Period
to 22 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 646 501 559
Rank change year-on-year -145 +58 +75
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 412 219 661
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 273 162 496
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.50% +11.11% -

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 111,637 47,281 133,293
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.41% 94.84% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 77,734 39,156 107,348
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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
England -151 361 £55,000 +10.00% 187
UK excluding London -108 323 £50,750 +1.50% 190
Work from Home -202 80 £55,000 +15.79% 21
South East -118 75 £55,000 +10.00% 47
North of England -76 65 £55,000 +2.33% 34
Midlands -91 64 £42,500 -10.53% 26
East of England -56 50 £50,000 +5.26% 48
South West -75 50 £45,000 -10.00% 20
London -203 47 £70,000 +33.33% 13
West Midlands -79 42 £37,500 -16.67% 14
North West -61 31 £55,000 -26.67% 13
Yorkshire -94 30 £55,000 - 19
East Midlands -66 22 £57,500 +21.05% 12
Scotland -76 18 £47,500 -9.52% 8
North East -35 4 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland -63 1 £45,000 -10.00% 3

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 339 (82.28%) C
2 329 (79.85%) Software Engineering
3 276 (66.99%) C++
4 229 (55.58%) Linux
5 164 (39.81%) Firmware
6 147 (35.68%) Degree
7 125 (30.34%) Embedded C
8 122 (29.61%) Computer Science
9 119 (28.88%) Embedded Systems
10 115 (27.91%) Electronics
11 100 (24.27%) TCP/IP
12 95 (23.06%) Embedded C++
13 89 (21.60%) Embedded Linux
14 80 (19.42%) MISRA
15 79 (19.17%) Ethernet
16 75 (18.20%) Device Driver
17 73 (17.72%) Broadband
18 70 (16.99%) UML
19 69 (16.75%) Wi-Fi
20 65 (15.78%) Python
21 63 (15.29%) Social Skills
22 61 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (14.56%) Wireless
23 60 (14.56%) Device Driver Development
24 59 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (14.32%) Validation
24 59 (14.32%) Bluetooth
25 57 (13.83%) Software Testing
26 56 (13.59%) TDD
27 54 (13.11%) Embedded Software 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 6 (1.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 45 (10.92%) Simulink
2 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.18%) Azure
2 5 (1.21%) GitHub
3 4 (0.97%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) AWS
5 1 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.24%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 100 (24.27%) TCP/IP
2 79 (19.17%) Ethernet
3 73 (17.72%) Broadband
4 69 (16.75%) Wi-Fi
5 60 (14.56%) Wireless
6 59 (14.32%) Bluetooth
7 53 (12.86%) MQTT
8 17 (4.13%) RS-232
9 7 (1.70%) ZigBee
10 5 (1.21%) 4G
10 5 (1.21%) HTTP
10 5 (1.21%) RS-485
11 4 (0.97%) 3G
11 4 (0.97%) IPsec
11 4 (0.97%) Modbus
12 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.73%) Profibus
12 3 (0.73%) RS-422
13 2 (0.49%) Internet
13 2 (0.49%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
1 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.49%) SQLite
3 1 (0.24%) ArangoDB
3 1 (0.24%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.24%) MySQL
3 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 38 (9.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 36 (8.74%) Subversion
4 24 (5.83%) GCC
5 23 (5.58%) Rational DOORS
6 21 (5.10%) Git (software)
7 20 (4.85%) Eclipse
7 20 (4.85%) GitLab
8 16 (3.88%) Rational Team Concert
9 12 (2.91%) JIRA
10 5 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.24%) Cypress.io
14 1 (0.24%) Gerrit
14 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.24%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.24%) Selenium
14 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (27.91%) Electronics
2 63 (15.29%) Social Skills
3 51 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (10.19%) Aerospace
5 34 (8.25%) Telecoms
6 33 (8.01%) Automotive
7 31 (7.52%) Manufacturing
8 21 (5.10%) Games
9 19 (4.61%) Avionics
10 18 (4.37%) Marketing
11 15 (3.64%) Finance
