Period
to 20 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Device Drivers
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1029 966 1104
Rank change year-on-year -63 +138 +4
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 154 219 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 129 182 144
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

Device Driver is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 74,675 73,880 87,741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.33% 42.87% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 58,136 58,865 71,180
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.19% +5.15%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Device Driver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Device Driver.

Salary trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. 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
UK excluding London -2 152 £45,000 +5.88% 69
England -62 148 £46,000 +2.22% 75
South East +33 57 £45,000 +4.05% 14
South West +33 56 £47,500 +2.70% 5
North of England -17 15 £37,500 -11.76% 10
East of England -4 14 £50,000 +21.21% 25
Midlands -9 12 £37,500 -11.76% 12
East Midlands +7 11 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Yorkshire +3 7 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Scotland -38 6 £45,000 - 3
North West -30 5 £25,000 -33.33% 6
North East - 3 £40,000 -
London -82 2 £35,750 -35.00% 9
West Midlands +19 1 £40,000 -54.29% 8

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT jobs citing Device Driver 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 with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 120 (77.92%) C
2 101 (65.58%) C++
3 99 (64.29%) Linux
4 92 (59.74%) Software Engineering
5 60 (38.96%) Degree
6 57 (37.01%) Device Driver Development
7 49 (31.82%) Windows
8 47 (30.52%) Python
9 42 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
10 33 (21.43%) Android
11 32 (20.78%) Computer Science
12 31 (20.13%) Security Cleared
12 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
14 26 (16.88%) Network Security
14 26 (16.88%) Embedded C
15 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
15 24 (15.58%) Open Source
16 23 (14.94%) Unix
16 23 (14.94%) C#
17 22 (14.29%) Mac OS X
17 22 (14.29%) Information Security
17 22 (14.29%) DevOps
18 21 (13.64%) Electronics
18 21 (13.64%) Yocto
19 20 (12.99%) Customer Requirements
19 20 (12.99%) OO
19 20 (12.99%) Embedded Software Development
19 20 (12.99%) DV Cleared
19 20 (12.99%) Git (software)

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (1.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Simulink
2 1 (0.65%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) GitHub
2 6 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.88%) Network Security
2 13 (8.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.55%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.55%) Firewall
3 7 (4.55%) GSM
3 7 (4.55%) Wireless
4 6 (3.90%) RS-232
5 3 (1.95%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.95%) HTTP
5 3 (1.95%) Internet
5 3 (1.95%) Modbus
5 3 (1.95%) Software-Defined Radio
6 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.65%) 802.15
7 1 (0.65%) LAN
7 1 (0.65%) Profibus
7 1 (0.65%) SMS
7 1 (0.65%) SSL
7 1 (0.65%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (12.99%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.79%) Subversion
3 7 (4.55%) JIRA
4 4 (2.60%) CMake
5 3 (1.95%) CocoaPods
5 3 (1.95%) CppUnit
5 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.30%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.30%) Buildbot
6 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.30%) GDB
6 2 (1.30%) Hudson
6 2 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (13.64%) Electronics
2 11 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 7 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (1.95%) Advertising
4 3 (1.95%) Games
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (50.65%) Software Engineer
2 67 (43.51%) Embedded Engineer
3 46 (29.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 33 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
5 31 (20.13%) Developer
6 24 (15.58%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 14 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 12 (7.79%) Embedded Developer
9 11 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
10 10 (6.49%) Embedded Software Developer
11 9 (5.84%) Firmware Engineer
12 7 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) C++ Developer
13 6 (3.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Junior
13 6 (3.90%) Principal Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
14 5 (3.25%) C Developer
14 5 (3.25%) C# Developer
14 5 (3.25%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.64%) Yocto
2 15 (9.74%) .NET
3 10 (6.49%) AngularJS
4 8 (5.19%) STL
5 6 (3.90%) Middleware
5 6 (3.90%) Node.js
6 5 (3.25%) GStreamer
6 5 (3.25%) Qt
7 4 (2.60%) Django
8 3 (1.95%) HTML
8 3 (1.95%) XML
9 2 (1.30%) REST
9 2 (1.30%) TensorFlow
9 2 (1.30%) WPF
9 2 (1.30%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.30%) XSLT
10 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.65%) HTML5
10 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.78%) Computer Science
2 28 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
3 20 (12.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (5.19%) User Experience
5 5 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.95%) Smart Home
6 3 (1.95%) Verilog
6 3 (1.95%) VHDL
7 2 (1.30%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.30%) Fintech
7 2 (1.30%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.30%) Robotics
7 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.30%) State Machine
8 1 (0.65%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 99 (64.29%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) Windows
3 42 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
4 33 (21.43%) Android
5 23 (14.94%) Unix
6 22 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 7 (4.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 5 (3.25%) VxWorks
9 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.30%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.65%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.65%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (59.74%) Software Engineering
2 57 (37.01%) Device Driver Development
3 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (15.58%) Open Source
5 22 (14.29%) DevOps
5 22 (14.29%) Information Security
6 20 (12.99%) Customer Requirements
6 20 (12.99%) Embedded Software Development
6 20 (12.99%) OO
7 16 (10.39%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (9.74%) OOD
8 15 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (9.74%) UML
9 14 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.09%) SDLC
10 12 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (6.49%) Scrum
12 9 (5.84%) Test Automation
12 9 (5.84%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 120 (77.92%) C
2 101 (65.58%) C++
3 47 (30.52%) Python
4 26 (16.88%) Embedded C
5 23 (14.94%) C#
6 16 (10.39%) Embedded C++
7 15 (9.74%) Assembly Language
8 10 (6.49%) Java
8 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.55%) Perl
10 7 (4.55%) SQL
11 6 (3.90%) Ruby
12 3 (1.95%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.95%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.95%) R
13 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.65%) VBA
13 1 (0.65%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (38.96%) Degree
2 31 (20.13%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.99%) DV Cleared
4 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.25%) PhD
6 2 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.30%) HNC
6 2 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) MISRA
2 2 (1.30%) JTAG
2 2 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.69%) Firmware
2 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.30%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 7 (4.55%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (1.95%) Apple
3 3 (1.95%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.30%) SAP
4 2 (1.30%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.65%) Capita
5 1 (0.65%) Facebook
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle
5 1 (0.65%) QNX
5 1 (0.65%) Wind River