Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a C Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

C Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 906 961
Rank change year-on-year +105 +55 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 401 273 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 289 243 360
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168,954 167,321 203,747
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,376 139,001 170,390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

C Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured C Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing C Software Engineer.

Salary trend for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C Software Engineer over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 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
UK excluding London +139 363 £50,000 +17.65% 53
England +85 363 £50,000 +17.65% 56
East of England +134 238 £55,000 +15.79% 29
South East -5 37 £42,500 +6.25% 7
London -35 34 £50,000 +2.04% 6
South West +13 27 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland -24 25 £40,000 -11.11% 1
North of England -25 21 £40,000 -3.61% 2
North West -2 17 £40,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £33,250 - 1
East Midlands +15 5 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Midlands +1 5 £32,500 -23.98% 3
Yorkshire +5 3 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Wales +8 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North East -32 1 £26,500 -15.87%

C Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, C Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring C Software Engineer in the job title.

1 401 (100.00%) C
2 397 (99.00%) Software Engineering
3 330 (82.29%) C++
4 239 (59.60%) Linux
5 181 (45.14%) Degree
6 180 (44.89%) Computer Science
7 150 (37.41%) Embedded C
8 144 (35.91%) Python
9 125 (31.17%) Embedded C++
10 115 (28.68%) Mathematics
11 90 (22.44%) Physics
12 67 (16.71%) Electronics
13 65 (16.21%) Java
14 64 (15.96%) Windows
14 64 (15.96%) Embedded Systems
15 54 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (13.22%) C#
17 50 (12.47%) Multithreading
18 48 (11.97%) OO
18 48 (11.97%) Wireless
19 46 (11.47%) SDLC
20 43 (10.72%) SQL
21 39 (9.73%) Embedded Linux
22 36 (8.98%) JavaScript
22 36 (8.98%) Algorithms
23 34 (8.48%) Data Science
24 33 (8.23%) Security Cleared
25 31 (7.73%) MATLAB
26 30 (7.48%) HTML
26 30 (7.48%) Assembly Language

C Software Engineer Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Simulink
2 2 (0.50%) PTC Creo
2 2 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.25%) OpenShift
2 3 (0.75%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.97%) Wireless
2 25 (6.23%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.74%) Ethernet
4 14 (3.49%) InfiniBand
5 12 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (2.49%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.50%) RS-232
8 5 (1.25%) GSM
8 5 (1.25%) Internet
8 5 (1.25%) RS-485
9 4 (1.00%) LTE
9 4 (1.00%) UMTS
10 3 (0.75%) RS-422
11 2 (0.50%) Modbus
12 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
12 1 (0.25%) DHCP
12 1 (0.25%) IPv4
12 1 (0.25%) Multicast
12 1 (0.25%) TETRA
12 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.74%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.24%) MySQL
3 8 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.24%) JIRA
3 10 (2.49%) Bitbucket
3 10 (2.49%) Subversion
4 9 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.75%) CppUnit
6 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.75%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.50%) Selenium
10 1 (0.25%) Buildbot
10 1 (0.25%) CMake
10 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.25%) GCC
10 1 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.25%) Redmine
10 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 67 (16.71%) Electronics
2 25 (6.23%) Manufacturing
3 22 (5.49%) Multimedia
4 16 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.50%) Finance
6 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.75%) Automotive
7 3 (0.75%) Games
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Avionics
8 1 (0.25%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.48%) HTML
2 20 (4.99%) .NET
3 14 (3.49%) Qt
4 13 (3.24%) OpenGL
5 9 (2.24%) XML
6 8 (2.00%) Apache Axis
7 7 (1.75%) HEVC
7 7 (1.75%) JDBC
7 7 (1.75%) JNI
7 7 (1.75%) ODBC
7 7 (1.75%) POSIX
8 6 (1.50%) Middleware
9 5 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.25%) HTML5
9 5 (1.25%) JMS
9 5 (1.25%) REST
10 4 (1.00%) Django
11 3 (0.75%) MFC
11 3 (0.75%) STL
12 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 180 (44.89%) Computer Science
2 64 (15.96%) Embedded Systems
3 36 (8.98%) Algorithms
4 24 (5.99%) Life Science
5 14 (3.49%) Device Driver
6 10 (2.49%) Augmented Reality
7 9 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.00%) 3D Printing
9 7 (1.75%) Robotics
10 6 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.00%) CAN bus
12 4 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.00%) Optoelectronics
12 4 (1.00%) User Experience
13 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
14 2 (0.50%) CUDA
14 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 239 (59.60%) Linux
2 64 (15.96%) Windows
3 39 (9.73%) Embedded Linux
4 27 (6.73%) Unix
5 11 (2.74%) Android
6 9 (2.24%) VxWorks
7 7 (1.75%) AIX
7 7 (1.75%) Solaris
8 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.50%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.25%) SafeRTOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (99.00%) Software Engineering
2 115 (28.68%) Mathematics
3 90 (22.44%) Physics
4 54 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (12.47%) Multithreading
6 48 (11.97%) OO
7 46 (11.47%) SDLC
8 34 (8.48%) Data Science
9 29 (7.23%) Scrum
9 29 (7.23%) Video Processing
10 27 (6.73%) Linux Kernel Development
11 26 (6.48%) Multithreaded Programming
12 24 (5.99%) Statistics
13 21 (5.24%) Unit Testing
14 19 (4.74%) Computer Vision
14 19 (4.74%) OOD
14 19 (4.74%) Open Source
15 18 (4.49%) Machine Learning
16 14 (3.49%) Image Processing
17 13 (3.24%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 401 (100.00%) C
2 330 (82.29%) C++
3 150 (37.41%) Embedded C
4 144 (35.91%) Python
5 125 (31.17%) Embedded C++
6 65 (16.21%) Java
7 53 (13.22%) C#
8 43 (10.72%) SQL
9 36 (8.98%) JavaScript
10 31 (7.73%) MATLAB
11 30 (7.48%) Assembly Language
12 18 (4.49%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.74%) Lua
14 5 (1.25%) Fortran
14 5 (1.25%) Go
15 4 (1.00%) APL
15 4 (1.00%) Erlang
15 4 (1.00%) Haskell
15 4 (1.00%) Lisp
15 4 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 181 (45.14%) Degree
2 33 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 26 (6.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.75%) PhD
6 5 (1.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) HND
7 1 (0.25%) MCP
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.24%) QA
2 8 (2.00%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.00%) MISRA
3 4 (1.00%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.50%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 23 (5.74%) Firmware
2 7 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.25%) etcd
3 1 (0.25%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.25%) Kibana
2 5 (1.25%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.25%) Consul
Vendors
1 15 (3.74%) Dell
1 15 (3.74%) HP
2 9 (2.24%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.00%) Oracle
4 2 (0.50%) EMC
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.50%) PTC
5 1 (0.25%) Atmel
5 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.25%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.25%) IBM
5 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.25%) Reuters
5 1 (0.25%) SAP
5 1 (0.25%) Wind River
5 1 (0.25%) Xamarin