Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Embedded Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Software Development over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Development
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 989 1034 1118
Rank change year-on-year +45 +84 +61
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Software Development 169 166 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.094% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.10% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 128 159 168
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,125 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

Embedded Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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 +31 158 £45,000 - 52
UK excluding London +14 156 £45,000 - 46
South East +30 60 £41,500 -13.54% 11
Midlands +16 32 £46,250 +8.82% 5
West Midlands +39 26 £72,500 +70.59% 5
South West +9 26 £45,000 -10.00% 9
East of England -8 21 £65,000 +30.00% 8
London +20 10 £55,000 -18.52% 7
North of England +30 9 £45,000 - 12
Yorkshire +39 7 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands 0 6 £41,250 -
Scotland -8 5 £37,500 +7.91% 1
Wales +8 3 £38,500 +3.84%
North West +9 1 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North East - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 98 (57.99%) C
2 97 (57.40%) C++
2 97 (57.40%) Software Engineering
3 90 (53.25%) Linux
4 69 (40.83%) Degree
5 65 (38.46%) Electronics
6 34 (20.12%) Embedded C
7 30 (17.75%) Computer Science
7 30 (17.75%) Embedded C++
7 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (17.16%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (16.57%) Image Processing
10 26 (15.38%) Qt
11 25 (14.79%) Windows
12 24 (14.20%) Ethernet
12 24 (14.20%) Embedded Linux
13 23 (13.61%) Firmware
14 21 (12.43%) STL
14 21 (12.43%) Marketing
14 21 (12.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 20 (11.83%) OpenCV
15 20 (11.83%) SQL
15 20 (11.83%) Bluetooth
16 19 (11.24%) Deep Learning
16 19 (11.24%) Unit Testing
17 18 (10.65%) Wireless
18 17 (10.06%) C#
19 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (8.88%) Mathematics

Embedded Software Development
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:

Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Simulink
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.20%) Ethernet
2 20 (11.83%) Bluetooth
3 18 (10.65%) Wireless
4 14 (8.28%) RS-232
4 14 (8.28%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (4.14%) 802.11
6 7 (4.14%) ZigBee
7 6 (3.55%) 3G
7 6 (3.55%) 4G
7 6 (3.55%) FlexRay
8 5 (2.96%) GPRS
8 5 (2.96%) GSM
8 5 (2.96%) LTE
9 3 (1.78%) DVB
9 3 (1.78%) HbbTV
10 2 (1.18%) SMS
11 1 (0.59%) 802.15
11 1 (0.59%) RS-485
11 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Rational Rhapsody
2 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.55%) CANoe
4 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.37%) JIRA
5 2 (1.18%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.18%) GNU Toolchain
5 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.59%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (38.46%) Electronics
2 21 (12.43%) Marketing
3 13 (7.69%) Automotive
4 7 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.37%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Finance
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (47.34%) Software Engineer
2 76 (44.97%) Embedded Engineer
3 61 (36.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 36 (21.30%) C++ Software Engineer
5 34 (20.12%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 28 (16.57%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 22 (13.02%) Developer
8 19 (11.24%) Software Developer
9 16 (9.47%) Electronics Engineer
10 15 (8.88%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (8.28%) C Software Engineer
11 14 (8.28%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 13 (7.69%) Architect
12 13 (7.69%) Development Engineer
13 12 (7.10%) Embedded Linux Engineer
13 12 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (6.51%) Embedded C Engineer
14 11 (6.51%) Systems Architect
15 10 (5.92%) C++ Developer
15 10 (5.92%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.38%) Qt
2 21 (12.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 21 (12.43%) STL
3 20 (11.83%) OpenCV
4 8 (4.73%) 802.1X
5 5 (2.96%) HTML
5 5 (2.96%) TensorFlow
6 4 (2.37%) .NET
6 4 (2.37%) CSS
6 4 (2.37%) HTML5
6 4 (2.37%) OpenCL
7 3 (1.78%) JSON
7 3 (1.78%) OpenGL
7 3 (1.78%) REST
7 3 (1.78%) WebKit
8 2 (1.18%) DirectX
8 2 (1.18%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (1.18%) Vulkan
8 2 (1.18%) WinForms
8 2 (1.18%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.75%) Computer Science
2 29 (17.16%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.51%) Device Driver
5 6 (3.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.96%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.37%) CUDA
7 4 (2.37%) Digital TV
7 4 (2.37%) Infotainment
7 4 (2.37%) VHDL
8 3 (1.78%) IPTV
9 2 (1.18%) State Machine
9 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.59%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.59%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.59%) Smart City
10 1 (0.59%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.59%) SystemC
10 1 (0.59%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 90 (53.25%) Linux
2 25 (14.79%) Windows
3 24 (14.20%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (6.51%) Android
5 5 (2.96%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.18%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.59%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.59%) Unix
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (57.40%) Software Engineering
2 30 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.57%) Image Processing
4 19 (11.24%) Deep Learning
4 19 (11.24%) Unit Testing
5 16 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (8.88%) Mathematics
7 14 (8.28%) SysML
8 13 (7.69%) Validation
9 11 (6.51%) Scrum
9 11 (6.51%) SDLC
10 10 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (5.92%) UML
11 9 (5.33%) Device Driver Development
11 9 (5.33%) Machine Learning
12 8 (4.73%) Integration Testing
12 8 (4.73%) Software Architecture
13 7 (4.14%) Configuration Management
14 5 (2.96%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (2.96%) IC Design
Programming Languages
1 98 (57.99%) C
2 97 (57.40%) C++
3 34 (20.12%) Embedded C
4 30 (17.75%) Embedded C++
5 20 (11.83%) SQL
6 17 (10.06%) C#
7 14 (8.28%) Python
8 13 (7.69%) MATLAB
9 7 (4.14%) Java
10 6 (3.55%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.37%) Ada
12 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.59%) Perl
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (40.83%) Degree
2 10 (5.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) MISRA
2 8 (4.73%) DO-178B
2 8 (4.73%) IEC 61508
3 7 (4.14%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 26262
4 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 23 (13.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (2.37%) Dell
1 4 (2.37%) HP
2 2 (1.18%) Altera
2 2 (1.18%) EMC
2 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.59%) Apple
3 1 (0.59%) Facebook
3 1 (0.59%) Google
3 1 (0.59%) NVIDIA
3 1 (0.59%) QNX
3 1 (0.59%) SAP