Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 618 675 884
Rank change year-on-year +57 +209 -61
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 681 554 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 534 464 392
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £30,163
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 +52 642 £50,000 +25.00% 156
England +49 639 £50,000 +21.95% 152
East of England +71 247 £53,000 +17.78% 41
South East +44 147 £47,500 +11.76% 38
South West +62 120 £48,000 +28.00% 23
North of England -99 49 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Midlands -38 42 £45,000 +12.50% 19
West Midlands -11 34 £45,000 +12.50% 12
London -25 33 £50,000 - 12
Scotland -23 32 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North West -12 25 £45,000 +16.13% 10
Yorkshire -60 22 £41,250 +3.13% 6
East Midlands -14 8 £50,000 +21.21% 7
Wales +13 5 £36,250 - 6
North East -27 2 £26,500 -24.29% 3

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 665 (97.65%) Software Engineering
2 572 (83.99%) C
3 539 (79.15%) C++
4 302 (44.35%) Embedded C
5 292 (42.88%) Linux
6 234 (34.36%) Embedded C++
7 189 (27.75%) Degree
8 181 (26.58%) Python
9 134 (19.68%) Computer Science
10 127 (18.65%) Electronics
11 117 (17.18%) Embedded Linux
12 108 (15.86%) Embedded Systems
13 98 (14.39%) Firmware
14 91 (13.36%) Mathematics
14 91 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
15 90 (13.22%) Windows
16 88 (12.92%) Embedded Software Development
17 81 (11.89%) C#
18 72 (10.57%) Wireless
19 71 (10.43%) OO
20 66 (9.69%) Java
21 63 (9.25%) Validation
22 62 (9.10%) Algorithms
23 61 (8.96%) Physics
24 56 (8.22%) Device Driver
25 54 (7.93%) UML
26 50 (7.34%) Assembly Language
26 50 (7.34%) Security Cleared
27 49 (7.20%) Bluetooth
28 46 (6.75%) Git (software)

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 12 (1.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (2.20%) Simulink
2 6 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.29%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.29%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.15%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.15%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) GitHub
1 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.57%) Wireless
2 49 (7.20%) Bluetooth
3 33 (4.85%) Ethernet
4 32 (4.70%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (3.67%) Internet
6 20 (2.94%) ZigBee
7 17 (2.50%) 802.11
8 15 (2.20%) 3GPP
8 15 (2.20%) 802.15
8 15 (2.20%) MQTT
9 13 (1.91%) RS-232
10 12 (1.76%) GSM
10 12 (1.76%) RS-485
11 7 (1.03%) InfiniBand
11 7 (1.03%) LTE
11 7 (1.03%) RFID
11 7 (1.03%) UMTS
12 6 (0.88%) DHCP
13 4 (0.59%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.17%) MySQL
2 1 (0.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.14%) Subversion
3 20 (2.94%) JIRA
4 15 (2.20%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.03%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.73%) CMake
7 5 (0.73%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.29%) GCC
9 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.29%) PVCS
10 1 (0.15%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.15%) GDB
10 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.15%) Redmine
10 1 (0.15%) VectorCAST
General
1 127 (18.65%) Electronics
2 28 (4.11%) Automotive
3 27 (3.96%) Manufacturing
3 27 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.82%) Aerospace
5 21 (3.08%) Multimedia
6 13 (1.91%) Marketing
7 10 (1.47%) Military
8 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.29%) Finance
9 2 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.15%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.15%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.87%) Qt
2 30 (4.41%) .NET
3 27 (3.96%) HTML
4 20 (2.94%) OpenGL
5 17 (2.50%) 802.1X
5 17 (2.50%) TensorFlow
6 12 (1.76%) STL
7 9 (1.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 9 (1.32%) Node.js
7 9 (1.32%) OpenCV
8 6 (0.88%) QML
8 6 (0.88%) Yocto
9 5 (0.73%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.73%) XML
10 4 (0.59%) .NET Compact Framework
11 2 (0.29%) Flash
11 2 (0.29%) HEVC
11 2 (0.29%) MFC
11 2 (0.29%) Middleware
11 2 (0.29%) OpenEmbedded
Miscellaneous
1 134 (19.68%) Computer Science
2 108 (15.86%) Embedded Systems
3 62 (9.10%) Algorithms
4 56 (8.22%) Device Driver
5 44 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 28 (4.11%) Life Science
8 22 (3.23%) Internet of Things
9 17 (2.50%) CUDA
10 16 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (2.06%) Robotics
12 13 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.76%) Smart Energy
13 12 (1.76%) Verilog
14 11 (1.62%) VHDL
15 9 (1.32%) Cyber Warfare
16 5 (0.73%) ASIC
17 4 (0.59%) Optoelectronics
18 3 (0.44%) Derivative
19 2 (0.29%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 292 (42.88%) Linux
2 117 (17.18%) Embedded Linux
3 90 (13.22%) Windows
4 33 (4.85%) Android
5 26 (3.82%) FreeRTOS
6 15 (2.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 13 (1.91%) ThreadX
8 8 (1.17%) SafeRTOS
8 8 (1.17%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.73%) Unix
10 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.29%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (97.65%) Software Engineering
2 91 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (13.36%) Mathematics
3 88 (12.92%) Embedded Software Development
4 71 (10.43%) OO
5 63 (9.25%) Validation
6 61 (8.96%) Physics
7 54 (7.93%) UML
8 39 (5.73%) Image Processing
9 38 (5.58%) Video Processing
10 37 (5.43%) OOD
10 37 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (5.43%) Signal Processing
11 35 (5.14%) TDD
12 33 (4.85%) Scrum
12 33 (4.85%) SDLC
13 32 (4.70%) Unit Testing
14 26 (3.82%) Linux Kernel Development
14 26 (3.82%) Open Source
14 26 (3.82%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 572 (83.99%) C
2 539 (79.15%) C++
3 302 (44.35%) Embedded C
4 234 (34.36%) Embedded C++
5 181 (26.58%) Python
6 81 (11.89%) C#
7 66 (9.69%) Java
8 50 (7.34%) Assembly Language
9 42 (6.17%) SQL
10 40 (5.87%) MATLAB
11 31 (4.55%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.91%) Tcl
12 13 (1.91%) VC++
13 12 (1.76%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.76%) R
14 11 (1.62%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.47%) Ada
16 9 (1.32%) Perl
17 8 (1.17%) Lua
18 5 (0.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 189 (27.75%) Degree
2 50 (7.34%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (1.91%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.59%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (0.59%) HND
5 4 (0.59%) PhD
6 2 (0.29%) HNC
6 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.23%) MISRA
2 13 (1.91%) MISRA C
3 10 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.32%) IEC 61508
5 8 (1.17%) ISO 26262
6 6 (0.88%) ISO 15765
7 5 (0.73%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.59%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.59%) QA
9 2 (0.29%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.29%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.15%) JTAG
System Software
1 98 (14.39%) Firmware
2 2 (0.29%) iptables
3 1 (0.15%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) SELinux
2 1 (0.15%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (3.52%) Dell
1 24 (3.52%) HP
2 23 (3.38%) Atmel
3 12 (1.76%) Atlassian
4 4 (0.59%) EMC
4 4 (0.59%) Xilinx
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.29%) Altera
6 2 (0.29%) Capita
6 2 (0.29%) PTC
6 2 (0.29%) QNX
6 2 (0.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.29%) Wind River
7 1 (0.15%) Apple
7 1 (0.15%) BT
7 1 (0.15%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.15%) IBM
7 1 (0.15%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.15%) MKS
7 1 (0.15%) Renesas