Period
to 27 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 564 530
Rank change year-on-year +36 -34 +80
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 577 676 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 446 565 776
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%

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 119,267 143,703 166,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.92% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 95,441 114,836 135,938
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 +19 537 £45,000 - 231
UK excluding London +20 513 £45,000 - 234
South East +91 211 £45,000 -5.26% 67
South West +75 128 £45,000 - 34
East of England +39 70 £50,000 -1.96% 56
Midlands -19 61 £45,000 - 30
West Midlands +34 51 £45,000 - 20
London +7 42 £52,500 +5.00% 19
North of England -41 25 £48,750 +8.33% 25
Scotland +30 12 £50,000 +8.70% 11
North West +5 12 £50,000 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire -26 12 £50,000 +11.11% 14
East Midlands -25 7 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Wales +3 6 £40,000 -3.03% 10
North East +9 1 £45,000 +2.86% 2

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 494 (85.62%) Software Engineering
2 475 (82.32%) C
3 390 (67.59%) C++
4 238 (41.25%) Linux
5 220 (38.13%) Embedded C
6 196 (33.97%) Degree
7 183 (31.72%) Firmware
8 174 (30.16%) Electronics
9 138 (23.92%) Embedded Systems
10 116 (20.10%) Computer Science
11 84 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (14.38%) Python
12 83 (14.38%) Embedded Linux
13 78 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
14 72 (12.48%) Windows
15 70 (12.13%) Git (software)
16 68 (11.79%) C#
17 63 (10.92%) Embedded C++
18 59 (10.23%) Embedded Software Development
19 58 (10.05%) Wireless
20 57 (9.88%) Bluetooth
21 55 (9.53%) Telecoms
22 53 (9.19%) RS-232
23 50 (8.67%) Advertising
24 49 (8.49%) Security Cleared
25 48 (8.32%) Java
26 47 (8.15%) RS-485
27 43 (7.45%) Mathematics
28 41 (7.11%) Manufacturing
29 40 (6.93%) Validation

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 9 (1.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (2.77%) MS Visio
1 16 (2.77%) Spreadsheet
2 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.52%) PlantUML
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.35%) Simulink
5 1 (0.17%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.17%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.21%) GitHub
2 4 (0.69%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.05%) Wireless
2 57 (9.88%) Bluetooth
3 53 (9.19%) RS-232
4 47 (8.15%) RS-485
5 32 (5.55%) TCP/IP
6 24 (4.16%) Internet
7 19 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (3.12%) NFC
9 17 (2.95%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.73%) DNS
10 10 (1.73%) Modbus
11 9 (1.56%) ZigBee
12 8 (1.39%) LTE
13 7 (1.21%) 3GPP
13 7 (1.21%) MQTT
14 6 (1.04%) GSM
14 6 (1.04%) UMTS
15 4 (0.69%) RS-422
15 4 (0.69%) SNMP
16 3 (0.52%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 70 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.37%) JIRA
3 24 (4.16%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.99%) Eclipse
5 17 (2.95%) GCC
6 14 (2.43%) CMake
7 9 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (1.21%) GitLab
8 7 (1.21%) Subversion
9 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.35%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.17%) GDB
12 1 (0.17%) Maven
12 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.17%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.17%) VectorCAST
General
1 174 (30.16%) Electronics
2 55 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 50 (8.67%) Advertising
4 41 (7.11%) Manufacturing
5 33 (5.72%) Automotive
6 26 (4.51%) Aerospace
7 17 (2.95%) Finance
7 17 (2.95%) Marketing
7 17 (2.95%) Military
8 15 (2.60%) Games
9 8 (1.39%) Retail
10 7 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.04%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.52%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Avionics
13 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.95%) AngularJS
2 11 (1.91%) Flash
3 9 (1.56%) .NET
4 8 (1.39%) JSON
4 8 (1.39%) Middleware
4 8 (1.39%) Node.js
5 7 (1.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (1.04%) HTML
7 5 (0.87%) Yocto
8 4 (0.69%) Web Services
9 3 (0.52%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.52%) STL
10 2 (0.35%) POSIX
10 2 (0.35%) Qt
10 2 (0.35%) XML
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.17%) Java SE
11 1 (0.17%) MFC
11 1 (0.17%) Spring
11 1 (0.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 138 (23.92%) Embedded Systems
2 31 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.37%) Device Driver
3 30 (5.20%) Algorithms
4 26 (4.51%) CAN bus
5 24 (4.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 15 (2.60%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.73%) VHDL
8 9 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.21%) User Experience
10 5 (0.87%) Life Science
10 5 (0.87%) Smart City
11 4 (0.69%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.69%) Robotics
12 3 (0.52%) Analogue Electronics
12 3 (0.52%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.52%) Raspberry Pi
12 3 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 238 (41.25%) Linux
2 83 (14.38%) Embedded Linux
3 72 (12.48%) Windows
4 17 (2.95%) FreeRTOS
5 12 (2.08%) VxWorks
6 11 (1.91%) Unix
7 7 (1.21%) Android
8 6 (1.04%) ThreadX
8 6 (1.04%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.52%) SafeRTOS
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (85.62%) Software Engineering
2 116 (20.10%) Computer Science
3 84 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (10.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 43 (7.45%) Mathematics
7 40 (6.93%) Validation
8 33 (5.72%) OO
8 33 (5.72%) SDLC
9 29 (5.03%) Configuration Management
9 29 (5.03%) Scrum
10 27 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
10 27 (4.68%) Unit Testing
11 25 (4.33%) Secure Coding
12 23 (3.99%) Quality Management
13 22 (3.81%) Physics
13 22 (3.81%) TDD
13 22 (3.81%) UML
14 21 (3.64%) Multithreading
14 21 (3.64%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 475 (82.32%) C
2 390 (67.59%) C++
3 220 (38.13%) Embedded C
4 83 (14.38%) Python
5 68 (11.79%) C#
6 63 (10.92%) Embedded C++
7 48 (8.32%) Java
8 36 (6.24%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.12%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.77%) Go
11 13 (2.25%) Assembly Language
12 9 (1.56%) PHP
13 8 (1.39%) Ada
14 7 (1.21%) ANSI C
15 6 (1.04%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.87%) Perl
16 5 (0.87%) Ruby
16 5 (0.87%) SQL
17 2 (0.35%) Delphi
17 2 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 196 (33.97%) Degree
2 49 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (5.55%) SC Cleared
5 27 (4.68%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.52%) PhD
9 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.77%) MISRA
2 11 (1.91%) IEC 61508
2 11 (1.91%) MISRA C
2 11 (1.91%) QA
3 8 (1.39%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.87%) ECSS
4 5 (0.87%) ISO 26262
4 5 (0.87%) JTAG
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 183 (31.72%) Firmware
2 1 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 7 (1.21%) SELinux
Vendors
1 26 (4.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.12%) Xilinx
3 11 (1.91%) Apple
4 10 (1.73%) Google
5 9 (1.56%) QNX
6 8 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.04%) Freescale
7 6 (1.04%) Intel
7 6 (1.04%) SAP
8 4 (0.69%) Green Hills
9 3 (0.52%) Klocwork
9 3 (0.52%) Lauterbach
9 3 (0.52%) Motorola
9 3 (0.52%) Renesas
9 3 (0.52%) Symbian
10 1 (0.17%) CA
10 1 (0.17%) EMC
10 1 (0.17%) MathWorks
10 1 (0.17%) MKS
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle