Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 671 655
Rank change year-on-year +78 -16 +77
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 171 375 517
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.78% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 116 240 410
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,860
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.03% +1.91%
10th Percentile £38,750 £31,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 24,417 48,266 59,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.50% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 19,047 37,500 45,663
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
UK excluding London +49 153 £50,000 - 59
England +53 148 £55,000 +10.00% 72
South East +44 47 £52,500 -4.55% 12
South West +7 29 £47,500 +14.46% 14
Work from Home -56 25 £60,000 +4.35% 13
North of England +66 21 £50,000 +21.21% 10
East of England +95 18 £53,750 +19.44% 12
Midlands +94 17 £67,500 +28.57% 9
Yorkshire +50 13 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Scotland +46 13 £47,500 +2.70% 1
East Midlands +74 10 £55,000 -12.00% 6
London +196 8 £87,500 +45.83% 15
Northern Ireland +21 8 £42,500 -9.57%
West Midlands +74 7 £70,000 +40.00% 3
North West +63 7 £50,000 +25.00% 3
North East - 1 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 97 (56.73%) C
2 94 (54.97%) C++
3 92 (53.80%) Software Engineering
4 67 (39.18%) Linux
5 45 (26.32%) Electronics
6 39 (22.81%) Python
7 34 (19.88%) Firmware
7 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (18.13%) Computer Science
9 30 (17.54%) C#
10 29 (16.96%) HTML
10 29 (16.96%) Degree
11 26 (15.20%) Ethernet
11 26 (15.20%) CSS
11 26 (15.20%) Windows
12 25 (14.62%) JavaScript
12 25 (14.62%) TCP/IP
12 25 (14.62%) Embedded C
12 25 (14.62%) Test Automation
13 24 (14.04%) Android
13 24 (14.04%) Validation
13 24 (14.04%) UML
14 23 (13.45%) Wireless
14 23 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (12.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 21 (12.28%) Apple iOS
17 20 (11.70%) Bluetooth
18 18 (10.53%) Mobile App
18 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
19 17 (9.94%) Wi-Fi

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 11 (6.43%) Confluence
2 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Simulink
2 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.60%) AWS
1 13 (7.60%) SaaS
2 10 (5.85%) PaaS
3 7 (4.09%) GitHub
4 5 (2.92%) Azure
5 3 (1.75%) Serverless
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.20%) Ethernet
2 25 (14.62%) TCP/IP
3 23 (13.45%) Wireless
4 20 (11.70%) Bluetooth
5 17 (9.94%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (7.02%) MQTT
7 10 (5.85%) Wireshark
8 9 (5.26%) Network Security
9 7 (4.09%) Software-Defined Radio
10 6 (3.51%) Internet
11 5 (2.92%) Broadband
11 5 (2.92%) SpaceWire
11 5 (2.92%) VSAT
12 4 (2.34%) ZigBee
13 2 (1.17%) 4G
13 2 (1.17%) Firewall
13 2 (1.17%) RS-485
14 1 (0.58%) 3G
14 1 (0.58%) GSM
14 1 (0.58%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
1 3 (1.75%) SQLite
2 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.17%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.77%) JIRA
2 10 (5.85%) IDA Disassembler
3 7 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.09%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.92%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.75%) Grunt
6 3 (1.75%) gulp
6 3 (1.75%) Mocha
6 3 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.75%) webpack
7 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.17%) Gradle
7 2 (1.17%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.17%) Postman
7 2 (1.17%) Protractor
8 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.58%) C++Builder
General
1 45 (26.32%) Electronics
2 18 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.94%) Automotive
4 16 (9.36%) Manufacturing
5 14 (8.19%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.92%) Advertising
6 5 (2.92%) Avionics
6 5 (2.92%) Military
7 2 (1.17%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.17%) Finance
7 2 (1.17%) French Language
7 2 (1.17%) German Language
7 2 (1.17%) Law
7 2 (1.17%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 57 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 45 (26.32%) Embedded Engineer
3 34 (19.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 28 (16.37%) Developer
5 25 (14.62%) C++ Software Engineer
6 23 (13.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 19 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 18 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (10.53%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (10.53%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (8.77%) Electronics Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) DSP Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) DSP Software Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) FPGA Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) Senior DSP Engineer
10 12 (7.02%) Senior FPGA Engineer
11 11 (6.43%) Hardware Engineer
12 10 (5.85%) Design Engineer
12 10 (5.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.96%) HTML
2 26 (15.20%) CSS
3 14 (8.19%) .NET
4 13 (7.60%) HTML5
5 11 (6.43%) Node.js
6 6 (3.51%) GraphQL
6 6 (3.51%) jQuery
6 6 (3.51%) React
6 6 (3.51%) React Native
7 5 (2.92%) Middleware
8 4 (2.34%) Django
8 4 (2.34%) Flash
9 3 (1.75%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.75%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.75%) Express
9 3 (1.75%) LESS
10 2 (1.17%) STL
10 2 (1.17%) Web Services
10 2 (1.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 18 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 17 (9.94%) Device Driver
4 16 (9.36%) User Experience
5 10 (5.85%) Wiki
6 7 (4.09%) Analogue Electronics
7 6 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.51%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.92%) Robotics
8 5 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.34%) 3D Printing
9 4 (2.34%) Arduino
9 4 (2.34%) Industry 4.0
9 4 (2.34%) Optoelectronics
9 4 (2.34%) Smart City
9 4 (2.34%) VHDL
10 3 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.75%) Verilog
11 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (39.18%) Linux
2 26 (15.20%) Windows
3 24 (14.04%) Android
4 21 (12.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (53.80%) Software Engineering
2 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (18.13%) Computer Science
4 25 (14.62%) Test Automation
5 24 (14.04%) UML
5 24 (14.04%) Validation
6 23 (13.45%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (9.94%) Scrum
8 16 (9.36%) Mentoring
9 15 (8.77%) Device Driver Development
10 14 (8.19%) Prototyping
11 13 (7.60%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (7.60%) Requirements Gathering
12 12 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (7.02%) Front End Development
13 10 (5.85%) Cyber Intelligence
13 10 (5.85%) Integration Testing
14 9 (5.26%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.26%) SDLC
15 8 (4.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 97 (56.73%) C
2 94 (54.97%) C++
3 39 (22.81%) Python
4 30 (17.54%) C#
5 25 (14.62%) Embedded C
5 25 (14.62%) JavaScript
6 16 (9.36%) Embedded C++
6 16 (9.36%) SQL
7 12 (7.02%) MATLAB
8 8 (4.68%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.92%) Java
10 3 (1.75%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
11 2 (1.17%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) Go
12 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (16.96%) Degree
2 12 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.51%) PhD
3 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (0.58%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Scheme
4 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) IEC 61508
2 3 (1.75%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.75%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.17%) IEC 62304
3 2 (1.17%) MISRA
3 2 (1.17%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.58%) DO-254
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (19.88%) Firmware
2 10 (5.85%) VirtualBox
2 10 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.92%) Docker
4 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.58%) Puppet
1 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (5.85%) VMware
2 5 (2.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.92%) Xilinx
3 4 (2.34%) Google
4 2 (1.17%) Cadence
4 2 (1.17%) EMC
4 2 (1.17%) Facebook
5 1 (0.58%) Apple
5 1 (0.58%) Embarcadero
5 1 (0.58%) Intel
5 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.58%) Sparx
5 1 (0.58%) Xamarin