Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 644 715 687
Rank change year-on-year +71 -28 +75
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 219 255 461
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 141 183 325
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £34,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £65,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 33,283 42,896 58,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.55% 38.61% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,552 33,450 44,670
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,754 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Systems.

Salary trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 +85 195 £55,000 +10.00% 105
UK excluding London +55 174 £52,500 +5.00% 102
North of England +55 41 £50,000 -6.33% 16
South East +3 39 £50,000 -9.09% 22
South West +6 38 £47,500 +14.46% 21
Work from Home -108 35 £60,000 +4.35% 9
East of England +51 28 £60,000 +33.33% 21
London +117 25 £77,500 +124.64% 13
North West +40 22 £38,750 -29.55% 5
Yorkshire +7 18 £55,000 +37.50% 11
Midlands +52 13 £70,000 +27.27% 11
Scotland +16 11 £60,000 +23.08% 6
West Midlands +20 8 £75,000 +66.67% 8
East Midlands +21 5 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Northern Ireland +4 4 £42,500 -9.57% 2
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 135 (61.64%) C++
2 130 (59.36%) Software Engineering
3 112 (51.14%) Linux
4 107 (48.86%) C
5 60 (27.40%) Electronics
5 60 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (23.29%) Python
7 50 (22.83%) Firmware
8 49 (22.37%) Degree
9 47 (21.46%) Computer Science
9 47 (21.46%) Android
9 47 (21.46%) Windows
10 45 (20.55%) Apple iOS
11 43 (19.63%) C#
12 38 (17.35%) Wireless
13 36 (16.44%) Bluetooth
14 35 (15.98%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (15.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 31 (14.16%) Validation
18 27 (12.33%) TCP/IP
18 27 (12.33%) Ethernet
18 27 (12.33%) Software Testing
19 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
19 26 (11.87%) Device Driver
19 26 (11.87%) Scrum
20 25 (11.42%) JIRA
21 24 (10.96%) TDD
21 24 (10.96%) Embedded C
21 24 (10.96%) HTML

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 21 (9.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.46%) Apache
2 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.65%) Simulink
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.13%) PaaS
1 20 (9.13%) SaaS
2 15 (6.85%) AWS
3 7 (3.20%) Azure
4 4 (1.83%) Amazon Alexa
5 2 (0.91%) GitHub
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (17.35%) Wireless
2 36 (16.44%) Bluetooth
3 35 (15.98%) Wi-Fi
4 27 (12.33%) Ethernet
4 27 (12.33%) TCP/IP
5 20 (9.13%) Wireshark
6 17 (7.76%) Broadband
6 17 (7.76%) MQTT
7 16 (7.31%) ZigBee
8 12 (5.48%) Internet
9 6 (2.74%) Software-Defined Radio
10 5 (2.28%) SpaceWire
11 4 (1.83%) VSAT
12 3 (1.37%) Firewall
12 3 (1.37%) VoIP
13 2 (0.91%) RS-485
14 1 (0.46%) 3G
14 1 (0.46%) HTTP
14 1 (0.46%) RS-232
14 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.37%) SQLite
3 2 (0.91%) GIS
3 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (11.42%) JIRA
2 23 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.13%) IDA Disassembler
4 9 (4.11%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (3.20%) GCC
5 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.28%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.83%) C++Builder
7 4 (1.83%) Grunt
8 3 (1.37%) gulp
8 3 (1.37%) Mocha
8 3 (1.37%) webpack
9 2 (0.91%) CMake
9 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.91%) GitLab
9 2 (0.91%) Gradle
9 2 (0.91%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.91%) Postman
9 2 (0.91%) Protractor
9 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (27.40%) Electronics
2 17 (7.76%) Aerospace
3 16 (7.31%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.57%) Finance
5 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.28%) Avionics
7 4 (1.83%) Military
8 3 (1.37%) Advertising
8 3 (1.37%) Automotive
8 3 (1.37%) Law
8 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.91%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.91%) French Language
9 2 (0.91%) German Language
9 2 (0.91%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 71 (32.42%) Software Engineer
2 64 (29.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 36 (16.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 34 (15.53%) C++ Software Engineer
5 25 (11.42%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 24 (10.96%) Developer
