Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1119 1152 1208
Rank change year-on-year +33 +56 +76
Permanent jobs citing GDB 14 42 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.044% 0.12% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 19
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £59,625 £62,500 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -

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 31,834 35,984 34,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.88% 20.16% 18.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25,598 29,329 29,785
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
Top 5 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 10 December 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
UK excluding London +28 14 £55,000 - 4
England +24 14 £55,000 - 4
East of England +29 6 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South East -3 5 £55,000 -
South West - 3 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 12 (85.71%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) C++
3 9 (64.29%) Wireshark
4 8 (57.14%) C
4 8 (57.14%) Perl
5 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (50.00%) XML
5 7 (50.00%) Linux
5 7 (50.00%) HTTP
5 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (50.00%) Subversion
6 6 (42.86%) IGMP
6 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (42.86%) VLAN
6 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (42.86%) Valgrind
6 6 (42.86%) FreeSWITCH
6 6 (42.86%) VirtualBox
6 6 (42.86%) SNMP
6 6 (42.86%) Windows
6 6 (42.86%) Internet
6 6 (42.86%) RTCP
6 6 (42.86%) RTP
6 6 (42.86%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) PBX
6 6 (42.86%) VoIP
6 6 (42.86%) DHCP
6 6 (42.86%) KVM
7 5 (35.71%) Firmware

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Wireshark
2 7 (50.00%) HTTP
2 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 6 (42.86%) IGMP
3 6 (42.86%) Internet
3 6 (42.86%) PBX
3 6 (42.86%) RTCP
3 6 (42.86%) RTP
3 6 (42.86%) SNMP
3 6 (42.86%) VLAN
3 6 (42.86%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Subversion
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (42.86%) Valgrind
3 4 (28.57%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.14%) CMake
5 1 (7.14%) CppUnit
5 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
5 1 (7.14%) OllyDbg
5 1 (7.14%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) C Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Software Developer
1 6 (42.86%) VoIP Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Researcher
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) XML
2 6 (42.86%) FreeSWITCH
3 2 (14.29%) Flash
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Qt
4 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (14.29%) ASIC
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Blog
3 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) OO
2 4 (28.57%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Fuzz Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Python
2 10 (71.43%) C++
3 8 (57.14%) C
3 8 (57.14%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) JTAG
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 6 (42.86%) KVM
1 6 (42.86%) VirtualBox
2 5 (35.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft