Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 724 852 900
Rank change year-on-year +128 +48 +13
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 88 157 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.58% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 96 137 195
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £27,000 £33,850
90th Percentile £85,000 £57,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.00% -

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 15,040 26,861 34,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.87% 21.99% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12,198 21,819 28,170
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 3 March 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 3 March 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
UK excluding London +84 72 £55,000 +25.00% 73
England +138 71 £60,000 +36.36% 72
Work from Home -87 27 £60,000 +77.78% 10
South East +75 26 £55,000 +25.00% 20
Midlands +58 12 £55,000 - 11
East Midlands +42 11 £55,000 - 6
North of England +58 10 £50,000 +7.53% 16
London +171 9 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Scotland +30 7 £27,500 -47.62% 5
Yorkshire +30 6 £50,000 +7.53% 14
South West +30 6 £80,000 +68.42% 9
Northern Ireland - 6 £45,000 - 2
East of England +75 4 £85,000 +100.00% 10
North West +49 4 £60,000 +50.00% 2
West Midlands +46 1 £60,000 - 5
Wales - 1 £46,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 73 (82.95%) C++
3 70 (79.55%) Software Engineering
4 54 (61.36%) C
5 27 (30.68%) Git (software)
6 21 (23.86%) Degree
7 20 (22.73%) Device Driver
8 18 (20.45%) Electronics
8 18 (20.45%) TDD
9 16 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 15 (17.05%) Embedded C++
11 14 (15.91%) Python
11 14 (15.91%) Embedded C
11 14 (15.91%) Firmware
12 13 (14.77%) C#
12 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (14.77%) Yocto
13 12 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (13.64%) Multithreading
14 11 (12.50%) Java
14 11 (12.50%) Software Architecture
14 11 (12.50%) Algorithms
15 10 (11.36%) Mentoring
15 10 (11.36%) Signal Processing
15 10 (11.36%) Embedded Software Development
15 10 (11.36%) Wireless
15 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
15 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
15 10 (11.36%) ZigBee
15 10 (11.36%) 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 2 (2.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon Alexa
1 4 (4.55%) AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Azure
2 2 (2.27%) GCP
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) Ethernet
2 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.36%) Wireless
2 10 (11.36%) ZigBee
3 9 (10.23%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.09%) MQTT
5 6 (6.82%) Bluetooth
6 4 (4.55%) 4G
6 4 (4.55%) 5G
6 4 (4.55%) Internet
6 4 (4.55%) Modbus
6 4 (4.55%) Profibus
6 4 (4.55%) Z-Wave
7 2 (2.27%) Software-Defined Radio
8 1 (1.14%) BGP
8 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.14%) IGRP
8 1 (1.14%) OSPF
8 1 (1.14%) RFID
8 1 (1.14%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.27%) Redis
2 1 (1.14%) FileMaker
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (30.68%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.23%) Eclipse
2 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.95%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.27%) GitLab
6 1 (1.14%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.14%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.14%) Maven
General
1 18 (20.45%) Electronics
2 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.09%) Games
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.41%) Finance
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (64.77%) Software Engineer
2 51 (57.95%) Embedded Engineer
3 43 (48.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 11 (12.50%) Developer
7 9 (10.23%) Software Developer
8 8 (9.09%) Development Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) C Developer
9 7 (7.95%) C/C++ Developer
9 7 (7.95%) C/C++ Software Developer
9 7 (7.95%) C++ Developer
9 7 (7.95%) C++ Software Developer
9 7 (7.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 7 (7.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (6.82%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Yocto
2 3 (3.41%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.27%) GraphQL
3 2 (2.27%) REST
3 2 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (1.14%) DirectX
4 1 (1.14%) JNI
4 1 (1.14%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Device Driver
2 12 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (12.50%) Algorithms
4 8 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (6.82%) Smart Home
7 4 (4.55%) Home Automation
7 4 (4.55%) Internet of Things
8 3 (3.41%) VHDL
8 3 (3.41%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (2.27%) GPGPU
9 2 (2.27%) Life Science
9 2 (2.27%) User Experience
9 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
10 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.14%) MPEG
10 1 (1.14%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (1.14%) SIMD
10 1 (1.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Android
3 7 (7.95%) Windows
4 6 (6.82%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (79.55%) Software Engineering
2 18 (20.45%) TDD
3 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.64%) Multithreading
5 11 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 10 (11.36%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (11.36%) Mentoring
6 10 (11.36%) Signal Processing
7 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.23%) Device Driver Development
8 8 (9.09%) Computer Science
9 7 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.82%) Validation
11 4 (4.55%) Conversational UI
11 4 (4.55%) Microservices
11 4 (4.55%) Multithreaded Programming
11 4 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (4.55%) Product Roadmap
11 4 (4.55%) Time Management
12 3 (3.41%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 73 (82.95%) C++
2 54 (61.36%) C
3 15 (17.05%) Embedded C++
4 14 (15.91%) Embedded C
4 14 (15.91%) Python
5 13 (14.77%) C#
6 11 (12.50%) Java
7 3 (3.41%) SQL
8 2 (2.27%) Scala
9 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.14%) HNC
3 1 (1.14%) HND
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) HIPAA
1 2 (2.27%) IEC 62304
1 2 (2.27%) ISO 13485
1 2 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) Firmware
2 8 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) Google
2 3 (3.41%) Xilinx
3 2 (2.27%) Intel
4 1 (1.14%) Atmel
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.14%) QNX