Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1149 1209 1261
Rank change year-on-year +60 +52 -32
Permanent jobs citing GDB 40 28 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.015% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.079% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 29 22 29
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £70,875 £90,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +20.00%

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 36616 35583 38278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.33% 18.75% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 29801 30706 32373
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +48 39 £55,000 +22.22% 6
UK excluding London +55 34 £55,000 +22.22% 6
South East +54 31 £55,000 +18.92% 6
London +9 6 - -
Midlands +15 1 £70,000 +100.00%
West Midlands +6 1 £70,000 +100.00%
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
East of England - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing GDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for GDB.

1 39 (97.50%) C++
2 33 (82.50%) STL
2 33 (82.50%) Linux
2 33 (82.50%) Subversion
2 33 (82.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 32 (80.00%) Multithreading
3 32 (80.00%) GCC
4 29 (72.50%) Software Engineering
4 29 (72.50%) OO
5 27 (67.50%) Telecoms
5 27 (67.50%) Wireshark
6 26 (65.00%) RANAP
6 26 (65.00%) RTP
6 26 (65.00%) UMTS
6 26 (65.00%) GSM
6 26 (65.00%) PBX
6 26 (65.00%) Cisco
6 26 (65.00%) Trac
6 26 (65.00%) Asterisk PBX
6 26 (65.00%) LTE
6 26 (65.00%) Diameter Protocol
6 26 (65.00%) Cross-Platform Development
7 25 (62.50%) MGW
7 25 (62.50%) SGSN
8 24 (60.00%) GGSN
9 11 (27.50%) C
10 10 (25.00%) Python
11 9 (22.50%) Windows
12 8 (20.00%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) Perl

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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
1 3 (7.50%) Jetty
1 3 (7.50%) nginx
1 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Doxygen
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Wireshark
2 26 (65.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 26 (65.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 26 (65.00%) GSM
2 26 (65.00%) LTE
2 26 (65.00%) PBX
2 26 (65.00%) RANAP
2 26 (65.00%) RTP
2 26 (65.00%) UMTS
3 25 (62.50%) MGW
3 25 (62.50%) SGSN
4 24 (60.00%) GGSN
5 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.00%) HTTP
6 4 (10.00%) SNMP
6 4 (10.00%) VoIP
7 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.50%) DNS
8 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.50%) Blockchain
3 3 (7.50%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (82.50%) Subversion
2 32 (80.00%) GCC
3 26 (65.00%) Trac
4 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
7 4 (10.00%) CppUnit
7 4 (10.00%) Hudson
8 3 (7.50%) Ant
8 3 (7.50%) JUnit
8 3 (7.50%) Maven
8 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.50%) Valgrind
8 3 (7.50%) XMLSpy
9 1 (2.50%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.50%) Burp Suite
9 1 (2.50%) CMake
9 1 (2.50%) ProC
9 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 27 (67.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 27 (67.50%) C++ Software Engineer
3 21 (52.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 21 (52.50%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 11 (27.50%) Core Network Engineer
4 11 (27.50%) Network Engineer
5 10 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (17.50%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Blockchain Developer
7 3 (7.50%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Principal Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Quantitative Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Junior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Security Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (82.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 33 (82.50%) STL
2 7 (17.50%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) XSLT
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) DOM
4 3 (7.50%) Flash
4 3 (7.50%) J2EE
4 3 (7.50%) JAXB
4 3 (7.50%) JMS
4 3 (7.50%) JRules
4 3 (7.50%) JSP
4 3 (7.50%) POSIX
4 3 (7.50%) SAX
4 3 (7.50%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) Spring
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) WSDL
4 3 (7.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.50%) ASIC
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) Fintech
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.50%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) CentOS
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Kali Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) SUSE
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 29 (72.50%) OO
2 29 (72.50%) Software Engineering
3 26 (65.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (12.50%) OOP
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Software Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) UML
8 3 (7.50%) Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) BPMN
8 3 (7.50%) Data Extraction
8 3 (7.50%) Memory Management
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) Microservices
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Physics
8 3 (7.50%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) C++
2 11 (27.50%) C
3 10 (25.00%) Python
4 8 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (17.50%) Perl
5 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
6 6 (15.00%) C#
6 6 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (7.50%) Assembly Language
7 3 (7.50%) AWK
7 3 (7.50%) Go
7 3 (7.50%) Groovy
7 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
7 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) Scala
7 3 (7.50%) sed
7 3 (7.50%) VBA
7 3 (7.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) JTAG
2 1 (2.50%) IEC 61131
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) MISRA
2 1 (2.50%) NIST 800
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.50%) Nmap
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Altova
3 3 (7.50%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) ILOG
3 3 (7.50%) Splunk
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Sun