Period
to 14 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 640 624 583
Rank change year-on-year -16 -41 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 211 382 640
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 142 312 492
10th Percentile £36,500 £33,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -10.00%
75th Percentile £58,438 £56,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 77,560 107,892 143,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 95.38% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61,019 87,607 115,290
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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
UK excluding London -15 186 £47,500 -5.00% 184
England -8 181 £50,000 +5.26% 165
Midlands +26 50 £45,000 - 40
South East +3 46 £46,250 -2.63% 37
North of England +57 40 £50,000 - 29
West Midlands +12 39 £45,000 +2.27% 26
Work from Home - 37 £53,750 - 24
Yorkshire +13 24 £52,500 +5.00% 17
South West -29 18 £50,000 - 25
London +105 16 £60,000 +4.35% 6
Scotland +13 16 £42,500 -15.00% 20
North West +47 15 £45,000 -5.26% 11
East Midlands +25 11 £51,250 +7.89% 14
East of England +34 10 £53,750 +7.50% 29
Northern Ireland +6 5 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Wales +38 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 206 (97.63%) Software Engineering
2 163 (77.25%) C++
3 162 (76.78%) C
4 115 (54.50%) Linux
5 74 (35.07%) Embedded C
6 63 (29.86%) Embedded Linux
7 56 (26.54%) Electronics
8 53 (25.12%) Degree
9 48 (22.75%) Computer Science
10 44 (20.85%) Embedded C++
11 38 (18.01%) Ethernet
12 36 (17.06%) TCP/IP
12 36 (17.06%) Device Driver
13 35 (16.59%) Wireless
13 35 (16.59%) Bluetooth
13 35 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (16.59%) Embedded Systems
14 33 (15.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 33 (15.64%) Python
15 31 (14.69%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (14.22%) Firmware
17 29 (13.74%) C#
18 27 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
19 23 (10.90%) Manufacturing
19 23 (10.90%) Multithreading
20 22 (10.43%) UML
20 22 (10.43%) Visual Studio
20 22 (10.43%) MQTT
21 20 (9.48%) Embedded Software Development
21 20 (9.48%) Device Driver Development

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 3 (1.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon Alexa
2 3 (1.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.01%) Ethernet
2 36 (17.06%) TCP/IP
3 35 (16.59%) Bluetooth
3 35 (16.59%) Wireless
4 31 (14.69%) Wi-Fi
5 22 (10.43%) MQTT
6 16 (7.58%) ZigBee
7 8 (3.79%) Broadband
8 7 (3.32%) 5G
8 7 (3.32%) Software-Defined Radio
9 6 (2.84%) 4G
9 6 (2.84%) FlexRay
9 6 (2.84%) Modbus
10 5 (2.37%) Profibus
10 5 (2.37%) Z-Wave
11 3 (1.42%) RS-485
12 2 (0.95%) RFID
13 1 (0.47%) 3G
13 1 (0.47%) HTTP
13 1 (0.47%) Internet
Development Applications
1 22 (10.43%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 17 (8.06%) JIRA
3 16 (7.58%) Eclipse
4 12 (5.69%) Subversion
5 5 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (2.37%) TestRail
6 2 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.47%) CMake
7 1 (0.47%) GDB
7 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (26.54%) Electronics
2 23 (10.90%) Manufacturing
3 18 (8.53%) Aerospace
4 15 (7.11%) Automotive
5 11 (5.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.37%) Games
6 5 (2.37%) Law
6 5 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.90%) Finance
7 4 (1.90%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.06%) HTML
2 15 (7.11%) CSS
3 13 (6.16%) Yocto
4 7 (3.32%) .NET
5 6 (2.84%) POSIX
6 5 (2.37%) Qt
7 4 (1.90%) WPF
8 3 (1.42%) Middleware
9 2 (0.95%) Kafka
10 1 (0.47%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.06%) Device Driver
2 35 (16.59%) Embedded Systems
3 33 (15.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 18 (8.53%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.74%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.84%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.84%) VHDL
8 4 (1.90%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.90%) Smart Home
9 3 (1.42%) STB
10 2 (0.95%) Analogue Electronics
10 2 (0.95%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.95%) Life Science
10 2 (0.95%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (0.95%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.95%) SystemC
10 2 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (54.50%) Linux
2 63 (29.86%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (6.64%) Unix
3 14 (6.64%) Windows
4 13 (6.16%) Android
5 8 (3.79%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (97.63%) Software Engineering
2 48 (22.75%) Computer Science
3 35 (16.59%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (10.90%) Multithreading
6 22 (10.43%) UML
7 20 (9.48%) Device Driver Development
7 20 (9.48%) Embedded Software Development
7 20 (9.48%) Requirements Gathering
8 17 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 17 (8.06%) TDD
9 16 (7.58%) Mathematics
10 15 (7.11%) Scrum
10 15 (7.11%) Unit Testing
11 13 (6.16%) OO
11 13 (6.16%) Product Requirements
11 13 (6.16%) Test Automation
12 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.69%) SDLC
13 11 (5.21%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 163 (77.25%) C++
2 162 (76.78%) C
3 74 (35.07%) Embedded C
4 44 (20.85%) Embedded C++
5 33 (15.64%) Python
6 29 (13.74%) C#
7 17 (8.06%) Java
8 6 (2.84%) Perl
8 6 (2.84%) Ruby
9 4 (1.90%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.42%) Go
10 3 (1.42%) Rust
11 1 (0.47%) Haskell
11 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 53 (25.12%) Degree
2 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
2 15 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.95%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.79%) ISO 26262
3 5 (2.37%) MISRA
4 4 (1.90%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.47%) JTAG
System Software
1 30 (14.22%) Firmware
2 9 (4.27%) Docker
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.90%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (2.84%) EMC
2 4 (1.90%) Google
3 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
3 3 (1.42%) Broadcom
4 1 (0.47%) Atmel
4 1 (0.47%) Facebook
4 1 (0.47%) Intel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.47%) QNX
4 1 (0.47%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.47%) YouTube