Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Embedded Systems
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 791 894
Rank change year-on-year +51 +103 -89
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Systems 467 460 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 404 412 384
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 77000 77559 91852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.84% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 58017 63717 73591
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +26 441 £45,000 - 39
UK excluding London +49 419 £45,000 - 34
South East -60 123 £43,750 -2.78% 5
East of England +37 102 £50,000 - 13
South West +49 98 £40,000 -5.88% 6
London +17 51 £42,500 -17.07% 6
Midlands +5 39 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North of England +16 32 £35,500 +1.43% 7
West Midlands +26 27 £45,000 +9.09%
North West -9 21 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Scotland +4 18 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +10 12 £41,250 -5.71% 1
Yorkshire +35 6 £40,000 +21.21% 1
North East +7 5 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £37,500 - 1
Wales - 3 £36,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 289 (61.88%) C
2 278 (59.53%) C++
3 266 (56.96%) Software Engineering
4 167 (35.76%) Degree
5 161 (34.48%) Linux
6 130 (27.84%) Electronics
7 114 (24.41%) Python
8 106 (22.70%) Computer Science
9 93 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (18.42%) Embedded C
11 71 (15.20%) Wireless
12 67 (14.35%) Windows
13 65 (13.92%) Test Automation
14 60 (12.85%) C#
14 60 (12.85%) Manufacturing
15 57 (12.21%) Firmware
15 57 (12.21%) OO
16 51 (10.92%) Computer Science Degree
17 46 (9.85%) Mathematics
17 46 (9.85%) Bluetooth
17 46 (9.85%) Validation
18 40 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
18 40 (8.57%) Embedded C++
19 39 (8.35%) Telecoms
20 38 (8.14%) Embedded Linux
20 38 (8.14%) Android
21 36 (7.71%) Java
22 35 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
23 34 (7.28%) Algorithms
24 32 (6.85%) SDLC

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 7 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.21%) CMS
2 1 (0.21%) Drupal
2 1 (0.21%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (2.57%) Simulink
2 7 (1.50%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.28%) TestFlight
3 5 (1.07%) GitHub
4 2 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 71 (15.20%) Wireless
2 46 (9.85%) Bluetooth
3 40 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (4.28%) Ethernet
4 20 (4.28%) Internet
5 15 (3.21%) DHCP
6 12 (2.57%) DVB
7 10 (2.14%) RS-232
7 10 (2.14%) ZigBee
8 8 (1.71%) MQTT
8 8 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.50%) IPv4
10 6 (1.28%) IPv6
10 6 (1.28%) RS-485
10 6 (1.28%) UPnP
11 5 (1.07%) Modbus
12 4 (0.86%) FlexRay
12 4 (0.86%) RFID
12 4 (0.86%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.86%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.21%) Big Data
2 12 (2.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.86%) MySQL
4 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.21%) DB2
5 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (4.07%) Subversion
2 18 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.78%) JIRA
5 11 (2.36%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.50%) JBehave
7 7 (1.50%) JUnit
8 6 (1.28%) Android Studio
8 6 (1.28%) Appium
8 6 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.28%) Calabash
8 6 (1.28%) Xcode
9 5 (1.07%) Ant
9 5 (1.07%) LabVIEW
9 5 (1.07%) Selenium
10 4 (0.86%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.86%) Hudson
10 4 (0.86%) NUnit
10 4 (0.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 130 (27.84%) Electronics
2 60 (12.85%) Manufacturing
3 39 (8.35%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.64%) Automotive
5 25 (5.35%) Finance
6 18 (3.85%) Aerospace
7 15 (3.21%) Marketing
8 7 (1.50%) Military
8 7 (1.50%) Retail
9 5 (1.07%) Avionics
10 4 (0.86%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.43%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (42.40%) Embedded Engineer
1 198 (42.40%) Software Engineer
2 140 (29.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 75 (16.06%) C++ Software Engineer
4 70 (14.99%) Embedded C Engineer
5 60 (12.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 59 (12.63%) C Software Engineer
7 58 (12.42%) Developer
