Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Development
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 639 944 1037
Rank change year-on-year +305 +93 -14
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Software Development 48 124 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.098% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 51 81 113
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £75,000 £61,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%

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 45,939 126,062 150,953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 37,888 99,591 119,910
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,687 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Embedded Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Software Development.

Salary trend for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Software Development over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 12 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 31 October 2020. 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 +316 48 £50,000 -4.76% 26
UK excluding London +257 46 £50,000 - 26
South East +213 22 £45,000 -21.74% 5
Midlands - 12 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands - 8 £35,000 - 2
South West +102 6 £50,000 +11.11% 8
East of England +142 4 £51,000 -13.56% 6
Work from Home - 4 £50,000 - 3
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 - 2
London +255 2 £62,500 +2.04% 1
North of England +160 2 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +123 2 £50,000 -2.44%

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 32 (66.67%) C
2 31 (64.58%) Software Engineering
3 27 (56.25%) Degree
4 25 (52.08%) Electronics
5 24 (50.00%) C++
6 16 (33.33%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) Mathematics
8 10 (20.83%) 4G
8 10 (20.83%) Python
8 10 (20.83%) MATLAB
8 10 (20.83%) Automotive
8 10 (20.83%) Validation
9 9 (18.75%) Embedded C
9 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 8 (16.67%) Algorithms
10 8 (16.67%) ISO 26262
10 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (16.67%) Wireless
11 7 (14.58%) 3G
11 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
12 6 (12.50%) MySQL
12 6 (12.50%) Firmware
12 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (12.50%) RS-485
12 6 (12.50%) Signal Processing
12 6 (12.50%) 5G
13 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Avionics
13 5 (10.42%) GCC

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Maya
1 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) 4G
2 8 (16.67%) Wireless
3 7 (14.58%) 3G
3 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
4 6 (12.50%) 5G
4 6 (12.50%) RS-485
4 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (10.42%) 2G
5 5 (10.42%) RS-232
6 4 (8.33%) IPv4
6 4 (8.33%) IPv6
6 4 (8.33%) LTE
6 4 (8.33%) SNMP
7 3 (6.25%) Bluetooth
7 3 (6.25%) SSL
7 3 (6.25%) UMTS
7 3 (6.25%) WiMAX
7 3 (6.25%) X.509
7 3 (6.25%) ZigBee
8 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Eclipse
1 5 (10.42%) GCC
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (52.08%) Electronics
2 10 (20.83%) Automotive
3 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.42%) Avionics
5 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.08%) Advertising
7 1 (2.08%) Finance
7 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Software Engineer
2 24 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 24 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Development Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Software Development Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (4.17%) DirectX
3 2 (4.17%) OpenGL
3 2 (4.17%) OpenGL ES
3 2 (4.17%) Vulkan
4 1 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (2.08%) PyTorch
4 1 (2.08%) RESTful
4 1 (2.08%) TensorFlow
4 1 (2.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.08%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (10.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (8.33%) ASIC
3 4 (8.33%) VHDL
4 2 (4.17%) Robotics
5 1 (2.08%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (2.08%) Animation
5 1 (2.08%) Arduino
5 1 (2.08%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.08%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Android
2 2 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Software Engineering
2 14 (29.17%) Mathematics
3 10 (20.83%) Validation
4 9 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 6 (12.50%) Signal Processing
6 4 (8.33%) Mathematical Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) UML
7 3 (6.25%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) OOD
7 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.25%) Project Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Microservices
8 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.08%) Physics
9 1 (2.08%) SysML
9 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) C
2 24 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (20.83%) MATLAB
3 10 (20.83%) Python
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 5 (10.42%) Java
6 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) Go
8 1 (2.08%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.08%) GLSL
8 1 (2.08%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
4 2 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) ISO 26262
2 3 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
1 2 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (4.17%) EMC
2 1 (2.08%) Intel