Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 759 798 950
Rank change year-on-year +39 +152 -9
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 150 127 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 104 99 136
10th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £30,375
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £59,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.16% -2.00%

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 17,245 20,618 33,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.05% 21.17% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,687 16,848 26,627
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,178
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.76% +5.45%

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 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 16 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 14 May 2021. 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 +39 116 £55,000 +22.22% 55
UK excluding London +24 108 £50,000 +11.11% 56
Work from Home -123 57 £55,000 +100.00% 7
London +76 27 £65,000 +8.33% 5
South East +1 26 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Midlands - 22 £37,500 - 9
Northern Ireland - 18 £45,000 - 2
North of England -1 16 £50,000 +7.53% 17
South West -24 12 £80,000 +60.00% 8
East Midlands - 11 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands - 11 £37,500 - 6
Yorkshire -10 9 £49,500 +6.45% 8
North West +25 7 £60,000 - 7
Scotland -17 7 £27,500 -50.00% 4
East of England +19 5 £85,000 +100.00% 6
Wales - 2 £43,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 134 (89.33%) C++
3 131 (87.33%) Software Engineering
4 102 (68.00%) C
5 60 (40.00%) Degree
6 53 (35.33%) Embedded C++
7 47 (31.33%) Social Skills
8 39 (26.00%) Firmware
9 37 (24.67%) TCP/IP
10 36 (24.00%) Python
10 36 (24.00%) Embedded C
10 36 (24.00%) Electronics
11 32 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (21.33%) Software Architecture
12 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
13 30 (20.00%) Yocto
14 27 (18.00%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (16.67%) Validation
16 24 (16.00%) Device Driver
16 24 (16.00%) TDD
16 24 (16.00%) Multithreading
17 23 (15.33%) Computer Science
18 21 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (14.00%) Unix
19 20 (13.33%) Wireless
19 20 (13.33%) ZigBee
19 20 (13.33%) Android
20 19 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (12.67%) Java

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 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) AWS
2 4 (2.67%) Amazon Alexa
3 3 (2.00%) Azure
4 2 (1.33%) GCP
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (24.67%) TCP/IP
2 21 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (13.33%) Wireless
3 20 (13.33%) ZigBee
4 18 (12.00%) Ethernet
5 17 (11.33%) Internet
6 14 (9.33%) Bluetooth
7 13 (8.67%) MQTT
8 11 (7.33%) Wireshark
9 10 (6.67%) Broadband
10 7 (4.67%) 4G
10 7 (4.67%) 5G
11 6 (4.00%) Modbus
11 6 (4.00%) Profibus
11 6 (4.00%) Z-Wave
12 4 (2.67%) Software-Defined Radio
13 3 (2.00%) DLNA
13 3 (2.00%) HTTP
13 3 (2.00%) UPnP
14 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.33%) Redis
3 1 (0.67%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 31 (20.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.00%) GitLab
2 12 (8.00%) Subversion
3 11 (7.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.00%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.67%) Gerrit
6 3 (2.00%) GCC
6 3 (2.00%) GDB
6 3 (2.00%) GoogleTest
6 3 (2.00%) JUnit
6 3 (2.00%) Mockito
7 1 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.67%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.67%) JIRA
7 1 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 47 (31.33%) Social Skills
2 36 (24.00%) Electronics
3 17 (11.33%) Telecoms
4 16 (10.67%) Games
5 13 (8.67%) Finance
6 11 (7.33%) Manufacturing
7 10 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.00%) Marketing
9 3 (2.00%) Automotive
9 3 (2.00%) Law
10 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 103 (68.67%) Software Engineer
2 81 (54.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 73 (48.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 37 (24.67%) Linux Engineer
5 27 (18.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 21 (14.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 20 (13.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 18 (12.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 16 (10.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 14 (9.33%) Firmware Engineer
10 14 (9.33%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) Developer
11 12 (8.00%) Embedded C Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 12 (8.00%) Principal Engineer
12 11 (7.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 10 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
13 10 (6.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 10 (6.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.00%) Yocto
2 10 (6.67%) STL
3 4 (2.67%) JNI
3 4 (2.67%) Node.js
4 3 (2.00%) Qt
4 3 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.33%) GraphQL
5 2 (1.33%) REST
5 2 (1.33%) RESTful
6 1 (0.67%) Android NDK
6 1 (0.67%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.00%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (16.00%) Device Driver
3 17 (11.33%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (8.67%) Internet of Things
4 13 (8.67%) Video\Live Streaming
5 12 (8.00%) Home Automation
6 11 (7.33%) Algorithms
7 8 (5.33%) Augmented Reality
7 8 (5.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (4.00%) Smart Home
9 4 (2.67%) GPGPU
9 4 (2.67%) MPEG
10 3 (2.00%) Digital TV
10 3 (2.00%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.33%) User Experience
12 1 (0.67%) CAN bus
12 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.67%) STB
12 1 (0.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (14.00%) Unix
3 20 (13.33%) Android
4 9 (6.00%) Windows
5 5 (3.33%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (87.33%) Software Engineering
2 32 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (21.33%) Software Architecture
3 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (16.67%) Validation
5 24 (16.00%) Multithreading
5 24 (16.00%) TDD
6 23 (15.33%) Computer Science
7 19 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 17 (11.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 15 (10.00%) OO
11 14 (9.33%) OOD
12 13 (8.67%) Time Management
13 12 (8.00%) Microservices
13 12 (8.00%) Open Source
13 12 (8.00%) Software Testing
14 11 (7.33%) Embedded Software Development
14 11 (7.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 134 (89.33%) C++
2 102 (68.00%) C
3 53 (35.33%) Embedded C++
4 36 (24.00%) Embedded C
4 36 (24.00%) Python
5 19 (12.67%) Java
6 11 (7.33%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.33%) C#
6 11 (7.33%) Perl
7 9 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.67%) Rust
8 1 (0.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (40.00%) Degree
2 11 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.67%) HNC
4 7 (4.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 39 (26.00%) Firmware
2 14 (9.33%) Docker
3 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.67%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (6.67%) EMC
2 9 (6.00%) Google
3 4 (2.67%) Xilinx
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.33%) Cisco
5 2 (1.33%) Intel
6 1 (0.67%) Atmel
6 1 (0.67%) QNX