Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 620 772
Rank change year-on-year +84 +152 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 868 711 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.40% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 749 654 515
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
10th Percentile £34,950 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 172841 179436 206616
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.52% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 139017 149829 172348
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,494
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 15 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 13 December 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 +85 810 £50,000 +17.65% 73
UK excluding London +78 790 £50,000 +17.65% 74
East of England +110 334 £52,500 +10.53% 23
South East +30 210 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South West +16 89 £43,500 +2.35% 11
London +6 69 £50,000 - 1
Midlands +1 69 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Scotland +3 42 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands -10 40 £40,000 +11.11% 6
North of England -51 38 £42,500 +6.25% 14
East Midlands +18 29 £42,500 +18.06%
North West -22 26 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire -12 10 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Wales +22 8 £45,000 - 1
North East -19 2 £32,500 +3.17% 2

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Embedded 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 Embedded Engineer in the job title.

1 732 (84.33%) C
2 727 (83.76%) Software Engineering
3 611 (70.39%) C++
4 396 (45.62%) Embedded C
5 372 (42.86%) Linux
6 292 (33.64%) Degree
7 255 (29.38%) Embedded C++
8 209 (24.08%) Embedded Systems
9 200 (23.04%) Python
10 199 (22.93%) Electronics
11 184 (21.20%) Firmware
11 184 (21.20%) Computer Science
12 181 (20.85%) Embedded Linux
13 172 (19.82%) Wireless
14 117 (13.48%) Windows
15 114 (13.13%) Embedded Software Development
16 98 (11.29%) Signal Processing
16 98 (11.29%) C#
17 94 (10.83%) Bluetooth
18 84 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
19 78 (8.99%) Device Driver
19 78 (8.99%) Mathematics
20 72 (8.29%) Digital Signal Processing
21 71 (8.18%) Telecoms
22 68 (7.83%) Assembly Language
23 64 (7.37%) MATLAB
24 62 (7.14%) Ethernet
25 59 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
26 56 (6.45%) Automotive
27 55 (6.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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 2 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (3.34%) Simulink
2 7 (0.81%) SOLIDWORKS
3 6 (0.69%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.35%) Doxygen
4 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.23%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.12%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 172 (19.82%) Wireless
2 94 (10.83%) Bluetooth
3 62 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 59 (6.80%) Wi-Fi
5 39 (4.49%) TCP/IP
6 24 (2.76%) InfiniBand
7 23 (2.65%) RS-232
8 17 (1.96%) DHCP
9 16 (1.84%) RS-485
10 14 (1.61%) Internet
10 14 (1.61%) ZigBee
11 12 (1.38%) WLAN
12 10 (1.15%) GSM
13 9 (1.04%) RS-422
14 6 (0.69%) LTE
14 6 (0.69%) Modbus
14 6 (0.69%) UMTS
15 5 (0.58%) FlexRay
16 4 (0.46%) 3G
16 4 (0.46%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (0.92%) MySQL
2 2 (0.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 40 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.23%) Subversion
3 21 (2.42%) Visual Studio
4 16 (1.84%) JIRA
5 13 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.04%) GCC
7 7 (0.81%) VectorCAST
8 6 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.69%) LabVIEW
9 5 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.46%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.35%) Hudson
11 3 (0.35%) Redmine
12 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.23%) CANoe
12 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.23%) Selenium
13 1 (0.12%) CppUnit
13 1 (0.12%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 199 (22.93%) Electronics
2 71 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 56 (6.45%) Automotive
