Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Development
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 968 1040 1178
Rank change year-on-year +72 +138 -37
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Software Development 199 139 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.089% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 175 136 91
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,375 £30,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%

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 155,849 156,291 185,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.86% 89.54% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,378 129,131 153,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 14 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 22 January 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 +74 189 £50,000 +17.65% 74
UK excluding London +43 179 £50,000 +17.65% 69
South East +40 64 £46,250 +2.78% 19
East of England +41 52 £52,500 +9.38% 23
South West +14 35 £47,500 -2.56% 11
London +8 17 £45,000 - 10
North of England -11 11 £45,000 +42.86% 2
North West +3 10 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands -23 10 £39,750 -0.63% 9
West Midlands -14 9 £30,000 -25.00% 7
Wales - 4 £36,000 - 4
Scotland -36 3 £41,500 -6.74% 1
Yorkshire +27 1 £52,500 +50.00%
East Midlands +1 1 £49,500 +23.75% 2

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Embedded Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Embedded Software Development.

1 161 (80.90%) C
2 151 (75.88%) C++
3 122 (61.31%) Software Engineering
4 78 (39.20%) Embedded C
5 76 (38.19%) Linux
6 70 (35.18%) Degree
7 56 (28.14%) Signal Processing
8 53 (26.63%) Embedded C++
9 51 (25.63%) Embedded Linux
10 49 (24.62%) Electronics
11 41 (20.60%) C#
12 38 (19.10%) Digital Signal Processing
13 33 (16.58%) Wireless
14 31 (15.58%) Bluetooth
15 30 (15.08%) Embedded Systems
16 29 (14.57%) Computer Science
17 25 (12.56%) Manufacturing
17 25 (12.56%) Telecoms
18 24 (12.06%) Python
19 23 (11.56%) Android
19 23 (11.56%) Qt
20 21 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (10.55%) Windows
20 21 (10.55%) MATLAB
21 20 (10.05%) Firmware
21 20 (10.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 18 (9.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
22 18 (9.05%) OOD
23 17 (8.54%) Algorithms
24 16 (8.04%) Validation

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 6 (3.02%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.50%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.58%) Wireless
2 31 (15.58%) Bluetooth
3 14 (7.04%) DVB
4 9 (4.52%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.51%) HTTP
5 3 (1.51%) LAN
5 3 (1.51%) WAN
6 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.50%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.50%) GSM
7 1 (0.50%) LTE
7 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.02%) Subversion
3 5 (2.51%) JIRA
3 5 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.51%) CANoe
4 3 (1.51%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.01%) CodeWarrior
5 2 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.50%) Qt Creator
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (24.62%) Electronics
2 25 (12.56%) Manufacturing
2 25 (12.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.02%) Automotive
3 6 (3.02%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.01%) Military
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 122 (61.31%) Software Engineer
2 120 (60.30%) Embedded Engineer
3 98 (49.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 27 (13.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 22 (11.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 22 (11.06%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 21 (10.55%) Electronics Engineer
7 17 (8.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) Development Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Design Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (6.03%) Software Development Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Electronics Design Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 10 (5.03%) DSP Engineer
13 9 (4.52%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (4.02%) Senior Design Engineer
15 7 (3.52%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.56%) Qt
2 10 (5.03%) .NET
3 9 (4.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 9 (4.52%) POSIX
3 9 (4.52%) STL
4 7 (3.52%) QML
5 5 (2.51%) OpenGL
6 4 (2.01%) D-Bus
6 4 (2.01%) GStreamer
6 4 (2.01%) HEVC
6 4 (2.01%) Web Services
6 4 (2.01%) WPF
7 3 (1.51%) OpenCL
7 3 (1.51%) TensorFlow
7 3 (1.51%) WinForms
8 2 (1.01%) MFC
9 1 (0.50%) DirectX
9 1 (0.50%) HTML
9 1 (0.50%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (0.50%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.08%) Embedded Systems
2 29 (14.57%) Computer Science
3 21 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (10.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 17 (8.54%) Algorithms
6 11 (5.53%) Device Driver
7 8 (4.02%) Digital TV
7 8 (4.02%) IPTV
7 8 (4.02%) VHDL
8 5 (2.51%) CPLD
9 4 (2.01%) ASIC
9 4 (2.01%) BBC
9 4 (2.01%) Media Streaming
9 4 (2.01%) MPEG
9 4 (2.01%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (2.01%) STB
10 3 (1.51%) CUDA
11 2 (1.01%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.01%) Life Science
12 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (38.19%) Linux
2 51 (25.63%) Embedded Linux
3 23 (11.56%) Android
4 21 (10.55%) Windows
5 18 (9.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.51%) Unix
6 3 (1.51%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.50%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (61.31%) Software Engineering
2 56 (28.14%) Signal Processing
3 38 (19.10%) Digital Signal Processing
4 18 (9.05%) OOD
5 16 (8.04%) Validation
6 15 (7.54%) Multithreading
7 13 (6.53%) Mathematics
7 13 (6.53%) Multithreaded Programming
8 12 (6.03%) OO
9 11 (5.53%) OOP
10 10 (5.03%) Open Source
10 10 (5.03%) Prototyping
11 9 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.02%) Schematic Capture
13 7 (3.52%) CAD
13 7 (3.52%) DRM
13 7 (3.52%) Mentoring
14 5 (2.51%) Configuration Management
14 5 (2.51%) Memory Management
14 5 (2.51%) Parallel Processing
Programming Languages
1 161 (80.90%) C
2 151 (75.88%) C++
3 78 (39.20%) Embedded C
4 53 (26.63%) Embedded C++
5 41 (20.60%) C#
6 24 (12.06%) Python
7 21 (10.55%) MATLAB
8 16 (8.04%) Java
9 8 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.52%) Assembly Language
10 7 (3.52%) Perl
11 4 (2.01%) AWK
11 4 (2.01%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.01%) Ada
Qualifications
1 70 (35.18%) Degree
2 11 (5.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (4.52%) HND
4 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.02%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.02%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.51%) MISRA
2 3 (1.51%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.01%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.01%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 20 (10.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (6.53%) EMC
2 11 (5.53%) Dell
2 11 (5.53%) HP
3 4 (2.01%) Apple
3 4 (2.01%) Arqiva
3 4 (2.01%) Broadcom
3 4 (2.01%) BT
3 4 (2.01%) CA
3 4 (2.01%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.51%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (1.51%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.01%) Intel
5 2 (1.01%) Renesas
6 1 (0.50%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.50%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Wind River