Period
to 29 November 2020

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

Software-Defined Radio
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 691 1031 1153
Rank change year-on-year +340 +122 +71
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Radio 25 39 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.029% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.19% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 25 38 4
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £42,500 £28,750 £30,600
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,750 £41,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -3.23%

Software-Defined Radio is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,202 20,816 24,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.39% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,597 16,197 18,982
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software-Defined Radio
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software-Defined Radio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Radio in the UK

Software-Defined Radio
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Radio.

Salary trend for Software-Defined Radio in the UK

Software-Defined Radio
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software-Defined Radio over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Radio in the UK

Software-Defined Radio
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Radio within the UK over the 6 months to 29 November 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 +340 25 £48,750 +8.33% 18
UK excluding London +262 25 £48,750 +8.33% 17
South East - 11 £55,000 - 7
South West +91 8 £48,750 +12.07% 2
East of England +136 4 £45,000 - 4
North of England +134 2 £70,000 +40.00% 4
North West +124 2 £70,000 +40.00% 4

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, IT jobs citing Software-Defined Radio 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 Software-Defined Radio.

1 25 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (96.00%) C
3 15 (60.00%) Military
3 15 (60.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 15 (60.00%) Signal Processing
4 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
5 12 (48.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (44.00%) VHDL
6 11 (44.00%) Verilog
7 10 (40.00%) Biometrics
7 10 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (40.00%) Threat Detection
8 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (32.00%) Python
9 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (28.00%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.00%) Xilinx
10 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 5 (20.00%) VSAT
10 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
10 5 (20.00%) Broadband
10 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
10 5 (20.00%) CAD
10 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
10 5 (20.00%) Simulink
10 5 (20.00%) UML
10 5 (20.00%) PhD

Software-Defined Radio
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:

Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) Broadband
2 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (20.00%) VSAT
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
General
1 15 (60.00%) Military
2 5 (20.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) DSP Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) FPGA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) FPGA Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Radio Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (44.00%) Verilog
2 11 (44.00%) VHDL
3 7 (28.00%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.00%) Cybercrime
6 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
7 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 15 (60.00%) Signal Processing
2 13 (52.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (40.00%) Biometrics
3 10 (40.00%) Threat Detection
4 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (20.00%) CAD
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 5 (20.00%) UML
5 5 (20.00%) Validation
6 4 (16.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (16.00%) Physics
7 3 (12.00%) FPGA Design
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Network Management
8 2 (8.00%) OOD
8 2 (8.00%) Software Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (96.00%) C
3 8 (32.00%) Python
4 5 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 4 (16.00%) Embedded C++
5 4 (16.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (20.00%) PhD
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Xilinx