Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 933 1001
Rank change year-on-year +72 +68 +97
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 319 228 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 239 248 200
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,850 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.63% -11.11% +12.50%

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 156,240 154,436 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.88% 90.53% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,771 126,652 150,381
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,711 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing.

Salary trend for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Signal Processing over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 14 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 20 May 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
England +93 308 £47,500 +18.75% 60
UK excluding London +53 268 £46,250 +15.63% 58
East of England -1 124 £47,500 +18.75% 29
South East +16 70 £45,000 +12.50% 13
London +4 51 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South West +33 48 £42,500 -26.09% 6
Midlands -9 15 £52,500 +31.25% 6
West Midlands +10 14 £52,500 +40.00% 4
North of England +1 5 £45,000 +5.88%
North West -5 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Scotland -30 4 £75,000 +15.38% 3
East Midlands -26 1 £52,500 +35.48% 2
Wales - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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.

1 227 (71.16%) C++
2 149 (46.71%) Python
3 142 (44.51%) C
4 134 (42.01%) Machine Learning
5 130 (40.75%) Algorithms
6 107 (33.54%) Degree
7 105 (32.92%) PhD
8 103 (32.29%) Software Engineering
9 90 (28.21%) Mathematics
10 89 (27.90%) Digital Signal Processing
11 83 (26.02%) MATLAB
12 81 (25.39%) Deep Learning
13 76 (23.82%) Neural Network
14 71 (22.26%) Computer Science
15 67 (21.00%) Electronics
16 66 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
17 56 (17.55%) Linux
18 52 (16.30%) C#
19 51 (15.99%) Natural Language Processing
19 51 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (14.73%) Physics
21 43 (13.48%) Embedded C
21 43 (13.48%) Telecoms
22 40 (12.54%) Data Science
22 40 (12.54%) Kalman Filter
23 39 (12.23%) TensorFlow
24 37 (11.60%) Firmware
25 35 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
25 35 (10.97%) Reinforcement Learning
26 34 (10.66%) Wireless

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 18 (5.64%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.25%) DNN
3 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (3.76%) Simulink
2 7 (2.19%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (1.25%) OrCAD
3 4 (1.25%) Weka
4 3 (0.94%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.94%) Mathcad
5 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.63%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.66%) Wireless
2 11 (3.45%) Bluetooth
3 9 (2.82%) 3GPP
3 9 (2.82%) LTE
3 9 (2.82%) WCDMA
4 8 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.57%) 5G
5 5 (1.57%) DVB
5 5 (1.57%) UMTS
6 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.25%) OFDM
6 4 (1.25%) RS-232
6 4 (1.25%) Wideband
6 4 (1.25%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.94%) RFID
8 2 (0.63%) Network Security
8 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.31%) Skype
9 1 (0.31%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.19%) Big Data
2 2 (0.63%) DTS
2 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.31%) GIS
3 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (5.96%) LabVIEW
2 8 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.25%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.25%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.25%) CMake
4 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.25%) JIRA
4 4 (1.25%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 67 (21.00%) Electronics
2 43 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.02%) Finance
4 13 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.45%) Automotive
6 9 (2.82%) Banking
7 8 (2.51%) Avionics
8 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.88%) Retail
9 5 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.25%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.94%) Games
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing
12 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (24.45%) Software Engineer
2 53 (16.61%) Embedded Engineer
3 35 (10.97%) Electronics Engineer
4 31 (9.72%) Developer
4 31 (9.72%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 30 (9.40%) Python Engineer
6 26 (8.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 26 (8.15%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 20 (6.27%) Process Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Computer Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Computer Vision Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) DSP Engineer
9 17 (5.33%) Firmware Engineer
10 16 (5.02%) C++ Developer
11 15 (4.70%) Algorithm Engineer
11 15 (4.70%) Data Scientist
12 14 (4.39%) Machine Learning Researcher
12 14 (4.39%) Research Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.99%) Natural Language Processing
2 39 (12.23%) TensorFlow
3 29 (9.09%) .NET
4 18 (5.64%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.82%) Qt
6 7 (2.19%) scikit-learn
6 7 (2.19%) Torch
7 6 (1.88%) HEVC
8 5 (1.57%) OpenGL
8 5 (1.57%) QML
8 5 (1.57%) Theano
9 4 (1.25%) SciPy
10 3 (0.94%) Matplotlib
10 3 (0.94%) MXNet
10 3 (0.94%) NumPy
11 2 (0.63%) iOS SDK
11 2 (0.63%) OpenCV
11 2 (0.63%) Pandas
11 2 (0.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 2 (0.63%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 130 (40.75%) Algorithms
2 71 (22.26%) Computer Science
3 35 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (8.78%) CUDA
5 26 (8.15%) Acoustics
6 24 (7.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 23 (7.21%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (5.02%) Hedge funds
8 16 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (3.76%) Robotics
10 9 (2.82%) VHDL
11 4 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.94%) Life Science
12 3 (0.94%) Verilog
13 2 (0.63%) Clustering
13 2 (0.63%) Derivative
13 2 (0.63%) Oculus Rift
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.31%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.55%) Linux
2 20 (6.27%) Windows
3 12 (3.76%) Unix
4 8 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (2.19%) Android
6 5 (1.57%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (42.01%) Machine Learning
2 103 (32.29%) Software Engineering
3 90 (28.21%) Mathematics
4 89 (27.90%) Digital Signal Processing
5 81 (25.39%) Deep Learning
6 76 (23.82%) Neural Network
7 66 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
8 51 (15.99%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (14.73%) Physics
10 40 (12.54%) Data Science
10 40 (12.54%) Kalman Filter
11 35 (10.97%) Reinforcement Learning
12 33 (10.34%) Bayesian Methods
13 32 (10.03%) Image Processing
14 29 (9.09%) Computer Vision
15 25 (7.84%) Biology
15 25 (7.84%) Data Analysis
16 24 (7.52%) Mentoring
17 22 (6.90%) Multithreading
18 21 (6.58%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 227 (71.16%) C++
2 149 (46.71%) Python
3 142 (44.51%) C
4 83 (26.02%) MATLAB
5 52 (16.30%) C#
6 43 (13.48%) Embedded C
7 31 (9.72%) Java
8 11 (3.45%) SQL
9 10 (3.13%) R
10 8 (2.51%) Delphi
11 7 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.19%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.25%) Fortran
13 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.31%) Cython
14 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.31%) Scala
14 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) VC++
Qualifications
1 107 (33.54%) Degree
2 105 (32.92%) PhD
3 11 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.82%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (2.19%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) HNC
8 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.76%) ISO 13485
2 11 (3.45%) QA
3 7 (2.19%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.57%) JTAG
5 4 (1.25%) DO-160
6 2 (0.63%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.31%) MISRA
System Software
1 37 (11.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) SELinux
Vendors
1 18 (5.64%) Microsoft
1 18 (5.64%) NVIDIA
2 8 (2.51%) EMC
2 8 (2.51%) Xilinx
3 7 (2.19%) Altera
4 4 (1.25%) Freescale
4 4 (1.25%) Tableau
5 2 (0.63%) Intel
5 2 (0.63%) PTC
6 1 (0.31%) Broadcom
6 1 (0.31%) NetApp
6 1 (0.31%) Progress
6 1 (0.31%) SAP