Period
to 24 January 2021

The median annual salary for a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 973 1072
Rank change year-on-year +235 +99 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer 30 59 62
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.047% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.049% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 9 55 60
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £65,000 £62,250
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 60,490 120,158 145,590
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.57% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,048 97,321 117,815
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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

C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Top 9 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 24 January 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
UK excluding London +212 30 £45,000 - 3
England +236 26 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South East +149 18 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Midlands - 5 - - 2
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £50,000 -
North of England +90 3 £40,000 -20.00%
North East - 2 £38,750 -
North West +80 1 £45,000 -10.00%

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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 30 (100.00%) C
1 30 (100.00%) C++
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (90.00%) Embedded C
2 27 (90.00%) Embedded C++
3 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
3 16 (53.33%) Eclipse
3 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 16 (53.33%) Unit Testing
4 14 (46.67%) .NET
4 14 (46.67%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) UML
7 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (16.67%) OO
7 5 (16.67%) Qt
7 5 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (13.33%) Smart City
8 4 (13.33%) Cyber Resilience
8 4 (13.33%) Industry 4.0
8 4 (13.33%) Automotive
9 3 (10.00%) Electronics
10 2 (6.67%) Firmware
10 2 (6.67%) 3G
10 2 (6.67%) MySQL
10 2 (6.67%) 2G
10 2 (6.67%) Degree
10 2 (6.67%) Mathematics

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) 2G
1 2 (6.67%) 3G
1 2 (6.67%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Eclipse
1 16 (53.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Automotive
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (13.33%) Industry 4.0
2 4 (13.33%) Smart City
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 16 (53.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (16.67%) UML
5 4 (13.33%) Cyber Resilience
5 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.33%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C
1 30 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (90.00%) Embedded C
2 27 (90.00%) Embedded C++
3 14 (46.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Firmware