Period
to 20 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 759 912
Rank change year-on-year -19 +153 -83
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 435 502 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.64% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 388 451 363
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £58,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Embedded Systems is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75372 78335 91307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 41.03% 41.62%
Number of salaries quoted 56578 64226 73065
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Systems.

Salary trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
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 Systems within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 -13 415 £45,000 - 38
UK excluding London -7 399 £45,000 - 36
South East -62 112 £45,000 - 5
South West +77 111 £40,000 -15.79% 3
East of England +8 87 £50,000 - 16
London +40 39 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Midlands -4 37 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +7 33 £35,000 +2.94% 8
West Midlands +27 25 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North West -12 16 £45,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands -10 12 £41,250 -8.33%
North East +22 11 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Scotland +4 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Yorkshire +30 6 £40,000 +48.15% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £35,000 - 2
Wales +22 2 £36,000 -15.29%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 276 (63.45%) C
2 275 (63.22%) C++
3 271 (62.30%) Software Engineering
4 166 (38.16%) Linux
5 144 (33.10%) Degree
6 120 (27.59%) Electronics
7 97 (22.30%) Python
8 88 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (19.77%) Embedded C
10 83 (19.08%) Computer Science
11 76 (17.47%) Windows
12 65 (14.94%) Wireless
13 64 (14.71%) C#
14 62 (14.25%) OO
15 59 (13.56%) Test Automation
16 57 (13.10%) Firmware
17 53 (12.18%) Manufacturing
18 46 (10.57%) Bluetooth
19 44 (10.11%) Validation
20 43 (9.89%) Embedded C++
21 40 (9.20%) Telecoms
22 39 (8.97%) Java
23 38 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
24 37 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
25 35 (8.05%) Wi-Fi
26 34 (7.82%) Android
27 32 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
28 31 (7.13%) QA
28 31 (7.13%) Finance
29 30 (6.90%) Automotive

Embedded Systems
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 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) Simulink
2 7 (1.61%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.38%) GitHub
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) npm
3 2 (0.46%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 65 (14.94%) Wireless
2 46 (10.57%) Bluetooth
3 35 (8.05%) Wi-Fi
4 27 (6.21%) Ethernet
5 15 (3.45%) Internet
6 13 (2.99%) ZigBee
7 11 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.30%) RS-232
8 10 (2.30%) RS-485
9 9 (2.07%) DHCP
10 7 (1.61%) Z-Wave
11 6 (1.38%) IPv4
12 5 (1.15%) DVB
12 5 (1.15%) IPv6
12 5 (1.15%) Modbus
12 5 (1.15%) Network Security
12 5 (1.15%) RFID
12 5 (1.15%) UPnP
13 4 (0.92%) FlexRay
13 4 (0.92%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.07%) Big Data
3 1 (0.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (4.37%) Visual Studio
2 17 (3.91%) Subversion
3 14 (3.22%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.53%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.53%) JIRA
5 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.61%) Selenium
6 5 (1.15%) JBehave
6 5 (1.15%) JUnit
6 5 (1.15%) LabVIEW
6 5 (1.15%) WATIR
7 4 (0.92%) Ant
7 4 (0.92%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.92%) Hudson
7 4 (0.92%) NUnit
8 3 (0.69%) GDB
9 2 (0.46%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.46%) Redmine
General
1 120 (27.59%) Electronics
2 53 (12.18%) Manufacturing
3 40 (9.20%) Telecoms
4 31 (7.13%) Finance
5 30 (6.90%) Automotive
6 22 (5.06%) Marketing
7 19 (4.37%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.61%) Games
8 7 (1.61%) Retail
9 6 (1.38%) Military
10 5 (1.15%) Avionics
11 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 209 (48.05%) Software Engineer
2 182 (41.84%) Embedded Engineer
3 132 (30.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 84 (19.31%) C++ Software Engineer
5 65 (14.94%) Embedded C Engineer
6 57 (13.10%) C Software Engineer
7 55 (12.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 53 (12.18%) Senior Software Engineer
9 49 (11.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 48 (11.03%) Developer
