Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 636 723 701
Rank change year-on-year +87 -22 +96
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 497 480 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 380 402 497
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 23 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 16 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 September 2019. 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 +74 465 £45,000 - 211
UK excluding London +25 427 £45,000 - 210
South West +33 122 £45,000 -10.00% 40
South East -7 117 £45,000 - 53
Midlands +65 80 £50,000 +11.11% 29
West Midlands +73 58 £50,000 +28.21% 25
London +113 56 £51,250 +2.50% 13
East of England +70 54 £50,000 -9.09% 48
North of England -4 36 £47,500 +11.76% 28
North West +15 19 £45,000 +12.50% 15
East Midlands +8 19 £45,750 +1.67% 4
Yorkshire -13 15 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Scotland +20 10 £40,750 -4.12% 8
Wales +5 5 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -13 3 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North East +21 2 £52,500 +23.53% 2

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 497 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 441 (88.73%) C
3 349 (70.22%) C++
4 198 (39.84%) Linux
5 190 (38.23%) Degree
6 170 (34.21%) Embedded C
7 142 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
8 131 (26.36%) Electronics
9 121 (24.35%) Computer Science
10 107 (21.53%) Firmware
11 84 (16.90%) C#
12 78 (15.69%) Windows
13 73 (14.69%) Embedded C++
14 68 (13.68%) RS-485
15 66 (13.28%) RS-232
16 65 (13.08%) Python
17 64 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (12.47%) Embedded Software Development
19 61 (12.27%) Embedded Linux
19 61 (12.27%) SDLC
20 50 (10.06%) Git (software)
21 46 (9.26%) Validation
22 44 (8.85%) Automotive
23 43 (8.65%) Algorithms
24 42 (8.45%) Configuration Management
24 42 (8.45%) Security Cleared
25 41 (8.25%) UML
26 40 (8.05%) JavaScript
26 40 (8.05%) SC Cleared
26 40 (8.05%) Unit Testing

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 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (2.21%) Simulink
2 7 (1.41%) Stateflow
3 6 (1.21%) TargetLink
4 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.21%) Serverless
2 1 (0.20%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.68%) RS-485
2 66 (13.28%) RS-232
3 38 (7.65%) Wireless
4 37 (7.44%) TCP/IP
5 33 (6.64%) Bluetooth
6 25 (5.03%) Internet
7 22 (4.43%) Ethernet
8 17 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.82%) DNS
10 13 (2.62%) ZigBee
11 10 (2.01%) Modbus
12 8 (1.61%) MQTT
13 7 (1.41%) SNMP
14 6 (1.21%) HTTPS
14 6 (1.21%) NFC
15 5 (1.01%) FlexRay
16 4 (0.80%) RS-422
16 4 (0.80%) RTP
17 3 (0.60%) 3GPP
17 3 (0.60%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.41%) MySQL
1 7 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (10.06%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.83%) JIRA
2 24 (4.83%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
4 12 (2.41%) GitLab
5 10 (2.01%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.01%) Subversion
6 9 (1.81%) CANoe
6 9 (1.81%) GCC
7 6 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.80%) Maven
8 4 (0.80%) Robot Framework
9 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.40%) CMake
9 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.40%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.40%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 131 (26.36%) Electronics
2 44 (8.85%) Automotive
3 33 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.03%) Advertising
4 25 (5.03%) Aerospace
5 20 (4.02%) Games
5 20 (4.02%) Military
6 15 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.81%) Finance
7 9 (1.81%) Marketing
8 7 (1.41%) Retail
9 5 (1.01%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.43%) Node.js
2 23 (4.63%) Web Services
3 18 (3.62%) .NET
4 14 (2.82%) AngularJS
5 11 (2.21%) Flash
6 10 (2.01%) TensorFlow
7 9 (1.81%) Yocto
8 8 (1.61%) CSS
9 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.41%) REST
9 7 (1.41%) WPF
10 6 (1.21%) Apache Flex
11 5 (1.01%) Middleware
12 4 (0.80%) Spring
13 3 (0.60%) HTML
13 3 (0.60%) JSON
14 2 (0.40%) 802.1X
14 2 (0.40%) COM
15 1 (0.20%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 142 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
2 43 (8.65%) Algorithms
3 27 (5.43%) CAN bus
4 22 (4.43%) Device Driver
5 21 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 15 (3.02%) Robotics
8 14 (2.82%) VHDL
9 12 (2.41%) Analogue Electronics
10 8 (1.61%) Internet of Things
10 8 (1.61%) Life Science
11 5 (1.01%) Raspberry Pi
11 5 (1.01%) Smart City
12 4 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.60%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.60%) User Experience
14 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 198 (39.84%) Linux
2 78 (15.69%) Windows
3 61 (12.27%) Embedded Linux
4 35 (7.04%) FreeRTOS
5 19 (3.82%) Android
6 17 (3.42%) VxWorks
7 16 (3.22%) Unix
8 11 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 5 (1.01%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 121 (24.35%) Computer Science
3 64 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (12.47%) Embedded Software Development
5 61 (12.27%) SDLC
6 46 (9.26%) Validation
7 42 (8.45%) Configuration Management
8 41 (8.25%) UML
9 40 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (8.05%) Unit Testing
10 34 (6.84%) Quality Management
11 32 (6.44%) OO
12 30 (6.04%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (5.03%) TDD
14 23 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (4.63%) OOD
15 22 (4.43%) Defect Tracking
16 20 (4.02%) Multithreading
17 19 (3.82%) Test Automation
18 18 (3.62%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 441 (88.73%) C
2 349 (70.22%) C++
3 170 (34.21%) Embedded C
4 84 (16.90%) C#
5 73 (14.69%) Embedded C++
6 65 (13.08%) Python
7 40 (8.05%) JavaScript
8 33 (6.64%) Java
9 14 (2.82%) Assembly Language
10 11 (2.21%) ANSI C
10 11 (2.21%) SQL
11 9 (1.81%) Ada
12 8 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.61%) MATLAB
12 8 (1.61%) XAML
13 7 (1.41%) PHP
14 6 (1.21%) Perl
15 4 (0.80%) Go
16 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (38.23%) Degree
2 42 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 40 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.80%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.80%) PhD
7 2 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.40%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) QA
2 16 (3.22%) MISRA
3 12 (2.41%) MISRA C
4 11 (2.21%) JTAG
5 6 (1.21%) IEC 61508
5 6 (1.21%) ISO 26262
6 5 (1.01%) ECSS
7 3 (0.60%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 107 (21.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (2.21%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.02%) QNX
3 14 (2.82%) Apple
3 14 (2.82%) Google
3 14 (2.82%) Xilinx
4 11 (2.21%) Green Hills
4 11 (2.21%) Lauterbach
5 10 (2.01%) Freescale
5 10 (2.01%) Motorola
6 6 (1.21%) MathWorks
6 6 (1.21%) MKS
7 4 (0.80%) Klocwork
8 3 (0.60%) Altera
8 3 (0.60%) Intel
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle
8 3 (0.60%) Symbian
9 2 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.40%) CA
9 2 (0.40%) Perforce
10 1 (0.20%) VMware