Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 928 950 946
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 +121
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 135 214 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 101 183 234
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £29,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +26.67%

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 30,974 37,609 44,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.77% 23.07% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 24,616 30,369 35,756
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,800 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +1.25% -

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 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 +25 125 £45,000 -10.00% 91
UK excluding London -14 110 £45,000 -10.00% 90
South East -2 49 £45,000 -10.00% 31
London +78 23 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South West +11 23 £45,000 - 6
East of England +50 18 £50,000 -23.08% 32
North of England +18 9 £40,000 -17.95% 9
North West +30 6 £40,000 -17.95% 4
Scotland +22 6 £27,500 -33.73% 1
Midlands +23 3 - - 9
Yorkshire -3 3 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East Midlands +18 2 - - 7
West Midlands +17 1 - - 2
Wales +9 1 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (72.59%) C++
2 98 (72.59%) Software Engineering
3 85 (62.96%) C
4 46 (34.07%) Degree
5 43 (31.85%) Windows
6 41 (30.37%) Computer Science
7 37 (27.41%) Python
8 33 (24.44%) Java
9 30 (22.22%) Electronics
10 29 (21.48%) Embedded C
11 28 (20.74%) Embedded Systems
12 27 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 24 (17.78%) C#
14 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
16 19 (14.07%) OO
17 17 (12.59%) Bash Shell
17 17 (12.59%) Embedded Software Development
18 15 (11.11%) Android
18 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
18 15 (11.11%) Go
18 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
18 15 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
19 14 (10.37%) Decision-Making
19 14 (10.37%) MS Visio
19 14 (10.37%) PLM
19 14 (10.37%) Test Automation
19 14 (10.37%) Spreadsheet
20 13 (9.63%) AWS

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:

Applications
1 14 (10.37%) MS Visio
1 14 (10.37%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (3.70%) Simulink
3 2 (1.48%) GNU Octave
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.63%) AWS
2 8 (5.93%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.93%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (5.93%) Amazon S3
2 8 (5.93%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (5.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.74%) AWS IoT
3 1 (0.74%) Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.19%) Wireless
3 5 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.22%) IGMP
4 3 (2.22%) Internet
4 3 (2.22%) RTP
4 3 (2.22%) Software-Defined Radio
5 2 (1.48%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.48%) DHCP
5 2 (1.48%) HTTP
5 2 (1.48%) LTE
5 2 (1.48%) MQTT
5 2 (1.48%) SNMP
5 2 (1.48%) VoIP
5 2 (1.48%) VPN
6 1 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.74%) RTSP
6 1 (0.74%) SMTP
6 1 (0.74%) VLAN
6 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (5.93%) MySQL
2 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) KDB
3 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.63%) JUnit
2 13 (9.63%) Maven
3 10 (7.41%) Subversion
4 9 (6.67%) Selenium
5 8 (5.93%) Artifactory
5 8 (5.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (5.93%) Gatling
5 8 (5.93%) Gradle
6 6 (4.44%) JIRA
6 6 (4.44%) Robot Framework
7 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.22%) GDB
9 2 (1.48%) GCC
10 1 (0.74%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.74%) Redmine
10 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.22%) Electronics
2 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.93%) Automotive
4 5 (3.70%) Finance
4 5 (3.70%) Games
5 4 (2.96%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.22%) Military
6 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Avionics
8 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (65.93%) Software Engineer
2 75 (55.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 68 (50.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 35 (25.93%) Senior Software Engineer
5 32 (23.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 30 (22.22%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 27 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 26 (19.26%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (18.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (17.04%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 19 (14.07%) C Software Engineer
12 18 (13.33%) C# Software Engineer
12 18 (13.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
13 17 (12.59%) Developer
13 17 (12.59%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 16 (11.85%) Embedded C Engineer
14 16 (11.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
14 16 (11.85%) Java Engineer
14 16 (11.85%) Java Software Engineer
15 14 (10.37%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 8 (5.93%) Dropwizard
2 8 (5.93%) Hibernate
2 8 (5.93%) iOS SDK
2 8 (5.93%) Spring
3 4 (2.96%) Qt
3 4 (2.96%) Yocto
4 2 (1.48%) .NET
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Avro
4 2 (1.48%) Django
4 2 (1.48%) Flash
4 2 (1.48%) Flask
4 2 (1.48%) GStreamer
4 2 (1.48%) NumPy
4 2 (1.48%) OAuth
4 2 (1.48%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) CSS
5 1 (0.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.74%) POSIX
5 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.74%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (9.63%) Device Driver
2 13 (9.63%) User Experience
3 12 (8.89%) Algorithms
4 7 (5.19%) CAN bus
5 6 (4.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (4.44%) Robotics
6 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.96%) Life Science
8 3 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.74%) Handset
10 1 (0.74%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.74%) Verilog
10 1 (0.74%) VHDL
10 1 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (31.85%) Windows
3 15 (11.11%) Android
4 8 (5.93%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.44%) Robot Operating System
6 2 (1.48%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.48%) Unix
6 2 (1.48%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.74%) CentOS
7 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.74%) uClinux
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (72.59%) Software Engineering
2 41 (30.37%) Computer Science
3 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (14.07%) OO
5 17 (12.59%) Embedded Software Development
6 15 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (10.37%) Decision-Making
7 14 (10.37%) PLM
7 14 (10.37%) Test Automation
8 11 (8.15%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (8.15%) Scrum
9 10 (7.41%) Manual Testing
9 10 (7.41%) Validation
10 9 (6.67%) UML
11 8 (5.93%) Mathematics
11 8 (5.93%) Mobile Development
12 7 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.19%) Device Driver Development
12 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.19%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 98 (72.59%) C++
2 85 (62.96%) C
3 37 (27.41%) Python
4 33 (24.44%) Java
5 29 (21.48%) Embedded C
6 24 (17.78%) C#
7 22 (16.30%) JavaScript
8 17 (12.59%) Bash Shell
9 15 (11.11%) Go
10 13 (9.63%) Embedded C++
11 8 (5.93%) Java 8
11 8 (5.93%) Kotlin
11 8 (5.93%) Objective-C
12 7 (5.19%) MATLAB
12 7 (5.19%) Ruby
13 6 (4.44%) SQL
14 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.74%) Delphi
14 1 (0.74%) Korn
14 1 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (34.07%) Degree
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) HNC
4 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.44%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.48%) ISO 26262
3 2 (1.48%) JTAG
3 2 (1.48%) MISRA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Firmware
2 10 (7.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.70%) Freescale
2 5 (3.70%) Motorola
2 5 (3.70%) Xilinx
3 3 (2.22%) QNX
4 2 (1.48%) Intel
5 1 (0.74%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat