Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 961 973
Rank change year-on-year +294 +12 -4
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 40 121 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.37% 0.38% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 32 85 177
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £42,625 £27,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +11.11%

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 10,712 31,937 38,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.51% 22.96% 22.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8,805 25,171 30,879
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.76% +1.86% +0.63%

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 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 12 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 22 September 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
UK excluding London +263 34 £55,000 +22.22% 27
England +317 32 £55,000 +10.00% 27
South East +189 16 £60,000 +20.00% 10
South West +115 6 £50,000 +11.11% 4
London +239 5 £65,000 +8.33% 2
Scotland +104 4 £55,000 +129.17% 1
East of England +119 3 £51,250 -6.82% 6
Northern Ireland +20 3 £45,000 +63.64% 1
North of England +192 2 £50,000 - 3
Work from Home - 2 £38,750 - 2
Yorkshire +133 1 £50,000 -2.44% 2
North East - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (92.50%) C++
2 37 (92.50%) Software Engineering
3 34 (85.00%) C
4 17 (42.50%) Device Driver
5 16 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
6 13 (32.50%) Algorithms
7 11 (27.50%) Signal Processing
7 11 (27.50%) SIMD
8 10 (25.00%) Degree
8 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (22.50%) Confluence
9 9 (22.50%) JIRA
10 8 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (17.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 7 (17.50%) Python
12 6 (15.00%) Java
12 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
13 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (12.50%) Android
13 5 (12.50%) SDLC
14 4 (10.00%) Broadcom
14 4 (10.00%) Linux Kernel Development
14 4 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
14 4 (10.00%) STB
14 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
14 4 (10.00%) OO
14 4 (10.00%) Firmware
15 3 (7.50%) OOD
15 3 (7.50%) Intel

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 9 (22.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) 4G
1 1 (2.50%) 5G
1 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) Modbus
1 1 (2.50%) MQTT
1 1 (2.50%) Profibus
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
1 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.50%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (22.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.50%) Aerospace
1 3 (7.50%) Military
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 27 (67.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (62.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (32.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 11 (27.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Audio Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) DSP Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Lead Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) GStreamer
1 1 (2.50%) LLVM
1 1 (2.50%) POSIX
1 1 (2.50%) Qt
1 1 (2.50%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Device Driver
2 13 (32.50%) Algorithms
3 11 (27.50%) SIMD
4 8 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (10.00%) STB
6 1 (2.50%) Life Science
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (92.50%) Software Engineering
2 16 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
3 11 (27.50%) Signal Processing
4 7 (17.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) SDLC
6 4 (10.00%) Linux Kernel Development
6 4 (10.00%) OO
6 4 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (7.50%) OOD
7 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) Architectural Design
8 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
8 2 (5.00%) Machine Learning
8 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
8 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 1 (2.50%) Use Case
9 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (92.50%) C++
2 34 (85.00%) C
3 7 (17.50%) Python
4 6 (15.00%) Embedded C
4 6 (15.00%) Java
5 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) Go
7 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.50%) Rust
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.50%) IEC 62304
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 13485
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Broadcom
2 3 (7.50%) Intel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) QNX
3 1 (2.50%) Spotify