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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 711 670 635
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -35
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 193 242 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 166 171 175
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,875 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
44661 44301 42830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.93% 38.84% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35936 34488 34632
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -27 173 £40,000 -5.88% 50
South East -17 61 £45,000 +5.88% 14
East of England +11 44 £40,000 -11.11% 14
London -9 30 £52,000 +4.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 22 £40,000 - 1
Surrey +15 20 £45,000 +16.12% 2
Scotland +7 15 £40,000 - 1
East Sussex +14 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Brighton +14 11 £45,000 +5.88%
South West -26 11 £42,500 - 6
Oxfordshire +8 10 £48,500 -7.61% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £45,000 - 14
Edinburgh -7 10 £40,000 -5.88% 1
North West -2 9 £34,000 -22.28% 4
Cambridge -4 8 £58,750 +30.55% 13
Hampshire +22 7 £37,500 -3.84% 2
East Midlands -2 7 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Redhill - 7 £45,000 -
West Midlands -12 6 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Borehamwood - 6 £40,000 -
City of London +28 5 £38,750 -16.21%
Woking +5 5 £40,000 -
Suffolk +4 5 £50,000 +49.25%
Berkshire +1 5 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Merseyside - 5 £34,000 -
Watford - 5 £35,000 -
Essex - 5 £40,000 - 1
Derby +5 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Staffordshire -6 4 £37,000 -1.33%
Oxford -8 4 £47,500 -9.52%

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 264 (62.26%) C++
2 225 (53.07%) C
3 213 (50.24%) Software Engineering
4 191 (45.05%) Degree
5 149 (35.14%) Linux
6 144 (33.96%) Electronics
7 87 (20.52%) Computer Science
8 77 (18.16%) C#
9 72 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (16.75%) Firmware
11 69 (16.27%) Windows
12 67 (15.80%) Python
13 64 (15.09%) Embedded C
14 59 (13.92%) Mathematics
15 53 (12.50%) Java
16 52 (12.26%) Android
17 50 (11.79%) Manufacturing
18 45 (10.61%) Embedded C++
19 42 (9.91%) UML
20 41 (9.67%) Algorithms
21 38 (8.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 36 (8.49%) EMC
22 36 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (8.25%) Unit Testing
23 35 (8.25%) OO
23 35 (8.25%) TCP/IP
24 34 (8.02%) Subversion
25 33 (7.78%) Automotive
26 32 (7.55%) TDD
26 32 (7.55%) Apple iOS

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.59%) Simulink
3 4 (0.94%) MS Office
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.25%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.08%) Ethernet
3 22 (5.19%) Bluetooth
4 21 (4.95%) Internet
5 17 (4.01%) Wireless
6 11 (2.59%) HTTP
7 10 (2.36%) NFC
8 9 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.65%) LDAP
10 6 (1.42%) Modbus
11 5 (1.18%) RFID
12 4 (0.94%) Firewall
12 4 (0.94%) DHCP
12 4 (0.94%) Broadband
12 4 (0.94%) GPRS
12 4 (0.94%) GSM
13 3 (0.71%) PSTN
13 3 (0.71%) FTP
13 3 (0.71%) DVB
13 3 (0.71%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.65%) MySQL
1 7 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.71%) Big Data
3 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (8.02%) Subversion
2 28 (6.60%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.13%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.66%) LabVIEW
5 12 (2.83%) Bugzilla
5 12 (2.83%) ClearCase
6 8 (1.89%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.42%) JIRA
8 4 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.71%) Mocha
9 3 (0.71%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.47%) GDB
10 2 (0.47%) Redmine
11 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.24%) LLVM
11 1 (0.24%) Trac
11 1 (0.24%) Emacs
11 1 (0.24%) jEdit
11 1 (0.24%) NetBeans
General
1 144 (33.96%) Electronics
2 50 (11.79%) Manufacturing
3 33 (7.78%) Automotive
4 26 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.48%) Finance
6 18 (4.25%) Marketing
7 11 (2.59%) Military
8 8 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.18%) Games
10 4 (0.94%) Banking
11 3 (0.71%) Avionics
11 3 (0.71%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 161 (37.97%) Software Engineer
2 85 (20.05%) Developer
3 54 (12.74%) Senior Software Engineer
