Period
to 10 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ZigBee skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ZigBee over the 6 months to 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ZigBee
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 838 872 1083
Rank change year-on-year +34 +211 +48
Permanent jobs citing ZigBee 42 60 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.060% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.40% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38 42 30
10th Percentile £42,500 £47,625 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £50,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +13.86% +1.00%
75th Percentile £63,125 £67,500 £64,688
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -13.04% +35.29% -15.00%

ZigBee 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 11,288 15,006 22,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 14.99% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 8,491 11,958 17,415
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

ZigBee
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ZigBee over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for ZigBee in the UK

ZigBee
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ZigBee within the UK over the 6 months to 10 May 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 +62 36 £55,000 -6.38% 14
UK excluding London +24 23 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Work from Home - 18 £55,000 - 1
London +80 10 £53,750 -28.33% 2
South East +13 8 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Northern Ireland +8 6 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England +32 3 £45,000 - 3
North of England +14 3 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands - 3 £60,000 - 1
Midlands - 3 £60,000 - 3
Yorkshire -6 2 £55,000 +57.14%
North West +29 1 £60,000 +15.94% 2

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, IT jobs citing ZigBee 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 ZigBee.

1 31 (73.81%) Bluetooth
1 31 (73.81%) Wireless
1 31 (73.81%) Software Engineering
2 28 (66.67%) Linux
3 26 (61.90%) C++
3 26 (61.90%) Wi-Fi
4 24 (57.14%) Electronics
4 24 (57.14%) Firmware
5 20 (47.62%) C
5 20 (47.62%) Embedded Linux
6 19 (45.24%) Degree
7 16 (38.10%) Social Skills
7 16 (38.10%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (38.10%) Embedded C++
7 16 (38.10%) Validation
8 15 (35.71%) Internet
8 15 (35.71%) Internet of Things
9 14 (33.33%) Docker
9 14 (33.33%) Software Architecture
9 14 (33.33%) Home Automation
9 14 (33.33%) Yocto
9 14 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (33.33%) Embedded C
9 14 (33.33%) Time Management
10 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
10 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
11 10 (23.81%) Microservices
11 10 (23.81%) Smart Home
12 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (16.67%) 4G

ZigBee
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 4 (9.52%) Amazon Alexa
2 2 (4.76%) AWS
3 1 (2.38%) AWS IoT
3 1 (2.38%) Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) Bluetooth
1 31 (73.81%) Wireless
2 26 (61.90%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (35.71%) Internet
4 7 (16.67%) 4G
4 7 (16.67%) Modbus
4 7 (16.67%) MQTT
4 7 (16.67%) Z-Wave
5 6 (14.29%) 5G
5 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 6 (14.29%) Profibus
6 4 (9.52%) 3GPP
7 1 (2.38%) 3G
7 1 (2.38%) GSM
7 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 24 (57.14%) Electronics
2 16 (38.10%) Social Skills
3 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.14%) Fire and Rescue
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) Wearables
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Embedded Engineer
1 17 (40.48%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (38.10%) Software Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (30.95%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (26.19%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 5 (11.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Design Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Radio Design Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) RF Design Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) RF Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) IoT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Yocto
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) OAuth
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (35.71%) Internet of Things
3 14 (33.33%) Home Automation
3 14 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (23.81%) Smart Home
5 5 (11.90%) Smart Energy
6 4 (9.52%) Smart Meter
7 3 (7.14%) NHS
8 2 (4.76%) Biotechnology
9 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
9 1 (2.38%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Linux
2 20 (47.62%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (9.52%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Software Engineering
2 16 (38.10%) Validation
3 14 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 14 (33.33%) Time Management
4 11 (26.19%) Computer Science
5 10 (23.81%) Microservices
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 5 (11.90%) Energy Management
9 5 (11.90%) Product Roadmap
10 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.52%) Conversational UI
10 4 (9.52%) Prototyping
10 4 (9.52%) Secure Coding
10 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
10 4 (9.52%) TDD
11 3 (7.14%) Data Privacy
11 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 26 (61.90%) C++
2 20 (47.62%) C
3 16 (38.10%) Embedded C++
4 14 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.52%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Go
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) CEH
3 1 (2.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) MISRA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Firmware
2 14 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) EMC
1 4 (9.52%) Google
2 1 (2.38%) Intel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft