Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software-Defined Radio
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 769 982 1096
Rank change year-on-year +213 +114 +103
Permanent jobs citing Software-Defined Radio 50 42 35
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.034% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 11
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £43,125 £28,750 £29,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,000 £48,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -6.25%

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 9,761 18,447 22,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.22% 15.03% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 7,681 14,784 17,823
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,503
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 24 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Software-Defined Radio in the UK

Software-Defined Radio
Top 8 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 24 February 2021. 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 +217 48 £48,750 +8.33% 9
UK excluding London +168 48 £48,750 +8.33% 10
East of England +104 23 £46,500 -7.00% 1
South East +135 15 £55,000 -35.29% 4
South West +6 8 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Work from Home -84 2 £53,750 -10.42% 1
North West - 2 £70,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £70,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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 36 (72.00%) Signal Processing
2 33 (66.00%) C++
3 32 (64.00%) C
4 21 (42.00%) Electronics
4 21 (42.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 21 (42.00%) Digital Signal Processing
5 20 (40.00%) Validation
5 20 (40.00%) Firmware
6 18 (36.00%) VHDL
7 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (30.00%) Military
8 15 (30.00%) Degree
8 15 (30.00%) V-Model
8 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (30.00%) EMC
8 15 (30.00%) People Management
8 15 (30.00%) SDLC
8 15 (30.00%) Product Roadmap
8 15 (30.00%) Project Delivery
9 12 (24.00%) Wireless
9 12 (24.00%) Mathematics
9 12 (24.00%) Physics
9 12 (24.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.00%) Verilog
11 10 (20.00%) Biometrics
11 10 (20.00%) Java
11 10 (20.00%) JSP
11 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance

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 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Wireless
2 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.00%) Broadband
3 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 5 (10.00%) VSAT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 21 (42.00%) Electronics
2 15 (30.00%) Military
3 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 7 (14.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Software Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Architect
2 15 (30.00%) Systems Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Test Automation Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Electronics Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Design Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Developer
6 5 (10.00%) FPGA Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) DSP Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) FPGA Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 18 (36.00%) VHDL
3 11 (22.00%) Verilog
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.00%) Cybercrime
6 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (72.00%) Signal Processing
2 21 (42.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 20 (40.00%) Validation
4 16 (32.00%) Software Engineering
5 15 (30.00%) People Management
5 15 (30.00%) Product Roadmap
5 15 (30.00%) Project Delivery
5 15 (30.00%) SDLC
5 15 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (30.00%) V-Model
6 12 (24.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 12 (24.00%) Mathematics
6 12 (24.00%) Physics
7 10 (20.00%) Biometrics
7 10 (20.00%) Threat Detection
8 8 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) C++
2 32 (64.00%) C
3 10 (20.00%) Java
4 8 (16.00%) Python
5 5 (10.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Degree
2 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (10.00%) PhD
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) EMC
2 7 (14.00%) Twitter
3 5 (10.00%) Xilinx