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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Signal Processing
Rank 765 797 749
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -48
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 121 105 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 102 92 128
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%

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
92363 90476 91973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.27% 81.69% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 75858 73597 77983
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
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 26 November 2014 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 26 November 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 +26 119 £40,000 +23.07% 30
South East +4 49 £37,500 +15.38% 14
South West +5 23 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East of England -34 21 £42,500 +25.92% 5
Surrey - 19 £43,000 - 6
London -11 17 £50,000 +25.00%
Oxfordshire +17 12 £30,000 -57.14% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Cambridge +5 12 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Gloucestershire - 12 £40,000 - 2
Oxford +19 11 £30,000 -57.14%
Cheltenham - 10 £40,000 - 1
Suffolk +16 9 £40,000 -
Hampshire -5 9 £47,500 +3.26% 6
Guildford - 9 £45,000 - 2
Abingdon -1 7 £30,000 +9.09%
West Midlands -7 7 £50,000 +53.84%
Bristol - 7 £40,000 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 7 £50,000 -
Staines - 5 £37,500 -
Fareham +4 4 £47,500 +3.26% 4
Stowmarket - 4 - -
Southampton +7 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Cornwall - 3 £32,500 -
Falmouth - 3 £32,500 -
Ipswich +7 2 £35,000 -
Scotland -4 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
City of London +36 1 £95,000 +26.66%

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 188 (78.01%) C++
2 140 (58.09%) C
3 114 (47.30%) Degree
4 93 (38.59%) Digital Signal Processing
5 86 (35.68%) MATLAB
5 86 (35.68%) Software Engineering
6 77 (31.95%) Algorithms
7 71 (29.46%) Java
8 65 (26.97%) PhD
9 61 (25.31%) C#
10 60 (24.90%) Linux
11 59 (24.48%) VHDL
11 59 (24.48%) Mathematics
12 51 (21.16%) Physics
12 51 (21.16%) Computer Science
13 48 (19.92%) Electronics
13 48 (19.92%) OO
14 45 (18.67%) Security Cleared
15 44 (18.26%) Windows
16 37 (15.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 32 (13.28%) Multithreading
17 32 (13.28%) Embedded Systems
18 28 (11.62%) SQL
19 27 (11.20%) Machine Learning
20 26 (10.79%) SC Cleared
21 23 (9.54%) UML
22 22 (9.13%) Embedded C
23 21 (8.71%) Python
23 21 (8.71%) Firmware
24 20 (8.30%) Embedded C++

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 20 (8.30%) Simulink
2 2 (0.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.47%) Wireless
2 8 (3.32%) DVB
2 8 (3.32%) Software-Defined Radio
3 6 (2.49%) LTE
4 4 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.66%) 3G
5 3 (1.24%) CDMA2000
5 3 (1.24%) GPRS
5 3 (1.24%) GSM
5 3 (1.24%) 3GPP
5 3 (1.24%) ZigBee
5 3 (1.24%) HSPA
5 3 (1.24%) 2G
5 3 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.24%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.24%) 4G
6 2 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.83%) Multicast
6 2 (0.83%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.49%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Subversion
2 6 (2.49%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.83%) GCC
5 1 (0.41%) GDB
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
General
1 48 (19.92%) Electronics
2 14 (5.81%) Finance
3 12 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.49%) Military
5 5 (2.07%) Banking
5 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.07%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (31.12%) Developer
2 64 (26.56%) Software Engineer
3 37 (15.35%) Software Developer
4 24 (9.96%) C++ Developer
5 23 (9.54%) Development Engineer
6 22 (9.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 22 (9.13%) C++ Software Engineer
7 21 (8.71%) Electronics Engineer
8 20 (8.30%) DSP Engineer
9 18 (7.47%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (5.81%) FPGA Developer
11 13 (5.39%) C++ Software Developer
12 12 (4.98%) Real Time Software Engineer
12 12 (4.98%) Real Time Engineer
13 11 (4.56%) Design Engineer
14 10 (4.15%) Firmware Engineer
14 10 (4.15%) Principal Engineer
15 8 (3.32%) Senior Software Engineer
16 7 (2.90%) Programmer
16 7 (2.90%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.81%) Web Services
2 11 (4.56%) Qt
3 7 (2.90%) JSP
3 7 (2.90%) .NET
4 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.07%) STL
6 4 (1.66%) MFC
7 3 (1.24%) HTML
8 2 (0.83%) Flash
8 2 (0.83%) OpenCV
8 2 (0.83%) OpenCL
9 1 (0.41%) CryEngine
9 1 (0.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.41%) HTML5
9 1 (0.41%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (31.95%) Algorithms
2 59 (24.48%) VHDL
2 59 (24.48%) Mathematics
3 51 (21.16%) Physics
3 51 (21.16%) Computer Science
4 37 (15.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 32 (13.28%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (7.47%) Statistics
7 12 (4.98%) Visualisation
8 9 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (3.32%) MPEG
10 7 (2.90%) Verilog
10 7 (2.90%) Neural Network
11 6 (2.49%) Data Structures
12 5 (2.07%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.66%) GIS
13 4 (1.66%) Robotics
14 3 (1.24%) Device Driver
14 3 (1.24%) Handset
15 2 (0.83%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.90%) Linux
2 44 (18.26%) Windows
3 8 (3.32%) UNIX
4 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.66%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.41%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (38.59%) Digital Signal Processing
2 86 (35.68%) Software Engineering
3 48 (19.92%) OO
4 32 (13.28%) Multithreading
5 27 (11.20%) Machine Learning
6 23 (9.54%) UML
7 18 (7.47%) Configuration Management
7 18 (7.47%) Information Security
7 18 (7.47%) Mentoring
8 17 (7.05%) Project Management
9 16 (6.64%) Business Development
9 16 (6.64%) Coaching
10 15 (6.22%) OOD
10 15 (6.22%) Data Analysis
11 14 (5.81%) Software Testing
12 13 (5.39%) Embedded Software Development
13 12 (4.98%) Analytics
14 11 (4.56%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (4.56%) Bayesian Methods
14 11 (4.56%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 188 (78.01%) C++
2 140 (58.09%) C
3 86 (35.68%) MATLAB
4 71 (29.46%) Java
5 61 (25.31%) C#
6 28 (11.62%) SQL
7 22 (9.13%) Embedded C
8 21 (8.71%) Python
9 20 (8.30%) Embedded C++
10 10 (4.15%) Perl
11 4 (1.66%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.24%) Ruby
12 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.83%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.41%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) R
14 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 114 (47.30%) Degree
2 65 (26.97%) PhD
3 45 (18.67%) Security Cleared
4 26 (10.79%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.47%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.15%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.83%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.41%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) JTAG
System Software
1 21 (8.71%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (4.98%) Xilinx
2 6 (2.49%) EMC
3 5 (2.07%) Intel
3 5 (2.07%) Bloomberg
3 5 (2.07%) MathWorks
3 5 (2.07%) FactSet
4 3 (1.24%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.83%) Altera
6 1 (0.41%) Synopsys
6 1 (0.41%) Sun
6 1 (0.41%) HP
6 1 (0.41%) Genesys
6 1 (0.41%) Perforce
6 1 (0.41%) Agilent
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