Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 826 1024 1140
Rank change year-on-year +198 +116 -280
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 12 9 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.10% 0.041% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 7
10th Percentile - £52,000 £34,300
25th Percentile £38,750 £55,000 £41,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £62,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -32.00% +47.06% -15.00%
75th Percentile £46,250 £80,000 £53,625
90th Percentile - £83,750 £61,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £62,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -32.00% +47.06% -15.00%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,590 21,995 22,849
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 14.17% 19.78% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,265 10,016 12,762
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +0.92%
75th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,657 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.69% +5.26% -

JTAG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JTAG.

Salary trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Top 9 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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +196 12 £42,500 -38.18% 19
UK excluding London +85 9 £42,500 -32.00% 21
Work from Home +147 5 - - 5
South West +28 4 - -
South East +74 3 £42,500 -43.33% 11
London - 3 - - 2
Midlands - 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2

JTAG
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Windchill
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (25.00%) GPRS
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) 3G
3 2 (16.67%) 4G
3 2 (16.67%) Modbus
4 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
4 1 (8.33%) FlexRay
4 1 (8.33%) MQTT
4 1 (8.33%) RS-232
4 1 (8.33%) RS-485
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 8 (66.67%) Electronics
2 4 (33.33%) Military
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Electronics Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Embedded Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) FPGA
1 4 (33.33%) IoT
1 4 (33.33%) PCIe
2 2 (16.67%) ARM Cortex
2 2 (16.67%) NB-IoT
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Agile
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (33.33%) Design for Manufacturing
2 4 (33.33%) Design for Test
2 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (33.33%) PLM
2 4 (33.33%) Requirements Gathering
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Leadership
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) CAD
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 2 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Intel
1 4 (33.33%) Mentor Graphics
1 4 (33.33%) Siemens
1 4 (33.33%) Xilinx
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Lauterbach