Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 620 590
Rank change year-on-year +75 -30 +88
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 664 643 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 496 553 704
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 16 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 23 September 2019. 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 +61 620 £47,500 +5.56% 263
UK excluding London +41 590 £45,000 - 262
South East -17 163 £45,000 - 63
South West +24 143 £45,000 - 49
Midlands +86 129 £47,500 +18.75% 31
East of England +83 82 £50,000 - 67
West Midlands +81 80 £47,500 +20.25% 27
London +98 60 £50,000 +11.11% 18
East Midlands +27 46 £50,000 +21.21% 4
North of England -5 43 £47,500 +11.76% 35
North West +18 24 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Scotland +25 19 £43,000 +1.18% 12
Yorkshire -18 16 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Wales +5 8 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East +22 3 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Northern Ireland -13 3 £57,500 +15.00% 1

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, Embedded 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 559 (84.19%) C
2 536 (80.72%) Software Engineering
3 465 (70.03%) C++
4 238 (35.84%) Linux
5 236 (35.54%) Firmware
6 229 (34.49%) Degree
7 209 (31.48%) Embedded C
8 195 (29.37%) Electronics
9 180 (27.11%) Embedded Systems
10 142 (21.39%) Computer Science
11 106 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
12 101 (15.21%) C#
13 95 (14.31%) Python
14 87 (13.10%) Embedded C++
15 85 (12.80%) Windows
16 74 (11.14%) RS-232
17 70 (10.54%) Embedded Linux
17 70 (10.54%) RS-485
18 67 (10.09%) Embedded Software Development
19 66 (9.94%) SDLC
20 61 (9.19%) Git (software)
21 57 (8.58%) Validation
21 57 (8.58%) Automotive
22 51 (7.68%) Security Cleared
23 50 (7.53%) Wireless
23 50 (7.53%) Algorithms
23 50 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
24 47 (7.08%) Scrum
24 47 (7.08%) Bluetooth
25 46 (6.93%) FreeRTOS

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 12 (1.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Simulink
2 10 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.05%) Stateflow
4 6 (0.90%) TargetLink
5 4 (0.60%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.45%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) Serverless
2 2 (0.30%) AWS
3 1 (0.15%) AWS IoT
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.14%) RS-232
2 70 (10.54%) RS-485
3 50 (7.53%) Wireless
4 47 (7.08%) Bluetooth
5 45 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 37 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
7 29 (4.37%) Ethernet
8 27 (4.07%) Internet
9 15 (2.26%) ZigBee
10 14 (2.11%) DNS
11 12 (1.81%) Modbus
12 10 (1.51%) MQTT
13 8 (1.20%) Broadband
13 8 (1.20%) DSL
14 7 (1.05%) SNMP
15 6 (0.90%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.90%) LTE
15 6 (0.90%) NFC
15 6 (0.90%) Software-Defined Radio
16 5 (0.75%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.05%) MySQL
1 7 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 61 (9.19%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.02%) Visual Studio
3 35 (5.27%) JIRA
4 18 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
5 16 (2.41%) Eclipse
6 12 (1.81%) GitLab
7 11 (1.66%) Subversion
8 10 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.36%) CANoe
9 9 (1.36%) CMake
9 9 (1.36%) GCC
10 6 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
10 6 (0.90%) Robot Framework
11 5 (0.75%) Maven
12 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
13 2 (0.30%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.30%) VectorCAST
14 1 (0.15%) CppUnit
14 1 (0.15%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 195 (29.37%) Electronics
2 57 (8.58%) Automotive
3 44 (6.63%) Telecoms
4 34 (5.12%) Manufacturing
5 27 (4.07%) Advertising
6 26 (3.92%) Aerospace
7 22 (3.31%) Military
8 21 (3.16%) Games
9 14 (2.11%) Finance
10 11 (1.66%) Marketing
11 9 (1.36%) Retail
12 5 (0.75%) Law
13 1 (0.15%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.07%) Node.js
2 23 (3.46%) Web Services
3 21 (3.16%) .NET
4 14 (2.11%) AngularJS
5 12 (1.81%) Flash
6 10 (1.51%) TensorFlow
6 10 (1.51%) Yocto
7 8 (1.20%) CSS
7 8 (1.20%) Qt
8 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.05%) REST
8 7 (1.05%) WPF
9 6 (0.90%) Apache Flex
9 6 (0.90%) STL
10 5 (0.75%) Middleware
10 5 (0.75%) Spring
11 3 (0.45%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.45%) HTML
11 3 (0.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 180 (27.11%) Embedded Systems
2 50 (7.53%) Algorithms
3 32 (4.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 31 (4.67%) CAN bus
5 27 (4.07%) Device Driver
6 25 (3.77%) Robotics
7 24 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (3.61%) VHDL
8 15 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.96%) Analogue Electronics
11 10 (1.51%) Internet of Things
12 8 (1.20%) Life Science
12 8 (1.20%) Raspberry Pi
13 6 (0.90%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.75%) Smart City
14 5 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.75%) Verilog
15 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 238 (35.84%) Linux
2 85 (12.80%) Windows
3 70 (10.54%) Embedded Linux
4 46 (6.93%) FreeRTOS
5 29 (4.37%) Unix
6 22 (3.31%) Android
7 17 (2.56%) VxWorks
8 14 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 5 (0.75%) ThreadX
10 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (80.72%) Software Engineering
2 142 (21.39%) Computer Science
3 106 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (10.09%) Embedded Software Development
5 66 (9.94%) SDLC
6 57 (8.58%) Validation
7 50 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (7.08%) Scrum
9 45 (6.78%) UML
10 44 (6.63%) Configuration Management
11 43 (6.48%) Unit Testing
12 39 (5.87%) OO
13 34 (5.12%) Cybersecurity
13 34 (5.12%) Quality Management
14 31 (4.67%) Mathematics
15 29 (4.37%) OOD
16 28 (4.22%) Multithreading
17 26 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (3.77%) Signal Processing
18 25 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 559 (84.19%) C
2 465 (70.03%) C++
3 209 (31.48%) Embedded C
4 101 (15.21%) C#
5 95 (14.31%) Python
6 87 (13.10%) Embedded C++
7 45 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 37 (5.57%) Java
9 21 (3.16%) Assembly Language
10 15 (2.26%) ANSI C
10 15 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.26%) MATLAB
11 11 (1.66%) SQL
12 9 (1.36%) Ada
13 8 (1.20%) XAML
14 7 (1.05%) PHP
15 6 (0.90%) Perl
16 5 (0.75%) VB
17 4 (0.60%) Go
18 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 229 (34.49%) Degree
2 51 (7.68%) Security Cleared
3 44 (6.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (6.17%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.60%) PhD
7 2 (0.30%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.30%) CIPD
8 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.16%) QA
2 17 (2.56%) MISRA
3 14 (2.11%) JTAG
4 13 (1.96%) MISRA C
5 11 (1.66%) IEC 61508
5 11 (1.66%) ISO 26262
6 6 (0.90%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.75%) ECSS
8 3 (0.45%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.45%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 236 (35.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (1.66%) SELinux
Vendors
1 31 (4.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.77%) Xilinx
3 20 (3.01%) QNX
4 14 (2.11%) Apple
4 14 (2.11%) Freescale
4 14 (2.11%) Google
5 12 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.66%) Green Hills
6 11 (1.66%) Lauterbach
7 10 (1.51%) Motorola
8 6 (0.90%) MathWorks
8 6 (0.90%) MKS
9 4 (0.60%) Klocwork
9 4 (0.60%) Renesas
10 3 (0.45%) Altera
10 3 (0.45%) Intel
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle
10 3 (0.45%) Symbian
11 2 (0.30%) CA
11 2 (0.30%) Perforce