Period
to 14 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 550 555
Rank change year-on-year +44 +5 +103
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 466 386 484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.49% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 0.96% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 390 375 434
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +7.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,650
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

Embedded Systems is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 38,400 40,130 45,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.00% 40.39% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 29,783 31,959 36,317
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the UK excluding London

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Embedded Systems in the UK excluding London

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK excluding London

Embedded Systems
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +31 153 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South East +22 126 £42,500 -10.53% 42
Midlands +69 87 £45,000 +5.88% 32
East of England +9 50 £47,500 -5.00% 29
East Midlands +34 48 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +44 39 £42,500 -2.86% 24
North of England +19 26 £42,500 +21.43% 17
North West +11 15 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Northern Ireland +3 9 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Wales +20 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Scotland -13 7 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Yorkshire +38 6 £36,250 -9.38% 10
North East -33 5 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Embedded Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 308 (66.09%) C
2 286 (61.37%) C++
3 255 (54.72%) Software Engineering
4 146 (31.33%) Linux
5 145 (31.12%) Degree
6 114 (24.46%) Python
7 107 (22.96%) Firmware
8 102 (21.89%) Electronics
9 98 (21.03%) Embedded C
10 91 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (19.31%) Manufacturing
12 89 (19.10%) Windows
13 66 (14.16%) Embedded C++
14 61 (13.09%) UML
14 61 (13.09%) C#
15 59 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (12.45%) Validation
17 56 (12.02%) Security Cleared
17 56 (12.02%) Bash Shell
18 53 (11.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 53 (11.37%) Computer Science
19 47 (10.09%) Unit Testing
19 47 (10.09%) OO
20 44 (9.44%) Test Automation
21 43 (9.23%) SC Cleared
21 43 (9.23%) Subversion
22 40 (8.58%) Device Driver
23 38 (8.15%) Lua
23 38 (8.15%) Qt
24 37 (7.94%) Scrum

