Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 605 553 577
Rank change year-on-year -52 +24 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 342 330 681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.41% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 255 257 536
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 92,195 79,589 137,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,095 64,581 110,900
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Top 16 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 13 June 2021. 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 -52 295 £50,000 - 213
England -64 291 £55,000 +15.79% 214
Midlands +14 96 £52,500 +10.53% 43
Work from Home -130 71 £55,000 +10.00% 24
East Midlands +3 49 £57,500 +21.05% 17
South East -70 48 £52,500 +10.53% 38
West Midlands -19 47 £40,000 -11.11% 26
North of England -34 47 £55,000 +10.00% 42
South West -63 37 £48,750 -2.50% 38
East of England -9 32 £60,000 +20.00% 36
Yorkshire -32 26 £55,000 +10.00% 13
London -25 25 £68,750 +52.78% 14
Scotland -27 24 £47,500 -13.64% 9
North West -10 21 £45,000 -10.00% 17
Northern Ireland -12 10 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wales +1 1 £50,000 - 5

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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.

1 280 (81.87%) C
2 261 (76.32%) C++
3 257 (75.15%) Software Engineering
4 183 (53.51%) Linux
5 101 (29.53%) Embedded C
6 98 (28.65%) Firmware
7 95 (27.78%) Electronics
8 93 (27.19%) Degree
9 90 (26.32%) Embedded Linux
10 83 (24.27%) Embedded Systems
11 76 (22.22%) Computer Science
12 70 (20.47%) Embedded C++
13 65 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (16.96%) TCP/IP
15 57 (16.67%) Python
16 54 (15.79%) MISRA
17 53 (15.50%) Ethernet
18 51 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
19 49 (14.33%) Device Driver
20 46 (13.45%) Wi-Fi
20 46 (13.45%) Bluetooth
21 43 (12.57%) Wireless
21 43 (12.57%) Social Skills
22 36 (10.53%) Validation
23 35 (10.23%) UML
23 35 (10.23%) Embedded Software Development
24 33 (9.65%) MQTT
24 33 (9.65%) Broadband
24 33 (9.65%) Configuration Management
24 33 (9.65%) Device Driver Development

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 2 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (6.43%) Simulink
2 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.46%) Azure
2 4 (1.17%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (0.88%) GitHub
4 2 (0.58%) AWS
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.96%) TCP/IP
2 53 (15.50%) Ethernet
3 46 (13.45%) Bluetooth
3 46 (13.45%) Wi-Fi
4 43 (12.57%) Wireless
5 33 (9.65%) Broadband
5 33 (9.65%) MQTT
6 17 (4.97%) ZigBee
7 14 (4.09%) Modbus
8 7 (2.05%) RS-232
9 5 (1.46%) 4G
9 5 (1.46%) 5G
9 5 (1.46%) Profibus
9 5 (1.46%) Software-Defined Radio
9 5 (1.46%) Z-Wave
10 4 (1.17%) FlexRay
11 3 (0.88%) Internet
11 3 (0.88%) RS-485
12 2 (0.58%) HTTP
12 2 (0.58%) RFID
Development Applications
1 23 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 20 (5.85%) Subversion
3 15 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.39%) JIRA
4 12 (3.51%) Eclipse
4 12 (3.51%) GCC
5 11 (3.22%) Rational DOORS
5 11 (3.22%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.63%) Rational Team Concert
7 8 (2.34%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.46%) GitLab
8 5 (1.46%) TestRail
9 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.29%) CMake
10 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.29%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (27.78%) Electronics
2 43 (12.57%) Social Skills
3 25 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.73%) Manufacturing
5 22 (6.43%) Telecoms
6 21 (6.14%) Finance
7 20 (5.85%) Aerospace
8 15 (4.39%) Automotive
8 15 (4.39%) Games
8 15 (4.39%) Marketing
9 6 (1.75%) Law
10 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.58%) Wearables
13 1 (0.29%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.31%) HTML
1 25 (7.31%) Yocto
2 23 (6.73%) CSS
3 5 (1.46%) .NET
3 5 (1.46%) CGI
4 4 (1.17%) Middleware
4 4 (1.17%) POSIX
5 2 (0.58%) Kafka
6 1 (0.29%) Android NDK
6 1 (0.29%) Qt
6 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.29%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (24.27%) Embedded Systems
2 49 (14.33%) Device Driver
3 29 (8.48%) Algorithms
4 25 (7.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 23 (6.73%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (4.09%) CAN bus
7 13 (3.80%) Augmented Reality
8 9 (2.63%) VHDL
9 8 (2.34%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 6 (1.75%) Smart Home
11 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.17%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.17%) Verilog
12 3 (0.88%) Robotics
12 3 (0.88%) SystemC
13 2 (0.58%) Biotechnology
13 2 (0.58%) Home Automation
13 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.58%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 183 (53.51%) Linux
2 90 (26.32%) Embedded Linux
3 30 (8.77%) Unix
4 28 (8.19%) Windows
5 17 (4.97%) Android
6 12 (3.51%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (1.46%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.88%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (75.15%) Software Engineering
2 76 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 65 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (10.53%) Validation
6 35 (10.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 35 (10.23%) UML
7 33 (9.65%) Configuration Management
7 33 (9.65%) Device Driver Development
8 30 (8.77%) TDD
9 28 (8.19%) Requirements Gathering
9 28 (8.19%) Software Testing
10 27 (7.89%) Multithreading
11 25 (7.31%) Software Architecture
12 24 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (6.73%) Product Requirements
14 19 (5.56%) Mentoring
15 18 (5.26%) Scrum
15 18 (5.26%) Unit Testing
16 17 (4.97%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 280 (81.87%) C
2 261 (76.32%) C++
3 101 (29.53%) Embedded C
4 70 (20.47%) Embedded C++
5 57 (16.67%) Python
6 24 (7.02%) MATLAB
7 21 (6.14%) C#
8 20 (5.85%) Java
9 14 (4.09%) Ada
10 13 (3.80%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.75%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.17%) Perl
12 4 (1.17%) Ruby
13 3 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.88%) Rust
14 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.29%) Go
15 1 (0.29%) Haskell
15 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 93 (27.19%) Degree
2 23 (6.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.80%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.75%) PhD
6 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (15.79%) MISRA
2 17 (4.97%) Def Stans
3 9 (2.63%) MISRA C
4 8 (2.34%) QA
5 7 (2.05%) DO-178B
5 7 (2.05%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.46%) ECSS
6 5 (1.46%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.88%) HAZOP
7 3 (0.88%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 98 (28.65%) Firmware
2 10 (2.92%) Docker
3 2 (0.58%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.17%) SELinux
2 1 (0.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (6.73%) Klocwork
2 18 (5.26%) EMC
3 17 (4.97%) IBM
3 17 (4.97%) Instagram
4 9 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.17%) Google
5 4 (1.17%) Xilinx
6 3 (0.88%) Intel
7 2 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.58%) QNX
8 1 (0.29%) Atmel
8 1 (0.29%) Broadcom
8 1 (0.29%) Facebook
8 1 (0.29%) Freescale
8 1 (0.29%) Parasoft
8 1 (0.29%) YouTube