Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Signal Processing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Signal Processing over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Signal Processing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 299 336
Rank change year-on-year +2 +37 -37
Permanent jobs citing Signal Processing 12 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.13% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.15% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 10 37 4
West Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +23.08% -26.55%
10th Percentile £48,750 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,875 £42,500 £36,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Signal Processing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,648 8,870 10,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 89.20% 90.63% 89.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6,668 7,143 8,347
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Signal Processing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Signal Processing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Signal Processing in the West Midlands

Signal Processing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Signal Processing in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Signal Processing in the West Midlands

Signal Processing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Signal Processing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
Birmingham - 7 £52,500 -
Coventry -17 2 £53,000 +32.50% 1
Worcestershire - 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £55,000 - 1
Signal Processing
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT jobs citing Signal Processing 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Signal Processing.

1 11 (91.67%) C++
1 11 (91.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 10 (83.33%) C
3 9 (75.00%) Automotive
4 7 (58.33%) Embedded C
4 7 (58.33%) ISO 26262
5 6 (50.00%) FMEA
6 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (25.00%) Electronics
8 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
8 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
8 2 (16.67%) C#
8 2 (16.67%) MFC
8 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) UML
8 2 (16.67%) Python
8 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (16.67%) Network Security
8 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (16.67%) Memory Management
8 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
8 2 (16.67%) VHDL

Signal Processing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (75.00%) Automotive
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Audio Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (16.67%) VHDL
3 1 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 6 (50.00%) FMEA
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 2 (16.67%) FPGA Design
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Memory Management
4 2 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C++
2 10 (83.33%) C
3 7 (58.33%) Embedded C
4 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO 26262
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) EMC