Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 569 538 522
Rank change year-on-year -31 -16 +62
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 488 737 924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.52% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 395 623 776
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% -7.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% -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 112,148 141,982 169,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.97% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89,900 113,372 139,493
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -14 450 £47,500 +2.70% 178
UK excluding London -4 438 £47,500 +5.56% 168
South East +84 183 £50,000 +8.11% 49
South West +50 80 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Midlands -11 65 £47,500 +11.76% 24
East of England +17 61 £50,000 - 41
West Midlands +29 52 £44,000 +3.53% 17
London +12 34 £57,500 +21.05% 21
North of England -22 27 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Scotland +25 14 £50,000 +9.89% 7
North West 0 14 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire -9 13 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East Midlands -28 13 £47,500 +6.74% 7
Northern Ireland +19 6 £55,000 - 1
Wales -19 2 £40,000 -20.00% 3

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 429 (87.91%) Software Engineering
2 397 (81.35%) C
3 324 (66.39%) C++
4 200 (40.98%) Embedded C
5 194 (39.75%) Linux
6 175 (35.86%) Degree
7 149 (30.53%) Electronics
8 139 (28.48%) Firmware
9 108 (22.13%) Embedded Systems
10 96 (19.67%) Python
11 95 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
12 84 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (15.78%) Computer Science
14 73 (14.96%) Git (software)
15 71 (14.55%) Embedded Linux
15 71 (14.55%) Wireless
16 57 (11.68%) Bluetooth
17 56 (11.48%) Embedded C++
17 56 (11.48%) Telecoms
18 53 (10.86%) Java
19 50 (10.25%) Embedded Software Development
20 48 (9.84%) Mathematics
21 44 (9.02%) C#
22 42 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (8.61%) Windows
23 41 (8.40%) Manufacturing
23 41 (8.40%) Algorithms
24 38 (7.79%) JavaScript
25 34 (6.97%) TCP/IP
26 33 (6.76%) Automotive

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 (1.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 8 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Simulink
3 2 (0.41%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.28%) AWS
2 8 (1.64%) GitHub
3 6 (1.23%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 71 (14.55%) Wireless
2 57 (11.68%) Bluetooth
3 34 (6.97%) TCP/IP
4 26 (5.33%) RS-232
5 24 (4.92%) Internet
6 20 (4.10%) Ethernet
7 19 (3.89%) RS-485
8 15 (3.07%) LTE
9 13 (2.66%) ZigBee
10 11 (2.25%) MQTT
11 10 (2.05%) 4G
11 10 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.84%) NFC
13 8 (1.64%) Modbus
14 7 (1.43%) 5G
15 6 (1.23%) GSM
15 6 (1.23%) UMTS
16 5 (1.02%) RS-422
16 5 (1.02%) VoIP
17 4 (0.82%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.41%) MySQL
2 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 73 (14.96%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.12%) JIRA
3 17 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.28%) Subversion
5 14 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (2.25%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.25%) GCC
6 11 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.82%) CMake
7 4 (0.82%) GitLab
8 2 (0.41%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.20%) GDB
9 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 149 (30.53%) Electronics
2 56 (11.48%) Telecoms
3 41 (8.40%) Manufacturing
4 33 (6.76%) Automotive
5 29 (5.94%) Advertising
6 25 (5.12%) Aerospace
7 23 (4.71%) Marketing
8 15 (3.07%) Finance
9 10 (2.05%) Games
9 10 (2.05%) Public Sector
10 7 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.02%) Retail
12 1 (0.20%) Avionics
12 1 (0.20%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.46%) JSON
2 11 (2.25%) Middleware
3 8 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (1.43%) HTML
5 6 (1.23%) Flash
6 5 (1.02%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.02%) Yocto
7 3 (0.61%) Node.js
7 3 (0.61%) React Native
8 2 (0.41%) QML
8 2 (0.41%) Qt
8 2 (0.41%) STL
8 2 (0.41%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) .NET
9 1 (0.20%) GStreamer
9 1 (0.20%) POSIX
9 1 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.20%) RESTful
9 1 (0.20%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 108 (22.13%) Embedded Systems
2 42 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.40%) Algorithms
4 31 (6.35%) Device Driver
5 23 (4.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 17 (3.48%) CAN bus
6 17 (3.48%) VHDL
7 14 (2.87%) Internet of Things
8 11 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.84%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.84%) User Experience
10 8 (1.64%) Smart Energy
11 7 (1.43%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.23%) SIMD
13 5 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.82%) Analogue Electronics
14 4 (0.82%) ASIC
15 3 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.61%) Robotics
15 3 (0.61%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 194 (39.75%) Linux
2 71 (14.55%) Embedded Linux
3 42 (8.61%) Windows
4 16 (3.28%) Unix
5 10 (2.05%) FreeRTOS
5 10 (2.05%) VxWorks
6 9 (1.84%) Android
6 9 (1.84%) SafeRTOS
7 6 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.02%) ThreadX
9 4 (0.82%) OpenWrt
10 2 (0.41%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (87.91%) Software Engineering
2 95 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (15.78%) Computer Science
5 50 (10.25%) Embedded Software Development
6 48 (9.84%) Mathematics
7 31 (6.35%) Scrum
8 30 (6.15%) Secure Coding
8 30 (6.15%) Validation
9 29 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 29 (5.94%) Unit Testing
10 26 (5.33%) UML
11 24 (4.92%) OO
12 23 (4.71%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (4.10%) Physics
14 20 (4.10%) TDD
15 19 (3.89%) Multithreading
15 19 (3.89%) Requirements Analysis
16 18 (3.69%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 397 (81.35%) C
2 324 (66.39%) C++
3 200 (40.98%) Embedded C
4 96 (19.67%) Python
5 56 (11.48%) Embedded C++
6 53 (10.86%) Java
7 44 (9.02%) C#
8 38 (7.79%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.28%) PHP
10 11 (2.25%) Assembly Language
10 11 (2.25%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.84%) SQL
12 8 (1.64%) Go
12 8 (1.64%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.23%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.23%) Perl
14 5 (1.02%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.02%) Ruby
15 2 (0.41%) R
16 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 175 (35.86%) Degree
2 33 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (4.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.84%) HND
8 5 (1.02%) HNC
9 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.10%) MISRA
2 9 (1.84%) IEC 61508
2 9 (1.84%) ISO 26262
3 7 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.23%) MISRA C
5 5 (1.02%) DO-178B
6 4 (0.82%) QA
7 1 (0.20%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.20%) JTAG
System Software
1 139 (28.48%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (2.66%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (4.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.05%) Intel
3 9 (1.84%) SAP
4 6 (1.23%) Google
4 6 (1.23%) Xilinx
5 3 (0.61%) Renesas
6 2 (0.41%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.41%) EMC
6 2 (0.41%) Klocwork
6 2 (0.41%) Lauterbach
6 2 (0.41%) QNX
7 1 (0.20%) Altera
7 1 (0.20%) Apple
7 1 (0.20%) Atmel
7 1 (0.20%) Freescale