Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Development
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1006 1076 1190
Rank change year-on-year +70 +114 -23
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Software Development 186 152 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.089% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 171 162 104
UK median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -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 156707 170358 194395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.22% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123341 141716 159769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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 +90 179 £50,000 +38.89% 10
UK excluding London +85 175 £50,000 +38.89% 9
East of England +37 53 £50,000 +66.67% 5
South East +44 49 £47,500 +31.94% 2
South West +46 32 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Midlands +11 20 £42,500 +18.06% 1
West Midlands +10 16 £42,500 +18.06% 1
North of England -7 15 £45,000 +42.86%
North West -7 13 £45,000 +12.50%
London +29 10 £67,500 +68.75% 1
Wales +25 4 £36,000 +60.00%
East Midlands +13 4 £42,500 +21.43%
Yorkshire +29 2 £48,750 -
Scotland -6 2 £42,500 +19.72%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 136 (73.12%) C
2 113 (60.75%) C++
3 92 (49.46%) Software Engineering
4 77 (41.40%) Embedded C
5 51 (27.42%) Degree
6 48 (25.81%) Bluetooth
7 44 (23.66%) Electronics
8 43 (23.12%) Embedded C++
8 43 (23.12%) C#
9 42 (22.58%) Linux
9 42 (22.58%) Wireless
9 42 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (20.97%) Signal Processing
11 31 (16.67%) Manufacturing
12 27 (14.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 27 (14.52%) Qt
13 26 (13.98%) Embedded Linux
14 24 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (12.90%) Firmware
15 23 (12.37%) Digital Signal Processing
16 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
16 22 (11.83%) Windows
17 21 (11.29%) Python
17 21 (11.29%) OOD
18 20 (10.75%) Embedded Systems
19 19 (10.22%) Telecoms
19 19 (10.22%) OOP
19 19 (10.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 19 (10.22%) EMC
20 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management

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 8 (4.30%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (1.08%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.81%) Bluetooth
2 42 (22.58%) Wireless
3 24 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (8.60%) 802.11
5 11 (5.91%) Ethernet
6 8 (4.30%) HTTP
7 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.23%) ZigBee
9 4 (2.15%) Internet
9 4 (2.15%) IPv6
9 4 (2.15%) Profibus
9 4 (2.15%) Z-Wave
10 3 (1.61%) 3G
10 3 (1.61%) GSM
11 2 (1.08%) 2G
11 2 (1.08%) LAN
11 2 (1.08%) WAN
12 1 (0.54%) LTE
12 1 (0.54%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.69%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.69%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.15%) Subversion
4 2 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (1.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.08%) Qt Creator
4 2 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.54%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (23.66%) Electronics
2 31 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 19 (10.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.15%) Automotive
5 3 (1.61%) Finance
5 3 (1.61%) Military
6 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (56.45%) Embedded Engineer
2 88 (47.31%) Software Engineer
3 70 (37.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 25 (13.44%) Electronics Engineer
5 24 (12.90%) Senior Software Engineer
6 21 (11.29%) Embedded C Engineer
7 20 (10.75%) C++ Software Engineer
8 19 (10.22%) DSP Engineer
8 19 (10.22%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 19 (10.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (9.14%) Design Engineer
10 16 (8.60%) Audio DSP Engineer
10 16 (8.60%) Audio Engineer
11 15 (8.06%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 14 (7.53%) Senior Electronics Engineer
12 14 (7.53%) Wireless Engineer
13 13 (6.99%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (6.45%) Electronics Design Engineer
15 11 (5.91%) Senior Design Engineer
16 10 (5.38%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.52%) Qt
2 16 (8.60%) 802.1X
3 15 (8.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 15 (8.06%) POSIX
3 15 (8.06%) STL
4 10 (5.38%) QML
5 5 (2.69%) Web Services
6 3 (1.61%) .NET
6 3 (1.61%) .NET Compact Framework
6 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.61%) HTML
6 3 (1.61%) MFC
7 1 (0.54%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (14.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (10.75%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.38%) VHDL
5 7 (3.76%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.76%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.69%) CPLD
7 4 (2.15%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.15%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.61%) ASIC
8 3 (1.61%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.08%) Smart City
9 2 (1.08%) User Experience
10 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.58%) Linux
2 26 (13.98%) Embedded Linux
3 22 (11.83%) Windows
4 19 (10.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 13 (6.99%) Android
6 7 (3.76%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (49.46%) Software Engineering
2 39 (20.97%) Signal Processing
3 23 (12.37%) Digital Signal Processing
4 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
5 21 (11.29%) OOD
6 19 (10.22%) OOP
7 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
8 16 (8.60%) Multithreading
8 16 (8.60%) Scenario Testing
9 15 (8.06%) Multithreaded Programming
9 15 (8.06%) Validation
10 13 (6.99%) Software Architecture
11 12 (6.45%) Schematic Capture
12 11 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.91%) Prototyping
13 10 (5.38%) CAD
14 8 (4.30%) Parallel Processing
14 8 (4.30%) UML
15 7 (3.76%) Device Driver Development
15 7 (3.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 136 (73.12%) C
2 113 (60.75%) C++
3 77 (41.40%) Embedded C
4 43 (23.12%) C#
4 43 (23.12%) Embedded C++
5 21 (11.29%) Python
6 17 (9.14%) MATLAB
7 12 (6.45%) Java
8 8 (4.30%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.15%) Pascal
10 2 (1.08%) AWK
10 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.08%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (27.42%) Degree
2 10 (5.38%) HND
3 5 (2.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.08%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.54%) HNC
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) ISO 13485
2 4 (2.15%) MISRA
3 3 (1.61%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.08%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (12.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (10.22%) EMC
2 3 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
2 3 (1.61%) Xilinx
3 2 (1.08%) Dell
3 2 (1.08%) HP
4 1 (0.54%) Altera
4 1 (0.54%) Freescale
4 1 (0.54%) Green Hills
4 1 (0.54%) IBM
4 1 (0.54%) Wind River