%) MathWorks
4 11 (2.96%) QNX
5 10 (2.69%) EMC
6 8 (2.15%) NEC
7 5 (1.34%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.08%) Xilinx
8 4 (1.08%) Borland
8 4 (1.08%) IBM
9 3 (0.81%) Freescale
9 3 (0.81%) VeriFone
10 2 (0.54%) Intel
11 1 (0.27%) Perforce
11 1 (0.27%) Sun
11 1 (0.27%) Renesas
11 1 (0.27%) Atmel
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