Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 920 933 974
Rank change year-on-year +13 +41 +185
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 196 276 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.66% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 165 250 153
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% +25.00% -11.11%

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 34,278 41,953 41,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.07% 23.63% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27,320 34,247 34,890
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,141
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.95% +1.47%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Embedded Linux.

Salary trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 13 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 21 April 2019. 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 +25 192 £50,000 - 42
UK excluding London -28 162 £49,000 -2.00% 45
South West +37 52 £47,500 +3.26% 5
South East -58 41 £46,000 -8.00% 9
East of England +46 33 £50,000 -23.08% 20
London +98 31 £65,000 +10.64% 1
North of England +46 20 £50,000 - 5
Midlands +47 15 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire +26 13 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands +36 11 £37,500 -28.57% 1
North West +37 7 £27,500 -45.00% 4
East Midlands +31 4 £50,000 - 2
Scotland +15 1 £45,000 +4.05%

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Linux
2 163 (83.16%) Software Engineering
3 155 (79.08%) C++
4 122 (62.24%) C
5 72 (36.73%) Python
6 54 (27.55%) Embedded C
7 50 (25.51%) Degree
8 44 (22.45%) Yocto
9 42 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
10 41 (20.92%) Device Driver
11 34 (17.35%) Embedded Software Development
12 32 (16.33%) Electronics
13 31 (15.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 30 (15.31%) Windows
15 29 (14.80%) Embedded C++
15 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
16 26 (13.27%) SC Cleared
16 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
16 26 (13.27%) Android
16 26 (13.27%) Open Source
17 25 (12.76%) Device Driver Development
18 24 (12.24%) OO
19 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
19 23 (11.73%) Wireless
19 23 (11.73%) Automotive
20 22 (11.22%) Cybersecurity
21 21 (10.71%) Bash Shell
21 21 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (10.71%) UML
21 21 (10.71%) OOD

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 1 (0.51%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (2.55%) Simulink
2 3 (1.53%) Stateflow
2 3 (1.53%) TargetLink
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
1 23 (11.73%) Wireless
2 14 (7.14%) Internet
2 14 (7.14%) Software-Defined Radio
3 11 (5.61%) Ethernet
4 8 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.04%) LAN
5 4 (2.04%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.53%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.53%) RS-232
7 2 (1.02%) ADSL
7 2 (1.02%) Broadband
7 2 (1.02%) DVB
7 2 (1.02%) Modbus
7 2 (1.02%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.02%) RTP
7 2 (1.02%) VDSL
7 2 (1.02%) VoIP
7 2 (1.02%) VPN
7 2 (1.02%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.53%) CMake
3 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.02%) GCC
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 32 (16.33%) Electronics
2 23 (11.73%) Automotive
3 20 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.63%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.08%) Finance
6 5 (2.55%) Marketing
7 3 (1.53%) German Language
8 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.02%) Games
8 2 (1.02%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 140 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 112 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 91 (46.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 56 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
5 38 (19.39%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 26 (13.27%) C++ Software Engineer
7 23 (11.73%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 18 (9.18%) Senior Software Engineer
9 16 (8.16%) C Software Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) Embedded C Engineer
10 15 (7.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Kernel Engineer
11 13 (6.63%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (6.12%) Kernel Software Engineer
13 11 (5.61%) RF Engineer
13 11 (5.61%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 10 (5.10%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 10 (5.10%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 10 (5.10%) Junior
14 10 (5.10%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.45%) Yocto
2 14 (7.14%) Qt
3 13 (6.63%) OpenGL
4 12 (6.12%) OpenEmbedded
4 12 (6.12%) STL
5 8 (4.08%) HTML
6 7 (3.57%) .NET
7 6 (3.06%) .NET Core
7 6 (3.06%) jQuery
7 6 (3.06%) Node.js
8 5 (2.55%) Java ME
8 5 (2.55%) Web Services
9 4 (2.04%) GStreamer
10 3 (1.53%) QML
11 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.02%) POCO
12 1 (0.51%) Caffe
12 1 (0.51%) OpenCL
12 1 (0.51%) Qt Quick
12 1 (0.51%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 41 (20.92%) Device Driver
3 31 (15.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 20 (10.20%) Algorithms
5 14 (7.14%) Verilog
5 14 (7.14%) VHDL
6 10 (5.10%) Internet of Things
6 10 (5.10%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.57%) Digital TV
7 7 (3.57%) STB
8 5 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.04%) Cyber Warfare
9 4 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.04%) IPTV
10 3 (1.53%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.53%) Media Streaming
10 3 (1.53%) Robotics
11 2 (1.02%) MMIC
11 2 (1.02%) Smart City
11 2 (1.02%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 196 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (15.31%) Windows
3 26 (13.27%) Android
4 8 (4.08%) Unix
5 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.55%) pSOS
5 5 (2.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (1.53%) FreeRTOS
6 3 (1.53%) Robot Operating System
6 3 (1.53%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.02%) uClinux
8 1 (0.51%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (83.16%) Software Engineering
2 34 (17.35%) Embedded Software Development
3 29 (14.80%) Computer Science
4 26 (13.27%) Open Source
5 25 (12.76%) Device Driver Development
6 24 (12.24%) OO
7 22 (11.22%) Cybersecurity
8 21 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (10.71%) OOD
8 21 (10.71%) UML
9 19 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (8.67%) Image Processing
12 16 (8.16%) SDLC
13 15 (7.65%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (7.14%) Digital Signal Processing
14 14 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (7.14%) Signal Processing
15 12 (6.12%) Test Strategy
15 12 (6.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 155 (79.08%) C++
2 122 (62.24%) C
3 72 (36.73%) Python
4 54 (27.55%) Embedded C
5 29 (14.80%) Embedded C++
6 21 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 17 (8.67%) C#
8 12 (6.12%) Java
9 10 (5.10%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.55%) Perl
11 4 (2.04%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.53%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.02%) Go
13 2 (1.02%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (25.51%) Degree
2 26 (13.27%) SC Cleared
2 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.02%) HNC
5 2 (1.02%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) JTAG
2 3 (1.53%) HAZOP
3 1 (0.51%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.51%) MISRA
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 17 (8.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (6.12%) Freescale
2 6 (3.06%) Cisco
2 6 (3.06%) Motorola
3 5 (2.55%) SAP
4 3 (1.53%) MathWorks
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.53%) MKS
5 1 (0.51%) NVIDIA
5 1 (0.51%) QNX
5 1 (0.51%) Roku
5 1 (0.51%) Spotify