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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 811 799 753
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -46
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 88 111 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.30% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 79 97 108
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
28921 31206 29066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.06% 26.80% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 24450 25888 24723
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 0 87 £42,500 - 31
East of England +7 32 £47,500 -20.83% 8
South East -6 27 £39,000 -2.50% 9
Cambridgeshire +20 18 £45,000 -21.73% 7
Cambridge +11 15 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Hertfordshire +5 12 £50,000 -16.66% 1
London 0 12 £51,250 +2.50% 3
Brighton +16 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
East Sussex +13 10 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire +10 9 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +13 8 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Watford +3 8 £50,000 -16.66%
Leeds +13 7 £40,000 -11.11%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £45,000 +37.40% 1
Oxford -11 5 £45,000 +37.40% 1
Hampshire +16 4 £45,000 -18.18% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £37,500 - 3
Kent - 4 £36,000 - 1
Manchester +5 3 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North West +4 3 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Derby -5 3 £37,500 -
Derbyshire -23 3 £37,500 -
Fareham - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +32 2 £52,500 -
High Wycombe -7 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Buckinghamshire -25 2 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Essex - 2 £37,500 -
Saffron Walden - 2 £37,500 -
Southampton +4 1 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Doncaster +3 1 £40,000 -11.11%

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Linux
2 146 (84.88%) C
3 126 (73.26%) C++
4 93 (54.07%) Software Engineering
5 51 (29.65%) Device Driver
6 43 (25.00%) Java
6 43 (25.00%) Degree
7 38 (22.09%) Android
8 37 (21.51%) Electronics
9 30 (17.44%) Embedded Systems
9 30 (17.44%) Embedded C
10 29 (16.86%) Raspberry Pi
10 29 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (16.28%) C#
11 28 (16.28%) Windows
12 25 (14.53%) Python
13 24 (13.95%) Embedded C++
13 24 (13.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 23 (13.37%) Firmware
15 21 (12.21%) Wireless
16 17 (9.88%) Security Cleared
16 17 (9.88%) Internet
16 17 (9.88%) TCP/IP
17 16 (9.30%) Automotive
17 16 (9.30%) VHDL
17 16 (9.30%) Middleware
17 16 (9.30%) DTV
17 16 (9.30%) Mathematics
17 16 (9.30%) STB
17 16 (9.30%) Android Development

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (0.58%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.21%) Wireless
2 17 (9.88%) Internet
2 17 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.98%) VoIP
4 11 (6.40%) Ethernet
4 11 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.65%) GSM
6 6 (3.49%) DVB
7 5 (2.91%) Bluetooth
8 4 (2.33%) WLAN
8 4 (2.33%) GPRS
8 4 (2.33%) UMTS
8 4 (2.33%) HTTP
8 4 (2.33%) NFC
8 4 (2.33%) Modbus
9 3 (1.74%) ZigBee
9 3 (1.74%) IGMP
9 3 (1.74%) RTSP
9 3 (1.74%) CTI
9 3 (1.74%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.33%) MySQL
2 2 (1.16%) Big Data
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) GCC
2 8 (4.65%) Subversion
2 8 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.49%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.91%) GDB
5 4 (2.33%) WinDbg
6 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.16%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.58%) JIRA
7 1 (0.58%) Redmine
7 1 (0.58%) Trac
General
1 37 (21.51%) Electronics
2 16 (9.30%) Automotive
3 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.40%) Finance
4 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.07%) Marketing
6 4 (2.33%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.33%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (50.58%) Software Engineer
2 46 (26.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 42 (24.42%) Developer
4 36 (20.93%) Linux Developer
5 29 (16.86%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (14.53%) Junior
7 24 (13.95%) Junior Developer
8 21 (12.21%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 17 (9.88%) Senior Software Engineer
10 14 (8.14%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 12 (6.98%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 12 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
12 10 (5.81%) Embedded C Engineer
13 9 (5.23%) Electronics Engineer
14 7 (4.07%) Hardware Engineer
14 7 (4.07%) VoIP Engineer
14 7 (4.07%) Principal Engineer
15 6 (3.49%) C Software Engineer
15 6 (3.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
16 5 (2.91%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.30%) Middleware
2 10 (5.81%) OpenGL
3 9 (5.23%) Qt
4 8 (4.65%) OpenCL
5 7 (4.07%) HTML
6 6 (3.49%) Flash
7 5 (2.91%) .NET
8 4 (2.33%) J2ME
8 4 (2.33%) SVG
8 4 (2.33%) CSS
8 4 (2.33%) UIQ
8 4 (2.33%) Series 60
8 4 (2.33%) OpenAL
8 4 (2.33%) HTML5
8 4 (2.33%) XML
8 4 (2.33%) BREW
8 4 (2.33%) WebGL
8 4 (2.33%) CSS3
9 3 (1.74%) OpenGL ES
9 3 (1.74%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.65%) Device Driver
2 30 (17.44%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (16.86%) Raspberry Pi
4 24 (13.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 16 (9.30%) STB
5 16 (9.30%) Mathematics
5 16 (9.30%) VHDL
5 16 (9.30%) DTV
6 14 (8.14%) Computer Science
7 11 (6.40%) Streaming Video
8 10 (5.81%) Physics
8 10 (5.81%) IPTV
9 8 (4.65%) MPEG
10 6 (3.49%) 3D Graphics
10 6 (3.49%) Visualisation
11 5 (2.91%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.91%) Verilog
12 4 (2.33%) Algorithms
12 4 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
12 4 (2.33%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (22.09%) Android
3 28 (16.28%) Windows
4 14 (8.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
6 3 (1.74%) OpenWrt
7 2 (1.16%) Fedora
7 2 (1.16%) UNIX
7 2 (1.16%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (54.07%) Software Engineering
2 29 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.30%) Android Development
4 14 (8.14%) Embedded Software Development
5 13 (7.56%) Software Testing
6 12 (6.98%) Multithreading
6 12 (6.98%) Time Management
7 11 (6.40%) OO
7 11 (6.40%) Cyber Security
8 9 (5.23%) SDLC
9 8 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.49%) Open Source
11 5 (2.91%) UML
11 5 (2.91%) Scrum
11 5 (2.91%) Mentoring
12 4 (2.33%) Mobile Commerce
12 4 (2.33%) Speech Recognition
12 4 (2.33%) DRM
12 4 (2.33%) Signal Processing
13 3 (1.74%) 3D Rendering
Programming Languages
1 146 (84.88%) C
2 126 (73.26%) C++
3 43 (25.00%) Java
4 30 (17.44%) Embedded C
5 28 (16.28%) C#
6 25 (14.53%) Python
7 24 (13.95%) Embedded C++
8 13 (7.56%) Objective-C
8 13 (7.56%) Perl
9 11 (6.40%) Assembly Language
10 9 (5.23%) JavaScript
11 7 (4.07%) SQL
11 7 (4.07%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.49%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (25.00%) Degree
2 17 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.74%) PhD
4 2 (1.16%) HND
5 1 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) JTAG
2 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 23 (13.37%) Firmware
2 2 (1.16%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) Puppet
1 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (5.81%) Intel
2 7 (4.07%) Wind River
3 5 (2.91%) EMC
4 4 (2.33%) Symbian
5 3 (1.74%) SAP
5 3 (1.74%) Lauterbach
6 2 (1.16%) Perforce
6 2 (1.16%) Progress
6 2 (1.16%) Atmel
7 1 (0.58%) Twitter
7 1 (0.58%) Freescale
7 1 (0.58%) Apple
7 1 (0.58%) QNX
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