Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 788 795
Rank change year-on-year +81 +7 +107
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 492 425 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.54% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 411 405 465
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

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 73,534 78,445 85,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 44.28% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56,772 59,995 69,831
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 +56 465 £45,000 +5.88% 154
UK excluding London +74 464 £45,000 +5.88% 147
South West +39 151 £42,500 +6.25% 21
South East +43 123 £42,500 -10.53% 39
Midlands +75 92 £45,000 +5.88% 32
East Midlands +39 50 £45,000 +12.50% 10
East of England -12 49 £47,500 -2.56% 30
West Midlands +42 42 £43,500 +2.35% 22
London +20 26 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North of England +2 26 £42,500 +21.43% 19
North West +17 15 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Northern Ireland +8 9 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wales +3 8 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +34 6 £36,250 -9.38% 8
Scotland -16 6 £25,000 -50.00% 4
North East -34 5 £42,500 +21.43% 3

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 326 (66.26%) C
2 299 (60.77%) C++
3 265 (53.86%) Software Engineering
4 157 (31.91%) Degree
5 150 (30.49%) Linux
6 122 (24.80%) Firmware
7 117 (23.78%) Python
8 110 (22.36%) Electronics
9 107 (21.75%) Embedded C
10 96 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 94 (19.11%) Windows
12 91 (18.50%) Manufacturing
13 70 (14.23%) C#
14 67 (13.62%) Embedded C++
15 62 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (12.20%) Validation
16 60 (12.20%) Computer Science
17 59 (11.99%) UML
18 58 (11.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 57 (11.59%) Security Cleared
20 54 (10.98%) Bash Shell
21 49 (9.96%) OO
22 48 (9.76%) Unit Testing
23 46 (9.35%) Test Automation
24 45 (9.15%) Subversion
25 43 (8.74%) SC Cleared
26 42 (8.54%) Device Driver
27 41 (8.33%) Scrum
28 38 (7.72%) Qt
28 38 (7.72%) Ethernet

