Period
to 26 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 490 541 635
Rank change year-on-year +51 +94 -34
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 224 657 632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 169 494 568
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,300 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 46,830 130,076 157,988
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38,714 103,857 127,220
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Engineer.

Salary trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 17 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 26 October 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
UK excluding London +51 200 £50,000 +5.26% 147
England +72 195 £50,000 +5.26% 141
South East +92 65 £47,500 - 43
Midlands +73 41 £50,000 +5.26% 14
South West +18 30 £50,000 +11.11% 19
North of England +168 29 £50,000 +5.26% 21
West Midlands +58 29 £46,250 -2.63% 6
London +232 22 £52,500 - 18
Yorkshire +132 22 £52,500 +10.53% 11
Northern Ireland +34 14 £50,000 -13.04% 2
East Midlands +80 12 £50,000 - 8
Scotland +94 11 £44,000 -4.86% 19
Work from Home +43 9 £45,000 - 16
East of England +86 7 £47,500 -5.00% 26
North East +27 5 £41,500 -7.78% 2
Wales +42 3 £40,000 - 3
North West +102 2 £65,000 +67.74% 8

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 191 (85.27%) Software Engineering
2 181 (80.80%) C
3 155 (69.20%) C++
4 94 (41.96%) Embedded C
5 78 (34.82%) Linux
6 65 (29.02%) Electronics
7 55 (24.55%) Degree
8 48 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
9 44 (19.64%) Firmware
9 44 (19.64%) Embedded C++
10 39 (17.41%) Automotive
11 37 (16.52%) Python
12 34 (15.18%) UML
13 33 (14.73%) Ethernet
14 29 (12.95%) Algorithms
15 24 (10.71%) TCP/IP
15 24 (10.71%) Embedded Software Development
16 23 (10.27%) Computer Science
17 22 (9.82%) Telecoms
18 21 (9.38%) Wireless
18 21 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
19 20 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (8.48%) MISRA
21 18 (8.04%) Device Driver
21 18 (8.04%) Windows
21 18 (8.04%) C#
22 17 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
22 17 (7.59%) Manufacturing
22 17 (7.59%) RS-232
23 16 (7.14%) HTML

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 (4.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Simulink
2 5 (2.23%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.73%) Ethernet
2 24 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 21 (9.38%) Wireless
4 17 (7.59%) RS-232
4 17 (7.59%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (6.25%) Network Security
6 13 (5.80%) Bluetooth
7 12 (5.36%) RS-485
8 8 (3.57%) MQTT
9 7 (3.13%) Modbus
10 6 (2.68%) FlexRay
11 5 (2.23%) 4G
11 5 (2.23%) ZigBee
12 4 (1.79%) 3G
12 4 (1.79%) Broadband
13 3 (1.34%) 2G
13 3 (1.34%) 5G
13 3 (1.34%) 802.11
14 2 (0.89%) PPP
14 2 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (5.80%) Eclipse
1 13 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.36%) JIRA
3 10 (4.46%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (2.68%) Subversion
6 3 (1.34%) GCC
7 2 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.45%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.45%) CodeWarrior
8 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.45%) TestLink
General
1 65 (29.02%) Electronics
2 39 (17.41%) Automotive
3 22 (9.82%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.59%) Manufacturing
5 14 (6.25%) Advertising
5 14 (6.25%) Finance
6 11 (4.91%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.34%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Military
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.14%) HTML
2 13 (5.80%) .NET
3 12 (5.36%) CSS
4 7 (3.13%) Qt
5 3 (1.34%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (0.89%) Middleware
7 1 (0.45%) Flash
7 1 (0.45%) POSIX
7 1 (0.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 29 (12.95%) Algorithms
3 18 (8.04%) Device Driver
4 11 (4.91%) Industry 4.0
5 8 (3.57%) SIMD
6 7 (3.13%) Robotics
6 7 (3.13%) User Experience
6 7 (3.13%) VHDL
7 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.79%) Smart City
9 3 (1.34%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.89%) Life Science
10 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.89%) STB
11 1 (0.45%) Arduino
11 1 (0.45%) CPLD
11 1 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 78 (34.82%) Linux
2 21 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
3 18 (8.04%) Windows
4 7 (3.13%) Unix
4 7 (3.13%) VxWorks
5 5 (2.23%) Android
5 5 (2.23%) FreeRTOS
6 4 (1.79%) Nucleus RTOS
7 2 (0.89%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.89%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.89%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (85.27%) Software Engineering
2 34 (15.18%) UML
3 24 (10.71%) Embedded Software Development
4 23 (10.27%) Computer Science
5 20 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.25%) Validation
7 13 (5.80%) Device Driver Development
7 13 (5.80%) Requirements Gathering
7 13 (5.80%) Signal Processing
7 13 (5.80%) Test Automation
8 12 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (5.36%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (4.46%) SDLC
10 9 (4.02%) Multithreading
11 7 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.13%) Cryptography
11 7 (3.13%) Scrum
11 7 (3.13%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (2.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 181 (80.80%) C
2 155 (69.20%) C++
3 94 (41.96%) Embedded C
4 44 (19.64%) Embedded C++
5 37 (16.52%) Python
6 18 (8.04%) C#
7 12 (5.36%) MATLAB
8 9 (4.02%) Assembly Language
8 9 (4.02%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.79%) Java
10 2 (0.89%) Go
11 1 (0.45%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (24.55%) Degree
2 10 (4.46%) SC Cleared
2 10 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.48%) MISRA
2 10 (4.46%) ISO 26262
3 8 (3.57%) MISRA C
4 6 (2.68%) IEC 61508
4 6 (2.68%) QA
5 5 (2.23%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.45%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (19.64%) Firmware
2 2 (0.89%) Docker
2 2 (0.89%) iptables
3 1 (0.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 5 (2.23%) Klocwork
2 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
2 2 (0.89%) Broadcom
2 2 (0.89%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (0.89%) Intel
2 2 (0.89%) QNX
3 1 (0.45%) Apple
3 1 (0.45%) Dell
3 1 (0.45%) EMC
3 1 (0.45%) IBM