Period
to 28 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Bluetooth skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Bluetooth over the 6 months to 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Bluetooth
UK
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 909 665 945
Rank change year-on-year -244 +280 +44
Permanent jobs citing Bluetooth 146 68 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 0.84% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 105 46 102
10th Percentile £45,000 £38,125 £40,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,000 £72,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,750 £81,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

Bluetooth is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 16,484 8,143 20,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 15.02% 15.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11,306 6,684 16,498
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Bluetooth.

Salary trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Bluetooth over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 6 months to 28 November 2021. 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
England -245 107 £55,000 - 74
London -189 58 £65,000 -18.75% 7
Work from Home -209 57 £55,000 -8.33% 14
UK excluding London -226 53 £55,000 - 76
North of England -108 19 £55,000 - 14
Yorkshire -94 18 £55,000 - 2
South East -154 18 £50,000 -9.09% 15
Midlands -99 10 £47,500 +5.56% 8
East Midlands -56 8 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Scotland -66 4 - - 6
South West -76 2 £48,125 -19.79% 19
West Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 5
North West - 1 £61,000 - 9

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, IT jobs citing Bluetooth 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 with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 96 (65.75%) C++
2 95 (65.07%) Linux
3 80 (54.79%) C
4 79 (54.11%) HTML
5 78 (53.42%) TCP/IP
6 77 (52.74%) Broadband
7 75 (51.37%) Wi-Fi
7 75 (51.37%) Software Engineering
8 68 (46.58%) Wireless
9 63 (43.15%) Firmware
10 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
11 54 (36.99%) Node.js
12 52 (35.62%) Computer Science
12 52 (35.62%) Embedded Systems
13 49 (33.56%) MQTT
14 47 (32.19%) Device Driver
15 45 (30.82%) CSS
16 43 (29.45%) Ethernet
16 43 (29.45%) TDD
16 43 (29.45%) Device Driver Development
16 43 (29.45%) Requirements Gathering
17 42 (28.77%) REST
18 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (26.71%) Python
19 38 (26.03%) JSON
20 36 (24.66%) HTML5
21 35 (23.97%) HTTP
22 34 (23.29%) MPEG
22 34 (23.29%) Middleware
22 34 (23.29%) Digital TV

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 13 (8.90%) WordPress
2 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (4.11%) PaaS
1 6 (4.11%) Serverless
2 4 (2.74%) AWS
2 4 (2.74%) Google Play
3 3 (2.05%) GCP
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 78 (53.42%) TCP/IP
2 77 (52.74%) Broadband
3 75 (51.37%) Wi-Fi
4 68 (46.58%) Wireless
5 49 (33.56%) MQTT
6 43 (29.45%) Ethernet
7 35 (23.97%) HTTP
8 34 (23.29%) DVB
9 25 (17.12%) ZigBee
10 10 (6.85%) Internet
11 6 (4.11%) 802.15
11 6 (4.11%) Z-Wave
12 5 (3.42%) 3G
12 5 (3.42%) 4G
13 4 (2.74%) NFC
14 3 (2.05%) RS-232
15 1 (0.68%) 2G
15 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
15 1 (0.68%) RFID
15 1 (0.68%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (23.29%) GNU Toolchain
2 19 (13.01%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) CMake
General
1 27 (18.49%) Social Skills
2 11 (7.53%) Electronics
3 6 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (43.84%) Software Engineer
2 58 (39.73%) Developer
3 55 (37.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 53 (36.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 53 (36.30%) Linux Engineer
5 50 (34.25%) Firmware Engineer
6 48 (32.88%) C++ Software Engineer
7 44 (30.14%) Embedded C Engineer
7 44 (30.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 44 (30.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) C Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 43 (29.45%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (54.11%) HTML
2 54 (36.99%) Node.js
3 45 (30.82%) CSS
4 42 (28.77%) REST
5 38 (26.03%) JSON
6 36 (24.66%) HTML5
7 34 (23.29%) Middleware
7 34 (23.29%) WebKit
8 18 (12.33%) Qt
9 16 (10.96%) React
10 14 (9.59%) Yocto
11 13 (8.90%) GraphQL
11 13 (8.90%) React Native
12 6 (4.11%) 802.1X
13 5 (3.42%) Flutter
13 5 (3.42%) XMPP
14 4 (2.74%) OpenCV
14 4 (2.74%) TensorFlow
14 4 (2.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 4 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (35.62%) Embedded Systems
2 47 (32.19%) Device Driver
3 34 (23.29%) Digital TV
3 34 (23.29%) MPEG
3 34 (23.29%) Social Media
3 34 (23.29%) STB
4 18 (12.33%) Video\Live Streaming
5 13 (8.90%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (7.53%) Mobile App
7 10 (6.85%) Home Automation
7 10 (6.85%) Internet of Things
8 7 (4.79%) User Experience
9 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
10 5 (3.42%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (2.74%) Cloud Native
11 4 (2.74%) Robotics
11 4 (2.74%) State Machine
12 3 (2.05%) CCTV
13 2 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 95 (65.07%) Linux
2 25 (17.12%) Android
3 24 (16.44%) Apple iOS
4 18 (12.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.37%) Software Engineering
2 52 (35.62%) Computer Science
3 43 (29.45%) Device Driver Development
3 43 (29.45%) Requirements Gathering
3 43 (29.45%) TDD
4 39 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (23.29%) Analytics
6 19 (13.01%) Microservices
7 13 (8.90%) Data Analysis
7 13 (8.90%) Validation
8 12 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.85%) iOS Development
9 10 (6.85%) Open Source
9 10 (6.85%) Software Architecture
9 10 (6.85%) Time Management
10 9 (6.16%) Prototyping
10 9 (6.16%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.48%) Mathematics
12 7 (4.79%) Android Development
12 7 (4.79%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (65.75%) C++
2 80 (54.79%) C
3 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 39 (26.71%) Python
5 34 (23.29%) Bash Shell
6 19 (13.01%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.48%) Apple Swift
8 5 (3.42%) Dart
9 3 (2.05%) Java
9 3 (2.05%) Kotlin
9 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.37%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.68%) Rust
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (19.18%) Degree
2 6 (4.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 6 (4.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.64%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) ISO 13485
2 3 (2.05%) MISRA
System Software
1 63 (43.15%) Firmware
2 13 (8.90%) Docker
Vendors
1 34 (23.29%) Spotify
1 34 (23.29%) YouTube
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.74%) Google
4 3 (2.05%) Apple
5 2 (1.37%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.68%) EMC