Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 959 958 962
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +144
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 126 226 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 90 199 203
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £37,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,100 £61,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +20.00%

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 32,362 38,763 43,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.83% 22.94% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25,529 31,156 35,540
UK median annual salary £45,162 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.92% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,375 £25,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% -

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 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 15 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 20 August 2019. 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 -8 116 £51,500 +3.00% 72
UK excluding London -50 111 £50,000 - 68
South West +9 39 £47,500 - 11
South East -55 32 £50,000 - 18
East of England +65 22 £55,000 -15.38% 21
London +80 13 £60,000 +4.35% 10
North of England +11 8 £50,000 - 9
Scotland +13 6 £24,000 - 1
North West +17 4 £37,500 -25.00% 5
Yorkshire +1 4 £51,250 +2.50% 2
Midlands +30 2 £53,250 -3.18% 3
East Midlands +29 1 £51,500 +3.00% 2
West Midlands +20 1 £55,000 - 1
Wales +10 1 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 100 (79.37%) Software Engineering
3 93 (73.81%) C
3 93 (73.81%) C++
4 49 (38.89%) Degree
4 49 (38.89%) Python
5 45 (35.71%) Embedded C
6 36 (28.57%) Electronics
7 29 (23.02%) Computer Science
8 25 (19.84%) Windows
9 24 (19.05%) UML
10 22 (17.46%) Embedded Systems
10 22 (17.46%) Embedded Software Development
11 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 21 (16.67%) Device Driver
11 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (15.87%) Embedded C++
13 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 17 (13.49%) Automotive
14 17 (13.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 17 (13.49%) Open Source
14 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
14 17 (13.49%) Yocto
15 16 (12.70%) OO
16 14 (11.11%) C#
16 14 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
16 14 (11.11%) Algorithms
16 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
17 13 (10.32%) Wireless

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 5 (3.97%) Simulink
2 3 (2.38%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.79%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.32%) Wireless
3 9 (7.14%) Internet
4 7 (5.56%) Software-Defined Radio
4 7 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.76%) RTP
6 4 (3.17%) VoIP
7 3 (2.38%) IGMP
7 3 (2.38%) LAN
7 3 (2.38%) LTE
7 3 (2.38%) MQTT
7 3 (2.38%) RS-232
7 3 (2.38%) RS-422
7 3 (2.38%) VPN
7 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.59%) DHCP
8 2 (1.59%) HTTP
8 2 (1.59%) Q.931
8 2 (1.59%) SNMP
8 2 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.73%) Subversion
3 7 (5.56%) JIRA
4 6 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.97%) JUnit
5 5 (3.97%) Maven
6 3 (2.38%) Robot Framework
6 3 (2.38%) Selenium
7 2 (1.59%) CMake
7 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.79%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.79%) GDB
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.79%) Redmine
General
1 36 (28.57%) Electronics
2 17 (13.49%) Automotive
3 5 (3.97%) Games
3 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.38%) Finance
6 2 (1.59%) German Language
6 2 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (63.49%) Software Engineer
2 70 (55.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 60 (47.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 22 (17.46%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (15.87%) Senior Software Engineer
6 17 (13.49%) C Software Engineer
6 17 (13.49%) Embedded C Engineer
6 17 (13.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 17 (13.49%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (10.32%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Developer
8 9 (7.14%) Graduate
8 9 (7.14%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Junior
10 7 (5.56%) Junior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Junior Embedded Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) Yocto
2 7 (5.56%) STL
3 4 (3.17%) .NET
3 4 (3.17%) Qt
4 2 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.59%) Apache Avro
4 2 (1.59%) Django
4 2 (1.59%) Flask
4 2 (1.59%) NumPy
4 2 (1.59%) OAuth
4 2 (1.59%) POSIX
4 2 (1.59%) REST
5 1 (0.79%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.79%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.46%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (16.67%) Device Driver
3 17 (13.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.97%) CAN bus
5 5 (3.97%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.17%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.17%) Robotics
6 4 (3.17%) User Experience
6 4 (3.17%) Verilog
6 4 (3.17%) VHDL
7 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.38%) Smart City
8 2 (1.59%) Life Science
8 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) CCTV
9 1 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (19.84%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (3.97%) Unix
5 4 (3.17%) Robot Operating System
6 3 (2.38%) uClinux
7 1 (0.79%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.79%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (79.37%) Software Engineering
2 29 (23.02%) Computer Science
3 24 (19.05%) UML
4 22 (17.46%) Embedded Software Development
5 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (13.49%) Open Source
7 16 (12.70%) OO
8 14 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
9 12 (9.52%) SDLC
10 11 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (7.94%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
12 9 (7.14%) Technical Leadership
13 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
13 8 (6.35%) OOD
13 8 (6.35%) Test Automation
14 7 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
14 7 (5.56%) Physics
14 7 (5.56%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 93 (73.81%) C
1 93 (73.81%) C++
2 49 (38.89%) Python
3 45 (35.71%) Embedded C
4 20 (15.87%) Embedded C++
5 17 (13.49%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.11%) C#
7 10 (7.94%) Java
8 7 (5.56%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.38%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.38%) Ruby
10 2 (1.59%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.59%) Perl
10 2 (1.59%) R
11 1 (0.79%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.79%) Delphi
11 1 (0.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (38.89%) Degree
2 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.59%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) IEC 61508
2 3 (2.38%) ISO 26262
2 3 (2.38%) MISRA
3 2 (1.59%) JTAG
4 1 (0.79%) HAZOP
4 1 (0.79%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Freescale
1 12 (9.52%) Motorola
2 4 (3.17%) Xilinx
3 3 (2.38%) QNX
4 1 (0.79%) Intel
4 1 (0.79%) MathWorks
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.79%) MKS
4 1 (0.79%) Roku