Period
to 27 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 604 629 617
Rank change year-on-year +25 -12 +100
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 454 551 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 379 451 570
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%

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 119,267 143,703 166,761
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.92% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 95,441 114,836 135,938
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 27 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 14 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 27 January 2020. 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 -10 419 £45,000 - 187
UK excluding London +17 390 £45,000 - 189
South East +84 154 £45,000 -2.70% 51
South West +78 118 £45,000 - 28
Midlands -12 47 £42,500 -5.56% 27
West Midlands +40 43 £42,500 -5.56% 18
London +27 42 £52,500 +5.00% 16
East of England +16 35 £50,000 -1.96% 42
North of England -38 23 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Yorkshire -22 12 £50,000 +11.11% 14
North West +5 11 £41,250 +6.45% 8
Scotland +36 9 £52,500 +20.00% 9
Wales +2 4 £42,500 +6.25% 8
East Midlands -23 1 - - 9

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 453 (99.78%) Software Engineering
2 380 (83.70%) C
3 305 (67.18%) C++
4 197 (43.39%) Linux
5 185 (40.75%) Embedded C
6 165 (36.34%) Degree
7 110 (24.23%) Computer Science
8 105 (23.13%) Electronics
9 100 (22.03%) Firmware
10 96 (21.15%) Embedded Systems
11 78 (17.18%) Embedded Linux
12 73 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (14.98%) Windows
14 64 (14.10%) Python
15 59 (13.00%) Git (software)
15 59 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (12.78%) C#
17 54 (11.89%) Embedded C++
18 51 (11.23%) RS-232
19 50 (11.01%) Embedded Software Development
20 46 (10.13%) Java
20 46 (10.13%) RS-485
21 45 (9.91%) Advertising
22 36 (7.93%) Telecoms
22 36 (7.93%) JavaScript
23 35 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
24 34 (7.49%) Bluetooth
24 34 (7.49%) Wireless
25 33 (7.27%) SDLC
26 32 (7.05%) Validation

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 4 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (3.52%) MS Visio
1 16 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.66%) PlantUML
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.22%) Simulink
4 1 (0.22%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.22%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.88%) AWS
2 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.23%) RS-232
2 46 (10.13%) RS-485
3 34 (7.49%) Bluetooth
3 34 (7.49%) Wireless
4 30 (6.61%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.96%) Internet
5 18 (3.96%) NFC
6 16 (3.52%) Ethernet
7 10 (2.20%) DNS
8 9 (1.98%) Modbus
8 9 (1.98%) ZigBee
9 8 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.54%) 3GPP
10 7 (1.54%) MQTT
11 4 (0.88%) RS-422
11 4 (0.88%) SNMP
12 3 (0.66%) 802.11
12 3 (0.66%) 802.15
12 3 (0.66%) GPRS
12 3 (0.66%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 59 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.07%) Eclipse
2 23 (5.07%) JIRA
3 17 (3.74%) GCC
4 10 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (1.76%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.54%) GitLab
7 7 (1.54%) Subversion
8 3 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.44%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.44%) CMake
9 2 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.22%) CANoe
10 1 (0.22%) GDB
10 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
General
1 105 (23.13%) Electronics
2 45 (9.91%) Advertising
3 36 (7.93%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.17%) Automotive
5 26 (5.73%) Manufacturing
6 23 (5.07%) Aerospace
7 16 (3.52%) Military
8 15 (3.30%) Games
9 9 (1.98%) Finance
9 9 (1.98%) Marketing
10 8 (1.76%) Retail
11 7 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.66%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Avionics
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.74%) AngularJS
2 10 (2.20%) Flash
3 9 (1.98%) .NET
4 8 (1.76%) Middleware
4 8 (1.76%) Node.js
5 7 (1.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (1.32%) HTML
7 5 (1.10%) Yocto
8 4 (0.88%) Web Services
9 3 (0.66%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.44%) POSIX
10 2 (0.44%) XML
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.22%) GStreamer
11 1 (0.22%) Java SE
11 1 (0.22%) JSON
11 1 (0.22%) MFC
11 1 (0.22%) Qt
11 1 (0.22%) STL
11 1 (0.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 96 (21.15%) Embedded Systems
2 31 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.95%) Device Driver
4 23 (5.07%) Algorithms
4 23 (5.07%) CAN bus
5 15 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 7 (1.54%) User Experience
7 7 (1.54%) VHDL
8 6 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.10%) Life Science
9 5 (1.10%) Smart City
10 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.44%) Acoustics
12 2 (0.44%) Analogue Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Fibre Optics
12 2 (0.44%) Robotics
13 1 (0.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 197 (43.39%) Linux
2 78 (17.18%) Embedded Linux
3 68 (14.98%) Windows
4 16 (3.52%) FreeRTOS
5 12 (2.64%) VxWorks
6 9 (1.98%) Unix
7 6 (1.32%) Android
7 6 (1.32%) ThreadX
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.66%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (99.78%) Software Engineering
2 110 (24.23%) Computer Science
3 73 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
5 50 (11.01%) Embedded Software Development
6 33 (7.27%) SDLC
7 32 (7.05%) OO
7 32 (7.05%) Validation
8 28 (6.17%) Configuration Management
9 23 (5.07%) Quality Management
9 23 (5.07%) Unit Testing
10 22 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (4.85%) TDD
10 22 (4.85%) UML
11 21 (4.63%) Multithreading
11 21 (4.63%) Scrum
12 19 (4.19%) Change Management
13 17 (3.74%) OOD
13 17 (3.74%) Risk Management
13 17 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 380 (83.70%) C
2 305 (67.18%) C++
3 185 (40.75%) Embedded C
4 64 (14.10%) Python
5 58 (12.78%) C#
6 54 (11.89%) Embedded C++
7 46 (10.13%) Java
8 36 (7.93%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.52%) Go
10 9 (1.98%) Assembly Language
11 8 (1.76%) Ada
12 6 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.10%) Perl
13 5 (1.10%) Ruby
13 5 (1.10%) SQL
14 4 (0.88%) ANSI C
14 4 (0.88%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.44%) PHP
16 1 (0.22%) Delphi
16 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (36.34%) Degree
2 35 (7.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (7.05%) Security Cleared
4 30 (6.61%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.64%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.66%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.22%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.30%) MISRA
2 10 (2.20%) MISRA C
2 10 (2.20%) QA
3 9 (1.98%) IEC 61508
4 8 (1.76%) DO-178B
5 5 (1.10%) ECSS
5 5 (1.10%) JTAG
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 100 (22.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.54%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (5.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.52%) Xilinx
3 11 (2.42%) Apple
4 10 (2.20%) Google
5 9 (1.98%) QNX
6 6 (1.32%) Intel
7 4 (0.88%) Green Hills
8 3 (0.66%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.66%) Freescale
8 3 (0.66%) Klocwork
8 3 (0.66%) Lauterbach
8 3 (0.66%) Motorola
8 3 (0.66%) Symbian
9 1 (0.22%) CA
9 1 (0.22%) EMC
9 1 (0.22%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.22%) MKS
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle
9 1 (0.22%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) VMware