Period
to 23 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Embedded Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 688 924 972
Rank change year-on-year +236 +48 -33
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 33 136 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.44% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 33 104 189
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £41,500 £31,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,375 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%

Embedded Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,546 30,778 37,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.32% 22.76% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9,621 24,522 30,343
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +2.50%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux.

Salary trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2020. 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 +196 32 £50,000 +11.11% 34
England +251 25 £55,000 +22.22% 33
South East +180 17 £60,000 +33.33% 7
North of England +144 5 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland +24 4 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Scotland +73 3 £27,500 -29.03% 5
Work from Home -9 3 £50,000 +21.21% 4
North West +123 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire +95 2 £50,000 -4.76% 1
South West +88 2 £52,500 +16.67% 4
East of England +130 1 - - 9
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, IT jobs citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux.

1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 29 (87.88%) C++
2 29 (87.88%) Software Engineering
3 22 (66.67%) C
4 17 (51.52%) Device Driver
4 17 (51.52%) Algorithms
5 15 (45.45%) Signal Processing
6 13 (39.39%) Device Driver Development
7 9 (27.27%) Degree
7 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) JIRA
8 8 (24.24%) SIMD
9 7 (21.21%) Confluence
9 7 (21.21%) Embedded C
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
11 4 (12.12%) Electronics
12 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
12 3 (9.09%) Firmware
12 3 (9.09%) Java
12 3 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (9.09%) Multithreading
12 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
12 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
13 2 (6.06%) HIPAA
13 2 (6.06%) Modbus
13 2 (6.06%) Profibus
13 2 (6.06%) 5G

Embedded Linux
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 7 (21.21%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.06%) 4G
3 2 (6.06%) 5G
3 2 (6.06%) Modbus
3 2 (6.06%) MQTT
3 2 (6.06%) Profibus
3 2 (6.06%) Wireless
3 2 (6.06%) ZigBee
3 2 (6.06%) Z-Wave
4 1 (3.03%) RS-485
4 1 (3.03%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 8 (24.24%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Software Engineer
2 22 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (57.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 11 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) DSP Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Audio DSP Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Audio Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Embedded Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior DSP Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) POSIX
1 1 (3.03%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Algorithms
1 17 (51.52%) Device Driver
2 8 (24.24%) SIMD
3 3 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.06%) Life Science
4 2 (6.06%) VHDL
5 1 (3.03%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (45.45%) Signal Processing
3 13 (39.39%) Device Driver Development
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.06%) Biology
5 2 (6.06%) Complexity Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (6.06%) FPGA Design
5 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning
5 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.06%) Numerical Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Physics
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Use Case
5 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C++
2 22 (66.67%) C
3 7 (21.21%) Embedded C
4 3 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 3 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) HIPAA
1 2 (6.06%) IEC 62304
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 13485
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Intel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Xilinx