The table below looks at the statistics for Signal Processing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Signal Processing
Rank 749 812 727
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -85
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 121 78 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.073% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.089% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 98 70 121
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £33,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88402 87972 86598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.84% 82.36% 80.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72008 69893 72211
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Signal Processing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Signal Processing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Trend

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

Signal Processing Salary Trend in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

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

Signal Processing Salary Histogram in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 +60 119 £40,000 +23.07% 37
South East -2 37 £35,000 +18.64% 18
South West +1 28 £40,000 +26.98% 4
East of England +3 17 £47,500 +35.71% 10
London -9 17 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Hampshire +9 15 £47,500 +66.66% 2
West Midlands -13 13 £38,500 -3.75%
Gloucestershire - 12 £40,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 12 £32,500 - 2
Oxford - 12 £33,750 -
Cambridge +6 9 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Surrey +3 9 £43,000 -20.73% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Cheltenham - 9 £40,000 -
Dorset -22 8 £37,500 +19.04%
Abingdon - 8 £32,500 - 1
Fareham - 8 £47,500 -
Essex - 7 £52,500 - 6
Uxbridge - 6 £40,000 -
Weymouth - 6 £37,500 -
Guildford +13 5 £23,250 -62.80% 4
Birmingham - 5 - -
City of London +12 4 £105,000 -
Manchester +1 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Bristol -7 4 £40,000 -23.80%
North West -13 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Coventry - 4 £38,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £50,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £50,000 -
Gloucester - 3 £50,000 - 1

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Signal Processing 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 Signal Processing.

1 173 (70.90%) C++
2 128 (52.46%) C
3 114 (46.72%) Software Engineering
4 94 (38.52%) Degree
5 92 (37.70%) Digital Signal Processing
6 85 (34.84%) Algorithms
7 79 (32.38%) MATLAB
8 58 (23.77%) Linux
8 58 (23.77%) Mathematics
9 55 (22.54%) Java
9 55 (22.54%) VHDL
10 54 (22.13%) Electronics
11 49 (20.08%) C#
11 49 (20.08%) Physics
12 47 (19.26%) Security Cleared
13 45 (18.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 44 (18.03%) SC Cleared
15 43 (17.62%) PhD
16 41 (16.80%) OO
17 39 (15.98%) Windows
17 39 (15.98%) Computer Science
18 36 (14.75%) Firmware
19 34 (13.93%) Embedded Systems
20 30 (12.30%) Python
21 27 (11.07%) Embedded C
22 26 (10.66%) UML
23 24 (9.84%) Embedded Software Development
23 24 (9.84%) Image Processing
24 23 (9.43%) Machine Learning
24 23 (9.43%) OOD

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Signal Processing 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 Signal Processing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) Simulink
2 6 (2.46%) MS Office
3 4 (1.64%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.97%) Wireless
2 11 (4.51%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.10%) GPRS
4 8 (3.28%) DVB
4 8 (3.28%) LTE
5 6 (2.46%) Software-Defined Radio
6 4 (1.64%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.23%) UMTS
7 3 (1.23%) GSM
7 3 (1.23%) HSPA
7 3 (1.23%) CDMA2000
7 3 (1.23%) WiMAX
8 2 (0.82%) 3G
8 2 (0.82%) WCDMA
8 2 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.82%) Multicast
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.41%) OFDM
9 1 (0.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.46%) Data Mining
2 3 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (7.79%) Subversion
2 8 (3.28%) LabVIEW
2 8 (3.28%) Bugzilla
2 8 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (2.87%) TortoiseSVN
4 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.64%) PVCS
6 2 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.82%) GCC
7 1 (0.41%) GDB
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 54 (22.13%) Electronics
2 17 (6.97%) Finance
3 16 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.46%) Banking
5 4 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.64%) Automotive
6 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.23%) Military
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
8 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (32.79%) Software Engineer
2 53 (21.72%) Developer
3 37 (15.16%) Systems Engineer
4 32 (13.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 31 (12.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 31 (12.70%) Software Developer
6 27 (11.07%) Design Engineer
7 20 (8.20%) Programmer
8 17 (6.97%) Electronics Engineer
8 17 (6.97%) Software Programmer
8 17 (6.97%) Research Engineer
9 15 (6.15%) C++ Developer
10 12 (4.92%) C++ Software Developer
11 11 (4.51%) Hardware Engineer
11 11 (4.51%) FPGA Engineer
12 10 (4.10%) Senior Design Engineer
12 10 (4.10%) C++ Programmer
12 10 (4.10%) DSP Engineer
13 9 (3.69%) FPGA Design Engineer
14 8 (3.28%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.02%) Qt
2 7 (2.87%) OpenCL
2 7 (2.87%) OpenMP
3 6 (2.46%) Web Services
4 2 (0.82%) Flash
4 2 (0.82%) HTML
4 2 (0.82%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) CSS
4 2 (0.82%) JSP
4 2 (0.82%) STL
4 2 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.41%) OpenCV
5 1 (0.41%) CryEngine
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (34.84%) Algorithms
2 58 (23.77%) Mathematics
3 55 (22.54%) VHDL
4 49 (20.08%) Physics
5 45 (18.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 39 (15.98%) Computer Science
7 34 (13.93%) Embedded Systems
8 20 (8.20%) Statistics
8 20 (8.20%) Visualisation
9 16 (6.56%) Verilog
9 16 (6.56%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (4.51%) Neural Network
11 10 (4.10%) Device Driver
12 8 (3.28%) MPEG
12 8 (3.28%) Data Structures
13 7 (2.87%) Mechatronics
13 7 (2.87%) SystemC
13 7 (2.87%) Biometrics
14 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (2.05%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 58 (23.77%) Linux
2 39 (15.98%) Windows
3 14 (5.74%) UNIX
4 5 (2.05%) Android
4 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.41%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (46.72%) Software Engineering
2 92 (37.70%) Digital Signal Processing
3 41 (16.80%) OO
4 26 (10.66%) UML
5 24 (9.84%) Embedded Software Development
5 24 (9.84%) Image Processing
6 23 (9.43%) Machine Learning
6 23 (9.43%) OOD
7 20 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (7.79%) Pattern Recognition
9 17 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (6.15%) Project Management
10 15 (6.15%) Multithreading
11 14 (5.74%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.51%) Customer Engagement
13 9 (3.69%) Validation
14 8 (3.28%) Logistics
14 8 (3.28%) Video Processing
14 8 (3.28%) Data Visualisation
14 8 (3.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 173 (70.90%) C++
2 128 (52.46%) C
3 79 (32.38%) MATLAB
4 55 (22.54%) Java
5 49 (20.08%) C#
6 30 (12.30%) Python
7 27 (11.07%) Embedded C
8 21 (8.61%) Embedded C++
9 17 (6.97%) Assembly Language
10 12 (4.92%) Fortran
11 10 (4.10%) Perl
11 10 (4.10%) SQL
12 7 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.23%) Tcl
14 2 (0.82%) Ruby
14 2 (0.82%) Erlang
14 2 (0.82%) VB
14 2 (0.82%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 94 (38.52%) Degree
2 47 (19.26%) Security Cleared
3 44 (18.03%) SC Cleared
4 43 (17.62%) PhD
5 10 (4.10%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (2.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) VCP4
7 1 (0.41%) HNC
7 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 36 (14.75%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (6.97%) Xilinx
2 11 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.69%) MathWorks
4 7 (2.87%) Altera
4 7 (2.87%) Renesas
5 5 (2.05%) FactSet
5 5 (2.05%) Intel
5 5 (2.05%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.23%) EMC
7 2 (0.82%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) Synopsys
7 2 (0.82%) Cadence
8 1 (0.41%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) Agilent
8 1 (0.41%) Sun
8 1 (0.41%) HP
8 1 (0.41%) Genesys
8 1 (0.41%) MKS
8 1 (0.41%) Perforce
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