Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 488 548 567
Rank change year-on-year +60 +19 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 306 585 675
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.48% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 224 448 591
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £39,125 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%

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 60,659 120,682 144,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,230 97,737 117,131
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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 +37 278 £50,000 +11.11% 149
England +29 254 £52,500 +16.67% 151
South East +39 75 £50,000 +11.11% 29
Midlands +101 72 £57,500 +21.05% 28
North of England +100 42 £50,000 +5.26% 24
East Midlands +94 39 £57,500 +15.00% 19
South West -24 36 £50,000 +11.11% 25
West Midlands +49 33 £57,500 +27.78% 9
Scotland +65 31 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire +55 27 £52,500 +7.69% 9
London +201 23 £52,500 - 16
Work from Home - 22 £51,250 - 15
Northern Ireland - 13 £50,000 - 4
North West +77 10 £50,000 - 14
East of England +50 6 £50,000 - 27
North East +25 5 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Wales +42 3 £40,000 - 4

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 235 (76.80%) C
2 233 (76.14%) Software Engineering
3 220 (71.90%) C++
4 125 (40.85%) Embedded C
5 111 (36.27%) Linux
6 80 (26.14%) Electronics
7 58 (18.95%) Degree
8 56 (18.30%) Firmware
9 55 (17.97%) Embedded C++
10 54 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (16.01%) Python
11 49 (16.01%) Ethernet
12 45 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
13 41 (13.40%) UML
14 38 (12.42%) C#
15 34 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
15 34 (11.11%) Computer Science
16 33 (10.78%) Wireless
16 33 (10.78%) Algorithms
17 32 (10.46%) Device Driver
18 30 (9.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 29 (9.48%) TCP/IP
20 28 (9.15%) Bluetooth
20 28 (9.15%) Visual Studio
20 28 (9.15%) Automotive
21 27 (8.82%) Manufacturing
21 27 (8.82%) Embedded Software Development
21 27 (8.82%) MISRA
22 25 (8.17%) Eclipse
23 24 (7.84%) Windows

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 7 (2.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Simulink
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.01%) Ethernet
2 33 (10.78%) Wireless
3 29 (9.48%) TCP/IP
4 28 (9.15%) Bluetooth
5 23 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (4.90%) MQTT
6 15 (4.90%) RS-232
7 14 (4.58%) Network Security
8 12 (3.92%) Modbus
8 12 (3.92%) RS-485
9 9 (2.94%) ZigBee
10 6 (1.96%) 4G
10 6 (1.96%) 5G
10 6 (1.96%) Software-Defined Radio
11 3 (0.98%) 3G
11 3 (0.98%) FlexRay
11 3 (0.98%) Profibus
11 3 (0.98%) Z-Wave
12 2 (0.65%) DHCP
12 2 (0.65%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (9.15%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.17%) Eclipse
3 14 (4.58%) JIRA
4 12 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.63%) Robot Framework
7 4 (1.31%) Subversion
8 3 (0.98%) GCC
8 3 (0.98%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.33%) GDB
9 1 (0.33%) TestLink
General
1 80 (26.14%) Electronics
2 28 (9.15%) Automotive
3 27 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 20 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 18 (5.88%) Aerospace
6 13 (4.25%) Finance
7 12 (3.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.86%) HTML
2 18 (5.88%) .NET
2 18 (5.88%) CSS
3 7 (2.29%) Qt
4 6 (1.96%) Yocto
5 4 (1.31%) POSIX
6 3 (0.98%) WPF
7 2 (0.65%) Flash
8 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.33%) Android NDK
8 1 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
2 33 (10.78%) Algorithms
3 32 (10.46%) Device Driver
4 30 (9.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (3.27%) VHDL
6 8 (2.61%) CAN bus
6 8 (2.61%) Industry 4.0
7 6 (1.96%) User Experience
8 5 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.63%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.31%) Analogue Electronics
9 4 (1.31%) Robotics
9 4 (1.31%) SIMD
9 4 (1.31%) Smart City
10 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.98%) Verilog
11 2 (0.65%) Life Science
11 2 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 111 (36.27%) Linux
2 34 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 24 (7.84%) Windows
4 12 (3.92%) Android
5 6 (1.96%) Unix
6 5 (1.63%) FreeRTOS
6 5 (1.63%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (76.14%) Software Engineering
2 54 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (13.40%) UML
4 34 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 27 (8.82%) Embedded Software Development
6 21 (6.86%) Test Automation
6 21 (6.86%) Unit Testing
7 19 (6.21%) Device Driver Development
8 17 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (5.56%) Validation
9 14 (4.58%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (4.58%) Mathematics
10 13 (4.25%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.25%) Multithreading
10 13 (4.25%) Requirements Gathering
10 13 (4.25%) Signal Processing
11 12 (3.92%) Cryptography
11 12 (3.92%) Scrum
12 10 (3.27%) OO
12 10 (3.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 235 (76.80%) C
2 220 (71.90%) C++
3 125 (40.85%) Embedded C
4 55 (17.97%) Embedded C++
5 49 (16.01%) Python
6 38 (12.42%) C#
7 15 (4.90%) Java
8 11 (3.59%) MATLAB
9 7 (2.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.31%) Perl
11 3 (0.98%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.98%) Go
11 3 (0.98%) Ruby
12 1 (0.33%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 58 (18.95%) Degree
2 17 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 17 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.82%) MISRA
2 9 (2.94%) ISO 13485
3 7 (2.29%) ISO 26262
4 6 (1.96%) QA
5 5 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.65%) MISRA C
System Software
1 56 (18.30%) Firmware
2 3 (0.98%) Docker
3 2 (0.65%) iptables
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.31%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (5.88%) Klocwork
2 3 (0.98%) Atlassian
2 3 (0.98%) Broadcom
2 3 (0.98%) Intel
3 2 (0.65%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.33%) Apple
4 1 (0.33%) Dell
4 1 (0.33%) EMC
4 1 (0.33%) Facebook
4 1 (0.33%) Google
4 1 (0.33%) IBM
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.33%) QNX
4 1 (0.33%) Xamarin