Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 931 693 936
Rank change year-on-year -238 +243 +7
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 141 34 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.63% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 90 30 103
10th Percentile £33,750 £40,375 £31,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £44,063 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,250 £63,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 22,387 11,619 30,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.34% 21.24% 22.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16,123 9,783 24,753
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.22%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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 -213 124 £50,000 -16.67% 69
UK excluding London -170 88 £45,000 -10.00% 70
London - 38 £52,500 - 4
South East -113 34 £50,000 -16.67% 25
Work from Home -220 34 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Midlands - 20 £37,500 - 8
West Midlands - 18 £37,500 -
North of England -121 13 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South West -62 11 £46,250 -11.90% 12
North West -93 8 £60,000 - 2
Northern Ireland -43 5 - - 4
East of England -107 5 £65,000 - 15
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 8
North East - 3 £60,000 -
Yorkshire -90 2 £43,750 -12.50% 3

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Linux
2 112 (79.43%) C++
3 108 (76.60%) Software Engineering
4 77 (54.61%) C
5 67 (47.52%) Degree
6 54 (38.30%) Firmware
7 45 (31.91%) Python
8 42 (29.79%) Embedded C
8 42 (29.79%) Yocto
9 40 (28.37%) Social Skills
10 36 (25.53%) Embedded C++
11 33 (23.40%) Software Architecture
12 32 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (21.28%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
14 28 (19.86%) Validation
15 27 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (19.15%) Subversion
16 26 (18.44%) Computer Science
16 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
17 25 (17.73%) Device Driver
18 23 (16.31%) Wireless
18 23 (16.31%) Telecoms
18 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (15.60%) Embedded Systems
19 22 (15.60%) OO
20 20 (14.18%) Test Automation
21 19 (13.48%) Docker
21 19 (13.48%) Bluetooth
22 18 (12.77%) Electronics

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 (0.71%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) AWS
2 6 (4.26%) Serverless
3 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.84%) Slack
4 2 (1.42%) AWS IoT
4 2 (1.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Azure
5 1 (0.71%) GCP
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
2 27 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
3 23 (16.31%) Wireless
4 19 (13.48%) Bluetooth
5 17 (12.06%) Broadband
6 14 (9.93%) ZigBee
7 13 (9.22%) Ethernet
8 12 (8.51%) Internet
9 5 (3.55%) IPsec
10 4 (2.84%) 3G
10 4 (2.84%) 4G
11 3 (2.13%) MQTT
12 1 (0.71%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.71%) DNS
12 1 (0.71%) Firewall
12 1 (0.71%) HTTP
12 1 (0.71%) RS-422
12 1 (0.71%) RS-485
12 1 (0.71%) VoIP
12 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.84%) Couchbase
2 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (19.15%) Subversion
2 26 (18.44%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.93%) JIRA
4 10 (7.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.55%) CMake
6 2 (1.42%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.42%) Xcode
7 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.71%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.71%) GitLab
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (28.37%) Social Skills
2 23 (16.31%) Telecoms
3 18 (12.77%) Electronics
4 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.26%) Finance
6 5 (3.55%) Games
6 5 (3.55%) Marketing
7 4 (2.84%) Advertising
8 3 (2.13%) Automotive
8 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.42%) Law
9 2 (1.42%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 90 (63.83%) Software Engineer
2 79 (56.03%) Embedded Engineer
3 64 (45.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 46 (32.62%) Linux Engineer
5 38 (26.95%) C++ Software Engineer
6 35 (24.82%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 30 (21.28%) Senior Software Engineer
8 27 (19.15%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 26 (18.44%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (16.31%) Embedded C Engineer
10 23 (16.31%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 23 (16.31%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 22 (15.60%) C Software Engineer
11 22 (15.60%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 22 (15.60%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (15.60%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 22 (15.60%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 21 (14.89%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 20 (14.18%) Developer
14 17 (12.06%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (29.79%) Yocto
2 16 (11.35%) Qt
3 10 (7.09%) REST
4 9 (6.38%) OpenCV
4 9 (6.38%) TensorFlow
5 7 (4.96%) STL
6 6 (4.26%) GStreamer
7 5 (3.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (3.55%) PyTorch
8 4 (2.84%) JSON
8 4 (2.84%) Node.js
8 4 (2.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 4 (2.84%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (2.84%) XML
9 2 (1.42%) HTML
9 2 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.71%) Kafka
10 1 (0.71%) OpenCL
10 1 (0.71%) RESTful
10 1 (0.71%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.28%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (17.73%) Device Driver
3 22 (15.60%) Embedded Systems
4 18 (12.77%) Algorithms
5 11 (7.80%) Home Automation
5 11 (7.80%) Internet of Things
5 11 (7.80%) Renewable Energy
6 7 (4.96%) Smart Energy
7 6 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (4.26%) Grid Computing
7 6 (4.26%) Robotics
7 6 (4.26%) SIMD
8 5 (3.55%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (3.55%) CUDA
8 5 (3.55%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (2.84%) PKI
9 4 (2.84%) State Machine
9 4 (2.84%) Virtual Team
10 3 (2.13%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (1.42%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (11.35%) Windows
3 14 (9.93%) Android
4 11 (7.80%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.96%) Unix
6 3 (2.13%) ThreadX
6 3 (2.13%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.42%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (76.60%) Software Engineering
2 33 (23.40%) Software Architecture
3 32 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (19.86%) Validation
5 26 (18.44%) Computer Science
6 23 (16.31%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (15.60%) OO
8 20 (14.18%) Test Automation
9 17 (12.06%) Configuration Management
10 16 (11.35%) Device Driver Development
10 16 (11.35%) OOD
11 15 (10.64%) Machine Learning
11 15 (10.64%) Microservices
12 14 (9.93%) Software Testing
12 14 (9.93%) Unit Testing
13 12 (8.51%) Analytics
13 12 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.51%) Multithreading
13 12 (8.51%) TDD
14 11 (7.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (79.43%) C++
2 77 (54.61%) C
3 45 (31.91%) Python
4 42 (29.79%) Embedded C
5 36 (25.53%) Embedded C++
6 7 (4.96%) MATLAB
6 7 (4.96%) Rust
7 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.26%) Java
8 5 (3.55%) Go
8 5 (3.55%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.13%) SQL
9 3 (2.13%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.42%) Ada
10 2 (1.42%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.42%) Haskell
10 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.71%) C#
11 1 (0.71%) Scala
11 1 (0.71%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (47.52%) Degree
2 12 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) QA
System Software
1 54 (38.30%) Firmware
2 19 (13.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.71%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 17 (12.06%) EMC
2 6 (4.26%) Intel
3 5 (3.55%) NVIDIA
4 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.84%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.42%) SAP
6 1 (0.71%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.71%) Sony