Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1122 1260
Rank change year-on-year +61 +138 -56
Permanent jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 113 65 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.037% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.041% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 81 63 42
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £56,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.18% +40.00%

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 157,440 157,260 187,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.82%
Number of salaries quoted 127,646 129,586 155,123
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Digital Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing.

Salary trend for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Signal Processing over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Digital Signal Processing in the UK

Digital Signal Processing
Top 12 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 17 February 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 +47 109 £50,000 +5.26% 27
UK excluding London +38 99 £50,000 +5.26% 20
East of England +26 55 £57,500 +21.05% 12
South East +24 32 £42,500 -22.73% 3
London +3 12 £40,000 -17.10% 7
Midlands +8 5 £53,500 +132.61% 3
South West -1 5 £32,500 -31.58% 1
West Midlands +9 4 £53,000 +130.43% 3
Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
North of England - 1 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 85 (75.22%) C
3 84 (74.34%) C++
4 39 (34.51%) Firmware
5 37 (32.74%) Embedded C
5 37 (32.74%) Software Engineering
6 33 (29.20%) Embedded Software Development
7 30 (26.55%) Algorithms
8 29 (25.66%) Embedded C++
8 29 (25.66%) Python
9 28 (24.78%) Mentoring
10 27 (23.89%) MATLAB
10 27 (23.89%) Degree
11 26 (23.01%) Wireless
12 25 (22.12%) Linux
12 25 (22.12%) Robotics
13 20 (17.70%) Embedded Linux
13 20 (17.70%) Electronics
14 16 (14.16%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (11.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
16 12 (10.62%) Master's Degree
16 12 (10.62%) Machine Learning
17 11 (9.73%) PhD
18 10 (8.85%) Simulink
18 10 (8.85%) Neural Network
18 10 (8.85%) Hidden Markov Model
19 9 (7.96%) Acoustics
19 9 (7.96%) Mathematics
19 9 (7.96%) EMC

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:

Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Simulink
2 4 (3.54%) OrCAD
2 4 (3.54%) Weka
3 2 (1.77%) PTC Creo
3 2 (1.77%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.88%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.01%) Wireless
2 7 (6.19%) DVB
3 5 (4.42%) Bluetooth
3 5 (4.42%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.54%) 3GPP
4 4 (3.54%) 5G
4 4 (3.54%) LTE
4 4 (3.54%) OFDM
4 4 (3.54%) RS-232
4 4 (3.54%) WCDMA
4 4 (3.54%) Wideband
4 4 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.54%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.88%) MQTT
5 1 (0.88%) SNMP
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) Telnet
5 1 (0.88%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.54%) ClearQuest
1 4 (3.54%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) LabVIEW
General
1 20 (17.70%) Electronics
2 13 (11.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.08%) Avionics
4 5 (4.42%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.65%) Automotive
6 3 (2.65%) Finance
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (61.06%) Embedded Engineer
2 33 (29.20%) Software Engineer
3 28 (24.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 27 (23.89%) Firmware Engineer
5 23 (20.35%) Embedded C Engineer
6 21 (18.58%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 18 (15.93%) DSP Engineer
8 17 (15.04%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 17 (15.04%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 15 (13.27%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Electronics Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Research Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 10 (8.85%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (7.96%) Audio Engineer
12 8 (7.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 7 (6.19%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (6.19%) DSP Software Engineer
14 6 (5.31%) Machine Learning Engineer
14 6 (5.31%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) scikit-learn
1 4 (3.54%) TensorFlow
1 4 (3.54%) Theano
1 4 (3.54%) Torch
2 3 (2.65%) CSS
2 3 (2.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) DOM
3 1 (0.88%) NumPy
3 1 (0.88%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.55%) Algorithms
2 25 (22.12%) Robotics
3 16 (14.16%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (11.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (7.96%) Acoustics
6 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.42%) VHDL
8 4 (3.54%) CUDA
8 4 (3.54%) Verilog
9 3 (2.65%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.65%) Marketing Technology
10 1 (0.88%) ASIC
10 1 (0.88%) CPLD
10 1 (0.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.12%) Linux
2 20 (17.70%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.54%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 37 (32.74%) Software Engineering
3 33 (29.20%) Embedded Software Development
4 28 (24.78%) Mentoring
5 12 (10.62%) Machine Learning
6 10 (8.85%) Hidden Markov Model
6 10 (8.85%) Neural Network
7 9 (7.96%) Mathematics
8 6 (5.31%) Speech Recognition
9 5 (4.42%) Decision Tree
9 5 (4.42%) FPGA Design
9 5 (4.42%) Physics
10 4 (3.54%) Code Optimisation
10 4 (3.54%) Component Testing
10 4 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.54%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (3.54%) Feature Driven Development
10 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
10 4 (3.54%) Prototyping
10 4 (3.54%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 85 (75.22%) C
2 84 (74.34%) C++
3 37 (32.74%) Embedded C
4 29 (25.66%) Embedded C++
4 29 (25.66%) Python
5 27 (23.89%) MATLAB
6 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.54%) Delphi
8 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.65%) SQL
8 3 (2.65%) Tcl
9 2 (1.77%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Degree
2 12 (10.62%) Master's Degree
3 11 (9.73%) PhD
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) DO-160
2 3 (2.65%) QA
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.88%) DO-254
4 1 (0.88%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 39 (34.51%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (7.96%) EMC
2 7 (6.19%) Altera
2 7 (6.19%) Xilinx
3 4 (3.54%) Freescale
4 2 (1.77%) PTC
5 1 (0.88%) Intel
5 1 (0.88%) SAP