Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 538 588
Rank change year-on-year +53 +50 +42
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 435 418 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.51% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 1.16% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 319 337 341
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 33,123 36,157 37,413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.10% 36.38% 36.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24,888 28,336 29,867
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,363 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.85%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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
Midlands +149 147 £45,000 - 26
South East +61 138 £47,500 +11.76% 39
East Midlands +113 106 £45,000 - 12
South West +23 82 £40,000 -11.11% 33
West Midlands +53 41 £48,750 +8.33% 14
East of England -42 36 £45,000 -10.00% 44
North of England +28 17 £40,000 -5.88% 24
North West +17 11 £40,000 -11.11% 14
Scotland -3 7 £41,500 -6.21% 6
Northern Ireland -11 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire +9 4 £39,500 -4.24% 5
North East +12 2 £42,500 +60.38% 6
Wales +10 1 £37,500 +4.17% 12
Embedded Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 309 (71.03%) C
2 270 (62.07%) C++
3 254 (58.39%) Software Engineering
4 208 (47.82%) Degree
5 180 (41.38%) Linux
6 138 (31.72%) Firmware
7 117 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
8 116 (26.67%) Manufacturing
9 112 (25.75%) Embedded C
10 97 (22.30%) C#
11 96 (22.07%) Electronics
12 93 (21.38%) Python
13 90 (20.69%) RS-485
14 77 (17.70%) Scrum
15 74 (17.01%) Unit Testing
16 72 (16.55%) Cybersecurity
17 71 (16.32%) Device Driver
18 69 (15.86%) TCP/IP
19 68 (15.63%) Subversion
19 68 (15.63%) Android
20 66 (15.17%) Apple iOS
20 66 (15.17%) Computer Science
21 64 (14.71%) Time Management
21 64 (14.71%) Modbus
22 63 (14.48%) Maven
23 62 (14.25%) Java
24 60 (13.79%) CAN bus
24 60 (13.79%) FreeRTOS
25 55 (12.64%) Test Automation
25 55 (12.64%) OO

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 (1.15%) Confluence
2 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.23%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.92%) Simulink
5 2 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.82%) GitHub
2 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.46%) Apple Pay
4 2 (0.46%) Google Pay
4 2 (0.46%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Samsung Pay
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (20.69%) RS-485
2 69 (15.86%) TCP/IP
3 64 (14.71%) Modbus
4 37 (8.51%) Bluetooth
5 28 (6.44%) Ethernet
6 22 (5.06%) Wireless
7 20 (4.60%) RS-232
8 19 (4.37%) RS-422
9 13 (2.99%) RFID
9 13 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.07%) SNMP
11 7 (1.61%) Internet
12 5 (1.15%) ADSL
12 5 (1.15%) Broadband
12 5 (1.15%) Firewall
12 5 (1.15%) SMPP
12 5 (1.15%) SMS
12 5 (1.15%) VDSL
12 5 (1.15%) VPN
12 5 (1.15%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.53%) MySQL
2 5 (1.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.92%) Hazelcast
3 4 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 68 (15.63%) Subversion
2 63 (14.48%) Maven
3 43 (9.89%) Visual Studio
4 40 (9.20%) Robot Framework
5 25 (5.75%) Ant
5 25 (5.75%) Apache Ivy
6 21 (4.83%) Git (software)
7 17 (3.91%) CppUnit
8 13 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (2.07%) JIRA
10 4 (0.92%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.92%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.92%) GCC
11 3 (0.69%) GDB
11 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.46%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.46%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.23%) JUnit
13 1 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 116 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 96 (22.07%) Electronics
3 46 (10.57%) Marketing
4 38 (8.74%) Telecoms
5 31 (7.13%) Automotive
6 8 (1.84%) Retail
7 7 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.61%) Military
8 6 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.15%) Finance
9 5 (1.15%) Publishing
10 3 (0.69%) Avionics
11 2 (0.46%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (45.29%) Software Engineer
2 171 (39.31%) Embedded Engineer
3 121 (27.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 48 (11.03%) Developer
5 46 (10.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 46 (10.57%) Lead Software Engineer
6 38 (8.74%) Senior Software Engineer
7 34 (7.82%) Test Engineer
8 29 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 27 (6.21%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 27 (6.21%) Firmware Engineer
10 24 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (5.29%) Electronics Engineer
11 23 (5.29%) Embedded Developer
12 21 (4.83%) C++ Developer
12 21 (4.83%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (4.14%) C Developer
13 18 (4.14%) Embedded C Developer
13 18 (4.14%) Linux Developer
14 16 (3.68%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.97%) Qt
1 39 (8.97%) Spring
2 26 (5.98%) COM
3 21 (4.83%) HTML
4 17 (3.91%) CSS
5 12 (2.76%) JSON
5 12 (2.76%) XML
6 11 (2.53%) .NET
7 9 (2.07%) Node.js
8 7 (1.61%) XSLT
9 5 (1.15%) Web Services
10 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (0.92%) OpenCV
10 4 (0.92%) REST
10 4 (0.92%) STL
11 3 (0.69%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.69%) SOAP
12 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.32%) Device Driver
2 60 (13.79%) CAN bus
3 49 (11.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 27 (6.21%) User Experience
5 25 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.75%) VHDL
6 23 (5.29%) Verilog
7 15 (3.45%) CPLD
8 12 (2.76%) Algorithms
8 12 (2.76%) Robotics
9 11 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.84%) ASIC
11 7 (1.61%) Digital Signage
11 7 (1.61%) IPTV
11 7 (1.61%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.61%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.61%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (1.15%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 180 (41.38%) Linux
2 68 (15.63%) Android
3 66 (15.17%) Apple iOS
4 60 (13.79%) FreeRTOS
5 43 (9.89%) Windows
6 28 (6.44%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (2.07%) Unix
8 3 (0.69%) CentOS
8 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.46%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (58.39%) Software Engineering
2 117 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (17.70%) Scrum
4 74 (17.01%) Unit Testing
5 72 (16.55%) Cybersecurity
6 66 (15.17%) Computer Science
7 64 (14.71%) Time Management
8 55 (12.64%) OO
8 55 (12.64%) Test Automation
9 54 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (11.26%) Technical Leadership
12 41 (9.43%) Validation
13 35 (8.05%) UML
14 34 (7.82%) OOD
15 33 (7.59%) Mathematics
16 30 (6.90%) Physics
16 30 (6.90%) Systems Engineering
17 28 (6.44%) Mobile Development
18 27 (6.21%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 309 (71.03%) C
2 270 (62.07%) C++
3 112 (25.75%) Embedded C
4 97 (22.30%) C#
5 93 (21.38%) Python
6 62 (14.25%) Java
7 54 (12.41%) Bash Shell
8 28 (6.44%) Embedded C++
9 25 (5.75%) Lua
10 24 (5.52%) JavaScript
11 16 (3.68%) SQL
12 13 (2.99%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.84%) PHP
14 7 (1.61%) Ada
14 7 (1.61%) Assembly Language
15 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.46%) Fortran
16 2 (0.46%) Perl
16 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 208 (47.82%) Degree
2 40 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (2.53%) HND
5 9 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.84%) OSCP
6 8 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.61%) CEH
7 7 (1.61%) GIAC
8 5 (1.15%) HNC
8 5 (1.15%) PhD
9 4 (0.92%) ISEB
10 2 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.46%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.23%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.23%) GXPN
11 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.23%) OSCE
11 1 (0.23%) OSWP
11 1 (0.23%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.83%) ISO 26262
2 3 (0.69%) DO-178B
2 3 (0.69%) JTAG
2 3 (0.69%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) IEC 61131
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) MISRA
4 1 (0.23%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.23%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 138 (31.72%) Firmware
2 5 (1.15%) Docker
3 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) Defensics
1 7 (1.61%) Nessus
1 7 (1.61%) Nexpose
1 7 (1.61%) Nmap
1 7 (1.61%) OpenVAS
2 1 (0.23%) Kibana
2 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 45 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.99%) EMC
3 7 (1.61%) Codenomicon
4 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
4 3 (0.69%) Freescale
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle
4 3 (0.69%) SAP
5 2 (0.46%) Apple
5 2 (0.46%) Samsung
6 1 (0.23%) ESRI
6 1 (0.23%) IBM
6 1 (0.23%) Renesas
6 1 (0.23%) VMware
6 1 (0.23%) Xamarin