Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Set-Top Box (STB)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1115 1174 1212
Rank change year-on-year +59 +38 +15
Permanent jobs citing STB 70 46 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.025% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.060% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 58
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £29,625 £21,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -13.75% -

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 77038 76042 90073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.77% 40.90% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 58457 62456 72498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

STB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for STB in the UK

STB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing STB.

Salary trend for STB in the UK

STB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing STB over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for STB in the UK

STB
Top 9 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 13 December 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 +42 57 £50,000 -9.09% 5
London +14 42 £62,500 +4.17% 3
UK excluding London +45 28 £37,500 +8.70% 2
Scotland - 13 £45,000 -
South East +45 9 £37,500 +59.57% 2
East of England +20 3 £35,000 +52.17%
South West -1 2 £28,500 -40.00%
Yorkshire +11 1 £50,000 -
North of England -9 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing STB 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 STB.

1 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.71%) Linux
3 29 (41.43%) Open Source
4 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 27 (38.57%) BT
5 27 (38.57%) BBC
5 27 (38.57%) Arqiva
6 26 (37.14%) Test Automation
7 23 (32.86%) JIRA
7 23 (32.86%) Python
8 21 (30.00%) DVB
9 20 (28.57%) C
10 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
10 19 (27.14%) IPTV
10 19 (27.14%) Degree
11 18 (25.71%) C++
11 18 (25.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (24.29%) Embedded Linux
12 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (22.86%) Jenkins
13 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
14 15 (21.43%) HTML
14 15 (21.43%) Java
14 15 (21.43%) MPEG
14 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (20.00%) HTML5
15 14 (20.00%) Android
15 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
15 14 (20.00%) Digital TV
16 13 (18.57%) Microsoft

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 11 (15.71%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (12.86%) Confluence
3 5 (7.14%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon S3
1 11 (15.71%) AWS Lambda
1 11 (15.71%) Serverless
2 8 (11.43%) Firebase
3 6 (8.57%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (7.14%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) DVB
2 11 (15.71%) Wireless
3 9 (12.86%) Firewall
4 6 (8.57%) HbbTV
4 6 (8.57%) IPv4
4 6 (8.57%) IPv6
4 6 (8.57%) UPnP
5 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.71%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.71%) IPsec
6 4 (5.71%) SAN
6 4 (5.71%) SSL
6 4 (5.71%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.86%) Broadband
7 2 (2.86%) DOCSIS
7 2 (2.86%) NAS
8 1 (1.43%) HTTP
8 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 11 (15.71%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (7.14%) Big Data
3 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQLite
3 4 (5.71%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (32.86%) JIRA
3 16 (22.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.86%) Ant
4 9 (12.86%) Eclipse
4 9 (12.86%) Gradle
4 9 (12.86%) Subversion
5 8 (11.43%) Android Studio
6 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.00%) JUnit
7 6 (8.57%) Calabash
7 6 (8.57%) gulp
7 6 (8.57%) Selenium
7 6 (8.57%) Sinon.JS
8 3 (4.29%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.86%) Redmine
9 2 (2.86%) Trac
9 2 (2.86%) webpack
10 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.43%) Mocha
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Electronics
2 8 (11.43%) Multimedia
3 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.29%) Games
5 2 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Software Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Android Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Lead Android Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Lead Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.57%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Software Integration Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Tester
6 5 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Developer in Test
7 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Manual Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) HTML
2 14 (20.00%) HTML5
3 12 (17.14%) D-Bus
4 11 (15.71%) CSS
4 11 (15.71%) Node.js
5 9 (12.86%) REST
5 9 (12.86%) RESTful
6 8 (11.43%) Android SDK
6 8 (11.43%) Dagger
6 8 (11.43%) GStreamer
6 8 (11.43%) HEVC
6 8 (11.43%) OpenGL
6 8 (11.43%) Qt
6 8 (11.43%) Retrofit
6 8 (11.43%) RxJava
7 6 (8.57%) CSS3
7 6 (8.57%) Middleware
8 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 4 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 4 (5.71%) Wayland
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.57%) BBC
2 19 (27.14%) IPTV
3 15 (21.43%) MPEG
4 14 (20.00%) Digital TV
5 13 (18.57%) Over-the-Top Content
6 11 (15.71%) Video on Demand
7 10 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (14.29%) User Experience
8 9 (12.86%) Smartphone
9 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (11.43%) Media Streaming
10 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
11 4 (5.71%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (4.29%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (4.29%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (1.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Linux
2 17 (24.29%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (20.00%) Android
4 8 (11.43%) Unix
5 5 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.71%) CentOS
6 4 (5.71%) Fedora
7 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) Open Source
3 26 (37.14%) Test Automation
4 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 15 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (18.57%) TDD
8 12 (17.14%) Analytics
8 12 (17.14%) DRM
8 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
9 9 (12.86%) BCP
9 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (12.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 9 (12.86%) Patch Management
10 8 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (11.43%) Memory Management
10 8 (11.43%) Multithreading
10 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
10 8 (11.43%) Use Case
10 8 (11.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) Python
2 20 (28.57%) C
3 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.71%) C++
5 15 (21.43%) Java
6 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 12 (17.14%) Bash Shell
8 11 (15.71%) Clojure
8 11 (15.71%) Go
9 10 (14.29%) Perl
10 9 (12.86%) Embedded C
11 8 (11.43%) Kotlin
11 8 (11.43%) TypeScript
12 6 (8.57%) Embedded C++
13 5 (7.14%) SQL
14 4 (5.71%) Ruby
15 2 (2.86%) Apple Swift
15 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
16 1 (1.43%) PHP
16 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (27.14%) Degree
2 18 (25.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (11.43%) PMI Certification
3 8 (11.43%) PMP
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.43%) HNC
5 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) OIPF
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Docker
2 9 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Terraform
2 4 (5.71%) Ansible
2 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.71%) Puppet
2 4 (5.71%) systemd
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Arqiva
1 27 (38.57%) BT
2 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.86%) Avaya
3 9 (12.86%) Symantec
3 9 (12.86%) VMware
4 8 (11.43%) Apple
4 8 (11.43%) CA
5 4 (5.71%) Broadcom
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco
5 4 (5.71%) Cognos
5 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle