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The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 640 740 560
Rank change year-on-year +100 -180 +114
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 706 276 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 141 209 155
10th Percentile £37,888 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,750 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £54,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +13.68% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 154,129 105,398 59,022
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 83,523 74,437 48,237
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,200 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% - +5.56%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer over the 6 months to 14 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +146 668 £60,000 +14.29% 132
UK excluding London +160 615 £60,000 +20.00% 131
South East +228 451 £60,000 +14.29% 34
Work from Home -176 157 £55,000 - 44
Midlands -41 56 £50,000 +33.33% 18
East of England -12 55 £65,000 +8.33% 35
London -167 39 £65,000 -7.14% 9
East Midlands +16 38 £55,000 - 4
North of England -70 35 £52,500 -4.55% 19
South West -52 25 £60,000 +29.73% 17
Yorkshire -29 24 £52,500 -4.55% 9
West Midlands -76 18 £50,000 +33.33% 14
North West -63 8 £53,750 -2.27% 9
Scotland -53 7 £62,500 +31.58% 7
North East - 3 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -11 1 £70,000 +55.56%
Wales - 1 £55,000 - 1

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, Embedded Software Engineer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 706 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 596 (84.42%) C
3 538 (76.20%) C++
4 515 (72.95%) Degree
5 490 (69.41%) Linux
6 394 (55.81%) Unit Testing
7 385 (54.53%) Signal Processing
8 379 (53.68%) Software Testing
9 358 (50.71%) TCP/IP
10 351 (49.72%) Digital Signal Processing
11 343 (48.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 336 (47.59%) Functional Testing
13 334 (47.31%) HTTP
14 329 (46.60%) Project Planning
14 329 (46.60%) Protocol Buffers
15 320 (45.33%) Electronics
16 162 (22.95%) Computer Science
17 160 (22.66%) Agile
18 155 (21.95%) Python
19 95 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
20 86 (12.18%) Embedded C
21 85 (12.04%) Git (software)
22 83 (11.76%) Scrum
23 75 (10.62%) Embedded Linux
24 74 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
25 72 (10.20%) Firmware
26 66 (9.35%) MATLAB
27 65 (9.21%) JIRA
28 64 (9.07%) Test Automation
29 57 (8.07%) Algorithms

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
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 30 (4.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (6.80%) Simulink
2 16 (2.27%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.57%) AWS IoT
1 4 (0.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 358 (50.71%) TCP/IP
2 334 (47.31%) HTTP
3 55 (7.79%) Wireless
4 31 (4.39%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (2.97%) MQTT
6 18 (2.55%) Bluetooth
6 18 (2.55%) Modbus
7 15 (2.12%) J1939
8 14 (1.98%) Broadband
9 13 (1.84%) RS-232
10 10 (1.42%) 5G
10 10 (1.42%) IPv4
10 10 (1.42%) IPv6
10 10 (1.42%) SpaceWire
11 9 (1.27%) UWB
12 7 (0.99%) Software-Defined Radio
12 7 (0.99%) TDMA
13 6 (0.85%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.71%) PPP
15 4 (0.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 85 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 65 (9.21%) JIRA
3 49 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 35 (4.96%) Bitbucket
5 30 (4.25%) ClearCase
6 27 (3.82%) Rational DOORS
7 25 (3.54%) GDB
8 24 (3.40%) GCC
9 22 (3.12%) GoogleTest
10 19 (2.69%) TestRail
11 15 (2.12%) CppUnit
11 15 (2.12%) JUnit
11 15 (2.12%) Plastic SCM
12 14 (1.98%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.70%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.56%) Cucumber
15 10 (1.42%) TeamCity
16 7 (0.99%) Subversion
17 5 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
17 5 (0.71%) Valgrind
General
1 343 (48.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 320 (45.33%) Electronics
