Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1031 1160 1196
Rank change year-on-year +129 +36 +41
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 24 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.12% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 22 23 12
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £37,750 £34,950 £31,050
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,000 £62,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.89% -18.18% +37.50%

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 17,473 21,828 22,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 13.40% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 13,267 16,420 16,982
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,461 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +83 22 £52,500 +16.67% 16
London +104 14 £52,500 -12.50%
UK excluding London +57 10 £41,000 -8.89% 17
East of England +56 3 £40,500 +1.25% 7
South East +12 3 £51,000 +13.33% 5
South West - 2 £40,500 - 2
Scotland - 2 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 24 (100.00%) C
2 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 13 (54.17%) Firmware
4 12 (50.00%) Ethernet
4 12 (50.00%) RS-232
4 12 (50.00%) RS-485
4 12 (50.00%) FreeRTOS
5 11 (45.83%) ANSI C
5 11 (45.83%) Green Hills
5 11 (45.83%) VxWorks
5 11 (45.83%) QNX
6 10 (41.67%) C++
6 10 (41.67%) Degree
7 8 (33.33%) Python
7 8 (33.33%) Electronics
8 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
8 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
9 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.67%) Embedded C++
9 4 (16.67%) Assembly Language
9 4 (16.67%) Lauterbach
10 3 (12.50%) 5G
10 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
10 3 (12.50%) 4G
10 3 (12.50%) Telematics
10 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (12.50%) Java
10 3 (12.50%) Perl
10 3 (12.50%) 2G
10 3 (12.50%) Automotive

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:

Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 12 (50.00%) RS-232
1 12 (50.00%) RS-485
2 3 (12.50%) 2G
2 3 (12.50%) 3G
2 3 (12.50%) 4G
2 3 (12.50%) 5G
2 3 (12.50%) GSM
2 3 (12.50%) LTE
2 3 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) SMTP
3 1 (4.17%) SNMP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) GDB
2 1 (4.17%) GCC
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Automotive
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) C Software Engineer
1 13 (54.17%) Software Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 12 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Telematics Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) FreeRTOS
2 11 (45.83%) VxWorks
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.50%) Physics
4 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
4 3 (12.50%) Telematics
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Programming
6 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) C
2 11 (45.83%) ANSI C
3 10 (41.67%) C++
4 8 (33.33%) Python
5 7 (29.17%) Embedded C
6 4 (16.67%) Assembly Language
6 4 (16.67%) Embedded C++
7 3 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (8.33%) C#
8 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (4.17%) Korn
9 1 (4.17%) Ruby
9 1 (4.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Green Hills
1 11 (45.83%) QNX
2 4 (16.67%) Lauterbach
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat