Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Device Drivers
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 981 1043 1116
Rank change year-on-year +62 +73 -62
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 206 197 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.091%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 179 169 140
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% -6.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75473 82073 89905
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.87% 41.65% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57350 67133 71645
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +65 185 £42,500 -5.56% 12
UK excluding London +38 130 £42,500 - 10
London +54 75 £55,000 +15.79% 3
North of England -9 32 £42,500 -5.56%
South East +52 25 £45,000 +6.51% 1
Midlands +40 25 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +29 20 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland +23 20 £47,500 +16.56% 1
East Midlands +35 19 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West +2 16 £42,500 - 1
East of England -9 13 £42,500 -34.62% 6
North West -29 12 £37,500 -5.06%
West Midlands +17 6 £42,500 +13.33%

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT jobs citing Device Driver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 164 (79.61%) Linux
2 147 (71.36%) C++
3 132 (64.08%) Software Engineering
4 124 (60.19%) C
5 109 (52.91%) Device Driver Development
6 62 (30.10%) Embedded Linux
7 58 (28.16%) Degree
8 50 (24.27%) InfiniBand
9 48 (23.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 48 (23.30%) Git (software)
10 45 (21.84%) OO
11 44 (21.36%) Python
12 43 (20.87%) Embedded C
13 41 (19.90%) Firmware
14 37 (17.96%) TCP/IP
15 36 (17.48%) Ethernet
15 36 (17.48%) Java
16 33 (16.02%) Windows
16 33 (16.02%) Embedded C++
16 33 (16.02%) Computer Science
17 32 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (15.05%) Electronics
19 29 (14.08%) VHDL
20 28 (13.59%) Finance
21 24 (11.65%) Perl
21 24 (11.65%) JIRA
21 24 (11.65%) Embedded Systems
21 24 (11.65%) Bash Shell
22 23 (11.17%) Cybersecurity
22 23 (11.17%) Physics

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 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.49%) Confluence
2 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.49%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (24.27%) InfiniBand
2 37 (17.96%) TCP/IP
3 36 (17.48%) Ethernet
4 15 (7.28%) HTTP
4 15 (7.28%) Internet
5 13 (6.31%) Wireless
6 9 (4.37%) DNS
7 7 (3.40%) Bluetooth
8 5 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.43%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.94%) GPRS
9 4 (1.94%) GSM
9 4 (1.94%) Profibus
10 2 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.49%) MIMO
11 1 (0.49%) Modbus
11 1 (0.49%) Multicast
11 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.49%) Big Data
2 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (23.30%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.65%) JIRA
3 19 (9.22%) Subversion
4 10 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.37%) Vagrant
6 8 (3.88%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.97%) GCC
7 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.49%) CMake
8 1 (0.49%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.49%) GDB
8 1 (0.49%) GNU Toolchain
8 1 (0.49%) Hudson
8 1 (0.49%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.49%) MSI
8 1 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (15.05%) Electronics
2 28 (13.59%) Finance
3 22 (10.68%) Automotive
4 15 (7.28%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.34%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.85%) Advertising
7 5 (2.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 113 (54.85%) Software Engineer
2 89 (43.20%) Embedded Engineer
3 73 (35.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 63 (30.58%) Linux Engineer
5 56 (27.18%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 53 (25.73%) Developer
7 41 (19.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 40 (19.42%) C Software Engineer
8 40 (19.42%) C++ Software Engineer
9 37 (17.96%) Embedded C Engineer
10 32 (15.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 23 (11.17%) C++ Developer
12 22 (10.68%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 21 (10.19%) FPGA Developer
14 20 (9.71%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 20 (9.71%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 19 (9.22%) Kernel Engineer
16 17 (8.25%) Kernel Software Engineer
17 15 (7.28%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
17 15 (7.28%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.71%) Qt
2 17 (8.25%) HTML
3 14 (6.80%) JSON
3 14 (6.80%) RESTful
4 13 (6.31%) Qt Quick
5 11 (5.34%) .NET
5 11 (5.34%) SOAP
6 10 (4.85%) Middleware
6 10 (4.85%) WebSockets
7 9 (4.37%) Yocto
8 6 (2.91%) XML
9 4 (1.94%) COM
9 4 (1.94%) J2EE
10 2 (0.97%) GStreamer
10 2 (0.97%) REST
11 1 (0.49%) .NET Compact Framework
11 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.49%) Django
11 1 (0.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 33 (16.02%) Computer Science
3 29 (14.08%) VHDL
4 24 (11.65%) Embedded Systems
5 23 (11.17%) Algorithms
6 22 (10.68%) Data Structures
7 9 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.46%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.49%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Smart City
10 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.49%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 164 (79.61%) Linux
2 62 (30.10%) Embedded Linux
3 33 (16.02%) Windows
4 9 (4.37%) CentOS
4 9 (4.37%) Debian
4 9 (4.37%) Unix
5 8 (3.88%) VxWorks
6 6 (2.91%) Android
7 3 (1.46%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (64.08%) Software Engineering
2 109 (52.91%) Device Driver Development
3 45 (21.84%) OO
4 32 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.17%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (11.17%) FPGA Design
5 23 (11.17%) Physics
6 22 (10.68%) Financial Modelling
6 22 (10.68%) High-Frequency Trading
6 22 (10.68%) Low Latency
7 19 (9.22%) Machine Learning
8 18 (8.74%) Multithreading
9 14 (6.80%) API Development
10 13 (6.31%) Telematics
11 10 (4.85%) Visualisation
12 8 (3.88%) Build Automation
12 8 (3.88%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.88%) Memory Management
12 8 (3.88%) Open Source
12 8 (3.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 147 (71.36%) C++
2 124 (60.19%) C
3 44 (21.36%) Python
4 43 (20.87%) Embedded C
5 36 (17.48%) Java
6 33 (16.02%) Embedded C++
7 24 (11.65%) Bash Shell
7 24 (11.65%) Perl
8 18 (8.74%) C#
9 11 (5.34%) PHP
10 7 (3.40%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.40%) SQL
11 4 (1.94%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.94%) Pascal
12 1 (0.49%) F#
12 1 (0.49%) Haskell
12 1 (0.49%) OCaml
12 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.49%) Ruby
12 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (28.16%) Degree
2 6 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.94%) HNC
3 4 (1.94%) HND
3 4 (1.94%) MCSA
3 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.46%) CCA
4 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) MCP
5 1 (0.49%) MCSE
5 1 (0.49%) PhD
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.46%) IEC 61131
2 3 (1.46%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) MISRA
4 1 (0.49%) JTAG
System Software
1 41 (19.90%) Firmware
2 9 (4.37%) iptables
2 9 (4.37%) KVM
2 9 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.88%) LXC
4 4 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
6 2 (0.97%) XenApp
7 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.49%) Docker
7 1 (0.49%) GFS2
7 1 (0.49%) NFS
7 1 (0.49%) QEMU
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.37%) Ansible
1 9 (4.37%) SELinux
2 3 (1.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Marathon
Vendors
1 12 (5.83%) VMware
2 10 (4.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.88%) Xilinx
4 6 (2.91%) EMC
5 5 (2.43%) SAP
6 4 (1.94%) Atmel
6 4 (1.94%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Altera
7 1 (0.49%) AppSense
7 1 (0.49%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.49%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.49%) Intel
7 1 (0.49%) Wind River