The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Linux
Rank 868 857 858
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 83 84 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.080% 0.088%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 65 73 81
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26495 28614 28325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.37% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 22355 23990 23352
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK.

Embedded Linux Salary Trend in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Embedded Linux Salary Histogram in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
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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
England +12 83 £45,000 -5.26% 24
South East -4 29 £52,500 +12.29% 9
East of England -4 26 £52,500 +5.00% 2
North West +21 18 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Cheshire - 18 £35,000 - 4
Hertfordshire - 12 £47,500 -
Hampshire +20 11 £52,500 +12.29% 3
Cambridge -14 10 £71,250 +42.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -23 10 £71,250 +39.02% 2
Warrington - 10 £35,000 - 1
Watford - 8 - -
Berkshire +7 7 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Fareham - 6 £52,500 - 1
South West -5 5 £41,000 -11.82% 4
Crewe - 5 £40,000 -
Kent +11 4 £40,000 - 1
London -3 4 £42,500 -6.59% 1
Dorset - 4 £40,500 - 1
Essex - 4 - -
Surrey +4 3 £52,500 -
West Sussex +1 3 £37,500 -
Colchester - 3 - -
Portsmouth +18 2 £45,000 -
Southampton - 2 - -
Stansted - 2 £35,000 -
Reading +6 1 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Worthing +6 1 £37,500 -
High Wycombe +3 1 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands -16 1 £37,500 -3.84%

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux.

1 162 (100.00%) Linux
2 130 (80.25%) C
3 122 (75.31%) Software Engineering
4 107 (66.05%) C++
5 61 (37.65%) Embedded C
6 48 (29.63%) Degree
7 45 (27.78%) C#
8 43 (26.54%) Embedded Systems
9 41 (25.31%) Embedded C++
10 39 (24.07%) Embedded Software Development
11 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (21.60%) OO
13 34 (20.99%) Electronics
14 32 (19.75%) Java
15 30 (18.52%) UML
15 30 (18.52%) Python
16 26 (16.05%) Android
17 24 (14.81%) Multithreading
17 24 (14.81%) Device Driver
17 24 (14.81%) Scrum
18 19 (11.73%) Computer Science
19 18 (11.11%) Software Testing
19 18 (11.11%) Android Development
19 18 (11.11%) Qt
19 18 (11.11%) Windows
20 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
20 17 (10.49%) OOD
21 16 (9.88%) Manufacturing
22 15 (9.26%) .NET
22 15 (9.26%) Open Source

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.62%) Apache
1 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.79%) Wireless
3 9 (5.56%) Internet
3 9 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (4.94%) ZigBee
5 7 (4.32%) Ethernet
6 6 (3.70%) Modbus
7 5 (3.09%) Bluetooth
7 5 (3.09%) VoIP
8 4 (2.47%) DVB
9 3 (1.85%) 802.15
10 1 (0.62%) 3G
10 1 (0.62%) 4G
10 1 (0.62%) Broadband
10 1 (0.62%) HTTP
10 1 (0.62%) IGMP
10 1 (0.62%) PBX
10 1 (0.62%) RTSP
10 1 (0.62%) SNMP
10 1 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) Big Data
1 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.70%) GCC
3 6 (3.70%) Subversion
4 3 (1.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.62%) WinDbg
General
1 34 (20.99%) Electronics
2 16 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.32%) Automotive
5 4 (2.47%) Finance
6 3 (1.85%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 101 (62.35%) Software Engineer
2 77 (47.53%) Embedded Engineer
3 53 (32.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 47 (29.01%) Linux Engineer
5 38 (23.46%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 34 (20.99%) C++ Software Engineer
7 28 (17.28%) Developer
8 23 (14.20%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 22 (13.58%) Senior Software Engineer
10 20 (12.35%) C Software Engineer
11 19 (11.73%) Embedded Developer
12 17 (10.49%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
12 17 (10.49%) Linux Developer
13 16 (9.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 15 (9.26%) Embedded C Engineer
15 14 (8.64%) C/C++ Software Engineer
16 9 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
17 8 (4.94%) C Developer
17 8 (4.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
17 8 (4.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.11%) Qt
2 15 (9.26%) .NET
3 10 (6.17%) WinForms
4 8 (4.94%) STL
5 4 (2.47%) JNI
5 4 (2.47%) Middleware
5 4 (2.47%) XML
6 3 (1.85%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.85%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.85%) Backbone.js
6 3 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.85%) OpenGL
6 3 (1.85%) PhoneGap
6 3 (1.85%) Web Services
7 1 (0.62%) CORBA
7 1 (0.62%) FreeSWITCH
7 1 (0.62%) GTK+
7 1 (0.62%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (0.62%) POSIX
7 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.54%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (14.81%) Device Driver
3 19 (11.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (4.32%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.09%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.47%) CAN bus
8 4 (2.47%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.47%) STB
9 3 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.85%) DTV
9 3 (1.85%) SCADA
9 3 (1.85%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.85%) VHDL
10 2 (1.23%) CPLD
10 2 (1.23%) IPTV
10 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.23%) Physics
11 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (16.05%) Android
3 18 (11.11%) Windows
4 12 (7.41%) VxWorks
5 11 (6.79%) Windows CE
6 10 (6.17%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.32%) Unix
8 2 (1.23%) Debian
8 2 (1.23%) Fedora
8 2 (1.23%) OpenWrt
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.23%) ThreadX
8 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.62%) CentOS
9 1 (0.62%) HPUX
9 1 (0.62%) pSOS
9 1 (0.62%) Solaris
9 1 (0.62%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (75.31%) Software Engineering
2 39 (24.07%) Embedded Software Development
3 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (21.60%) OO
5 30 (18.52%) UML
6 24 (14.81%) Multithreading
6 24 (14.81%) Scrum
7 18 (11.11%) Android Development
7 18 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 17 (10.49%) OOD
9 15 (9.26%) Open Source
10 14 (8.64%) Test Automation
11 13 (8.02%) Configuration Management
12 11 (6.79%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.79%) SDLC
13 10 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (6.17%) Pair Programming
13 10 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (5.56%) iOS Development
14 9 (5.56%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 130 (80.25%) C
2 107 (66.05%) C++
3 61 (37.65%) Embedded C
4 45 (27.78%) C#
5 41 (25.31%) Embedded C++
6 32 (19.75%) Java
7 30 (18.52%) Python
8 9 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.94%) Perl
10 7 (4.32%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.47%) SQL
12 3 (1.85%) VB
13 2 (1.23%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.62%) Delphi
14 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 48 (29.63%) Degree
2 10 (6.17%) HNC
2 10 (6.17%) HND
2 10 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) ISO 9001
2 8 (4.94%) JTAG
3 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Firmware
2 5 (3.09%) iptables
3 1 (0.62%) KVM
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Cobbler
1 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.41%) Atmel
2 9 (5.56%) Apple
2 9 (5.56%) Intel
3 6 (3.70%) Lauterbach
3 6 (3.70%) Wind River
4 3 (1.85%) SAP
4 3 (1.85%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.23%) EMC
6 1 (0.62%) QNX
6 1 (0.62%) Twitter
6 1 (0.62%) VMware
6 1 (0.62%) Xilinx
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