Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 628 686 817
Rank change year-on-year +58 +131 -50
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 507 532 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 0.82% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 278 442 387
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,625 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -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 54,415 65,136 70,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.87% 39.40% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,829 49,847 52,744
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 +37 471 £50,000 +11.11% 132
UK excluding London +6 434 £50,000 +17.65% 134
South East +47 152 £50,000 +17.65% 40
South West -21 115 £45,000 +12.50% 17
North of England +61 73 £42,500 - 20
North West +71 64 £37,500 -16.67% 17
London +110 58 £52,500 +23.53% 7
East of England +73 44 £52,000 +9.47% 39
Midlands -48 28 £52,500 +16.67% 9
West Midlands 0 16 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Scotland +30 14 £50,000 +20.48% 6
East Midlands -29 12 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Yorkshire -7 7 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Wales +5 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Northern Ireland -13 3 - - 2
North East +24 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 354 (69.82%) C++
2 334 (65.88%) C
3 301 (59.37%) Software Engineering
4 182 (35.90%) Linux
5 180 (35.50%) Degree
6 158 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
7 148 (29.19%) Python
8 131 (25.84%) Electronics
9 110 (21.70%) Firmware
10 100 (19.72%) C#
11 98 (19.33%) Computer Science
12 85 (16.77%) Automotive
13 83 (16.37%) Java
14 79 (15.58%) Algorithms
15 77 (15.19%) Embedded C
16 73 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
17 67 (13.21%) Test Automation
18 64 (12.62%) QA
19 63 (12.43%) DevOps
20 60 (11.83%) Git (software)
21 59 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
22 58 (11.44%) QNX
23 57 (11.24%) Mentoring
24 55 (10.85%) Artificial Intelligence
25 54 (10.65%) Android
25 54 (10.65%) Open Source
26 51 (10.06%) SDLC
26 51 (10.06%) Telecoms
27 47 (9.27%) Technical Leadership
28 46 (9.07%) Windows

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 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.20%) Confluence
2 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.38%) Sketch
3 3 (0.59%) GNU Octave
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.59%) Simulink
4 1 (0.20%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.37%) AWS
2 10 (1.97%) SaaS
3 7 (1.38%) PaaS
4 6 (1.18%) Serverless
5 5 (0.99%) GitHub
6 3 (0.59%) Azure
7 1 (0.20%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.71%) RS-485
1 34 (6.71%) Wireless
2 33 (6.51%) Internet
3 26 (5.13%) Bluetooth
4 25 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
5 23 (4.54%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.34%) RS-232
7 17 (3.35%) Ethernet
8 15 (2.96%) Modbus
9 9 (1.78%) HTTPS
9 9 (1.78%) MQTT
9 9 (1.78%) ZigBee
10 8 (1.58%) Z-Wave
11 5 (0.99%) LTE
11 5 (0.99%) SNMP
12 4 (0.79%) Firewall
12 4 (0.79%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.59%) SMPP
13 3 (0.59%) Software-Defined Radio
13 3 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.38%) MySQL
3 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
3 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (11.83%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 26 (5.13%) Subversion
4 25 (4.93%) JIRA
5 12 (2.37%) CMake
5 12 (2.37%) GitLab
6 11 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.97%) LabVIEW
7 10 (1.97%) VectorCAST
8 5 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.99%) Redmine
8 5 (0.99%) Robot Framework
9 4 (0.79%) Maven
9 4 (0.79%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.59%) JMeter
10 3 (0.59%) JUnit
10 3 (0.59%) NUnit
10 3 (0.59%) Selenium
10 3 (0.59%) TestNG
General
1 131 (25.84%) Electronics
2 85 (16.77%) Automotive
3 51 (10.06%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.51%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.93%) Marketing
6 16 (3.16%) Finance
7 15 (2.96%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.38%) Retail
9 6 (1.18%) Law
10 5 (0.99%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.59%) Games
12 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 218 (43.00%) Software Engineer
2 180 (35.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 142 (28.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 70 (13.81%) Developer
5 43 (8.48%) Test Engineer
6 34 (6.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 31 (6.11%) Firmware Engineer
7 31 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 29 (5.72%) Systems Engineer
9 27 (5.33%) Graduate
10 25 (4.93%) Junior
10 25 (4.93%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 23 (4.54%) Embedded Developer
12 21 (4.14%) C++ Developer
12 21 (4.14%) C++ Software Engineer
12 21 (4.14%) Software Team Leader
12 21 (4.14%) Team Leader
13 19 (3.75%) Electronics Engineer
13 19 (3.75%) Software Test Engineer
14 18 (3.55%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.31%) .NET
2 30 (5.92%) Vulkan
3 16 (3.16%) TensorFlow
3 16 (3.16%) XML
4 14 (2.76%) AngularJS
5 12 (2.37%) Node.js
5 12 (2.37%) REST
6 11 (2.17%) CSS
6 11 (2.17%) WPF
7 10 (1.97%) Web Services
8 8 (1.58%) NumPy
9 7 (1.38%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (1.38%) HTML
9 7 (1.38%) Spring
9 7 (1.38%) SVG
10 6 (1.18%) J2EE
10 6 (1.18%) Matplotlib
10 6 (1.18%) Pandas
10 6 (1.18%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.58%) Algorithms
2 59 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.09%) Cyberthreat
4 37 (7.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 30 (5.92%) Robotics
5 30 (5.92%) Smartphone
6 24 (4.73%) Internet of Things
7 20 (3.94%) Device Driver
8 15 (2.96%) Analogue Electronics
9 14 (2.76%) CAN bus
10 13 (2.56%) Optoelectronics
11 11 (2.17%) CPLD
11 11 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.97%) Infotainment
13 8 (1.58%) User Experience
14 7 (1.38%) Life Science
15 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.18%) Industrial Internet of Things
15 6 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
16 5 (0.99%) Lidar
Operating Systems
1 182 (35.90%) Linux
2 54 (10.65%) Android
3 46 (9.07%) Windows
4 40 (7.89%) Tizen
5 25 (4.93%) Embedded Linux
6 24 (4.73%) Unix
7 22 (4.34%) FreeRTOS
8 14 (2.76%) ThreadX
9 11 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.59%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (59.37%) Software Engineering
2 158 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (19.33%) Computer Science
4 73 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (13.21%) Test Automation
6 63 (12.43%) DevOps
7 57 (11.24%) Mentoring
8 55 (10.85%) Artificial Intelligence
9 54 (10.65%) Open Source
10 51 (10.06%) SDLC
11 47 (9.27%) Technical Leadership
12 44 (8.68%) Unit Testing
13 40 (7.89%) Computer Architecture
14 36 (7.10%) Memory Management
14 36 (7.10%) Power Management
15 33 (6.51%) Configuration Management
15 33 (6.51%) Visualisation
16 30 (5.92%) Customer Engagement
16 30 (5.92%) Machine Learning
16 30 (5.92%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 354 (69.82%) C++
2 334 (65.88%) C
3 148 (29.19%) Python
4 100 (19.72%) C#
5 83 (16.37%) Java
6 77 (15.19%) Embedded C
7 34 (6.71%) JavaScript
8 31 (6.11%) Embedded C++
9 25 (4.93%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.94%) MATLAB
11 18 (3.55%) Lua
11 18 (3.55%) SQL
12 12 (2.37%) Assembly Language
13 10 (1.97%) Perl
14 8 (1.58%) VB
15 7 (1.38%) PHP
15 7 (1.38%) XAML
16 4 (0.79%) Ada
17 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (35.50%) Degree
2 40 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (4.54%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.37%) PhD
8 9 (1.78%) HND
9 8 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.79%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.20%) HNC
12 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.62%) QA
2 14 (2.76%) ISO 26262
3 7 (1.38%) MISRA
4 5 (0.99%) JTAG
5 4 (0.79%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.79%) IEC 62304
5 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 110 (21.70%) Firmware
2 6 (1.18%) Docker
3 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) LXC
4 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.59%) Kibana
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) Graylog
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (11.44%) QNX
2 33 (6.51%) Google
3 30 (5.92%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.94%) EMC
5 11 (2.17%) Klocwork
6 10 (1.97%) Lauterbach
7 6 (1.18%) Xilinx
8 5 (0.99%) Barracuda Networks
8 5 (0.99%) Cisco
8 5 (0.99%) Oracle
8 5 (0.99%) SAP
9 4 (0.79%) MKS
9 4 (0.79%) VMware
10 3 (0.59%) Symbian
11 2 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.39%) Atmel
11 2 (0.39%) CA
11 2 (0.39%) Facebook
11 2 (0.39%) Parasoft
12 1 (0.20%) Xamarin