The table below looks at the statistics for JTAG skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank 866 862 840
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 31 28 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.026% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 31 24 34
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11682 10934 11662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.43% 9.99% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 9196 8385 9540
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

JTAG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

JTAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JTAG
Salary Trend

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

JTAG Salary Trend in the UK

JTAG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing JTAG over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

JTAG Salary Histogram in the UK

JTAG
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 0 30 £37,500 -6.25% 11
South Yorkshire - 12 £34,250 - 1
Yorkshire - 12 £34,250 - 1
South East +13 7 £52,500 +20.68% 1
East of England -32 6 £42,000 +12.00% 8
Barnsley - 6 £33,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £52,500 - 1
Cambridge -18 3 £52,500 +61.53% 5
Cambridgeshire -26 3 £52,500 +40.00% 6
Derbyshire - 3 £40,000 -
Essex - 3 £32,500 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £65,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Derby - 3 £40,000 -
South West -5 2 £40,750 -1.80%
Fareham - 2 £65,000 -
Bristol - 2 £40,750 -
Chelmsford - 1 £31,000 -
Southampton - 1 £35,000 -

JTAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing JTAG 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 JTAG.

1 39 (88.64%) C
2 32 (72.73%) Software Engineering
3 31 (70.45%) C++
4 28 (63.64%) Embedded C
5 25 (56.82%) Embedded C++
6 20 (45.45%) C#
6 20 (45.45%) Firmware
7 18 (40.91%) Linux
8 17 (38.64%) Degree
9 15 (34.09%) Electronics
10 13 (29.55%) GDB
10 13 (29.55%) Perl
10 13 (29.55%) Python
11 12 (27.27%) .NET
11 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
11 12 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (22.73%) Automotive
12 10 (22.73%) Android
12 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
13 9 (20.45%) Assembly Language
13 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
13 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
14 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
14 8 (18.18%) Wireless
14 8 (18.18%) Windows
14 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
15 7 (15.91%) VHDL
15 7 (15.91%) Mac OS
15 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
15 7 (15.91%) EMC

JTAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing JTAG 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 JTAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
2 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 8 (18.18%) Wireless
3 7 (15.91%) Network Security
4 6 (13.64%) Modbus
4 6 (13.64%) Profibus
4 6 (13.64%) GPRS
4 6 (13.64%) GSM
5 3 (6.82%) IPv6
6 1 (2.27%) IGMP
6 1 (2.27%) RTSP
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) SNMP
6 1 (2.27%) DECT
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) GDB
2 7 (15.91%) Bugzilla
2 7 (15.91%) Subversion
2 7 (15.91%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.55%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.27%) GCC
General
1 15 (34.09%) Electronics
2 10 (22.73%) Automotive
3 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 26 (59.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (25.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Principal Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) DSP Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Graduate
7 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.27%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (13.64%) MFC
2 6 (13.64%) Qt
3 1 (2.27%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (2.27%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 7 (15.91%) VHDL
4 6 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (13.64%) Device Driver
4 6 (13.64%) Home Automation
5 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
6 4 (9.09%) Physics
7 3 (6.82%) Verilog
8 1 (2.27%) STB
8 1 (2.27%) IPTV
8 1 (2.27%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.27%) MPEG
8 1 (2.27%) ASIC
8 1 (2.27%) CAN bus
8 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Android
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 7 (15.91%) Mac OS
5 4 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
3 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.09%) UML
6 3 (6.82%) Android Development
6 3 (6.82%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.55%) Signal Processing
7 2 (4.55%) CAD
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.27%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Validation
8 1 (2.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C
2 31 (70.45%) C++
3 28 (63.64%) Embedded C
4 25 (56.82%) Embedded C++
5 20 (45.45%) C#
6 13 (29.55%) Perl
6 13 (29.55%) Python
7 9 (20.45%) Assembly Language
8 7 (15.91%) Ruby
8 7 (15.91%) Groovy
8 7 (15.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (6.82%) MATLAB
9 3 (6.82%) Ada
10 1 (2.27%) SQL
10 1 (2.27%) VB
10 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Degree
2 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) PhD
4 1 (2.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) IEC 61508
2 2 (4.55%) DO-178B
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.91%) EMC
2 6 (13.64%) NEC
2 6 (13.64%) Freescale
2 6 (13.64%) Lauterbach
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Cadence
4 1 (2.27%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.27%) Altera
4 1 (2.27%) Actel
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