Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 793 791
Rank change year-on-year +117 -2 +114
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 536 436 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.74% 0.56% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 443 388 447
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £59,250
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 72,669 77,822 80,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.10% 44.61% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,275 58,503 66,072
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,475 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +120 506 £45,000 - 146
UK excluding London +75 493 £45,000 - 141
South West +34 149 £40,000 - 20
South East +27 136 £42,500 -5.56% 34
Midlands +112 130 £47,500 +5.56% 18
East Midlands +59 81 £45,000 +9.09% 13
West Midlands +52 49 £47,500 +5.56% 5
East of England -27 40 £47,500 -5.00% 43
London +36 37 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North of England -7 16 £40,000 +14.29% 18
North West +8 12 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Northern Ireland +20 11 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wales -2 7 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Scotland -6 4 £41,500 -24.55% 2
Yorkshire +18 3 £40,000 - 9
North East -22 1 £35,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 354 (66.04%) C
2 303 (56.53%) C++
3 284 (52.99%) Software Engineering
4 200 (37.31%) Degree
5 161 (30.04%) Linux
6 150 (27.99%) Firmware
7 122 (22.76%) Embedded C
8 116 (21.64%) Electronics
9 114 (21.27%) Python
10 104 (19.40%) Manufacturing
11 90 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (15.30%) Windows
13 80 (14.93%) C#
14 73 (13.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 70 (13.06%) Computer Science
16 69 (12.87%) Subversion
17 68 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
18 62 (11.57%) Security Cleared
19 60 (11.19%) Bash Shell
19 60 (11.19%) Validation
20 59 (11.01%) OO
21 58 (10.82%) Device Driver
22 56 (10.45%) Unit Testing
23 54 (10.07%) Scrum
23 54 (10.07%) UML
24 51 (9.51%) Ethernet
25 50 (9.33%) Embedded C++
25 50 (9.33%) Test Automation
26 46 (8.58%) Android
27 45 (8.40%) Automotive

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 6 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (0.75%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.19%) Confluence
4 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (0.93%) Simulink
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.28%) GitHub
2 11 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.12%) Apple Pay
4 6 (1.12%) Google Pay
4 6 (1.12%) Samsung Pay
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.51%) Ethernet
2 38 (7.09%) RS-485
3 35 (6.53%) TCP/IP
4 31 (5.78%) Bluetooth
5 23 (4.29%) RS-232
6 22 (4.10%) Wireless
7 19 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (2.99%) RS-422
9 14 (2.61%) Internet
9 14 (2.61%) SNMP
10 12 (2.24%) Modbus
10 12 (2.24%) RFID
11 6 (1.12%) Firewall
12 4 (0.75%) ADSL
12 4 (0.75%) Broadband
12 4 (0.75%) Network Security
12 4 (0.75%) VDSL
12 4 (0.75%) xDSL
12 4 (0.75%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.68%) MySQL
3 7 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.37%) Hazelcast
4 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) Big Data
5 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 69 (12.87%) Subversion
2 32 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 28 (5.22%) Rational DOORS
4 27 (5.04%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.85%) Maven
6 19 (3.54%) Ant
6 19 (3.54%) Apache Ivy
6 19 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.43%) JIRA
7 13 (2.43%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.87%) LabVIEW
9 9 (1.68%) CppUnit
10 6 (1.12%) NUnit
10 6 (1.12%) Robot Framework
11 4 (0.75%) GDB
12 3 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.56%) Rational Team Concert
13 1 (0.19%) CMake
13 1 (0.19%) Gradle
13 1 (0.19%) SonarQube
General
1 116 (21.64%) Electronics
2 104 (19.40%) Manufacturing
3 45 (8.40%) Automotive
4 41 (7.65%) Telecoms
5 32 (5.97%) Marketing
6 21 (3.92%) Finance
7 12 (2.24%) Military
8 11 (2.05%) Retail
9 10 (1.87%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.31%) Avionics
11 4 (0.75%) Publishing
12 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.37%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 204 (38.06%) Software Engineer
2 197 (36.75%) Embedded Engineer
3 132 (24.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 69 (12.87%) Developer
5 63 (11.75%) C++ Software Engineer
