Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 673 778 849
Rank change year-on-year +105 +71 +51
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 565 486 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 498 453 399
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
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 £78,750 £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 October 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 October 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 +107 529 £45,000 +12.50% 51
UK excluding London +86 512 £45,000 +12.50% 48
East of England +85 155 £52,500 +23.53% 23
South East +69 144 £47,500 +18.75% 10
South West +41 81 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North of England +2 62 £42,500 +6.25% 5
London +27 48 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Midlands 0 40 £40,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +39 37 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Scotland +6 30 £50,000 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +3 23 £40,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +17 17 £40,000 +14.29% 1
North West -8 16 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North East +5 9 £35,000 +11.11%
Wales +14 1 £45,000 +5.88%

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 561 (99.29%) Software Engineering
2 491 (86.90%) C
3 427 (75.58%) C++
4 291 (51.50%) Embedded C
5 264 (46.73%) Linux
6 183 (32.39%) Embedded C++
7 176 (31.15%) Degree
8 131 (23.19%) Embedded Systems
9 123 (21.77%) Computer Science
10 118 (20.88%) Embedded Linux
11 109 (19.29%) Electronics
12 105 (18.58%) Python
13 103 (18.23%) Firmware
14 90 (15.93%) Wireless
15 89 (15.75%) Windows
16 76 (13.45%) Device Driver
17 71 (12.57%) Embedded Software Development
18 67 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (11.15%) Ethernet
20 60 (10.62%) C#
21 55 (9.73%) OO
22 49 (8.67%) Device Driver Development
23 47 (8.32%) Bluetooth
24 44 (7.79%) TCP/IP
25 43 (7.61%) Assembly Language
26 41 (7.26%) Java
27 39 (6.90%) SDLC
28 37 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
28 37 (6.55%) OOD
28 37 (6.55%) Qt

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 18 (3.19%) Simulink
2 7 (1.24%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.93%) Wireless
2 63 (11.15%) Ethernet
3 47 (8.32%) Bluetooth
4 44 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
6 25 (4.42%) RS-232
6 25 (4.42%) RS-485
7 21 (3.72%) InfiniBand
8 14 (2.48%) RS-422
9 12 (2.12%) ZigBee
10 9 (1.59%) DHCP
11 7 (1.24%) GSM
12 6 (1.06%) Internet
13 5 (0.88%) Z-Wave
14 4 (0.71%) FlexRay
14 4 (0.71%) RFID
15 3 (0.53%) IPv4
15 3 (0.53%) LTE
15 3 (0.53%) Modbus
15 3 (0.53%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.53%) MySQL
2 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (6.37%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.89%) JIRA
3 22 (3.89%) Subversion
4 12 (2.12%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.42%) Android Studio
6 7 (1.24%) GCC
6 7 (1.24%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.71%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.71%) VectorCAST
8 3 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.35%) CANoe
9 2 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.35%) Selenium
10 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.18%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.18%) CMake
10 1 (0.18%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 109 (19.29%) Electronics
2 36 (6.37%) Automotive
3 28 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 26 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.36%) Multimedia
6 11 (1.95%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.42%) Military
8 3 (0.53%) Finance
8 3 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Avionics
9 2 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.55%) Qt
2 24 (4.25%) HTML
3 18 (3.19%) .NET
4 17 (3.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 17 (3.01%) Middleware
4 17 (3.01%) STL
5 15 (2.65%) POSIX
6 8 (1.42%) Qt Quick
7 7 (1.24%) JNI
7 7 (1.24%) Yocto
8 6 (1.06%) HEVC
8 6 (1.06%) Node.js
9 5 (0.88%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.88%) OpenGL
9 5 (0.88%) QML
10 4 (0.71%) Flash
10 4 (0.71%) JSON
10 4 (0.71%) REST
11 2 (0.35%) GStreamer
11 2 (0.35%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 131 (23.19%) Embedded Systems
2 123 (21.77%) Computer Science
3 76 (13.45%) Device Driver
4 37 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 25 (4.42%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.95%) Verilog
8 10 (1.77%) Life Science
9 9 (1.59%) CAN bus
10 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.42%) Internet of Things
10 8 (1.42%) Smartcard
11 6 (1.06%) EMV
11 6 (1.06%) EPoS
11 6 (1.06%) Home Automation
12 5 (0.88%) VHDL
13 4 (0.71%) User Experience
14 3 (0.53%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.53%) Smart Home
15 2 (0.35%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 264 (46.73%) Linux
2 118 (20.88%) Embedded Linux
3 89 (15.75%) Windows
4 31 (5.49%) Android
5 30 (5.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 22 (3.89%) VxWorks
7 9 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.71%) ThreadX
9 3 (0.53%) Unix
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (99.29%) Software Engineering
2 71 (12.57%) Embedded Software Development
3 67 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (9.73%) OO
5 49 (8.67%) Device Driver Development
6 39 (6.90%) SDLC
7 37 (6.55%) OOD
8 34 (6.02%) Mathematics
8 34 (6.02%) Scrum
9 30 (5.31%) Multithreading
10 29 (5.13%) UML
11 28 (4.96%) Video Processing
12 22 (3.89%) Physics
12 22 (3.89%) Signal Processing
13 21 (3.72%) Unit Testing
14 19 (3.36%) Multithreaded Programming
14 19 (3.36%) OOP
14 19 (3.36%) Validation
15 17 (3.01%) Digital Signal Processing
16 16 (2.83%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 491 (86.90%) C
2 427 (75.58%) C++
3 291 (51.50%) Embedded C
4 183 (32.39%) Embedded C++
5 105 (18.58%) Python
6 60 (10.62%) C#
7 43 (7.61%) Assembly Language
8 41 (7.26%) Java
9 32 (5.66%) MATLAB
10 29 (5.13%) JavaScript
11 25 (4.42%) Bash Shell
12 22 (3.89%) Perl
13 21 (3.72%) SQL
14 16 (2.83%) Lua
15 7 (1.24%) Ada
16 5 (0.88%) ANSI C
17 2 (0.35%) Ruby
18 1 (0.18%) PHP
18 1 (0.18%) VB
18 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 176 (31.15%) Degree
2 26 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (3.72%) HND
4 11 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.60%) ISO 9001
2 23 (4.07%) MISRA
3 11 (1.95%) MISRA C
4 8 (1.42%) QA
5 5 (0.88%) ISO 13485
5 5 (0.88%) JTAG
6 4 (0.71%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.53%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.35%) IEC 61131
8 2 (0.35%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.35%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.18%) ECSS
System Software
1 103 (18.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.18%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (3.72%) Freescale
2 9 (1.59%) Xilinx
3 7 (1.24%) Green Hills
4 6 (1.06%) MathWorks
5 5 (0.88%) Renesas
6 4 (0.71%) Dell
6 4 (0.71%) HP
7 3 (0.53%) Atmel
8 2 (0.35%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.35%) IBM
8 2 (0.35%) Lauterbach
8 2 (0.35%) MKS
8 2 (0.35%) QNX
8 2 (0.35%) Wind River
8 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.18%) Altera
9 1 (0.18%) EMC
9 1 (0.18%) Intel
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.18%) Motorola