Period
to 17 October 2018

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1116 1026 1108
Rank change year-on-year -90 +82 +100
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer 43 163 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.093% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.097% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 41 142 135
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 157,752 168,024 185,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,078 134,582 155,346
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -77 43 £45,000 +5.88% 17
England -76 33 £45,000 +5.88% 16
North of England +16 20 £37,500 +7.14% 4
North West +16 10 £32,500 -18.75%
Yorkshire +12 9 £45,000 +7.14% 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £50,000 -
South West +5 5 £50,000 +28.21% 3
East of England -36 5 £52,500 - 2
Scotland +4 3 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Midlands +28 2 £38,750 -22.50% 1
West Midlands +24 1 £37,500 -25.00%
North East -14 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
South East -27 1 £42,500 - 4
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 43 (100.00%) C
1 43 (100.00%) C++
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (76.74%) Linux
3 28 (65.12%) Degree
4 26 (60.47%) Computer Science
5 20 (46.51%) Embedded C
6 17 (39.53%) Electronics
7 15 (34.88%) Embedded Software Development
8 14 (32.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (25.58%) RS-232
9 11 (25.58%) Windows
10 10 (23.26%) Embedded C++
10 10 (23.26%) Validation
10 10 (23.26%) Games
10 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
10 10 (23.26%) Multithreaded Programming
10 10 (23.26%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (20.93%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (20.93%) Software Architecture
12 7 (16.28%) RS-485
13 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
13 6 (13.95%) Apple Pay
13 6 (13.95%) Google Pay
13 6 (13.95%) Google
13 6 (13.95%) Apple
13 6 (13.95%) UML
14 5 (11.63%) Firmware
14 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
14 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu

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 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Apple Pay
1 6 (13.95%) Google Pay
2 4 (9.30%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) RS-232
2 7 (16.28%) RS-485
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.65%) Wireless
5 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (39.53%) Electronics
2 10 (23.26%) Games
3 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.30%) Automotive
3 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) JSON
1 1 (2.33%) Qt
1 1 (2.33%) XML
1 1 (2.33%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 26 (60.47%) Computer Science
2 10 (23.26%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
3 3 (6.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.98%) Android
4 3 (6.98%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.33%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) Embedded Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Multithreaded Programming
3 10 (23.26%) Multithreading
3 10 (23.26%) Validation
4 9 (20.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (20.93%) Software Architecture
5 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
5 6 (13.95%) UML
6 5 (11.63%) Static Code Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) Memory Management
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.98%) Device Driver Development
9 2 (4.65%) Cross-Platform Development
9 2 (4.65%) OO
9 2 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (2.33%) Computer Vision
10 1 (2.33%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.33%) Requirements Engineering
10 1 (2.33%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) C
1 43 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (46.51%) Embedded C
3 10 (23.26%) Embedded C++
4 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
5 4 (9.30%) Ada
5 4 (9.30%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.65%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) Degree
2 14 (32.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) Def Stans
1 4 (9.30%) MISRA
1 4 (9.30%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Apple
1 6 (13.95%) Google
2 4 (9.30%) IBM
2 4 (9.30%) Samsung
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft