The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GDB over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 826 843 820
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Permanent jobs citing GDB 28 46 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.028% 0.042% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 24
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £51,100
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £56,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £40,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
GDB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16534 17908 15015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.59% 16.33% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13944 15119 12957
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GDB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

GDB Jobs Demand Trend in England

GDB
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDB across the England region.

GDB Salary Trend in England

GDB
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GDB across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

GDB Salary Histogram in England

GDB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -2 12 £50,000 +33.33%
London +32 8 £102,500 +110.25%
South East -10 6 £40,000 -11.11%
East of England - 2 - - 1
GDB
UK

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing GDB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GDB.

1 47 (90.38%) C++
2 39 (75.00%) Linux
3 26 (50.00%) C
4 22 (42.31%) GCC
5 20 (38.46%) Python
5 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 18 (34.62%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
7 17 (32.69%) Cyber Security
8 16 (30.77%) Wireless
9 14 (26.92%) Perl
9 14 (26.92%) DV Cleared
10 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 13 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 13 (25.00%) WinDbg
10 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
10 13 (25.00%) Linux Kernel Development
10 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 13 (25.00%) STL
10 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 13 (25.00%) VMware
10 13 (25.00%) Military
10 13 (25.00%) Information Security
11 10 (19.23%) Degree
11 10 (19.23%) Bash Shell
12 9 (17.31%) Firmware
12 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
13 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

GDB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing GDB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited GDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Wireless
2 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.46%) Diameter Protocol
3 7 (13.46%) GSM
4 4 (7.69%) RANAP
4 4 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (7.69%) tcpdump
4 4 (7.69%) LTE
4 4 (7.69%) RTP
4 4 (7.69%) PBX
4 4 (7.69%) UMTS
5 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.77%) IPv4
5 3 (5.77%) IPv6
5 3 (5.77%) GPRS
6 2 (3.85%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) GCC
2 13 (25.00%) WinDbg
3 6 (11.54%) Subversion
4 4 (7.69%) Trac
5 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.85%) JIRA
6 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.92%) Valgrind
General
1 13 (25.00%) Military
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.54%) Electronics
4 4 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Software Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) C++ Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Security Researcher
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (25.00%) STL
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.77%) Home Automation
3 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.85%) Physics
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Open Source
4 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Statistics
5 1 (1.92%) Kindle
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Debian
3 5 (9.62%) UNIX
4 3 (5.77%) Windows
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 18 (34.62%) Reverse Engineering
3 17 (32.69%) Cyber Security
4 13 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 13 (25.00%) Linux Kernel Development
4 13 (25.00%) Information Security
5 8 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 5 (9.62%) TDD
7 5 (9.62%) Market Making
7 5 (9.62%) Low Latency
7 5 (9.62%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.69%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (7.69%) OO
8 4 (7.69%) OOD
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.85%) Test Scripting
10 2 (3.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (90.38%) C++
2 26 (50.00%) C
3 20 (38.46%) Python
4 14 (26.92%) Perl
5 10 (19.23%) Bash Shell
6 8 (15.38%) Ruby
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C
7 6 (11.54%) Embedded C++
7 6 (11.54%) Assembly Language
8 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.69%) PHP
9 4 (7.69%) C#
9 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) DV Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) JTAG
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) Cisco
2 4 (7.69%) BT
3 3 (5.77%) NEC
3 3 (5.77%) EMC
3 3 (5.77%) Lauterbach