Period
to 17 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 509 594 800
Rank change year-on-year +85 +206 -57
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 929 712 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 791 621 518
UK median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +1.75% +0.59%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,750 £32,000
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% - -

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 168,530 169,445 203,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,013 140,794 170,377
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 +81 874 £50,000 +14.94% 217
UK excluding London +72 852 £50,000 +17.65% 211
East of England +75 347 £52,500 +5.00% 75
South East +51 220 £50,000 +11.11% 38
South West +61 129 £45,000 +1.12% 22
London -6 64 £50,000 - 20
Midlands -12 63 £45,000 +12.50% 42
North of England -69 50 £42,500 +13.33% 20
West Midlands -12 40 £44,000 +10.00% 34
Scotland -22 37 £45,000 - 5
North West -25 31 £45,000 +20.00% 11
East Midlands +20 23 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire -34 16 £40,000 - 5
Wales +15 6 £45,000 - 7
North East -30 3 £28,250 -10.32% 4

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 782 (84.18%) Software Engineering
2 774 (83.32%) C
3 682 (73.41%) C++
4 383 (41.23%) Linux
5 377 (40.58%) Embedded C
6 316 (34.02%) Degree
7 273 (29.39%) Embedded C++
8 229 (24.65%) Python
9 200 (21.53%) Electronics
10 193 (20.78%) Computer Science
10 193 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
11 183 (19.70%) Embedded Linux
12 165 (17.76%) Firmware
13 164 (17.65%) Wireless
14 127 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
15 120 (12.92%) Embedded Software Development
16 111 (11.95%) Windows
17 110 (11.84%) C#
18 96 (10.33%) Signal Processing
19 91 (9.80%) Mathematics
20 86 (9.26%) Bluetooth
21 85 (9.15%) Device Driver
22 75 (8.07%) Java
23 69 (7.43%) Digital Signal Processing
24 67 (7.21%) Assembly Language
25 66 (7.10%) Physics
26 59 (6.35%) OO
27 58 (6.24%) Telecoms
28 56 (6.03%) Validation
28 56 (6.03%) 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 9 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (2.48%) Simulink
2 9 (0.97%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.32%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.22%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.22%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.11%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.22%) GitHub
2 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 164 (17.65%) Wireless
2 86 (9.26%) Bluetooth
3 54 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
4 48 (5.17%) Ethernet
5 38 (4.09%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.91%) Internet
7 24 (2.58%) ZigBee
8 22 (2.37%) RS-232
9 17 (1.83%) 3GPP
10 15 (1.61%) InfiniBand
11 14 (1.51%) 802.11
11 14 (1.51%) DHCP
11 14 (1.51%) MQTT
12 13 (1.40%) RS-485
13 12 (1.29%) 802.15
14 8 (0.86%) LTE
15 7 (0.75%) DVB
16 6 (0.65%) GSM
16 6 (0.65%) Modbus
17 4 (0.43%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.18%) MySQL
2 2 (0.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.11%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 40 (4.31%) Subversion
3 24 (2.58%) JIRA
4 14 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 6 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.65%) GCC
7 5 (0.54%) VectorCAST
8 4 (0.43%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.32%) Hudson
9 3 (0.32%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.22%) CMake
10 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.22%) Redmine
10 2 (0.22%) Selenium
11 1 (0.11%) CppUnit
General
1 200 (21.53%) Electronics
2 58 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.27%) Automotive
4 43 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 25 (2.69%) Multimedia
6 18 (1.94%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.72%) Military
8 10 (1.08%) Marketing
9 5 (0.54%) Finance
10 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