7 58 (12.42%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 54 (11.56%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 53 (11.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 52 (11.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 51 (10.92%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 49 (10.49%) Architect
13 48 (10.28%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
13 48 (10.28%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
14 42 (8.99%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
15 35 (7.49%) Test Engineer
16 28 (6.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
17 27 (5.78%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.42%) .NET
2 26 (5.57%) Middleware
3 25 (5.35%) HTML
4 20 (4.28%) Qt
5 13 (2.78%) XML
6 10 (2.14%) WPF
7 9 (1.93%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.71%) CSS
8 8 (1.71%) Web Services
9 7 (1.50%) JSF
9 7 (1.50%) Spring
10 6 (1.28%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (1.28%) HTML5
10 6 (1.28%) Node.js
10 6 (1.28%) QML
10 6 (1.28%) React
10 6 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 106 (22.70%) Computer Science
2 34 (7.28%) Algorithms
3 25 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 23 (4.93%) Device Driver
5 23 (4.93%) Robotics
6 20 (4.28%) VHDL
7 18 (3.85%) Life Science
8 17 (3.64%) Mobile App
9 15 (3.21%) User Experience
10 14 (3.00%) Internet of Things
11 12 (2.57%) Client/Server
12 11 (2.36%) ASIC
13 10 (2.14%) STB
14 9 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (1.28%) Acoustics
16 6 (1.28%) MPEG
16 6 (1.28%) Video on Demand
17 5 (1.07%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 161 (34.48%) Linux
2 67 (14.35%) Windows
3 38 (8.14%) Android
3 38 (8.14%) Embedded Linux
4 22 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 22 (4.71%) Unix
5 3 (0.64%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.21%) Debian
6 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (56.96%) Software Engineering
2 93 (19.91%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (13.92%) Test Automation
4 57 (12.21%) OO
5 46 (9.85%) Mathematics
5 46 (9.85%) Validation
6 35 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (6.85%) Open Source
7 32 (6.85%) SDLC
8 30 (6.42%) Project Management
9 27 (5.78%) Unit Testing
10 23 (4.93%) OOP
10 23 (4.93%) Physics
11 21 (4.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 21 (4.50%) Mentoring
11 21 (4.50%) Scrum
12 20 (4.28%) Prototyping
13 19 (4.07%) CAD
13 19 (4.07%) UML
14 18 (3.85%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 289 (61.88%) C
2 278 (59.53%) C++
3 114 (24.41%) Python
4 86 (18.42%) Embedded C
5 60 (12.85%) C#
6 40 (8.57%) Embedded C++
7 36 (7.71%) Java
8 30 (6.42%) Assembly Language
9 29 (6.21%) JavaScript
10 26 (5.57%) Perl
11 24 (5.14%) Bash Shell
12 23 (4.93%) Lua
12 23 (4.93%) SQL
13 21 (4.50%) MATLAB
14 11 (2.36%) Ruby
15 6 (1.28%) VB
16 5 (1.07%) Ada
17 4 (0.86%) Delphi
17 4 (0.86%) Groovy
17 4 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 167 (35.76%) Degree
2 51 (10.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.43%) HND
5 7 (1.50%) PhD
6 6 (1.28%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.43%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (0.43%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.43%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.43%) GXPN
9 2 (0.43%) HNC
9 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.43%) Tigerscheme
10 1 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.21%) QA
2 22 (4.71%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.93%) DO-178B
4 8 (1.71%) ISO 13485
5 7 (1.50%) ISO 26262
5 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.28%) MISRA
7 5 (1.07%) JTAG
8 4 (0.86%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.64%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.43%) DO-254
10 2 (0.43%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.21%) ARP4754
System Software
1 57 (12.21%) Firmware
2 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.28%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.21%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (3.00%) Freescale
2 12 (2.57%) SAP
3 11 (2.36%) EMC
3 11 (2.36%) Xamarin
4 10 (2.14%) Oracle
5 6 (1.28%) Xilinx
6 4 (0.86%) Arqiva
6 4 (0.86%) BT
6 4 (0.86%) MathWorks
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft
6 4 (0.86%) Perforce
6 4 (0.86%) Progress
7 3 (0.64%) Altera
7 3 (0.64%) Google
7 3 (0.64%) MKS
8 1 (0.21%) ANSYS
8 1 (0.21%) Atmel
8 1 (0.21%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.21%) Lauterbach
8 1 (0.21%) Sigfox