Period
to 29 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 6 months to 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 596 869 941
Rank change year-on-year +273 +72 +22
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 92 200 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 86 138 215
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £42,500 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £132,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -

Signal Processing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 45,953 127,010 151,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.38% 92.21% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,887 100,305 120,420
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,737 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Signal Processing.

Salary trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Signal Processing over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the UK over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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 +257 90 £55,000 +10.00% 74
UK excluding London +229 75 £55,000 +15.79% 63
South East +192 50 £55,000 +15.79% 24
London +250 15 £72,500 +11.54% 14
East of England +134 14 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South West +99 9 £48,750 +1.56% 14
Work from Home +30 5 £72,500 -3.33% 9
North of England +150 2 £55,000 +69.23% 1
North West +121 1 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, IT jobs citing Signal Processing 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 Signal Processing.

1 53 (57.61%) C++
2 49 (53.26%) Algorithms
3 48 (52.17%) C
4 42 (45.65%) Software Engineering
5 34 (36.96%) MATLAB
6 33 (35.87%) Digital Signal Processing
7 32 (34.78%) Linux
8 30 (32.61%) Degree
9 22 (23.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 21 (22.83%) Python
11 20 (21.74%) Git (software)
12 19 (20.65%) PhD
12 19 (20.65%) VHDL
13 17 (18.48%) Windows
14 16 (17.39%) JIRA
15 15 (16.30%) Wireless
16 14 (15.22%) Electronics
17 13 (14.13%) Verilog
17 13 (14.13%) Embedded Linux
17 13 (14.13%) Confluence
18 12 (13.04%) Device Driver Development
18 12 (13.04%) Software-Defined Radio
18 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
18 12 (13.04%) Device Driver
18 12 (13.04%) ASIC
19 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
19 11 (11.96%) Mathematics
19 11 (11.96%) Physics
20 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
20 10 (10.87%) Telecoms

Signal Processing
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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.17%) Simulink
1 2 (2.17%) Windchill
2 1 (1.09%) Mathcad
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) GCP
2 4 (4.35%) AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) Wireless
2 12 (13.04%) Software-Defined Radio
3 9 (9.78%) 5G
4 8 (8.70%) Bluetooth
5 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (5.43%) Internet
8 4 (4.35%) 4G
8 4 (4.35%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.09%) DVB
9 1 (1.09%) MIMO
9 1 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.09%) Wideband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.39%) JIRA
3 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.43%) Subversion
5 4 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.17%) Redmine
8 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.09%) MagicDraw
General
1 14 (15.22%) Electronics
2 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.78%) Military
4 6 (6.52%) Aerospace
4 6 (6.52%) Finance
4 6 (6.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.43%) Automotive
5 5 (5.43%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (41.30%) Software Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) Senior Software Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (14.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) Design Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Design Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) RF Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) FPGA Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Process Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) RF Design Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior RF Design Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior RF Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) TensorFlow
2 5 (5.43%) PyTorch
3 3 (3.26%) NumPy
4 2 (2.17%) JSP
4 2 (2.17%) Keras
4 2 (2.17%) Qt
4 2 (2.17%) scikit-learn
4 2 (2.17%) SciPy
5 1 (1.09%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 49 (53.26%) Algorithms
2 22 (23.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 19 (20.65%) VHDL
4 13 (14.13%) Verilog
5 12 (13.04%) ASIC
5 12 (13.04%) Device Driver
6 10 (10.87%) SIMD
7 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (5.43%) Internet of Things
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (3.26%) Acoustics
9 3 (3.26%) CPLD
9 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (2.17%) Cybercrime
10 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 2 (2.17%) Driving Licence
10 2 (2.17%) GPGPU
10 2 (2.17%) Music Streaming
11 1 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (1.09%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.78%) Linux
2 17 (18.48%) Windows
3 13 (14.13%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Software Engineering
2 33 (35.87%) Digital Signal Processing
3 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.04%) Device Driver Development
4 11 (11.96%) Mathematics
4 11 (11.96%) Physics
5 9 (9.78%) Biometrics
5 9 (9.78%) Machine Learning
5 9 (9.78%) Threat Detection
6 8 (8.70%) Deep Learning
6 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (7.61%) Data Science
7 7 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (7.61%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (6.52%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (6.52%) Computer Vision
8 6 (6.52%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (6.52%) Image Processing
8 6 (6.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (57.61%) C++
2 48 (52.17%) C
3 34 (36.96%) MATLAB
4 21 (22.83%) Python
5 6 (6.52%) Assembly Language
6 4 (4.35%) Embedded C
6 4 (4.35%) Embedded C++
7 3 (3.26%) C#
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) Java
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) Tcl
9 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Degree
2 19 (20.65%) PhD
3 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.87%) Master's Degree
4 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.26%) MPhil
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Firmware
2 2 (2.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Altera
2 6 (6.52%) Xilinx
3 5 (5.43%) Cadence
3 5 (5.43%) Synopsys
4 3 (3.26%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (3.26%) Perforce
5 2 (2.17%) Google
5 2 (2.17%) Intel
5 2 (2.17%) QNX