Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 923 1018 1146
Rank change year-on-year +95 +128 -25
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 272 160 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.092% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 249 137 130
UK median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -17.13% -4.74%
10th Percentile £33,500 £27,900 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £54,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% -5.26%

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 42,098 42,178 55,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.16% 24.15% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34,554 35,530 46,628
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.58% +1.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,190 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.07% -2.03% +6.67%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +100 265 £50,000 +33.33% 77
UK excluding London +113 259 £50,000 +33.33% 68
South East +102 129 £50,000 +25.00% 22
East of England +52 87 £57,500 +43.75% 26
South West -1 18 £42,500 +13.33% 7
London +9 11 £60,000 -4.00% 9
Midlands 0 11 £29,000 -27.50% 7
East Midlands +20 10 £29,000 -25.16% 2
North of England -30 9 £47,500 +26.67% 6
North West -39 8 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Scotland -31 5 £43,500 +16.00%
Yorkshire +5 1 £43,500 +8.75% 4
West Midlands +3 1 £50,000 +38.89% 5

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Linux
2 230 (84.56%) C
3 226 (83.09%) C++
4 214 (78.68%) Software Engineering
5 96 (35.29%) Embedded C++
6 92 (33.82%) Embedded C
7 85 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (29.04%) Python
8 79 (29.04%) Degree
9 64 (23.53%) Computer Science
9 64 (23.53%) Git (software)
10 54 (19.85%) Embedded Software Development
11 50 (18.38%) Subversion
12 48 (17.65%) Device Driver
13 43 (15.81%) Electronics
14 38 (13.97%) Embedded Systems
14 38 (13.97%) Open Source
15 36 (13.24%) Scrum
15 36 (13.24%) Device Driver Development
16 35 (12.87%) Algorithms
17 33 (12.13%) Java
18 30 (11.03%) C#
18 30 (11.03%) Wireless
18 30 (11.03%) Multithreading
19 26 (9.56%) Firmware
19 26 (9.56%) Mathematics
19 26 (9.56%) SDLC
19 26 (9.56%) Yocto
20 24 (8.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 24 (8.82%) Windows

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 2 (0.74%) Confluence
2 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Simulink
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.03%) Wireless
2 15 (5.51%) DVB
3 12 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (3.31%) 3G
4 9 (3.31%) 4G
5 8 (2.94%) Bluetooth
5 8 (2.94%) SNMP
5 8 (2.94%) WAN
6 7 (2.57%) OpenVPN
7 6 (2.21%) IPv4
7 6 (2.21%) IPv6
7 6 (2.21%) UPnP
8 5 (1.84%) ZigBee
9 4 (1.47%) HbbTV
9 4 (1.47%) RS-232
9 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.10%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.10%) Modbus
10 3 (1.10%) RS-485
11 2 (0.74%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 50 (18.38%) Subversion
3 18 (6.62%) JIRA
4 9 (3.31%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.84%) GCC
7 4 (1.47%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.10%) CMake
8 3 (1.10%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.10%) Selenium
9 2 (0.74%) Buildbot
9 2 (0.74%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.37%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.37%) GDB
10 1 (0.37%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (0.37%) Hudson
10 1 (0.37%) Maven
10 1 (0.37%) Protractor
General
1 43 (15.81%) Electronics
2 12 (4.41%) Automotive
3 10 (3.68%) Games
4 9 (3.31%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.84%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.47%) Military
7 3 (1.10%) Finance
7 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 182 (66.91%) Embedded Engineer
2 172 (63.24%) Software Engineer
3 135 (49.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 91 (33.46%) Linux Engineer
5 78 (28.68%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 60 (22.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 57 (20.96%) C++ Software Engineer
8 54 (19.85%) Embedded C Engineer
9 51 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 43 (15.81%) Senior Software Engineer
11 41 (15.07%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 40 (14.71%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
13 37 (13.60%) C Software Engineer
14 34 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
15 29 (10.66%) Developer
16 25 (9.19%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
17 24 (8.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
18 21 (7.72%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
18 21 (7.72%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
19 18 (6.62%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.56%) Yocto
2 20 (7.35%) Qt
3 13 (4.78%) GStreamer
4 9 (3.31%) OpenGL
5 8 (2.94%) D-Bus
5 8 (2.94%) Django
5 8 (2.94%) HEVC
6 7 (2.57%) HTML
7 5 (1.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (1.84%) HTML5
7 5 (1.84%) Middleware
7 5 (1.84%) XMPP
8 4 (1.47%) RESTful
8 4 (1.47%) Wayland
9 3 (1.10%) .NET
9 3 (1.10%) Node.js
9 3 (1.10%) OpenEmbedded
9 3 (1.10%) STL
10 2 (0.74%) OpenCV
10 2 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 48 (17.65%) Device Driver
3 38 (13.97%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (12.87%) Algorithms
5 24 (8.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 14 (5.15%) MPEG
6 14 (5.15%) STB
7 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.31%) Digital TV
8 9 (3.31%) IPTV
9 8 (2.94%) BBC
9 8 (2.94%) Media Streaming
10 6 (2.21%) Verilog
10 6 (2.21%) VHDL
10 6 (2.21%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.84%) CAN bus
12 3 (1.10%) User Experience
13 2 (0.74%) BeagleBone
13 2 (0.74%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (0.74%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 272 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (8.82%) Windows
3 13 (4.78%) VxWorks
4 7 (2.57%) Android
5 5 (1.84%) Unix
6 4 (1.47%) FreeRTOS
7 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (78.68%) Software Engineering
2 85 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (19.85%) Embedded Software Development
4 38 (13.97%) Open Source
5 36 (13.24%) Device Driver Development
5 36 (13.24%) Scrum
6 30 (11.03%) Multithreading
7 26 (9.56%) Mathematics
7 26 (9.56%) SDLC
8 21 (7.72%) Signal Processing
8 21 (7.72%) Validation
9 20 (7.35%) Digital Signal Processing
9 20 (7.35%) Image Processing
10 18 (6.62%) TDD
11 16 (5.88%) Test Automation
12 14 (5.15%) Multithreaded Programming
12 14 (5.15%) Physics
13 12 (4.41%) Computer Vision
13 12 (4.41%) Configuration Management
14 10 (3.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 230 (84.56%) C
2 226 (83.09%) C++
3 96 (35.29%) Embedded C++
4 92 (33.82%) Embedded C
5 79 (29.04%) Python
6 33 (12.13%) Java
7 30 (11.03%) C#
8 19 (6.99%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.04%) Perl
10 10 (3.68%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.31%) Tcl
12 8 (2.94%) Ruby
13 3 (1.10%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.10%) R
13 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.74%) SQL
15 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.37%) Lua
15 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 79 (29.04%) Degree
2 12 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.04%) PhD
4 8 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.74%) HNC
7 2 (0.74%) HND
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.68%) MISRA
2 8 (2.94%) MISRA C
3 4 (1.47%) JTAG
3 4 (1.47%) OIPF
4 3 (1.10%) QA
5 1 (0.37%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 26 (9.56%) Firmware
2 4 (1.47%) Docker
3 2 (0.74%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 1 (0.37%) iptables
4 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.47%) systemd
2 1 (0.37%) Ansible
2 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (4.78%) Dell
1 13 (4.78%) HP
2 9 (3.31%) Atmel
2 9 (3.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.94%) Apple
3 8 (2.94%) Arqiva
3 8 (2.94%) BT
3 8 (2.94%) CA
3 8 (2.94%) Xilinx
4 6 (2.21%) Altera
5 4 (1.47%) Broadcom
6 3 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.10%) Wind River
7 2 (0.74%) Google
8 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.37%) EMC
8 1 (0.37%) Intel
8 1 (0.37%) MathWorks
8 1 (0.37%) MKS
8 1 (0.37%) SAP