3 48 (6.80%) Social Skills
4 47 (6.66%) Automotive
5 28 (3.97%) Marketing
6 27 (3.82%) Manufacturing
7 24 (3.40%) Finance
8 23 (3.26%) Aerospace
9 16 (2.27%) Public Sector
10 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (1.27%) Aviation
12 9 (1.27%) Legal
12 9 (1.27%) Wearables
13 7 (0.99%) Games
13 7 (0.99%) Military
14 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Agriculture
15 1 (0.14%) Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (46.60%) Protocol Buffers
2 25 (3.54%) Yocto
3 20 (2.83%) HTML
4 18 (2.55%) Qt
5 17 (2.41%) React
6 13 (1.84%) HTML5
6 13 (1.84%) Redux
7 12 (1.70%) JSON
8 11 (1.56%) Gherkin
8 11 (1.56%) REST
9 9 (1.27%) Flash
10 8 (1.13%) MFC
11 7 (0.99%) CSS
11 7 (0.99%) XML
12 6 (0.85%) eBPF
13 5 (0.71%) Web Services
14 4 (0.57%) Android NDK
14 4 (0.57%) Android SDK
14 4 (0.57%) OpenCV
14 4 (0.57%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
2 57 (8.07%) Algorithms
3 38 (5.38%) Device Driver
4 37 (5.24%) FPGA
4 37 (5.24%) IoT
5 35 (4.96%) ARM Cortex
6 26 (3.68%) VHDL
7 19 (2.69%) Robotics
8 14 (1.98%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.84%) Cyber Defence
9 13 (1.84%) Cyberattack
9 13 (1.84%) GNSS
9 13 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.70%) Verilog
11 11 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 7 (0.99%) MicroBlaze
12 7 (0.99%) RISC-V
12 7 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
12 7 (0.99%) Wiki
13 6 (0.85%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 490 (69.41%) Linux
2 75 (10.62%) Embedded Linux
3 35 (4.96%) Windows
4 16 (2.27%) FreeRTOS
5 12 (1.70%) Android
5 12 (1.70%) Unix
6 5 (0.71%) Debian
7 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.28%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.14%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 394 (55.81%) Unit Testing
3 385 (54.53%) Signal Processing
4 379 (53.68%) Software Testing
5 351 (49.72%) Digital Signal Processing
6 336 (47.59%) Functional Testing
7 329 (46.60%) Project Planning
8 162 (22.95%) Computer Science
9 160 (22.66%) Agile
10 83 (11.76%) Scrum
11 74 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
12 64 (9.07%) Test Automation
13 51 (7.22%) Mentoring
14 48 (6.80%) Storyboarding
15 47 (6.66%) UML
16 44 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (5.52%) Quality Management
18 38 (5.38%) OO
19 37 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
20 35 (4.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 596 (84.42%) C
2 538 (76.20%) C++
3 155 (21.95%) Python
4 86 (12.18%) Embedded C
5 66 (9.35%) MATLAB
6 52 (7.37%) Java
7 42 (5.95%) C#
8 32 (4.53%) Embedded C++
9 21 (2.97%) Perl
10 15 (2.12%) Assembly Language
11 11 (1.56%) Bash
12 9 (1.27%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.71%) Rust
13 5 (0.71%) SystemVerilog
14 2 (0.28%) PHP
14 2 (0.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 515 (72.95%) Degree
2 34 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.26%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.83%) HND
4 20 (2.83%) Master's Degree
5 16 (2.27%) PhD
5 16 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.12%) Postgraduate
7 11 (1.56%) AAT
8 7 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.71%) HNC
10 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.40%) MISRA
2 23 (3.26%) ISO 26262
3 17 (2.41%) Automotive SPICE
4 15 (2.12%) AUTOSAR
5 13 (1.84%) DO-178B
6 12 (1.70%) JTAG
7 8 (1.13%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.99%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.99%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.71%) Def Stans
9 5 (0.71%) QA
10 4 (0.57%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 72 (10.20%) Firmware
2 43 (6.09%) Embedded Firmware
3 16 (2.27%) Docker
4 13 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 22 (3.12%) Google
2 20 (2.83%) IBM
3 15 (2.12%) Lauterbach
3 15 (2.12%) Perforce
4 14 (1.98%) Siemens
5 9 (1.27%) BT
6 7 (0.99%) QinetiQ
6 7 (0.99%) Xilinx
7 6 (0.85%) Facebook
8 3 (0.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.42%) SAP
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle
10 1 (0.14%) Sparx