Period
to 22 May 2019

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 646 675
Rank change year-on-year +63 +29 +213
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 596 629 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 454 494 473
UK median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -

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 138,564 165,582 163,071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.42% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 109,968 134,850 134,942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,463 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 16 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 22 May 2019. 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 +56 564 £45,000 -10.00% 263
UK excluding London +14 526 £45,000 -5.26% 277
South East +21 136 £45,000 -5.26% 73
Midlands +92 113 £45,000 -2.70% 28
East of England -11 94 £50,000 -9.09% 70
North of England +75 78 £45,000 +5.88% 40
South West -16 75 £45,000 -8.63% 39
London +120 67 £47,500 -5.00% 14
West Midlands +52 59 £46,250 +2.78% 18
East Midlands +71 54 £42,750 -13.64% 10
North West +38 39 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Yorkshire +26 38 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Scotland +6 18 £37,750 -11.18% 16
Wales +20 10 £50,000 +81.82% 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £57,500 - 3
North East +19 1 - - 11

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, Embedded Software Engineer job roles required the following IT 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.

1 596 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 514 (86.24%) C
3 449 (75.34%) C++
4 310 (52.01%) Degree
5 248 (41.61%) Linux
6 173 (29.03%) Embedded C
7 161 (27.01%) Electronics
8 159 (26.68%) Embedded Systems
9 146 (24.50%) Computer Science
10 138 (23.15%) Python
11 124 (20.81%) Firmware
12 91 (15.27%) C#
13 88 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (12.75%) Embedded Linux
15 72 (12.08%) TCP/IP
16 68 (11.41%) Security Cleared
16 68 (11.41%) UML
17 67 (11.24%) Embedded C++
18 64 (10.74%) FreeRTOS
19 62 (10.40%) Java
19 62 (10.40%) Embedded Software Development
20 61 (10.23%) SC Cleared
21 57 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
22 56 (9.40%) Wireless
23 54 (9.06%) Test Automation
24 53 (8.89%) Android
25 52 (8.72%) Configuration Management
25 52 (8.72%) Algorithms
26 51 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
27 50 (8.39%) CAN bus

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 14 (2.35%) Confluence
2 8 (1.34%) Apache
3 1 (0.17%) lighttpd
Applications
1 12 (2.01%) Simulink
2 5 (0.84%) Stateflow
2 5 (0.84%) TargetLink
3 4 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.34%) GitHub
2 5 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.08%) TCP/IP
2 56 (9.40%) Wireless
3 43 (7.21%) Bluetooth
3 43 (7.21%) RS-485
4 37 (6.21%) Modbus
5 24 (4.03%) RS-232
6 23 (3.86%) Ethernet
7 22 (3.69%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (2.52%) MQTT
9 14 (2.35%) Internet
10 9 (1.51%) Profibus
11 8 (1.34%) GSM
11 8 (1.34%) Network Security
12 7 (1.17%) RFID
13 5 (0.84%) RS-422
14 4 (0.67%) RTP
15 3 (0.50%) FlexRay
15 3 (0.50%) SNMP
15 3 (0.50%) VoIP
16 2 (0.34%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.84%) MySQL
1 5 (0.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.70%) Rational DOORS
3 31 (5.20%) Visual Studio
4 29 (4.87%) Maven
5 27 (4.53%) Robot Framework
6 23 (3.86%) GCC
7 20 (3.36%) JIRA
8 16 (2.68%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.35%) Subversion
10 12 (2.01%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.85%) Selenium
12 7 (1.17%) Ant
12 7 (1.17%) Apache Ivy
13 4 (0.67%) CANoe
13 4 (0.67%) Rational Rhapsody
14 3 (0.50%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.50%) TortoiseSVN
15 1 (0.17%) GitLab
15 1 (0.17%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 161 (27.01%) Electronics
2 49 (8.22%) Automotive
3 31 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.69%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.85%) Aerospace
6 16 (2.68%) Marketing
7 10 (1.68%) Games
8 5 (0.84%) Finance
8 5 (0.84%) Military
9 4 (0.67%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Avionics
10 3 (0.50%) Retail
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.69%) Spring
2 21 (3.52%) Qt
2 21 (3.52%) Yocto
3 16 (2.68%) JSON
4 14 (2.35%) Flash
5 13 (2.18%) AngularJS
5 13 (2.18%) COM
6 11 (1.85%) HTML
7 9 (1.51%) HTML5
7 9 (1.51%) Node.js
7 9 (1.51%) Web Services
8 8 (1.34%) RESTful
9 7 (1.17%) .NET
9 7 (1.17%) QML
10 6 (1.01%) CSS
10 6 (1.01%) REST
11 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.84%) Middleware
11 5 (0.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 159 (26.68%) Embedded Systems
2 52 (8.72%) Algorithms
3 51 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (8.39%) CAN bus
5 45 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
6 35 (5.87%) Device Driver
7 34 (5.70%) VHDL
8 20 (3.36%) User Experience
9 17 (2.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 14 (2.35%) Cyberattack
11 12 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.68%) Robotics
13 9 (1.51%) Internet of Things
14 8 (1.34%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.17%) Life Science
16 5 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
17 4 (0.67%) Raspberry Pi
18 3 (0.50%) Smart City
18 3 (0.50%) Smart Meter
19 2 (0.34%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 248 (41.61%) Linux
2 76 (12.75%) Embedded Linux
3 64 (10.74%) FreeRTOS
4 53 (8.89%) Android
5 46 (7.72%) Windows
6 36 (6.04%) Unix
7 29 (4.87%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.34%) VxWorks
9 7 (1.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.50%) SafeRTOS
11 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 146 (24.50%) Computer Science
3 88 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (11.41%) UML
5 62 (10.40%) Embedded Software Development
6 57 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
7 54 (9.06%) Test Automation
8 52 (8.72%) Configuration Management
9 48 (8.05%) Validation
10 42 (7.05%) Unit Testing
11 34 (5.70%) Mathematics
12 33 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (5.54%) OO
13 31 (5.20%) SDLC
14 29 (4.87%) Scrum
15 28 (4.70%) Software Architecture
16 27 (4.53%) Defect Tracking
16 27 (4.53%) Enterprise Architecture
17 24 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
18 22 (3.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 514 (86.24%) C
2 449 (75.34%) C++
3 173 (29.03%) Embedded C
4 138 (23.15%) Python
5 91 (15.27%) C#
6 67 (11.24%) Embedded C++
7 62 (10.40%) Java
8 43 (7.21%) JavaScript
9 31 (5.20%) Bash Shell
10 27 (4.53%) Assembly Language
11 17 (2.85%) SQL
12 10 (1.68%) Ruby
13 9 (1.51%) MATLAB
14 8 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.17%) Perl
15 7 (1.17%) PHP
16 6 (1.01%) XAML
17 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 310 (52.01%) Degree
2 68 (11.41%) Security Cleared
3 61 (10.23%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.50%) CIPD
5 3 (0.50%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.85%) MISRA
2 7 (1.17%) ISO 13485
3 6 (1.01%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.67%) IEC 62304
4 4 (0.67%) ISO 26262
4 4 (0.67%) QA
5 3 (0.50%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) JTAG
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 124 (20.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (4.53%) SELinux
Vendors
1 28 (4.70%) Microsoft
2 17 (2.85%) Xilinx
3 13 (2.18%) Freescale
4 9 (1.51%) EMC
4 9 (1.51%) Motorola
5 8 (1.34%) Oracle
6 7 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.84%) Atmel
7 5 (0.84%) BT
7 5 (0.84%) Lauterbach
7 5 (0.84%) MathWorks
8 4 (0.67%) Altera
8 4 (0.67%) MKS
9 2 (0.34%) QNX
10 1 (0.17%) ATG
10 1 (0.17%) Intel
10 1 (0.17%) SAP