Period
to 20 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 927 937 1141
Rank change year-on-year +10 +204 +21
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 256 248 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.068%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.59% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 235 190 125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -1.23%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -

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 40,142 42,056 51,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.29% 24.40% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 32,449 35,035 44,025
UK median annual salary £46,000 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.14% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 +21 251 £50,000 +17.65% 65
UK excluding London +4 248 £50,000 +17.65% 73
South East +99 137 £50,000 - 14
South West +5 40 £47,500 +18.75% 12
East of England +13 38 £65,000 +62.50% 26
North of England -77 18 £50,000 +17.65% 9
North West -39 14 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Midlands +2 12 £50,000 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +20 6 £55,000 +37.50%
East Midlands +13 6 £50,000 +25.00% 2
London -15 6 £56,250 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -46 4 £43,750 -2.78% 3
Wales +8 2 £43,750 +12.18% 5
Scotland -52 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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.

1 256 (100.00%) Linux
2 207 (80.86%) C
3 188 (73.44%) C++
4 168 (65.63%) Software Engineering
5 82 (32.03%) Embedded C++
6 76 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (29.30%) Degree
8 71 (27.73%) Embedded C
9 63 (24.61%) Git (software)
10 54 (21.09%) Electronics
11 52 (20.31%) Computer Science
12 48 (18.75%) Python
13 45 (17.58%) Windows
13 45 (17.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 43 (16.80%) Automotive
15 42 (16.41%) Device Driver
15 42 (16.41%) Firmware
16 39 (15.23%) Subversion
16 39 (15.23%) Algorithms
17 36 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
18 35 (13.67%) Image Processing
19 33 (12.89%) Embedded Software Development
20 32 (12.50%) TDD
21 29 (11.33%) Open Source
21 29 (11.33%) Embedded Systems
22 25 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (9.77%) Device Driver Development
23 24 (9.38%) Yocto
24 23 (8.98%) Validation
24 23 (8.98%) UML

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 7 (2.73%) Simulink
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.34%) Stateflow
2 6 (2.34%) TargetLink
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.64%) Wireless
2 10 (3.91%) Bluetooth
3 9 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (3.13%) SNMP
4 8 (3.13%) WAN
5 6 (2.34%) GSM
5 6 (2.34%) ZigBee
6 5 (1.95%) 3G
6 5 (1.95%) 4G
6 5 (1.95%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.95%) GPRS
6 5 (1.95%) Internet
6 5 (1.95%) LTE
7 4 (1.56%) Network Security
8 3 (1.17%) DVB
8 3 (1.17%) RS-485
9 2 (0.78%) 5G
9 2 (0.78%) HbbTV
9 2 (0.78%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 63 (24.61%) Git (software)
2 39 (15.23%) Subversion
3 13 (5.08%) JIRA
4 10 (3.91%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.34%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.17%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.78%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.78%) CMake
8 2 (0.78%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.39%) GCC
9 1 (0.39%) GDB
9 1 (0.39%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.39%) JUnit
9 1 (0.39%) Mockito
General
1 54 (21.09%) Electronics
2 43 (16.80%) Automotive
3 5 (1.95%) Finance
3 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.95%) Marketing
4 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Military
6 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (60.16%) Embedded Engineer
2 113 (44.14%) Software Engineer
3 97 (37.89%) Linux Engineer
4 81 (31.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 76 (29.69%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 42 (16.41%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 40 (15.63%) Embedded C Engineer
8 35 (13.67%) Senior Software Engineer
9 31 (12.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 28 (10.94%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 24 (9.38%) C++ Software Engineer
12 22 (8.59%) Developer
13 19 (7.42%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
14 18 (7.03%) C Software Engineer
15 17 (6.64%) Principal Engineer
15 17 (6.64%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 15 (5.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
16 15 (5.86%) Graduate
16 15 (5.86%) Software Developer
17 14 (5.47%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.38%) Yocto
2 20 (7.81%) Qt
3 19 (7.42%) STL
4 12 (4.69%) OpenGL
5 11 (4.30%) OpenCV
6 10 (3.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 8 (3.13%) Django
8 6 (2.34%) GStreamer
8 6 (2.34%) TensorFlow
9 3 (1.17%) .NET
10 2 (0.78%) CSS
10 2 (0.78%) HTML
10 2 (0.78%) HTML5
10 2 (0.78%) QML
10 2 (0.78%) WebKit
11 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.39%) JNI
11 1 (0.39%) Middleware
11 1 (0.39%) POSIX
11 1 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.31%) Computer Science
2 45 (17.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 42 (16.41%) Device Driver
4 39 (15.23%) Algorithms
5 29 (11.33%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (5.08%) Verilog
6 13 (5.08%) VHDL
7 12 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.56%) CUDA
9 4 (1.56%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.17%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.17%) IPTV
11 2 (0.78%) BeagleBone
11 2 (0.78%) CCTV
11 2 (0.78%) Clustering
11 2 (0.78%) Industry 4.0
11 2 (0.78%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.78%) Life Science
12 1 (0.39%) Cyber Warfare
Operating Systems
1 256 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (17.58%) Windows
3 10 (3.91%) VxWorks
4 8 (3.13%) Android
5 3 (1.17%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (0.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (65.63%) Software Engineering
2 76 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (13.67%) Image Processing
5 33 (12.89%) Embedded Software Development
6 32 (12.50%) TDD
7 29 (11.33%) Open Source
8 25 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (9.77%) Device Driver Development
9 23 (8.98%) UML
9 23 (8.98%) Validation
10 22 (8.59%) SDLC
11 20 (7.81%) FPGA Design
12 18 (7.03%) Linux Kernel Development
12 18 (7.03%) Scrum
13 17 (6.64%) Collaborative Working
14 16 (6.25%) OO
15 13 (5.08%) Configuration Management
16 12 (4.69%) Mathematics
17 10 (3.91%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 207 (80.86%) C
2 188 (73.44%) C++
3 82 (32.03%) Embedded C++
4 71 (27.73%) Embedded C
5 48 (18.75%) Python
6 22 (8.59%) C#
7 20 (7.81%) Bash Shell
8 15 (5.86%) Java
9 11 (4.30%) Tcl
10 8 (3.13%) Ruby
11 5 (1.95%) Assembly Language
11 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.95%) Lua
11 5 (1.95%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.95%) R
12 3 (1.17%) Perl
12 3 (1.17%) SQL
13 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (29.30%) Degree
2 11 (4.30%) SC Cleared
2 11 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.56%) PhD
5 3 (1.17%) HND
6 2 (0.78%) HNC
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.73%) MISRA
1 7 (2.73%) MISRA C
2 6 (2.34%) HAZOP
3 2 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 42 (16.41%) Firmware
2 2 (0.78%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 13 (5.08%) Xilinx
2 11 (4.30%) Altera
3 9 (3.52%) Atmel
3 9 (3.52%) Dell
3 9 (3.52%) HP
3 9 (3.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.34%) MathWorks
4 6 (2.34%) MKS
5 4 (1.56%) Google
6 2 (0.78%) Renesas
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) Facebook
7 1 (0.39%) Intel
7 1 (0.39%) QNX
7 1 (0.39%) SAP