Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Digital Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1106 1126 1159
Rank change year-on-year +20 +33 +111
Permanent jobs citing Digital Signal Processing 53 67 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.038% 0.049%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.042% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 48 66 62
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -13.51%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -13.51%

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 151,576 159,835 175,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120,616 126,198 146,138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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 +32 52 £45,000 -10.00% 22
UK excluding London -9 50 £45,000 -10.00% 21
South East +20 25 £45,000 -7.69% 5
South West +3 9 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England -27 8 £35,000 -33.33% 6
West Midlands +26 5 £47,500 -2.56%
Midlands +20 5 £47,500 -5.00% 2
London +34 3 £45,000 +83.67% 2
North West - 3 £37,500 - 1
North of England - 3 £37,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 53 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 32 (60.38%) C
3 27 (50.94%) C++
4 22 (41.51%) Electronics
4 22 (41.51%) Degree
5 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
6 18 (33.96%) Algorithms
7 17 (32.08%) MATLAB
8 16 (30.19%) Python
8 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
9 15 (28.30%) PhD
10 12 (22.64%) Physics
11 11 (20.75%) Linux
11 11 (20.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (15.09%) Firmware
12 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (13.21%) Machine Learning
14 6 (11.32%) Project Management
14 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
14 6 (11.32%) CAD
14 6 (11.32%) ISO 13485
14 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (11.32%) TensorFlow
15 5 (9.43%) Acoustics
15 5 (9.43%) Data Science
15 5 (9.43%) Deep Learning
15 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
15 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared

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 (9.43%) DNN
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Simulink
2 3 (5.66%) Chatbot
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.89%) 5G
1 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) LTE
1 1 (1.89%) RS-485
1 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.89%) Presto
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (41.51%) Electronics
2 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.77%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Software Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Design Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Electronics Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Algorithm Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Junior
7 6 (11.32%) Process Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Research Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Junior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) DSP Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Optimisation Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Radar Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Design Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) FPGA Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Junior Embedded Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) TensorFlow
2 1 (1.89%) Django
2 1 (1.89%) Flask
2 1 (1.89%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.89%) NumPy
2 1 (1.89%) Pandas
2 1 (1.89%) PyMC3
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.96%) Algorithms
2 11 (20.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.32%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (9.43%) Acoustics
5 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (9.43%) VHDL
6 3 (5.66%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (5.66%) CUDA
7 2 (3.77%) Cyberattack
7 2 (3.77%) Cybercrime
7 2 (3.77%) Verilog
8 1 (1.89%) ASIC
8 1 (1.89%) CPLD
8 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.89%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (1.89%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.89%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Signal Processing
2 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
3 16 (30.19%) Mathematics
4 12 (22.64%) Physics
5 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.21%) Machine Learning
7 6 (11.32%) CAD
7 6 (11.32%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Data Science
8 5 (9.43%) Deep Learning
8 5 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (9.43%) Neural Network
8 5 (9.43%) UML
9 4 (7.55%) Experimental Design
9 4 (7.55%) FPGA Design
9 4 (7.55%) OO
10 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.66%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) C
2 27 (50.94%) C++
3 17 (32.08%) MATLAB
4 16 (30.19%) Python
5 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.66%) C#
6 3 (5.66%) VB
6 3 (5.66%) VC++
7 2 (3.77%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) R
8 1 (1.89%) Scala
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) Degree
2 15 (28.30%) PhD
3 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) HND
5 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.77%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) KVM
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Xilinx
2 3 (5.66%) EMC
3 2 (3.77%) Cadence
4 1 (1.89%) Altera
4 1 (1.89%) Intel
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) VMware