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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 961 739 778
Rank change year-on-year -222 +39 +177
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 269 155 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 0.89% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 100 105 95
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £44,688 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 30,910 17,425 19,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.84% 18.97% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16,425 13,713 16,043
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,500 £36,250 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 15 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -159 246 £60,000 +9.09% 38
UK excluding London -109 148 £60,000 +20.00% 41
London -193 100 £60,000 -7.69% 2
Work from Home -268 87 £52,500 -4.55% 18
South East -32 84 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North of England -69 30 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire -27 27 £45,000 -9.09% 2
South West -30 14 £60,000 -25.00% 5
East of England -71 14 £52,500 -38.24% 7
North West -76 3 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Midlands -87 3 £45,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands -35 2 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Scotland -59 2 - - 4
Northern Ireland -34 1 £50,500 +12.22% 1
West Midlands -69 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 269 (100.00%) Linux
2 179 (66.54%) Software Engineering
3 170 (63.20%) C++
4 122 (45.35%) C
5 102 (37.92%) Python
6 93 (34.57%) Degree
7 87 (32.34%) IoT
8 72 (26.77%) Yocto
9 63 (23.42%) Computer Science
10 59 (21.93%) Rust
11 58 (21.56%) Functional Programming
11 58 (21.56%) Smart Energy
11 58 (21.56%) Renewable Energy
12 57 (21.19%) Java
12 57 (21.19%) Firmware
13 55 (20.45%) Algorithms
13 55 (20.45%) Machine Learning
14 53 (19.70%) Grid Computing
14 53 (19.70%) Serverless
15 47 (17.47%) Computer Science Degree
16 44 (16.36%) Windows
17 42 (15.61%) Device Driver
18 41 (15.24%) Scrum
18 41 (15.24%) Electronics
18 41 (15.24%) Git (software)
18 41 (15.24%) Software Architecture
19 40 (14.87%) Unix
19 40 (14.87%) Agile
20 39 (14.50%) OO
20 39 (14.50%) Test Automation

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 16 (5.95%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.70%) Serverless
2 35 (13.01%) AWS
2 35 (13.01%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (7.43%) AWS IoT
4 13 (4.83%) SaaS
5 5 (1.86%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.75%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.04%) Wi-Fi
3 25 (9.29%) Wireless
4 23 (8.55%) MQTT
5 18 (6.69%) Bluetooth
6 17 (6.32%) IPv4
6 17 (6.32%) IPv6
6 17 (6.32%) SNMP
7 16 (5.95%) PPP
8 10 (3.72%) Internet
9 8 (2.97%) DLNA
9 8 (2.97%) UPnP
10 7 (2.60%) ZigBee
11 6 (2.23%) Broadband
11 6 (2.23%) NFC
12 5 (1.86%) DNS
12 5 (1.86%) HTTP
12 5 (1.86%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.49%) CATAPAN
14 1 (0.37%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.37%) Big Data
2 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.75%) JIRA
3 33 (12.27%) Bitbucket
4 29 (10.78%) GoogleTest
5 24 (8.92%) Jenkins
6 22 (8.18%) Eclipse
7 16 (5.95%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (5.95%) TestRail
7 16 (5.95%) Valgrind
8 13 (4.83%) GDB
9 8 (2.97%) Artifactory
9 8 (2.97%) GCC
9 8 (2.97%) JUnit
9 8 (2.97%) Mockito
10 6 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.23%) Gradle
10 6 (2.23%) LabVIEW
11 5 (1.86%) Hudson
11 5 (1.86%) Robot Framework
11 5 (1.86%) Subversion
General
1 41 (15.24%) Electronics
2 25 (9.29%) Marketing
2 25 (9.29%) Social Skills
3 18 (6.69%) Games
4 17 (6.32%) Finance
5 9 (3.35%) Aviation
5 9 (3.35%) Legal
6 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 4 (1.49%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.74%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 145 (53.90%) Software Engineer
2 141 (52.42%) Embedded Engineer
