Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a C Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 988 825 934
Rank change year-on-year -163 +109 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a C Software Engineer 156 404 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 143 323 263
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 152,666 171,146 177,519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,303 137,777 148,225
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for C Software Engineer in the UK

C Software Engineer
Top 13 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 17 December 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 -134 140 £45,000 - 61
England -162 136 £45,000 -10.00% 66
North of England +57 48 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North West +36 32 £37,500 -6.25% 1
East of England -127 27 £60,000 +14.29% 28
South West +3 23 £51,250 +13.89% 9
South East +21 20 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire +50 16 £45,000 +26.76% 4
London +1 15 £40,000 -20.00% 13
Northern Ireland -4 11 £50,000 +49.25% 3
Scotland -18 9 £42,500 - 4
West Midlands +44 2 £43,750 -7.89%
Midlands +15 2 £43,750 +25.00% 2

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 156 (100.00%) C
2 155 (99.36%) Software Engineering
3 141 (90.38%) C++
4 101 (64.74%) Linux
5 74 (47.44%) Degree
6 59 (37.82%) Computer Science
7 50 (32.05%) Python
8 38 (24.36%) Windows
9 37 (23.72%) Electronics
10 34 (21.79%) Java
11 33 (21.15%) Multithreading
12 32 (20.51%) Embedded Software Development
12 32 (20.51%) Embedded C
12 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 27 (17.31%) Games
14 23 (14.74%) Greenfield Project
14 23 (14.74%) Open Source
15 22 (14.10%) JavaScript
16 21 (13.46%) Multithreaded Programming
17 20 (12.82%) RS-232
18 19 (12.18%) Validation
19 18 (11.54%) C#
19 18 (11.54%) Security Cleared
20 17 (10.90%) Ubuntu
20 17 (10.90%) Embedded Linux
21 16 (10.26%) SQL
21 16 (10.26%) Bash Shell
21 16 (10.26%) Software Architecture
21 16 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.64%) Apache
2 1 (0.64%) JBoss
2 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Apple Pay
1 6 (3.85%) Google Pay
2 5 (3.21%) Samsung Pay
2 5 (3.21%) Slack
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.82%) RS-232
2 12 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.05%) RS-485
4 8 (5.13%) Network Security
4 8 (5.13%) Wireless
5 3 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) 3G
6 1 (0.64%) 4G
6 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.64%) HTTP
6 1 (0.64%) Modbus
6 1 (0.64%) SMS
6 1 (0.64%) VoIP
6 1 (0.64%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.85%) MySQL
4 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.21%) Neo4j
5 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.92%) Big Data
7 2 (1.28%) GIS
8 1 (0.64%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.64%) DB2
8 1 (0.64%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (1.28%) Polyspace
3 2 (1.28%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.64%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.64%) JUnit
4 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 37 (23.72%) Electronics
2 27 (17.31%) Games
3 8 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.56%) Avionics
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.28%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) AngularJS
2 8 (5.13%) Qt
3 7 (4.49%) React
4 5 (3.21%) HTML
4 5 (3.21%) OpenGL
5 4 (2.56%) .NET
5 4 (2.56%) Node.js
5 4 (2.56%) REST
5 4 (2.56%) SOAP
5 4 (2.56%) Vue.js
5 4 (2.56%) Web Services
6 3 (1.92%) Django
6 3 (1.92%) JSON
6 3 (1.92%) Middleware
6 3 (1.92%) Natural Language Processing
6 3 (1.92%) QML
6 3 (1.92%) RESTful
6 3 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.28%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.74%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.49%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.21%) Robotics
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.92%) CCTV
7 3 (1.92%) Mobile Wallet
7 3 (1.92%) Verilog
8 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.28%) PKI
8 2 (1.28%) VHDL
9 1 (0.64%) Arduino
9 1 (0.64%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.64%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 101 (64.74%) Linux
2 38 (24.36%) Windows
3 17 (10.90%) Embedded Linux
3 17 (10.90%) Ubuntu
4 10 (6.41%) Android
5 9 (5.77%) Unix
6 7 (4.49%) Debian
7 6 (3.85%) Fedora
8 5 (3.21%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.92%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.64%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (99.36%) Software Engineering
2 59 (37.82%) Computer Science
3 33 (21.15%) Multithreading
4 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (20.51%) Embedded Software Development
5 23 (14.74%) Open Source
6 21 (13.46%) Multithreaded Programming
7 19 (12.18%) Validation
8 16 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (10.26%) Software Architecture
9 13 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (7.05%) Scrum
11 10 (6.41%) Static Code Analysis
12 9 (5.77%) Open Source Development
13 8 (5.13%) TDD
14 7 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (4.49%) DevOps
14 7 (4.49%) Mentoring
14 7 (4.49%) OO
15 6 (3.85%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 156 (100.00%) C
2 141 (90.38%) C++
3 50 (32.05%) Python
4 34 (21.79%) Java
5 32 (20.51%) Embedded C
6 22 (14.10%) JavaScript
7 18 (11.54%) C#
8 16 (10.26%) Bash Shell
8 16 (10.26%) SQL
9 12 (7.69%) Perl
10 9 (5.77%) Embedded C++
11 7 (4.49%) Go
11 7 (4.49%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.56%) Ruby
13 2 (1.28%) Ada
13 2 (1.28%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.64%) Rust
14 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (47.44%) Degree
2 32 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.13%) PhD
6 5 (3.21%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Firmware
2 4 (2.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) Ceph
3 1 (0.64%) KVM
3 1 (0.64%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 2 (1.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (3.85%) Apple
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.21%) Atmel
2 5 (3.21%) Google
2 5 (3.21%) Samsung
3 2 (1.28%) Oracle
4 1 (0.64%) Xilinx