Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 607 587 670
Rank change year-on-year -20 +83 +98
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 645 778 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 555 706 623
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 159,903 169,601 187,341
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 95.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128,846 135,977 157,397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Embedded Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer.

Salary trend for Embedded Engineer in the UK

Embedded Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Engineer over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -20 602 £45,000 - 272
UK excluding London -33 598 £45,000 - 269
South East +77 232 £45,000 - 73
South West +42 126 £45,000 +12.50% 28
Midlands +38 74 £40,000 - 36
East of England -128 69 £50,000 -4.76% 64
North of England -1 60 £42,500 +2.41% 43
London +28 43 £45,000 -10.00% 29
East Midlands +20 42 £41,250 +3.13% 7
West Midlands +25 32 £39,500 +2.60% 29
North West +20 28 £40,000 -9.60% 25
Yorkshire +5 25 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Scotland -29 16 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Wales +12 11 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Northern Ireland - 10 £50,000 - 8
North East -19 7 £42,500 +21.43% 6

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 533 (82.64%) Software Engineering
2 492 (76.28%) C
3 451 (69.92%) C++
4 257 (39.84%) Linux
5 243 (37.67%) Embedded C
6 232 (35.97%) Degree
7 201 (31.16%) Embedded Systems
8 171 (26.51%) Embedded C++
9 151 (23.41%) Electronics
10 111 (17.21%) Firmware
11 107 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
12 104 (16.12%) Embedded Linux
13 98 (15.19%) Windows
14 90 (13.95%) Computer Science
15 88 (13.64%) Subversion
15 88 (13.64%) Manufacturing
16 86 (13.33%) Python
17 76 (11.78%) Device Driver
17 76 (11.78%) Unit Testing
18 75 (11.63%) Automotive
19 72 (11.16%) Embedded Software Development
20 66 (10.23%) Git (software)
21 63 (9.77%) Validation
22 60 (9.30%) C#
23 58 (8.99%) OO
24 54 (8.37%) Algorithms
24 54 (8.37%) UML
25 45 (6.98%) Image Processing
26 44 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
27 41 (6.36%) RS-232

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 (1.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Simulink
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.36%) Bluetooth
1 41 (6.36%) RS-232
2 38 (5.89%) Ethernet
2 38 (5.89%) Wireless
3 28 (4.34%) RS-485
4 21 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 17 (2.64%) 802.11
5 17 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (2.02%) RS-422
6 13 (2.02%) ZigBee
7 11 (1.71%) MQTT
8 9 (1.40%) 3GPP
9 8 (1.24%) 802.15
9 8 (1.24%) Internet
10 7 (1.09%) 5G
11 6 (0.93%) HTTP
11 6 (0.93%) Modbus
12 5 (0.78%) GSM
13 3 (0.47%) LTE
13 3 (0.47%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.62%) MySQL
2 2 (0.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 88 (13.64%) Subversion
2 66 (10.23%) Git (software)
3 29 (4.50%) Visual Studio
4 27 (4.19%) JIRA
5 11 (1.71%) Rational Rhapsody
6 8 (1.24%) CppUnit
6 8 (1.24%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.78%) Ant
7 5 (0.78%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.62%) CMake
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Ivy
9 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.47%) Maven
9 3 (0.47%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.31%) GCC
11 1 (0.16%) GDB
11 1 (0.16%) GNU Toolchain
11 1 (0.16%) Redmine
General
1 151 (23.41%) Electronics
2 88 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 75 (11.63%) Automotive
4 41 (6.36%) Marketing
5 33 (5.12%) Aerospace
6 19 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.79%) Games
8 9 (1.40%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.24%) Finance
9 8 (1.24%) Military
10 7 (1.09%) Retail
11 4 (0.62%) Avionics
12 3 (0.47%) Advertising
13 2 (0.31%) Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.27%) Qt
2 30 (4.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 30 (4.65%) STL
3 29 (4.50%) OpenCV
4 18 (2.79%) 802.1X
5 17 (2.64%) .NET
6 14 (2.17%) Yocto
7 12 (1.86%) HTML
8 8 (1.24%) OpenGL
8 8 (1.24%) TensorFlow
9 5 (0.78%) POSIX
10 3 (0.47%) Middleware
10 3 (0.47%) RESTful
11 2 (0.31%) Flash
11 2 (0.31%) REST
11 2 (0.31%) SOAP
11 2 (0.31%) WPF
11 2 (0.31%) XML
12 1 (0.16%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.16%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 201 (31.16%) Embedded Systems
2 90 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 76 (11.78%) Device Driver
4 54 (8.37%) Algorithms
5 39 (6.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 30 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.55%) CAN bus
8 10 (1.55%) Robotics
9 8 (1.24%) CUDA
10 7 (1.09%) Internet of Things
10 7 (1.09%) Life Science
11 4 (0.62%) Infotainment
11 4 (0.62%) User Experience
12 3 (0.47%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.31%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.31%) Industry 4.0
13 2 (0.31%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (0.31%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 257 (39.84%) Linux
2 104 (16.12%) Embedded Linux
3 98 (15.19%) Windows
4 37 (5.74%) FreeRTOS
5 22 (3.41%) Android
6 13 (2.02%) VxWorks
7 10 (1.55%) SafeRTOS
8 9 (1.40%) ThreadX
9 6 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (0.31%) Unix
12 1 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.16%) uClinux
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (82.64%) Software Engineering
2 107 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (11.78%) Unit Testing
4 72 (11.16%) Embedded Software Development
5 63 (9.77%) Validation
6 58 (8.99%) OO
7 54 (8.37%) UML
8 45 (6.98%) Image Processing
9 44 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (6.05%) OOD
11 32 (4.96%) SDLC
12 31 (4.81%) Mathematics
13 30 (4.65%) TDD
14 28 (4.34%) Scrum
15 23 (3.57%) Data Analysis
15 23 (3.57%) Multithreading
16 21 (3.26%) CMMI
16 21 (3.26%) Deep Learning
16 21 (3.26%) Physics
16 21 (3.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 492 (76.28%) C
2 451 (69.92%) C++
3 243 (37.67%) Embedded C
4 171 (26.51%) Embedded C++
5 86 (13.33%) Python
6 60 (9.30%) C#
7 35 (5.43%) Java
8 29 (4.50%) SQL
9 27 (4.19%) MATLAB
10 25 (3.88%) Bash Shell
11 21 (3.26%) Lua
12 16 (2.48%) Assembly Language
13 12 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.55%) Ada
15 7 (1.09%) JavaScript
15 7 (1.09%) Perl
16 6 (0.93%) VB
17 4 (0.62%) VC++
18 3 (0.47%) Delphi
18 3 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 232 (35.97%) Degree
2 33 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.62%) HND
6 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.27%) MISRA
2 21 (3.26%) MISRA C
3 20 (3.10%) IEC 61508
4 15 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 15 (2.33%) QA
5 14 (2.17%) ISO 26262
6 12 (1.86%) DO-178B
7 10 (1.55%) ISO 15765
8 7 (1.09%) Def Stans
8 7 (1.09%) JTAG
9 4 (0.62%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.31%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.16%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 111 (17.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (1.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (1.55%) IBM
3 9 (1.40%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.24%) Atmel
5 7 (1.09%) Apple
5 7 (1.09%) Google
6 5 (0.78%) SAP
7 4 (0.62%) EMC
7 4 (0.62%) Samsung
8 3 (0.47%) Freescale
8 3 (0.47%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (0.31%) Altera
9 2 (0.31%) QNX
9 2 (0.31%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.16%) Conax
10 1 (0.16%) Intel
10 1 (0.16%) Verimatrix