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The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £55,025 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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

Embedded Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 584 652 530
Rank change year-on-year +68 -122 +46
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 853 404 257
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.38% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 176 266 188
10th Percentile £38,069 £33,750 £36,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,025 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.05% +10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,938 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 153,478 105,034 58,942
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 91.12% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,211 74,036 48,179
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,750 £87,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +90 809 £55,025 +0.05% 171
UK excluding London +111 730 £55,000 +10.00% 169
South East +227 492 £58,750 +11.90% 41
Work from Home -198 187 £55,000 - 56
East of England -25 82 £65,000 +23.81% 54
Midlands -39 72 £52,500 +16.67% 21
London -155 65 £68,000 -2.86% 13
North of England -54 60 £52,500 -4.55% 23
East Midlands +11 49 £55,000 -4.35% 6
Yorkshire -16 40 £52,500 -4.55% 8
South West -28 28 £60,000 +23.08% 19
West Midlands -68 23 £50,000 +33.33% 15
North East 0 10 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Scotland -46 10 £60,000 +26.32% 9
North West -74 10 £52,500 - 13
Northern Ireland -16 1 £70,000 +55.56%
Wales - 1 £55,000 - 2

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Embedded Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Embedded Engineer in the job title.

1 757 (88.75%) Software Engineering
2 679 (79.60%) C
3 595 (69.75%) Degree
4 573 (67.17%) C++
5 535 (62.72%) Linux
6 401 (47.01%) Software Testing
7 396 (46.42%) Electronics
8 395 (46.31%) Unit Testing
9 391 (45.84%) Signal Processing
10 365 (42.79%) TCP/IP
11 353 (41.38%) Digital Signal Processing
12 347 (40.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 336 (39.39%) Functional Testing
14 334 (39.16%) HTTP
15 329 (38.57%) Project Planning
15 329 (38.57%) Protocol Buffers
16 210 (24.62%) Python
17 199 (23.33%) Computer Science
18 197 (23.09%) Agile
19 162 (18.99%) Embedded Systems
20 121 (14.19%) Embedded C
21 116 (13.60%) Git (software)
22 110 (12.90%) Firmware
23 108 (12.66%) Test Automation
24 100 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
25 95 (11.14%) Scrum
26 91 (10.67%) JIRA
27 89 (10.43%) MATLAB
28 87 (10.20%) Embedded Linux
29 80 (9.38%) Algorithms

Embedded 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:

Application Platforms
1 31 (3.63%) Confluence
2 18 (2.11%) nginx
2 18 (2.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (8.44%) Simulink
2 19 (2.23%) CANalyzer
3 16 (1.88%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.93%) AWS
1 25 (2.93%) Azure
2 18 (2.11%) MinIO
2 18 (2.11%) OpenShift
3 13 (1.52%) GitHub
4 10 (1.17%) AWS IoT
5 6 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (0.70%) Serverless
6 5 (0.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 365 (42.79%) TCP/IP
2 334 (39.16%) HTTP
3 78 (9.14%) Wireless
4 41 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
5 35 (4.10%) J1939
6 28 (3.28%) Bluetooth
7 24 (2.81%) MQTT
8 20 (2.34%) Modbus
9 18 (2.11%) Firewall
10 14 (1.64%) Broadband
11 13 (1.52%) RS-232
12 11 (1.29%) 5G
13 10 (1.17%) IPv4
13 10 (1.17%) IPv6
13 10 (1.17%) SpaceWire
14 9 (1.06%) UWB
14 9 (1.06%) ZigBee
15 8 (0.94%) Software-Defined Radio
16 7 (0.82%) TDMA
17 6 (0.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 19 (2.23%) Hadoop
1 19 (2.23%) MongoDB
1 19 (2.23%) MySQL
1 19 (2.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.11%) ArangoDB
2 18 (2.11%) Big Data
2 18 (2.11%) NoSQL
2 18 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 116 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 91 (10.67%) JIRA
3 69 (8.09%) Jenkins
4 55 (6.45%) Bitbucket
5 30 (3.52%) ClearCase
6 28 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
7 24 (2.81%) GCC
7 24 (2.81%) GDB
7 24 (2.81%) GitLab
8 23 (2.70%) GoogleTest
9 20 (2.34%) Maven
9 20 (2.34%) TestRail
10 18 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (2.11%) CircleCI
10 18 (2.11%) Gradle
10 18 (2.11%) Travis CI
11 15 (1.76%) CppUnit
11 15 (1.76%) JUnit
11 15 (1.76%) Plastic SCM
12 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 396 (46.42%) Electronics
2 347 (40.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 73 (8.56%) Automotive
4 64 (7.50%) Social Skills
5 48 (5.63%) Finance
6 45 (5.28%) Manufacturing
7 35 (4.10%) Marketing
8 32 (3.75%) Aerospace
9 18 (2.11%) Public Sector
10 16 (1.88%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.64%) Games
11 14 (1.64%) Wearables
12 10 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.06%) Aviation
13 9 (1.06%) Legal
13 9 (1.06%) Military
14 5 (0.59%) Law
15 4 (0.47%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.23%) Analytical Skills
16 2 (0.23%) Cyber-Physical System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (38.57%) Protocol Buffers
2 30 (3.52%) Yocto
3 23 (2.70%) Qt
4 19 (2.23%) HTML
4 19 (2.23%) Kafka
5 18 (2.11%) LEMP Stack
6 16 (1.88%) React
7 12 (1.41%) HTML5
7 12 (1.41%) JSON
7 12 (1.41%) Redux
8 11 (1.29%) Gherkin
8 11 (1.29%) REST
9 9 (1.06%) Flash
10 8 (0.94%) MFC
11 7 (0.82%) CSS
11 7 (0.82%) XML
12 6 (0.70%) eBPF
12 6 (0.70%) Vue.js
12 6 (0.70%) WebSockets
13 5 (0.59%) SwiftUI
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.99%) Embedded Systems
2 80 (9.38%) Algorithms
3 58 (6.80%) IoT
4 53 (6.21%) ARM Cortex
5 43 (5.04%) Device Driver
6 38 (4.45%) FPGA
7 27 (3.17%) Robotics
8 26 (3.05%) VHDL
9 22 (2.58%) Social Media
10 19 (2.23%) Private Cloud
11 18 (2.11%) Social Network
12 16 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.76%) Cyber Defence
13 15 (1.76%) Cyberattack
13 15 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
14 14 (1.64%) Virtual Team
15 13 (1.52%) GNSS
15 13 (1.52%) RISC-V
15 13 (1.52%) Verilog
16 8 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 535 (62.72%) Linux
2 87 (10.20%) Embedded Linux
3 35 (4.10%) Windows
4 23 (2.70%) FreeRTOS
5 18 (2.11%) CentOS
6 17 (1.99%) Android
7 16 (1.88%) OpenWrt
8 13 (1.52%) Unix
9 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.59%) Debian
11 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.35%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.12%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (88.75%) Software Engineering
2 401 (47.01%) Software Testing
3 395 (46.31%) Unit Testing
4 391 (45.84%) Signal Processing
5 353 (41.38%) Digital Signal Processing
6 336 (39.39%) Functional Testing
7 329 (38.57%) Project Planning
8 199 (23.33%) Computer Science
9 197 (23.09%) Agile
10 108 (12.66%) Test Automation
11 100 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
12 95 (11.14%) Scrum
13 79 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
14 70 (8.21%) Configuration Management
15 65 (7.62%) Validation
16 51 (5.98%) Mentoring
17 49 (5.74%) Storyboarding
17 49 (5.74%) UML
18 44 (5.16%) OO
19 41 (4.81%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 679 (79.60%) C
2 573 (67.17%) C++
3 210 (24.62%) Python
4 121 (14.19%) Embedded C
5 89 (10.43%) MATLAB
6 74 (8.68%) Java
7 43 (5.04%) C#
8 35 (4.10%) Embedded C++
9 30 (3.52%) Bash
10 23 (2.70%) Go
10 23 (2.70%) SQL
11 21 (2.46%) Perl
12 18 (2.11%) Groovy
13 15 (1.76%) Assembly Language
14 9 (1.06%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.82%) Rust
16 5 (0.59%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.59%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.59%) Lua
16 5 (0.59%) SystemVerilog
Qualifications
1 595 (69.75%) Degree
2 59 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (3.40%) Security Cleared
4 23 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 22 (2.58%) HND
6 20 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 17 (1.99%) PhD
8 15 (1.76%) Postgraduate
9 11 (1.29%) AAT
10 7 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.82%) HNC
11 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.12%) ISEB
12 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.92%) ISO 26262
2 33 (3.87%) MISRA
3 17 (1.99%) Automotive SPICE
4 15 (1.76%) AUTOSAR
5 13 (1.52%) DO-178B
5 13 (1.52%) JTAG
6 10 (1.17%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.94%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.82%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.82%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.82%) QA
9 5 (0.59%) Def Stans
10 4 (0.47%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (12.90%) Firmware
2 66 (7.74%) Embedded Firmware
3 36 (4.22%) Docker
4 19 (2.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 18 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (2.11%) Ansible
1 18 (2.11%) Grafana
1 18 (2.11%) HAProxy
1 18 (2.11%) Kubernetes
1 18 (2.11%) Prometheus
1 18 (2.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (2.70%) Google
2 20 (2.34%) IBM
3 18 (2.11%) F5
3 18 (2.11%) Splunk
3 18 (2.11%) VMware
4 15 (1.76%) Lauterbach
4 15 (1.76%) Perforce
5 14 (1.64%) Siemens
6 9 (1.06%) BT
7 8 (0.94%) Xilinx
8 7 (0.82%) QinetiQ
9 6 (0.70%) Facebook
9 6 (0.70%) SAP
10 3 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft
10 3 (0.35%) Quadient
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle
11 2 (0.23%) QNX
12 1 (0.12%) Sony
12 1 (0.12%) Sparx