Period
to 17 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 670 785 835
Rank change year-on-year +115 +50 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 553 489 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 485 459 407
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 168832 191032 209595
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136334 160651 172473
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +132 520 £42,500 +6.25% 45
UK excluding London +90 509 £42,500 +6.25% 53
East of England +55 132 £52,500 +31.25% 16
North of England +64 114 £40,000 -3.03% 6
South East +9 110 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +86 84 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South West +40 77 £40,000 -3.03% 6
London +41 44 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Midlands -13 44 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Scotland +27 32 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East Midlands +4 23 £40,000 +14.29% 2
West Midlands +1 21 £40,000 +11.11% 3
North West -22 18 £44,250 +10.63% 1
North East +27 12 £35,000 +11.11%
Wales +13 1 £45,000 +5.88% 3

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 550 (99.46%) Software Engineering
2 497 (89.87%) C
3 431 (77.94%) C++
4 294 (53.16%) Embedded C
5 260 (47.02%) Linux
6 188 (34.00%) Embedded C++
7 155 (28.03%) Degree
8 149 (26.94%) Firmware
9 137 (24.77%) Electronics
10 135 (24.41%) Python
11 124 (22.42%) Embedded Linux
12 116 (20.98%) Embedded Systems
13 108 (19.53%) Wireless
14 101 (18.26%) Ethernet
14 101 (18.26%) Computer Science
15 94 (17.00%) Windows
16 85 (15.37%) OO
17 77 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
18 75 (13.56%) Device Driver
18 75 (13.56%) Java
19 71 (12.84%) TCP/IP
19 71 (12.84%) Embedded Software Development
20 60 (10.85%) Git (software)
21 58 (10.49%) Visual Studio
22 53 (9.58%) Bluetooth
23 51 (9.22%) C#
23 51 (9.22%) SDLC
24 49 (8.86%) RS-232
24 49 (8.86%) HTML
24 49 (8.86%) Android

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 13 (2.35%) Simulink
2 7 (1.27%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 108 (19.53%) Wireless
2 101 (18.26%) Ethernet
3 71 (12.84%) TCP/IP
4 53 (9.58%) Bluetooth
5 49 (8.86%) RS-232
6 41 (7.41%) RS-485
7 27 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (3.98%) InfiniBand
9 21 (3.80%) ZigBee
10 18 (3.25%) RS-422
11 16 (2.89%) GSM
12 12 (2.17%) GPRS
13 9 (1.63%) Modbus
14 8 (1.45%) Internet
15 6 (1.08%) Profibus
16 4 (0.72%) DHCP
16 4 (0.72%) RFID
17 3 (0.54%) HTTP
17 3 (0.54%) LTE
17 3 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.72%) MySQL
2 2 (0.36%) Big Data
3 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 60 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 58 (10.49%) Visual Studio
3 45 (8.14%) JIRA
4 42 (7.59%) Subversion
5 31 (5.61%) Eclipse
6 28 (5.06%) Android Studio
7 13 (2.35%) LabVIEW
8 5 (0.90%) GCC
9 3 (0.54%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.36%) VectorCAST
11 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.18%) CANoe
11 1 (0.18%) CMake
11 1 (0.18%) CodeWarrior
11 1 (0.18%) GDB
11 1 (0.18%) Hudson
11 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 137 (24.77%) Electronics
2 44 (7.96%) Automotive
3 34 (6.15%) Manufacturing
4 25 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.80%) Multimedia
6 12 (2.17%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.90%) Games
8 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 4 (0.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.36%) Avionics
10 2 (0.36%) Finance
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.86%) HTML
2 38 (6.87%) Qt
3 24 (4.34%) .NET
4 16 (2.89%) POSIX
5 13 (2.35%) Middleware
5 13 (2.35%) Qt Quick
6 12 (2.17%) STL
7 11 (1.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (1.45%) MFC
8 8 (1.45%) Yocto
9 7 (1.27%) Node.js
9 7 (1.27%) REST
10 6 (1.08%) JNI
10 6 (1.08%) JSON
10 6 (1.08%) wxWidgets
11 5 (0.90%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.90%) Web Services
12 4 (0.72%) Flash
13 2 (0.36%) SOAP
13 2 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (20.98%) Embedded Systems
2 101 (18.26%) Computer Science
3 75 (13.56%) Device Driver
4 36 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (5.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 30 (5.42%) Algorithms
7 24 (4.34%) Home Automation
8 17 (3.07%) CAN bus
9 11 (1.99%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (1.45%) Smartcard
11 8 (1.45%) Verilog
11 8 (1.45%) VHDL
12 6 (1.08%) EMV
12 6 (1.08%) EPoS
13 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.72%) Smart Home
15 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
16 2 (0.36%) Smart City
17 1 (0.18%) Cyber Warfare
Operating Systems
1 260 (47.02%) Linux
2 124 (22.42%) Embedded Linux
3 94 (17.00%) Windows
4 49 (8.86%) Android
5 45 (8.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 10 (1.81%) VxWorks
7 8 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.08%) ThreadX
9 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (99.46%) Software Engineering
2 85 (15.37%) OO
3 77 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (12.84%) Embedded Software Development
5 51 (9.22%) SDLC
6 41 (7.41%) Device Driver Development
7 37 (6.69%) OOD
8 36 (6.51%) Mathematics
9 30 (5.42%) Waterfall
10 27 (4.88%) UML
10 27 (4.88%) Video Processing
11 25 (4.52%) Validation
12 22 (3.98%) Multithreading
13 18 (3.25%) Physics
14 17 (3.07%) Scrum
14 17 (3.07%) Test Automation
15 16 (2.89%) OOP
15 16 (2.89%) Telematics
16 15 (2.71%) Multithreaded Programming
17 12 (2.17%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 497 (89.87%) C
2 431 (77.94%) C++
3 294 (53.16%) Embedded C
4 188 (34.00%) Embedded C++
5 135 (24.41%) Python
6 75 (13.56%) Java
7 51 (9.22%) C#
8 45 (8.14%) JavaScript
9 36 (6.51%) Assembly Language
9 36 (6.51%) SQL
10 27 (4.88%) Perl
11 25 (4.52%) Bash Shell
12 22 (3.98%) MATLAB
13 13 (2.35%) ANSI C
14 7 (1.27%) Ruby
15 6 (1.08%) Lua
15 6 (1.08%) PHP
16 4 (0.72%) VB
17 2 (0.36%) Ada
17 2 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 155 (28.03%) Degree
2 29 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (3.98%) HND
5 6 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.54%) PhD
7 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.06%) ISO 9001
2 17 (3.07%) MISRA
3 10 (1.81%) JTAG
4 9 (1.63%) QA
5 5 (0.90%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.72%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.54%) IEC 61131
8 2 (0.36%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.36%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.36%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.36%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
System Software
1 149 (26.94%) Firmware
2 1 (0.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (4.88%) Freescale
2 12 (2.17%) Xilinx
3 7 (1.27%) Atmel
3 7 (1.27%) EMC
3 7 (1.27%) Green Hills
3 7 (1.27%) NEC
3 7 (1.27%) Renesas
4 6 (1.08%) Lauterbach
5 3 (0.54%) Altera
5 3 (0.54%) MathWorks
5 3 (0.54%) QNX
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.36%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.18%) IBM
7 1 (0.18%) Intel
7 1 (0.18%) MKS
7 1 (0.18%) Motorola
7 1 (0.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.18%) Signiant
7 1 (0.18%) Wind River