Period
to 26 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term STB in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited STB over the 6 months to 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Set-Top Box (STB)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 759 995 1116
Rank change year-on-year +236 +121 +22
Permanent jobs citing STB 55 16 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.034% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 56 15 18
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -19.13% +53.33%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £53,250 £76,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £46,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year +50.54% +41.98% -12.67%

STB is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,084 47,469 59,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 38.55% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21,548 36,985 46,158
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,436
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing STB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for STB in the UK

STB
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing STB.

Salary trend for STB in the UK

STB
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing STB over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for STB in the UK

STB
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing STB within the UK over the 6 months to 26 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 +252 55 £50,000 +7.53% 6
London +211 42 £50,000 +11.11% 5
UK excluding London +169 10 £70,000 +50.54% 1
East of England - 8 £70,000 - 1
Work from Home - 7 £70,000 - 1
North of England +58 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, IT jobs citing STB 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 STB.

1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (45.45%) JIRA
3 18 (32.73%) QA
3 18 (32.73%) Test Scripting
3 18 (32.73%) TestRail
3 18 (32.73%) Product Requirements
4 12 (21.82%) Digital TV
4 12 (21.82%) C++
4 12 (21.82%) Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Product Management
5 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (16.36%) Degree
6 9 (16.36%) Windows
6 9 (16.36%) Multithreading
6 9 (16.36%) API Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
7 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
8 7 (12.73%) German Language
8 7 (12.73%) Animation
8 7 (12.73%) BBC
8 7 (12.73%) Cross-Platform Development
8 7 (12.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (9.09%) TDD
9 5 (9.09%) Middleware
9 5 (9.09%) DRM
10 4 (7.27%) Java
10 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
10 4 (7.27%) Advertising
10 4 (7.27%) Over-the-Top Content

STB
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 3 (5.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Confluence
2 1 (1.82%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Azure
1 1 (1.82%) GCP
1 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HbbTV
2 2 (3.64%) Broadband
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 25 (45.45%) JIRA
2 18 (32.73%) TestRail
3 8 (14.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (12.73%) German Language
2 4 (7.27%) Advertising
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Broadcast Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Tester
4 7 (12.73%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) C++ Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Product Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Product Management Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Scala Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Scala Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Designer
7 2 (3.64%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Integration Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
2 3 (5.45%) Kafka
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 2 (3.64%) HTML5
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
3 2 (3.64%) Qt
3 2 (3.64%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.82%) Material Design
4 1 (1.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Digital TV
2 7 (12.73%) Animation
2 7 (12.73%) BBC
3 4 (7.27%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.82%) Social Media
5 1 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) Product Requirements
2 18 (32.73%) Test Scripting
3 12 (21.82%) Product Management
4 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.36%) API Testing
5 9 (16.36%) Multithreading
6 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
7 7 (12.73%) Cross-Platform Development
8 5 (9.09%) DRM
8 5 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (5.45%) BDD
9 3 (5.45%) DevOps
9 3 (5.45%) Pair Programming
9 3 (5.45%) Release Management
9 3 (5.45%) SDLC
9 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.64%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) C++
2 4 (7.27%) Java
2 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.45%) C
3 3 (5.45%) Scala
4 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) OIPF
3 1 (1.82%) NCSC
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.82%) Google