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

Signal Processing
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 1008 1080
Rank change year-on-year +146 +72 -23
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 345 176 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 253 164 171
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,625 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%

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 158,938 156,459 186,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.53% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 128,815 128,949 154,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £79,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 February 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 February 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 +151 340 £47,500 - 65
UK excluding London +130 304 £45,000 -5.26% 53
East of England +111 186 £47,500 +5.56% 28
South East +13 56 £45,000 -21.74% 6
London +3 45 £47,500 -24.00% 15
South West +35 43 £42,500 -10.53% 6
Midlands -2 9 £53,000 +32.50% 8
West Midlands +3 8 £53,500 +132.61% 7
North of England -3 8 £45,000 +28.57% 2
North West - 7 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 £37,500 +7.14%
East Midlands -5 1 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Scotland -36 1 £45,000 - 2
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 252 (73.04%) C++
2 181 (52.46%) C
3 146 (42.32%) Python
4 142 (41.16%) Software Engineering
5 129 (37.39%) Algorithms
6 121 (35.07%) Degree
7 117 (33.91%) Machine Learning
8 111 (32.17%) Digital Signal Processing
9 91 (26.38%) MATLAB
10 86 (24.93%) PhD
11 78 (22.61%) Mathematics
12 75 (21.74%) Telecoms
13 69 (20.00%) Computer Science
14 68 (19.71%) Electronics
15 64 (18.55%) Linux
16 60 (17.39%) Neural Network
17 59 (17.10%) Embedded C
18 58 (16.81%) Deep Learning
19 57 (16.52%) Wireless
20 50 (14.49%) Physics
21 49 (14.20%) TensorFlow
22 48 (13.91%) Embedded Software Development
23 47 (13.62%) Java
24 45 (13.04%) Firmware
24 45 (13.04%) Data Science
25 44 (12.75%) Image Processing
26 43 (12.46%) C#
27 33 (9.57%) Kalman Filter
28 30 (8.70%) Embedded C++
28 30 (8.70%) CUDA

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 (5.22%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.58%) DNN
3 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.61%) Simulink
1 9 (2.61%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (1.45%) Mathcad
3 4 (1.16%) OrCAD
3 4 (1.16%) Weka
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.58%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.52%) Wireless
2 25 (7.25%) Bluetooth
3 11 (3.19%) Ethernet
3 11 (3.19%) LTE
4 9 (2.61%) 3GPP
4 9 (2.61%) WCDMA
5 7 (2.03%) DVB
5 7 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.74%) 5G
7 5 (1.45%) RS-232
7 5 (1.45%) UMTS
8 4 (1.16%) OFDM
8 4 (1.16%) Wideband
8 4 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.16%) WiMAX
9 3 (0.87%) RFID
10 2 (0.58%) 4G
11 1 (0.29%) FlexRay
11 1 (0.29%) MQTT
11 1 (0.29%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.90%) Big Data
2 9 (2.61%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.29%) GIS
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (7.83%) LabVIEW
2 16 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.32%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.03%) CMake
5 6 (1.74%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.16%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.16%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.16%) JIRA
7 4 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.87%) Xcode
9 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 75 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 68 (19.71%) Electronics
3 13 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.48%) Aerospace
5 8 (2.32%) Avionics
5 8 (2.32%) Finance
5 8 (2.32%) Games
5 8 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.45%) Automotive
6 5 (1.45%) Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
6 5 (1.45%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (28.12%) Software Engineer
2 95 (27.54%) Embedded Engineer
3 45 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 41 (11.88%) Developer
5 29 (8.41%) Embedded C Engineer
6 28 (8.12%) Firmware Engineer
7 27 (7.83%) C++ Developer
7 27 (7.83%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 24 (6.96%) Electronics Engineer
8 24 (6.96%) Software Developer
9 23 (6.67%) Process Engineer
10 21 (6.09%) C++ Software Developer
10 21 (6.09%) Data Scientist
10 21 (6.09%) DSP Engineer
10 21 (6.09%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 21 (6.09%) Machine Learning Scientist
11 20 (5.80%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (4.93%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 17 (4.93%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 17 (4.93%) MATLAB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.20%) TensorFlow
2 27 (7.83%) Natural Language Processing
3 22 (6.38%) .NET
4 18 (5.22%) .NET Framework
5 16 (4.64%) Qt
5 16 (4.64%) Torch
6 7 (2.03%) QML
7 6 (1.74%) MXNet
7 6 (1.74%) Theano
8 5 (1.45%) scikit-learn
9 4 (1.16%) OpenMP
10 3 (0.87%) CSS
10 3 (0.87%) HEVC
10 3 (0.87%) HTML
10 3 (0.87%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.87%) Middleware
10 3 (0.87%) NumPy
10 3 (0.87%) SciPy
10 3 (0.87%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (0.87%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 129 (37.39%) Algorithms
2 69 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 30 (8.70%) CUDA
4 29 (8.41%) Acoustics
5 26 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (7.54%) Robotics
6 23 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
7 22 (6.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 17 (4.93%) VHDL
9 9 (2.61%) ASIC
10 5 (1.45%) GPGPU
10 5 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.45%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (1.16%) Verilog
12 3 (0.87%) CPLD
12 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.87%) Life Science
12 3 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
12 3 (0.87%) Oculus Rift
13 2 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (18.55%) Linux
2 21 (6.09%) Embedded Linux
3 17 (4.93%) Android
4 13 (3.77%) Windows
5 7 (2.03%) Unix
6 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.16%) Software Engineering
2 117 (33.91%) Machine Learning
3 111 (32.17%) Digital Signal Processing
4 78 (22.61%) Mathematics
5 60 (17.39%) Neural Network
6 58 (16.81%) Deep Learning
7 50 (14.49%) Physics
8 48 (13.91%) Embedded Software Development
9 45 (13.04%) Data Science
10 44 (12.75%) Image Processing
11 33 (9.57%) Kalman Filter
12 29 (8.41%) Data Analysis
13 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
14 27 (7.83%) Multithreading
15 25 (7.25%) Biology
15 25 (7.25%) Reinforcement Learning
16 24 (6.96%) Artificial Intelligence
17 22 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (5.80%) Data Acquisition
19 19 (5.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 252 (73.04%) C++
2 181 (52.46%) C
3 146 (42.32%) Python
4 91 (26.38%) MATLAB
5 59 (17.10%) Embedded C
6 47 (13.62%) Java
7 43 (12.46%) C#
8 30 (8.70%) Embedded C++
9 19 (5.51%) R
10 10 (2.90%) Delphi
11 9 (2.61%) Assembly Language
11 9 (2.61%) Scala
12 7 (2.03%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.03%) SQL
13 3 (0.87%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.87%) Tcl
14 2 (0.58%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 121 (35.07%) Degree
2 86 (24.93%) PhD
3 27 (7.83%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.77%) Master's Degree
5 11 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (3.19%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.32%) ISO 13485
2 4 (1.16%) DO-160
2 4 (1.16%) DO-178B
2 4 (1.16%) MIL-STD-498
3 3 (0.87%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 26262
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.29%) JTAG
5 1 (0.29%) MISRA
System Software
1 45 (13.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.22%) NVIDIA
3 11 (3.19%) EMC
4 9 (2.61%) Xilinx
5 7 (2.03%) Altera
5 7 (2.03%) Intel
6 4 (1.16%) Freescale
7 3 (0.87%) Mentor Graphics
8 2 (0.58%) PTC
9 1 (0.29%) Broadcom
9 1 (0.29%) NetApp
9 1 (0.29%) Progress
9 1 (0.29%) SAP