Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 558 643 680
Rank change year-on-year +85 +37 +111
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 130 476 542
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.89% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 94 274 453
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,250 £63,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +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 18,957 53,596 65,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.11% 38.91% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15,268 40,581 49,852
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Systems.

Salary trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
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 Systems within the UK over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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 +45 115 £50,000 - 69
England +74 114 £50,000 - 79
South East +81 30 £47,500 -6.86% 19
North of England +115 21 £55,000 +33.33% 5
East of England +121 18 £47,500 -8.65% 21
Midlands +136 17 £50,000 -4.76% 11
South West +25 13 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Scotland +95 12 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Work from Home +30 12 £40,000 -30.43% 10
Yorkshire +121 11 £60,000 +29.73% 2
North West +88 10 £55,000 +37.50% 2
East Midlands +87 9 £55,000 -15.38% 2
West Midlands +113 8 £47,500 -9.52% 9
London +243 7 £62,500 +19.05% 14
Northern Ireland +20 4 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 76 (58.46%) Software Engineering
2 73 (56.15%) C
3 70 (53.85%) C++
4 46 (35.38%) Linux
5 32 (24.62%) Electronics
6 29 (22.31%) Firmware
7 27 (20.77%) Automotive
8 25 (19.23%) Python
8 25 (19.23%) Degree
9 23 (17.69%) C#
10 22 (16.92%) HTML
10 22 (16.92%) CSS
10 22 (16.92%) Computer Science
11 20 (15.38%) Embedded C
11 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
12 19 (14.62%) UML
13 17 (13.08%) .NET
13 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
13 17 (13.08%) Mentoring
14 16 (12.31%) Validation
14 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
15 15 (11.54%) Ethernet
15 15 (11.54%) Embedded C++
16 14 (10.77%) SQL
16 14 (10.77%) AWS
17 13 (10.00%) Android
17 13 (10.00%) Prototyping
18 12 (9.23%) Windows
18 12 (9.23%) Aerospace

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 1 (0.77%) Confluence
1 1 (0.77%) IIS
1 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Simulink
2 5 (3.85%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) AWS
2 6 (4.62%) GitHub
3 4 (3.08%) Azure
4 3 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.31%) SaaS
4 3 (2.31%) Serverless
5 1 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) TCP/IP
2 15 (11.54%) Ethernet
3 11 (8.46%) Bluetooth
4 10 (7.69%) Network Security
4 10 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (6.92%) Wireless
6 8 (6.15%) MQTT
7 6 (4.62%) FlexRay
8 3 (2.31%) Internet
8 3 (2.31%) RS-232
8 3 (2.31%) RS-485
9 2 (1.54%) Broadband
9 2 (1.54%) Firewall
10 1 (0.77%) 3G
10 1 (0.77%) FTP
10 1 (0.77%) GSM
10 1 (0.77%) LAN
10 1 (0.77%) SpaceWire
10 1 (0.77%) WAN
10 1 (0.77%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.77%) SQLite
4 1 (0.77%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.08%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.31%) Subversion
4 2 (1.54%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.77%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.77%) Redmine
General
1 32 (24.62%) Electronics
2 27 (20.77%) Automotive
3 12 (9.23%) Aerospace
4 10 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.38%) Finance
6 5 (3.85%) Advertising
7 4 (3.08%) Games
7 4 (3.08%) Military
8 2 (1.54%) Law
9 1 (0.77%) Marketing
9 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (48.46%) Software Engineer
2 48 (36.92%) Embedded Engineer
3 43 (33.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 26 (20.00%) Developer
5 20 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (11.54%) Senior Software Engineer
7 14 (10.77%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Electronics Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) C Software Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) Embedded C Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (7.69%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 8 (6.15%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 7 (5.38%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 7 (5.38%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 7 (5.38%) Test Engineer
14 6 (4.62%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.92%) CSS
1 22 (16.92%) HTML
2 17 (13.08%) .NET
3 9 (6.92%) HTML5
4 8 (6.15%) .NET Core
4 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 8 (6.15%) Node.js
5 5 (3.85%) GraphQL
5 5 (3.85%) jQuery
5 5 (3.85%) React
5 5 (3.85%) React Native
5 5 (3.85%) XML
6 4 (3.08%) Django
6 4 (3.08%) JSON
6 4 (3.08%) Qt
7 3 (2.31%) LESS
7 3 (2.31%) LINQ
7 3 (2.31%) Middleware
7 3 (2.31%) RESTful
7 3 (2.31%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.92%) User Experience
3 8 (6.15%) Device Driver
4 6 (4.62%) Analogue Electronics
4 6 (4.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.08%) 3D Printing
5 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Arduino
5 4 (3.08%) Industry 4.0
5 4 (3.08%) Smart City
6 2 (1.54%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.54%) Optoelectronics
6 2 (1.54%) Robotics
6 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.54%) Verilog
6 2 (1.54%) VHDL
7 1 (0.77%) Blog
7 1 (0.77%) CESG
7 1 (0.77%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) Linux
2 13 (10.00%) Android
3 12 (9.23%) Windows
4 10 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.31%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.77%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.77%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (58.46%) Software Engineering
2 22 (16.92%) Computer Science
3 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.62%) UML
5 17 (13.08%) Mentoring
6 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
6 16 (12.31%) Validation
7 13 (10.00%) Prototyping
8 10 (7.69%) Requirements Gathering
9 9 (6.92%) Coaching
9 9 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (6.15%) TDD
11 7 (5.38%) SDLC
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (4.62%) Device Driver Development
12 6 (4.62%) OO
12 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineering
12 6 (4.62%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.85%) Biometrics
13 5 (3.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 73 (56.15%) C
2 70 (53.85%) C++
3 25 (19.23%) Python
4 23 (17.69%) C#
5 20 (15.38%) Embedded C
6 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.54%) Embedded C++
8 14 (10.77%) SQL
9 8 (6.15%) Java
10 6 (4.62%) MATLAB
11 4 (3.08%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.31%) Perl
13 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.77%) Go
14 1 (0.77%) Ruby
14 1 (0.77%) Rust
14 1 (0.77%) VB
14 1 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (19.23%) Degree
2 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) HNC
6 3 (2.31%) Postgraduate
7 2 (1.54%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) PhD
8 1 (0.77%) CHECK Team Leader
8 1 (0.77%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.77%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.77%) GPEN
8 1 (0.77%) GXPN
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB
8 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.77%) OSCE
8 1 (0.77%) OSCP
8 1 (0.77%) OSWP
8 1 (0.77%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) ISO 26262
2 6 (4.62%) MISRA
2 6 (4.62%) MISRA C
3 4 (3.08%) IEC 61508
3 4 (3.08%) QA
4 2 (1.54%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.54%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.77%) DO-254
5 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.77%) NIST
5 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (22.31%) Firmware
2 3 (2.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.77%) Puppet
1 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.31%) JD Edwards
3 2 (1.54%) Capita
3 2 (1.54%) EMC
3 2 (1.54%) QNX
4 1 (0.77%) Broadcom
4 1 (0.77%) Cognos
4 1 (0.77%) Intel
4 1 (0.77%) Xilinx