6 41 (7.65%) Firmware Engineer
7 40 (7.46%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 38 (7.09%) Test Engineer
9 34 (6.34%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 34 (6.34%) Systems Engineer
10 27 (5.04%) Lead Software Engineer
11 26 (4.85%) Hardware Engineer
12 25 (4.66%) Architect
13 22 (4.10%) C# Software Engineer
13 22 (4.10%) Electronics Engineer
13 22 (4.10%) Software Test Engineer
14 21 (3.92%) C++ Developer
14 21 (3.92%) Embedded Developer
15 19 (3.54%) Linux Developer
16 18 (3.36%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.72%) Qt
2 33 (6.16%) HTML
3 32 (5.97%) .NET
4 25 (4.66%) CSS
5 21 (3.92%) XML
6 17 (3.17%) WPF
7 15 (2.80%) JSON
8 13 (2.43%) Spring
9 11 (2.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 11 (2.05%) Node.js
9 11 (2.05%) OpenCV
9 11 (2.05%) STL
10 10 (1.87%) Yocto
11 8 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.49%) HTML5
11 8 (1.49%) Middleware
12 7 (1.31%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.31%) REST
12 7 (1.31%) XSLT
13 6 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 70 (13.06%) Computer Science
3 58 (10.82%) Device Driver
4 35 (6.53%) VHDL
5 34 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (5.41%) User Experience
6 29 (5.41%) Verilog
7 20 (3.73%) Algorithms
8 13 (2.43%) CAN bus
8 13 (2.43%) Robotics
9 12 (2.24%) CPLD
9 12 (2.24%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.05%) Smart Home
11 9 (1.68%) Acoustics
11 9 (1.68%) ASIC
11 9 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.68%) Smartcard
12 8 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.31%) Digital Signage
13 7 (1.31%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 161 (30.04%) Linux
2 82 (15.30%) Windows
3 46 (8.58%) Android
4 34 (6.34%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (2.43%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (0.93%) Unix
8 2 (0.37%) CentOS
8 2 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (52.99%) Software Engineering
2 90 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
4 60 (11.19%) Validation
5 59 (11.01%) OO
6 56 (10.45%) Unit Testing
7 54 (10.07%) Scrum
7 54 (10.07%) UML
8 50 (9.33%) Test Automation
9 40 (7.46%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (5.97%) Mathematics
12 29 (5.41%) Physics
13 28 (5.22%) SysML
13 28 (5.22%) System Testing
14 27 (5.04%) Android Development
14 27 (5.04%) Time Management
15 26 (4.85%) Data Analysis
16 25 (4.66%) Web Development
17 24 (4.48%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 354 (66.04%) C
2 303 (56.53%) C++
3 122 (22.76%) Embedded C
4 114 (21.27%) Python
5 80 (14.93%) C#
6 60 (11.19%) Bash Shell
7 50 (9.33%) Embedded C++
8 33 (6.16%) Java
8 33 (6.16%) Lua
9 26 (4.85%) JavaScript
10 25 (4.66%) SQL
11 18 (3.36%) MATLAB
12 14 (2.61%) Assembly Language
13 12 (2.24%) Ada
14 7 (1.31%) PHP
15 5 (0.93%) Perl
16 4 (0.75%) XAML
17 3 (0.56%) Fortran
17 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 200 (37.31%) Degree
2 62 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.68%) HND
6 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.31%) OSCP
7 5 (0.93%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.75%) CSSLP
8 4 (0.75%) GPEN
8 4 (0.75%) GXPN
8 4 (0.75%) HNC
8 4 (0.75%) OSCE
8 4 (0.75%) OSWP
8 4 (0.75%) PhD
8 4 (0.75%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (0.56%) CEH
9 3 (0.56%) GIAC
10 2 (0.37%) CISSP
10 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.41%) ISO 26262
2 10 (1.87%) QA
3 9 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 8 (1.49%) DO-178B
4 8 (1.49%) JTAG
5 6 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (1.12%) MISRA
6 3 (0.56%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.37%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.19%) GDPR
8 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (27.99%) Firmware
2 2 (0.37%) Docker
2 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (0.75%) Nessus
2 3 (0.56%) Defensics
2 3 (0.56%) Nexpose
2 3 (0.56%) Nmap
2 3 (0.56%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.19%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 13 (2.43%) EMC
2 10 (1.87%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle
4 6 (1.12%) Apple
4 6 (1.12%) Samsung
5 5 (0.93%) SAP
6 4 (0.75%) ESRI
6 4 (0.75%) Freescale
6 4 (0.75%) IBM
7 3 (0.56%) Altera
7 3 (0.56%) Codenomicon
7 3 (0.56%) Mentor Graphics
7 3 (0.56%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.37%) Assembla
9 1 (0.19%) Imperva
9 1 (0.19%) Renesas
9 1 (0.19%) Splunk
9 1 (0.19%) Trend Micro
9 1 (0.19%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.19%) VMware