The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GDB 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
GNU Debugger
Rank 884 853 817
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -36
Permanent jobs citing GDB 15 57 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.049% 0.060%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.078% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 48 53
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,950 £57,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19258 18753 16238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.35% 16.11% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 15541 13831
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GDB
Salary Trend

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

GDB Salary Trend in the UK

GDB
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GDB over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 within the UK.

GDB Salary Histogram in the UK

GDB
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDB 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
(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 -21 13 £45,000 +20.00%
London -4 5 £80,000 +39.13%
Oxfordshire +6 4 £45,000 -12.19%
Oxford -7 4 £45,000 -14.28%
South East -17 4 £45,000 +20.00%
East Midlands - 3 £37,500 -
Derbyshire - 3 £37,500 -
Derby - 3 £37,500 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London +27 1 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire -31 1 £50,000 +33.33%
South West -32 1 £50,000 +33.33%
Docklands, London - 1 £105,000 -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 36 (90.00%) C++
1 36 (90.00%) Linux
2 26 (65.00%) C
3 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
4 15 (37.50%) Perl
4 15 (37.50%) GCC
5 14 (35.00%) WinDbg
5 14 (35.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 13 (32.50%) Python
6 13 (32.50%) Wireless
6 13 (32.50%) Firmware
7 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
7 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
8 11 (27.50%) Cyber Security
8 11 (27.50%) Linux Kernel Development
8 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
8 11 (27.50%) UNIX
8 11 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 11 (27.50%) VMware
8 11 (27.50%) Military
8 11 (27.50%) Information Security
9 9 (22.50%) Degree
10 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
10 7 (17.50%) Visualisation
11 6 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (15.00%) Low Latency
11 6 (15.00%) Electronic Trading

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) Wireless
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) GCC
2 14 (35.00%) WinDbg
3 4 (10.00%) Valgrind
3 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) Xcode
5 2 (5.00%) Clang
5 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (27.50%) Military
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
3 5 (12.50%) Front Office
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Finance
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior UNIX Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) STL
1 6 (15.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (7.50%) Direct3D
2 3 (7.50%) OpenGL
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Visualisation
2 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Device Driver
3 4 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (7.50%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.50%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (7.50%) Streaming Video
5 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.00%) Physics
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.00%) Wiki
5 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) UNIX
3 6 (15.00%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Solaris
5 3 (7.50%) Debian
6 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Software Engineering
2 14 (35.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 11 (27.50%) Cyber Security
3 11 (27.50%) Information Security
3 11 (27.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 11 (27.50%) Linux Kernel Development
4 6 (15.00%) Market Making
4 6 (15.00%) Electronic Trading
4 6 (15.00%) Low Latency
5 5 (12.50%) Open Source
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.50%) User Stories
7 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (90.00%) C++
2 26 (65.00%) C
3 15 (37.50%) Perl
4 13 (32.50%) Python
5 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
7 5 (12.50%) Assembly Language
8 4 (10.00%) C#
9 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (7.50%) SystemTap
10 2 (5.00%) SQL
10 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
10 2 (5.00%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.50%) PHP
11 1 (2.50%) Java
11 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) DV Cleared
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Firmware
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
1 11 (27.50%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Red Hat