Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 561 559
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2 +51
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 423 367 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.42% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 0.94% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 328 353 437
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% +3.53%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £56,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% +2.33%

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 39,442 38,859 46,509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.53% 39.52% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 30,678 31,150 36,656
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £65,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 137 £45,000 +12.50% 26
South East -11 104 £45,000 -5.26% 30
East of England +6 79 £47,500 -9.52% 30
Midlands +12 46 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Midlands +15 31 £43,000 +2.38% 10
North of England +2 31 £42,500 +6.25% 19
East Midlands -3 15 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Scotland -27 15 £40,000 -20.00% 2
North West +4 13 £45,000 +3.45% 7
Yorkshire +32 10 £40,000 - 6
Northern Ireland +10 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
North East -31 8 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Wales 0 2 £38,500 -28.70% 4
Embedded Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 283 (66.90%) C
2 278 (65.72%) C++
3 224 (52.96%) Software Engineering
4 165 (39.01%) Linux
5 127 (30.02%) Python
6 106 (25.06%) Degree
7 95 (22.46%) Embedded C
8 93 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (21.75%) Electronics
10 69 (16.31%) Embedded C++
11 68 (16.08%) Windows
12 67 (15.84%) Firmware
13 55 (13.00%) Manufacturing
14 52 (12.29%) UML
15 51 (12.06%) Test Automation
16 50 (11.82%) Computer Science
17 49 (11.58%) C#
18 47 (11.11%) Bash Shell
19 45 (10.64%) OO
20 41 (9.69%) Security Cleared
21 39 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (9.22%) Validation
22 38 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
23 35 (8.27%) Embedded Linux
23 35 (8.27%) Scrum
24 34 (8.04%) SQL
24 34 (8.04%) Qt
25 33 (7.80%) Visual Studio
25 33 (7.80%) Mathematics
25 33 (7.80%) Lua

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 4 (0.95%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.47%) IIS
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Simulink
2 2 (0.47%) OrCAD
2 2 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.24%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.24%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.18%) GitHub
3 4 (0.95%) TestFlight
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.15%) Ethernet
2 19 (4.49%) Wireless
3 16 (3.78%) RS-232
4 15 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (3.07%) Bluetooth
6 12 (2.84%) Internet
6 12 (2.84%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.60%) ZigBee
8 9 (2.13%) RS-485
8 9 (2.13%) Z-Wave
9 6 (1.42%) MQTT
10 4 (0.95%) 3GPP
10 4 (0.95%) 5G
10 4 (0.95%) DVB
10 4 (0.95%) LTE
10 4 (0.95%) OFDM
10 4 (0.95%) SNMP
10 4 (0.95%) WCDMA
10 4 (0.95%) WiMAX
11 3 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (7.80%) Visual Studio
2 29 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 28 (6.62%) Git (software)
4 22 (5.20%) Subversion
5 16 (3.78%) TeamCity
6 15 (3.55%) JIRA
7 12 (2.84%) LabVIEW
8 11 (2.60%) GDB
9 9 (2.13%) Maven
9 9 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (1.89%) Ant
10 8 (1.89%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (0.95%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.95%) Appium
11 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.95%) Calabash
11 4 (0.95%) CANoe
11 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.95%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 92 (21.75%) Electronics
2 55 (13.00%) Manufacturing
3 26 (6.15%) Automotive
4 23 (5.44%) Marketing
5 16 (3.78%) Aerospace
6 14 (3.31%) Finance
7 13 (3.07%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.18%) Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Military
9 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 177 (41.84%) Software Engineer
2 139 (32.86%) Embedded Engineer
3 97 (22.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 81 (19.15%) C++ Software Engineer
5 66 (15.60%) Developer
6 42 (9.93%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 40 (9.46%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 38 (8.98%) Test Engineer
9 36 (8.51%) Embedded C Engineer
10 32 (7.57%) Embedded Developer
11 31 (7.33%) Firmware Engineer
12 30 (7.09%) C Software Engineer
13 29 (6.86%) C Developer
14 28 (6.62%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 28 (6.62%) Electronics Engineer
14 28 (6.62%) Embedded C Developer
14 28 (6.62%) Senior Software Engineer
15 27 (6.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
15 27 (6.38%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
16 25 (5.91%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.04%) Qt
2 32 (7.57%) HTML
3 25 (5.91%) .NET
4 24 (5.67%) WPF
5 12 (2.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 12 (2.84%) OpenCV
5 12 (2.84%) STL
5 12 (2.84%) XML
6 11 (2.60%) Flash
7 10 (2.36%) Yocto
8 9 (2.13%) JSON
9 8 (1.89%) MFC
10 6 (1.42%) Middleware
10 6 (1.42%) Node.js
11 5 (1.18%) SOAP
12 4 (0.95%) CSS
12 4 (0.95%) Web Services
13 3 (0.71%) REST
14 2 (0.47%) Entity Framework
14 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.82%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 23 (5.44%) Device Driver
4 21 (4.96%) Life Science
5 18 (4.26%) User Experience
6 16 (3.78%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.78%) ASIC
6 16 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (3.55%) VHDL
8 12 (2.84%) Robotics
9 11 (2.60%) Smart Home
10 9 (2.13%) Acoustics
11 6 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.42%) Verilog
12 5 (1.18%) Cyber Warfare
12 5 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.18%) Smartcard
13 4 (0.95%) CAN bus
13 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 165 (39.01%) Linux
2 68 (16.08%) Windows
3 35 (8.27%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (4.49%) Android
5 14 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.13%) Unix
7 2 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (52.96%) Software Engineering
2 93 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (12.29%) UML
4 51 (12.06%) Test Automation
5 45 (10.64%) OO
6 39 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (9.22%) Validation
7 38 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (8.27%) Scrum
9 33 (7.80%) Mathematics
10 30 (7.09%) Embedded Software Development
10 30 (7.09%) SDLC
11 29 (6.86%) Prototyping
12 27 (6.38%) Physics
13 25 (5.91%) BDD
14 23 (5.44%) OOP
15 22 (5.20%) Linux Kernel Development
15 22 (5.20%) Unit Testing
16 20 (4.73%) Data Science
16 20 (4.73%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 283 (66.90%) C
2 278 (65.72%) C++
3 127 (30.02%) Python
4 95 (22.46%) Embedded C
5 69 (16.31%) Embedded C++
6 49 (11.58%) C#
7 47 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 34 (8.04%) SQL
9 33 (7.80%) Lua
10 29 (6.86%) Java
11 28 (6.62%) JavaScript
12 24 (5.67%) Assembly Language
13 21 (4.96%) MATLAB
14 13 (3.07%) Perl
15 4 (0.95%) Ada
15 4 (0.95%) Ruby
15 4 (0.95%) XAML
16 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.47%) VC++
17 1 (0.24%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 106 (25.06%) Degree
2 41 (9.69%) Security Cleared
3 26 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (1.65%) ISEB
7 5 (1.18%) PhD
8 4 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.71%) HND
10 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.47%) CISA
10 2 (0.47%) CISM
10 2 (0.47%) CISSP
10 2 (0.47%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.47%) IISP
11 1 (0.24%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.02%) JTAG
2 14 (3.31%) MISRA
2 14 (3.31%) QA
3 6 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.18%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.95%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.95%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.47%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.47%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.24%) MISRA C
System Software
1 67 (15.84%) Firmware
2 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.95%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.47%) Nessus
2 2 (0.47%) SELinux
2 2 (0.47%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (3.07%) EMC
2 6 (1.42%) IBM
3 5 (1.18%) BT
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (0.95%) ESRI
4 4 (0.95%) MathWorks
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle
4 4 (0.95%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.71%) Apple
5 3 (0.71%) Samsung
6 2 (0.47%) Centrify
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco
6 2 (0.47%) Intel
6 2 (0.47%) McAfee
6 2 (0.47%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (0.47%) MKS
6 2 (0.47%) Renesas
6 2 (0.47%) SAP
6 2 (0.47%) Sun
6 2 (0.47%) Tripwire