Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 633 734 797
Rank change year-on-year +101 +63 +59
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 523 484 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.70% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 392 383 381
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 63,074 69,590 69,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.48% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 48,337 53,802 56,829
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +109 502 £46,719 +3.82% 182
UK excluding London +57 432 £45,000 - 192
Midlands +138 149 £45,000 - 25
South East +46 135 £48,250 +13.53% 41
East Midlands +109 108 £45,000 - 11
London +78 87 £55,000 +7.32% 10
South West +13 80 £40,000 -11.11% 40
West Midlands +51 41 £48,750 +8.33% 14
East of England -58 36 £45,000 -10.00% 46
North of England +27 17 £40,000 -5.88% 20
North West +25 11 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Scotland 0 7 £41,500 -6.21% 5
Northern Ireland -17 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Yorkshire +20 4 £39,500 -4.24% 6
North East +10 2 £42,500 +60.38% 6
Wales +6 1 £37,500 +4.17% 15

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 343 (65.58%) C
2 321 (61.38%) C++
3 310 (59.27%) Software Engineering
4 245 (46.85%) Degree
5 217 (41.49%) Linux
6 164 (31.36%) Firmware
7 142 (27.15%) Python
8 131 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
9 125 (23.90%) Electronics
10 118 (22.56%) Manufacturing
11 117 (22.37%) Embedded C
12 105 (20.08%) C#
13 93 (17.78%) RS-485
14 83 (15.87%) Android
15 81 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
16 79 (15.11%) Scrum
17 76 (14.53%) Device Driver
18 75 (14.34%) TCP/IP
18 75 (14.34%) Unit Testing
19 72 (13.77%) Computer Science
19 72 (13.77%) Java
20 68 (13.00%) Subversion
20 68 (13.00%) Apple iOS
20 68 (13.00%) Modbus
21 67 (12.81%) Time Management
22 64 (12.24%) Maven
23 63 (12.05%) CAN bus
23 63 (12.05%) FreeRTOS
24 62 (11.85%) OO
25 61 (11.66%) Test Automation

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 7 (1.34%) Confluence
2 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.96%) Simulink
4 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.12%) GitHub
2 25 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.38%) Apple Pay
4 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) Google Pay
4 2 (0.38%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 93 (17.78%) RS-485
2 75 (14.34%) TCP/IP
3 68 (13.00%) Modbus
4 48 (9.18%) Bluetooth
5 35 (6.69%) Wireless
6 31 (5.93%) Ethernet
7 19 (3.63%) RS-232
8 18 (3.44%) RS-422
9 15 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (2.49%) RFID
11 10 (1.91%) GSM
12 9 (1.72%) SNMP
13 8 (1.53%) Firewall
14 7 (1.34%) Internet
14 7 (1.34%) MQTT
15 5 (0.96%) 802.11
15 5 (0.96%) SMPP
15 5 (0.96%) SMS
15 5 (0.96%) VPN
15 5 (0.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.10%) MySQL
2 6 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.76%) Hazelcast
4 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.57%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Big Data
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 68 (13.00%) Subversion
2 64 (12.24%) Maven
3 44 (8.41%) Visual Studio
4 41 (7.84%) Robot Framework
5 36 (6.88%) Git (software)
6 25 (4.78%) Ant
6 25 (4.78%) Apache Ivy
7 17 (3.25%) CppUnit
8 13 (2.49%) JIRA
9 11 (2.10%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (1.15%) GCC
11 4 (0.76%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.76%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.57%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.57%) GDB
12 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.38%) LabVIEW
13 2 (0.38%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 125 (23.90%) Electronics
2 118 (22.56%) Manufacturing
3 51 (9.75%) Marketing
4 41 (7.84%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.93%) Automotive
6 11 (2.10%) Retail
7 10 (1.91%) Finance
8 6 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.15%) Military
8 6 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.96%) Publishing
10 2 (0.38%) Avionics
10 2 (0.38%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (46.46%) Software Engineer
2 203 (38.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 145 (27.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 59 (11.28%) Developer
5 50 (9.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 47 (8.99%) Lead Software Engineer
7 42 (8.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 35 (6.69%) Test Engineer
9 31 (5.93%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 30 (5.74%) Firmware Engineer
11 29 (5.54%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 26 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (4.40%) Electronics Engineer
13 23 (4.40%) Embedded Developer
14 21 (4.02%) C++ Developer
14 21 (4.02%) Software Test Engineer
15 18 (3.44%) C Developer
15 18 (3.44%) Embedded C Developer
15 18 (3.44%) Linux Developer
16 15 (2.87%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.60%) Spring
2 39 (7.46%) Qt
3 27 (5.16%) COM
4 22 (4.21%) HTML
5 18 (3.44%) CSS
6 16 (3.06%) .NET
7 14 (2.68%) XML
8 12 (2.29%) JSON
8 12 (2.29%) Web Services
9 11 (2.10%) OpenGL
10 9 (1.72%) Node.js
11 7 (1.34%) XSLT
12 5 (0.96%) 802.1X
12 5 (0.96%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.96%) REST
12 5 (0.96%) Yocto
13 4 (0.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 4 (0.76%) OpenCV
13 4 (0.76%) SOAP
13 4 (0.76%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.53%) Device Driver
2 63 (12.05%) CAN bus
3 52 (9.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 28 (5.35%) User Experience
5 26 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.78%) VHDL
7 23 (4.40%) Verilog
8 20 (3.82%) Algorithms
9 17 (3.25%) Mobile App
10 16 (3.06%) CPLD
11 13 (2.49%) Robotics
12 11 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.72%) IPTV
14 8 (1.53%) ASIC
14 8 (1.53%) Video\Live Streaming
15 7 (1.34%) Digital Signage
15 7 (1.34%) SCADA
15 7 (1.34%) Smartcard
15 7 (1.34%) Video on Demand
16 6 (1.15%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 217 (41.49%) Linux
2 83 (15.87%) Android
3 68 (13.00%) Apple iOS
4 63 (12.05%) FreeRTOS
5 54 (10.33%) Embedded Linux
6 51 (9.75%) Windows
7 13 (2.49%) Unix
8 6 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.57%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (59.27%) Software Engineering
2 131 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
4 79 (15.11%) Scrum
5 75 (14.34%) Unit Testing
6 72 (13.77%) Computer Science
7 67 (12.81%) Time Management
8 62 (11.85%) OO
9 61 (11.66%) Test Automation
10 58 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (10.71%) Technical Leadership
12 54 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (8.03%) Validation
14 39 (7.46%) Mathematics
15 37 (7.07%) UML
16 34 (6.50%) OOD
17 32 (6.12%) Physics
18 30 (5.74%) Android Development
19 29 (5.54%) Systems Engineering
20 28 (5.35%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 343 (65.58%) C
2 321 (61.38%) C++
3 142 (27.15%) Python
4 117 (22.37%) Embedded C
5 105 (20.08%) C#
6 72 (13.77%) Java
7 53 (10.13%) Bash Shell
8 30 (5.74%) Embedded C++
9 27 (5.16%) JavaScript
10 24 (4.59%) Lua
11 18 (3.44%) SQL
12 16 (3.06%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.72%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.53%) PHP
15 7 (1.34%) Assembly Language
16 6 (1.15%) Ada
17 4 (0.76%) Perl
18 3 (0.57%) Fortran
18 3 (0.57%) Go
19 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 245 (46.85%) Degree
2 44 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.10%) HND
5 11 (2.10%) OSCP
6 9 (1.72%) GIAC
7 8 (1.53%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.34%) CEH
9 6 (1.15%) CREST Certified
9 6 (1.15%) PhD
10 5 (0.96%) HNC
11 4 (0.76%) CSSLP
11 4 (0.76%) GPEN
11 4 (0.76%) GXPN
11 4 (0.76%) ISEB
11 4 (0.76%) OSCE
11 4 (0.76%) OSWP
11 4 (0.76%) Tigerscheme
12 2 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.02%) ISO 26262
2 10 (1.91%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.57%) JTAG
5 2 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.38%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.38%) MISRA
5 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 164 (31.36%) Firmware
2 8 (1.53%) Docker
3 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.34%) Defensics
1 7 (1.34%) Nessus
1 7 (1.34%) Nexpose
1 7 (1.34%) Nmap
1 7 (1.34%) OpenVAS
2 4 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 47 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.49%) EMC
3 7 (1.34%) BT
3 7 (1.34%) Codenomicon
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle
5 4 (0.76%) SAP
6 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.57%) Freescale
7 2 (0.38%) Altera
7 2 (0.38%) Apple
7 2 (0.38%) Perforce
7 2 (0.38%) Samsung
7 2 (0.38%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.19%) ESRI
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) Linaro
8 1 (0.19%) NVIDIA
8 1 (0.19%) Renesas
8 1 (0.19%) VMware
8 1 (0.19%) Xamarin