The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 631 699 608
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -91
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 245 190 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.45% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 206 167 219
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39478 41969 39340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.65% 39.73% 38.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31471 32600 32070
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend

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

Embedded Systems Salary Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 within the UK.

Embedded Systems Salary Histogram in the UK

Embedded Systems
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 Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 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
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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 +58 237 £42,500 - 85
South East -11 86 £42,500 -15.00% 26
East of England +2 46 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Cambridgeshire -8 32 £53,750 +26.47% 16
Cambridge -11 31 £60,000 +41.17% 16
South West -8 27 £45,000 - 6
Surrey -18 25 £45,000 -10.00% 8
London +33 23 £52,500 - 9
Berkshire +6 22 £30,000 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +41 17 £37,500 -10.71% 10
West Midlands -17 15 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Hampshire -10 14 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Derbyshire +30 13 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire +4 13 £35,000 -14.11% 2
Derby +21 12 £37,500 -25.00% 2
City of London +9 12 £52,500 -4.54% 1
West Sussex +6 12 £42,500 -15.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +18 10 £42,500 +41.66% 7
Bracknell -7 10 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Newbury - 10 £50,000 -
Redhill - 10 £45,000 - 1
Sheffield - 10 £35,000 -
Worthing - 10 £42,500 - 1
Dorset - 10 £42,500 -
Oxford - 9 £42,500 - 2
Staffordshire +2 8 £50,000 +42.85%
Bristol -8 8 £45,000 - 2
North East -9 8 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Durham +15 7 £35,000 -15.66%

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems.

1 376 (67.38%) C++
2 355 (63.62%) Software Engineering
3 321 (57.53%) C
4 234 (41.94%) Linux
5 224 (40.14%) Degree
6 136 (24.37%) C#
7 129 (23.12%) Electronics
8 120 (21.51%) Computer Science
9 115 (20.61%) Java
10 102 (18.28%) Windows
11 98 (17.56%) Python
11 98 (17.56%) Embedded C
12 89 (15.95%) Firmware
13 87 (15.59%) Embedded C++
14 80 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
15 73 (13.08%) UML
16 64 (11.47%) OO
17 59 (10.57%) .NET
18 55 (9.86%) JavaScript
18 55 (9.86%) Mathematics
19 54 (9.68%) TCP/IP
20 53 (9.50%) XML
21 52 (9.32%) Algorithms
22 50 (8.96%) Automotive
23 43 (7.71%) UNIX
23 43 (7.71%) Assembly Language
24 42 (7.53%) Android
25 41 (7.35%) Multithreading
25 41 (7.35%) SQL Server
26 39 (6.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Embedded Systems 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 Embedded Systems. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (1.97%) Node.js
2 6 (1.08%) CloudStack
2 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.90%) Apache
4 4 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 35 (6.27%) Simulink
2 26 (4.66%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.97%) Stateflow
3 11 (1.97%) MS Office
4 7 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.25%) MS Project
5 4 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) TargetLink
6 2 (0.36%) Maya
6 2 (0.36%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.36%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 32 (5.73%) Wireless
3 25 (4.48%) Internet
4 21 (3.76%) GSM
5 20 (3.58%) Ethernet
6 15 (2.69%) GPRS
7 13 (2.33%) Bluetooth
8 12 (2.15%) LDAP
9 11 (1.97%) FTP
9 11 (1.97%) HTTP
9 11 (1.97%) Kerberos
9 11 (1.97%) 3G
10 9 (1.61%) SSL
11 8 (1.43%) DVB
12 4 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.72%) NFC
12 4 (0.72%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.54%) Modbus
13 3 (0.54%) 4G
13 3 (0.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
2 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.30%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.76%) Subversion
4 14 (2.51%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (2.15%) MSBuild
6 11 (1.97%) AccuRev
7 10 (1.79%) ClearCase
8 7 (1.25%) GCC
8 7 (1.25%) GDB
8 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.90%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.54%) JIRA
10 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.54%) Ant
10 3 (0.54%) Maven
11 2 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.36%) Emacs
12 1 (0.18%) Redmine
12 1 (0.18%) Trac
General
1 129 (23.12%) Electronics
2 50 (8.96%) Automotive
3 36 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 35 (6.27%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.66%) Finance
6 20 (3.58%) Aerospace
6 20 (3.58%) Banking
7 15 (2.69%) Marketing
8 14 (2.51%) Military
9 12 (2.15%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.43%) Retail
11 3 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 240 (43.01%) Software Engineer
2 97 (17.38%) Senior Software Engineer
3 96 (17.20%) Developer
4 94 (16.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 43 (7.71%) C++ Developer
6 40 (7.17%) Test Engineer
7 37 (6.63%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 30 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 30 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
9 29 (5.20%) Electronics Engineer
10 28 (5.02%) Design Engineer
10 28 (5.02%) Hardware Engineer
10 28 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
11 27 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
12 22 (3.94%) Integration Engineer
13 21 (3.76%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) Architect
15 19 (3.41%) C Software Engineer
16 17 (3.05%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.57%) .NET
2 53 (9.50%) XML
3 32 (5.73%) HTML
4 23 (4.12%) RESTful
5 22 (3.94%) Middleware
6 20 (3.58%) Web Services
7 19 (3.41%) WinForms
7 19 (3.41%) XSD
7 19 (3.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 18 (3.23%) HTML5
9 15 (2.69%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.69%) Spring
10 14 (2.51%) CSS
10 14 (2.51%) STL
10 14 (2.51%) Silverlight
11 13 (2.33%) REST
11 13 (2.33%) WPF
11 13 (2.33%) MFC
12 12 (2.15%) XSLT
12 12 (2.15%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 120 (21.51%) Computer Science
2 55 (9.86%) Mathematics
3 52 (9.32%) Algorithms
4 39 (6.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 36 (6.45%) VHDL
6 33 (5.91%) Cryptography
7 32 (5.73%) Device Driver
8 25 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (4.48%) Open Source
9 19 (3.41%) Physics
10 16 (2.87%) Client/Server
10 16 (2.87%) MPEG
11 14 (2.51%) Telematics
11 14 (2.51%) Home Automation
11 14 (2.51%) Mobile App
12 13 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (2.15%) 3D Graphics
14 10 (1.79%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.79%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 234 (41.94%) Linux
2 102 (18.28%) Windows
3 43 (7.71%) UNIX
4 42 (7.53%) Android
5 29 (5.20%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (4.84%) VxWorks
7 22 (3.94%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.25%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.72%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.72%) Tizen
10 3 (0.54%) LynxOS
11 2 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (63.62%) Software Engineering
2 80 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (13.08%) UML
4 64 (11.47%) OO
5 41 (7.35%) Multithreading
6 39 (6.99%) Project Management
7 33 (5.91%) Information Security
8 31 (5.56%) OOD
9 29 (5.20%) Signal Processing
10 28 (5.02%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.02%) Validation
11 27 (4.84%) Embedded Software Development
12 26 (4.66%) Scrum
13 25 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (3.94%) Data Protection
15 21 (3.76%) E-Commerce
16 20 (3.58%) Test Automation
16 20 (3.58%) Memory Management
17 19 (3.41%) Systems Analysis
18 17 (3.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 376 (67.38%) C++
2 321 (57.53%) C
3 136 (24.37%) C#
4 115 (20.61%) Java
5 98 (17.56%) Python
5 98 (17.56%) Embedded C
6 87 (15.59%) Embedded C++
7 55 (9.86%) JavaScript
8 43 (7.71%) Assembly Language
9 38 (6.81%) SQL
10 30 (5.38%) MATLAB
10 30 (5.38%) Objective-C
11 19 (3.41%) Ada
12 17 (3.05%) PHP
13 15 (2.69%) Shell Script
14 14 (2.51%) Perl
15 12 (2.15%) T-SQL
15 12 (2.15%) XPath
15 12 (2.15%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (40.14%) Degree
2 32 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.97%) Chartered Engineer
5 9 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.43%) PhD
7 5 (0.90%) VCP4
8 3 (0.54%) HND
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.94%) ISO 9001
2 20 (3.58%) QA
3 14 (2.51%) JTAG
4 12 (2.15%) ISO 9000
5 8 (1.43%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.72%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.18%) DO-254
System Software
1 89 (15.95%) Firmware
2 11 (1.97%) NFS
3 4 (0.72%) Xen
3 4 (0.72%) XenServer
4 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (5.91%) EMC
2 26 (4.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.76%) NEC
4 17 (3.05%) Oracle
5 12 (2.15%) Lauterbach
6 10 (1.79%) Freescale
7 9 (1.61%) Fujitsu
7 9 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
7 9 (1.61%) Atmel
8 8 (1.43%) Apple
8 8 (1.43%) MathWorks
9 7 (1.25%) Altera
10 4 (0.72%) MKS
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix
10 4 (0.72%) Google
11 3 (0.54%) Broadcom
11 3 (0.54%) HP
11 3 (0.54%) QNX
12 2 (0.36%) Mitel
12 2 (0.36%) Zend
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