Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 681 629 691
Rank change year-on-year -52 +62 +73
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 323 176 452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.70% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 189 131 272
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +7.78%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,625 £57,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 43,951 25,091 50,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 35.46% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26,616 19,967 38,838
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 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 -67 277 £55,000 +10.00% 108
UK excluding London -81 202 £52,000 +4.00% 101
London -69 76 £77,500 +58.97% 8
North of England -49 53 £50,000 -16.67% 18
Work from Home -202 53 £55,000 +37.50% 11
South East -81 51 £52,500 -4.55% 24
East of England -17 41 £52,500 +7.69% 24
North West -32 32 £37,500 -45.05% 10
South West -57 29 £47,500 +5.56% 16
Yorkshire -53 21 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Scotland -58 14 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Midlands -71 12 £55,750 +17.37% 17
West Midlands -63 7 £37,500 -16.67% 10
East Midlands -43 5 £60,000 +4.35% 7
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 208 (64.40%) Software Engineering
2 182 (56.35%) C++
3 152 (47.06%) Linux
4 122 (37.77%) C
5 94 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (25.08%) Android
6 81 (25.08%) Apple iOS
7 75 (23.22%) Computer Science
8 73 (22.60%) Degree
9 70 (21.67%) Software Testing
10 69 (21.36%) Firmware
11 62 (19.20%) Electronics
12 59 (18.27%) Windows
13 58 (17.96%) Python
14 54 (16.72%) Broadband
14 54 (16.72%) Microsoft
14 54 (16.72%) TDD
15 52 (16.10%) Wireless
16 51 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
17 50 (15.48%) Aerospace
18 48 (14.86%) C#
19 46 (14.24%) Bluetooth
20 45 (13.93%) OO
20 45 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
21 42 (13.00%) OOD
22 40 (12.38%) Device Driver
23 38 (11.76%) MQTT
23 38 (11.76%) Device Driver Development
24 37 (11.46%) Qt
25 36 (11.15%) Unit Testing

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 16 (4.95%) Confluence
2 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) Apache
3 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
1 20 (6.19%) Simulink
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.91%) AWS
2 15 (4.64%) GCP
3 14 (4.33%) PaaS
3 14 (4.33%) SaaS
4 9 (2.79%) GitHub
5 5 (1.55%) Azure
6 4 (1.24%) Amazon Alexa
7 1 (0.31%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.72%) Broadband
2 52 (16.10%) Wireless
3 51 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 46 (14.24%) Bluetooth
5 38 (11.76%) MQTT
6 36 (11.15%) Ethernet
6 36 (11.15%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.64%) ZigBee
8 14 (4.33%) Wireshark
9 7 (2.17%) Internet
10 6 (1.86%) 3G
10 6 (1.86%) 4G
10 6 (1.86%) VPN
10 6 (1.86%) WAN
11 5 (1.55%) RS-232
11 5 (1.55%) SpaceWire
12 3 (0.93%) Firewall
12 3 (0.93%) Software-Defined Radio
13 2 (0.62%) 802.15
13 2 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.17%) Blockchain
2 7 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 26 (8.05%) JIRA
3 21 (6.50%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (4.33%) IDA Disassembler
5 10 (3.10%) GCC
6 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.93%) GitLab
6 3 (0.93%) Grunt
6 3 (0.93%) LabVIEW
6 3 (0.93%) Subversion
6 3 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.62%) C++Builder
7 2 (0.62%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.62%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.31%) CMake
8 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.31%) Valgrind
General
1 62 (19.20%) Electronics
2 50 (15.48%) Aerospace
3 34 (10.53%) Social Skills
4 28 (8.67%) Finance
5 19 (5.88%) Avionics
6 18 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.10%) Automotive
8 9 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.55%) Law
10 4 (1.24%) Banking
11 3 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.93%) Games
11 3 (0.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.93%) Military
12 2 (0.62%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.31%) Advertising
13 1 (0.31%) Marketing
13 1 (0.31%) Retail
13 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 134 (41.49%) Software Engineer
2 117 (36.22%) Embedded Engineer
3 71 (21.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 55 (17.03%) C++ Software Engineer
5 54 (16.72%) Systems Engineer
6 50 (15.48%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 45 (13.93%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 43 (13.31%) Developer
