Period
to 26 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Embedded Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 879 653 952
Rank change year-on-year -226 +299 -14
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 128 25 120
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.055% 0.095%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.26% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 88 22 86
10th Percentile " £44,000 £31,875
25th Percentile £33,750 £47,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +27.66% -6.00%
75th Percentile £59,063 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £65,000 " £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +33.33% -10.00%

Embedded Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,622 9,701 28,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.65% 21.43% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13,970 8,182 23,496
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,025 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux in England.

Salary trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Linux in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the England region over the 6 months to 26 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -210 41 £52,500 - 6
South East -159 26 £50,000 -16.67% 20
Midlands - 25 £37,500 - 5
West Midlands - 23 £37,500 -
North of England -121 13 £60,000 +20.00% 6
South West -85 12 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North West - 8 £60,000 - 4
East of England -101 6 £65,000 - 11
North East -34 3 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 5
Yorkshire -96 2 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 128 (100.00%) Linux
2 114 (89.06%) C++
3 101 (78.91%) Software Engineering
4 71 (55.47%) C
5 65 (50.78%) Degree
6 55 (42.97%) Firmware
7 47 (36.72%) Yocto
8 45 (35.16%) Social Skills
9 44 (34.38%) Python
9 44 (34.38%) Embedded C++
10 42 (32.81%) Embedded C
11 37 (28.91%) Software Architecture
12 32 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
12 32 (25.00%) Validation
12 32 (25.00%) TCP/IP
13 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (23.44%) Subversion
15 28 (21.88%) Telecoms
15 28 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (21.09%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (21.09%) Device Driver
17 25 (19.53%) Git (software)
17 25 (19.53%) Electronics
18 24 (18.75%) Wireless
19 23 (17.97%) OO
19 23 (17.97%) Embedded Systems
20 22 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (17.19%) EMC
20 22 (17.19%) Broadband
20 22 (17.19%) Configuration Management

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Slack
2 3 (2.34%) AWS
3 2 (1.56%) GCP
3 2 (1.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Azure
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 27 (21.09%) Wi-Fi
3 24 (18.75%) Wireless
4 22 (17.19%) Broadband
5 19 (14.84%) Bluetooth
6 15 (11.72%) ZigBee
7 13 (10.16%) Ethernet
8 11 (8.59%) Internet
9 5 (3.91%) IPsec
9 5 (3.91%) MQTT
10 4 (3.13%) 3G
10 4 (3.13%) 4G
11 2 (1.56%) HTTP
12 1 (0.78%) DNS
12 1 (0.78%) Firewall
12 1 (0.78%) RS-422
12 1 (0.78%) RS-485
12 1 (0.78%) Software-Defined Radio
12 1 (0.78%) VoIP
12 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.13%) Couchbase
2 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.56%) Redis
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (23.44%) Subversion
2 25 (19.53%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.94%) JIRA
4 7 (5.47%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.56%) Xcode
6 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.78%) GitLab
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (35.16%) Social Skills
2 28 (21.88%) Telecoms
3 25 (19.53%) Electronics
4 22 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.81%) Finance
5 10 (7.81%) Games
5 10 (7.81%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Advertising
6 3 (2.34%) Law
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.56%) Automotive
7 2 (1.56%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 81 (63.28%) Software Engineer
2 73 (57.03%) Embedded Engineer
3 59 (46.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 52 (40.63%) Linux Engineer
5 42 (32.81%) C++ Software Engineer
5 42 (32.81%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 32 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 31 (24.22%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 28 (21.88%) Embedded C Engineer
8 28 (21.88%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 28 (21.88%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 27 (21.09%) C Software Engineer
9 27 (21.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 27 (21.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 27 (21.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 27 (21.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 26 (20.31%) Senior Software Engineer
11 23 (17.97%) Developer
12 21 (16.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 18 (14.06%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.72%) Yocto
2 18 (14.06%) Qt
3 11 (8.59%) REST
4 9 (7.03%) OpenCV
5 6 (4.69%) GStreamer
5 6 (4.69%) STL
6 5 (3.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (3.13%) JSON
7 4 (3.13%) Node.js
7 4 (3.13%) TensorFlow
7 4 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (3.13%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (3.13%) XML
8 3 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.34%) WebSockets
9 2 (1.56%) GraphQL
9 2 (1.56%) HTML
9 2 (1.56%) RESTful
10 1 (0.78%) Middleware
10 1 (0.78%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (21.09%) Device Driver
3 23 (17.97%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (10.94%) Algorithms
5 10 (7.81%) Augmented Reality
5 10 (7.81%) Home Automation
5 10 (7.81%) Internet of Things
6 6 (4.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (4.69%) SIMD
7 5 (3.91%) CUDA
7 5 (3.91%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (3.91%) Robotics
8 4 (3.13%) PKI
8 4 (3.13%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (3.13%) State Machine
8 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.34%) User Experience
10 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.78%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (16.41%) Windows
3 16 (12.50%) Android
4 13 (10.16%) Apple iOS
5 10 (7.81%) Unix
6 1 (0.78%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (78.91%) Software Engineering
2 37 (28.91%) Software Architecture
3 32 (25.00%) Validation
4 31 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (21.88%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (17.97%) OO
7 22 (17.19%) Configuration Management
8 20 (15.63%) Computer Science
9 19 (14.84%) OOD
10 18 (14.06%) Test Automation
11 16 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
11 16 (12.50%) Microservices
11 16 (12.50%) TDD
11 16 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 14 (10.94%) Analytics
12 14 (10.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 14 (10.94%) Computer Vision
12 14 (10.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (10.94%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.38%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 114 (89.06%) C++
2 71 (55.47%) C
3 44 (34.38%) Embedded C++
3 44 (34.38%) Python
4 42 (32.81%) Embedded C
5 10 (7.81%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.47%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.91%) Java
8 4 (3.13%) Go
9 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.56%) SQL
11 1 (0.78%) Ada
11 1 (0.78%) C#
11 1 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 65 (50.78%) Degree
2 11 (8.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 55 (42.97%) Firmware
2 19 (14.84%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) EMC
2 6 (4.69%) Intel
3 5 (3.91%) NVIDIA
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.13%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.78%) Sony