Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 928 1080 1131
Rank change year-on-year +152 +51 -50
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 255 184 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.076%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 206 173 152
UK median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -

Embedded Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43912 50127 57596
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.82% 25.42% 26.50%
Number of salaries quoted 35792 42756 48327
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 14 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 19 August 2017. 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 +152 242 £45,000 +20.00% 16
England +125 222 £45,000 +20.00% 14
North of England +37 88 £43,750 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire +68 61 £45,000 - 1
South East +69 58 £50,000 +38.89% 5
Scotland +41 30 £43,750 -12.50% 2
North West -20 27 £42,500 +13.33%
South West +15 26 £42,500 +6.25% 1
East of England 0 25 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands +12 18 £40,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +16 17 £40,000 +11.11% 2
London +19 11 £50,000 +13.64%
West Midlands -1 5 £40,000 +11.11%
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 255 (100.00%) Linux
2 218 (85.49%) C
3 211 (82.75%) Software Engineering
4 200 (78.43%) C++
5 85 (33.33%) Python
6 84 (32.94%) Embedded C
6 84 (32.94%) Degree
7 81 (31.76%) Git (software)
8 77 (30.20%) Java
8 77 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (27.84%) HTML
10 64 (25.10%) Embedded C++
10 64 (25.10%) Device Driver
11 62 (24.31%) Visual Studio
12 58 (22.75%) Electronics
13 57 (22.35%) Subversion
14 55 (21.57%) Windows
14 55 (21.57%) Android
15 52 (20.39%) JIRA
15 52 (20.39%) JavaScript
16 51 (20.00%) Ethernet
17 50 (19.61%) OO
18 49 (19.22%) SDLC
19 46 (18.04%) SQL
20 45 (17.65%) Firmware
21 44 (17.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
21 44 (17.25%) Eclipse
21 44 (17.25%) Device Driver Development
22 43 (16.86%) Android Studio
23 41 (16.08%) Waterfall

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 1 (0.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.53%) GitHub
2 6 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 23 (9.02%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.10%) Internet
4 12 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (3.92%) 3G
5 10 (3.92%) Wireless
5 10 (3.92%) ZigBee
6 9 (3.53%) Bluetooth
7 8 (3.14%) 4G
8 6 (2.35%) LTE
9 5 (1.96%) NFC
10 4 (1.57%) RFID
11 3 (1.18%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.78%) Modbus
12 2 (0.78%) RS-232
12 2 (0.78%) SSH
13 1 (0.39%) 2G
13 1 (0.39%) RS-485
13 1 (0.39%) SMS
13 1 (0.39%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.14%) MySQL
2 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 81 (31.76%) Git (software)
2 62 (24.31%) Visual Studio
3 57 (22.35%) Subversion
4 52 (20.39%) JIRA
5 44 (17.25%) Eclipse
6 43 (16.86%) Android Studio
7 5 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.18%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.78%) Ant
10 1 (0.39%) GCC
10 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
General
1 58 (22.75%) Electronics
2 39 (15.29%) Automotive
3 27 (10.59%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.31%) Games
6 8 (3.14%) Finance
6 8 (3.14%) Marketing
7 5 (1.96%) Retail
8 3 (1.18%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.78%) Military
9 2 (0.78%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 179 (70.20%) Software Engineer
2 161 (63.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 125 (49.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 81 (31.76%) Linux Engineer
5 76 (29.80%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 51 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 48 (18.82%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 45 (17.65%) Embedded C Engineer
9 44 (17.25%) C Software Engineer
9 44 (17.25%) Developer
10 38 (14.90%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 34 (13.33%) Embedded Developer
12 26 (10.20%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 24 (9.41%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
13 24 (9.41%) Senior Software Engineer
14 23 (9.02%) C/C++ Software Engineer
15 22 (8.63%) C++ Developer
15 22 (8.63%) Software Developer
16 19 (7.45%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
17 18 (7.06%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (27.84%) HTML
2 23 (9.02%) Qt
3 21 (8.24%) Yocto
4 13 (5.10%) Qt Quick
4 13 (5.10%) SOAP
5 12 (4.71%) .NET
6 9 (3.53%) REST
7 7 (2.75%) JSON
8 3 (1.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (0.78%) GStreamer
9 2 (0.78%) OpenEmbedded
9 2 (0.78%) QML
9 2 (0.78%) RESTful
9 2 (0.78%) Web Services
10 1 (0.39%) MFC
10 1 (0.39%) Middleware
10 1 (0.39%) OpenGL
10 1 (0.39%) POSIX
10 1 (0.39%) STL
10 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.10%) Device Driver
2 40 (15.69%) Computer Science
3 33 (12.94%) Algorithms
4 31 (12.16%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (7.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 17 (6.67%) Internet of Things
7 9 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (3.14%) Smart Home
8 8 (3.14%) Verilog
8 8 (3.14%) VHDL
9 7 (2.75%) Contactless
10 5 (1.96%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.96%) EMV
10 5 (1.96%) Home Automation
10 5 (1.96%) iPhone
10 5 (1.96%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 255 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (21.57%) Android
2 55 (21.57%) Windows
3 44 (17.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 7 (2.75%) VxWorks
5 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.96%) ThreadX
6 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (82.75%) Software Engineering
2 77 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (19.61%) OO
4 49 (19.22%) SDLC
5 44 (17.25%) Device Driver Development
6 41 (16.08%) Waterfall
7 23 (9.02%) Mathematics
8 19 (7.45%) Linux Kernel Development
9 16 (6.27%) Physics
9 16 (6.27%) Scrum
10 14 (5.49%) Open Source
11 13 (5.10%) Embedded Software Development
11 13 (5.10%) Image Processing
11 13 (5.10%) Telematics
12 12 (4.71%) Validation
13 10 (3.92%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.92%) Machine Learning
14 9 (3.53%) Digital Signal Processing
14 9 (3.53%) Signal Processing
14 9 (3.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 218 (85.49%) C
2 200 (78.43%) C++
3 85 (33.33%) Python
4 84 (32.94%) Embedded C
5 77 (30.20%) Java
6 64 (25.10%) Embedded C++
7 52 (20.39%) JavaScript
8 46 (18.04%) SQL
9 23 (9.02%) Bash Shell
10 20 (7.84%) PHP
11 18 (7.06%) C#
12 7 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.35%) VB
14 5 (1.96%) Perl
15 2 (0.78%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 84 (32.94%) Degree
2 13 (5.10%) PhD
3 12 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.57%) HNC
4 4 (1.57%) HND
5 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) MISRA
3 3 (1.18%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.78%) IEC 61131
4 2 (0.78%) JTAG
System Software
1 45 (17.65%) Firmware
2 2 (0.78%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) OpenVAS
1 1 (0.39%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 7 (2.75%) Xilinx
2 6 (2.35%) SAP
3 5 (1.96%) Altera
4 1 (0.39%) Assembla
4 1 (0.39%) Lauterbach
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.39%) Signiant
4 1 (0.39%) Wind River