Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 830 905 929
Rank change year-on-year +75 +24 +90
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 150 217 292
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 136 188 276
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.20% -2.00% +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 25,655 34,446 41,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.61% 23.08% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20,602 27,576 34,462
Median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +37 139 £44,000 -12.00% 45
UK excluding London +45 136 £44,000 -10.20% 42
South East +102 85 £44,000 -10.20% 22
Work from Home +28 16 £27,500 -31.25% 2
East of England +39 15 £42,500 -15.00% 13
South West +11 14 £50,000 +5.26% 1
North of England +61 12 £46,500 -7.00% 1
London +57 11 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Scotland +49 8 £55,000 +27.17% 1
Yorkshire +37 7 £46,500 -7.00% 1
North West +47 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Midlands +32 2 - - 3
East Midlands +20 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 135 (90.00%) C++
3 117 (78.00%) Software Engineering
4 97 (64.67%) C
5 52 (34.67%) Computer Science
6 41 (27.33%) Degree
7 38 (25.33%) Java
8 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (20.67%) Go
10 30 (20.00%) Windows
11 29 (19.33%) Manufacturing
12 27 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (18.00%) Scrum
12 27 (18.00%) Python
12 27 (18.00%) C#
13 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
14 23 (15.33%) OO
15 22 (14.67%) Unit Testing
16 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
16 21 (14.00%) Electronics
17 18 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
18 17 (11.33%) Firmware
19 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.67%) AngularJS
20 15 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
20 15 (10.00%) Decision-Making
20 15 (10.00%) User Experience
20 15 (10.00%) Finance
20 15 (10.00%) MS Visio
20 15 (10.00%) PLM

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 3 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 15 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.67%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) AWS
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 5 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (3.33%) SaaS
3 3 (2.00%) Azure
4 2 (1.33%) GCP
5 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.00%) Internet
3 8 (5.33%) DHCP
4 7 (4.67%) Broadband
4 7 (4.67%) IPv6
5 6 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.33%) 802.11
6 5 (3.33%) WPA
7 2 (1.33%) Modbus
8 1 (0.67%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.67%) HTTP
8 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.67%) RTSP
8 1 (0.67%) SMTP
8 1 (0.67%) SNMP
8 1 (0.67%) VLAN
8 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) KDB
2 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.33%) Subversion
3 5 (3.33%) Artifactory
3 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (3.33%) Gatling
3 5 (3.33%) Gradle
3 5 (3.33%) JUnit
3 5 (3.33%) Maven
4 3 (2.00%) JIRA
4 3 (2.00%) Selenium
5 2 (1.33%) GDB
6 1 (0.67%) GCC
6 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (19.33%) Manufacturing
2 21 (14.00%) Electronics
3 15 (10.00%) Finance
4 9 (6.00%) Aerospace
5 8 (5.33%) Marketing
5 8 (5.33%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.67%) Military
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 105 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 73 (48.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 71 (47.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 66 (44.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 45 (30.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 45 (30.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 40 (26.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 32 (21.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 31 (20.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 29 (19.33%) Linux Engineer
10 28 (18.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 26 (17.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
12 24 (16.00%) Developer
12 24 (16.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 17 (11.33%) C Software Engineer
13 17 (11.33%) C# Software Engineer
13 17 (11.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
13 17 (11.33%) Java Engineer
13 17 (11.33%) Java Software Engineer
14 16 (10.67%) Backend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) AngularJS
2 13 (8.67%) Qt
3 5 (3.33%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.33%) Dropwizard
3 5 (3.33%) Hibernate
3 5 (3.33%) iOS SDK
3 5 (3.33%) Spring
4 3 (2.00%) GStreamer
5 2 (1.33%) .NET
5 2 (1.33%) POSIX
5 2 (1.33%) Yocto
6 1 (0.67%) CSS
6 1 (0.67%) Flash
6 1 (0.67%) HEVC
6 1 (0.67%) HTML
6 1 (0.67%) Java EE
6 1 (0.67%) JNI
6 1 (0.67%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.67%) React
6 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (10.00%) User Experience
3 13 (8.67%) Device Driver
4 9 (6.00%) Algorithms
4 9 (6.00%) Media Streaming
5 8 (5.33%) Music Streaming
6 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (4.67%) STB
7 5 (3.33%) ASIC
8 3 (2.00%) Robotics
8 3 (2.00%) SIMD
9 2 (1.33%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.67%) Handset
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
10 1 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (20.00%) Windows
3 12 (8.00%) Android
4 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.33%) OpenWrt
6 4 (2.67%) Unix
7 3 (2.00%) Robot Operating System
8 2 (1.33%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.67%) CentOS
9 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (78.00%) Software Engineering
2 52 (34.67%) Computer Science
3 32 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (18.00%) Scrum
5 23 (15.33%) OO
6 22 (14.67%) Unit Testing
7 15 (10.00%) Decision-Making
7 15 (10.00%) PLM
8 11 (7.33%) Multithreaded Programming
8 11 (7.33%) Multithreading
9 10 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
9 10 (6.67%) Signal Processing
10 8 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (5.33%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (5.33%) Programme Management
11 7 (4.67%) Device Driver Development
11 7 (4.67%) Physics
11 7 (4.67%) Time Management
12 6 (4.00%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (90.00%) C++
2 97 (64.67%) C
3 38 (25.33%) Java
4 31 (20.67%) Go
5 27 (18.00%) C#
5 27 (18.00%) Python
6 21 (14.00%) JavaScript
7 14 (9.33%) Bash Shell
8 10 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 9 (6.00%) Embedded C
10 8 (5.33%) Perl
11 7 (4.67%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.33%) Java 8
12 5 (3.33%) Kotlin
12 5 (3.33%) Objective-C
12 5 (3.33%) SQL
13 4 (2.67%) MATLAB
14 3 (2.00%) Ada
15 2 (1.33%) Ada 95
16 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 41 (27.33%) Degree
2 12 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) PhD
4 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (11.33%) Firmware
2 6 (4.00%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.00%) Spotify
3 8 (5.33%) SAP
4 2 (1.33%) Intel
5 1 (0.67%) Lauterbach
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.67%) Xilinx