Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a DSP Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

DSP Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1172 1168 1260
Rank change year-on-year -4 +92 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a DSP Engineer 31 56 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.029% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.031% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 30 56 26
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,375 £27,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £55,625 £52,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +20.00%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

DSP Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured DSP Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing DSP Engineer.

Salary trend for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing DSP Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for DSP Engineer in the UK

DSP Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing DSP Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +36 30 £45,000 +12.50% 3
UK excluding London +23 28 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +13 14 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Midlands +50 7 £40,000 +73.91%
East Midlands - 7 £40,000 -
South East +41 4 £57,500 +43.75%
London +8 3 £40,000 -5.88%
Yorkshire +25 1 £37,500 - 1
South West 0 1 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Scotland -4 1 £45,000 +12.50%
North of England -16 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1

DSP Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, DSP Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring DSP Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (90.32%) C
2 18 (58.06%) C++
3 14 (45.16%) Embedded Software Development
4 13 (41.94%) Signal Processing
4 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
4 13 (41.94%) Assembly Language
4 13 (41.94%) Wireless
5 12 (38.71%) Algorithms
6 11 (35.48%) MATLAB
6 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
6 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (32.26%) Bluetooth
8 9 (29.03%) 802.11
8 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
8 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (29.03%) 802.1X
8 9 (29.03%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (25.81%) Electronics
9 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
10 7 (22.58%) Software Architecture
10 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
11 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (19.35%) SAP
11 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (19.35%) Marketing
11 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
12 5 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (12.90%) Digital Signal Processing

DSP 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 13 (41.94%) Wireless
2 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (32.26%) Bluetooth
4 9 (29.03%) 802.11
5 2 (6.45%) DVB
6 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) RS-232
6 1 (3.23%) RS-485
6 1 (3.23%) TETRA
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Xcode
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.81%) Electronics
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
2 6 (19.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Algorithms
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.45%) VHDL
5 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Embedded Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Signal Processing
2 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
3 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (29.03%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 7 (22.58%) Software Architecture
5 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
6 4 (12.90%) Digital Signal Processing
7 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (3.23%) Android Development
9 1 (3.23%) CAD
9 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
9 1 (3.23%) Image Processing
9 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) C
2 18 (58.06%) C++
3 13 (41.94%) Assembly Language
4 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
4 11 (35.48%) MATLAB
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) PhD
2 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Perforce
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Freescale
3 1 (3.23%) Motorola