Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 675 734
Rank change year-on-year +56 +59 +81
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 157 480 489
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.86% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 122 285 416
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £62,500 £58,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%

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 25,462 55,599 66,874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.16% 38.94% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,718 41,699 51,209
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £31,451 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +58 150 £50,000 - 70
UK excluding London +66 135 £50,000 +1.01% 72
South East +121 52 £52,500 +5.00% 17
North of England +113 30 £55,000 +29.41% 10
North West +73 19 £55,000 +37.50% 3
London +159 17 £48,750 -4.88% 3
South West +40 17 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Midlands +90 15 £45,000 -5.26% 11
East of England +74 14 £47,500 -8.65% 18
Yorkshire +119 11 £52,500 +23.53% 2
West Midlands +84 10 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Scotland +86 6 £40,000 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +73 5 £56,250 +7.14% 9
Work from Home +66 4 £40,000 -30.43% 9
Northern Ireland +15 1 £50,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 112 (71.34%) Software Engineering
2 107 (68.15%) C++
3 101 (64.33%) C
4 64 (40.76%) Linux
5 52 (33.12%) Degree
6 47 (29.94%) Firmware
7 37 (23.57%) Python
7 37 (23.57%) Electronics
8 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (19.11%) C#
9 30 (19.11%) Windows
10 29 (18.47%) Computer Science
11 25 (15.92%) HTML
11 25 (15.92%) Automotive
12 24 (15.29%) Algorithms
13 23 (14.65%) Embedded C
14 18 (11.46%) Embedded C++
14 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
15 17 (10.83%) Android
15 17 (10.83%) HTML5
15 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
15 17 (10.83%) .NET
16 15 (9.55%) UML
16 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
16 15 (9.55%) Qt
17 14 (8.92%) Bluetooth
17 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
18 13 (8.28%) Validation
18 13 (8.28%) Aerospace

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 (1.91%) Confluence
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Simulink
2 6 (3.82%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.64%) AWS
2 5 (3.18%) Azure
2 5 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.27%) PaaS
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.92%) Bluetooth
3 12 (7.64%) Wireless
4 11 (7.01%) Ethernet
5 8 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (4.46%) FlexRay
6 7 (4.46%) MQTT
7 6 (3.82%) Internet
8 5 (3.18%) 3G
8 5 (3.18%) RS-232
9 4 (2.55%) Network Security
10 3 (1.91%) 2G
10 3 (1.91%) 4G
11 2 (1.27%) RS-485
11 2 (1.27%) Skype
11 2 (1.27%) VoIP
11 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.64%) LTE
12 1 (0.64%) Modbus
12 1 (0.64%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.27%) MySQL
3 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.27%) SQLite
4 1 (0.64%) Big Data
4 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.82%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.18%) Subversion
4 4 (2.55%) IDA Disassembler
4 4 (2.55%) JIRA
4 4 (2.55%) Maven
5 3 (1.91%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.64%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.64%) Redmine
General
1 37 (23.57%) Electronics
2 25 (15.92%) Automotive
3 13 (8.28%) Aerospace
4 7 (4.46%) Military
5 6 (3.82%) Finance
5 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.55%) Games
6 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Advertising
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (57.96%) Software Engineer
2 65 (41.40%) Embedded Engineer
3 57 (36.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 21 (13.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 20 (12.74%) C++ Software Engineer
5 20 (12.74%) Developer
6 17 (10.83%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 14 (8.92%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Electronics Engineer
9 9 (5.73%) C Software Engineer
9 9 (5.73%) Embedded C Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Design Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Test Engineer
12 6 (3.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.92%) HTML
2 17 (10.83%) .NET
2 17 (10.83%) HTML5
3 15 (9.55%) Qt
4 12 (7.64%) .NET Core
4 12 (7.64%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.37%) CSS
6 9 (5.73%) JSON
7 7 (4.46%) Middleware
7 7 (4.46%) Node.js
8 6 (3.82%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.82%) XML
9 5 (3.18%) LINQ
9 5 (3.18%) RESTful
9 5 (3.18%) XSLT
10 2 (1.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 1 (0.64%) COM
11 1 (0.64%) DirectX
11 1 (0.64%) jQuery
11 1 (0.64%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Algorithms
2 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.28%) Robotics
4 11 (7.01%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.46%) Analogue Electronics
6 6 (3.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.82%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.55%) STB
8 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 2 (1.27%) VHDL
8 2 (1.27%) Wiki
9 1 (0.64%) Industry 4.0
9 1 (0.64%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.64%) Optoelectronics
9 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.64%) Smart City
9 1 (0.64%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 64 (40.76%) Linux
2 30 (19.11%) Windows
3 17 (10.83%) Android
4 11 (7.01%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (6.37%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.55%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.64%) SafeRTOS
7 1 (0.64%) ThreadX
7 1 (0.64%) Tizen
7 1 (0.64%) Unix
7 1 (0.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (71.34%) Software Engineering
2 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (18.47%) Computer Science
4 15 (9.55%) Test Automation
4 15 (9.55%) UML
5 13 (8.28%) Validation
6 12 (7.64%) OO
6 12 (7.64%) SDLC
7 11 (7.01%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (6.37%) Prototyping
8 10 (6.37%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (5.73%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.73%) Control Theory
9 9 (5.73%) Open Source
9 9 (5.73%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (5.10%) Mathematics
10 8 (5.10%) Multithreading
10 8 (5.10%) OOD
10 8 (5.10%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 107 (68.15%) C++
2 101 (64.33%) C
3 37 (23.57%) Python
4 30 (19.11%) C#
5 23 (14.65%) Embedded C
6 18 (11.46%) Embedded C++
7 13 (8.28%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.01%) Java
9 7 (4.46%) SQL
10 4 (2.55%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.55%) PHP
11 3 (1.91%) ANSI C
11 3 (1.91%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.64%) Ruby
13 1 (0.64%) VB
13 1 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 52 (33.12%) Degree
2 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.18%) PhD
5 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.55%) BC Cleared
6 4 (2.55%) HNC
6 4 (2.55%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.91%) Postgraduate
8 2 (1.27%) HND
8 2 (1.27%) ISEB
9 1 (0.64%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.64%) GPEN
9 1 (0.64%) GXPN
9 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.64%) OSCE
9 1 (0.64%) OSCP
9 1 (0.64%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) ISO 26262
1 7 (4.46%) MISRA
1 7 (4.46%) MISRA C
2 3 (1.91%) DO-178B
2 3 (1.91%) IEC 61508
2 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) DO-254
3 1 (0.64%) NIST
3 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (29.94%) Firmware
2 2 (1.27%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.18%) JD Edwards
3 4 (2.55%) Broadcom
3 4 (2.55%) QNX
3 4 (2.55%) Renesas
4 3 (1.91%) Freescale
5 2 (1.27%) Capita
5 2 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (0.64%) Cognos
6 1 (0.64%) EMC
6 1 (0.64%) Google
6 1 (0.64%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.64%) Intel
6 1 (0.64%) Tableau