Period
to 16 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for JTAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JTAG over the 6 months to 16 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
6 months to
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1066 1145 1210
Rank change year-on-year +79 +65 +55
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 24 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.015% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 24 18 7
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +13.92%
10th Percentile £34,000 £28,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +13.21%

JTAG is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 18,734 21,874 21,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.20% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,825 16,594 16,060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

JTAG
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JTAG as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JTAG.

Salary trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing JTAG over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

Salary histogram for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +90 22 £52,500 +10.53% 12
London +100 14 £52,500 +77.97%
UK excluding London +53 9 £45,000 -14.29% 14
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
South East +25 3 £51,000 -2.86% 7
Scotland +15 2 £42,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, IT jobs citing JTAG 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 JTAG.

1 23 (95.83%) C
2 15 (62.50%) Firmware
3 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 14 (58.33%) FreeRTOS
4 13 (54.17%) RS-232
5 12 (50.00%) RS-485
5 12 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 11 (45.83%) VxWorks
6 11 (45.83%) QNX
6 11 (45.83%) Green Hills
6 11 (45.83%) ANSI C
7 8 (33.33%) C#
8 6 (25.00%) C++
8 6 (25.00%) Electronics
8 6 (25.00%) Automotive
9 5 (20.83%) QMS
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (16.67%) Signal Processing
10 4 (16.67%) People Management
10 4 (16.67%) ISO 26262
10 4 (16.67%) MISRA
10 4 (16.67%) IEC 62304
10 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
10 4 (16.67%) Workflow
10 4 (16.67%) Aerospace
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (16.67%) Flash
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.67%) Defensive Programming

JTAG
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:

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) RS-232
2 12 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 12 (50.00%) RS-485
3 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.33%) 2G
4 2 (8.33%) 3G
4 2 (8.33%) 4G
4 2 (8.33%) 5G
4 2 (8.33%) GSM
4 2 (8.33%) LTE
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (25.00%) Automotive
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) C Software Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Embedded C Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 11 (45.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Telematics Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Flash
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.17%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) FreeRTOS
2 11 (45.83%) VxWorks
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) QMS
3 4 (16.67%) Defensive Programming
3 4 (16.67%) People Management
3 4 (16.67%) Physics
3 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 4 (16.67%) Signal Processing
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
4 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 2 (8.33%) Telematics
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) CAD
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) White-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) C
2 11 (45.83%) ANSI C
3 8 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.33%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) Perl
6 2 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) IEC 62304
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 26262
1 4 (16.67%) MISRA
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Green Hills
1 11 (45.83%) QNX
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Atmel
3 2 (8.33%) Lauterbach