The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 202 194 166
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 20 17 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.31% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 0.96% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 23
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Embedded Systems
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1678 1775 1455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.96% 32.62% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1521 1272
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region.

Embedded Systems Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Embedded Systems Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Staffordshire - 15 £37,500 - 2
Coventry -19 3 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire +6 1 £50,000 - 1
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 27 (87.10%) Software Engineering
2 26 (83.87%) Electronics
3 22 (70.97%) C
3 22 (70.97%) C++
4 20 (64.52%) Degree
5 19 (61.29%) Simulink
6 14 (45.16%) Automotive
7 13 (41.94%) C#
7 13 (41.94%) UML
7 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
8 12 (38.71%) Requirements Management
8 12 (38.71%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (35.48%) TargetLink
9 11 (35.48%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (35.48%) MKS
9 11 (35.48%) Validation
9 11 (35.48%) Yourdon
9 11 (35.48%) Stateflow
9 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
9 11 (35.48%) MathWorks
9 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
9 11 (35.48%) Assembly Language
10 8 (25.81%) MATLAB
11 6 (19.35%) Project Management
11 6 (19.35%) Firmware
11 6 (19.35%) Linux
11 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
11 6 (19.35%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (19.35%) Signal Processing
12 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Simulink
2 13 (41.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (35.48%) Stateflow
3 11 (35.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (35.48%) TargetLink
4 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Broadband
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (83.87%) Electronics
2 14 (45.16%) Automotive
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Software Engineer
2 14 (45.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Firmware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Firmware
2 5 (16.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (9.68%) VHDL
4 2 (6.45%) CAN bus
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Software Engineering
2 13 (41.94%) UML
3 12 (38.71%) Requirements Management
4 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (35.48%) Yourdon
4 11 (35.48%) Validation
5 6 (19.35%) Data Analysis
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) Signal Processing
6 5 (16.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (6.45%) OOD
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) C
1 22 (70.97%) C++
2 13 (41.94%) C#
3 11 (35.48%) Assembly Language
4 8 (25.81%) MATLAB
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.68%) Python
7 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) HNC
3 2 (6.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) JTAG
1 1 (3.23%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
1 11 (35.48%) MathWorks
1 11 (35.48%) MKS
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
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