Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 778 884
Rank change year-on-year +3 +106 -11
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 424 517 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.63% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 404 465 363
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,150
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,500 £57,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

Embedded Systems is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75705 82161 89580
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.79% 41.66% 41.21%
Number of salaries quoted 57774 67209 71350
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 +3 406 £42,500 -5.56% 36
UK excluding London +4 388 £42,500 -5.56% 39
South West +61 120 £40,000 -15.79% 8
South East -67 95 £47,500 +5.56% 4
East of England -5 72 £50,000 +11.11% 16
Midlands +3 44 £42,500 -4.49% 5
London +39 42 £40,000 -15.79% 1
North of England -3 40 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +26 26 £42,500 -3.41% 3
North East +28 18 £35,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands -13 18 £40,000 -15.79% 2
North West -26 15 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland +15 8 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +24 7 £40,000 +40.35%
Northern Ireland - 6 £35,000 - 1
Wales +20 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, 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.

1 284 (66.98%) C++
2 273 (64.39%) Software Engineering
3 265 (62.50%) C
4 162 (38.21%) Degree
5 143 (33.73%) Linux
6 125 (29.48%) Electronics
7 90 (21.23%) Firmware
8 78 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (18.16%) OO
10 75 (17.69%) C#
11 74 (17.45%) Windows
11 74 (17.45%) Embedded C
12 73 (17.22%) Python
12 73 (17.22%) Computer Science
13 62 (14.62%) Wireless
14 51 (12.03%) Java
14 51 (12.03%) Test Automation
15 47 (11.08%) Manufacturing
16 45 (10.61%) Android
17 42 (9.91%) Bluetooth
18 41 (9.67%) Telecoms
19 39 (9.20%) Embedded C++
20 38 (8.96%) Validation
21 37 (8.73%) Ethernet
22 35 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
23 33 (7.78%) Mathematics
23 33 (7.78%) SDLC
24 32 (7.55%) Finance
25 31 (7.31%) ISO 9001
25 31 (7.31%) Embedded Linux

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 6 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.24%) IIS
2 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Simulink
2 3 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.94%) GitHub
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.62%) Wireless
2 42 (9.91%) Bluetooth
3 37 (8.73%) Ethernet
4 30 (7.08%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (4.72%) ZigBee
6 16 (3.77%) RS-232
7 15 (3.54%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.30%) RS-485
9 12 (2.83%) Internet
10 5 (1.18%) Network Security
10 5 (1.18%) RFID
11 4 (0.94%) 802.11
11 4 (0.94%) GPRS
11 4 (0.94%) GSM
11 4 (0.94%) Modbus
12 3 (0.71%) DHCP
12 3 (0.71%) DWDM
12 3 (0.71%) SDH
13 2 (0.47%) 3G
13 2 (0.47%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.18%) Big Data
3 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.24%) MySQL
4 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.24%) Redis
4 1 (0.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.25%) Subversion
4 12 (2.83%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.83%) JIRA
5 10 (2.36%) LabVIEW
6 6 (1.42%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.18%) JBehave
7 5 (1.18%) JUnit
7 5 (1.18%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.94%) Ant
8 4 (0.94%) Selenium
8 4 (0.94%) WATIR
9 3 (0.71%) NUnit
10 2 (0.47%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.47%) Maven
10 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 125 (29.48%) Electronics
2 47 (11.08%) Manufacturing
3 41 (9.67%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.55%) Finance
5 30 (7.08%) Automotive
6 24 (5.66%) Marketing
7 21 (4.95%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.42%) Games
9 5 (1.18%) Avionics
9 5 (1.18%) Military
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 230 (54.25%) Software Engineer
2 161 (37.97%) Embedded Engineer
3 117 (27.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 88 (20.75%) C++ Software Engineer
5 48 (11.32%) C Software Engineer
6 45 (10.61%) Senior Software Engineer
7 40 (9.43%) Embedded C Engineer
8 38 (8.96%) Developer
9 37 (8.73%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 36 (8.49%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 35 (8.25%) Firmware Engineer
12 32 (7.55%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 31 (7.31%) Embedded C Software Engineer
14 28 (6.60%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 28 (6.60%) Test Engineer
15 26 (6.13%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
16 24 (5.66%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
16 24 (5.66%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
17 21 (4.95%) C++ Developer
18 20 (4.72%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.90%) Middleware
2 24 (5.66%) .NET
3 20 (4.72%) HTML
4 18 (4.25%) Qt
5 14 (3.30%) WPF
6 11 (2.59%) XML
7 10 (2.36%) POSIX
8 9 (2.12%) MFC
9 8 (1.89%) HTML5
10 6 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.42%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.42%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.42%) CSS
10 6 (1.42%) JSF
10 6 (1.42%) React
10 6 (1.42%) REST
10 6 (1.42%) Spring
11 5 (1.18%) 802.1X
11 5 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.22%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 25 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.66%) Device Driver
5 22 (5.19%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.77%) Mobile App
7 15 (3.54%) VHDL
8 9 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.65%) ASIC
10 7 (1.65%) CPLD
10 7 (1.65%) Robotics
11 6 (1.42%) Life Science
11 6 (1.42%) User Experience
12 5 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.94%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.71%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (33.73%) Linux
2 74 (17.45%) Windows
3 45 (10.61%) Android
4 31 (7.31%) Embedded Linux
5 23 (5.42%) Apple iOS
6 22 (5.19%) Unix
7 5 (1.18%) ThreadX
8 3 (0.71%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.47%) Debian
9 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (64.39%) Software Engineering
2 78 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (18.16%) OO
4 51 (12.03%) Test Automation
5 38 (8.96%) Validation
6 33 (7.78%) Mathematics
6 33 (7.78%) SDLC
7 30 (7.08%) Project Management
8 28 (6.60%) Multithreading
8 28 (6.60%) Open Source
9 27 (6.37%) Embedded Software Development
10 26 (6.13%) OOP
10 26 (6.13%) UML
11 24 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (5.19%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.95%) Mentoring
14 20 (4.72%) Device Driver Development
14 20 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 18 (4.25%) Scrum
16 16 (3.77%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 284 (66.98%) C++
2 265 (62.50%) C
3 75 (17.69%) C#
4 74 (17.45%) Embedded C
5 73 (17.22%) Python
6 51 (12.03%) Java
7 39 (9.20%) Embedded C++
8 23 (5.42%) Perl
9 19 (4.48%) JavaScript
10 16 (3.77%) Assembly Language
11 15 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 14 (3.30%) MATLAB
13 13 (3.07%) Delphi
14 8 (1.89%) VB
15 7 (1.65%) Lua
15 7 (1.65%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.18%) Ruby
16 5 (1.18%) SQL
17 3 (0.71%) PHP
17 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 162 (38.21%) Degree
2 35 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.42%) HND
5 14 (3.30%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.18%) PhD
7 4 (0.94%) CEH
7 4 (0.94%) GIAC
7 4 (0.94%) OSCP
8 3 (0.71%) GPEN
8 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) HNC
10 1 (0.24%) CCNA
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.31%) ISO 9001
2 29 (6.84%) QA
3 8 (1.89%) MISRA
4 6 (1.42%) DO-178B
4 6 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.18%) IEC 61508
5 5 (1.18%) ISO 13485
5 5 (1.18%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.71%) JTAG
6 3 (0.71%) MiFID
7 2 (0.47%) DO-254
7 2 (0.47%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.47%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.24%) ARP4754
System Software
1 90 (21.23%) Firmware
2 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (0.94%) Defensics
1 4 (0.94%) Nessus
1 4 (0.94%) Nmap
1 4 (0.94%) OpenVAS
2 2 (0.47%) SELinux
3 1 (0.24%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 19 (4.48%) Freescale
2 14 (3.30%) EMC
2 14 (3.30%) SAP
3 6 (1.42%) Atmel
3 6 (1.42%) Oracle
4 5 (1.18%) Altera
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
5 4 (0.94%) Codenomicon
5 4 (0.94%) Coverity
5 4 (0.94%) Google
5 4 (0.94%) Green Hills
5 4 (0.94%) Qualys
6 3 (0.71%) QNX
7 2 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.47%) IBM
7 2 (0.47%) Intel
7 2 (0.47%) MathWorks
7 2 (0.47%) MKS
7 2 (0.47%) Xilinx