Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 674 738 751
Rank change year-on-year +64 +13 +41
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 449 472 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.68% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 295 370 391
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -5.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,375 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -5.68%

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 60,403 69,886 68,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.59% 40.53% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45,656 54,250 54,566
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,403
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +64 425 £47,500 +5.56% 70
UK excluding London +11 350 £45,000 - 74
South East +20 98 £50,000 +11.11% 24
London +113 91 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Midlands +70 87 £40,000 -11.11% 6
South West -42 61 £45,000 - 14
East Midlands +79 56 £45,000 - 2
North of England +51 46 £42,500 - 13
East of England +41 41 £47,500 - 10
West Midlands +12 31 £35,000 -18.60% 4
North West +42 30 £45,000 - 7
Scotland +10 13 £37,000 -7.50% 3
Yorkshire +3 12 £42,500 +8.97% 2
North East +16 4 £42,500 +9.68% 4
Northern Ireland -33 3 - -
Wales +12 1 £31,500 -18.18% 4

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 317 (70.60%) C
2 301 (67.04%) C++
3 275 (61.25%) Software Engineering
4 213 (47.44%) Degree
5 156 (34.74%) Linux
6 134 (29.84%) Firmware
7 127 (28.29%) Python
8 119 (26.50%) Electronics
9 110 (24.50%) C#
10 107 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (18.93%) Embedded C
12 77 (17.15%) Java
12 77 (17.15%) Computer Science
13 67 (14.92%) Unit Testing
13 67 (14.92%) Manufacturing
14 61 (13.59%) TCP/IP
14 61 (13.59%) FreeRTOS
15 60 (13.36%) RS-485
16 58 (12.92%) Modbus
17 57 (12.69%) CAN bus
18 51 (11.36%) Scrum
19 48 (10.69%) Windows
20 47 (10.47%) Android
21 46 (10.24%) Visual Studio
22 45 (10.02%) JavaScript
22 45 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
23 43 (9.58%) Git (software)
23 43 (9.58%) Test Automation
24 42 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
25 41 (9.13%) Microsoft

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 4 (0.89%) Confluence
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.22%) lighttpd
3 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.11%) Simulink
3 4 (0.89%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.45%) GNU Octave
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.22%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.22%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.34%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.78%) GitHub
4 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (13.59%) TCP/IP
2 60 (13.36%) RS-485
3 58 (12.92%) Modbus
4 40 (8.91%) Wireless
5 36 (8.02%) Bluetooth
6 27 (6.01%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (4.45%) Ethernet
8 12 (2.67%) GSM
9 8 (1.78%) RS-232
10 7 (1.56%) Internet
10 7 (1.56%) MQTT
11 5 (1.11%) 3G
11 5 (1.11%) RS-422
11 5 (1.11%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.89%) Firewall
13 3 (0.67%) Broadband
13 3 (0.67%) SMPP
13 3 (0.67%) SMS
13 3 (0.67%) VDSL
13 3 (0.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.56%) MySQL
3 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.89%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) EDMS
7 1 (0.22%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (10.24%) Visual Studio
2 43 (9.58%) Git (software)
3 35 (7.80%) Maven
4 31 (6.90%) Robot Framework
5 30 (6.68%) Subversion
6 16 (3.56%) Rational DOORS
7 15 (3.34%) JIRA
8 14 (3.12%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.00%) GCC
10 8 (1.78%) Ant
10 8 (1.78%) Apache Ivy
11 7 (1.56%) CppUnit
12 5 (1.11%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.11%) CodeWarrior
12 5 (1.11%) LabVIEW
12 5 (1.11%) StarTeam
12 5 (1.11%) VectorCAST
13 4 (0.89%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.89%) Redmine
13 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (26.50%) Electronics
2 67 (14.92%) Manufacturing
3 37 (8.24%) Marketing
4 27 (6.01%) Telecoms
5 23 (5.12%) Automotive
6 14 (3.12%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.11%) Retail
9 3 (0.67%) Finance
9 3 (0.67%) Games
9 3 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 205 (45.66%) Software Engineer
2 203 (45.21%) Embedded Engineer
3 158 (35.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 56 (12.47%) Developer
5 38 (8.46%) Senior Software Engineer
6 35 (7.80%) Test Engineer
7 32 (7.13%) Firmware Engineer
7 32 (7.13%) Systems Engineer
8 26 (5.79%) Lead Software Engineer
9 22 (4.90%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 22 (4.90%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 21 (4.68%) C++ Software Engineer
11 20 (4.45%) Embedded Developer
12 19 (4.23%) Graduate
12 19 (4.23%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
13 17 (3.79%) C++ Developer
14 16 (3.56%) Electronics Engineer
14 16 (3.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
15 15 (3.34%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.57%) Spring
2 20 (4.45%) .NET
2 20 (4.45%) COM
3 16 (3.56%) AngularJS
4 15 (3.34%) Qt
5 11 (2.45%) Web Services
6 9 (2.00%) CSS
6 9 (2.00%) REST
6 9 (2.00%) WPF
7 8 (1.78%) JSON
7 8 (1.78%) TensorFlow
7 8 (1.78%) Vulkan
8 7 (1.56%) MFC
8 7 (1.56%) Node.js
9 6 (1.34%) HTML
10 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.11%) Middleware
11 4 (0.89%) HTML5
11 4 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.69%) CAN bus
2 34 (7.57%) Device Driver
3 32 (7.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 30 (6.68%) Algorithms
5 25 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.67%) CPLD
6 12 (2.67%) Robotics
6 12 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.23%) Raspberry Pi
8 9 (2.00%) CESG
9 8 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.78%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.78%) User Experience
10 7 (1.56%) Life Science
10 7 (1.56%) SCADA
11 6 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.34%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.34%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.34%) Renewable Energy
12 5 (1.11%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 156 (34.74%) Linux
2 61 (13.59%) FreeRTOS
3 48 (10.69%) Windows
4 47 (10.47%) Android
5 37 (8.24%) Apple iOS
6 27 (6.01%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (4.23%) Unix
8 8 (1.78%) ThreadX
8 8 (1.78%) Tizen
9 7 (1.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (61.25%) Software Engineering
2 107 (23.83%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (17.15%) Computer Science
4 67 (14.92%) Unit Testing
5 51 (11.36%) Scrum
6 45 (10.02%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (9.58%) Test Automation
8 42 (9.35%) Cybersecurity
9 38 (8.46%) Technical Leadership
10 37 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (7.57%) Time Management
12 29 (6.46%) Mathematics
13 25 (5.57%) OO
13 25 (5.57%) Open Source
14 24 (5.35%) Validation
15 23 (5.12%) UML
16 19 (4.23%) SDLC
16 19 (4.23%) Software Testing
16 19 (4.23%) Systems Engineering
17 18 (4.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 317 (70.60%) C
2 301 (67.04%) C++
3 127 (28.29%) Python
4 110 (24.50%) C#
5 85 (18.93%) Embedded C
6 77 (17.15%) Java
7 45 (10.02%) JavaScript
8 36 (8.02%) Embedded C++
9 26 (5.79%) Bash Shell
10 22 (4.90%) Lua
11 19 (4.23%) SQL
12 18 (4.01%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.45%) Assembly Language
14 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.78%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.34%) PHP
17 5 (1.11%) XAML
18 4 (0.89%) Perl
19 3 (0.67%) Ada
20 2 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 213 (47.44%) Degree
2 32 (7.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (6.01%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.00%) CREST Certified
6 8 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.56%) GIAC
7 7 (1.56%) GREM
7 7 (1.56%) HND
7 7 (1.56%) MCP
8 4 (0.89%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.89%) HNC
8 4 (0.89%) ISEB
9 3 (0.67%) PhD
10 2 (0.45%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.45%) GPEN
10 2 (0.45%) GXPN
10 2 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.45%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.79%) QA
2 6 (1.34%) IEC 62304
2 6 (1.34%) MISRA
3 4 (0.89%) JTAG
4 3 (0.67%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.67%) ISO 26262
4 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.45%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 134 (29.84%) Firmware
2 7 (1.56%) Docker
3 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.34%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.45%) Kibana
Vendors
1 41 (9.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.01%) EMC
3 17 (3.79%) QNX
4 11 (2.45%) Google
5 10 (2.23%) Oracle
6 9 (2.00%) BT
7 5 (1.11%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.11%) Lauterbach
8 4 (0.89%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (0.89%) MKS
8 4 (0.89%) Xilinx
9 3 (0.67%) SAP
10 2 (0.45%) Atmel
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco
10 2 (0.45%) Facebook
11 1 (0.22%) ANSYS
11 1 (0.22%) MathWorks
11 1 (0.22%) VMware