Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 624 723
Rank change year-on-year +117 +99 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 174 485 468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 128 383 415
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,200 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 46,376 130,139 156,814
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.65% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 38,335 103,792 126,328
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +97 165 £50,000 +11.11% 132
England +120 158 £47,500 +5.56% 136
South East +146 59 £47,500 +5.56% 38
Midlands +106 35 £45,000 -10.00% 13
West Midlands +79 28 £46,250 -7.50% 5
South West +22 25 £50,000 +11.11% 18
North of England +156 24 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Yorkshire +129 17 £50,000 +5.26% 14
Scotland +96 9 £50,000 +7.53% 7
London +215 8 £47,500 -7.32% 13
East of England +107 7 £47,500 -5.00% 26
East Midlands +90 7 £45,000 -14.29% 8
Work from Home +41 5 £50,000 +21.21% 13
North East +27 5 £41,500 -20.95% 3
Northern Ireland +23 5 £50,000 -13.04% 2
North West +114 2 £65,000 +36.84% 10
Wales +48 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 153 (87.93%) C
3 114 (65.52%) C++
4 79 (45.40%) Embedded C
5 69 (39.66%) Linux
6 48 (27.59%) Degree
7 46 (26.44%) Electronics
8 43 (24.71%) Embedded Systems
9 33 (18.97%) Embedded C++
10 32 (18.39%) UML
10 32 (18.39%) Automotive
11 29 (16.67%) Ethernet
12 28 (16.09%) Firmware
13 23 (13.22%) Embedded Software Development
13 23 (13.22%) Python
13 23 (13.22%) TCP/IP
14 21 (12.07%) Embedded Linux
15 20 (11.49%) Device Driver
16 19 (10.92%) Computer Science
17 18 (10.34%) Telecoms
18 16 (9.20%) Wireless
18 16 (9.20%) C#
18 16 (9.20%) Algorithms
19 15 (8.62%) Device Driver Development
19 15 (8.62%) HTML
19 15 (8.62%) Manufacturing
20 14 (8.05%) Network Security
20 14 (8.05%) MISRA
21 13 (7.47%) Signal Processing
21 13 (7.47%) Requirements Gathering

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 8 (4.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Simulink
2 5 (2.87%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 23 (13.22%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.20%) Wireless
4 14 (8.05%) Network Security
5 13 (7.47%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (6.90%) Bluetooth
6 12 (6.90%) RS-232
7 11 (6.32%) RS-485
8 8 (4.60%) MQTT
9 7 (4.02%) Modbus
10 6 (3.45%) FlexRay
11 5 (2.87%) 4G
12 4 (2.30%) 3G
12 4 (2.30%) ZigBee
13 3 (1.72%) 2G
14 2 (1.15%) 5G
14 2 (1.15%) DHCP
14 2 (1.15%) DNS
14 2 (1.15%) PPP
15 1 (0.57%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 9 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.60%) JIRA
4 6 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.30%) Subversion
6 3 (1.72%) GCC
7 2 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.57%) CodeWarrior
General
1 46 (26.44%) Electronics
2 32 (18.39%) Automotive
3 18 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 15 (8.62%) Manufacturing
5 11 (6.32%) Aerospace
6 9 (5.17%) Advertising
7 3 (1.72%) Finance
7 3 (1.72%) Games
8 2 (1.15%) Military
9 1 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.62%) HTML
2 12 (6.90%) .NET
2 12 (6.90%) CSS
3 4 (2.30%) Qt
4 2 (1.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) Flash
5 1 (0.57%) POSIX
5 1 (0.57%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.71%) Embedded Systems
2 20 (11.49%) Device Driver
3 16 (9.20%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.60%) SIMD
5 7 (4.02%) User Experience
5 7 (4.02%) VHDL
6 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.30%) Industry 4.0
7 4 (2.30%) Smart City
8 3 (1.72%) Robotics
8 3 (1.72%) STB
9 2 (1.15%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.57%) Arduino
10 1 (0.57%) CPLD
10 1 (0.57%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.57%) State Machine
10 1 (0.57%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 69 (39.66%) Linux
2 21 (12.07%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (5.17%) Windows
4 8 (4.60%) VxWorks
5 7 (4.02%) Unix
6 5 (2.87%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (2.30%) Android
7 4 (2.30%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.15%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (1.15%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (18.39%) UML
3 23 (13.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 19 (10.92%) Computer Science
5 15 (8.62%) Device Driver Development
6 13 (7.47%) Requirements Gathering
6 13 (7.47%) Signal Processing
7 12 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.90%) SDLC
8 11 (6.32%) Test Automation
8 11 (6.32%) Unit Testing
8 11 (6.32%) Validation
9 10 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (5.17%) Multithreading
11 7 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (4.02%) Cryptography
11 7 (4.02%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (3.45%) DevOps
12 6 (3.45%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 153 (87.93%) C
2 114 (65.52%) C++
3 79 (45.40%) Embedded C
4 33 (18.97%) Embedded C++
5 23 (13.22%) Python
6 16 (9.20%) C#
7 9 (5.17%) Assembly Language
7 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.87%) Java
9 4 (2.30%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.57%) Go
10 1 (0.57%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (27.59%) Degree
2 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
2 10 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) MISRA
2 10 (5.75%) ISO 26262
3 8 (4.60%) MISRA C
4 6 (3.45%) IEC 61508
4 6 (3.45%) QA
5 5 (2.87%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.57%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (16.09%) Firmware
2 2 (1.15%) iptables
3 1 (0.57%) Docker
3 1 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (1.72%) Broadcom
1 3 (1.72%) Intel
2 2 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (1.15%) QNX
3 1 (0.57%) Apple
3 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (0.57%) Dell
3 1 (0.57%) EMC
3 1 (0.57%) IBM