Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Device Drivers
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 692 937 919
Rank change year-on-year +245 -18 +153
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 66 91 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.072% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 53 88 156
Median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £67,875 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 24,532 48,408 60,057
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.49% 39.56%
Number of salaries quoted 19,074 37,663 46,290
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Device Driver.

Salary trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Device Driver over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 13 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 23 January 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
England +263 61 £57,500 +15.00% 27
UK excluding London +177 51 £57,500 +15.00% 24
North of England +92 19 £50,000 - 4
South East +144 18 £57,500 +15.00% 5
London +206 15 £57,500 -4.17% 3
Yorkshire +56 13 - - 2
North West +83 6 £50,000 - 2
Work from Home -78 6 £87,500 +75.00% 2
East of England +86 5 £87,500 +34.62% 12
Wales - 5 £50,000 -
South West +69 3 £55,000 -35.29% 2
Midlands +70 1 £42,500 -15.00% 1
West Midlands +66 1 £42,500 -15.00%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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 46 (69.70%) C++
2 45 (68.18%) Software Engineering
3 44 (66.67%) Linux
4 32 (48.48%) Device Driver Development
5 26 (39.39%) C
6 21 (31.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 18 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
7 18 (27.27%) Windows
7 18 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 17 (25.76%) Embedded Systems
9 15 (22.73%) Ethernet
10 14 (21.21%) Wireless
10 14 (21.21%) Algorithms
11 13 (19.70%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (18.18%) Bluetooth
12 12 (18.18%) CSS
12 12 (18.18%) HTML
12 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
12 12 (18.18%) Degree
12 12 (18.18%) MQTT
12 12 (18.18%) Signal Processing
12 12 (18.18%) Requirements Gathering
13 10 (15.15%) DHCP
14 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.64%) Office 365
15 8 (12.12%) Azure
15 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
16 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
16 7 (10.61%) Embedded C
16 7 (10.61%) Python

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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
2 8 (12.12%) Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (7.58%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 15 (22.73%) Ethernet
3 14 (21.21%) Wireless
4 13 (19.70%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (18.18%) Bluetooth
5 12 (18.18%) MQTT
6 10 (15.15%) DHCP
7 5 (7.58%) DNS
8 4 (6.06%) SSL
9 3 (4.55%) FTP
9 3 (4.55%) Internet
9 3 (4.55%) NAS
9 3 (4.55%) SAN
9 3 (4.55%) Software-Defined Radio
10 2 (3.03%) VPN
11 1 (1.52%) HTTP
11 1 (1.52%) LAN
11 1 (1.52%) RS-232
11 1 (1.52%) RS-485
11 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.58%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) GitLab
3 3 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 4 (6.06%) Law
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Automotive
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Software Engineer
2 32 (48.48%) Embedded Engineer
3 30 (45.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (30.30%) Senior Software Engineer
5 17 (25.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (21.21%) FPGA Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) DSP Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) DSP Software Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 12 (18.18%) Senior FPGA Engineer
8 7 (10.61%) Developer
9 6 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (7.58%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 5 (7.58%) Office 365 Engineer
11 4 (6.06%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) CSS
1 12 (18.18%) HTML
2 4 (6.06%) Android NDK
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) .NET Core
3 3 (4.55%) JNI
3 3 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) POSIX
4 1 (1.52%) Qt
4 1 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 17 (25.76%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (21.21%) Algorithms
4 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.06%) SIMD
5 4 (6.06%) Verilog
6 3 (4.55%) CCTV
6 3 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.52%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 44 (66.67%) Linux
2 18 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
2 18 (27.27%) Windows
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (9.09%) Android
4 6 (9.09%) Unix
4 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) VMS
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (68.18%) Software Engineering
2 32 (48.48%) Device Driver Development
3 12 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 12 (18.18%) Requirements Gathering
3 12 (18.18%) Signal Processing
4 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (9.09%) Product Requirements
5 4 (6.06%) Android Development
5 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.06%) ITIL
5 4 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.06%) Value Proposition
6 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.55%) Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Network Management
6 3 (4.55%) OOD
6 3 (4.55%) Open Source
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Software Architecture
6 3 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (69.70%) C++
2 26 (39.39%) C
3 7 (10.61%) Embedded C
3 7 (10.61%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) Java
5 4 (6.06%) C#
6 3 (4.55%) AWK
6 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) Kotlin
6 3 (4.55%) Perl
6 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.55%) sed
7 2 (3.03%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) RHCE
2 4 (6.06%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Samba
3 3 (4.55%) Docker
3 3 (4.55%) Firmware
3 3 (4.55%) KVM
3 3 (4.55%) OCFS2
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.55%) Postfix
3 3 (4.55%) qmail
3 3 (4.55%) Sendmail
3 3 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.55%) Xen
4 1 (1.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.55%) SELinux
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Intel
3 4 (6.06%) Altera
3 4 (6.06%) Apple
3 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.55%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) Sophos
5 1 (1.52%) Dell
5 1 (1.52%) EMC
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Xilinx