Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 861 885 925
Rank change year-on-year +24 +40 +113
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 160 221 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.63% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126 192 256
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £35,625 £33,775 £34,375
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 27,308 35,023 42,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 23.15% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 21,936 28,138 35,044
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,575 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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
England +45 149 £45,000 -10.00% 66
UK excluding London +49 139 £45,000 -10.00% 65
South East +97 83 £44,000 -12.00% 30
London +82 18 £55,000 -8.33% 3
East of England +43 17 £42,500 -17.07% 19
South West +15 16 £50,000 +8.11% 6
North of England +30 12 £46,500 -7.00% 6
Scotland +38 8 £52,500 +26.51% 1
Yorkshire +31 7 £46,500 -7.00% 4
North West +45 5 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Midlands +15 3 - - 2
East Midlands +26 2 - - 2
West Midlands +21 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 160 (100.00%) Linux
2 136 (85.00%) C++
3 119 (74.38%) Software Engineering
4 98 (61.25%) C
5 57 (35.63%) Computer Science
6 46 (28.75%) Java
7 40 (25.00%) Degree
7 40 (25.00%) Windows
8 35 (21.88%) Go
9 33 (20.63%) C#
10 32 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (19.38%) JavaScript
12 26 (16.25%) Scrum
13 25 (15.63%) Manufacturing
14 24 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (15.00%) Python
15 23 (14.38%) Microsoft
15 23 (14.38%) AngularJS
16 22 (13.75%) Decision-Making
16 22 (13.75%) Unit Testing
16 22 (13.75%) Spreadsheet
16 22 (13.75%) MS Visio
16 22 (13.75%) OO
16 22 (13.75%) PLM
17 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
18 19 (11.88%) Electronics
19 18 (11.25%) Embedded Systems
20 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell
20 16 (10.00%) User Experience
20 16 (10.00%) Firmware

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 22 (13.75%) MS Visio
1 22 (13.75%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.88%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon Kinesis
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.00%) DHCP
2 8 (5.00%) Internet
3 7 (4.38%) Broadband
3 7 (4.38%) IPv6
4 5 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.50%) 802.11
5 4 (2.50%) Wireless
5 4 (2.50%) WPA
6 1 (0.63%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) HTTP
6 1 (0.63%) IGMP
6 1 (0.63%) RTP
6 1 (0.63%) RTSP
6 1 (0.63%) SMTP
6 1 (0.63%) SNMP
6 1 (0.63%) VLAN
6 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
1 8 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (0.63%) KDB
2 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.00%) Artifactory
2 8 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (5.00%) Gatling
2 8 (5.00%) Gradle
2 8 (5.00%) JUnit
2 8 (5.00%) Maven
3 6 (3.75%) Selenium
3 6 (3.75%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.25%) GCC
5 2 (1.25%) GDB
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 19 (11.88%) Electronics
3 14 (8.75%) Finance
4 8 (5.00%) Aerospace
5 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.75%) Marketing
6 6 (3.75%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.88%) Advertising
7 3 (1.88%) Military
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Avionics
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (68.13%) Software Engineer
2 79 (49.38%) Embedded Engineer
3 76 (47.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 70 (43.75%) C++ Software Engineer
5 50 (31.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 50 (31.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 45 (28.13%) Senior Software Engineer
7 38 (23.75%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 36 (22.50%) Linux Engineer
8 36 (22.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 35 (21.88%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 33 (20.63%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 30 (18.75%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 25 (15.63%) C# Software Engineer
12 25 (15.63%) Java Engineer
12 25 (15.63%) Java Software Engineer
13 24 (15.00%) Developer
14 22 (13.75%) Senior C# Software Engineer
14 22 (13.75%) Senior Java Engineer
14 22 (13.75%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.38%) AngularJS
2 9 (5.63%) Qt
3 8 (5.00%) Dropwizard
3 8 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 8 (5.00%) iOS SDK
3 8 (5.00%) Spring
4 4 (2.50%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.88%) GStreamer
5 3 (1.88%) Yocto
6 2 (1.25%) Flash
7 1 (0.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.63%) HEVC
7 1 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.63%) Java EE
7 1 (0.63%) JNI
7 1 (0.63%) Node.js
7 1 (0.63%) OpenEmbedded
7 1 (0.63%) React
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (10.00%) User Experience
3 12 (7.50%) Device Driver
4 7 (4.38%) Media Streaming
4 7 (4.38%) STB
5 6 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.75%) Music Streaming
5 6 (3.75%) Robotics
6 5 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.50%) ASIC
7 4 (2.50%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.25%) Life Science
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Handset
9 1 (0.63%) PKI
9 1 (0.63%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 160 (100.00%) Linux
2 40 (25.00%) Windows
3 15 (9.38%) Android
4 9 (5.63%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.75%) Robot Operating System
6 4 (2.50%) OpenWrt
6 4 (2.50%) Unix
7 3 (1.88%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (74.38%) Software Engineering
2 57 (35.63%) Computer Science
3 32 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (16.25%) Scrum
5 24 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (13.75%) Decision-Making
6 22 (13.75%) OO
6 22 (13.75%) PLM
6 22 (13.75%) Unit Testing
7 9 (5.63%) Multithreaded Programming
7 9 (5.63%) Multithreading
8 8 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 8 (5.00%) Mobile Development
8 8 (5.00%) Validation
9 7 (4.38%) Manual Testing
9 7 (4.38%) Signal Processing
9 7 (4.38%) Test Automation
9 7 (4.38%) Time Management
10 6 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (3.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 136 (85.00%) C++
2 98 (61.25%) C
3 46 (28.75%) Java
4 35 (21.88%) Go
5 33 (20.63%) C#
6 31 (19.38%) JavaScript
7 24 (15.00%) Python
8 16 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 14 (8.75%) Embedded C
10 10 (6.25%) Embedded C++
11 8 (5.00%) Java 8
11 8 (5.00%) Kotlin
11 8 (5.00%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.38%) Shell Script
13 5 (3.13%) Perl
13 5 (3.13%) SQL
14 4 (2.50%) Ruby
15 3 (1.88%) Ada
15 3 (1.88%) MATLAB
16 2 (1.25%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 40 (25.00%) Degree
2 13 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.88%) PhD
6 1 (0.63%) HNC
6 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.88%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 16 (10.00%) Firmware
2 9 (5.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.38%) Spotify
3 6 (3.75%) SAP
4 3 (1.88%) Intel
5 2 (1.25%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.63%) Freescale
6 1 (0.63%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.63%) Motorola
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat