Period
to 3 June 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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 672 753
Rank change year-on-year +6 +81 +45
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 207 450 467
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.81% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 154 308 377
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £65,375 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%

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 34,056 55,795 66,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.89% 39.12% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26,221 41,585 51,415
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 14 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 3 June 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
England +27 204 £50,000 +5.26% 55
UK excluding London +39 182 £50,000 +11.11% 50
South East +107 83 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South West +48 33 £40,750 -9.44% 8
North of England +98 27 £55,000 +29.41% 12
East of England +57 23 £47,500 +5.56% 17
London +70 21 £60,000 +20.00% 7
North West +76 18 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Midlands +21 14 £46,250 +15.63% 3
West Midlands +52 10 £45,000 +28.57%
Yorkshire +104 9 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Work from Home +40 5 £57,500 +21.05%
East Midlands +13 4 £56,250 +26.40% 3
Scotland +56 2 £50,000 +32.45% 2

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 153 (73.91%) C++
2 139 (67.15%) C
3 137 (66.18%) Software Engineering
4 80 (38.65%) Degree
5 68 (32.85%) Linux
6 64 (30.92%) Firmware
7 56 (27.05%) Python
8 53 (25.60%) Electronics
9 45 (21.74%) Algorithms
10 39 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (16.91%) Windows
12 33 (15.94%) C#
12 33 (15.94%) HTML
13 32 (15.46%) Wireless
14 30 (14.49%) Test Automation
15 29 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (13.53%) Computer Science
17 25 (12.08%) Embedded C
17 25 (12.08%) HTML5
18 23 (11.11%) Bluetooth
18 23 (11.11%) Java
19 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
19 22 (10.63%) Robotics
20 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP
21 20 (9.66%) OO
21 20 (9.66%) Automotive
21 20 (9.66%) Qt
21 20 (9.66%) Git (software)
22 19 (9.18%) Mathematics
23 18 (8.70%) Android

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 5 (2.42%) Confluence
2 3 (1.45%) JBoss
2 3 (1.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Simulink
2 4 (1.93%) TargetLink
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.86%) AWS
2 6 (2.90%) Azure
3 5 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.97%) PaaS
4 2 (0.97%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.46%) Wireless
2 23 (11.11%) Bluetooth
3 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.83%) Internet
4 10 (4.83%) LTE
5 8 (3.86%) 4G
5 8 (3.86%) Ethernet
5 8 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (3.38%) 3G
7 5 (2.42%) 2G
7 5 (2.42%) FlexRay
7 5 (2.42%) IPv4
7 5 (2.42%) RS-232
7 5 (2.42%) VoIP
8 4 (1.93%) 5G
8 4 (1.93%) IPsec
8 4 (1.93%) MQTT
8 4 (1.93%) Multicast
8 4 (1.93%) RS-485
8 4 (1.93%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.35%) MySQL
2 4 (1.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.97%) SQLite
5 1 (0.48%) Big Data
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 8 (3.86%) JIRA
3 8 (3.86%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.38%) Subversion
5 6 (2.90%) IDA Disassembler
6 4 (1.93%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.45%) Maven
8 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.48%) Selenium
9 1 (0.48%) TestLink
General
1 53 (25.60%) Electronics
2 20 (9.66%) Automotive
3 12 (5.80%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.83%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.86%) Finance
5 8 (3.86%) Military
6 6 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.45%) Marketing
8 2 (0.97%) Advertising
8 2 (0.97%) Avionics
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 104 (50.24%) Software Engineer
2 82 (39.61%) Embedded Engineer
3 66 (31.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 31 (14.98%) Senior Software Engineer
5 27 (13.04%) Developer
6 21 (10.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 20 (9.66%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (8.70%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (7.25%) Test Engineer
10 14 (6.76%) Junior
11 11 (5.31%) Junior Embedded Engineer
12 10 (4.83%) Design Engineer
12 10 (4.83%) Electronics Engineer
13 9 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
13 9 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
13 9 (4.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 9 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 8 (3.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (3.86%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.94%) HTML
2 25 (12.08%) HTML5
3 20 (9.66%) Qt
4 17 (8.21%) JSON
5 15 (7.25%) .NET
6 13 (6.28%) .NET Core
7 11 (5.31%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.31%) Node.js
8 10 (4.83%) .NET Framework
8 10 (4.83%) Middleware
9 6 (2.90%) CSS
9 6 (2.90%) Java SE
9 6 (2.90%) XML
10 5 (2.42%) RESTful
11 4 (1.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (1.45%) LINQ
12 3 (1.45%) XSLT
12 3 (1.45%) Yocto
13 2 (0.97%) REST
14 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.74%) Algorithms
2 22 (10.63%) Robotics
3 16 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.76%) Device Driver
5 13 (6.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.38%) Internet of Things
6 7 (3.38%) User Experience
7 6 (2.90%) Analogue Electronics
8 5 (2.42%) VHDL
9 4 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.93%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.93%) STB
9 4 (1.93%) Verilog
10 3 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.45%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.97%) CESG
11 2 (0.97%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.85%) Linux
2 35 (16.91%) Windows
3 18 (8.70%) Android
4 16 (7.73%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.38%) Unix
7 3 (1.45%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.97%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.97%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.48%) SafeRTOS
9 1 (0.48%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (66.18%) Software Engineering
2 39 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (14.49%) Test Automation
4 29 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (13.53%) Computer Science
6 20 (9.66%) OO
7 19 (9.18%) Mathematics
8 17 (8.21%) Validation
9 13 (6.28%) Multithreading
9 13 (6.28%) UML
10 12 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (5.80%) Power Management
10 12 (5.80%) SDLC
11 11 (5.31%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.31%) OOD
11 11 (5.31%) Software Testing
12 10 (4.83%) Analytics
12 10 (4.83%) Collaborative Working
12 10 (4.83%) Systems Engineering
12 10 (4.83%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 153 (73.91%) C++
2 139 (67.15%) C
3 56 (27.05%) Python
4 33 (15.94%) C#
5 25 (12.08%) Embedded C
6 23 (11.11%) Java
7 17 (8.21%) Embedded C++
8 16 (7.73%) PHP
9 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.90%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.90%) SQL
11 5 (2.42%) ANSI C
12 4 (1.93%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.93%) Perl
12 4 (1.93%) Tcl
13 2 (0.97%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.48%) Ada
14 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (38.65%) Degree
2 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.80%) DV Cleared
3 12 (5.80%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.86%) PhD
6 6 (2.90%) HND
7 5 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.45%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.45%) HNC
9 2 (0.97%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.97%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.97%) GPEN
9 2 (0.97%) GXPN
9 2 (0.97%) ISEB
9 2 (0.97%) OSCE
9 2 (0.97%) OSCP
9 2 (0.97%) OSWP
9 2 (0.97%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.97%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) ISO 26262
1 5 (2.42%) MISRA
1 5 (2.42%) MISRA C
2 4 (1.93%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.45%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.45%) QA
4 2 (0.97%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.97%) NIST
5 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.48%) DO-254
5 1 (0.48%) JTAG
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (30.92%) Firmware
2 2 (0.97%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (4.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.86%) Renesas
3 5 (2.42%) Freescale
3 5 (2.42%) JD Edwards
4 4 (1.93%) Broadcom
4 4 (1.93%) T-Plan
5 3 (1.45%) BT
6 2 (0.97%) Capita
6 2 (0.97%) Intel
6 2 (0.97%) QNX
6 2 (0.97%) VMware
7 1 (0.48%) Apple
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco
7 1 (0.48%) EMC
7 1 (0.48%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.48%) SAP