Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Set-Top Box (STB)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1142 1175 1173
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2 +67
Permanent jobs citing STB 17 18 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.010% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.023% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 52
UK median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.50% +2.56% -27.78%
10th Percentile £40,000 £27,725 £26,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,875 £67,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £33,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +36.36% -26.67% -2.70%

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 72,974 77,686 82,280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.50% 42.69%
Number of salaries quoted 56,413 58,483 67,466
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for STB in the UK

STB
Top 7 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 24 September 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 +46 17 £61,250 +22.50% 11
London +34 12 £70,000 +30.23% 5
UK excluding London +3 5 £45,000 +36.36% 6
South West 0 3 £45,000 +57.89%
North of England +23 1 £50,000 +104.08% 2
South East +2 1 £62,500 +66.67% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 10 (58.82%) Digital TV
2 8 (47.06%) C++
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) IPTV
4 6 (35.29%) JSON
4 6 (35.29%) Video on Demand
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) OOP
5 5 (29.41%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) MVC
6 4 (23.53%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (23.53%) Android
6 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
6 4 (23.53%) RxJava
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) Android Development
6 4 (23.53%) Kotlin
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
7 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
8 2 (11.76%) Games
8 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Selenium
8 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
8 2 (11.76%) Middleware

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Broadband
1 1 (5.88%) DVB
1 1 (5.88%) HbbTV
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.88%) Calabash
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.88%) JBehave
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) WatiN
3 1 (5.88%) WATIR
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Android Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Broadcast Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) JSON
2 5 (29.41%) XML
3 4 (23.53%) RESTful
3 4 (23.53%) RxJava
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 1 (5.88%) Behat
5 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) OpenGL
5 1 (5.88%) Qt
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) WebKit
5 1 (5.88%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Digital TV
2 6 (35.29%) IPTV
2 6 (35.29%) Video on Demand
3 4 (23.53%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (5.88%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.88%) uClinux
3 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) OOP
3 4 (23.53%) Android Development
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) B2B
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) DRM
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C++
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) Kotlin
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle