Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 708 658 730
Rank change year-on-year -50 +72 +70
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 317 488 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.81% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 209 363 386
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +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 47,642 59,951 68,124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.63% 38.64%
Number of salaries quoted 36,642 45,390 53,120
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.52%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,975 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% +1.18%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -20 305 £49,000 +3.16% 110
UK excluding London +21 297 £49,000 +8.89% 107
South East +93 149 £55,000 +15.79% 31
South West +50 70 £41,500 -7.78% 17
East of England +57 35 £50,000 +11.11% 26
North of England +49 28 £40,000 -5.88% 15
North West +54 18 £40,000 -11.11% 9
London +25 15 £43,750 -20.45% 13
Yorkshire +43 10 £45,000 +13.92% 5
Midlands -91 7 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Wales +3 4 £46,250 +23.33% 5
East Midlands -61 4 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Scotland +25 3 £47,500 +21.02% 4
West Midlands +3 3 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Northern Ireland +11 1 £47,000 +17.50% 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 234 (73.82%) C++
2 212 (66.88%) Software Engineering
3 208 (65.62%) C
4 121 (38.17%) Degree
5 117 (36.91%) Linux
6 93 (29.34%) Firmware
7 85 (26.81%) Python
8 82 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (25.24%) Electronics
10 58 (18.30%) Algorithms
11 56 (17.67%) C#
12 50 (15.77%) Java
13 46 (14.51%) Test Automation
13 46 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (13.56%) Telecoms
15 41 (12.93%) Wireless
15 41 (12.93%) Windows
16 38 (11.99%) Computer Science
17 34 (10.73%) Cybersecurity
18 32 (10.09%) Git (software)
19 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
19 31 (9.78%) Automotive
20 30 (9.46%) Embedded C
21 29 (9.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 28 (8.83%) .NET
23 27 (8.52%) Artificial Intelligence
24 26 (8.20%) Cyberthreat
25 25 (7.89%) HTML
25 25 (7.89%) Bluetooth
26 24 (7.57%) Robotics

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 5 (1.58%) Confluence
2 3 (0.95%) JBoss
2 3 (0.95%) WildFly
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 13 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.95%) Sketch
3 1 (0.32%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.21%) Azure
1 7 (2.21%) GitHub
2 3 (0.95%) PaaS
2 3 (0.95%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.93%) Wireless
2 25 (7.89%) Bluetooth
3 20 (6.31%) Internet
4 17 (5.36%) LTE
5 13 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (3.79%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.21%) 4G
8 6 (1.89%) 5G
8 6 (1.89%) GSM
8 6 (1.89%) UMTS
9 5 (1.58%) DVB
9 5 (1.58%) IPv4
9 5 (1.58%) Modbus
9 5 (1.58%) SpaceWire
10 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.26%) IPsec
10 4 (1.26%) IPv6
10 4 (1.26%) Multicast
10 4 (1.26%) UPnP
10 4 (1.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.84%) MySQL
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.63%) Big Data
3 2 (0.63%) SQLite
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.32%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.99%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.68%) JIRA
4 15 (4.73%) Subversion
5 13 (4.10%) CMake
6 9 (2.84%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.21%) GitLab
8 6 (1.89%) IDA Disassembler
8 6 (1.89%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.26%) Selenium
10 3 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.63%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.63%) VectorCAST
12 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.32%) Maven
12 1 (0.32%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.32%) TestLink
General
1 80 (25.24%) Electronics
2 43 (13.56%) Telecoms
3 31 (9.78%) Automotive
4 18 (5.68%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.73%) Finance
6 8 (2.52%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.52%) Retail
7 7 (2.21%) Marketing
8 6 (1.89%) Games
8 6 (1.89%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.58%) Advertising
10 3 (0.95%) Military
11 2 (0.63%) Avionics
11 2 (0.63%) Law
12 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 152 (47.95%) Software Engineer
2 124 (39.12%) Embedded Engineer
3 84 (26.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 46 (14.51%) Developer
5 34 (10.73%) C++ Software Engineer
6 33 (10.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 28 (8.83%) Junior
8 26 (8.20%) Test Engineer
9 25 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
10 23 (7.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 22 (6.94%) C++ Developer
11 22 (6.94%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 20 (6.31%) C Software Engineer
12 20 (6.31%) Embedded C Engineer
13 19 (5.99%) Firmware Engineer
13 19 (5.99%) Junior Embedded Engineer
14 18 (5.68%) Embedded C Software Engineer
15 17 (5.36%) Graduate
15 17 (5.36%) Software Developer
16 16 (5.05%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.83%) .NET
2 25 (7.89%) HTML
3 24 (7.57%) Qt
4 21 (6.62%) HTML5
5 20 (6.31%) .NET Core
6 13 (4.10%) JSON
7 10 (3.15%) AngularJS
7 10 (3.15%) XML
8 8 (2.52%) Java SE
9 7 (2.21%) Middleware
9 7 (2.21%) Node.js
10 5 (1.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (1.58%) DirectX
10 5 (1.58%) J2EE
10 5 (1.58%) OpenCV
11 4 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.26%) OpenGL
11 4 (1.26%) WinForms
12 3 (0.95%) CSS
12 3 (0.95%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.30%) Algorithms
2 29 (9.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 26 (8.20%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (7.57%) Robotics
5 13 (4.10%) User Experience
6 12 (3.79%) Device Driver
7 7 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.58%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.58%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (1.58%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.58%) Verilog
8 5 (1.58%) VHDL
9 4 (1.26%) CAN bus
9 4 (1.26%) CUDA
9 4 (1.26%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (0.95%) Internet of Things
10 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (36.91%) Linux
2 41 (12.93%) Windows
3 20 (6.31%) Unix
4 18 (5.68%) Android
4 18 (5.68%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.58%) FreeRTOS
7 4 (1.26%) SafeRTOS
7 4 (1.26%) ThreadX
8 3 (0.95%) Tizen
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (66.88%) Software Engineering
2 82 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (14.51%) Test Automation
4 38 (11.99%) Computer Science
5 34 (10.73%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (8.52%) Artificial Intelligence
7 24 (7.57%) Mathematics
8 22 (6.94%) OO
9 20 (6.31%) Analytics
9 20 (6.31%) Multithreading
9 20 (6.31%) Signal Processing
10 19 (5.99%) Data Analytics
11 18 (5.68%) DevOps
12 16 (5.05%) Embedded Software Development
13 15 (4.73%) Systems Engineering
14 14 (4.42%) TDD
14 14 (4.42%) Technical Leadership
15 12 (3.79%) Machine Learning
15 12 (3.79%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 234 (73.82%) C++
2 208 (65.62%) C
3 85 (26.81%) Python
4 56 (17.67%) C#
5 50 (15.77%) Java
6 30 (9.46%) Embedded C
7 21 (6.62%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.73%) JavaScript
9 14 (4.42%) MATLAB
9 14 (4.42%) PHP
10 11 (3.47%) Embedded C++
11 8 (2.52%) SQL
12 7 (2.21%) Perl
13 5 (1.58%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.58%) Ruby
14 4 (1.26%) Tcl
15 2 (0.63%) ANSI C
15 2 (0.63%) VB
16 1 (0.32%) Ada
16 1 (0.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 121 (38.17%) Degree
2 31 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.79%) HND
6 11 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (3.47%) PhD
7 7 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.32%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.32%) GPEN
9 1 (0.32%) GXPN
9 1 (0.32%) HNC
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.32%) OSCE
9 1 (0.32%) OSCP
9 1 (0.32%) OSWP
9 1 (0.32%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.26%) IEC 61508
1 4 (1.26%) MISRA
2 3 (0.95%) DO-178B
2 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.95%) JTAG
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.32%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.32%) NIST
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (29.34%) Firmware
2 3 (0.95%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Grafana
1 1 (0.32%) Oozie
1 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (4.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.89%) QNX
2 6 (1.89%) SAP
3 5 (1.58%) Renesas
4 4 (1.26%) T-Plan
5 3 (0.95%) BT
5 3 (0.95%) VMware
6 2 (0.63%) Apple
6 2 (0.63%) Freescale
6 2 (0.63%) Intel
6 2 (0.63%) JD Edwards
6 2 (0.63%) Klocwork
7 1 (0.32%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.32%) Canon
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco
7 1 (0.32%) Confluent
7 1 (0.32%) Google
7 1 (0.32%) Samsung
7 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.32%) Xilinx