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

Device Drivers
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1020 1015 1116
Rank change year-on-year -5 +101 +25
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 162 210 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 148 187 145
UK median annual salary £53,750 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.16% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,625 £76,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 77560 77850 90566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 40.93% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58510 63988 72559
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,880
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 12 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 November 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 -37 151 £55,000 +15.79% 18
UK excluding London -18 101 £45,000 - 16
London +8 60 £60,000 -7.69% 3
East of England +2 30 £52,500 +17.98% 1
South East +37 28 £50,000 +19.76% 5
Midlands +16 15 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +1 13 £42,500 -19.05% 8
Scotland -6 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +41 9 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +8 6 £42,500 -5.56%
West Midlands -13 6 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England -27 6 £42,500 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 125 (77.16%) Linux
2 119 (73.46%) C++
3 107 (66.05%) Software Engineering
4 102 (62.96%) C
5 101 (62.35%) Device Driver Development
6 55 (33.95%) Degree
7 52 (32.10%) Embedded Linux
8 45 (27.78%) InfiniBand
9 44 (27.16%) Java
10 42 (25.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 41 (25.31%) OO
12 36 (22.22%) Ethernet
13 35 (21.60%) Computer Science
14 33 (20.37%) VHDL
15 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
17 27 (16.67%) Machine Learning
18 26 (16.05%) Low Latency
18 26 (16.05%) Electronics
18 26 (16.05%) Python
18 26 (16.05%) High-Frequency Trading
18 26 (16.05%) FPGA Design
19 23 (14.20%) Embedded C
20 22 (13.58%) Windows
20 22 (13.58%) Embedded Systems
21 20 (12.35%) Finance
22 19 (11.73%) Git (software)
23 18 (11.11%) Wireless
23 18 (11.11%) Firmware
24 14 (8.64%) Scrum

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 1 (0.62%) Confluence
1 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Asana
2 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (27.78%) InfiniBand
2 36 (22.22%) Ethernet
3 18 (11.11%) Wireless
4 13 (8.02%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.94%) Internet
6 7 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.70%) HTTP
8 4 (2.47%) Profibus
9 2 (1.23%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.23%) DNS
9 2 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.62%) GPRS
10 1 (0.62%) GSM
10 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.62%) Modbus
10 1 (0.62%) SAN
10 1 (0.62%) SCTP
10 1 (0.62%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (11.73%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.79%) JIRA
3 7 (4.32%) Subversion
4 5 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.85%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.23%) GCC
6 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.62%) CMake
7 1 (0.62%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.62%) GDB
7 1 (0.62%) GNU Toolchain
7 1 (0.62%) Hudson
7 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.62%) VectorCAST
General
1 26 (16.05%) Electronics
2 20 (12.35%) Finance
3 13 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.56%) Automotive
5 5 (3.09%) Advertising
5 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.09%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (52.47%) Software Engineer
2 76 (46.91%) Embedded Engineer
3 63 (38.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 45 (27.78%) Linux Engineer
5 42 (25.93%) Developer
6 41 (25.31%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 30 (18.52%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 26 (16.05%) FPGA Developer
9 22 (13.58%) C Software Engineer
9 22 (13.58%) Embedded C Engineer
10 21 (12.96%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 20 (12.35%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (9.26%) Senior Developer
13 13 (8.02%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 13 (8.02%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 13 (8.02%) Kernel Engineer
14 12 (7.41%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 12 (7.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (7.41%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (7.41%) Kernel Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) Middleware
1 10 (6.17%) Yocto
2 9 (5.56%) Qt
3 7 (4.32%) HTML
3 7 (4.32%) XML
4 6 (3.70%) .NET
4 6 (3.70%) RESTful
5 5 (3.09%) JSON
5 5 (3.09%) WebSockets
6 4 (2.47%) COM
6 4 (2.47%) J2EE
7 3 (1.85%) Qt Quick
8 2 (1.23%) GStreamer
8 2 (1.23%) HTML5
9 1 (0.62%) .NET Compact Framework
9 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.62%) CSS3
9 1 (0.62%) LESS
9 1 (0.62%) Node.js
9 1 (0.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 42 (25.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 35 (21.60%) Computer Science
3 33 (20.37%) VHDL
4 22 (13.58%) Embedded Systems
5 14 (8.64%) Algorithms
6 13 (8.02%) Data Structures
7 12 (7.41%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.62%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.62%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.62%) Fintech
10 1 (0.62%) Handset
10 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.62%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 125 (77.16%) Linux
2 52 (32.10%) Embedded Linux
3 22 (13.58%) Windows
4 8 (4.94%) VxWorks
5 6 (3.70%) Unix
6 2 (1.23%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Debian
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (66.05%) Software Engineering
2 101 (62.35%) Device Driver Development
3 41 (25.31%) OO
4 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (16.67%) Machine Learning
7 26 (16.05%) FPGA Design
7 26 (16.05%) High-Frequency Trading
7 26 (16.05%) Low Latency
8 14 (8.64%) Multithreading
8 14 (8.64%) Open Source
8 14 (8.64%) Scrum
9 13 (8.02%) Financial Modelling
9 13 (8.02%) Physics
10 11 (6.79%) SDLC
11 8 (4.94%) UML
11 8 (4.94%) Visualisation
12 7 (4.32%) Embedded Software Development
12 7 (4.32%) Open Source Development
12 7 (4.32%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 119 (73.46%) C++
2 102 (62.96%) C
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 26 (16.05%) Python
5 23 (14.20%) Embedded C
6 12 (7.41%) C#
6 12 (7.41%) Embedded C++
6 12 (7.41%) Perl
7 9 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.32%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.32%) SQL
9 4 (2.47%) Pascal
10 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) ES6
11 1 (0.62%) F#
11 1 (0.62%) Haskell
11 1 (0.62%) Lua
11 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.62%) ML
11 1 (0.62%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 55 (33.95%) Degree
2 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.62%) PhD
2 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.85%) JTAG
3 2 (1.23%) MISRA
4 1 (0.62%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 18 (11.11%) Firmware
2 4 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) iptables
4 2 (1.23%) KVM
4 2 (1.23%) LXC
5 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) GFS2
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
5 1 (0.62%) QEMU
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Ansible
1 2 (1.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (3.70%) EMC
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.09%) SAP
3 3 (1.85%) VMware
3 3 (1.85%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.62%) Atmel
4 1 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (0.62%) Google
4 1 (0.62%) Hitachi
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle
4 1 (0.62%) Wind River