Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 749 968 947
Rank change year-on-year +219 -21 +18
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 97 141 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.42% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 86 105 246
Median annual salary £46,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +17.65%

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 16,703 33,744 41,476
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.23% 22.96% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13,587 26,803 33,529
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.17% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 7 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 12 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 7 July 2020. 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 +186 86 £45,000 -10.00% 25
England +222 84 £45,000 -13.46% 27
South East +158 47 £41,250 -19.51% 7
Work from Home - 12 £27,500 - 2
South West +61 11 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Scotland +96 10 £55,000 +129.17%
East of England +93 10 £42,500 -15.00% 11
London +148 8 £65,000 - 2
North of England +132 8 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire +117 6 £48,250 -3.50%
North West +98 1 - - 3
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 97 (100.00%) Linux
2 95 (97.94%) C++
3 79 (81.44%) Software Engineering
4 76 (78.35%) C
5 24 (24.74%) Python
6 21 (21.65%) Degree
7 20 (20.62%) Manufacturing
8 19 (19.59%) Computer Science
9 17 (17.53%) Java
9 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
11 14 (14.43%) Electronics
11 14 (14.43%) Device Driver
11 14 (14.43%) Go
12 13 (13.40%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (13.40%) Device Driver Development
12 13 (13.40%) Scrum
12 13 (13.40%) OO
12 13 (13.40%) Signal Processing
13 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (12.37%) Embedded Software Development
14 10 (10.31%) Aerospace
14 10 (10.31%) Firmware
14 10 (10.31%) C#
14 10 (10.31%) Windows
14 10 (10.31%) Unit Testing
14 10 (10.31%) STB
15 9 (9.28%) Android
15 9 (9.28%) Qt
15 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP

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 6 (6.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Simulink
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) AWS
1 2 (2.06%) Azure
1 2 (2.06%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.22%) Internet
3 6 (6.19%) Broadband
3 6 (6.19%) DHCP
3 6 (6.19%) IPv6
4 5 (5.15%) 802.11
4 5 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.15%) WPA
5 2 (2.06%) Modbus
5 2 (2.06%) Wireless
6 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.03%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.25%) Subversion
3 6 (6.19%) JIRA
General
1 20 (20.62%) Manufacturing
2 14 (14.43%) Electronics
3 10 (10.31%) Aerospace
4 7 (7.22%) Military
5 6 (6.19%) Finance
6 5 (5.15%) Marketing
6 5 (5.15%) Public Sector
6 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Advertising
7 1 (1.03%) French Language
7 1 (1.03%) German Language
7 1 (1.03%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 66 (68.04%) Software Engineer
2 43 (44.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 43 (44.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 24 (24.74%) C++ Software Engineer
4 18 (18.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 17 (17.53%) Developer
6 15 (15.46%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (13.40%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 13 (13.40%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (12.37%) Backend Developer
9 11 (11.34%) Junior
10 10 (10.31%) Graduate
11 9 (9.28%) Graduate Developer
11 9 (9.28%) Junior Backend Developer
11 9 (9.28%) Junior Developer
12 7 (7.22%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 6 (6.19%) Embedded Linux Engineer
13 6 (6.19%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
13 6 (6.19%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (6.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) Qt
2 5 (5.15%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.09%) .NET
4 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.06%) GStreamer
4 2 (2.06%) POSIX
5 1 (1.03%) Java EE
5 1 (1.03%) JNI
5 1 (1.03%) LLVM
5 1 (1.03%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (1.03%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Device Driver
2 13 (13.40%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (10.31%) STB
4 8 (8.25%) SIMD
5 7 (7.22%) Algorithms
6 6 (6.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (5.15%) ASIC
7 5 (5.15%) Media Streaming
7 5 (5.15%) Music Streaming
8 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.12%) User Experience
9 3 (3.09%) Robotics
10 1 (1.03%) PKI
10 1 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (1.03%) Verilog
10 1 (1.03%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (10.31%) Windows
3 9 (9.28%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) OpenWrt
5 3 (3.09%) Robot Operating System
5 3 (3.09%) Unix
6 2 (2.06%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (81.44%) Software Engineering
2 19 (19.59%) Computer Science
3 17 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.40%) Device Driver Development
4 13 (13.40%) OO
4 13 (13.40%) Scrum
4 13 (13.40%) Signal Processing
5 12 (12.37%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.31%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.25%) Linux Kernel Development
7 8 (8.25%) Requirements Gathering
8 7 (7.22%) SDLC
9 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.15%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (5.15%) Physics
9 5 (5.15%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.15%) Time Management
10 4 (4.12%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 95 (97.94%) C++
2 76 (78.35%) C
3 24 (24.74%) Python
4 17 (17.53%) Java
5 14 (14.43%) Go
6 10 (10.31%) C#
7 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
7 8 (8.25%) Embedded C++
8 7 (7.22%) Perl
9 6 (6.19%) Embedded C
9 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
11 3 (3.09%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.06%) Ada
13 1 (1.03%) Ada 95
13 1 (1.03%) Rust
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Degree
2 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.15%) PhD
4 4 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Firmware
2 1 (1.03%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (7.22%) Spotify
2 5 (5.15%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) Broadcom
3 4 (4.12%) Intel
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.03%) QNX