Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 949 1046 1131
Rank change year-on-year +97 +85 -28
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 244 182 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.095% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 218 185 161
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £28,375 £32,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +1.25%

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 43377 47627 57772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.90% 24.94% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 34952 40410 48677
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 20 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 14 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 20 October 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
UK excluding London +118 231 £45,000 +20.00% 21
England +89 218 £45,000 +20.00% 22
South East +81 86 £50,000 +42.86% 8
East of England +18 48 £53,500 +48.61% 9
North of England -14 28 £45,000 - 2
South West +36 27 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire +28 24 £45,000 - 1
Scotland +20 22 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East Midlands +33 21 £29,000 -19.44%
Midlands +21 21 £29,000 -19.44%
London +21 10 £50,000 +13.64% 2
North West -27 4 £50,000 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -6 2 £40,000 +11.11%
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux.

1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 205 (84.02%) Software Engineering
3 195 (79.92%) C
4 190 (77.87%) C++
5 89 (36.48%) Embedded C
6 82 (33.61%) Degree
7 75 (30.74%) Embedded C++
8 72 (29.51%) Python
9 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (25.41%) Electronics
11 57 (23.36%) Device Driver
12 56 (22.95%) Computer Science
13 50 (20.49%) Java
14 47 (19.26%) Git (software)
15 39 (15.98%) Subversion
15 39 (15.98%) Device Driver Development
16 37 (15.16%) Algorithms
16 37 (15.16%) Embedded Systems
17 36 (14.75%) Mathematics
18 33 (13.52%) Scrum
19 29 (11.89%) Automotive
19 29 (11.89%) Visual Studio
20 28 (11.48%) Wireless
21 27 (11.07%) Yocto
22 26 (10.66%) C#
22 26 (10.66%) Embedded Software Development
22 26 (10.66%) SDLC
23 25 (10.25%) Physics
24 24 (9.84%) OO
24 24 (9.84%) Android

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 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.97%) GitHub
2 6 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.48%) Wireless
2 23 (9.43%) Ethernet
3 16 (6.56%) 3G
3 16 (6.56%) 4G
4 10 (4.10%) OpenVPN
5 9 (3.69%) Bluetooth
5 9 (3.69%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.05%) DVB
7 5 (2.05%) IPv4
7 5 (2.05%) IPv6
7 5 (2.05%) LTE
7 5 (2.05%) NFC
7 5 (2.05%) UPnP
8 4 (1.64%) RFID
8 4 (1.64%) SNMP
9 3 (1.23%) Modbus
9 3 (1.23%) WAN
10 2 (0.82%) ZigBee
11 1 (0.41%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.41%) MySQL
1 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 47 (19.26%) Git (software)
2 39 (15.98%) Subversion
3 29 (11.89%) Visual Studio
4 22 (9.02%) JIRA
5 14 (5.74%) Eclipse
6 12 (4.92%) Android Studio
7 4 (1.64%) GCC
8 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.82%) Ant
9 2 (0.82%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.82%) Selenium
10 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.41%) CMake
10 1 (0.41%) CppUnit
10 1 (0.41%) GDB
10 1 (0.41%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.41%) Hudson
10 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 62 (25.41%) Electronics
2 29 (11.89%) Automotive
3 19 (7.79%) Games
4 13 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.28%) Finance
6 7 (2.87%) Marketing
7 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.05%) Retail
8 4 (1.64%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (71.31%) Software Engineer
2 152 (62.30%) Embedded Engineer
3 119 (48.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 77 (31.56%) Linux Engineer
5 72 (29.51%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 51 (20.90%) C++ Software Engineer
7 46 (18.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 43 (17.62%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 41 (16.80%) Embedded C Engineer
10 40 (16.39%) C Software Engineer
11 38 (15.57%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 35 (14.34%) Developer
13 29 (11.89%) C++ Developer
13 29 (11.89%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
13 29 (11.89%) Software Developer
14 28 (11.48%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 25 (10.25%) C++ Software Developer
15 25 (10.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 24 (9.84%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
17 23 (9.43%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.07%) Yocto
2 22 (9.02%) HTML
3 18 (7.38%) Qt
4 8 (3.28%) Qt Quick
5 5 (2.05%) JSON
6 4 (1.64%) .NET
6 4 (1.64%) REST
7 3 (1.23%) Django
7 3 (1.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (1.23%) XML
8 2 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.82%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.82%) QML
8 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) STL
9 1 (0.41%) OpenGL
9 1 (0.41%) POSIX
9 1 (0.41%) Web Services
9 1 (0.41%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.36%) Device Driver
2 56 (22.95%) Computer Science
3 37 (15.16%) Algorithms
3 37 (15.16%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (6.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 12 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.28%) STB
7 7 (2.87%) Contactless
8 6 (2.46%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.05%) EMV
9 5 (2.05%) Home Automation
9 5 (2.05%) iPhone
9 5 (2.05%) MPEG
9 5 (2.05%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.64%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.64%) Verilog
10 4 (1.64%) VHDL
11 3 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (9.84%) Android
3 22 (9.02%) Windows
4 18 (7.38%) VxWorks
5 13 (5.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.64%) ThreadX
7 4 (1.64%) Unix
8 1 (0.41%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (84.02%) Software Engineering
2 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.98%) Device Driver Development
4 36 (14.75%) Mathematics
5 33 (13.52%) Scrum
6 26 (10.66%) Embedded Software Development
6 26 (10.66%) SDLC
7 25 (10.25%) Physics
8 24 (9.84%) OO
9 18 (7.38%) Computer Vision
9 18 (7.38%) Machine Learning
10 17 (6.97%) Signal Processing
11 16 (6.56%) Digital Signal Processing
11 16 (6.56%) Open Source
12 15 (6.15%) Multithreading
13 14 (5.74%) Image Processing
14 12 (4.92%) Waterfall
15 11 (4.51%) Linux Kernel Development
15 11 (4.51%) Multithreaded Programming
15 11 (4.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 195 (79.92%) C
2 190 (77.87%) C++
3 89 (36.48%) Embedded C
4 75 (30.74%) Embedded C++
5 72 (29.51%) Python
6 50 (20.49%) Java
7 26 (10.66%) C#
8 21 (8.61%) JavaScript
9 15 (6.15%) Bash Shell
9 15 (6.15%) SQL
10 13 (5.33%) Perl
11 7 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.64%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.41%) Lua
14 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (33.61%) Degree
2 20 (8.20%) PhD
3 11 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.64%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.92%) MISRA
2 9 (3.69%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.64%) JTAG
4 3 (1.23%) QA
5 1 (0.41%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 20 (8.20%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 6 (2.46%) Xilinx
2 5 (2.05%) SAP
3 4 (1.64%) Altera
4 2 (0.82%) Dell
4 2 (0.82%) Google
4 2 (0.82%) HP
5 1 (0.41%) EMC
5 1 (0.41%) Intel
5 1 (0.41%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.41%) Sony
5 1 (0.41%) Wind River