Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GDB over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1147 1192 1260
Rank change year-on-year +45 +68 +28
Permanent jobs citing GDB 24 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.067% 0.063% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 21 18 29
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £46,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £175,000 £66,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% -15.79%

GDB is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36,009 36,482 36,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 20.42% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29,227 30,085 31,613
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

GDB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GDB in the UK

GDB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GDB.

Salary trend for GDB in the UK

GDB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GDB over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for GDB in the UK

GDB
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the UK over the 6 months to 21 July 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 +28 24 £52,500 -12.50% 8
UK excluding London +16 18 £47,500 -13.64% 8
South East +5 16 £47,500 -17.39% 4
London +18 6 £150,000 +87.50% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing GDB 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 GDB.

1 23 (95.83%) C++
2 18 (75.00%) Python
3 17 (70.83%) Perl
4 14 (58.33%) JTAG
4 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (50.00%) C
6 11 (45.83%) Linux
6 11 (45.83%) Flash
6 11 (45.83%) Firmware
6 11 (45.83%) ASIC
6 11 (45.83%) Benchmarking
6 11 (45.83%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (45.83%) Prototyping
7 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
7 9 (37.50%) Subversion
7 9 (37.50%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) GCC
9 7 (29.17%) OO
10 6 (25.00%) SNMP
10 6 (25.00%) LDAP
10 6 (25.00%) SMTP
10 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (25.00%) Puppet
10 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
10 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (25.00%) Ruby
11 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
11 5 (20.83%) Computer Science

GDB
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 5 (20.83%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) SMTP
1 6 (25.00%) SNMP
2 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 4 (16.67%) HTTP
4 3 (12.50%) Modbus
5 2 (8.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) FTP
6 1 (4.17%) GGSN
6 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
6 1 (4.17%) LTE
6 1 (4.17%) MGW
6 1 (4.17%) PBX
6 1 (4.17%) RANAP
6 1 (4.17%) SGSN
6 1 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (4.17%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 9 (37.50%) Subversion
2 8 (33.33%) GCC
3 5 (20.83%) Automake
4 3 (12.50%) Bugzilla
4 3 (12.50%) CMake
4 3 (12.50%) CppUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (12.50%) Hudson
4 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (4.17%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (4.17%) GoogleTest
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
5 1 (4.17%) Mockito
5 1 (4.17%) sqlmap
5 1 (4.17%) Trac
5 1 (4.17%) Valgrind
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Firmware Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Flash
2 6 (25.00%) LDAP
3 5 (20.83%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
4 3 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 3 (12.50%) XSLT
5 2 (8.33%) STL
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
6 1 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (4.17%) J2SE
6 1 (4.17%) JNI
6 1 (4.17%) OAuth
6 1 (4.17%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) ASIC
1 11 (45.83%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.67%) Hedge funds
4 3 (12.50%) CAN bus
4 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 3 (12.50%) State Machine
5 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
6 1 (4.17%) MPEG
6 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Kali Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Benchmarking
3 11 (45.83%) Prototyping
4 7 (29.17%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) SDLC
6 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Low Latency
7 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (16.67%) UML
8 3 (12.50%) Release Management
9 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 2 (8.33%) Device Driver Development
9 2 (8.33%) Gantt Chart
9 2 (8.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) C++
2 18 (75.00%) Python
3 17 (70.83%) Perl
4 12 (50.00%) C
5 9 (37.50%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (25.00%) Ruby
7 5 (20.83%) AWK
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
9 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) JTAG
2 3 (12.50%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Firmware
2 5 (20.83%) NFS
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (20.83%) Ansible
2 5 (20.83%) systemd
3 1 (4.17%) CASB
3 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.17%) Grafana
3 1 (4.17%) Graphite
3 1 (4.17%) Nmap
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Salt
3 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Dell
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) VMware