The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Signal Processing
England / South West
Rank 226 236 220
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 3 16 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.060% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.31% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 25
Median salary £57,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4521 5187 5224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.17% 88.91% 87.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3729 4227 4353
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,804 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Signal Processing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Signal Processing in the South West

Signal Processing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Bristol - 3 £57,500 -
Signal Processing
England

Signal Processing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 11 (84.62%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) C
3 9 (69.23%) MATLAB
3 9 (69.23%) Python
4 7 (53.85%) Digital Signal Processing
5 6 (46.15%) Linux
6 5 (38.46%) PhD
6 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
6 5 (38.46%) Validation
6 5 (38.46%) Wireless
6 5 (38.46%) Statistical Analysis
6 5 (38.46%) OFDM
6 5 (38.46%) MIMO
6 5 (38.46%) Algorithms
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (38.46%) Prototyping
7 4 (30.77%) GNU Octave
7 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
7 4 (30.77%) Software-Defined Radio
7 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
7 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
8 2 (15.38%) OO
8 2 (15.38%) Qt
8 2 (15.38%) Subversion
8 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 2 (15.38%) Cross-Platform Development
9 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Signal Processing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) GNU Octave
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) MIMO
1 5 (38.46%) OFDM
1 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Communications Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DSP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Digital Signal Processing
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Optimisation
2 5 (38.46%) Prototyping
2 5 (38.46%) Statistical Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) Validation
3 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
3 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) C
3 9 (69.23%) MATLAB
3 9 (69.23%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) PhD
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Atmel
1 1 (7.69%) EMC