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 5 (1.07%) ArcGIS
1 5 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Simulink
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.58%) GitHub
2 6 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.94%) Ethernet
2 21 (4.51%) TCP/IP
3 20 (4.29%) RS-232
4 19 (4.08%) Bluetooth
5 16 (3.43%) Internet
5 16 (3.43%) RS-485
5 16 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.93%) SNMP
7 8 (1.72%) RS-422
8 6 (1.29%) Wireless
8 6 (1.29%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.86%) SSH
9 4 (0.86%) Z-Wave
10 3 (0.64%) FlexRay
11 2 (0.43%) FTP
11 2 (0.43%) MQTT
11 2 (0.43%) Network Security
11 2 (0.43%) NFC
11 2 (0.43%) RFID
11 2 (0.43%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.21%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (9.23%) Subversion
2 33 (7.08%) Visual Studio
3 28 (6.01%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.01%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (4.94%) Jenkins
5 18 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 14 (3.00%) LabVIEW
7 11 (2.36%) GDB
7 11 (2.36%) JIRA
8 9 (1.93%) Ant
8 9 (1.93%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (1.93%) Maven
9 5 (1.07%) NUnit
10 4 (0.86%) CppUnit
10 4 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (0.86%) Rational Team Concert
11 2 (0.43%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.21%) CMake
12 1 (0.21%) GNU Toolchain
12 1 (0.21%) JBehave
General
1 102 (21.89%) Electronics
2 90 (19.31%) Manufacturing
3 35 (7.51%) Automotive
4 32 (6.87%) Marketing
5 25 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 22 (4.72%) Finance
7 17 (3.65%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.15%) Military
9 7 (1.50%) Avionics
10 3 (0.64%) Retail
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (42.06%) Software Engineer
2 172 (36.91%) Embedded Engineer
3 119 (25.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 77 (16.52%) C++ Software Engineer
5 66 (14.16%) Developer
6 50 (10.73%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 45 (9.66%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 38 (8.15%) Test Engineer
9 33 (7.08%) C# Software Engineer
9 33 (7.08%) Firmware Engineer
10 29 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (5.58%) Electronics Engineer
12 23 (4.94%) Embedded Developer
13 22 (4.72%) Linux Developer
14 21 (4.51%) Hardware Engineer
14 21 (4.51%) Software Test Engineer
15 20 (4.29%) C Developer
16 19 (4.08%) Embedded C Developer
16 19 (4.08%) Lead Software Engineer
16 19 (4.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.15%) Qt
2 30 (6.44%) HTML
3 27 (5.79%) WPF
4 26 (5.58%) .NET
5 20 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 20 (4.29%) OpenCV
5 20 (4.29%) STL
6 17 (3.65%) XML
7 15 (3.22%) CSS
8 11 (2.36%) Flash
9 9 (1.93%) JSON
9 9 (1.93%) MFC
9 9 (1.93%) Yocto
10 8 (1.72%) Middleware
11 7 (1.50%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.29%) HTML5
12 6 (1.29%) Node.js
12 6 (1.29%) REST
13 5 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.07%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.37%) Computer Science
1 53 (11.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 40 (8.58%) Device Driver
3 23 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.72%) VHDL
5 20 (4.29%) User Experience
6 15 (3.22%) Algorithms
6 15 (3.22%) Robotics
6 15 (3.22%) Verilog
7 13 (2.79%) Acoustics
7 13 (2.79%) ASIC
8 11 (2.36%) Smart Home
9 10 (2.15%) Life Science
10 8 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.72%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (1.29%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.29%) CPLD
12 6 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.07%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 146 (31.33%) Linux
2 89 (19.10%) Windows
3 27 (5.79%) Android
4 24 (5.15%) Embedded Linux
5 18 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.72%) Unix
7 2 (0.43%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (54.72%) Software Engineering
2 91 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (13.09%) UML
4 59 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (12.45%) Validation
6 47 (10.09%) OO
6 47 (10.09%) Unit Testing
7 44 (9.44%) Test Automation
8 37 (7.94%) Scrum
9 31 (6.65%) SysML
10 30 (6.44%) Prototyping
11 28 (6.01%) System Testing
12 27 (5.79%) Embedded Software Development
12 27 (5.79%) Web Development
13 26 (5.58%) Mathematics
13 26 (5.58%) OOP
14 24 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (4.94%) MVVM
16 22 (4.72%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 308 (66.09%) C
2 286 (61.37%) C++
3 114 (24.46%) Python
4 98 (21.03%) Embedded C
5 66 (14.16%) Embedded C++
6 61 (13.09%) C#
7 56 (12.02%) Bash Shell
8 38 (8.15%) Lua
9 36 (7.73%) SQL
10 24 (5.15%) JavaScript
11 18 (3.86%) Java
12 15 (3.22%) MATLAB
13 14 (3.00%) Assembly Language
14 11 (2.36%) Ada
14 11 (2.36%) Perl
15 5 (1.07%) XAML
16 3 (0.64%) PHP
17 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.21%) Fortran
18 1 (0.21%) VC++
Qualifications
1 145 (31.12%) Degree
2 56 (12.02%) Security Cleared
3 43 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.07%) ISEB
6 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.86%) HND
6 4 (0.86%) PhD
7 3 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.43%) CISA
8 2 (0.43%) CISM
8 2 (0.43%) CISSP
8 2 (0.43%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.43%) IISP
9 1 (0.21%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.29%) ISO 26262
2 12 (2.58%) JTAG
2 12 (2.58%) MISRA
3 10 (2.15%) QA
4 9 (1.93%) DO-178B
4 9 (1.93%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.86%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.43%) GDPR
7 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.43%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 107 (22.96%) Firmware
2 1 (0.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) Nessus
1 2 (0.43%) SELinux
1 2 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 17 (3.65%) EMC
2 7 (1.50%) Oracle
3 6 (1.29%) IBM
4 5 (1.07%) Apple
4 5 (1.07%) ESRI
4 5 (1.07%) Samsung
4 5 (1.07%) SAP
5 4 (0.86%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.64%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (0.43%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.43%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (0.43%) Centrify
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco
7 2 (0.43%) Imperva
7 2 (0.43%) McAfee
7 2 (0.43%) Qualys
7 2 (0.43%) Splunk
7 2 (0.43%) Sun
7 2 (0.43%) Trend Micro
7 2 (0.43%) Tripwire