9 40 (12.38%) Embedded C Engineer
9 40 (12.38%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 40 (12.38%) Linux Engineer
10 39 (12.07%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 39 (12.07%) Firmware Engineer
11 36 (11.15%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
12 35 (10.84%) C Software Engineer
12 35 (10.84%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 35 (10.84%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 35 (10.84%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 35 (10.84%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 32 (9.91%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.46%) Qt
2 36 (11.15%) HTML
3 35 (10.84%) CSS
4 28 (8.67%) .NET
5 22 (6.81%) .NET Framework
6 21 (6.50%) .NET Core
7 13 (4.02%) Yocto
8 10 (3.10%) Kafka
9 9 (2.79%) React
10 8 (2.48%) Velocity
11 7 (2.17%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.24%) Backbone.js
12 4 (1.24%) JSON
12 4 (1.24%) RESTful
13 3 (0.93%) jQuery
13 3 (0.93%) Middleware
13 3 (0.93%) Node.js
13 3 (0.93%) Spring
14 2 (0.62%) OpenCV
14 2 (0.62%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.38%) Device Driver
2 30 (9.29%) Algorithms
3 28 (8.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 17 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.95%) STB
6 14 (4.33%) Wiki
7 8 (2.48%) Home Automation
8 7 (2.17%) Smart Home
8 7 (2.17%) Social Media
9 6 (1.86%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.86%) VHDL
10 4 (1.24%) Arduino
10 4 (1.24%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.24%) SystemC
10 4 (1.24%) Verilog
11 3 (0.93%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 152 (47.06%) Linux
2 81 (25.08%) Android
2 81 (25.08%) Apple iOS
3 59 (18.27%) Windows
4 29 (8.98%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (2.79%) FreeRTOS
6 8 (2.48%) Unix
7 3 (0.93%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (64.40%) Software Engineering
2 94 (29.10%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (23.22%) Computer Science
4 70 (21.67%) Software Testing
5 54 (16.72%) TDD
6 45 (13.93%) OO
6 45 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
7 42 (13.00%) OOD
8 38 (11.76%) Device Driver Development
9 36 (11.15%) Unit Testing
10 35 (10.84%) Validation
11 32 (9.91%) Mentoring
12 31 (9.60%) Requirements Gathering
13 29 (8.98%) Technical Leadership
14 27 (8.36%) Test Automation
15 24 (7.43%) SysML
16 22 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (6.81%) Software Architecture
17 21 (6.50%) Analytics
17 21 (6.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 182 (56.35%) C++
2 122 (37.77%) C
3 58 (17.96%) Python
4 48 (14.86%) C#
5 30 (9.29%) JavaScript
6 28 (8.67%) Java
7 24 (7.43%) MATLAB
8 19 (5.88%) Embedded C
9 18 (5.57%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.41%) Apple Swift
10 11 (3.41%) Clojure
10 11 (3.41%) Kotlin
11 9 (2.79%) ML
12 7 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.55%) Assembly Language
14 4 (1.24%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.62%) Go
15 2 (0.62%) Rust
16 1 (0.31%) SQL
16 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (22.60%) Degree
2 22 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.57%) Postgraduate
4 12 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (1.86%) PhD
7 5 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.93%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (0.62%) Cyber Scheme
9 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.62%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.31%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (0.31%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.31%) GPEN
10 1 (0.31%) GXPN
10 1 (0.31%) HND
10 1 (0.31%) OSCP
10 1 (0.31%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.19%) IEC 61508
2 10 (3.10%) QA
3 4 (1.24%) DO-178B
3 4 (1.24%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.93%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) JTAG
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA
5 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.31%) NIST
System Software
1 69 (21.36%) Firmware
2 21 (6.50%) Docker
3 14 (4.33%) VirtualBox
3 14 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 54 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.26%) Instagram
2 17 (5.26%) Xamarin
3 15 (4.64%) Google
4 14 (4.33%) VMware
5 11 (3.41%) Apple
6 4 (1.24%) EMC
7 3 (0.93%) Altera
7 3 (0.93%) Sparx
7 3 (0.93%) Xilinx
8 2 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.62%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.62%) Rockwell
9 1 (0.31%) Cadence
9 1 (0.31%) Facebook
9 1 (0.31%) Freescale
9 1 (0.31%) Parasoft
9 1 (0.31%) QNX
9 1 (0.31%) Renesas
9 1 (0.31%) YouTube