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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Signal Processing
Rank 782 874 887
Rank change year-on-year
+92 +13
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 166 97 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.088% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 103 77 100
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -

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
90517 95084 102220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.61% 85.94% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 75230 76808 82364
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 2016. 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 +61 149 £40,000 +6.66% 9
South East +61 66 £52,500 +61.53% 3
Surrey +42 45 £57,500 +147.31% 1
Guildford +31 43 £28,000 +20.43%
London +36 36 £37,500 -22.68%
Surbiton +15 19 £37,500 -6.25%
South West -5 19 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands - 19 £40,000 -
Leicestershire - 19 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +1 13 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Oxford +12 12 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Loughborough - 10 £40,000 -
East of England +7 9 £45,000 +16.12% 5
Gloucestershire +12 8 - - 1
Dorset +7 6 £47,500 +58.33%
Hertfordshire +23 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Chessington - 5 £32,500 -
Berkshire +19 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Gloucester +16 4 - -
Fareham +2 4 £40,000 -20.00%
Hampshire 0 4 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £45,000 -23.40% 5
Slough - 4 £35,000 -
Dorchester - 4 £42,500 -
Stevenage 0 2 £47,500 +18.75%
Yeovil 0 2 £30,500 +15.09%
Somerset -3 2 £30,500 +15.09%
Midlands - 2 £75,000 -
Reigate - 2 £57,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 206 (71.28%) C++
2 138 (47.75%) Degree
3 129 (44.64%) C
4 111 (38.41%) Software Engineering
5 102 (35.29%) Algorithms
6 101 (34.95%) Digital Signal Processing
7 97 (33.56%) MATLAB
8 85 (29.41%) Python
8 85 (29.41%) Computer Science
9 79 (27.34%) Linux
10 67 (23.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 66 (22.84%) Mathematics
12 57 (19.72%) Electronics
13 54 (18.69%) Physics
14 53 (18.34%) Machine Learning
15 52 (17.99%) Java
16 49 (16.96%) PhD
16 49 (16.96%) VHDL
17 47 (16.26%) Firmware
17 47 (16.26%) Image Processing
18 40 (13.84%) Wireless
19 37 (12.80%) Verilog
19 37 (12.80%) Video Processing
20 35 (12.11%) Kalman Filter
21 34 (11.76%) Security Cleared
21 34 (11.76%) Telecoms
21 34 (11.76%) OO
22 33 (11.42%) Windows
22 33 (11.42%) Cybercrime
23 32 (11.07%) Finance

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (3.11%) Confluence
2 8 (2.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.38%) Apache
3 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.38%) DNN
4 2 (0.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Mathcad
2 7 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.08%) Maple
3 6 (2.08%) MS Office
4 2 (0.69%) MS Project
4 2 (0.69%) Simulink
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.84%) Wireless
2 19 (6.57%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.15%) Software-Defined Radio
4 11 (3.81%) Bluetooth
5 10 (3.46%) Network Security
6 9 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.08%) LTE
8 4 (1.38%) 3G
8 4 (1.38%) GPRS
8 4 (1.38%) GSM
8 4 (1.38%) PSTN
8 4 (1.38%) RS-232
8 4 (1.38%) RS-485
8 4 (1.38%) SAN
8 4 (1.38%) SS7
9 3 (1.04%) DVB
10 2 (0.69%) 3GPP
10 2 (0.69%) 802.11
10 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.54%) Big Data
2 9 (3.11%) MySQL
3 8 (2.77%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.42%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.08%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.73%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) KDB
9 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (4.15%) LabVIEW
2 9 (3.11%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.11%) JIRA
3 6 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.38%) Appium
4 4 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.38%) FishEye
5 3 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.35%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.35%) Maven
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.35%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 57 (19.72%) Electronics
2 34 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 32 (11.07%) Finance
4 22 (7.61%) Manufacturing
5 15 (5.19%) Retail
6 13 (4.50%) Games
7 11 (3.81%) Marketing
8 8 (2.77%) Military
9 7 (2.42%) Aerospace
10 6 (2.08%) Automotive
10 6 (2.08%) Law
11 5 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) Avionics