3 112 (41.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 53 (19.70%) Developer
5 50 (18.59%) Linux Engineer
6 48 (17.84%) Senior Software Engineer
7 46 (17.10%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 39 (14.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 33 (12.27%) C++ Software Engineer
10 30 (11.15%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 27 (10.04%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 26 (9.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 26 (9.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 25 (9.29%) Technical Leader
14 24 (8.92%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
15 19 (7.06%) Team Leader
15 19 (7.06%) Technical Team Leader
16 18 (6.69%) Embedded Developer
17 17 (6.32%) Haskell Engineer
17 17 (6.32%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (26.77%) Yocto
2 22 (8.18%) Qt
3 21 (7.81%) JSON
3 21 (7.81%) REST
4 18 (6.69%) XML
5 16 (5.95%) Web Services
6 12 (4.46%) WebSockets
7 11 (4.09%) RESTful
8 10 (3.72%) STL
9 8 (2.97%) JNI
10 7 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.23%) iOS SDK
11 6 (2.23%) PyTorch
11 6 (2.23%) TensorFlow
12 5 (1.86%) HTML
12 5 (1.86%) OpenEmbedded
12 5 (1.86%) Vue.js
13 4 (1.49%) Android NDK
13 4 (1.49%) CSS
13 4 (1.49%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 87 (32.34%) IoT
2 58 (21.56%) Renewable Energy
2 58 (21.56%) Smart Energy
3 55 (20.45%) Algorithms
4 53 (19.70%) Grid Computing
5 42 (15.61%) Device Driver
6 25 (9.29%) Embedded Systems
7 22 (8.18%) User Experience
8 18 (6.69%) Data Structures
8 18 (6.69%) Robotics
9 17 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (5.95%) CAN bus
10 16 (5.95%) Video\Live Streaming
11 13 (4.83%) SIMD
12 8 (2.97%) MPEG
13 7 (2.60%) Home Automation
14 6 (2.23%) ASIC
14 6 (2.23%) Digital TV
14 6 (2.23%) EMV
14 6 (2.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 269 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (16.36%) Windows
3 40 (14.87%) Unix
4 35 (13.01%) Android
5 17 (6.32%) OpenWrt
6 16 (5.95%) Debian
7 6 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.86%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.74%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (66.54%) Software Engineering
2 63 (23.42%) Computer Science
3 58 (21.56%) Functional Programming
4 55 (20.45%) Machine Learning
5 41 (15.24%) Scrum
5 41 (15.24%) Software Architecture
6 40 (14.87%) Agile
7 39 (14.50%) OO
7 39 (14.50%) Test Automation
8 36 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (13.01%) Data Science
10 32 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (11.90%) Unit Testing
11 31 (11.52%) Multithreading
12 30 (11.15%) UML
13 26 (9.67%) Open Source
14 25 (9.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (8.92%) Embedded Software Development
15 24 (8.92%) Storyboarding
16 23 (8.55%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 170 (63.20%) C++
2 122 (45.35%) C
3 102 (37.92%) Python
4 59 (21.93%) Rust
5 57 (21.19%) Java
6 34 (12.64%) TypeScript
7 25 (9.29%) Embedded C
8 20 (7.43%) JavaScript
9 17 (6.32%) Haskell
10 16 (5.95%) C#
11 11 (4.09%) SQL
12 10 (3.72%) MATLAB
13 9 (3.35%) Embedded C++
14 6 (2.23%) Kotlin
15 5 (1.86%) Scala
16 4 (1.49%) Perl
17 3 (1.12%) Go
18 2 (0.74%) Assembly Language
19 1 (0.37%) GLSL
19 1 (0.37%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 93 (34.57%) Degree
2 47 (17.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (5.95%) Master's Degree
4 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 6 (2.23%) PCI DSS
1 6 (2.23%) QA
2 5 (1.86%) JTAG
3 4 (1.49%) ISO 13485
3 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (21.19%) Firmware
2 15 (5.58%) Docker
3 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.74%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (2.23%) Puppet
1 6 (2.23%) Terraform
2 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 29 (10.78%) Google
2 5 (1.86%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.49%) Facebook
3 4 (1.49%) Intel
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.37%) Parasoft