Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 637 667 854
Rank change year-on-year +30 +187 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 613 565 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 487 487 417
UK median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.46% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,125
90th Percentile £64,250 £56,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 165,559 165,529 192,856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.25% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,645 136,314 161,969
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
UK excluding London +34 586 £47,500 +18.75% 186
England +28 572 £47,500 +15.85% 179
East of England +20 164 £55,000 +22.22% 53
South East +59 161 £47,500 +11.76% 46
South West +69 139 £50,000 +33.33% 24
Midlands -3 49 £45,000 +12.50% 19
North of England -102 37 £42,500 +6.25% 22
West Midlands +8 31 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Scotland -38 23 £45,000 -7.69% 6
London -22 22 £50,000 - 15
East Midlands -4 18 £45,000 +16.13% 11
North West -5 17 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire -69 16 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Wales - 10 £40,000 - 15
North East -25 4 £35,000 - 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 598 (97.55%) Software Engineering
2 507 (82.71%) C
3 467 (76.18%) C++
4 246 (40.13%) Linux
5 244 (39.80%) Embedded C
6 171 (27.90%) Degree
7 170 (27.73%) Embedded C++
8 133 (21.70%) Python
9 115 (18.76%) Electronics
10 106 (17.29%) Embedded Systems
11 102 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
12 89 (14.52%) Computer Science
13 84 (13.70%) Windows
14 83 (13.54%) Embedded Linux
15 82 (13.38%) C#
15 82 (13.38%) Firmware
16 77 (12.56%) Validation
16 77 (12.56%) OO
17 73 (11.91%) Embedded Software Development
18 70 (11.42%) UML
19 68 (11.09%) Mathematics
20 57 (9.30%) Java
21 53 (8.65%) Security Cleared
22 52 (8.48%) Wireless
23 51 (8.32%) Git (software)
24 50 (8.16%) Bluetooth
24 50 (8.16%) Algorithms
25 49 (7.99%) Device Driver
25 49 (7.99%) Subversion
26 43 (7.01%) OOD

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 15 (2.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (1.63%) Simulink
2 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.16%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.16%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) GitHub
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.48%) Wireless
2 50 (8.16%) Bluetooth
3 36 (5.87%) Ethernet
4 29 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 29 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
5 26 (4.24%) 802.11
6 22 (3.59%) ZigBee
7 21 (3.43%) MQTT
8 20 (3.26%) RS-232
9 18 (2.94%) 3GPP
9 18 (2.94%) 802.15
10 17 (2.77%) Internet
11 14 (2.28%) RS-485
12 8 (1.31%) 5G
12 8 (1.31%) GSM
13 7 (1.14%) RFID
14 4 (0.65%) LTE
14 4 (0.65%) UMTS
15 3 (0.49%) 3G
15 3 (0.49%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.82%) MySQL
2 1 (0.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (8.32%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.99%) Subversion
3 30 (4.89%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.75%) JIRA
5 9 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (0.82%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.82%) CMake
7 4 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.49%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.33%) PVCS
10 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.16%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.16%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.16%) Hudson
10 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.16%) Rational Rose
General
1 115 (18.76%) Electronics
2 38 (6.20%) Automotive
3 37 (6.04%) Aerospace
4 33 (5.38%) Manufacturing
5 22 (3.59%) Marketing
6 19 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.28%) Multimedia
8 7 (1.14%) Military
9 6 (0.98%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Avionics
11 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Finance
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.71%) Qt
2 26 (4.24%) .NET
2 26 (4.24%) 802.1X
3 21 (3.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 21 (3.43%) OpenCV
3 21 (3.43%) STL
4 19 (3.10%) HTML
5 17 (2.77%) OpenGL
5 17 (2.77%) TensorFlow
6 7 (1.14%) Node.js
7 5 (0.82%) POSIX
7 5 (0.82%) QML
8 4 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.65%) XML
9 3 (0.49%) .NET Compact Framework
10 2 (0.33%) Flash
10 2 (0.33%) MFC
10 2 (0.33%) WPF
11 1 (0.16%) J2SE
11 1 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (17.29%) Embedded Systems
2 89 (14.52%) Computer Science
3 50 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 49 (7.99%) Device Driver
5 41 (6.69%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (5.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 22 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.59%) Life Science
8 17 (2.77%) CUDA
8 17 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (2.45%) Internet of Things
10 10 (1.63%) Robotics
11 8 (1.31%) Cyber Warfare
11 8 (1.31%) VHDL
12 6 (0.98%) Smart Energy
13 5 (0.82%) CAN bus
14 4 (0.65%) Verilog
15 3 (0.49%) Derivative
15 3 (0.49%) Optoelectronics
16 2 (0.33%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 246 (40.13%) Linux
2 84 (13.70%) Windows
3 83 (13.54%) Embedded Linux
4 31 (5.06%) FreeRTOS
5 28 (4.57%) Android
6 16 (2.61%) ThreadX
7 12 (1.96%) SafeRTOS
8 10 (1.63%) VxWorks
9 8 (1.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 4 (0.65%) Unix
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 598 (97.55%) Software Engineering
2 102 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (12.56%) OO
3 77 (12.56%) Validation
4 73 (11.91%) Embedded Software Development
5 70 (11.42%) UML
6 68 (11.09%) Mathematics
7 43 (7.01%) OOD
8 42 (6.85%) Image Processing
9 40 (6.53%) Unit Testing
10 39 (6.36%) SDLC
11 38 (6.20%) Physics
12 32 (5.22%) Scrum
13 31 (5.06%) Video Processing
14 27 (4.40%) TDD
15 26 (4.24%) Computer Vision
16 24 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (3.10%) CMMI
17 19 (3.10%) Linux Kernel Development
18 18 (2.94%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 507 (82.71%) C
2 467 (76.18%) C++
3 244 (39.80%) Embedded C
4 170 (27.73%) Embedded C++
5 133 (21.70%) Python
6 82 (13.38%) C#
7 57 (9.30%) Java
8 39 (6.36%) Assembly Language
9 35 (5.71%) SQL
10 32 (5.22%) MATLAB
11 21 (3.43%) JavaScript
12 16 (2.61%) Objective-C
13 13 (2.12%) Ada
14 11 (1.79%) R
14 11 (1.79%) Tcl
14 11 (1.79%) VC++
15 5 (0.82%) Delphi
15 5 (0.82%) Lua
15 5 (0.82%) Pascal
15 5 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (27.90%) Degree
2 53 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.47%) Master's Degree
6 7 (1.14%) HND
7 5 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (0.33%) HNC
8 2 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.71%) MISRA
2 22 (3.59%) MISRA C
3 19 (3.10%) IEC 61508
4 16 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 11 (1.79%) ISO 15765
6 8 (1.31%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.82%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.65%) QA
9 3 (0.49%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.49%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 82 (13.38%) Firmware
2 1 (0.16%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 2 (0.33%) SELinux
2 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (2.94%) Atmel
2 16 (2.61%) Dell
2 16 (2.61%) HP
3 15 (2.45%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.31%) IBM
5 7 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.49%) Apple
6 3 (0.49%) Google
6 3 (0.49%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (0.33%) EMC
7 2 (0.33%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.16%) Freescale
8 1 (0.16%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.16%) MKS
8 1 (0.16%) QNX
8 1 (0.16%) Renesas