Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 760 788
Rank change year-on-year +27 +28 +66
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 470 422 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.58% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 369 399 478
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -6.74% +3.49%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £32,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% -5.68% +3.53%

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 74,178 72,720 87,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.06% 42.62% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 57,669 58,525 71,127
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,873 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +21 441 £45,000 +8.43% 133
UK excluding London +29 421 £45,000 +8.43% 129
South West +1 136 £45,000 +12.50% 26
South East -1 104 £45,000 -5.26% 30
East of England +11 77 £47,500 -9.52% 29
London -13 49 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Midlands +31 46 £45,000 +12.50% 16
West Midlands +16 31 £43,000 +2.38% 10
North of England +13 31 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East Midlands -4 15 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Scotland -29 15 £40,000 -20.00% 2
North West +3 13 £45,000 +3.45% 8
Yorkshire +32 10 £40,000 - 6
Northern Ireland +10 10 £42,500 +21.43% 2
North East -30 8 £38,750 +10.71% 6
Wales +10 2 £38,500 -28.70% 4

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 307 (65.32%) C++
2 305 (64.89%) C
3 242 (51.49%) Software Engineering
4 188 (40.00%) Linux
5 145 (30.85%) Python
6 118 (25.11%) Degree
7 105 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (22.13%) Embedded C
9 100 (21.28%) Electronics
10 80 (17.02%) Firmware
11 74 (15.74%) Windows
12 70 (14.89%) Embedded C++
13 59 (12.55%) Computer Science
14 58 (12.34%) Manufacturing
15 56 (11.91%) C#
16 53 (11.28%) UML
17 52 (11.06%) Test Automation
18 47 (10.00%) Bash Shell
19 46 (9.79%) OO
20 45 (9.57%) Validation
21 43 (9.15%) Scrum
22 41 (8.72%) Security Cleared
23 40 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
24 39 (8.30%) Embedded Linux
25 38 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
26 36 (7.66%) Mathematics
26 36 (7.66%) Qt
26 36 (7.66%) Embedded Software Development
27 35 (7.45%) SQL
27 35 (7.45%) Visual Studio

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 4 (0.85%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.43%) IIS
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.21%) Confluence
3 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.77%) Simulink
2 2 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.21%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.21%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.21%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.06%) GitHub
3 4 (0.85%) TestFlight
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.74%) Ethernet
2 26 (5.53%) Wireless
3 20 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (3.40%) RS-232
5 14 (2.98%) Bluetooth
6 13 (2.77%) Internet
7 12 (2.55%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.34%) ZigBee
9 9 (1.91%) RS-485
9 9 (1.91%) Z-Wave
10 7 (1.49%) DVB
11 6 (1.28%) MQTT
12 4 (0.85%) 3GPP
12 4 (0.85%) Firewall
12 4 (0.85%) LTE
12 4 (0.85%) Network Security
12 4 (0.85%) OFDM
12 4 (0.85%) SNMP
12 4 (0.85%) WCDMA
12 4 (0.85%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.06%) Big Data
3 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (7.45%) Visual Studio
2 29 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.96%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.68%) Subversion
5 16 (3.40%) TeamCity
6 15 (3.19%) JIRA
7 12 (2.55%) LabVIEW
8 11 (2.34%) GDB
9 9 (1.91%) Maven
9 9 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (1.70%) Ant
10 8 (1.70%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (0.85%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.85%) Appium
11 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.85%) Calabash
11 4 (0.85%) CANoe
11 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 100 (21.28%) Electronics
2 58 (12.34%) Manufacturing
3 27 (5.74%) Automotive
4 24 (5.11%) Marketing
5 19 (4.04%) Finance
6 17 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.40%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.06%) Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Retail
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Military
10 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Avionics
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 183 (38.94%) Software Engineer
2 153 (32.55%) Embedded Engineer
3 100 (21.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 82 (17.45%) C++ Software Engineer
5 71 (15.11%) Developer
6 42 (8.94%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 40 (8.51%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 38 (8.09%) Test Engineer
9 36 (7.66%) Embedded C Engineer
10 34 (7.23%) Firmware Engineer
11 32 (6.81%) Embedded Developer
12 30 (6.38%) C Software Engineer
13 29 (6.17%) C Developer
13 29 (6.17%) Senior Software Engineer
14 28 (5.96%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 28 (5.96%) Embedded C Developer
15 27 (5.74%) Embedded C Software Engineer
15 27 (5.74%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
16 26 (5.53%) C++ Developer
16 26 (5.53%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.66%) Qt
2 32 (6.81%) .NET
2 32 (6.81%) HTML
3 24 (5.11%) WPF
4 12 (2.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 12 (2.55%) OpenCV
4 12 (2.55%) STL
4 12 (2.55%) XML
4 12 (2.55%) Yocto
5 11 (2.34%) Flash
6 9 (1.91%) JSON
7 8 (1.70%) MFC
8 6 (1.28%) Middleware
8 6 (1.28%) Node.js
9 5 (1.06%) SOAP
10 4 (0.85%) CSS
10 4 (0.85%) Django
10 4 (0.85%) Web Services
11 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.55%) Computer Science
2 32 (6.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 24 (5.11%) Life Science
4 23 (4.89%) Device Driver
4 23 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.89%) User Experience
5 19 (4.04%) Robotics
6 18 (3.83%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.40%) ASIC
8 15 (3.19%) VHDL
9 11 (2.34%) Smart Home
10 10 (2.13%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.91%) Acoustics
12 6 (1.28%) Verilog
13 5 (1.06%) Cyber Warfare
13 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (1.06%) Smartcard
14 4 (0.85%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 188 (40.00%) Linux
2 74 (15.74%) Windows
3 39 (8.30%) Embedded Linux
4 30 (6.38%) Android
5 14 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.13%) Unix
7 9 (1.91%) Robot Operating System
8 7 (1.49%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (51.49%) Software Engineering
2 105 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (11.28%) UML
4 52 (11.06%) Test Automation
5 46 (9.79%) OO
6 45 (9.57%) Validation
7 43 (9.15%) Scrum
8 40 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (7.66%) Embedded Software Development
10 36 (7.66%) Mathematics
11 34 (7.23%) Prototyping
12 32 (6.81%) SDLC
13 28 (5.96%) Linux Kernel Development
13 28 (5.96%) Physics
14 25 (5.32%) BDD
15 24 (5.11%) OOP
15 24 (5.11%) Open Source
16 23 (4.89%) Unit Testing
17 21 (4.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 307 (65.32%) C++
2 305 (64.89%) C
3 145 (30.85%) Python
4 104 (22.13%) Embedded C
5 70 (14.89%) Embedded C++
6 56 (11.91%) C#
7 47 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 35 (7.45%) SQL
9 34 (7.23%) Java
10 33 (7.02%) Lua
11 29 (6.17%) JavaScript
12 24 (5.11%) Assembly Language
13 23 (4.89%) MATLAB
14 15 (3.19%) Perl
15 11 (2.34%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.85%) Ada
16 4 (0.85%) Ruby
16 4 (0.85%) XAML
17 2 (0.43%) VC++
18 1 (0.21%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 118 (25.11%) Degree
2 41 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (1.49%) ISEB
7 6 (1.28%) CREST Certified
7 6 (1.28%) PhD
8 4 (0.85%) CSSLP
8 4 (0.85%) GPEN
8 4 (0.85%) GXPN
8 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.85%) OSCE
8 4 (0.85%) OSCP
8 4 (0.85%) OSWP
8 4 (0.85%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.64%) HND
10 2 (0.43%) CISA
10 2 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.68%) JTAG
2 15 (3.19%) MISRA
2 15 (3.19%) QA
3 6 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.06%) ISO 26262
5 4 (0.85%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.85%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.43%) GDPR
6 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.21%) MISRA C
System Software
1 80 (17.02%) Firmware
2 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) HockeyApp
2 2 (0.43%) Nessus
2 2 (0.43%) SELinux
2 2 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (2.55%) EMC
2 6 (1.28%) IBM
3 5 (1.06%) BT
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (0.85%) ESRI
4 4 (0.85%) Google
4 4 (0.85%) MathWorks
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle
4 4 (0.85%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.64%) Apple
5 3 (0.64%) Samsung
6 2 (0.43%) Centrify
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco
6 2 (0.43%) Intel
6 2 (0.43%) McAfee
6 2 (0.43%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (0.43%) MKS
6 2 (0.43%) SAP
6 2 (0.43%) Sun
6 2 (0.43%) Tripwire