Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1072 1180 1146
Rank change year-on-year +108 -34 +140
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 26 26 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 25
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,500 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +45.45%

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 20,015 22,013 20,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 12.82% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,521 16,973 15,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Top 8 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 21 May 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 +99 22 £45,000 -5.26% 3
UK excluding London +72 20 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South East +35 12 £46,000 -3.16%
Midlands +28 4 £45,000 +83.67% 1
West Midlands - 4 £45,000 - 1
London +91 3 £35,000 +18.64%
Wales - 2 £42,500 -
East of England - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 20 (76.92%) C
2 15 (57.69%) C++
2 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) Wireless
3 9 (34.62%) Electronics
3 9 (34.62%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Python
3 9 (34.62%) Assembly Language
4 8 (30.77%) Firmware
5 7 (26.92%) Automotive
6 6 (23.08%) Physics
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) Aerospace
6 6 (23.08%) Flash
7 5 (19.23%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
7 5 (19.23%) .NET
7 5 (19.23%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (19.23%) QMS
7 5 (19.23%) Signal Processing
8 4 (15.38%) MISRA
8 4 (15.38%) IEC 62304
8 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (15.38%) People Management
8 4 (15.38%) ISO 26262
8 4 (15.38%) Defensive Programming
8 4 (15.38%) CMake
8 4 (15.38%) QA
8 4 (15.38%) Computer Science

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 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Wireless
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (7.69%) 5G
4 2 (7.69%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (3.85%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) CMake
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 9 (34.62%) Electronics
2 7 (26.92%) Automotive
3 6 (23.08%) Aerospace
4 2 (7.69%) German Language
4 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Applications Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Flash
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Qt
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.69%) MMIC
3 2 (7.69%) Robotics
3 2 (7.69%) VHDL
4 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Physics
3 5 (19.23%) QMS
3 5 (19.23%) Signal Processing
4 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (15.38%) Defensive Programming
4 4 (15.38%) People Management
4 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
4 4 (15.38%) Workflow
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
5 3 (11.54%) System Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Digital Signal Processing
6 2 (7.69%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C
2 15 (57.69%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Assembly Language
3 9 (34.62%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) IEC 62304
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 26262
1 4 (15.38%) MISRA
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Atmel