Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 997 1064 1177
Rank change year-on-year +67 +113 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer 179 129 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.073% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.076% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 125 123 90
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

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 167,793 169,672 200,153
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.11% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136,587 141,257 167,368
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 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England +43 165 £50,000 +2.04% 22
UK excluding London +51 154 £50,000 +11.11% 22
East of England +81 101 £55,000 -3.51% 10
South East +23 25 £42,500 -15.00% 5
London -19 23 £50,000 -16.67% 4
Scotland -37 12 £42,000 -6.67%
South West +11 10 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North of England -32 4 £33,750 -15.63% 2
North West -8 2 £36,250 -9.38%
Midlands +5 1 £50,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire -5 1 £35,000 -22.22% 2
West Midlands -9 1 £50,000 +11.11%
North East -34 1 £26,500 -15.87%
Wales - 1 £45,000 - 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, C/C++ Embedded 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/C++ Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 179 (100.00%) C
1 179 (100.00%) C++
1 179 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 126 (70.39%) Embedded C
3 116 (64.80%) Embedded C++
4 99 (55.31%) Linux
5 75 (41.90%) Computer Science
6 72 (40.22%) Python
7 55 (30.73%) Embedded Systems
8 54 (30.17%) Degree
9 46 (25.70%) Mathematics
10 41 (22.91%) Electronics
11 40 (22.35%) Physics
12 27 (15.08%) Windows
13 26 (14.53%) SQL
14 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
15 24 (13.41%) Java
15 24 (13.41%) TCP/IP
16 23 (12.85%) HTML
16 23 (12.85%) Assembly Language
16 23 (12.85%) Wireless
16 23 (12.85%) Linux Kernel Development
17 22 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (12.29%) Life Science
17 22 (12.29%) Statistics
18 21 (11.73%) Embedded Linux
18 21 (11.73%) Manufacturing
19 20 (11.17%) Unit Testing
20 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
20 19 (10.61%) Video Processing

C/C++ Embedded 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 (3.91%) Simulink
2 2 (1.12%) PTC Creo
2 2 (1.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.41%) TCP/IP
2 23 (12.85%) Wireless
3 18 (10.06%) Ethernet
3 18 (10.06%) InfiniBand
4 12 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (5.59%) Bluetooth
6 5 (2.79%) RS-232
7 4 (2.23%) Internet
7 4 (2.23%) RS-485
8 3 (1.68%) RS-422
9 2 (1.12%) Modbus
10 1 (0.56%) DHCP
10 1 (0.56%) Network Security
10 1 (0.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.12%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
2 2 (1.12%) Selenium
3 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.56%) GCC
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.56%) Redmine
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 41 (22.91%) Electronics
2 21 (11.73%) Manufacturing
3 18 (10.06%) Multimedia
4 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Finance
5 1 (0.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) HTML
2 6 (3.35%) .NET
3 5 (2.79%) HEVC
3 5 (2.79%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.12%) JNI
4 2 (1.12%) XML
4 2 (1.12%) Yocto
5 1 (0.56%) CGI
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) CSS3
5 1 (0.56%) HTML5
5 1 (0.56%) jQuery
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) MFC
5 1 (0.56%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (0.56%) Qt
5 1 (0.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 75 (41.90%) Computer Science
2 55 (30.73%) Embedded Systems
3 22 (12.29%) Life Science
4 12 (6.70%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.35%) Robotics
6 4 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.23%) User Experience
7 3 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) EMV
8 2 (1.12%) EPoS
8 2 (1.12%) Optoelectronics
8 2 (1.12%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.12%) VHDL
9 1 (0.56%) ASIC
9 1 (0.56%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 99 (55.31%) Linux
2 27 (15.08%) Windows
3 21 (11.73%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (2.79%) VxWorks
5 4 (2.23%) Android
6 3 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.68%) Unix
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 46 (25.70%) Mathematics
3 40 (22.35%) Physics
4 23 (12.85%) Linux Kernel Development
5 22 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (12.29%) Statistics
6 20 (11.17%) Unit Testing
7 19 (10.61%) Video Processing
8 14 (7.82%) Scrum
9 11 (6.15%) Device Driver Development
10 10 (5.59%) OO
10 10 (5.59%) SDLC
11 9 (5.03%) OOD
11 9 (5.03%) UML
12 8 (4.47%) Cross-Platform Development
12 8 (4.47%) Open Source
13 7 (3.91%) Project Planning
13 7 (3.91%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (3.91%) Validation
14 6 (3.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 179 (100.00%) C
1 179 (100.00%) C++
2 126 (70.39%) Embedded C
3 116 (64.80%) Embedded C++
4 72 (40.22%) Python
5 26 (14.53%) SQL
6 25 (13.97%) JavaScript
7 24 (13.41%) Java
8 23 (12.85%) Assembly Language
9 19 (10.61%) Bash Shell
10 18 (10.06%) Lua
11 16 (8.94%) C#
12 13 (7.26%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.12%) Perl
14 1 (0.56%) Ada
14 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (30.17%) Degree
2 19 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.23%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) PhD
7 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (2.79%) Dell
1 5 (2.79%) HP
2 2 (1.12%) EMC
2 2 (1.12%) PTC
3 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
3 1 (0.56%) Green Hills
3 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.56%) Wind River