Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 643 665 756
Rank change year-on-year +22 +91 +51
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 440 535 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.85% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 250 414 397
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £32,375 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 51,101 63,149 71,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.73% 39.64% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 38,966 48,151 53,558
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 15 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 14 December 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 +15 413 £50,000 +11.11% 113
UK excluding London +45 398 £50,000 +11.11% 112
South East +48 157 £52,500 +23.53% 29
South West +25 110 £42,500 +6.25% 21
North of England +103 67 £42,500 +6.25% 14
North West +86 56 £40,000 - 4
East of England +61 35 £50,000 +11.11% 28
London +31 31 £50,000 - 9
Midlands -104 12 £52,500 +10.53% 12
Yorkshire +41 11 £50,000 +27.80% 8
Scotland +39 10 £50,000 +20.48% 4
West Midlands -5 8 £50,000 - 7
Wales +7 5 £40,000 +6.67% 4
East Midlands -82 4 £62,500 +38.89% 5
Northern Ireland 0 2 £47,000 +17.50%

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 321 (72.95%) C++
2 287 (65.23%) Software Engineering
3 277 (62.95%) C
4 170 (38.64%) Linux
5 153 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
6 147 (33.41%) Degree
7 124 (28.18%) Python
8 101 (22.95%) Electronics
9 96 (21.82%) Firmware
10 79 (17.95%) Java
11 78 (17.73%) C#
11 78 (17.73%) Computer Science
12 75 (17.05%) Algorithms
13 73 (16.59%) Automotive
14 70 (15.91%) Test Automation
15 63 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (13.86%) Artificial Intelligence
17 60 (13.64%) Telecoms
18 54 (12.27%) DevOps
19 51 (11.59%) Cyberthreat
20 47 (10.68%) Mentoring
20 47 (10.68%) Android
21 45 (10.23%) Git (software)
22 44 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (9.32%) Embedded C
24 40 (9.09%) Internet
24 40 (9.09%) SDLC
25 39 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
25 39 (8.86%) QNX
25 39 (8.86%) QA

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 3 (0.68%) JBoss
1 3 (0.68%) WildFly
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.23%) Confluence
2 1 (0.23%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.59%) Sketch
3 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.23%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.05%) GitHub
2 8 (1.82%) AWS
2 8 (1.82%) SaaS
3 7 (1.59%) PaaS
4 6 (1.36%) Serverless
5 5 (1.14%) Azure
6 1 (0.23%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.09%) Internet
2 32 (7.27%) Wireless
3 22 (5.00%) RS-485
4 20 (4.55%) Bluetooth
5 19 (4.32%) RS-232
6 16 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (2.95%) LTE
8 9 (2.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.82%) MQTT
10 7 (1.59%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.59%) ZigBee
11 6 (1.36%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.36%) GSM
11 6 (1.36%) UMTS
11 6 (1.36%) Z-Wave
12 5 (1.14%) 5G
12 5 (1.14%) Modbus
12 5 (1.14%) SNMP
13 4 (0.91%) 4G
13 4 (0.91%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.36%) MySQL
2 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.23%) Big Data
3 1 (0.23%) Couchbase
3 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (10.23%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.09%) CMake
4 16 (3.64%) JIRA
4 16 (3.64%) Subversion
5 14 (3.18%) GitLab
6 8 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.82%) LabVIEW
7 6 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.36%) Selenium
8 4 (0.91%) JUnit
8 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.91%) VectorCAST
9 3 (0.68%) JMeter
9 3 (0.68%) NUnit
9 3 (0.68%) Postman
9 3 (0.68%) TestNG
10 2 (0.45%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.45%) Maven
10 2 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 101 (22.95%) Electronics
2 73 (16.59%) Automotive
3 60 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 20 (4.55%) Finance
6 15 (3.41%) Marketing
7 10 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.82%) Retail
9 6 (1.36%) Advertising
9 6 (1.36%) Games
9 6 (1.36%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 220 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 158 (35.91%) Embedded Engineer
3 119 (27.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 52 (11.82%) Developer
5 38 (8.64%) Test Engineer
6 35 (7.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 34 (7.73%) C++ Software Engineer
8 30 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (5.91%) C++ Developer
