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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Software Engineer
Rank 716 685 619
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -66
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 187 193 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 160 171 265
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £48,200
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
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -37 164 £40,000 - 56
South East -29 37 £45,000 - 7
East of England -38 33 £45,000 +2.85% 23
West Midlands +4 32 £37,500 +15.38% 5
East Midlands +21 24 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 22 £47,500 -2.06% 20
Cambridge -15 18 £45,000 -7.21% 13
Staffordshire - 18 £37,500 - 3
Wales +11 17 £30,250 -28.82% 2
Powys - 15 - - 1
Mid Wales - 15 - - 1
London -22 13 £32,000 -24.70%
Derbyshire - 13 £40,000 -
South West -57 12 £45,750 +11.58% 8
Yorkshire -32 11 £45,000 +23.28% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Nottingham +6 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Lichfield - 9 £37,500 - 1
Kent 0 8 £50,000 +11.11%
Gloucestershire -21 8 £50,000 +33.33% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £40,000 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 8 £34,000 - 1
Derby - 8 £40,000 -
Hampshire -6 7 £50,000 +53.84% 2
Hertfordshire -8 7 £43,750 -2.77% 4
East Sussex -24 7 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 7 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 6 £37,500 -
Redditch - 6 £37,500 -
Berkshire +4 5 £35,000 +5.26% 1

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 375 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 364 (92.62%) C
3 313 (79.64%) C++
4 163 (41.48%) Degree
5 146 (37.15%) Linux
6 140 (35.62%) Embedded C
7 131 (33.33%) Electronics
8 115 (29.26%) Embedded C++
9 86 (21.88%) C#
10 78 (19.85%) UML
11 74 (18.83%) Embedded Linux
12 69 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (17.56%) Windows
13 65 (16.54%) Embedded Software Development
14 63 (16.03%) TCP/IP
15 62 (15.78%) Firmware
15 62 (15.78%) Python
16 56 (14.25%) Embedded Systems
17 54 (13.74%) Computer Science
18 48 (12.21%) Assembly Language
19 42 (10.69%) Wireless
20 41 (10.43%) Java
21 39 (9.92%) Multithreading
22 38 (9.67%) Ethernet
22 38 (9.67%) Automotive
23 37 (9.41%) .NET
24 35 (8.91%) OO
25 32 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
26 31 (7.89%) Unit Testing
27 30 (7.63%) XML

Embedded Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (0.51%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.58%) Simulink
2 15 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.82%) TargetLink
3 11 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.80%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.76%) MS Office
5 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (16.03%) TCP/IP
2 42 (10.69%) Wireless
3 38 (9.67%) Ethernet
4 26 (6.62%) SSL
4 26 (6.62%) GSM
5 24 (6.11%) GPRS
6 21 (5.34%) Bluetooth
6 21 (5.34%) FTP
7 16 (4.07%) ZigBee
8 11 (2.80%) RTP
9 10 (2.54%) Broadband
10 9 (2.29%) Network Security
11 7 (1.78%) 802.15
11 7 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.02%) LTE
12 4 (1.02%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 4 (1.02%) HTTP
13 3 (0.76%) IPv6
13 3 (0.76%) Internet
13 3 (0.76%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (6.11%) Subversion
2 15 (3.82%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.05%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (2.04%) LabVIEW
6 7 (1.78%) VectorCAST
7 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.02%) JIRA
9 3 (0.76%) PVCS
10 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.25%) GDB
11 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 131 (33.33%) Electronics
2 38 (9.67%) Automotive
3 20 (5.09%) Manufacturing
3 20 (5.09%) Aerospace
4 17 (4.33%) Retail
5 14 (3.56%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.78%) Marketing
7 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.53%) Finance
8 4 (1.02%) Games
8 4 (1.02%) French Language
8 4 (1.02%) German Language
8 4 (1.02%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.02%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.76%) Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.41%) .NET
2 30 (7.63%) XML
3 14 (3.56%) MFC
4 13 (3.31%) Middleware
5 11 (2.80%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.78%) RESTful
6 7 (1.78%) HTML
7 6 (1.53%) Qt
7 6 (1.53%) JSON
8 5 (1.27%) WinForms
8 5 (1.27%) POSIX
8 5 (1.27%) OpenGL
9 4 (1.02%) Direct3D
10 2 (0.51%) WebRTC
10 2 (0.51%) GTK+
10 2 (0.51%) HTML5
10 2 (0.51%) FreeSWITCH
10 2 (0.51%) Flash
10 2 (0.51%) WPF
11 1 (0.25%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.78%) Firmware
2 56 (14.25%) Embedded Systems
3 54 (13.74%) Computer Science
4 32 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (7.12%) Device Driver
6 19 (4.83%) EMV
7 15 (3.82%) Cryptography
8 12 (3.05%) Streaming Video
8 12 (3.05%) VHDL
8 12 (3.05%) EFT
9 11 (2.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 11 (2.80%) Physics
10 10 (2.54%) Digital Media
10 10 (2.54%) MPEG
11 9 (2.29%) STB
12 8 (2.04%) IPTV
12 8 (2.04%) Home Automation
12 8 (2.04%) Mathematics
13 7 (1.78%) CAN bus
14 6 (1.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 146 (37.15%) Linux
2 74 (18.83%) Embedded Linux
3 69 (17.56%) Windows
4 26 (6.62%) Android
5 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.29%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.29%) Windows CE
7 4 (1.02%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.76%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (0.76%) UNIX
9 2 (0.51%) uClinux
10 1 (0.25%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.25%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (95.42%) Software Engineering
2 78 (19.85%) UML
3 69 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (16.54%) Embedded Software Development
5 39 (9.92%) Multithreading
6 35 (8.91%) OO
7 31 (7.89%) Unit Testing
8 29 (7.38%) Integration Testing
9 26 (6.62%) Validation
10 25 (6.36%) Scrum
11 20 (5.09%) Software Architecture
12 19 (4.83%) TDD
13 17 (4.33%) System Testing
13 17 (4.33%) Time Management
13 17 (4.33%) Configuration Management
14 16 (4.07%) Software Testing
15 15 (3.82%) Automated Testing
15 15 (3.82%) Signal Processing
16 13 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (3.05%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (92.62%) C
2 313 (79.64%) C++
3 140 (35.62%) Embedded C
4 115 (29.26%) Embedded C++
5 86 (21.88%) C#
6 62 (15.78%) Python
7 48 (12.21%) Assembly Language
8 41 (10.43%) Java
9 17 (4.33%) Perl
10 13 (3.31%) MATLAB
11 11 (2.80%) Ruby
12 9 (2.29%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.29%) Groovy
12 9 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.27%) SQL
13 5 (1.27%) VB
13 5 (1.27%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.02%) C-shell
15 2 (0.51%) VB6
15 2 (0.51%) Ada
Qualifications
1 163 (41.48%) Degree
2 12 (3.05%) ISEB
3 11 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.07%) JTAG
2 14 (3.56%) IEC 61508
3 9 (2.29%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.51%) QA
4 2 (0.51%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 23 (5.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.56%) MKS
3 12 (3.05%) VeriFone
4 11 (2.80%) MathWorks
5 9 (2.29%) EMC
6 8 (2.04%) NEC
7 6 (1.53%) QNX
8 4 (1.02%) IBM
9 3 (0.76%) Freescale
9 3 (0.76%) Perforce
9 3 (0.76%) Xilinx
9 3 (0.76%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.51%) Intel
11 1 (0.25%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) Sun
11 1 (0.25%) Atmel
11 1 (0.25%) Renesas
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