The median annual salary for an Embedded Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 May 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
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 705 733
Rank change year-on-year +132 +28  
Permanent jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 295 223 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 247 212 203
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 81863 94744 106016
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.15% 96.46% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67573 79716 86940
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,092 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.75%  

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in the UK

Embedded Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +127 279 £40,000 - 55
East of England +23 72 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Cambridgeshire +38 66 £52,500 +16.66% 16
Yorkshire +64 65 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Cambridge +40 65 £52,500 +16.66% 15
South East +27 46 £42,500 +6.25% 12
South Yorkshire - 40 £42,500 - 1
South West +35 36 £37,500 -6.25% 11
London +47 19 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Scotland +23 16 £50,000 +31.57% 3
Hampshire +21 14 £55,000 +37.50% 5
East Midlands +7 14 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +30 13 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Barnsley - 13 £42,500 - 1
Glasgow - 12 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +32 11 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Doncaster - 11 £40,000 -
North East +20 9 £35,000 -23.91% 2
Durham +3 9 £35,000 -23.91% 1
West Midlands +3 9 £40,000 -2.43% 4
Gloucestershire +2 9 £34,500 -13.75% 2
Manchester -24 9 £37,500 -6.25% 3
North West -25 9 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Falmouth - 9 £37,500 -
Penryn - 9 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 9 £37,500 -
Bristol +11 8 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Kent +15 7 £37,500 -
Bracknell +28 6 £40,000 - 1
Leicestershire +7 6 £35,000 +7.69%

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 560 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 500 (88.97%) C
3 457 (81.32%) C++
4 288 (51.25%) Embedded C
5 243 (43.24%) Linux
6 212 (37.72%) Embedded C++
7 197 (35.05%) Electronics
8 175 (31.14%) Firmware
9 171 (30.43%) Degree
10 147 (26.16%) Python
11 141 (25.09%) Wireless
12 127 (22.60%) Ethernet
13 114 (20.28%) TCP/IP
14 100 (17.79%) Embedded Systems
15 99 (17.62%) Bluetooth
16 98 (17.44%) Computer Science
17 97 (17.26%) Embedded Linux
18 95 (16.90%) Windows
19 90 (16.01%) Java
20 78 (13.88%) OO
21 75 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
22 71 (12.63%) Embedded Software Development
22 71 (12.63%) SDLC
23 67 (11.92%) Git (software)
24 66 (11.74%) RS-232
25 64 (11.39%) HTML
26 59 (10.50%) RS-485
27 57 (10.14%) Device Driver
28 56 (9.96%) Visual Studio
29 54 (9.61%) ZigBee

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 10 (1.78%) Simulink
2 8 (1.42%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.78%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.18%) GitHub
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (25.09%) Wireless
2 127 (22.60%) Ethernet
3 114 (20.28%) TCP/IP
4 99 (17.62%) Bluetooth
5 66 (11.74%) RS-232
6 59 (10.50%) RS-485
7 54 (9.61%) ZigBee
8 41 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (5.52%) GPRS
10 27 (4.80%) GSM
11 23 (4.09%) RS-422
12 21 (3.74%) Internet
13 16 (2.85%) InfiniBand
14 9 (1.60%) 802.11
15 8 (1.42%) Modbus
16 6 (1.07%) HTTP
17 5 (0.89%) Profibus
17 5 (0.89%) SNMP
18 4 (0.71%) IPv6
18 4 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.31%) MySQL
2 3 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 67 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 56 (9.96%) Visual Studio
3 43 (7.65%) Subversion
4 40 (7.12%) JIRA
5 34 (6.05%) Eclipse
6 30 (5.34%) Android Studio
7 11 (1.96%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.71%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.71%) PVCS
9 3 (0.53%) CANoe
9 3 (0.53%) VectorCAST
10 2 (0.36%) GCC
10 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.18%) CMake
11 1 (0.18%) CppUnit
11 1 (0.18%) GDB
11 1 (0.18%) GNU Toolchain
11 1 (0.18%) Hudson
11 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 197 (35.05%) Electronics
2 50 (8.90%) Manufacturing
3 48 (8.54%) Automotive
4 30 (5.34%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.14%) Aerospace
5 12 (2.14%) Multimedia
6 5 (0.89%) Games
7 4 (0.71%) Finance
7 4 (0.71%) Legal
7 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Banking
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
8 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.39%) HTML
2 33 (5.87%) Qt
3 25 (4.45%) .NET
4 13 (2.31%) POSIX
5 12 (2.14%) MFC
6 11 (1.96%) 802.1X
6 11 (1.96%) Qt Quick
6 11 (1.96%) Yocto
7 8 (1.42%) Middleware
7 8 (1.42%) XML
8 7 (1.25%) Node.js
8 7 (1.25%) Web Services
9 6 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.07%) JSON
9 6 (1.07%) REST
10 5 (0.89%) HTML5
11 4 (0.71%) STL
11 4 (0.71%) wxWidgets
12 3 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (0.53%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.79%) Embedded Systems
2 98 (17.44%) Computer Science
3 57 (10.14%) Device Driver
4 36 (6.41%) Home Automation
5 33 (5.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 29 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (4.80%) Algorithms
8 23 (4.09%) CAN bus
9 17 (3.02%) Internet of Things
10 10 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.25%) Contactless
11 7 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (1.25%) VHDL
12 6 (1.07%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.89%) CPLD
14 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.71%) Smartcard
15 3 (0.53%) EMV
15 3 (0.53%) Smart Energy
15 3 (0.53%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 243 (43.24%) Linux
2 97 (17.26%) Embedded Linux
3 95 (16.90%) Windows
4 53 (9.43%) Android
5 38 (6.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 10 (1.78%) ThreadX
7 7 (1.25%) Unix
8 6 (1.07%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.89%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.18%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 78 (13.88%) OO
3 75 (13.35%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (12.63%) Embedded Software Development
4 71 (12.63%) SDLC
5 53 (9.43%) Mathematics
6 43 (7.65%) Validation
7 29 (5.16%) UML
7 29 (5.16%) Waterfall
8 24 (4.27%) OOD
9 22 (3.91%) Device Driver Development
10 21 (3.74%) Test Automation
11 20 (3.56%) Multithreading
11 20 (3.56%) Physics
11 20 (3.56%) Telematics
12 19 (3.38%) Computer Architecture
13 18 (3.20%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (2.85%) Feasibility Study
14 16 (2.85%) Software Architecture
14 16 (2.85%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 500 (88.97%) C
2 457 (81.32%) C++
3 288 (51.25%) Embedded C
4 212 (37.72%) Embedded C++
5 147 (26.16%) Python
6 90 (16.01%) Java
7 48 (8.54%) JavaScript
8 46 (8.19%) C#
9 38 (6.76%) SQL
10 36 (6.41%) Perl
11 25 (4.45%) Assembly Language
11 25 (4.45%) MATLAB
12 24 (4.27%) ANSI C
13 19 (3.38%) Bash Shell
14 17 (3.02%) PHP
15 14 (2.49%) VB
16 11 (1.96%) VB6
17 9 (1.60%) Ruby
18 4 (0.71%) Groovy
19 3 (0.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 171 (30.43%) Degree
2 30 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.14%) HND
5 6 (1.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.71%) PhD
7 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.56%) ISO 9001
1 20 (3.56%) MISRA
2 11 (1.96%) JTAG
2 11 (1.96%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.53%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 175 (31.14%) Firmware
2 7 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.36%) Docker
Vendors
1 25 (4.45%) Freescale
2 17 (3.02%) Atmel
3 11 (1.96%) EMC
4 10 (1.78%) Green Hills
4 10 (1.78%) Xilinx
5 9 (1.60%) NEC
6 8 (1.42%) Renesas
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft
8 4 (0.71%) Lauterbach
8 4 (0.71%) QNX
8 4 (0.71%) Rockwell
9 3 (0.53%) Altera
9 3 (0.53%) Fujitsu
9 3 (0.53%) MKS
10 2 (0.36%) Intel
10 2 (0.36%) SAP
11 1 (0.18%) Signiant
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Stock Options + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IT Connections
Salary: Attractive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension, Flexi, Career Progress, Sto
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Pension + Stock + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Excellent Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago