Embedded Software Engineer Jobs

Embedded Software Engineer
UK

The median Embedded Software Engineer salary in the UK is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 449 700 770
Rank change year-on-year +251 +70 -137
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 413 350 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 343 185 235
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,850 £33,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 February 2024.

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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +107 399 £55,000 +4.76% 204
England +254 374 £55,000 +4.76% 187
Work from Home +165 167 £55,000 +4.76% 89
South East +78 109 £60,000 - 58
South West +71 72 £55,000 -12.00% 50
East of England +67 63 £60,000 -11.11% 29
North of England +46 61 £50,000 -4.76% 19
Midlands +84 57 £55,000 +27.91% 30
North West +73 35 £50,000 -4.76% 12
West Midlands +77 34 £55,000 -2.22% 19
Scotland -3 30 £57,500 +1.32% 18
East Midlands +18 23 £50,000 +40.85% 11
Yorkshire +25 16 £45,000 +5.88% 6
London +219 12 £75,000 +15.38% 5
North East +8 10 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Wales +14 5 - - 4
Northern Ireland +24 2 - - 2

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Embedded Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 413 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 258 (62.47%) C
3 145 (35.11%) Linux
4 109 (26.39%) Electronics
5 88 (21.31%) Embedded C
6 85 (20.58%) Firmware
7 84 (20.34%) C++
8 82 (19.85%) Degree
9 81 (19.61%) Python
10 71 (17.19%) Embedded Linux
11 69 (16.71%) Embedded Systems
12 64 (15.50%) IoT
13 52 (12.59%) Wireless
13 52 (12.59%) Automotive
13 52 (12.59%) Manufacturing
14 46 (11.14%) Embedded Firmware
15 43 (10.41%) Device Driver
16 40 (9.69%) Agile
16 40 (9.69%) Wi-Fi
17 38 (9.20%) RS-232
18 36 (8.72%) Computer Science
18 36 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (8.47%) Security Cleared
19 35 (8.47%) Software Testing
20 33 (7.99%) Social Skills
21 31 (7.51%) Git
21 31 (7.51%) SDLC
22 30 (7.26%) Algorithms
23 29 (7.02%) Embedded Software Development
23 29 (7.02%) Ethernet

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.18%) Apache
2 4 (0.97%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (6.30%) Simulink
2 4 (0.97%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.73%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.48%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.39%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.59%) Wireless
2 40 (9.69%) Wi-Fi
3 38 (9.20%) RS-232
4 29 (7.02%) Ethernet
5 28 (6.78%) Bluetooth
5 28 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.87%) RS-485
7 15 (3.63%) ZigBee
8 10 (2.42%) Internet
9 5 (1.21%) Modbus
9 5 (1.21%) VoIP
10 4 (0.97%) FlexRay
10 4 (0.97%) MQTT
10 4 (0.97%) Profibus
11 3 (0.73%) GPRS
12 2 (0.48%) 2G
12 2 (0.48%) 3G
12 2 (0.48%) 4G
13 1 (0.24%) LTE
13 1 (0.24%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.97%) Big Data
2 2 (0.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (7.51%) Git
2 24 (5.81%) JIRA
3 14 (3.39%) Subversion
4 12 (2.91%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.97%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.97%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.97%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.97%) Plastic SCM
6 4 (0.97%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.48%) GitLab
7 2 (0.48%) PetaLinux
7 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.48%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.24%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.24%) Mercurial
General
1 109 (26.39%) Electronics
2 52 (12.59%) Automotive
2 52 (12.59%) Manufacturing
3 33 (7.99%) Social Skills
4 24 (5.81%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.66%) Finance
6 11 (2.66%) Marketing
7 10 (2.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 10 (2.42%) Public Sector
8 9 (2.18%) Aviation
9 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.97%) Retail
9 4 (0.97%) Tech for Good
10 3 (0.73%) Military
10 3 (0.73%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.48%) Avionics
11 2 (0.48%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.30%) Yocto
2 9 (2.18%) Apache NiFi
2 9 (2.18%) STL
3 6 (1.45%) Middleware
4 5 (1.21%) MFC
5 3 (0.73%) .NET
5 3 (0.73%) HTML
5 3 (0.73%) iOS SDK
6 2 (0.48%) POSIX
6 2 (0.48%) WPF
6 2 (0.48%) XML
7 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.24%) Flash
7 1 (0.24%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.71%) Embedded Systems
2 64 (15.50%) IoT
3 43 (10.41%) Device Driver
4 30 (7.26%) Algorithms
5 24 (5.81%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.42%) Raspberry Pi
7 9 (2.18%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (1.94%) ARM Cortex
9 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.45%) Smart Home
11 5 (1.21%) CAN bus
11 5 (1.21%) Cyber Threat
11 5 (1.21%) FPGA
11 5 (1.21%) Robotics
11 5 (1.21%) Smart Energy
12 4 (0.97%) Arduino
12 4 (0.97%) CCTV
12 4 (0.97%) SIMD
13 3 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 145 (35.11%) Linux
2 71 (17.19%) Embedded Linux
3 29 (7.02%) FreeRTOS
4 19 (4.60%) Windows
5 6 (1.45%) Android
5 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.45%) ThreadX
5 6 (1.45%) VxWorks
6 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.73%) Unix
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (9.69%) Agile
3 36 (8.72%) Computer Science
3 36 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (8.47%) Software Testing
5 31 (7.51%) SDLC
6 29 (7.02%) Embedded Software Development
7 22 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (5.08%) OOD
9 18 (4.36%) Validation
10 17 (4.12%) Prototyping
11 16 (3.87%) Mathematics
12 15 (3.63%) Device Driver Development
13 14 (3.39%) Configuration Management
13 14 (3.39%) Signal Processing
13 14 (3.39%) Software Architecture
14 13 (3.15%) Mentoring
15 11 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (2.66%) DevOps
15 11 (2.66%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 258 (62.47%) C
2 88 (21.31%) Embedded C
3 84 (20.34%) C++
4 81 (19.61%) Python
5 26 (6.30%) Bash
5 26 (6.30%) C#
6 23 (5.57%) Rust
7 19 (4.60%) MATLAB
8 9 (2.18%) Java
9 8 (1.94%) Ada
9 8 (1.94%) PHP
10 7 (1.69%) Assembly Language
10 7 (1.69%) R
11 5 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.97%) SQL
13 3 (0.73%) Swift
13 3 (0.73%) VB
14 2 (0.48%) Ada 83
15 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.24%) Ladder Logic
Qualifications
1 82 (19.85%) Degree
2 35 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.45%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.97%) HND
6 3 (0.73%) HNC
7 2 (0.48%) PhD
7 2 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.08%) MISRA
2 14 (3.39%) ISO 13485
3 10 (2.42%) IEC 62304
4 9 (2.18%) QA
5 8 (1.94%) ISO 26262
6 5 (1.21%) DO-178B
6 5 (1.21%) JTAG
7 4 (0.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.73%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.48%) AUTOSAR
9 2 (0.48%) GDPR
9 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 85 (20.58%) Firmware
2 46 (11.14%) Embedded Firmware
3 7 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) Terraform
2 2 (0.48%) Ansible
2 2 (0.48%) Functional Safety
2 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.48%) Podman
Vendors
1 10 (2.42%) SAP
2 7 (1.69%) IBM
3 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 4 (0.97%) Lauterbach
4 4 (0.97%) QNX
4 4 (0.97%) Renesas
5 3 (0.73%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.48%) Apple
6 2 (0.48%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.24%) Atmel
7 1 (0.24%) EMC
7 1 (0.24%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.24%) Siemens