Period
to 22 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 558 616 648
Rank change year-on-year +58 +32 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 208 463 553
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 139 384 478
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £39,500 £33,750 £31,775
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 60,915 120,517 145,694
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.58% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 49,425 97,597 117,937
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +46 197 £50,000 +11.11% 124
England +41 186 £50,000 +11.11% 124
South East +72 68 £50,000 +11.11% 30
Midlands +73 43 £50,000 +14.29% 25
North of England +98 38 £50,000 - 21
West Midlands +48 32 £57,500 +35.29% 10
Yorkshire +53 25 £51,250 +2.50% 9
South West -15 22 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Work from Home - 14 £52,500 - 12
Scotland +53 12 £44,000 -16.19% 8
East Midlands +66 11 £46,250 -19.57% 15
London +163 9 £57,500 +9.52% 13
North West +78 9 £45,000 +9.09% 12
Northern Ireland - 7 £50,000 - 2
East of England +79 6 £50,000 - 18
North East - 4 £43,000 -
Wales +47 1 £50,000 +17.65% 4

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 167 (80.29%) C
3 152 (73.08%) C++
4 92 (44.23%) Embedded C
5 89 (42.79%) Linux
6 53 (25.48%) Electronics
7 50 (24.04%) Degree
8 43 (20.67%) Ethernet
9 41 (19.71%) Embedded C++
10 38 (18.27%) UML
11 34 (16.35%) Embedded Systems
12 32 (15.38%) Computer Science
12 32 (15.38%) C#
13 30 (14.42%) Embedded Linux
13 30 (14.42%) Python
13 30 (14.42%) Device Driver
13 30 (14.42%) Wireless
14 29 (13.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 28 (13.46%) Visual Studio
16 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (12.02%) Eclipse
17 25 (12.02%) TCP/IP
18 24 (11.54%) Bluetooth
19 23 (11.06%) Manufacturing
19 23 (11.06%) Firmware
20 22 (10.58%) Embedded Software Development
21 21 (10.10%) Automotive
21 21 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
21 21 (10.10%) HTML
22 19 (9.13%) Test Automation

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 7 (3.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.67%) Ethernet
2 30 (14.42%) Wireless
3 25 (12.02%) TCP/IP
4 24 (11.54%) Bluetooth
5 21 (10.10%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (7.21%) MQTT
7 14 (6.73%) Network Security
8 10 (4.81%) RS-485
9 8 (3.85%) RS-232
9 8 (3.85%) ZigBee
10 7 (3.37%) Modbus
11 6 (2.88%) 4G
11 6 (2.88%) 5G
11 6 (2.88%) Software-Defined Radio
12 3 (1.44%) 3G
12 3 (1.44%) FlexRay
12 3 (1.44%) Profibus
12 3 (1.44%) Z-Wave
13 2 (0.96%) DHCP
13 2 (0.96%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 25 (12.02%) Eclipse
3 12 (5.77%) JIRA
4 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.92%) Subversion
6 3 (1.44%) GCC
7 1 (0.48%) GDB
General
1 53 (25.48%) Electronics
2 23 (11.06%) Manufacturing
3 21 (10.10%) Automotive
4 18 (8.65%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.69%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.10%) HTML
2 18 (8.65%) CSS
3 17 (8.17%) .NET
4 7 (3.37%) Qt
5 5 (2.40%) Yocto
6 4 (1.92%) POSIX
7 3 (1.44%) WPF
8 1 (0.48%) Android NDK
8 1 (0.48%) Flash
8 1 (0.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Embedded Systems
2 30 (14.42%) Device Driver
3 29 (13.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 16 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.85%) VHDL
6 6 (2.88%) User Experience
7 5 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.92%) Industry 4.0
8 4 (1.92%) SIMD
8 4 (1.92%) Smart City
9 3 (1.44%) Analogue Electronics
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.96%) Life Science
10 2 (0.96%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (0.96%) Robotics
10 2 (0.96%) Smart Energy
10 2 (0.96%) STB
10 2 (0.96%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 89 (42.79%) Linux
2 30 (14.42%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (4.81%) Windows
4 7 (3.37%) Android
5 6 (2.88%) Unix
6 5 (2.40%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (1.92%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.48%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (18.27%) UML
3 32 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 27 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (10.58%) Embedded Software Development
6 19 (9.13%) Test Automation
7 18 (8.65%) Device Driver Development
7 18 (8.65%) Unit Testing
8 17 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (6.73%) Mathematics
10 13 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
10 13 (6.25%) Signal Processing
11 12 (5.77%) Cryptography
12 11 (5.29%) Multithreading
13 10 (4.81%) Configuration Management
13 10 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (4.81%) OO
13 10 (4.81%) TDD
13 10 (4.81%) Technical Leadership
14 9 (4.33%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 167 (80.29%) C
2 152 (73.08%) C++
3 92 (44.23%) Embedded C
4 41 (19.71%) Embedded C++
5 32 (15.38%) C#
6 30 (14.42%) Python
7 11 (5.29%) Java
8 7 (3.37%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.44%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.44%) Go
9 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.44%) Perl
9 3 (1.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 50 (24.04%) Degree
2 16 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 16 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) ISO 26262
2 6 (2.88%) MISRA
2 6 (2.88%) QA
3 5 (2.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.96%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (11.06%) Firmware
2 3 (1.44%) Docker
3 2 (0.96%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (1.92%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
1 3 (1.44%) Broadcom
2 2 (0.96%) Intel
3 1 (0.48%) Apple
3 1 (0.48%) Dell
3 1 (0.48%) EMC
3 1 (0.48%) QNX