Period
to 16 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 527 575 581
Rank change year-on-year +48 +6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 302 652 785
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.47% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 233 519 661
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £35,250 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%

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 70,710 139,782 169,348
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.87% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,916 111,655 137,045
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +50 272 £50,000 +11.11% 87
UK excluding London +29 271 £50,000 +11.11% 83
South East +104 90 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Midlands +12 53 £47,500 +11.76% 15
South West +58 45 £50,000 +11.11% 11
West Midlands +45 38 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North of England +121 29 £50,000 +11.11% 12
East of England +31 29 £50,000 +5.26% 19
London +157 25 £40,000 -15.79% 10
Yorkshire +104 19 £50,000 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +15 15 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Scotland +70 13 £50,000 +13.64% 3
Northern Ireland +31 11 £55,000 -4.35% 3
North West +80 9 £49,250 +9.44% 6
Work from Home +51 4 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North East +26 1 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Wales +22 1 - -

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 274 (90.73%) Software Engineering
2 252 (83.44%) C
3 208 (68.87%) C++
4 116 (38.41%) Linux
5 107 (35.43%) Embedded C
6 97 (32.12%) Degree
7 82 (27.15%) Electronics
8 77 (25.50%) Embedded Systems
9 72 (23.84%) Firmware
10 63 (20.86%) Python
11 55 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (14.57%) Embedded Software Development
13 42 (13.91%) Computer Science
14 40 (13.25%) Git (software)
14 40 (13.25%) Wireless
14 40 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (12.91%) Automotive
15 39 (12.91%) Embedded C++
16 38 (12.58%) Embedded Linux
17 36 (11.92%) Bluetooth
18 31 (10.26%) Algorithms
18 31 (10.26%) TCP/IP
18 31 (10.26%) Java
19 29 (9.60%) C#
19 29 (9.60%) UML
20 26 (8.61%) Telecoms
21 24 (7.95%) Ethernet
21 24 (7.95%) Manufacturing
21 24 (7.95%) Validation
21 24 (7.95%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (3.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Simulink
2 7 (2.32%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.30%) AWS
2 6 (1.99%) GCP
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.25%) Wireless
2 36 (11.92%) Bluetooth
3 31 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 24 (7.95%) Ethernet
5 16 (5.30%) Internet
6 15 (4.97%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (4.64%) MQTT
8 13 (4.30%) RS-232
9 12 (3.97%) 4G
10 11 (3.64%) ZigBee
11 10 (3.31%) LTE
12 9 (2.98%) RS-485
12 9 (2.98%) Skype
13 7 (2.32%) FlexRay
14 6 (1.99%) 3G
14 6 (1.99%) 5G
15 5 (1.66%) 2G
15 5 (1.66%) 802.11
15 5 (1.66%) VoIP
16 4 (1.32%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.32%) MySQL
3 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 40 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.97%) JIRA
3 14 (4.64%) Subversion
4 12 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.31%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.32%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.33%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.33%) CodeWarrior
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 82 (27.15%) Electronics
2 39 (12.91%) Automotive
3 26 (8.61%) Telecoms
4 24 (7.95%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.96%) Aerospace
6 13 (4.30%) Advertising
7 11 (3.64%) Finance
7 11 (3.64%) Marketing
8 9 (2.98%) Games
9 5 (1.66%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.66%) Military
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.97%) HTML
2 7 (2.32%) JSON
2 7 (2.32%) Middleware
3 6 (1.99%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.66%) CSS
5 4 (1.32%) Yocto
6 3 (0.99%) .NET
6 3 (0.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (0.99%) Node.js
6 3 (0.99%) React Native
7 2 (0.66%) Qt
8 1 (0.33%) Flutter
8 1 (0.33%) OpenEmbedded
8 1 (0.33%) QML
8 1 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (25.50%) Embedded Systems
2 31 (10.26%) Algorithms
3 24 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.62%) Device Driver
5 14 (4.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (3.64%) Internet of Things
6 11 (3.64%) VHDL
7 9 (2.98%) SIMD
8 8 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (2.32%) Smart Energy
10 6 (1.99%) CAN bus
10 6 (1.99%) Robotics
10 6 (1.99%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.66%) Industry 4.0
12 4 (1.32%) ASIC
12 4 (1.32%) STB
12 4 (1.32%) User Experience
13 3 (0.99%) Analogue Electronics
13 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 116 (38.41%) Linux
2 38 (12.58%) Embedded Linux
3 23 (7.62%) Windows
4 14 (4.64%) Android
5 13 (4.30%) Unix
6 12 (3.97%) VxWorks
7 8 (2.65%) FreeRTOS
8 7 (2.32%) SafeRTOS
9 6 (1.99%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.66%) Nucleus RTOS
11 4 (1.32%) OpenWrt
12 3 (0.99%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.66%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (90.73%) Software Engineering
2 55 (18.21%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (14.57%) Embedded Software Development
4 42 (13.91%) Computer Science
5 40 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (9.60%) UML
7 24 (7.95%) SDLC
7 24 (7.95%) Validation
8 22 (7.28%) Configuration Management
8 22 (7.28%) Mathematics
9 21 (6.95%) TDD
10 20 (6.62%) Scrum
11 19 (6.29%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (5.96%) Signal Processing
13 17 (5.63%) Device Driver Development
13 17 (5.63%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (5.63%) Requirements Gathering
14 16 (5.30%) OO
15 15 (4.97%) Unit Testing
16 13 (4.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 252 (83.44%) C
2 208 (68.87%) C++
3 107 (35.43%) Embedded C
4 63 (20.86%) Python
5 39 (12.91%) Embedded C++
6 31 (10.26%) Java
7 29 (9.60%) C#
8 23 (7.62%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.31%) PHP
10 8 (2.65%) Assembly Language
10 8 (2.65%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.32%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.32%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.99%) Apple Swift
12 6 (1.99%) SQL
13 4 (1.32%) Perl
14 2 (0.66%) R
15 1 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 97 (32.12%) Degree
2 18 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.30%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.98%) HND
6 7 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.66%) HNC
9 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.62%) MISRA
2 13 (4.30%) ISO 26262
3 9 (2.98%) MISRA C
4 7 (2.32%) IEC 61508
4 7 (2.32%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.66%) DO-178B
6 4 (1.32%) QA
7 1 (0.33%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.33%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 72 (23.84%) Firmware
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (2.98%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (2.98%) Intel
2 6 (1.99%) Google
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.32%) Broadcom
3 4 (1.32%) SAP
4 3 (0.99%) Renesas
5 2 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.33%) Atmel
6 1 (0.33%) EMC
6 1 (0.33%) Freescale
6 1 (0.33%) IBM
6 1 (0.33%) QNX