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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 845 838 685
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -153
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 58 102 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.084% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.32% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 50 91 159
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
29741 32126 30634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 26.60% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24926 26762 25655
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 17 April 2015 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 17 April 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
England -9 53 £40,000 -5.88% 50
South East -29 17 £35,000 -12.50% 19
East of England +25 15 £43,750 -7.89% 5
London +12 10 £60,000 -
Brighton -11 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
East Sussex -14 10 £32,500 -18.75% 7
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £42,500 -10.52% 5
South West -11 7 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Scotland +20 5 £38,750 +6.89% 2
Hertfordshire +4 5 £45,000 -
Poole -7 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Dorset -19 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London +31 4 £60,000 +41.17%
Cambridge +2 4 £48,750 +2.63% 4
Dundee - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +4 2 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - -
Hampshire -14 2 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Fareham - 2 £45,000 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
West Sussex +10 1 £40,000 +14.28%
West Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
Leeds +1 1 - - 1
West Midlands -17 1 £36,500 +1.38% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £36,500 - 1
North West - 1 £40,000 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £50,000 -
Somerset - 1 £35,000 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £28,500 -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Linux
2 128 (79.50%) C
3 106 (65.84%) C++
4 95 (59.01%) Software Engineering
5 47 (29.19%) Device Driver
6 46 (28.57%) Java
7 44 (27.33%) Degree
8 40 (24.84%) Embedded C
9 36 (22.36%) Android
10 34 (21.12%) Windows
10 34 (21.12%) Electronics
11 30 (18.63%) C#
11 30 (18.63%) Python
12 28 (17.39%) Embedded C++
13 25 (15.53%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (14.91%) Perl
15 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP
15 22 (13.66%) Wireless
16 20 (12.42%) Firmware
17 17 (10.56%) Subversion
17 17 (10.56%) Algorithms
18 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
18 15 (9.32%) SQL
18 15 (9.32%) UML
19 14 (8.70%) Visual Studio
19 14 (8.70%) .NET
20 13 (8.07%) DTV
20 13 (8.07%) Mathematics
20 13 (8.07%) Multithreading

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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%) SAS
1 1 (0.62%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (3.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP
1 22 (13.66%) Wireless
2 12 (7.45%) ZigBee
2 12 (7.45%) Ethernet
3 9 (5.59%) 802.15
4 6 (3.73%) Internet
4 6 (3.73%) HTTP
5 5 (3.11%) FTP
6 4 (2.48%) VPN
6 4 (2.48%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.48%) VoIP
6 4 (2.48%) SSL
6 4 (2.48%) Firewall
6 4 (2.48%) OpenVPN
7 3 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.24%) X.25
8 2 (1.24%) Frame Relay
8 2 (1.24%) NFC
8 2 (1.24%) DVB
8 2 (1.24%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQLite
2 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (10.56%) Subversion
2 14 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.59%) Eclipse
3 9 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.11%) Trac
4 5 (3.11%) GCC
5 3 (1.86%) JIRA
6 2 (1.24%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.62%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.62%) MSTest
7 1 (0.62%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.62%) Redmine
7 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (21.12%) Electronics
2 9 (5.59%) Automotive
3 4 (2.48%) Finance
4 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.24%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (49.07%) Software Engineer
2 51 (31.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 49 (30.43%) Developer
4 31 (19.25%) Software Developer
5 18 (11.18%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (9.94%) Embedded Software Developer
7 15 (9.32%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 13 (8.07%) Linux Developer
9 10 (6.21%) Software Team Leader
9 10 (6.21%) Development Manager
9 10 (6.21%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.21%) Development Team Leader
10 9 (5.59%) Test Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Embedded C Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) C Software Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) C++ Software Engineer
12 7 (4.35%) Junior
12 7 (4.35%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.70%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) Web Services
3 10 (6.21%) Middleware
4 9 (5.59%) XML
5 8 (4.97%) .NET Framework
5 8 (4.97%) WCF
6 6 (3.73%) JSON
6 6 (3.73%) Qt
6 6 (3.73%) HTML
7 5 (3.11%) .NET Compact Framework
8 4 (2.48%) HTML5
8 4 (2.48%) WPF
9 3 (1.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (1.86%) GStreamer
9 3 (1.86%) REST
9 3 (1.86%) .NET Remoting
9 3 (1.86%) Flash
9 3 (1.86%) POSIX
10 2 (1.24%) WinForms
10 2 (1.24%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.19%) Device Driver
2 25 (15.53%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (10.56%) Algorithms
4 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
5 13 (8.07%) Mathematics
5 13 (8.07%) DTV
6 12 (7.45%) Smart Meter
6 12 (7.45%) STB
7 11 (6.83%) Physics
8 9 (5.59%) Raspberry Pi
8 9 (5.59%) Open Source
9 7 (4.35%) Data Structures
10 6 (3.73%) Mobile App
10 6 (3.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (3.11%) Streaming Video
11 5 (3.11%) VHDL
11 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (2.48%) IPTV
13 3 (1.86%) Statistics
14 2 (1.24%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (22.36%) Android
3 34 (21.12%) Windows
4 13 (8.07%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.73%) OpenWrt
5 6 (3.73%) Windows CE
6 5 (3.11%) VxWorks
7 4 (2.48%) UNIX
8 3 (1.86%) Fedora
9 2 (1.24%) Tizen
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.62%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Debian
10 1 (0.62%) CentOS
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (59.01%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.32%) UML
3 13 (8.07%) Multithreading
4 12 (7.45%) Time Management
5 11 (6.83%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.21%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (4.35%) OO
8 6 (3.73%) Validation
8 6 (3.73%) Scrum
9 3 (1.86%) Automated Testing
9 3 (1.86%) Software Testing
9 3 (1.86%) Android Development
10 2 (1.24%) OOP
10 2 (1.24%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.24%) Cyber Security
10 2 (1.24%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.24%) Image Processing
10 2 (1.24%) Signal Processing
10 2 (1.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 128 (79.50%) C
2 106 (65.84%) C++
3 46 (28.57%) Java
4 40 (24.84%) Embedded C
5 30 (18.63%) Python
5 30 (18.63%) C#
6 28 (17.39%) Embedded C++
7 24 (14.91%) Perl
8 15 (9.32%) SQL
9 11 (6.83%) Objective-C
10 10 (6.21%) Bash Shell
11 7 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 7 (4.35%) Assembly Language
11 7 (4.35%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.86%) PHP
13 2 (1.24%) Tcl
13 2 (1.24%) Ruby
14 1 (0.62%) XPath
14 1 (0.62%) AWK
14 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (27.33%) Degree
2 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) PhD
3 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) MBA
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) JTAG
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.42%) Firmware
2 3 (1.86%) iptables
3 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.62%) Xen
4 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (3.11%) Atmel
2 4 (2.48%) Assembla
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.86%) Intel
3 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.86%) VMware
3 3 (1.86%) Wind River
4 2 (1.24%) Freescale
4 2 (1.24%) Perforce
4 2 (1.24%) Citrix
5 1 (0.62%) QNX
5 1 (0.62%) Sun
5 1 (0.62%) EMC
5 1 (0.62%) Progress
5 1 (0.62%) IBM
5 1 (0.62%) Twitter
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