Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 641 763
Rank change year-on-year +61 +122 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 777 691 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 698 650 514
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% -

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +60 724 £47,500 +11.76% 57
UK excluding London +67 716 £47,500 +17.28% 54
East of England +105 277 £52,500 +14.75% 33
South East -27 173 £49,000 +15.29% 8
South West +46 93 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Midlands +19 65 £40,000 +11.11% 5
North of England -26 63 £42,500 +6.25% 3
London +32 54 £50,000 +4.71% 4
Scotland +17 39 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Midlands +4 37 £39,250 +9.03% 5
Yorkshire +31 36 £42,500 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +24 28 £42,500 +19.72%
North West -32 18 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East +8 9 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +24 7 £45,000 +5.88%

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 669 (86.10%) C
2 627 (80.69%) Software Engineering
3 525 (67.57%) C++
4 383 (49.29%) Embedded C
5 315 (40.54%) Linux
6 251 (32.30%) Degree
7 219 (28.19%) Embedded C++
8 197 (25.35%) Firmware
9 195 (25.10%) Electronics
10 182 (23.42%) Embedded Systems
11 180 (23.17%) Wireless
12 174 (22.39%) Python
13 152 (19.56%) Embedded Linux
14 146 (18.79%) Computer Science
15 105 (13.51%) Embedded Software Development
16 104 (13.38%) Windows
17 103 (13.26%) Bluetooth
18 87 (11.20%) Device Driver
19 84 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
20 81 (10.42%) Mentoring
21 77 (9.91%) C#
22 69 (8.88%) Ethernet
23 68 (8.75%) Signal Processing
24 66 (8.49%) Mathematics
25 65 (8.37%) MATLAB
26 62 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
27 60 (7.72%) Automotive
27 60 (7.72%) Assembly Language
28 59 (7.59%) Device Driver Development
29 58 (7.46%) OO

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:

Applications
1 19 (2.45%) Simulink
2 6 (0.77%) Stateflow
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.13%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 180 (23.17%) Wireless
2 103 (13.26%) Bluetooth
3 69 (8.88%) Ethernet
4 62 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
5 46 (5.92%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.09%) RS-232
6 24 (3.09%) RS-485
7 22 (2.83%) InfiniBand
8 21 (2.70%) WLAN
9 17 (2.19%) ZigBee
10 16 (2.06%) 802.11
11 13 (1.67%) RS-422
12 10 (1.29%) Internet
13 9 (1.16%) DHCP
13 9 (1.16%) GSM
14 4 (0.51%) 3G
14 4 (0.51%) Modbus
14 4 (0.51%) RFID
14 4 (0.51%) SAN
14 4 (0.51%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.39%) MySQL
2 1 (0.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 51 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 25 (3.22%) Subversion
4 24 (3.09%) JIRA
5 23 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 12 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.90%) Android Studio
7 7 (0.90%) GCC
7 7 (0.90%) LabVIEW
8 5 (0.64%) VectorCAST
9 4 (0.51%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.39%) Hudson
10 3 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.26%) CANoe
11 2 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.26%) Redmine
11 2 (0.26%) Selenium
12 1 (0.13%) Ant
12 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.13%) CppUnit
General
1 195 (25.10%) Electronics
2 60 (7.72%) Automotive
3 56 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 40 (5.15%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.96%) Multimedia
6 13 (1.67%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.42%) Finance
8 10 (1.29%) Military
9 7 (0.90%) Marketing
10 4 (0.51%) Games
11 3 (0.39%) Avionics
12 2 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.63%) Qt
2 24 (3.09%) HTML
3 19 (2.45%) .NET
3 19 (2.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 19 (2.45%) STL
4 17 (2.19%) 802.1X
4 17 (2.19%) Middleware
5 14 (1.80%) POSIX
5 14 (1.80%) Yocto
6 8 (1.03%) Qt Quick
7 7 (0.90%) JNI
8 6 (0.77%) HEVC
8 6 (0.77%) Node.js
9 5 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.64%) OpenGL
9 5 (0.64%) QML
9 5 (0.64%) REST
10 4 (0.51%) Flash
10 4 (0.51%) JSON
11 3 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 182 (23.42%) Embedded Systems
2 146 (18.79%) Computer Science
3 87 (11.20%) Device Driver
4 53 (6.82%) Algorithms
4 53 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (6.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 27 (3.47%) Robotics
7 19 (2.45%) CAN bus
8 13 (1.67%) VHDL
9 12 (1.54%) Verilog
10 11 (1.42%) Internet of Things
10 11 (1.42%) Life Science
11 8 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.03%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.77%) EMV
12 6 (0.77%) EPoS
12 6 (0.77%) User Experience
13 5 (0.64%) CPLD
13 5 (0.64%) Home Automation
14 4 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 315 (40.54%) Linux
2 152 (19.56%) Embedded Linux
3 104 (13.38%) Windows
4 37 (4.76%) Android
5 30 (3.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 22 (2.83%) VxWorks
7 10 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.64%) Unix
9 4 (0.51%) ThreadX
10 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) OpenWrt
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (80.69%) Software Engineering
2 105 (13.51%) Embedded Software Development
3 84 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (10.42%) Mentoring
5 68 (8.75%) Signal Processing
6 66 (8.49%) Mathematics
7 59 (7.59%) Device Driver Development
8 58 (7.46%) OO
9 52 (6.69%) Digital Signal Processing
10 42 (5.41%) SDLC
11 40 (5.15%) Test Automation
12 38 (4.89%) OOD
13 36 (4.63%) Scrum
14 34 (4.38%) Multithreading
14 34 (4.38%) UML
15 32 (4.12%) Physics
16 31 (3.99%) Test Scripting
17 29 (3.73%) Video Processing
18 28 (3.60%) Validation
19 26 (3.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 669 (86.10%) C
2 525 (67.57%) C++
3 383 (49.29%) Embedded C
4 219 (28.19%) Embedded C++
5 174 (22.39%) Python
6 77 (9.91%) C#
7 65 (8.37%) MATLAB
8 60 (7.72%) Assembly Language
9 50 (6.44%) Java
10 45 (5.79%) Perl
11 29 (3.73%) JavaScript
12 26 (3.35%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.70%) SQL
14 17 (2.19%) Lua
15 10 (1.29%) Ada
16 4 (0.51%) ANSI C
17 3 (0.39%) Ruby
17 3 (0.39%) Tcl
18 2 (0.26%) Groovy
18 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 251 (32.30%) Degree
2 33 (4.25%) HND
3 31 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.42%) GNVQ
7 8 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.51%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.26%) HNC
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.09%) ISO 9001
2 23 (2.96%) MISRA
3 13 (1.67%) QA
4 11 (1.42%) MISRA C
5 6 (0.77%) ISO 13485
6 5 (0.64%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.64%) JTAG
7 3 (0.39%) DO-254
7 3 (0.39%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.39%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.13%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.13%) ECSS
9 1 (0.13%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 197 (25.35%) Firmware
2 1 (0.13%) KVM
2 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 22 (2.83%) Perforce
2 21 (2.70%) Freescale
3 11 (1.42%) EMC
4 8 (1.03%) Xilinx
5 6 (0.77%) Green Hills
5 6 (0.77%) MathWorks
6 5 (0.64%) SAP
7 4 (0.51%) Atmel
7 4 (0.51%) Dell
7 4 (0.51%) HP
7 4 (0.51%) MKS
7 4 (0.51%) Renesas
8 3 (0.39%) Altera
9 2 (0.26%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.26%) Google
9 2 (0.26%) IBM
9 2 (0.26%) Intel
9 2 (0.26%) Lauterbach
9 2 (0.26%) Wind River
9 2 (0.26%) Xamarin