10 48 (11.03%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 48 (11.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 47 (10.80%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 42 (9.66%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 42 (9.66%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 34 (7.82%) Architect
14 33 (7.59%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
15 29 (6.67%) Test Engineer
16 27 (6.21%) Firmware Engineer
16 27 (6.21%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.67%) Middleware
2 24 (5.52%) .NET
3 23 (5.29%) HTML
4 22 (5.06%) Qt
5 14 (3.22%) XML
6 11 (2.53%) WPF
7 9 (2.07%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.84%) JSF
8 8 (1.84%) Spring
9 7 (1.61%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.38%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.38%) CSS
10 6 (1.38%) HTML5
10 6 (1.38%) MFC
10 6 (1.38%) QML
10 6 (1.38%) React
10 6 (1.38%) Yocto
11 5 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.08%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.75%) Device Driver
4 22 (5.06%) Algorithms
5 19 (4.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 16 (3.68%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.22%) Life Science
7 14 (3.22%) VHDL
8 12 (2.76%) Robotics
9 11 (2.53%) ASIC
10 10 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 10 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.07%) Internet of Things
11 9 (2.07%) User Experience
12 6 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
13 5 (1.15%) MPEG
13 5 (1.15%) STB
13 5 (1.15%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.92%) CPLD
14 4 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 166 (38.16%) Linux
2 76 (17.47%) Windows
3 37 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
4 34 (7.82%) Android
5 21 (4.83%) Apple iOS
5 21 (4.83%) Unix
6 4 (0.92%) ThreadX
7 3 (0.69%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (62.30%) Software Engineering
2 88 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (14.25%) OO
4 59 (13.56%) Test Automation
5 44 (10.11%) Validation
6 32 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 29 (6.67%) Project Management
7 29 (6.67%) SDLC
8 26 (5.98%) Unit Testing
9 25 (5.75%) Multithreading
9 25 (5.75%) Open Source
10 24 (5.52%) Scrum
11 21 (4.83%) Mentoring
11 21 (4.83%) OOP
11 21 (4.83%) Physics
12 20 (4.60%) Device Driver Development
12 20 (4.60%) Embedded Software Development
13 19 (4.37%) UML
14 18 (4.14%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 276 (63.45%) C
2 275 (63.22%) C++
3 97 (22.30%) Python
4 86 (19.77%) Embedded C
5 64 (14.71%) C#
6 43 (9.89%) Embedded C++
7 39 (8.97%) Java
8 27 (6.21%) JavaScript
9 25 (5.75%) Assembly Language
10 21 (4.83%) Bash Shell
11 20 (4.60%) Perl
12 17 (3.91%) Lua
13 16 (3.68%) MATLAB
14 13 (2.99%) SQL
15 6 (1.38%) Delphi
15 6 (1.38%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.38%) VB
16 5 (1.15%) Ada
16 5 (1.15%) Ruby
17 4 (0.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 144 (33.10%) Degree
2 38 (8.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.14%) HND
5 8 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.69%) PhD
8 2 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.46%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.46%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.46%) GXPN
8 2 (0.46%) HNC
8 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.46%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (0.23%) CEH
9 1 (0.23%) GIAC
9 1 (0.23%) GPEN
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.23%) MBA
9 1 (0.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.13%) QA
2 29 (6.67%) ISO 9001
3 9 (2.07%) DO-178B
4 8 (1.84%) ISO 13485
4 8 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.38%) ISO 26262
5 6 (1.38%) MISRA
6 5 (1.15%) JTAG
7 4 (0.92%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.69%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.69%) MiFID
9 2 (0.46%) DO-254
10 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.23%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 57 (13.10%) Firmware
2 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.23%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) HockeyApp
1 2 (0.46%) SELinux
2 1 (0.23%) Defensics
2 1 (0.23%) Nessus
2 1 (0.23%) Nmap
2 1 (0.23%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 17 (3.91%) Freescale
2 14 (3.22%) SAP
3 12 (2.76%) EMC
4 10 (2.30%) Oracle
5 7 (1.61%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.15%) Google
7 4 (0.92%) MathWorks
7 4 (0.92%) Perforce
8 3 (0.69%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.46%) Altera
9 2 (0.46%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.46%) Atmel
9 2 (0.46%) Green Hills
9 2 (0.46%) MKS
9 2 (0.46%) QNX
9 2 (0.46%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.23%) Coverity
10 1 (0.23%) IBM
10 1 (0.23%) Intel
10 1 (0.23%) Qualys