Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Development
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1001 1050 1193
Rank change year-on-year +49 +143 -69
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Software Development 193 148 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.089% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 174 147 105
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%

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 161555 165982 191669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 128029 137602 158590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +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 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Development in the UK

Embedded Software Development
Top 13 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 14 December 2017. 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 +63 184 £50,000 +23.46% 22
UK excluding London +63 178 £50,000 +25.00% 22
South East +63 60 £47,500 +13.77% 2
East of England +52 52 £52,500 +64.06% 11
South West +28 28 £47,500 -20.83% 5
Midlands -4 16 £42,500 +13.33% 1
London +5 14 £42,500 -5.56% 2
North West -4 14 £45,000 +9.09% 1
North of England -14 14 £45,000 +42.86% 1
West Midlands -17 13 £42,500 +18.06% 1
Wales +20 6 £37,077 +64.79% 1
East Midlands -4 3 £42,500 +18.06%
Scotland -17 2 £41,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, 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.

1 146 (75.65%) C
2 140 (72.54%) C++
3 108 (55.96%) Software Engineering
4 79 (40.93%) Embedded C
5 66 (34.20%) Linux
6 62 (32.12%) Degree
7 59 (30.57%) Signal Processing
8 58 (30.05%) Embedded C++
9 48 (24.87%) C#
9 48 (24.87%) Embedded Linux
10 46 (23.83%) Electronics
11 38 (19.69%) Bluetooth
11 38 (19.69%) Digital Signal Processing
12 33 (17.10%) Qt
12 33 (17.10%) Wireless
13 30 (15.54%) Manufacturing
13 30 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (14.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 27 (13.99%) Python
16 25 (12.95%) Firmware
17 24 (12.44%) Windows
18 22 (11.40%) Telecoms
19 21 (10.88%) Multithreading
19 21 (10.88%) Android
19 21 (10.88%) Embedded Systems
20 20 (10.36%) Computer Science
20 20 (10.36%) OOD
20 20 (10.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
21 19 (9.84%) MATLAB
21 19 (9.84%) 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 9 (4.66%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.04%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.69%) Bluetooth
2 33 (17.10%) Wireless
3 8 (4.15%) DVB
3 8 (4.15%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.07%) HTTP
5 4 (2.07%) Profibus
6 3 (1.55%) GSM
7 2 (1.04%) 2G
7 2 (1.04%) 3G
7 2 (1.04%) 802.11
7 2 (1.04%) LAN
7 2 (1.04%) WAN
7 2 (1.04%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.52%) LTE
Development Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.63%) Subversion
3 5 (2.59%) JIRA
3 5 (2.59%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.04%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.04%) Qt Creator
4 2 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (23.83%) Electronics
2 30 (15.54%) Manufacturing
3 22 (11.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.07%) Automotive
4 4 (2.07%) Military
4 4 (2.07%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.55%) Finance
6 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 114 (59.07%) Embedded Engineer
2 109 (56.48%) Software Engineer
3 88 (45.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (14.51%) C++ Software Engineer
5 24 (12.44%) Electronics Engineer
5 24 (12.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 24 (12.44%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 19 (9.84%) Senior Software Engineer
7 16 (8.29%) Design Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) Senior Electronics Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Development Engineer
10 10 (5.18%) Software Development Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) DSP Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Firmware Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Senior Design Engineer
11 9 (4.66%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.10%) Qt
2 15 (7.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (7.77%) POSIX
2 15 (7.77%) STL
3 11 (5.70%) QML
4 6 (3.11%) .NET
5 5 (2.59%) OpenGL
5 5 (2.59%) Web Services
6 4 (2.07%) D-Bus
6 4 (2.07%) GStreamer
6 4 (2.07%) HEVC
7 3 (1.55%) MFC
8 2 (1.04%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.04%) OpenCL
8 2 (1.04%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.52%) DirectX
9 1 (0.52%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (0.52%) Vulkan
9 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (14.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 21 (10.88%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (10.36%) Computer Science
5 14 (7.25%) Algorithms
6 11 (5.70%) Device Driver
7 10 (5.18%) VHDL
8 5 (2.59%) CPLD
8 5 (2.59%) Digital TV
8 5 (2.59%) IPTV
8 5 (2.59%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (2.07%) BBC
9 4 (2.07%) Media Streaming
9 4 (2.07%) MPEG
9 4 (2.07%) STB
10 3 (1.55%) ASIC
11 2 (1.04%) CUDA
11 2 (1.04%) Life Science
11 2 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (34.20%) Linux
2 48 (24.87%) Embedded Linux
3 24 (12.44%) Windows
4 21 (10.88%) Android
5 20 (10.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 7 (3.63%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.52%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (55.96%) Software Engineering
2 59 (30.57%) Signal Processing
3 38 (19.69%) Digital Signal Processing
4 21 (10.88%) Multithreading
5 20 (10.36%) OOD
6 19 (9.84%) Multithreaded Programming
6 19 (9.84%) Validation
7 18 (9.33%) OOP
8 14 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.70%) CAD
9 11 (5.70%) Schematic Capture
10 10 (5.18%) Open Source
10 10 (5.18%) Prototyping
11 8 (4.15%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.63%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.63%) DRM
12 7 (3.63%) Mathematics
12 7 (3.63%) OO
13 6 (3.11%) Device Driver Development
14 5 (2.59%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 146 (75.65%) C
2 140 (72.54%) C++
3 79 (40.93%) Embedded C
4 58 (30.05%) Embedded C++
5 48 (24.87%) C#
6 27 (13.99%) Python
7 19 (9.84%) MATLAB
8 14 (7.25%) Java
9 8 (4.15%) Assembly Language
10 7 (3.63%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.07%) Pascal
13 3 (1.55%) AWK
13 3 (1.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (32.12%) Degree
2 10 (5.18%) HND
3 6 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.52%) HNC
5 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) ISO 13485
2 4 (2.07%) MISRA
3 3 (1.55%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.04%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 25 (12.95%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (8.29%) EMC
2 8 (4.15%) Dell
2 8 (4.15%) HP
3 4 (2.07%) Apple
3 4 (2.07%) Arqiva
3 4 (2.07%) Broadcom
3 4 (2.07%) BT
3 4 (2.07%) CA
3 4 (2.07%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.55%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (1.55%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.52%) Green Hills
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) Wind River