The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 778 871
Rank change year-on-year +47 +93  
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 126 131 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.16% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 99 92 66
Median salary £40,000 £44,750 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.61% +2.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

Signal Processing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74167 82321 91471
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.69% 89.01% 87.95%
Number of salaries quoted 60169 69604 75631
Median salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Signal Processing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Signal Processing in England

Signal Processing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +69 87 £40,000 - 6
South East +18 19 £40,000 -27.27%
London +21 17 £40,000 -15.78% 2
West Midlands +21 14 £37,500 +7.14%
East Midlands +8 14 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West -2 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West - 4 £43,750 - 1
Yorkshire +5 1 £55,000 +46.66%
Signal Processing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 153 (70.18%) C++
2 113 (51.83%) Computer Science
3 109 (50.00%) Degree
4 106 (48.62%) Python
5 92 (42.20%) PhD
6 86 (39.45%) Mathematics
7 83 (38.07%) Software Engineering
8 82 (37.61%) Telecoms
9 78 (35.78%) MATLAB
10 77 (35.32%) Algorithms
11 71 (32.57%) C
12 69 (31.65%) Digital Signal Processing
13 68 (31.19%) Physics
14 65 (29.82%) Machine Learning
15 53 (24.31%) LabVIEW
16 47 (21.56%) Wireless
17 43 (19.72%) Electronics
18 39 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (16.97%) Windows
20 34 (15.60%) Data Analysis
20 34 (15.60%) Linux
21 32 (14.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 30 (13.76%) Statistics
23 28 (12.84%) Java
24 26 (11.93%) Bluetooth
24 26 (11.93%) OO
24 26 (11.93%) R
24 26 (11.93%) Data Acquisition
25 23 (10.55%) Hadoop
25 23 (10.55%) Image Processing

Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (8.72%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Maple
2 5 (2.29%) Simulink
3 3 (1.38%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.92%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.56%) Wireless
2 26 (11.93%) Bluetooth
3 23 (10.55%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (8.26%) DVB
4 18 (8.26%) Internet
4 18 (8.26%) LTE
5 8 (3.67%) OFDM
6 4 (1.83%) Software-Defined Radio
7 3 (1.38%) MIMO
8 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.55%) Hadoop
2 16 (7.34%) Big Data
3 14 (6.42%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.75%) KNIME
4 6 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.75%) Spotfire
5 5 (2.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.46%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 53 (24.31%) LabVIEW
2 19 (8.72%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.34%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 82 (37.61%) Telecoms
2 43 (19.72%) Electronics
3 13 (5.96%) Games
4 7 (3.21%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.75%) Automotive
5 6 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Finance
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (22.48%) Developer
2 35 (16.06%) DSP Engineer
2 35 (16.06%) Embedded Engineer
3 33 (15.14%) MATLAB Engineer
4 31 (14.22%) Software Engineer
5 30 (13.76%) Data Scientist
6 22 (10.09%) Systems Engineer
7 20 (9.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 20 (9.17%) Graduate
7 20 (9.17%) Scientific Software Developer
7 20 (9.17%) Scientific Software Engineer
8 18 (8.26%) Software Developer
9 17 (7.80%) C++ Developer
9 17 (7.80%) Software Test Engineer
9 17 (7.80%) Test Engineer
10 16 (7.34%) Firmware Engineer
10 16 (7.34%) Process Engineer
11 15 (6.88%) C++ Software Developer
11 15 (6.88%) FPGA Engineer
12 14 (6.42%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.72%) Natural Language Processing
2 3 (1.38%) Kafka
3 2 (0.92%) J2SE
3 2 (0.92%) QML
3 2 (0.92%) Qt
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.46%) MFC
4 1 (0.46%) MXNet
4 1 (0.46%) OpenCV
4 1 (0.46%) STL
4 1 (0.46%) TensorFlow
4 1 (0.46%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 113 (51.83%) Computer Science
2 77 (35.32%) Algorithms
3 39 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (14.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 19 (8.72%) VHDL
6 18 (8.26%) Internet of Things
7 17 (7.80%) Smartphone
8 12 (5.50%) Augmented Reality
8 12 (5.50%) Robotics
9 11 (5.05%) ASIC
10 10 (4.59%) Verilog
11 6 (2.75%) Life Science
11 6 (2.75%) SystemC
12 4 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 1 (0.46%) CUDA
15 1 (0.46%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.97%) Windows
2 34 (15.60%) Linux
3 4 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.38%) Unix
5 2 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (39.45%) Mathematics
2 83 (38.07%) Software Engineering
3 69 (31.65%) Digital Signal Processing
4 68 (31.19%) Physics
5 65 (29.82%) Machine Learning
6 34 (15.60%) Data Analysis
7 30 (13.76%) Statistics
8 26 (11.93%) Data Acquisition
8 26 (11.93%) OO
9 23 (10.55%) Image Processing
10 19 (8.72%) SDLC
11 17 (7.80%) Computer Vision
11 17 (7.80%) Test Automation
12 16 (7.34%) OOD
12 16 (7.34%) Test Scripting
13 15 (6.88%) Web Development
14 13 (5.96%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (5.50%) Computational Linguistics
15 12 (5.50%) Embedded Software Development
15 12 (5.50%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 153 (70.18%) C++
2 106 (48.62%) Python
3 78 (35.78%) MATLAB
4 71 (32.57%) C
5 28 (12.84%) Java
6 26 (11.93%) R
7 17 (7.80%) Scala
8 16 (7.34%) Tcl
9 10 (4.59%) Embedded C
10 8 (3.67%) C#
11 5 (2.29%) SQL
12 4 (1.83%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.83%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.92%) Perl
13 2 (0.92%) VB
13 2 (0.92%) VBA
14 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.46%) Go
14 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (50.00%) Degree
2 92 (42.20%) PhD
3 18 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) HNC
5 2 (0.92%) HND
5 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 23 (10.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (4.13%) Xilinx
2 6 (2.75%) Tableau
3 1 (0.46%) Algorithmics
3 1 (0.46%) EMC
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle
3 1 (0.46%) SAP
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