Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 922 1019 1134
Rank change year-on-year +97 +115 -37
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 278 199 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 256 181 128
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,600
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -

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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Signal Processing in the UK

Signal Processing
Top 13 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 19 November 2017. 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 +122 274 £45,000 -5.26% 15
UK excluding London +109 249 £45,000 -2.70% 13
East of England +135 173 £45,000 +12.50% 8
London +16 46 £40,000 - 3
South East +17 32 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South West +29 19 £37,000 -17.78% 1
Midlands +16 13 £42,500 +6.25%
East Midlands +17 9 £42,500 +6.25%
North of England +9 9 £45,000 +24.14% 2
North West - 8 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands +14 4 £50,000 +117.39%
Scotland -9 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire +24 1 £37,500 +3.45% 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Signal Processing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 199 (71.58%) C++
2 164 (58.99%) C
3 156 (56.12%) Software Engineering
4 109 (39.21%) Degree
5 100 (35.97%) Telecoms
6 82 (29.50%) Digital Signal Processing
7 80 (28.78%) Computer Science
8 79 (28.42%) Python
9 71 (25.54%) MATLAB
10 69 (24.82%) Algorithms
11 60 (21.58%) Machine Learning
12 56 (20.14%) Embedded C
13 55 (19.78%) Linux
13 55 (19.78%) Physics
14 52 (18.71%) Embedded Software Development
15 47 (16.91%) PhD
15 47 (16.91%) Electronics
16 45 (16.19%) LabVIEW
17 44 (15.83%) Java
18 43 (15.47%) Mathematics
19 37 (13.31%) Security Cleared
20 36 (12.95%) Image Processing
20 36 (12.95%) Embedded C++
21 34 (12.23%) Firmware
21 34 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (11.87%) Wireless
23 31 (11.15%) Data Analysis
23 31 (11.15%) Windows
23 31 (11.15%) Data Acquisition
24 30 (10.79%) Acoustics

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 21 (7.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.36%) DNN
Applications
1 8 (2.88%) SOLIDWORKS
2 7 (2.52%) Simulink
3 2 (0.72%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.72%) Mathcad
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.52%) GitHub
2 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.87%) Wireless
2 29 (10.43%) Bluetooth
3 7 (2.52%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.44%) Software-Defined Radio
6 2 (0.72%) 4G
6 2 (0.72%) 5G
6 2 (0.72%) DVB
6 2 (0.72%) LTE
7 1 (0.36%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.36%) MQTT
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.36%) RS-232
7 1 (0.36%) RS-485
7 1 (0.36%) SNMP
7 1 (0.36%) Telnet
7 1 (0.36%) TETRA
7 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.55%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.52%) Big Data
3 6 (2.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 45 (16.19%) LabVIEW
2 19 (6.83%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.88%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.08%) CMake
7 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 100 (35.97%) Telecoms
2 47 (16.91%) Electronics
3 22 (7.91%) Aerospace
4 21 (7.55%) Games
5 9 (3.24%) Finance
5 9 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.24%) Marketing
6 7 (2.52%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (33.81%) Software Engineer
2 82 (29.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 50 (17.99%) Developer
4 35 (12.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 31 (11.15%) Software Developer
6 29 (10.43%) C++ Software Engineer
7 28 (10.07%) C++ Developer
8 27 (9.71%) Firmware Engineer
9 26 (9.35%) C++ Software Developer
10 25 (8.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 24 (8.63%) Embedded C Engineer
12 22 (7.91%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 22 (7.91%) Process Engineer
13 21 (7.55%) Data Scientist
14 20 (7.19%) MATLAB Engineer
15 19 (6.83%) Graduate
16 16 (5.76%) Electronics Engineer
16 16 (5.76%) Senior Software Engineer
16 16 (5.76%) Systems Engineer
17 14 (5.04%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.76%) Qt
2 14 (5.04%) TensorFlow
3 10 (3.60%) Torch
4 8 (2.88%) CSS
4 8 (2.88%) HTML
4 8 (2.88%) QML
5 7 (2.52%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (2.16%) HTML5
6 6 (2.16%) OpenMP
7 4 (1.44%) MXNet
8 1 (0.36%) DOM
8 1 (0.36%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.36%) MFC
8 1 (0.36%) Middleware
8 1 (0.36%) OpenCV
8 1 (0.36%) Theano
8 1 (0.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (0.36%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 80 (28.78%) Computer Science
2 69 (24.82%) Algorithms
3 34 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (10.79%) Acoustics
5 26 (9.35%) Robotics
6 22 (7.91%) VHDL
7 20 (7.19%) Video\Live Streaming
8 19 (6.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 16 (5.76%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (3.24%) ASIC
11 5 (1.80%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (1.80%) CUDA
11 5 (1.80%) GPGPU
12 4 (1.44%) CPLD
12 4 (1.44%) Verilog
13 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.72%) Marketing Technology
13 2 (0.72%) User Experience
14 1 (0.36%) Oculus Rift
14 1 (0.36%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.78%) Linux
2 31 (11.15%) Windows
3 26 (9.35%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (5.76%) Android
5 2 (0.72%) Unix
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (56.12%) Software Engineering
2 82 (29.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 60 (21.58%) Machine Learning
4 55 (19.78%) Physics
5 52 (18.71%) Embedded Software Development
6 43 (15.47%) Mathematics
7 36 (12.95%) Image Processing
8 31 (11.15%) Data Acquisition
8 31 (11.15%) Data Analysis
9 30 (10.79%) OO
10 25 (8.99%) Multithreading
11 23 (8.27%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.47%) SDLC
13 17 (6.12%) Neural Network
13 17 (6.12%) Validation
13 17 (6.12%) Web Development
14 16 (5.76%) OOD
15 15 (5.40%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (5.04%) Finite Element Analysis
17 13 (4.68%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 199 (71.58%) C++
2 164 (58.99%) C
3 79 (28.42%) Python
4 71 (25.54%) MATLAB
5 56 (20.14%) Embedded C
6 44 (15.83%) Java
7 36 (12.95%) Embedded C++
8 24 (8.63%) R
9 21 (7.55%) Scala
10 17 (6.12%) Assembly Language
11 16 (5.76%) C#
12 3 (1.08%) Tcl
13 2 (0.72%) Delphi
13 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (39.21%) Degree
2 47 (16.91%) PhD
3 37 (13.31%) Security Cleared
4 24 (8.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.88%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.52%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (2.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.52%) ISO 13485
2 6 (2.16%) DO-178B
2 6 (2.16%) MIL-STD-498
3 2 (0.72%) DO-254
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) JTAG
System Software
1 34 (12.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.36%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (3.60%) Xilinx
2 9 (3.24%) EMC
3 8 (2.88%) Intel
4 6 (2.16%) SAP
5 3 (1.08%) Altera
5 3 (1.08%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco