Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for an Embedded Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 535 559 564
Rank change year-on-year +24 +5 +219
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Engineer 720 833 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 570 677 656
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 138,416 165,583 162,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.41% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109,868 134,836 134,784
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 +13 668 £45,000 -9.09% 319
UK excluding London -6 631 £45,000 -5.26% 335
South East -24 161 £45,000 -5.26% 84
Midlands +114 146 £42,500 -5.56% 34
East of England -8 105 £50,000 -4.76% 76
North of England +69 88 £45,000 +5.88% 56
London +130 85 £47,500 -5.00% 19
South West -52 82 £45,000 -5.26% 51
East Midlands +86 78 £41,500 -16.16% 15
West Midlands +58 68 £42,500 -5.56% 19
North West +59 45 £45,000 - 25
Yorkshire +27 42 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Scotland +15 33 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Wales +22 12 £40,000 +45.45% 10
Northern Ireland - 4 £56,250 - 2
North East +15 1 - - 15

Embedded Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 635 (88.19%) Software Engineering
2 603 (83.75%) C
3 528 (73.33%) C++
4 335 (46.53%) Degree
5 274 (38.06%) Linux
6 221 (30.69%) Embedded C
7 210 (29.17%) Firmware
8 200 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
9 195 (27.08%) Electronics
10 161 (22.36%) Computer Science
11 154 (21.39%) Python
12 111 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
13 108 (15.00%) C#
14 87 (12.08%) Embedded Linux
15 82 (11.39%) Embedded C++
16 78 (10.83%) TCP/IP
17 72 (10.00%) Security Cleared
17 72 (10.00%) FreeRTOS
18 71 (9.86%) Wireless
19 68 (9.44%) UML
20 65 (9.03%) SC Cleared
21 64 (8.89%) Embedded Software Development
22 63 (8.75%) Java
23 61 (8.47%) Algorithms
23 61 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
24 57 (7.92%) Android
24 57 (7.92%) Bluetooth
25 55 (7.64%) Automotive
25 55 (7.64%) Test Automation
26 53 (7.36%) Configuration Management

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 14 (1.94%) Confluence
2 8 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (0.14%) lighttpd
Applications
1 13 (1.81%) Simulink
2 5 (0.69%) Stateflow
2 5 (0.69%) TargetLink
3 4 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.14%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.25%) GitHub
2 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (10.83%) TCP/IP
2 71 (9.86%) Wireless
3 57 (7.92%) Bluetooth
4 52 (7.22%) RS-485
5 41 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (5.56%) Modbus
7 34 (4.72%) RS-232
8 30 (4.17%) Ethernet
9 20 (2.78%) MQTT
10 17 (2.36%) Internet
11 14 (1.94%) GSM
12 11 (1.53%) Profibus
12 11 (1.53%) RS-422
13 9 (1.25%) ZigBee
14 8 (1.11%) Network Security
14 8 (1.11%) RFID
15 5 (0.69%) 3G
16 4 (0.56%) LTE
16 4 (0.56%) RTP
16 4 (0.56%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.83%) MySQL
2 5 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.72%) Rational DOORS
4 29 (4.03%) Maven
5 28 (3.89%) Robot Framework
6 25 (3.47%) Eclipse
7 24 (3.33%) JIRA
8 23 (3.19%) GCC
9 15 (2.08%) Subversion
10 12 (1.67%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.53%) Selenium
12 7 (0.97%) Ant
12 7 (0.97%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (0.69%) CodeWarrior
14 4 (0.56%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.56%) CANoe
14 4 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
15 3 (0.42%) Bitbucket
15 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.42%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 195 (27.08%) Electronics
2 55 (7.64%) Automotive
3 34 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.89%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.64%) Aerospace
6 16 (2.22%) Marketing
7 10 (1.39%) Games
8 8 (1.11%) Finance
9 5 (0.69%) Military
10 4 (0.56%) Law
11 3 (0.42%) Avionics
11 3 (0.42%) Retail
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.75%) Qt
2 24 (3.33%) Yocto
3 23 (3.19%) Spring
4 16 (2.22%) JSON
5 14 (1.94%) Flash
6 13 (1.81%) AngularJS
6 13 (1.81%) COM
7 11 (1.53%) HTML
8 10 (1.39%) .NET
9 9 (1.25%) HTML5
9 9 (1.25%) Node.js
9 9 (1.25%) Web Services
10 8 (1.11%) RESTful
11 7 (0.97%) QML
11 7 (0.97%) TensorFlow
12 6 (0.83%) CSS
12 6 (0.83%) REST
13 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 200 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
2 61 (8.47%) Algorithms
3 53 (7.36%) CAN bus
4 52 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (5.42%) Device Driver
7 38 (5.28%) VHDL
8 21 (2.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 20 (2.78%) User Experience
10 14 (1.94%) Cyberattack
11 12 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.67%) Robotics
12 11 (1.53%) Internet of Things
13 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.97%) Life Science
14 7 (0.97%) Raspberry Pi
15 5 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
16 4 (0.56%) Verilog
17 3 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 274 (38.06%) Linux
2 87 (12.08%) Embedded Linux
3 72 (10.00%) FreeRTOS
4 57 (7.92%) Android
5 52 (7.22%) Windows
6 40 (5.56%) Unix
7 33 (4.58%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.11%) VxWorks
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 5 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.42%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.14%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (88.19%) Software Engineering
2 161 (22.36%) Computer Science
3 111 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (9.44%) UML
5 64 (8.89%) Embedded Software Development
6 61 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
7 55 (7.64%) Test Automation
8 53 (7.36%) Configuration Management
9 52 (7.22%) Validation
10 49 (6.81%) Scrum
11 44 (6.11%) Unit Testing
12 40 (5.56%) Mathematics
13 35 (4.86%) OO
14 34 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (4.44%) SDLC
16 31 (4.31%) Software Architecture
17 27 (3.75%) Defect Tracking
17 27 (3.75%) Enterprise Architecture
18 24 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
19 21 (2.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 603 (83.75%) C
2 528 (73.33%) C++
3 221 (30.69%) Embedded C
4 154 (21.39%) Python
5 108 (15.00%) C#
6 82 (11.39%) Embedded C++
7 63 (8.75%) Java
8 46 (6.39%) JavaScript
9 34 (4.72%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.89%) Assembly Language
11 17 (2.36%) SQL
12 14 (1.94%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.39%) Ruby
14 8 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.97%) Perl
15 7 (0.97%) PHP
16 6 (0.83%) XAML
17 2 (0.28%) Delphi
17 2 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 335 (46.53%) Degree
2 72 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 65 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.56%) ISEB
7 3 (0.42%) CIPD
8 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.53%) MISRA
2 9 (1.25%) ISO 13485
3 7 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.97%) QA
4 6 (0.83%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.69%) JTAG
6 4 (0.56%) IEC 62304
6 4 (0.56%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.42%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.14%) GDPR
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 210 (29.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (3.75%) SELinux
Vendors
1 29 (4.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.50%) Xilinx
3 13 (1.81%) Freescale
4 10 (1.39%) BT
4 10 (1.39%) EMC
5 9 (1.25%) Atmel
5 9 (1.25%) Motorola
6 8 (1.11%) Oracle
7 7 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.69%) MathWorks
9 4 (0.56%) Altera
9 4 (0.56%) Lauterbach
9 4 (0.56%) MKS
10 3 (0.42%) QNX
11 1 (0.14%) ATG
11 1 (0.14%) Intel
11 1 (0.14%) SAP