12 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 91 (31.49%) Software Engineer
2 85 (29.41%) Developer
3 60 (20.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 59 (20.42%) Embedded Engineer
5 57 (19.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 42 (14.53%) C Software Engineer
7 41 (14.19%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 41 (14.19%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 39 (13.49%) C++ Developer
9 36 (12.46%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 36 (12.46%) Embedded C Engineer
10 35 (12.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 29 (10.03%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 29 (10.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 29 (10.03%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 24 (8.30%) Senior Software Engineer
13 23 (7.96%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 19 (6.57%) Electronics Engineer
14 19 (6.57%) FPGA Developer
15 17 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.57%) .NET
1 19 (6.57%) JSP
2 13 (4.50%) HTML
3 11 (3.81%) AngularJS
3 11 (3.81%) HTML5
4 10 (3.46%) Spring
5 9 (3.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (3.11%) OpenCL
5 9 (3.11%) Qt
6 8 (2.77%) EJB
6 8 (2.77%) Java EE
6 8 (2.77%) JDBC
6 8 (2.77%) JSF
6 8 (2.77%) ODBC
6 8 (2.77%) SOAP
6 8 (2.77%) XML
7 7 (2.42%) Flash
7 7 (2.42%) Natural Language Processing
7 7 (2.42%) OpenCV
8 5 (1.73%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (35.29%) Algorithms
2 85 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 67 (23.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 66 (22.84%) Mathematics
5 54 (18.69%) Physics
6 49 (16.96%) VHDL
7 37 (12.80%) Verilog
8 33 (11.42%) Cybercrime
9 29 (10.03%) ASIC
10 22 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (7.61%) Embedded Systems
11 16 (5.54%) Mobile App
12 15 (5.19%) Hedge funds
13 11 (3.81%) CUDA
13 11 (3.81%) Data Structures
13 11 (3.81%) Neural Network
14 9 (3.11%) PMI
14 9 (3.11%) Statistics
15 8 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (2.77%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 79 (27.34%) Linux
2 33 (11.42%) Windows
3 29 (10.03%) Android
4 25 (8.65%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.11%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (3.11%) Unix
6 6 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (38.41%) Software Engineering
2 101 (34.95%) Digital Signal Processing
3 53 (18.34%) Machine Learning
4 47 (16.26%) Image Processing
5 37 (12.80%) Video Processing
6 35 (12.11%) Kalman Filter
7 34 (11.76%) OO
8 28 (9.69%) Analytics
9 24 (8.30%) Mentoring
10 22 (7.61%) Data Analysis
11 19 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (6.57%) Multithreading
11 19 (6.57%) OOD
12 18 (6.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (5.88%) Business Development
14 14 (4.84%) Content Analysis
14 14 (4.84%) Video Content Analysis
15 13 (4.50%) Power Management
15 13 (4.50%) Product Management
15 13 (4.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (71.28%) C++
2 129 (44.64%) C
3 97 (33.56%) MATLAB
4 85 (29.41%) Python
5 52 (17.99%) Java
6 24 (8.30%) C#
7 22 (7.61%) Embedded C
8 21 (7.27%) R
9 20 (6.92%) Tcl
10 13 (4.50%) Perl
11 12 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 12 (4.15%) Embedded C++
12 10 (3.46%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.42%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.73%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.73%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.73%) SQL
15 4 (1.38%) Ruby
16 3 (1.04%) VBA
17 2 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (47.75%) Degree
2 49 (16.96%) PhD
3 34 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 14 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.11%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.42%) Postgraduate
7 6 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.38%) ISEB
8 4 (1.38%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.35%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.15%) MISRA
1 12 (4.15%) QA
2 6 (2.08%) Def Stans
3 5 (1.73%) ISO13485
4 3 (1.04%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (16.26%) Firmware
2 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.38%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (6.57%) EMC
2 13 (4.50%) Oracle
3 11 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.81%) Synopsys
4 8 (2.77%) Altera
4 8 (2.77%) Xilinx
5 7 (2.42%) Freescale
6 6 (2.08%) Agilent
7 5 (1.73%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.38%) Dell
8 4 (1.38%) HP
8 4 (1.38%) Lattice Semiconductor
8 4 (1.38%) SAP
8 4 (1.38%) VMware
9 3 (1.04%) Intel
10 1 (0.35%) Atmel
10 1 (0.35%) PTC
10 1 (0.35%) Twitter
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