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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 864 896 854
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -42
Permanent jobs citing GDB 28 50 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.042% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 25
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £51,300
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £54,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £37,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -33.33%

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
17843 19179 15997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 16.22% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14903 16154 13633
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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 27 May 2015 within the UK.

GDB Salary Histogram in the UK

GDB
Top 18 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 27 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
England +26 28 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -5 12 £50,000 +33.33%
Gloucestershire -5 11 £50,000 +33.33%
London +20 8 £102,500 +110.25%
South East -2 6 £40,000 -
City of London +41 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Docklands, London - 4 £105,000 -
Surrey +9 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Guildford +6 3 £40,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +16 2 £50,000 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £50,000 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire -3 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Devon - 1 £47,500 -
Cheltenham - 1 £50,000 -
Southampton - 1 £35,000 -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 46 (90.20%) C++
2 39 (76.47%) Linux
3 25 (49.02%) C
4 22 (43.14%) GCC
5 20 (39.22%) Python
6 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
7 18 (35.29%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 17 (33.33%) Cyber Security
9 15 (29.41%) Wireless
10 14 (27.45%) Perl
10 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
11 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
11 13 (25.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 13 (25.49%) WinDbg
11 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (25.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 13 (25.49%) Multithreading
11 13 (25.49%) Linux Kernel Development
11 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
11 13 (25.49%) STL
11 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
11 13 (25.49%) VMware
11 13 (25.49%) Military
11 13 (25.49%) Information Security
12 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
13 9 (17.65%) Degree
14 8 (15.69%) Ruby
14 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (15.69%) Firmware

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) Wireless
2 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.73%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (11.76%) GSM
5 4 (7.84%) PBX
5 4 (7.84%) UMTS
5 4 (7.84%) RTP
5 4 (7.84%) RANAP
5 4 (7.84%) LTE
5 4 (7.84%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (7.84%) tcpdump
6 3 (5.88%) IPv4
6 3 (5.88%) IPv6
7 2 (3.92%) GPRS
7 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
Development Applications
1 22 (43.14%) GCC
2 13 (25.49%) WinDbg
3 6 (11.76%) Subversion
4 4 (7.84%) Trac
5 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.92%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) Valgrind
General
1 13 (25.49%) Military
2 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.80%) Electronics
4 4 (7.84%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Software Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) C++ Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Security Researcher
5 4 (7.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.84%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) STL
1 13 (25.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.92%) Home Automation
3 2 (3.92%) Physics
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) Kindle
4 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (76.47%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Debian
3 5 (9.80%) UNIX
4 3 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Software Engineering
2 18 (35.29%) Reverse Engineering
3 17 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 13 (25.49%) Linux Kernel Development
4 13 (25.49%) Multithreading
4 13 (25.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (25.49%) Information Security
5 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.73%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) TDD
7 5 (9.80%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Low Latency
7 5 (9.80%) Market Making
8 4 (7.84%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (7.84%) OO
8 4 (7.84%) OOD
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (5.88%) SDLC
10 2 (3.92%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (90.20%) C++
2 25 (49.02%) C
3 20 (39.22%) Python
4 14 (27.45%) Perl
5 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
6 8 (15.69%) Ruby
7 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.80%) Embedded C
7 5 (9.80%) Embedded C++
7 5 (9.80%) Assembly Language
8 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.84%) PHP
9 3 (5.88%) C#
9 3 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) JTAG
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
2 8 (15.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
1 13 (25.49%) VMware
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
2 4 (7.84%) BT
3 2 (3.92%) NEC
3 2 (3.92%) EMC
3 2 (3.92%) Lauterbach