Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 738 882
Rank change year-on-year +101 +144 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 618 518 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 534 475 385
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.10% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £34,650 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 15 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 November 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 +84 576 £47,500 +13.10% 59
UK excluding London +83 557 £45,000 +12.50% 63
East of England +101 199 £52,500 +12.90% 20
South East +55 158 £50,000 +25.00% 9
South West +26 76 £40,000 -11.11% 14
London +2 56 £50,000 +4.71% 4
Midlands -5 48 £40,000 +11.11% 5
North of England -34 40 £43,000 +7.50% 7
Scotland -3 35 £45,000 +10.43% 6
West Midlands -22 32 £41,000 +13.89% 2
North West -13 18 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +2 17 £42,500 -5.56% 3
East Midlands +17 16 £40,000 +11.11% 3
North East -9 5 £35,000 +11.11%
Wales +13 2 £45,000 +2.86% 2

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Embedded Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 611 (98.87%) Software Engineering
2 531 (85.92%) C
3 470 (76.05%) C++
4 305 (49.35%) Embedded C
5 304 (49.19%) Linux
6 207 (33.50%) Degree
7 198 (32.04%) Embedded C++
8 142 (22.98%) Embedded Systems
9 141 (22.82%) Computer Science
10 139 (22.49%) Embedded Linux
11 126 (20.39%) Python
12 103 (16.67%) Electronics
13 94 (15.21%) Firmware
14 90 (14.56%) Windows
15 86 (13.92%) Embedded Software Development
16 85 (13.75%) Wireless
17 78 (12.62%) C#
18 63 (10.19%) Device Driver
19 57 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (8.41%) Assembly Language
21 50 (8.09%) Ethernet
22 45 (7.28%) Device Driver Development
23 44 (7.12%) Java
23 44 (7.12%) Bluetooth
23 44 (7.12%) Mathematics
24 40 (6.47%) OO
25 38 (6.15%) UML
25 38 (6.15%) TCP/IP
25 38 (6.15%) Multithreading
26 37 (5.99%) Signal Processing

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:

Applications
1 21 (3.40%) Simulink
2 7 (1.13%) Stateflow
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.65%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.49%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (13.75%) Wireless
2 50 (8.09%) Ethernet
3 44 (7.12%) Bluetooth
4 38 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (3.88%) InfiniBand
7 20 (3.24%) RS-232
8 19 (3.07%) RS-485
9 17 (2.75%) DHCP
10 10 (1.62%) Internet
11 9 (1.46%) GSM
11 9 (1.46%) RS-422
12 7 (1.13%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.81%) FlexRay
13 5 (0.81%) LTE
13 5 (0.81%) UMTS
14 3 (0.49%) 3G
14 3 (0.49%) IPv4
14 3 (0.49%) Modbus
14 3 (0.49%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.97%) MySQL
2 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (4.37%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.59%) Subversion
4 15 (2.43%) JIRA
5 7 (1.13%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.13%) GCC
6 6 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (0.97%) VectorCAST
7 4 (0.65%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.49%) Android Studio
8 3 (0.49%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.32%) CANoe
9 2 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.32%) Selenium
10 1 (0.16%) CMake
10 1 (0.16%) GDB
10 1 (0.16%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.16%) Hudson
10 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
General
1 103 (16.67%) Electronics
2 36 (5.83%) Automotive
3 34 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.18%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.40%) Multimedia
6 11 (1.78%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.46%) Military
8 4 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.49%) Advertising
9 3 (0.49%) Finance
10 2 (0.32%) Avionics
10 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.66%) Qt
2 21 (3.40%) .NET
2 21 (3.40%) HTML
3 17 (2.75%) STL
4 14 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 14 (2.27%) POSIX
5 13 (2.10%) Middleware
6 9 (1.46%) HEVC
6 9 (1.46%) OpenGL
7 8 (1.29%) Yocto
8 7 (1.13%) JNI
9 6 (0.97%) QML
10 3 (0.49%) JSON
10 3 (0.49%) Qt Quick
11 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.32%) CSS
11 2 (0.32%) Flash
11 2 (0.32%) MFC
11 2 (0.32%) wxWidgets
11 2 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 142 (22.98%) Embedded Systems
2 141 (22.82%) Computer Science
3 63 (10.19%) Device Driver
4 32 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 21 (3.40%) Algorithms
6 20 (3.24%) Verilog
7 17 (2.75%) Life Science
8 10 (1.62%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (1.46%) Internet of Things
9 9 (1.46%) VHDL
10 8 (1.29%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.97%) EMV
11 6 (0.97%) EPoS
12 5 (0.81%) CAN bus
12 5 (0.81%) Robotics
13 4 (0.65%) Smart Energy
13 4 (0.65%) User Experience
14 3 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.49%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 304 (49.19%) Linux
2 139 (22.49%) Embedded Linux
3 90 (14.56%) Windows
4 32 (5.18%) Android
5 29 (4.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 22 (3.56%) VxWorks
7 9 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.65%) Unix
9 3 (0.49%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (98.87%) Software Engineering
2 86 (13.92%) Embedded Software Development
3 57 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (7.28%) Device Driver Development
5 44 (7.12%) Mathematics
6 40 (6.47%) OO
7 38 (6.15%) Multithreading
7 38 (6.15%) UML
8 37 (5.99%) Signal Processing
9 36 (5.83%) SDLC
10 34 (5.50%) Scrum
11 33 (5.34%) Physics
12 29 (4.69%) Digital Signal Processing
12 29 (4.69%) OOD
13 28 (4.53%) Unit Testing
14 27 (4.37%) Video Processing
15 25 (4.05%) Multithreaded Programming
16 19 (3.07%) OOP
17 18 (2.91%) Validation
18 17 (2.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 531 (85.92%) C
2 470 (76.05%) C++
3 305 (49.35%) Embedded C
4 198 (32.04%) Embedded C++
5 126 (20.39%) Python
6 78 (12.62%) C#
7 52 (8.41%) Assembly Language
8 44 (7.12%) Java
9 35 (5.66%) MATLAB
10 26 (4.21%) Bash Shell
11 25 (4.05%) JavaScript
11 25 (4.05%) Perl
12 22 (3.56%) SQL
13 21 (3.40%) Lua
14 10 (1.62%) Ada
15 4 (0.65%) VC++
16 2 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 207 (33.50%) Degree
2 33 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.75%) HND
5 14 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.37%) MISRA
2 16 (2.59%) ISO 9001
2 16 (2.59%) MISRA C
3 10 (1.62%) QA
4 8 (1.29%) ISO 13485
5 7 (1.13%) JTAG
6 6 (0.97%) ISO 26262
7 5 (0.81%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.65%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.65%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.32%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.16%) ECSS
10 1 (0.16%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 94 (15.21%) Firmware
2 2 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.16%) Puppet
1 1 (0.16%) SELinux
Vendors
1 17 (2.75%) Freescale
2 8 (1.29%) Dell
2 8 (1.29%) HP
3 7 (1.13%) Xilinx
4 6 (0.97%) Green Hills
4 6 (0.97%) MathWorks
5 4 (0.65%) Renesas
6 3 (0.49%) Altera
6 3 (0.49%) Atmel
6 3 (0.49%) QNX
6 3 (0.49%) Wind River
7 2 (0.32%) EMC
7 2 (0.32%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.32%) IBM
7 2 (0.32%) Lauterbach
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.32%) MKS
7 2 (0.32%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.16%) Motorola
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat