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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GNU Debugger
Rank 898 910 903
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs citing GDB 37 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.025% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34 22 22
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,500 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%

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
18157 17267 16963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.93% 16.22% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15596 14649 13866
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 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016 within the UK.

GDB Salary Histogram in the UK

GDB
Top 12 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 12 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 +30 37 £45,000 +2.85% 4
Warwickshire - 15 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands - 15 £40,000 - 1
London +15 12 £77,500 +40.90% 2
Warwick - 12 £40,000 - 1
South East +10 9 £45,000 +2.85% 1
Oxfordshire +4 8 £45,000 -10.00%
Oxford - 8 £45,000 -
City of London - 3 £80,000 -
Gloucestershire +5 1 £50,000 -
South West -11 1 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 45 (78.95%) C++
2 44 (77.19%) Linux
3 35 (61.40%) Unix
4 31 (54.39%) Degree
5 29 (50.88%) C
6 25 (43.86%) Windows
7 21 (36.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 21 (36.84%) Open Source
8 20 (35.09%) Multithreading
9 19 (33.33%) STL
10 18 (31.58%) Mathematics
11 17 (29.82%) Computer Science
11 17 (29.82%) Mac OS X
12 16 (28.07%) GCC
13 15 (26.32%) Cygwin
13 15 (26.32%) CUDA
13 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
13 15 (26.32%) Qt
13 15 (26.32%) Mercurial
13 15 (26.32%) Subversion
13 15 (26.32%) OpenMP
13 15 (26.32%) X-Windows
14 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
15 12 (21.05%) Parallel Programming
16 11 (19.30%) Electronics
17 10 (17.54%) SQL
18 9 (15.79%) NFS
18 9 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
18 9 (15.79%) Algorithms
19 8 (14.04%) Pthreads

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (3.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (10.53%) iSCSI
1 6 (10.53%) LAN
1 6 (10.53%) Multicast
1 6 (10.53%) SAN
2 3 (5.26%) DHCP
2 3 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) IPv4
3 2 (3.51%) IPv6
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) KDB
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) GCC
2 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 15 (26.32%) Mercurial
2 15 (26.32%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) Clang
3 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.51%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.51%) Xcode
General
1 11 (19.30%) Electronics
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) French Language
3 6 (10.53%) Front Office
3 6 (10.53%) German Language
4 4 (7.02%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 29 (50.88%) C++ Developer
3 19 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (22.81%) Software Engineer
5 12 (21.05%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (19.30%) Applications Developer
6 11 (19.30%) C++ Applications Developer
6 11 (19.30%) Linux Developer
7 9 (15.79%) Unix Engineer
8 8 (14.04%) Senior C++ Developer
8 8 (14.04%) Senior Developer
8 8 (14.04%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Linux Support
9 6 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Technical Support
9 6 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Unix Support
9 6 (10.53%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 19 (33.33%) STL
3 15 (26.32%) OpenMP
3 15 (26.32%) Qt
3 15 (26.32%) X-Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Pthreads
5 6 (10.53%) POSIX
6 1 (1.75%) LLVM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Mathematics
2 17 (29.82%) Computer Science
3 15 (26.32%) CUDA
4 9 (15.79%) Algorithms
5 7 (12.28%) Equities
6 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.51%) Physics
6 2 (3.51%) Wiki
7 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.75%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 44 (77.19%) Linux
2 35 (61.40%) Unix
3 25 (43.86%) Windows
4 17 (29.82%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (3.51%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Open Source
2 20 (35.09%) Multithreading
3 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
4 12 (21.05%) Parallel Programming
5 9 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (10.53%) CRM
7 5 (8.77%) Low Latency
7 5 (8.77%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (7.02%) Analytics
9 2 (3.51%) Business Development
9 2 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.51%) TDD
10 1 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.75%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (1.75%) OO
10 1 (1.75%) OOD
10 1 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 45 (78.95%) C++
2 29 (50.88%) C
3 10 (17.54%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.28%) Python
6 6 (10.53%) AWK
6 6 (10.53%) sed
7 5 (8.77%) Perl
8 3 (5.26%) SystemTap
9 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.51%) Java
9 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (54.39%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Cygwin
2 9 (15.79%) NFS
3 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 6 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) CommVault
1 6 (10.53%) IBM
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.53%) VMware
2 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.75%) Intel
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