4 49 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 24 (2.76%) Multimedia
6 19 (2.19%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.84%) Military
8 14 (1.61%) Marketing
9 13 (1.50%) Finance
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) Avionics
10 3 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.49%) Qt
2 25 (2.88%) .NET
3 21 (2.42%) HTML
3 21 (2.42%) STL
4 19 (2.19%) Yocto
5 18 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 15 (1.73%) POSIX
7 13 (1.50%) Middleware
8 9 (1.04%) HEVC
8 9 (1.04%) OpenGL
9 6 (0.69%) QML
10 4 (0.46%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.46%) JNI
10 4 (0.46%) OpenEmbedded
11 3 (0.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 3 (0.35%) XML
12 2 (0.23%) CSS
12 2 (0.23%) Django
12 2 (0.23%) GStreamer
12 2 (0.23%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 209 (24.08%) Embedded Systems
2 184 (21.20%) Computer Science
3 78 (8.99%) Device Driver
4 55 (6.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 54 (6.22%) Algorithms
6 43 (4.95%) Robotics
7 33 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.42%) Life Science
8 21 (2.42%) Verilog
9 18 (2.07%) VHDL
10 11 (1.27%) CAN bus
11 10 (1.15%) Internet of Things
12 7 (0.81%) Smart Energy
12 7 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.69%) User Experience
14 4 (0.46%) Augmented Reality
14 4 (0.46%) CPLD
14 4 (0.46%) Infotainment
15 3 (0.35%) Smartcard
15 3 (0.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 372 (42.86%) Linux
2 181 (20.85%) Embedded Linux
3 117 (13.48%) Windows
4 38 (4.38%) Android
5 27 (3.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 22 (2.53%) VxWorks
7 9 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.92%) Unix
9 5 (0.58%) ThreadX
10 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (83.76%) Software Engineering
2 114 (13.13%) Embedded Software Development
3 98 (11.29%) Signal Processing
4 84 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (8.99%) Mathematics
6 72 (8.29%) Digital Signal Processing
7 54 (6.22%) Mentoring
8 53 (6.11%) Device Driver Development
9 46 (5.30%) Multithreading
9 46 (5.30%) OO
9 46 (5.30%) Physics
10 40 (4.61%) Scrum
10 40 (4.61%) SDLC
10 40 (4.61%) Test Automation
11 38 (4.38%) UML
12 34 (3.92%) Unit Testing
13 32 (3.69%) Validation
14 31 (3.57%) TDD
15 29 (3.34%) OOD
16 28 (3.23%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 732 (84.33%) C
2 611 (70.39%) C++
3 396 (45.62%) Embedded C
4 255 (29.38%) Embedded C++
5 200 (23.04%) Python
6 98 (11.29%) C#
7 68 (7.83%) Assembly Language
8 64 (7.37%) MATLAB
9 52 (5.99%) Java
10 46 (5.30%) Perl
11 28 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 24 (2.76%) JavaScript
12 24 (2.76%) SQL
13 23 (2.65%) Lua
14 12 (1.38%) Ada
15 6 (0.69%) VC++
16 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.35%) Ruby
17 3 (0.35%) Tcl
18 2 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 292 (33.64%) Degree
2 42 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.53%) HND
5 14 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.69%) GNVQ
9 3 (0.35%) PhD
10 2 (0.23%) HNC
11 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.46%) MISRA
2 17 (1.96%) MISRA C
3 15 (1.73%) QA
4 11 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 9 (1.04%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.69%) DO-178B
6 6 (0.69%) IEC 62304
6 6 (0.69%) ISO 26262
6 6 (0.69%) JTAG
7 3 (0.35%) DO-254
7 3 (0.35%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.23%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.12%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.12%) ECSS
9 1 (0.12%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 184 (21.20%) Firmware
2 2 (0.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) iptables
3 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.12%) Puppet
1 1 (0.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (1.73%) Freescale
2 13 (1.50%) EMC
3 11 (1.27%) Dell
3 11 (1.27%) HP
3 11 (1.27%) Perforce
4 6 (0.69%) Atmel
4 6 (0.69%) Green Hills
4 6 (0.69%) MathWorks
4 6 (0.69%) SAP
5 5 (0.58%) Progress
5 5 (0.58%) Wind River
5 5 (0.58%) Xilinx
6 4 (0.46%) Altera
6 4 (0.46%) MKS
7 3 (0.35%) QNX
7 3 (0.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.35%) Renesas
8 2 (0.23%) IBM
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.23%) Xamarin