Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Embedded Linux
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 800 722 985
Rank change year-on-year -78 +263 -19
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 188 78 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.91% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 122 58 98
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,813 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,750
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.48% +1.50%
75th Percentile £61,875 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% -

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 20,712 14,955 33,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.31% 21.13% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15,109 12,335 26,505
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,846 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

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 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 17 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 24 July 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 -88 155 £52,500 +7.69% 55
UK excluding London -74 117 £47,500 -2.56% 56
Work from Home -199 73 £55,000 +100.00% 6
London -69 51 £65,000 - 4
South East -94 27 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Midlands - 26 £37,500 - 12
West Midlands - 21 £37,500 - 3
North of England -44 20 £54,000 +8.00% 6
Northern Ireland -19 16 £45,000 -
South West -59 13 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Yorkshire - 10 £49,500 - 1
North West -27 9 £60,000 - 4
East of England -35 8 £65,000 +52.94% 14
Scotland -62 6 £27,500 -50.00% 4
East Midlands - 5 £55,000 - 9
North East -20 1 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Linux
2 170 (90.43%) C++
3 158 (84.04%) Software Engineering
4 116 (61.70%) C
5 79 (42.02%) Degree
6 71 (37.77%) Embedded C++
7 70 (37.23%) Social Skills
8 62 (32.98%) Firmware
9 56 (29.79%) Python
10 51 (27.13%) Embedded C
11 48 (25.53%) TCP/IP
11 48 (25.53%) Software Architecture
12 47 (25.00%) Yocto
12 47 (25.00%) Electronics
13 45 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (21.81%) Self-Motivation
15 39 (20.74%) Validation
15 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (16.49%) Computer Science
16 31 (16.49%) Git (software)
16 31 (16.49%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (16.49%) OO
17 30 (15.96%) Wireless
17 30 (15.96%) TDD
17 30 (15.96%) Embedded Systems
18 29 (15.43%) Device Driver
18 29 (15.43%) OOD
19 28 (14.89%) Unix
20 27 (14.36%) Telecoms
21 26 (13.83%) Multithreading

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 (0.53%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.72%) AWS
2 4 (2.13%) Amazon Alexa
2 4 (2.13%) GCP
2 4 (2.13%) SaaS
3 3 (1.60%) Azure
4 2 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (25.53%) TCP/IP
2 31 (16.49%) Wi-Fi
3 30 (15.96%) Wireless
4 25 (13.30%) ZigBee
5 23 (12.23%) Bluetooth
6 22 (11.70%) Internet
7 20 (10.64%) Broadband
8 15 (7.98%) MQTT
9 11 (5.85%) Ethernet
9 11 (5.85%) Wireshark
10 7 (3.72%) 4G
11 5 (2.66%) 5G
11 5 (2.66%) HTTP
12 4 (2.13%) Modbus
12 4 (2.13%) Profibus
12 4 (2.13%) Z-Wave
13 3 (1.60%) 3G
13 3 (1.60%) DLNA
13 3 (1.60%) Software-Defined Radio
13 3 (1.60%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.13%) Redis
3 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (16.49%) Git (software)
2 24 (12.77%) Subversion
3 13 (6.91%) GitLab
4 11 (5.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.13%) JIRA
6 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.60%) GCC
6 3 (1.60%) GDB
6 3 (1.60%) GoogleTest
6 3 (1.60%) JUnit
6 3 (1.60%) Mockito
6 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (37.23%) Social Skills
2 47 (25.00%) Electronics
3 27 (14.36%) Telecoms
4 20 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (9.04%) Finance
6 16 (8.51%) Games
7 13 (6.91%) Marketing
8 6 (3.19%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.13%) Law
10 3 (1.60%) Automotive
11 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 122 (64.89%) Software Engineer
2 96 (51.06%) Embedded Engineer
3 85 (45.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 55 (29.26%) Linux Engineer
5 41 (21.81%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 36 (19.15%) C++ Software Engineer
7 31 (16.49%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 30 (15.96%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 28 (14.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (12.23%) Developer
11 22 (11.70%) Embedded C Engineer
11 22 (11.70%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 20 (10.64%) C Software Engineer
12 20 (10.64%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (10.64%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 20 (10.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 20 (10.64%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
13 19 (10.11%) Firmware Engineer
13 19 (10.11%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 19 (10.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.00%) Yocto
2 15 (7.98%) Qt
3 10 (5.32%) STL
4 7 (3.72%) REST
5 5 (2.66%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.66%) TensorFlow
6 4 (2.13%) GraphQL
6 4 (2.13%) Node.js
6 4 (2.13%) RESTful
7 3 (1.60%) JNI
7 3 (1.60%) PyTorch
7 3 (1.60%) WebSockets
8 2 (1.06%) JSON
8 2 (1.06%) OpenCV
8 2 (1.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (1.06%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (1.06%) XML
9 1 (0.53%) Android NDK
9 1 (0.53%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.81%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (15.96%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (15.43%) Device Driver
4 20 (10.64%) Algorithms
5 17 (9.04%) Internet of Things
6 16 (8.51%) Home Automation
7 15 (7.98%) Augmented Reality
8 14 (7.45%) Video\Live Streaming
9 9 (4.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (3.19%) Smart Home
11 4 (2.13%) GPGPU
11 4 (2.13%) User Experience
12 3 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.60%) Digital TV
12 3 (1.60%) MPEG
12 3 (1.60%) SIMD
12 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
13 2 (1.06%) Robotics
13 2 (1.06%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) Linux
2 28 (14.89%) Unix
3 25 (13.30%) Windows
4 24 (12.77%) Android
5 11 (5.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.66%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (84.04%) Software Engineering
2 48 (25.53%) Software Architecture
3 45 (23.94%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (20.74%) Validation
5 31 (16.49%) Computer Science
5 31 (16.49%) OO
6 30 (15.96%) TDD
7 29 (15.43%) OOD
8 26 (13.83%) Artificial Intelligence
8 26 (13.83%) Multithreading
9 25 (13.30%) Test Automation
10 24 (12.77%) Software Testing
11 21 (11.17%) Configuration Management
12 20 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.64%) Microservices
12 20 (10.64%) Unit Testing
13 18 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
14 17 (9.04%) Computer Vision
14 17 (9.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 170 (90.43%) C++
2 116 (61.70%) C
3 71 (37.77%) Embedded C++
4 56 (29.79%) Python
5 51 (27.13%) Embedded C
6 16 (8.51%) Bash Shell
6 16 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.98%) Java
8 11 (5.85%) Perl
9 3 (1.60%) C#
9 3 (1.60%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.06%) Ada
11 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.53%) Rust
11 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 79 (42.02%) Degree
2 19 (10.11%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.72%) HNC
4 7 (3.72%) HND
5 2 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) QA
2 4 (2.13%) JTAG
System Software
1 62 (32.98%) Firmware
2 20 (10.64%) Docker
3 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.06%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (10.64%) EMC
2 9 (4.79%) Google
3 5 (2.66%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.13%) Intel
4 4 (2.13%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.06%) Cisco
6 1 (0.53%) QNX
6 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.53%) Sony