4 53 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
5 45 (10.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 43 (10.14%) Hardware Engineer
7 39 (9.20%) Design Engineer
8 26 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (4.72%) C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (4.48%) C Developer
11 17 (4.01%) C++ Developer
11 17 (4.01%) Architect
12 13 (3.07%) Software Developer
12 13 (3.07%) iOS Developer
13 11 (2.59%) Senior Design Engineer
13 11 (2.59%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
14 10 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
14 10 (2.36%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.36%) Principal Engineer
15 9 (2.12%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.37%) .NET
2 19 (4.48%) HTML
3 17 (4.01%) XML
4 15 (3.54%) MFC
4 15 (3.54%) Web Services
5 14 (3.30%) Qt
6 13 (3.07%) STL
7 11 (2.59%) HTML5
8 10 (2.36%) WinForms
9 9 (2.12%) RESTful
9 9 (2.12%) CSS
9 9 (2.12%) Middleware
10 5 (1.18%) WebGL
10 5 (1.18%) CSS3
11 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.71%) REST
12 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
13 2 (0.47%) WebKit
13 2 (0.47%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 87 (20.52%) Computer Science
2 59 (13.92%) Mathematics
3 41 (9.67%) Algorithms
4 38 (8.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 36 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (7.08%) VHDL
7 27 (6.37%) Physics
8 24 (5.66%) Verilog
9 19 (4.48%) Device Driver
9 19 (4.48%) Mobile App
10 14 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (3.30%) Telematics
11 13 (3.07%) Visualisation
11 13 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.36%) User Experience
12 10 (2.36%) Smartphone
12 10 (2.36%) Smartcard
13 9 (2.12%) Streaming Video
13 9 (2.12%) IPTV
13 9 (2.12%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 149 (35.14%) Linux
2 69 (16.27%) Windows
3 52 (12.26%) Android
4 32 (7.55%) Apple iOS
5 30 (7.08%) Embedded Linux
6 17 (4.01%) UNIX
7 9 (2.12%) VxWorks
8 6 (1.42%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.94%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.94%) OpenWrt
10 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.71%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.47%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (50.24%) Software Engineering
2 72 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (9.91%) UML
4 35 (8.25%) OO
4 35 (8.25%) Unit Testing
5 32 (7.55%) TDD
5 32 (7.55%) SDLC
6 31 (7.31%) Cyber Security
7 28 (6.60%) Open Source
7 28 (6.60%) Waterfall
7 28 (6.60%) Validation
8 25 (5.90%) OOD
9 23 (5.42%) Systems Analysis
9 23 (5.42%) Software Architecture
10 22 (5.19%) iOS Development
11 20 (4.72%) Signal Processing
12 18 (4.25%) Multithreading
12 18 (4.25%) Project Management
13 13 (3.07%) OOP
14 10 (2.36%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 264 (62.26%) C++
2 225 (53.07%) C
3 77 (18.16%) C#
4 67 (15.80%) Python
5 64 (15.09%) Embedded C
6 53 (12.50%) Java
7 45 (10.61%) Embedded C++
8 25 (5.90%) Bash Shell
9 22 (5.19%) MATLAB
10 20 (4.72%) Lua
10 20 (4.72%) JavaScript
11 19 (4.48%) Assembly Language
12 13 (3.07%) SQL
12 13 (3.07%) VC++
13 11 (2.59%) Objective-C
14 10 (2.36%) Tcl
15 8 (1.89%) Perl
16 7 (1.65%) VB
17 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.42%) R
Qualifications
1 191 (45.05%) Degree
2 29 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.72%) PhD
5 2 (0.47%) HNC
5 2 (0.47%) HND
5 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.18%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.71%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.71%) JTAG
6 1 (0.24%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.24%) ARP4761
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (16.75%) Firmware
2 5 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.47%) NFS
4 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (0.71%) Iperf
Vendors
1 36 (8.49%) EMC
2 22 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.77%) Mentor Graphics
3 16 (3.77%) Atmel
3 16 (3.77%) Freescale
4 14 (3.30%) Fujitsu
4 14 (3.30%) NEC
5 8 (1.89%) Apple
6 7 (1.65%) Oracle
6 7 (1.65%) Xilinx
7 5 (1.18%) QNX
8 4 (0.94%) Altera
9 3 (0.71%) SAP
9 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.47%) Cadence
10 2 (0.47%) MathWorks
10 2 (0.47%) Lattice Semiconductor
10 2 (0.47%) Synopsys
11 1 (0.24%) Telerik
11 1 (0.24%) Wind River
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