Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1163 1138 1294
Rank change year-on-year -25 +156 -22
Permanent jobs citing JTAG 30 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.13% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 25 23 10
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -6.49%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,000 £25,875
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £38,750 £27,500
% change year-on-year +22.58% +40.91% -28.57%

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 22,663 20,754 26,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 12.07% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,380 16,023 20,955
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,363 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

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 17 June 2018.

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 17 June 2018. 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
UK excluding London +11 25 £47,500 +22.58% 10
England -5 21 £47,500 +22.58% 9
South East +8 14 £47,500 -20.83% 7
Scotland -18 9 £40,000 -27.27%
London +2 5 £29,500 -30.59%
East Midlands +5 1 £24,500 -48.42%
Midlands +2 1 £24,500 -48.42%
East of England - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, 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 26 (86.67%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) Embedded Systems
3 21 (70.00%) C
4 18 (60.00%) Firmware
5 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
6 13 (43.33%) GDB
6 13 (43.33%) Python
7 12 (40.00%) Prototyping
8 11 (36.67%) Flash
8 11 (36.67%) Perl
8 11 (36.67%) ASIC
8 11 (36.67%) Benchmarking
8 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
10 7 (23.33%) Embedded C++
11 6 (20.00%) C#
11 6 (20.00%) Embedded C
11 6 (20.00%) FreeRTOS
11 6 (20.00%) RS-232
11 6 (20.00%) RS-485
12 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
12 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
12 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) Windows
12 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (13.33%) Validation
13 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) LabWindows
1 1 (3.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (20.00%) RS-232
2 6 (20.00%) RS-485
3 5 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.67%) HTTP
4 2 (6.67%) Modbus
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) GDB
2 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.67%) CMake
2 2 (6.67%) CppUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Hudson
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) LabVIEW
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (10.00%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) C Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Flash
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) XML Schema
3 2 (6.67%) XSLT
4 1 (3.33%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (73.33%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (36.67%) ASIC
3 5 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.67%) CAN bus
4 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.67%) State Machine
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) FreeRTOS
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Prototyping
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Benchmarking
4 5 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 5 (16.67%) Signal Processing
5 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.67%) Release Management
7 2 (6.67%) UML
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (3.33%) Gantt Chart
8 1 (3.33%) PDM
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C++
2 21 (70.00%) C
3 13 (43.33%) Python
4 11 (36.67%) Perl
5 7 (23.33%) Embedded C++
6 6 (20.00%) C#
6 6 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) IEC 62304
1 3 (10.00%) ISO 13485
2 2 (6.67%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Atmel
1 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
1 1 (3.33%) Renesas
1 1 (3.33%) Siemens