Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Device Drivers
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 768 880 916
Rank change year-on-year +112 +36 +135
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 70 105 214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.24% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 51 98 133
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £40,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +15.79%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.96% +10.87%

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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +85 66 £55,000 +10.00% 43
UK excluding London +74 59 £55,000 +10.00% 43
North of England +56 25 £55,000 +10.00% 7
South East +66 21 £50,000 - 13
Yorkshire +12 17 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Work from Home -142 12 £60,000 +20.00% 5
London +109 11 £50,000 -25.93% 2
North West +41 8 £55,000 -24.14% 1
East of England +48 5 £87,500 +62.04% 12
Wales - 4 £50,000 -
South West +23 3 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Midlands +27 1 £42,500 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +14 1 £42,500 -5.56% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 53 (75.71%) Linux
2 48 (68.57%) Software Engineering
3 47 (67.14%) C++
4 34 (48.57%) C
5 28 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
6 25 (35.71%) Embedded Systems
6 25 (35.71%) Embedded Linux
7 23 (32.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
8 20 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 19 (27.14%) Wireless
10 18 (25.71%) Ethernet
10 18 (25.71%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (24.29%) MQTT
12 16 (22.86%) Bluetooth
13 15 (21.43%) Windows
13 15 (21.43%) HTML
13 15 (21.43%) CSS
13 15 (21.43%) Requirements Gathering
14 11 (15.71%) Degree
14 11 (15.71%) DHCP
14 11 (15.71%) Embedded C
15 9 (12.86%) Firmware
15 9 (12.86%) Azure
16 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
16 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
16 8 (11.43%) Microsoft 365
16 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
17 7 (10.00%) DNS
18 6 (8.57%) Java

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 (4.29%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Azure
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
2 19 (27.14%) Wireless
3 18 (25.71%) Ethernet
3 18 (25.71%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (24.29%) MQTT
5 16 (22.86%) Bluetooth
6 11 (15.71%) DHCP
7 7 (10.00%) DNS
8 5 (7.14%) Software-Defined Radio
9 4 (5.71%) SSL
10 3 (4.29%) Broadband
10 3 (4.29%) FTP
10 3 (4.29%) HTTP
10 3 (4.29%) NAS
10 3 (4.29%) SAN
11 2 (2.86%) Skype
11 2 (2.86%) VoIP
12 1 (1.43%) 3G
12 1 (1.43%) 5G
12 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.43%) Spinnaker
General
1 3 (4.29%) Electronics
1 3 (4.29%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Games
3 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Software Engineer
2 40 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 36 (51.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (27.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 17 (24.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 17 (24.29%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
7 14 (20.00%) FPGA Engineer
7 14 (20.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (20.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (18.57%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 12 (17.14%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
9 12 (17.14%) DSP Engineer
9 12 (17.14%) DSP Software Engineer
9 12 (17.14%) Senior DSP Engineer
9 12 (17.14%) Senior FPGA Engineer
10 11 (15.71%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) C Software Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) CSS
1 15 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) LDAP
2 3 (4.29%) Middleware
3 2 (2.86%) Android NDK
4 1 (1.43%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.71%) Embedded Systems
2 23 (32.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.71%) GPGPU
5 4 (5.71%) Verilog
6 3 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.43%) CCTV
7 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 53 (75.71%) Linux
2 25 (35.71%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (21.43%) Windows
4 6 (8.57%) Android
5 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.29%) Unix
7 3 (4.29%) VMS
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (68.57%) Software Engineering
2 28 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
3 20 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 15 (21.43%) Requirements Gathering
5 6 (8.57%) Product Requirements
6 5 (7.14%) Migration
6 5 (7.14%) Network Management
6 5 (7.14%) OOD
6 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.14%) Signal Processing
6 5 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 5 (7.14%) TDD
7 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.71%) ITIL
7 4 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
7 4 (5.71%) Value Proposition
7 4 (5.71%) Video Processing
8 3 (4.29%) Android Development
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (67.14%) C++
2 34 (48.57%) C
3 11 (15.71%) Embedded C
4 6 (8.57%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) AWK
6 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.29%) Embedded C++
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
6 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.29%) sed
7 2 (2.86%) Go
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.71%) RHCE
2 4 (5.71%) RHCSA
3 2 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (12.86%) Firmware
2 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) Samba
4 3 (4.29%) KVM
4 3 (4.29%) OCFS2
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.29%) Postfix
4 3 (4.29%) qmail
4 3 (4.29%) Sendmail
4 3 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (4.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.29%) Xen
5 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.43%) Docker
6 1 (1.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.29%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) SELinux
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) Altera
2 4 (5.71%) Intel
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.29%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Aruba
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) Juniper
4 2 (2.86%) Mitel
4 2 (2.86%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) Facebook
5 1 (1.43%) Sophos
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) YouTube