Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 740 806 908
Rank change year-on-year +66 +102 +10
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 114 115 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 0.59% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 85 92 135
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £31,550
25th Percentile £47,250 £40,000 £38,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £57,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 15,238 19,581 31,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.45% 21.21% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12,183 16,093 25,210
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,415 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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
South East +17 27 £55,000 +22.22% 14
London +76 26 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Midlands - 21 £37,500 - 7
North of England +13 16 £50,000 +7.53% 15
South West -33 11 £80,000 +60.00% 7
East Midlands - 11 £55,000 - 1
West Midlands - 10 £37,500 - 6
Yorkshire -3 9 £49,500 +6.45% 7
North West +35 7 £60,000 +50.00% 7
East of England +20 5 £85,000 +100.00% 5
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (90.35%) C++
3 98 (85.96%) Software Engineering
4 76 (66.67%) C
5 47 (41.23%) Embedded C++
6 44 (38.60%) Degree
7 34 (29.82%) Firmware
7 34 (29.82%) Social Skills
8 32 (28.07%) Embedded C
9 31 (27.19%) Software Architecture
10 30 (26.32%) Electronics
11 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
12 28 (24.56%) Yocto
13 25 (21.93%) Device Driver
14 24 (21.05%) Validation
14 24 (21.05%) TDD
14 24 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (19.30%) Python
16 20 (17.54%) TCP/IP
16 20 (17.54%) Android
17 19 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (16.67%) Wireless
18 17 (14.91%) Internet
18 17 (14.91%) Java
19 16 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
20 15 (13.16%) Multithreading
20 15 (13.16%) Games
21 14 (12.28%) Bluetooth
21 14 (12.28%) ZigBee

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 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Amazon Alexa
2 3 (2.63%) AWS
3 2 (1.75%) GCP
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) TCP/IP
2 19 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (16.67%) Wireless
3 17 (14.91%) Internet
4 14 (12.28%) Bluetooth
4 14 (12.28%) ZigBee
5 11 (9.65%) Ethernet
6 9 (7.89%) Broadband
7 7 (6.14%) MQTT
8 4 (3.51%) Software-Defined Radio
9 3 (2.63%) DLNA
9 3 (2.63%) HTTP
9 3 (2.63%) UPnP
10 1 (0.88%) 2G
10 1 (0.88%) 3G
10 1 (0.88%) 4G
10 1 (0.88%) 5G
10 1 (0.88%) RS-485
10 1 (0.88%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.75%) Redis
2 1 (0.88%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.65%) Subversion
3 9 (7.89%) Eclipse
3 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.02%) GitLab
5 7 (6.14%) Gerrit
5 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.63%) GCC
6 3 (2.63%) GDB
6 3 (2.63%) GoogleTest
6 3 (2.63%) JUnit
6 3 (2.63%) Mockito
7 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.88%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 34 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 30 (26.32%) Electronics
3 15 (13.16%) Games
4 10 (8.77%) Finance
4 10 (8.77%) Manufacturing
4 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
5 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (7.02%) Marketing
7 3 (2.63%) Automotive
7 3 (2.63%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 76 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 62 (54.39%) Embedded Engineer
3 56 (49.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 36 (31.58%) Linux Engineer
5 26 (22.81%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 20 (17.54%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 19 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
8 17 (14.91%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 15 (13.16%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 12 (10.53%) Developer
11 11 (9.65%) Embedded C Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 10 (8.77%) Firmware Engineer
12 10 (8.77%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 9 (7.89%) C Software Engineer
13 9 (7.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (7.89%) C++ Developer
13 9 (7.89%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 9 (7.89%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.56%) Yocto
2 4 (3.51%) JNI
3 3 (2.63%) Qt
3 3 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.63%) STL
4 2 (1.75%) GraphQL
4 2 (1.75%) REST
4 2 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (0.88%) Android NDK
5 1 (0.88%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.93%) Device Driver
2 24 (21.05%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (14.04%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (11.40%) Internet of Things
5 12 (10.53%) Home Automation
6 11 (9.65%) Algorithms
7 8 (7.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (6.14%) Augmented Reality
9 6 (5.26%) Smart Home
10 4 (3.51%) GPGPU
10 4 (3.51%) MPEG
11 3 (2.63%) Digital TV
11 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.75%) User Experience
12 2 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
13 1 (0.88%) CAN bus
13 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.88%) STB
13 1 (0.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (17.54%) Android
3 8 (7.02%) Unix
4 5 (4.39%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (1.75%) Windows
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (85.96%) Software Engineering
2 31 (27.19%) Software Architecture
3 24 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (21.05%) TDD
3 24 (21.05%) Validation
4 15 (13.16%) Multithreading
5 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.40%) Time Management
6 12 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 12 (10.53%) Microservices
7 11 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (9.65%) Embedded Software Development
7 11 (9.65%) OO
8 10 (8.77%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.77%) OOD
9 8 (7.02%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.02%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Computer Vision
10 7 (6.14%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 103 (90.35%) C++
2 76 (66.67%) C
3 47 (41.23%) Embedded C++
4 32 (28.07%) Embedded C
5 22 (19.30%) Python
6 17 (14.91%) Java
7 9 (7.89%) C#
8 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Rust
9 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (38.60%) Degree
2 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 34 (29.82%) Firmware
2 14 (12.28%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (7.89%) EMC
1 9 (7.89%) Google
2 4 (3.51%) Xilinx
3 2 (1.75%) Intel
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.88%) QNX