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 (1.02%) ArcGIS
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.64%) Simulink
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.69%) GitHub
2 7 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.72%) Ethernet
2 22 (4.47%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (4.07%) Bluetooth
4 20 (4.07%) RS-232
5 17 (3.46%) Internet
5 17 (3.46%) RS-485
6 10 (2.03%) SNMP
7 9 (1.83%) RS-422
8 8 (1.63%) Wireless
9 6 (1.22%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.81%) Network Security
10 4 (0.81%) SSH
10 4 (0.81%) Z-Wave
11 3 (0.61%) Firewall
11 3 (0.61%) FlexRay
11 3 (0.61%) MQTT
11 3 (0.61%) RFID
12 2 (0.41%) NFC
12 2 (0.41%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.22%) MySQL
3 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.20%) Big Data
4 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.20%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (9.15%) Subversion
2 35 (7.11%) Visual Studio
3 29 (5.89%) Git (software)
4 28 (5.69%) Rational DOORS
5 22 (4.47%) Jenkins
6 18 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.85%) LabVIEW
8 11 (2.24%) GDB
9 10 (2.03%) JIRA
10 9 (1.83%) Ant
10 9 (1.83%) Apache Ivy
10 9 (1.83%) Maven
11 6 (1.22%) NUnit
12 5 (1.02%) CppUnit
13 4 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (0.81%) Rational Team Concert
14 2 (0.41%) SonarQube
15 1 (0.20%) CMake
15 1 (0.20%) GNU Toolchain
15 1 (0.20%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 110 (22.36%) Electronics
2 91 (18.50%) Manufacturing
3 37 (7.52%) Automotive
4 35 (7.11%) Marketing
5 29 (5.89%) Telecoms
6 25 (5.08%) Finance
7 17 (3.46%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.03%) Military
9 7 (1.42%) Avionics
10 6 (1.22%) Retail
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 199 (40.45%) Software Engineer
2 182 (36.99%) Embedded Engineer
3 122 (24.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 75 (15.24%) C++ Software Engineer
5 68 (13.82%) Developer
6 49 (9.96%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 44 (8.94%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 39 (7.93%) Firmware Engineer
9 38 (7.72%) Test Engineer
10 34 (6.91%) Systems Engineer
11 33 (6.71%) C# Software Engineer
12 26 (5.28%) Electronics Engineer
13 22 (4.47%) Embedded Developer
14 21 (4.27%) Hardware Engineer
14 21 (4.27%) Linux Developer
14 21 (4.27%) Software Test Engineer
15 20 (4.07%) Lead Software Engineer
16 19 (3.86%) C Developer
17 18 (3.66%) Embedded C Developer
17 18 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.72%) Qt
2 33 (6.71%) .NET
2 33 (6.71%) HTML
3 27 (5.49%) WPF
4 20 (4.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 20 (4.07%) OpenCV
4 20 (4.07%) STL
5 18 (3.66%) CSS
6 17 (3.46%) XML
7 11 (2.24%) Flash
7 11 (2.24%) Yocto
8 10 (2.03%) JSON
9 9 (1.83%) MFC
10 8 (1.63%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.42%) HTML5
11 7 (1.42%) Node.js
11 7 (1.42%) REST
12 6 (1.22%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.22%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 58 (11.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 42 (8.54%) Device Driver
4 26 (5.28%) VHDL
5 23 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.47%) User Experience
7 17 (3.46%) Algorithms
7 17 (3.46%) Robotics
8 16 (3.25%) Verilog
9 14 (2.85%) ASIC
10 13 (2.64%) Acoustics
11 12 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
12 11 (2.24%) Smart Home
13 10 (2.03%) Life Science
13 10 (2.03%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.63%) CPLD
14 8 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.63%) Smartcard
15 7 (1.42%) Mobile Payment
16 6 (1.22%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 150 (30.49%) Linux
2 94 (19.11%) Windows
3 31 (6.30%) Android
4 23 (4.67%) Embedded Linux
5 19 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.63%) Unix
7 7 (1.42%) FreeRTOS
8 3 (0.61%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (53.86%) Software Engineering
2 96 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (12.60%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (12.20%) Validation
5 59 (11.99%) UML
6 49 (9.96%) OO
7 48 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 46 (9.35%) Test Automation
9 41 (8.33%) Scrum
10 32 (6.50%) Prototyping
11 30 (6.10%) Mathematics
11 30 (6.10%) SysML
11 30 (6.10%) Web Development
12 29 (5.89%) Embedded Software Development
13 28 (5.69%) OOP
13 28 (5.69%) System Testing
14 27 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (5.08%) Physics
16 23 (4.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 326 (66.26%) C
2 299 (60.77%) C++
3 117 (23.78%) Python
4 107 (21.75%) Embedded C
5 70 (14.23%) C#
6 67 (13.62%) Embedded C++
7 54 (10.98%) Bash Shell
8 38 (7.72%) SQL
9 36 (7.32%) Lua
10 27 (5.49%) JavaScript
11 22 (4.47%) Java
12 17 (3.46%) MATLAB
13 15 (3.05%) Assembly Language
14 12 (2.44%) Perl
15 11 (2.24%) Ada
16 5 (1.02%) PHP
16 5 (1.02%) XAML
17 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.41%) Fortran
19 1 (0.20%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 157 (31.91%) Degree
2 57 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 43 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.22%) PhD
6 5 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.81%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.81%) HND
7 4 (0.81%) ISEB
8 3 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.41%) CISA
9 2 (0.41%) CISM
9 2 (0.41%) CISSP
9 2 (0.41%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.41%) GPEN
9 2 (0.41%) GXPN
9 2 (0.41%) OSCE
9 2 (0.41%) OSCP
9 2 (0.41%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.07%) ISO 26262
2 16 (3.25%) JTAG
3 13 (2.64%) MISRA
4 9 (1.83%) DO-178B
4 9 (1.83%) QA
5 8 (1.63%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.81%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.41%) GDPR
7 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 122 (24.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) Nessus
1 2 (0.41%) SELinux
1 2 (0.41%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 17 (3.46%) EMC
2 6 (1.22%) IBM
2 6 (1.22%) Oracle
2 6 (1.22%) SAP
3 5 (1.02%) Apple
3 5 (1.02%) ESRI
3 5 (1.02%) Samsung
4 4 (0.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.61%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (0.41%) Assembla
6 2 (0.41%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (0.41%) Centrify
6 2 (0.41%) Cisco
6 2 (0.41%) Imperva
6 2 (0.41%) McAfee
6 2 (0.41%) Qualys
6 2 (0.41%) Splunk
6 2 (0.41%) Sun
6 2 (0.41%) Trend Micro
6 2 (0.41%) Tripwire