9 26 (5.91%) Junior
10 25 (5.68%) Graduate
11 23 (5.23%) Firmware Engineer
12 21 (4.77%) Integration Engineer
12 21 (4.77%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
13 20 (4.55%) Software Developer
14 19 (4.32%) Embedded C Engineer
15 18 (4.09%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
16 17 (3.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.23%) .NET
2 19 (4.32%) Vulkan
3 16 (3.64%) XML
4 15 (3.41%) Qt
5 14 (3.18%) .NET Core
6 12 (2.73%) TensorFlow
7 11 (2.50%) HTML
8 9 (2.05%) HTML5
8 9 (2.05%) J2EE
9 8 (1.82%) NumPy
10 7 (1.59%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.59%) SVG
11 6 (1.36%) Java SE
11 6 (1.36%) Keras
11 6 (1.36%) Matplotlib
11 6 (1.36%) OpenCV
11 6 (1.36%) Pandas
11 6 (1.36%) scikit-learn
11 6 (1.36%) Seaborn
11 6 (1.36%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 75 (17.05%) Algorithms
2 51 (11.59%) Cyberthreat
3 44 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 28 (6.36%) Robotics
6 23 (5.23%) Smartphone
7 21 (4.77%) Internet of Things
8 19 (4.32%) Device Driver
9 14 (3.18%) User Experience
10 10 (2.27%) Infotainment
10 10 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.59%) Analogue Electronics
11 7 (1.59%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.36%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.36%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 6 (1.36%) Life Science
13 5 (1.14%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (1.14%) Optoelectronics
14 4 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 170 (38.64%) Linux
2 47 (10.68%) Android
3 33 (7.50%) Windows
4 31 (7.05%) Tizen
5 28 (6.36%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (5.91%) Unix
7 12 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 10 (2.27%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (1.14%) ThreadX
10 3 (0.68%) SafeRTOS
10 3 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (65.23%) Software Engineering
2 153 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (17.73%) Computer Science
4 70 (15.91%) Test Automation
5 63 (14.32%) Problem-Solving
6 61 (13.86%) Artificial Intelligence
7 54 (12.27%) DevOps
8 47 (10.68%) Mentoring
9 40 (9.09%) SDLC
10 39 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (8.86%) Technical Leadership
11 33 (7.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 33 (7.50%) Signal Processing
12 31 (7.05%) Computer Architecture
12 31 (7.05%) Open Source
13 30 (6.82%) OO
13 30 (6.82%) Visualisation
14 29 (6.59%) Machine Learning
15 27 (6.14%) Power Management
16 26 (5.91%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 321 (72.95%) C++
2 277 (62.95%) C
3 124 (28.18%) Python
4 79 (17.95%) Java
5 78 (17.73%) C#
6 41 (9.32%) Embedded C
7 23 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 18 (4.09%) MATLAB
9 16 (3.64%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.50%) Perl
11 9 (2.05%) SQL
12 8 (1.82%) Embedded C++
13 7 (1.59%) VB
14 5 (1.14%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.14%) Ruby
15 4 (0.91%) Lua
16 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.23%) Delphi
17 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 147 (33.41%) Degree
2 32 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 19 (4.32%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.86%) PhD
7 14 (3.18%) HND
8 7 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.23%) HNC
12 1 (0.23%) ISEB
12 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.86%) QA
2 12 (2.73%) ISO 26262
3 5 (1.14%) MISRA
4 4 (0.91%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.68%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.68%) JTAG
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 96 (21.82%) Firmware
2 3 (0.68%) Docker
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.23%) HDFS
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) Ansible
1 1 (0.23%) Grafana
1 1 (0.23%) Graylog
1 1 (0.23%) Kibana
1 1 (0.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.23%) Nagios
1 1 (0.23%) Oozie
1 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
1 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (8.86%) QNX
2 20 (4.55%) Google
2 20 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.82%) SAP
4 7 (1.59%) EMC
5 5 (1.14%) Xilinx
6 4 (0.91%) Klocwork
6 4 (0.91%) Lauterbach
7 3 (0.68%) Symbian
7 3 (0.68%) VMware
8 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.45%) CA
8 2 (0.45%) Cisco
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle
9 1 (0.23%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.23%) Borland
9 1 (0.23%) Canon
9 1 (0.23%) Samsung
9 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.23%) Xamarin