Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 689 904
Rank change year-on-year +98 +215 -61
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 698 531 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 587 461 390
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £53,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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
England +106 652 £50,000 +17.65% 154
UK excluding London +87 639 £50,000 +17.65% 147
East of England +104 253 £53,000 +17.78% 56
South East +60 156 £50,000 +11.11% 33
South West +46 104 £45,000 +4.05% 21
London -6 48 £50,000 - 13
North of England -43 48 £40,000 - 9
Midlands -21 42 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Scotland -17 33 £45,000 - 4
West Midlands -19 30 £45,000 +12.50% 15
North West +11 28 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -30 17 £38,750 -3.13% 4
East Midlands -3 12 £50,250 +34.00% 6
Wales +15 3 £47,500 +5.56% 1
North East -28 3 £28,250 -10.32%

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 684 (97.99%) Software Engineering
2 592 (84.81%) C
3 555 (79.51%) C++
4 304 (43.55%) Linux
5 303 (43.41%) Embedded C
6 232 (33.24%) Degree
7 230 (32.95%) Embedded C++
8 165 (23.64%) Python
9 164 (23.50%) Computer Science
10 140 (20.06%) Embedded Linux
11 135 (19.34%) Embedded Systems
12 126 (18.05%) Electronics
13 98 (14.04%) Embedded Software Development
14 97 (13.90%) Wireless
15 94 (13.47%) C#
16 88 (12.61%) Windows
17 87 (12.46%) Firmware
18 83 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (9.89%) Mathematics
19 69 (9.89%) Device Driver
20 60 (8.60%) Assembly Language
20 60 (8.60%) Java
21 59 (8.45%) Bluetooth
22 57 (8.17%) Physics
23 52 (7.45%) OO
24 51 (7.31%) UML
25 45 (6.45%) Validation
26 44 (6.30%) Signal Processing
27 42 (6.02%) Algorithms
28 41 (5.87%) Device Driver Development

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 9 (1.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (2.15%) Simulink
2 8 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.29%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.29%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.29%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.14%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.90%) Wireless
2 59 (8.45%) Bluetooth
3 35 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 35 (5.01%) Wi-Fi
4 30 (4.30%) Ethernet
5 25 (3.58%) Internet
6 20 (2.87%) ZigBee
7 16 (2.29%) RS-232
8 14 (2.01%) 802.11
8 14 (2.01%) DHCP
8 14 (2.01%) InfiniBand
9 13 (1.86%) 3GPP
10 12 (1.72%) 802.15
10 12 (1.72%) MQTT
11 11 (1.58%) RS-485
12 6 (0.86%) GSM
13 4 (0.57%) LTE
13 4 (0.57%) Modbus
13 4 (0.57%) UMTS
14 3 (0.43%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.43%) MySQL
2 1 (0.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.01%) Subversion
3 17 (2.44%) JIRA
4 12 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.72%) GCC
6 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.43%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.43%) VectorCAST
8 2 (0.29%) CMake
8 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.29%) Selenium
9 1 (0.14%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.14%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.14%) GDB
9 1 (0.14%) GNU Toolchain
9 1 (0.14%) Hudson
9 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 126 (18.05%) Electronics
2 40 (5.73%) Manufacturing
3 34 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.72%) Automotive
5 23 (3.30%) Multimedia
6 13 (1.86%) Aerospace
6 13 (1.86%) Military
7 4 (0.57%) Marketing
8 3 (0.43%) Finance
9 2 (0.29%) Advertising
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) German Language
10 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.30%) Qt
2 31 (4.44%) .NET
3 27 (3.87%) HTML
4 14 (2.01%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.29%) OpenGL
5 9 (1.29%) STL
6 8 (1.15%) Node.js
6 8 (1.15%) Yocto
7 7 (1.00%) QML
8 6 (0.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (0.86%) HEVC
8 6 (0.86%) POSIX
9 5 (0.72%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.72%) Middleware
9 5 (0.72%) XML
10 4 (0.57%) .NET Compact Framework
11 2 (0.29%) CSS
11 2 (0.29%) Flash
11 2 (0.29%) OpenEmbedded
11 2 (0.29%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 164 (23.50%) Computer Science
2 135 (19.34%) Embedded Systems
3 69 (9.89%) Device Driver
4 42 (6.02%) Algorithms
5 36 (5.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 29 (4.15%) Life Science
7 23 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.87%) Internet of Things
9 18 (2.58%) Verilog
10 10 (1.43%) Robotics
10 10 (1.43%) Smart Energy
10 10 (1.43%) VHDL
11 8 (1.15%) Cyber Warfare
12 7 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (0.72%) ASIC
14 4 (0.57%) Optoelectronics
14 4 (0.57%) User Experience
15 3 (0.43%) Raspberry Pi
16 2 (0.29%) CAN bus
16 2 (0.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 304 (43.55%) Linux
2 140 (20.06%) Embedded Linux
3 88 (12.61%) Windows
4 32 (4.58%) Android
5 23 (3.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 19 (2.72%) VxWorks
7 18 (2.58%) FreeRTOS
8 10 (1.43%) ThreadX
9 6 (0.86%) Unix
10 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.43%) SafeRTOS
11 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (97.99%) Software Engineering
2 98 (14.04%) Embedded Software Development
3 83 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (9.89%) Mathematics
5 57 (8.17%) Physics
6 52 (7.45%) OO
7 51 (7.31%) UML
8 45 (6.45%) Validation
9 44 (6.30%) Signal Processing
10 41 (5.87%) Device Driver Development
10 41 (5.87%) Scrum
11 33 (4.73%) Multithreading
11 33 (4.73%) SDLC
12 31 (4.44%) OOD
13 30 (4.30%) Unit Testing
14 29 (4.15%) TDD
15 28 (4.01%) Video Processing
16 27 (3.87%) Digital Signal Processing
16 27 (3.87%) Linux Kernel Development
17 26 (3.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 592 (84.81%) C
2 555 (79.51%) C++
3 303 (43.41%) Embedded C
4 230 (32.95%) Embedded C++
5 165 (23.64%) Python
6 94 (13.47%) C#
7 60 (8.60%) Assembly Language
7 60 (8.60%) Java
8 32 (4.58%) SQL
9 31 (4.44%) JavaScript
10 30 (4.30%) MATLAB
11 21 (3.01%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.58%) Lua
13 17 (2.44%) Perl
14 13 (1.86%) Ada
15 10 (1.43%) VC++
16 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.29%) R
16 9 (1.29%) Tcl
17 3 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 232 (33.24%) Degree
2 40 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.01%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.00%) HND
7 4 (0.57%) PhD
8 3 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.15%) MISRA
2 15 (2.15%) MISRA C
3 8 (1.15%) ISO 13485
3 8 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.15%) QA
4 7 (1.00%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.57%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.57%) JTAG
6 3 (0.43%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.43%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.14%) ECSS
7 1 (0.14%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 87 (12.46%) Firmware
2 2 (0.29%) iptables
3 1 (0.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (3.15%) Dell
1 22 (3.15%) HP
2 19 (2.72%) Atmel
3 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
4 4 (0.57%) EMC
4 4 (0.57%) Xilinx
5 3 (0.43%) Wind River
6 2 (0.29%) Altera
6 2 (0.29%) Capita
6 2 (0.29%) Freescale
6 2 (0.29%) MathWorks
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.29%) PTC
6 2 (0.29%) QNX
6 2 (0.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.14%) BT
7 1 (0.14%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.14%) IBM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle