Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 705 769 852
Rank change year-on-year +64 +83 -72
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 484 421 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.58% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 384 386 394
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,125 £58,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 72,989 72,616 86,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 40.83% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 56,415 59,565 69,874
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 +36 454 £45,000 - 152
UK excluding London +55 417 £45,000 - 129
East of England +76 120 £50,000 - 33
South East -63 106 £42,500 -5.56% 26
South West +53 98 £45,000 +12.50% 22
London +38 65 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Midlands -5 34 £45,000 +5.88% 24
North of England +27 31 £42,500 +13.33% 20
West Midlands +12 23 £45,000 +9.09% 15
North West +9 19 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -16 16 £44,250 - 3
East Midlands -1 11 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire +32 9 £41,250 +25.00% 12
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 1
North East -16 3 £26,500 -20.30% 6
Wales - 3 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 323 (66.74%) C
2 300 (61.98%) C++
3 260 (53.72%) Software Engineering
4 174 (35.95%) Linux
5 155 (32.02%) Degree
6 137 (28.31%) Python
7 134 (27.69%) Electronics
8 101 (20.87%) Computer Science
9 100 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
10 98 (20.25%) Embedded C
11 75 (15.50%) Wireless
12 70 (14.46%) Test Automation
13 65 (13.43%) Windows
14 59 (12.19%) Mathematics
14 59 (12.19%) C#
15 56 (11.57%) Embedded C++
15 56 (11.57%) Manufacturing
16 44 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (9.09%) Android
16 44 (9.09%) Firmware
16 44 (9.09%) Java
17 43 (8.88%) Computer Science Degree
18 42 (8.68%) OO
19 41 (8.47%) Embedded Linux
20 36 (7.44%) Algorithms
20 36 (7.44%) Wi-Fi
21 35 (7.23%) JavaScript
21 35 (7.23%) SQL
21 35 (7.23%) .NET
21 35 (7.23%) HTML

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 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.21%) CMS
2 1 (0.21%) Confluence
2 1 (0.21%) Drupal
2 1 (0.21%) IIS
2 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (3.51%) Simulink
2 9 (1.86%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.62%) OrCAD
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.41%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.21%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.21%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.48%) TestFlight
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.50%) Wireless
2 36 (7.44%) Wi-Fi
3 32 (6.61%) Bluetooth
4 20 (4.13%) Ethernet
5 19 (3.93%) DVB
6 17 (3.51%) Internet
7 15 (3.10%) DHCP
7 15 (3.10%) MQTT
8 9 (1.86%) RS-232
9 7 (1.45%) IPv4
9 7 (1.45%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.24%) IPv6
10 6 (1.24%) UPnP
10 6 (1.24%) ZigBee
11 5 (1.03%) Firewall
12 4 (0.83%) FlexRay
12 4 (0.83%) RS-485
12 4 (0.83%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.62%) Modbus
13 3 (0.62%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.93%) Big Data
2 6 (1.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.83%) MySQL
4 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) DB2
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.34%) Subversion
3 18 (3.72%) Visual Studio
4 14 (2.89%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.69%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.48%) Android Studio
6 12 (2.48%) Appium
6 12 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.48%) Calabash
6 12 (2.48%) Xcode
7 11 (2.27%) JIRA
8 7 (1.45%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.03%) Ant
9 5 (1.03%) Maven
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Ivy
10 4 (0.83%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.83%) Hudson
10 4 (0.83%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.83%) Redmine
General
1 134 (27.69%) Electronics
2 56 (11.57%) Manufacturing
3 33 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.96%) Automotive
5 17 (3.51%) Finance
6 15 (3.10%) Aerospace
7 13 (2.69%) Marketing
8 7 (1.45%) Military
9 5 (1.03%) Avionics
9 5 (1.03%) Retail
10 4 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.41%) Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (40.91%) Embedded Engineer
2 191 (39.46%) Software Engineer
3 139 (28.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 82 (16.94%) C++ Software Engineer
5 75 (15.50%) Embedded C Engineer
6 68 (14.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 67 (13.84%) C Software Engineer
8 64 (13.22%) Developer
9 62 (12.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 61 (12.60%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 60 (12.40%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 59 (12.19%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 57 (11.78%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 55 (11.36%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 55 (11.36%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
15 50 (10.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
16 43 (8.88%) Architect
17 31 (6.40%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
17 31 (6.40%) Software Developer
17 31 (6.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.23%) .NET
1 35 (7.23%) HTML
2 22 (4.55%) Qt
3 15 (3.10%) Web Services
4 14 (2.89%) XML
5 12 (2.48%) Node.js
6 11 (2.27%) Middleware
7 10 (2.07%) WPF
8 6 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.24%) Django
8 6 (1.24%) JSON
8 6 (1.24%) QML
8 6 (1.24%) REST
8 6 (1.24%) Yocto
9 5 (1.03%) CSS
9 5 (1.03%) SOAP
10 4 (0.83%) D-Bus
10 4 (0.83%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (20.87%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.44%) Algorithms
3 28 (5.79%) Robotics
4 27 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.58%) User Experience
5 25 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 22 (4.55%) Life Science
6 22 (4.55%) VHDL
7 19 (3.93%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.10%) Device Driver
9 14 (2.89%) Internet of Things
10 10 (2.07%) STB
11 9 (1.86%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.65%) ASIC
13 6 (1.24%) IPTV
13 6 (1.24%) MPEG
13 6 (1.24%) Smart City
13 6 (1.24%) Video on Demand
14 5 (1.03%) Raspberry Pi
15 4 (0.83%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 174 (35.95%) Linux
2 65 (13.43%) Windows
3 44 (9.09%) Android
4 41 (8.47%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (4.34%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.31%) Unix
7 8 (1.65%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.21%) Debian
8 1 (0.21%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (53.72%) Software Engineering
2 100 (20.66%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (14.46%) Test Automation
4 59 (12.19%) Mathematics
5 44 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (8.68%) OO
7 35 (7.23%) Open Source
8 34 (7.02%) Physics
8 34 (7.02%) Validation
9 29 (5.99%) SDLC
10 27 (5.58%) Embedded Software Development
10 27 (5.58%) Prototyping
11 26 (5.37%) Project Management
12 25 (5.17%) Signal Processing
12 25 (5.17%) Unit Testing
13 23 (4.75%) BDD
13 23 (4.75%) Linux Kernel Development
13 23 (4.75%) Scrum
14 21 (4.34%) Machine Learning
14 21 (4.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 323 (66.74%) C
2 300 (61.98%) C++
3 137 (28.31%) Python
4 98 (20.25%) Embedded C
5 59 (12.19%) C#
6 56 (11.57%) Embedded C++
7 44 (9.09%) Java
8 35 (7.23%) JavaScript
8 35 (7.23%) SQL
9 33 (6.82%) Assembly Language
10 32 (6.61%) Bash Shell
11 30 (6.20%) MATLAB
12 29 (5.99%) Lua
13 24 (4.96%) Perl
14 16 (3.31%) Ruby
15 8 (1.65%) Ada
16 7 (1.45%) Shell Script
17 5 (1.03%) VB
18 4 (0.83%) Delphi
18 4 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 155 (32.02%) Degree
2 43 (8.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (5.99%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.69%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.07%) PhD
6 8 (1.65%) HND
7 5 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.83%) CHECK Team Leader
8 4 (0.83%) CREST Certified
8 4 (0.83%) CSSLP
8 4 (0.83%) GXPN
8 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.83%) Tigerscheme
9 2 (0.41%) GPEN
9 2 (0.41%) HNC
9 2 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.41%) OSCE
9 2 (0.41%) OSCP
9 2 (0.41%) OSWP
9 2 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.17%) QA
2 12 (2.48%) DO-178B
3 8 (1.65%) ISO 13485
3 8 (1.65%) MISRA
4 7 (1.45%) ISO 26262
4 7 (1.45%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.83%) JTAG
6 3 (0.62%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.62%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.62%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.41%) DO-254
7 2 (0.41%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 44 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (0.41%) Docker
2 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.48%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.21%) Ansible
2 1 (0.21%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (2.89%) EMC
1 14 (2.89%) Xamarin
2 9 (1.86%) BT
3 7 (1.45%) Google
3 7 (1.45%) SAP
4 6 (1.24%) Freescale
4 6 (1.24%) Oracle
4 6 (1.24%) Xilinx
5 5 (1.03%) MathWorks
5 5 (1.03%) Progress
6 4 (0.83%) Arqiva
6 4 (0.83%) IBM
6 4 (0.83%) MKS
6 4 (0.83%) Perforce
7 3 (0.62%) Altera
8 2 (0.41%) ANSYS
8 2 (0.41%) Intel
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.41%) PTC
8 2 (0.41%) Renesas