12 8 (1.94%) Law
13 3 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 1 (0.24%) Advertising
15 1 (0.24%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.62%) HTML
2 48 (11.65%) CSS
3 28 (6.80%) Yocto
4 14 (3.40%) .NET
5 10 (2.43%) REST
6 8 (1.94%) OpenCV
7 7 (1.70%) JSON
8 6 (1.46%) Qt
9 5 (1.21%) gRPC
9 5 (1.21%) GStreamer
9 5 (1.21%) STL
9 5 (1.21%) XML
10 4 (0.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (0.97%) TensorFlow
10 4 (0.97%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (0.97%) Unreal Engine
11 3 (0.73%) MFC
12 2 (0.49%) DirectX
12 2 (0.49%) Middleware
12 2 (0.49%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 119 (28.88%) Embedded Systems
2 75 (18.20%) Device Driver
3 46 (11.17%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (10.68%) Algorithms
5 17 (4.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 14 (3.40%) Augmented Reality
7 8 (1.94%) CAN bus
8 7 (1.70%) Robotics
9 5 (1.21%) Arduino
10 4 (0.97%) CUDA
10 4 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
10 4 (0.97%) State Machine
11 3 (0.73%) VHDL
12 2 (0.49%) Acoustics
12 2 (0.49%) Blog
12 2 (0.49%) Digital TV
12 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.49%) STB
12 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 229 (55.58%) Linux
2 89 (21.60%) Embedded Linux
3 46 (11.17%) Windows
4 18 (4.37%) Unix
5 12 (2.91%) Android
6 10 (2.43%) FreeRTOS
7 8 (1.94%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.73%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (0.49%) ThreadX
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (79.85%) Software Engineering
2 122 (29.61%) Computer Science
3 70 (16.99%) UML
4 61 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (14.56%) Device Driver Development
6 59 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
6 59 (14.32%) Validation
7 57 (13.83%) Software Testing
8 56 (13.59%) TDD
9 54 (13.11%) Embedded Software Development
10 50 (12.14%) Requirements Gathering
11 47 (11.41%) OO
12 43 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (9.47%) Mentoring
14 37 (8.98%) Software Architecture
14 37 (8.98%) SysML
15 33 (8.01%) Artificial Intelligence
15 33 (8.01%) Configuration Management
16 27 (6.55%) Mathematics
17 26 (6.31%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (82.28%) C
2 276 (66.99%) C++
3 125 (30.34%) Embedded C
4 95 (23.06%) Embedded C++
5 65 (15.78%) Python
6 48 (11.65%) MATLAB
7 23 (5.58%) Ada
8 22 (5.34%) C#
9 16 (3.88%) Java
10 14 (3.40%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.16%) Assembly Language
12 7 (1.70%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.46%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.97%) Go
15 3 (0.73%) Lua
15 3 (0.73%) SQL
16 1 (0.24%) Java 8
16 1 (0.24%) Rust
16 1 (0.24%) Tcl
16 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 147 (35.68%) Degree
2 28 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.37%) Postgraduate
4 10 (2.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.18%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.21%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (19.42%) MISRA
2 35 (8.50%) Def Stans
3 24 (5.83%) MISRA C
4 19 (4.61%) ECSS
5 15 (3.64%) ISO 9001
5 15 (3.64%) QA
6 10 (2.43%) DO-178B
6 10 (2.43%) ISO 26262
7 7 (1.70%) ISO 13485
8 5 (1.21%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.73%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 164 (39.81%) Firmware
2 9 (2.18%) Docker
3 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.24%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.24%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) SELinux
Vendors
1 35 (8.50%) IBM
1 35 (8.50%) Instagram
2 33 (8.01%) EMC
3 11 (2.67%) Klocwork
4 8 (1.94%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.70%) Xilinx
6 6 (1.46%) MathWorks
7 5 (1.21%) VMware
8 4 (0.97%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.49%) Atmel
10 1 (0.24%) Freescale
10 1 (0.24%) Intel
10 1 (0.24%) Parasoft
10 1 (0.24%) QNX
10 1 (0.24%) Samsung
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.24%) Spotify
10 1 (0.24%) YouTube