6 24 (10.96%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 23 (10.50%) Senior Software Engineer
8 20 (9.13%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (7.76%) Firmware Engineer
11 14 (6.39%) Principal Engineer
11 14 (6.39%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (5.94%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 13 (5.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) FPGA Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) Senior DSP Engineer
13 12 (5.48%) Senior FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.96%) HTML
2 19 (8.68%) CSS
3 13 (5.94%) Qt
4 12 (5.48%) .NET
5 11 (5.02%) Yocto
6 8 (3.65%) .NET Core
6 8 (3.65%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.20%) Middleware
8 6 (2.74%) HTML5
8 6 (2.74%) Node.js
9 3 (1.37%) Express
9 3 (1.37%) Flash
10 2 (0.91%) jQuery
10 2 (0.91%) JSON
10 2 (0.91%) Kafka
10 2 (0.91%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.91%) OpenCV
10 2 (0.91%) React
10 2 (0.91%) Velocity
10 2 (0.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 26 (11.87%) Device Driver
3 20 (9.13%) Wiki
4 16 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (5.48%) Algorithms
5 12 (5.48%) Home Automation
5 12 (5.48%) Internet of Things
6 11 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.57%) Smart Home
8 9 (4.11%) Mobile App
9 8 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (3.65%) STB
9 8 (3.65%) User Experience
10 6 (2.74%) Robotics
10 6 (2.74%) VHDL
11 5 (2.28%) Verilog
12 4 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
13 3 (1.37%) Analogue Electronics
13 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.37%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 112 (51.14%) Linux
2 47 (21.46%) Android
2 47 (21.46%) Windows
3 45 (20.55%) Apple iOS
4 17 (7.76%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (3.65%) Unix
6 5 (2.28%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.46%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (59.36%) Software Engineering
2 60 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (21.46%) Computer Science
4 34 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (14.16%) Validation
6 27 (12.33%) Software Testing
7 26 (11.87%) Scrum
8 24 (10.96%) TDD
9 22 (10.05%) Device Driver Development
10 20 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (9.13%) Cyber Intelligence
11 18 (8.22%) Technical Leadership
11 18 (8.22%) Test Automation
12 17 (7.76%) Thought Leadership
13 16 (7.31%) OOD
13 16 (7.31%) Requirements Gathering
13 16 (7.31%) UML
14 15 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 14 (6.39%) Software Architecture
16 13 (5.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 135 (61.64%) C++
2 107 (48.86%) C
3 51 (23.29%) Python
4 43 (19.63%) C#
5 24 (10.96%) Embedded C
6 20 (9.13%) Embedded C++
7 17 (7.76%) JavaScript
8 15 (6.85%) MATLAB
9 8 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.65%) Java
10 7 (3.20%) SQL
11 3 (1.37%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.37%) Clojure
11 3 (1.37%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.37%) ML
11 3 (1.37%) Rust
12 2 (0.91%) Go
12 2 (0.91%) PHP
12 2 (0.91%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (22.37%) Degree
2 15 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (5.94%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.20%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (3.20%) PhD
5 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.37%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (1.37%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.37%) Cyber Scheme
6 3 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.91%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) IEC 61508
2 9 (4.11%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) IEC 62304
3 4 (1.83%) ISO 26262
3 4 (1.83%) MISRA
3 4 (1.83%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.37%) ISO 13485
4 3 (1.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.46%) JTAG
System Software
1 50 (22.83%) Firmware
2 20 (9.13%) VirtualBox
2 20 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.31%) Docker
4 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 26 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.13%) VMware
3 10 (4.57%) Google
4 6 (2.74%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.28%) Sparx
6 4 (1.83%) Apple
6 4 (1.83%) Embarcadero
6 4 (1.83%) Xilinx
7 3 (1.37%) Cadence
7 3 (1.37%) Facebook
7 3 (1.37%) Instagram
8 2 (0.91%) EMC
9 1 (0.46%) QNX
9 1 (0.46%) Renesas
9 1 (0.46%) YouTube