12 1 (0.11%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.63%) Qt
2 32 (3.44%) .NET
3 29 (3.12%) HTML
4 16 (1.72%) Yocto
5 14 (1.51%) 802.1X
6 11 (1.18%) STL
7 9 (0.97%) OpenGL
8 8 (0.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (0.86%) HEVC
8 8 (0.86%) Node.js
9 7 (0.75%) Middleware
9 7 (0.75%) POSIX
9 7 (0.75%) QML
10 6 (0.65%) XML
11 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.43%) .NET Compact Framework
12 4 (0.43%) GStreamer
13 3 (0.32%) CSS
13 3 (0.32%) OpenEmbedded
14 2 (0.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 193 (20.78%) Computer Science
1 193 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
2 85 (9.15%) Device Driver
3 56 (6.03%) Algorithms
4 55 (5.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 42 (4.52%) Robotics
6 29 (3.12%) Life Science
7 25 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.69%) VHDL
8 21 (2.26%) Internet of Things
8 21 (2.26%) Verilog
9 9 (0.97%) Smart Energy
10 7 (0.75%) Cyber Warfare
11 6 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.54%) ASIC
12 5 (0.54%) User Experience
13 4 (0.43%) CAN bus
13 4 (0.43%) Infotainment
13 4 (0.43%) Optoelectronics
14 3 (0.32%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 383 (41.23%) Linux
2 183 (19.70%) Embedded Linux
3 111 (11.95%) Windows
4 40 (4.31%) Android
5 23 (2.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 20 (2.15%) FreeRTOS
7 19 (2.05%) VxWorks
8 10 (1.08%) ThreadX
9 8 (0.86%) Unix
10 5 (0.54%) Robot Operating System
11 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.43%) SafeRTOS
12 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (84.18%) Software Engineering
2 127 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (12.92%) Embedded Software Development
4 96 (10.33%) Signal Processing
5 91 (9.80%) Mathematics
6 69 (7.43%) Digital Signal Processing
7 66 (7.10%) Physics
8 59 (6.35%) OO
9 56 (6.03%) Validation
10 55 (5.92%) TDD
11 54 (5.81%) UML
12 50 (5.38%) Device Driver Development
12 50 (5.38%) Scrum
13 46 (4.95%) Test Automation
14 41 (4.41%) SDLC
15 40 (4.31%) Mentoring
16 36 (3.88%) Linux Kernel Development
17 34 (3.66%) Multithreading
17 34 (3.66%) Video Processing
18 33 (3.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 774 (83.32%) C
2 682 (73.41%) C++
3 377 (40.58%) Embedded C
4 273 (29.39%) Embedded C++
5 229 (24.65%) Python
6 110 (11.84%) C#
7 75 (8.07%) Java
8 67 (7.21%) Assembly Language
9 50 (5.38%) MATLAB
10 35 (3.77%) JavaScript
11 33 (3.55%) Perl
12 32 (3.44%) SQL
13 26 (2.80%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.94%) Lua
15 14 (1.51%) Ada
16 9 (0.97%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.97%) R
16 9 (0.97%) Tcl
16 9 (0.97%) VC++
17 4 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 316 (34.02%) Degree
2 41 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.51%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.86%) HND
7 7 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.65%) PhD
9 2 (0.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.58%) MISRA
2 15 (1.61%) MISRA C
2 15 (1.61%) QA
3 9 (0.97%) ISO 13485
4 7 (0.75%) ISO 26262
4 7 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.54%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.43%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.43%) JTAG
7 3 (0.32%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.11%) DO-254
8 1 (0.11%) ECSS
8 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 165 (17.76%) Firmware
2 2 (0.22%) Docker
2 2 (0.22%) iptables
3 1 (0.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.11%) Puppet
1 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (2.15%) Dell
1 20 (2.15%) HP
2 19 (2.05%) Atmel
3 11 (1.18%) EMC
4 9 (0.97%) Atlassian
5 5 (0.54%) Progress
6 4 (0.43%) Freescale
6 4 (0.43%) MathWorks
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.43%) Wind River
6 4 (0.43%) Xilinx
7 3 (0.32%) Altera
7 3 (0.32%) Perforce
7 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.22%) Capita
8 2 (0.22%) Google
8 2 (0.22%) Green Hills
8 2 (0.22%) MKS
8 2 (0.22%) PTC
8 2 (0.22%) QNX