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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Signal Processing over the 6 months to 8 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 784 966 763
Rank change year-on-year +182 -203 +280
Permanent jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 478 45 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.039% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.042% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 28
10th Percentile £31,759 £31,986 £37,500
25th Percentile £37,820 £35,618 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +37.93% -3.33% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £58,125 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,500 £63,800 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,750 £43,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +5.17% -27.50% +33.33%

Digital Signal Processing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 163,611 107,228 60,576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.79% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 84,033 72,697 49,132
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Signal Processing as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Digital Signal Processing.

Salary trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Digital Signal Processing over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing within the UK over the 6 months to 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +166 437 £60,000 +37.93% 17
UK excluding London +215 405 £45,750 +5.17% 14
South East +178 301 £38,077 -18.55% 6
East of England -11 58 - - 5
Work from Home -167 52 £41,500 -23.15% 8
Midlands -2 51 £41,500 - 3
East Midlands - 37 - - 2
West Midlands -42 14 £41,500 - 1
South West -16 11 £60,000 -
London -185 10 £65,000 +8.33% 3

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Digital Signal Processing.

1 478 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 375 (78.45%) Software Engineering
3 372 (77.82%) Degree
4 363 (75.94%) C++
5 359 (75.10%) C
6 355 (74.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 347 (72.59%) Linux
8 336 (70.29%) Software Testing
9 334 (69.87%) HTTP
10 329 (68.83%) TCP/IP
10 329 (68.83%) Project Planning
10 329 (68.83%) Unit Testing
10 329 (68.83%) Functional Testing
10 329 (68.83%) Protocol Buffers
11 181 (37.87%) Electronics
12 70 (14.64%) MATLAB
13 59 (12.34%) Firmware
13 59 (12.34%) Algorithms
14 57 (11.92%) Physics
15 56 (11.72%) FPGA
16 47 (9.83%) VHDL
17 44 (9.21%) Social Skills
18 38 (7.95%) Decision-Making
18 38 (7.95%) Software-Defined Radio
18 38 (7.95%) FPGA Design
19 35 (7.32%) Mathematics
19 35 (7.32%) Security Cleared
20 34 (7.11%) Agile
21 33 (6.90%) SC Cleared
22 32 (6.69%) Computer Science

Digital Signal Processing
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 5 (1.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (6.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) AWS IoT
1 4 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 334 (69.87%) HTTP
2 329 (68.83%) TCP/IP
3 38 (7.95%) Software-Defined Radio
4 25 (5.23%) GSM
4 25 (5.23%) LTE
4 25 (5.23%) UMTS
5 13 (2.72%) Wireless
6 5 (1.05%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.05%) DNS
6 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.05%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.42%) CDMA
7 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 2 (0.42%) VSAT
Development Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Jenkins
1 12 (2.51%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.88%) Bitbucket
3 8 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (1.46%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.46%) Maven
5 5 (1.05%) GDB
5 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.05%) GoogleTest
5 5 (1.05%) Hudson
5 5 (1.05%) JIRA
5 5 (1.05%) Robot Framework
5 5 (1.05%) Subversion
6 4 (0.84%) Android Studio
6 4 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.42%) LabVIEW
General
1 355 (74.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 181 (37.87%) Electronics
3 44 (9.21%) Social Skills
4 24 (5.02%) Finance
4 24 (5.02%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.77%) Aerospace
6 13 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.88%) Military
8 6 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.26%) Wearables
9 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.84%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 370 (77.41%) Software Engineer
2 352 (73.64%) Embedded Engineer
3 350 (73.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 156 (32.64%) Junior
4 156 (32.64%) Junior Embedded Engineer
4 156 (32.64%) Junior Software Engineer
5 35 (7.32%) Graduate
5 35 (7.32%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 25 (5.23%) FPGA Engineer
6 25 (5.23%) Process Engineer
7 20 (4.18%) Systems Engineer
8 19 (3.97%) Architect
8 19 (3.97%) Systems Architect
9 18 (3.77%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (2.30%) Radio Engineer
11 9 (1.88%) Developer
12 7 (1.46%) Electronics Engineer
12 7 (1.46%) Java Developer
12 7 (1.46%) Java Software Developer
12 7 (1.46%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (68.83%) Protocol Buffers
2 17 (3.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (3.56%) STL
3 8 (1.67%) MFC
4 7 (1.46%) Akka
4 7 (1.46%) Java EE
4 7 (1.46%) Spring
5 6 (1.26%) PyTorch
5 6 (1.26%) TensorFlow
6 5 (1.05%) JSON
6 5 (1.05%) JSP
6 5 (1.05%) Qt
6 5 (1.05%) REST
6 5 (1.05%) WebSockets
7 4 (0.84%) Android NDK
7 4 (0.84%) Android SDK
7 4 (0.84%) CSS
7 4 (0.84%) HTML
7 4 (0.84%) OpenCV
7 4 (0.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.34%) Algorithms
2 56 (11.72%) FPGA
3 47 (9.83%) VHDL
4 25 (5.23%) Verilog
5 24 (5.02%) Cyber Defence
5 24 (5.02%) Cyberattack
6 21 (4.39%) Embedded Systems
7 14 (2.93%) GNSS
8 6 (1.26%) Arduino
8 6 (1.26%) IoT
9 5 (1.05%) ARM Cortex
9 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.84%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.42%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.42%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (0.42%) Robotics
12 1 (0.21%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 347 (72.59%) Linux
2 12 (2.51%) Windows
3 9 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.05%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.84%) Android
5 4 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 375 (78.45%) Software Engineering
3 336 (70.29%) Software Testing
4 329 (68.83%) Functional Testing
4 329 (68.83%) Project Planning
4 329 (68.83%) Unit Testing
5 57 (11.92%) Physics
6 38 (7.95%) Decision-Making
6 38 (7.95%) FPGA Design
7 35 (7.32%) Mathematics
8 34 (7.11%) Agile
9 32 (6.69%) Computer Science
10 25 (5.23%) Collaborative Working
11 24 (5.02%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 24 (5.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 24 (5.02%) Project Management
11 24 (5.02%) Threat Intelligence
12 23 (4.81%) Data Acquisition
12 23 (4.81%) Use Case
13 21 (4.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 363 (75.94%) C++
2 359 (75.10%) C
3 70 (14.64%) MATLAB
4 22 (4.60%) Python
5 18 (3.77%) SQL
6 16 (3.35%) Java
7 8 (1.67%) Assembly Language
7 8 (1.67%) C#
8 4 (0.84%) Embedded C
8 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.84%) Perl
9 1 (0.21%) Rust
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 372 (77.82%) Degree
2 35 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.84%) PhD
7 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.05%) JTAG
2 4 (0.84%) ISO 13485
2 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (12.34%) Firmware
2 8 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (5.23%) Xilinx
2 7 (1.46%) QinetiQ
3 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.05%) Google