Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 934 1061 1122
Rank change year-on-year +127 +61 +2
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 273 182 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.096% 0.082%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 238 181 153
UK median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £30,375 £32,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £60,375 £48,750 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +5.88%

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 44451 46783 57081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.57% 24.77% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 35883 39740 48168
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 November 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 21 November 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 +107 255 £47,500 +26.67% 30
England +94 250 £47,500 +26.67% 28
South East +88 103 £50,000 +42.86% 9
East of England +38 69 £53,500 +42.67% 6
South West +26 27 £42,500 +13.33% 7
East Midlands +35 19 £29,000 -19.44%
Midlands +20 19 £29,000 -19.44%
Scotland -2 19 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North of England -5 18 £45,000 - 5
London +26 15 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Yorkshire +6 12 £43,000 -4.44% 1
North West -1 6 £47,500 +18.75% 4
West Midlands -12 1 £40,000 +11.11%
Wales - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 273 (100.00%) Linux
2 226 (82.78%) Software Engineering
3 222 (81.32%) C
4 217 (79.49%) C++
5 102 (37.36%) Embedded C
6 90 (32.97%) Embedded C++
7 88 (32.23%) Degree
8 83 (30.40%) Python
9 77 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (22.34%) Computer Science
11 56 (20.51%) Electronics
12 53 (19.41%) Device Driver
12 53 (19.41%) Git (software)
13 48 (17.58%) Java
14 47 (17.22%) Embedded Software Development
15 45 (16.48%) Subversion
16 39 (14.29%) Mathematics
16 39 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
17 38 (13.92%) Embedded Systems
18 37 (13.55%) Algorithms
18 37 (13.55%) Scrum
19 34 (12.45%) C#
20 32 (11.72%) Open Source
20 32 (11.72%) Wireless
21 29 (10.62%) Yocto
22 26 (9.52%) Physics
22 26 (9.52%) Signal Processing
23 25 (9.16%) Digital Signal Processing
23 25 (9.16%) Multithreading
24 24 (8.79%) SDLC

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 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.59%) GitHub
2 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.72%) Wireless
2 17 (6.23%) 3G
2 17 (6.23%) 4G
3 14 (5.13%) DVB
3 14 (5.13%) Ethernet
4 10 (3.66%) OpenVPN
5 8 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.56%) Bluetooth
6 7 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.20%) IPv4
7 6 (2.20%) IPv6
7 6 (2.20%) UPnP
8 5 (1.83%) LTE
8 5 (1.83%) SNMP
9 4 (1.47%) HbbTV
9 4 (1.47%) WAN
10 3 (1.10%) Modbus
10 3 (1.10%) RFID
10 3 (1.10%) RS-232
11 2 (0.73%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.37%) MySQL
1 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 53 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 45 (16.48%) Subversion
3 21 (7.69%) JIRA
3 21 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.83%) Android Studio
6 4 (1.47%) GCC
7 2 (0.73%) Ant
7 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.73%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.73%) Selenium
8 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.37%) CMake
8 1 (0.37%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.37%) GDB
8 1 (0.37%) GNU Toolchain
8 1 (0.37%) Hudson
8 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
General
1 56 (20.51%) Electronics
2 24 (8.79%) Automotive
3 19 (6.96%) Games
4 14 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.66%) Multimedia
6 9 (3.30%) Finance
6 9 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.56%) Marketing
8 6 (2.20%) Military
9 2 (0.73%) Retail
10 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 195 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 177 (64.84%) Embedded Engineer
3 140 (51.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 87 (31.87%) Linux Engineer
5 81 (29.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 60 (21.98%) C++ Software Engineer
7 53 (19.41%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 49 (17.95%) Senior Software Engineer
9 48 (17.58%) Embedded C Engineer
10 43 (15.75%) C Software Engineer
11 41 (15.02%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 40 (14.65%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 35 (12.82%) Developer
14 33 (12.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 31 (11.36%) C++ Developer
16 30 (10.99%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
17 29 (10.62%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
18 28 (10.26%) Software Developer
19 26 (9.52%) C++ Software Developer
20 25 (9.16%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.62%) Yocto
2 24 (8.79%) Qt
3 18 (6.59%) HTML
4 10 (3.66%) GStreamer
5 9 (3.30%) OpenGL
6 8 (2.93%) D-Bus
6 8 (2.93%) HEVC
7 6 (2.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (2.20%) RESTful
8 5 (1.83%) HTML5
9 4 (1.47%) .NET
9 4 (1.47%) Django
9 4 (1.47%) JSON
9 4 (1.47%) Middleware
9 4 (1.47%) Qt Quick
9 4 (1.47%) Wayland
9 4 (1.47%) XMPP
10 3 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 3 (1.10%) XML
11 2 (0.73%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.34%) Computer Science
2 53 (19.41%) Device Driver
3 38 (13.92%) Embedded Systems
4 37 (13.55%) Algorithms
5 17 (6.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 17 (6.23%) STB
6 14 (5.13%) MPEG
7 13 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.30%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.93%) BBC
9 8 (2.93%) Digital TV
9 8 (2.93%) IPTV
9 8 (2.93%) Media Streaming
10 6 (2.20%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.83%) User Experience
12 4 (1.47%) CAN bus
12 4 (1.47%) Contactless
12 4 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.47%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (1.47%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 273 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (6.59%) VxWorks
3 17 (6.23%) Windows
4 15 (5.49%) Android
5 5 (1.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (1.47%) Unix
7 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.10%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (82.78%) Software Engineering
2 77 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (17.22%) Embedded Software Development
4 39 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
4 39 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 37 (13.55%) Scrum
6 32 (11.72%) Open Source
7 26 (9.52%) Physics
7 26 (9.52%) Signal Processing
8 25 (9.16%) Digital Signal Processing
8 25 (9.16%) Multithreading
9 24 (8.79%) SDLC
10 19 (6.96%) Computer Vision
10 19 (6.96%) Machine Learning
11 15 (5.49%) Multithreaded Programming
11 15 (5.49%) OO
12 14 (5.13%) Image Processing
13 13 (4.76%) Test Automation
14 11 (4.03%) Validation
15 10 (3.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 222 (81.32%) C
2 217 (79.49%) C++
3 102 (37.36%) Embedded C
4 90 (32.97%) Embedded C++
5 83 (30.40%) Python
6 48 (17.58%) Java
7 34 (12.45%) C#
8 19 (6.96%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.96%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.49%) Perl
10 7 (2.56%) SQL
11 5 (1.83%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.47%) Ruby
12 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.37%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.37%) Lua
13 1 (0.37%) PHP
13 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 88 (32.23%) Degree
2 19 (6.96%) PhD
3 12 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.47%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.40%) MISRA
2 9 (3.30%) MISRA C
3 6 (2.20%) JTAG
4 4 (1.47%) OIPF
5 2 (0.73%) QA
6 1 (0.37%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 16 (5.86%) Firmware
2 1 (0.37%) iptables
2 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (1.47%) systemd
2 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
2 1 (0.37%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 8 (2.93%) Apple
1 8 (2.93%) Arqiva
1 8 (2.93%) BT
1 8 (2.93%) CA
1 8 (2.93%) Microsoft
1 8 (2.93%) Xilinx
2 6 (2.20%) Altera
2 6 (2.20%) Dell
2 6 (2.20%) HP
3 5 (1.83%) SAP
4 4 (1.47%) Broadcom
5 2 (0.73%) Google
5 2 (0.73%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.73%) Wind River
6 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.37%) EMC
6 1 (0.37%) Intel
6 1 (0.37%) Lauterbach
6 1 (0.37%) Sony