Period
to 2 August 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded C/C++ Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

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

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
UK
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 930 778 1050
Rank change year-on-year -152 +272 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded C/C++ Engineer 67 31 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.046% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.048% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 64 21 63
10th Percentile " £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.22% -14.29%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile " £65,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -14.29%

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 103,167 64,497 138,246
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.17% 94.98% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 73,302 52,601 111,748
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Engineer.

Salary trend for Embedded C/C++ Engineer in the UK

Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded C/C++ Engineer over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

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

Embedded C/C++ 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 Embedded C/C++ Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 2 August 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 -111 53 £47,500 +1.06% 16
England -168 53 £47,500 +7.95% 14
Midlands - 22 £37,500 - 4
West Midlands - 21 £37,500 - 1
North of England -57 20 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire -50 19 £55,000 - 1
Work from Home - 18 £55,000 - 3
South East -104 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East of England -47 4 £45,000 -10.00% 6
East Midlands - 1 £51,500 - 3
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, Embedded C/C++ 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 Embedded C/C++ Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) C
1 67 (100.00%) C++
1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 62 (92.54%) Firmware
3 57 (85.07%) Linux
4 55 (82.09%) TCP/IP
5 54 (80.60%) Broadband
6 42 (62.69%) Embedded Systems
7 35 (52.24%) Ethernet
8 34 (50.75%) Device Driver
8 34 (50.75%) Wi-Fi
8 34 (50.75%) Wireless
8 34 (50.75%) Computer Science
8 34 (50.75%) Device Driver Development
9 33 (49.25%) Requirements Gathering
9 33 (49.25%) MQTT
9 33 (49.25%) Bluetooth
9 33 (49.25%) HTML
9 33 (49.25%) CSS
10 28 (41.79%) Embedded C
10 28 (41.79%) Embedded C++
11 25 (37.31%) Degree
12 24 (35.82%) Social Skills
12 24 (35.82%) Self-Motivation
13 23 (34.33%) Embedded Linux
14 22 (32.84%) Subversion
14 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (32.84%) Software Architecture
14 22 (32.84%) Telecoms
15 21 (31.34%) Validation

Embedded C/C++ 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 55 (82.09%) TCP/IP
2 54 (80.60%) Broadband
3 35 (52.24%) Ethernet
4 34 (50.75%) Wi-Fi
4 34 (50.75%) Wireless
5 33 (49.25%) Bluetooth
5 33 (49.25%) MQTT
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) IPsec
6 1 (1.49%) RFID
Development Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Subversion
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (35.82%) Social Skills
2 22 (32.84%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (32.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
4 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.48%) Automotive
4 3 (4.48%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (49.25%) CSS
1 33 (49.25%) HTML
2 2 (2.99%) GStreamer
2 2 (2.99%) Yocto
3 1 (1.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (1.49%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.49%) Qt
3 1 (1.49%) REST
3 1 (1.49%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (62.69%) Embedded Systems
2 34 (50.75%) Device Driver
3 24 (35.82%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.97%) Arduino
5 1 (1.49%) CUDA
5 1 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 57 (85.07%) Linux
2 23 (34.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (50.75%) Computer Science
2 34 (50.75%) Device Driver Development
3 33 (49.25%) Requirements Gathering
4 22 (32.84%) Software Architecture
5 21 (31.34%) Configuration Management
5 21 (31.34%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (31.34%) Validation
6 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.99%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.49%) Cross-Platform Development
8 1 (1.49%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.49%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 67 (100.00%) C
1 67 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (41.79%) Embedded C
2 28 (41.79%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (37.31%) Degree
System Software
1 62 (92.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) EMC
2 1 (1.49%) NVIDIA