Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1235 1259
Rank change year-on-year +64 +24 -23
Permanent jobs citing GDB 16 24 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.044% 0.067% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 33
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +29.03%
10th Percentile £47,500 £30,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £82,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +29.41% -12.82% +30.00%

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

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36466 35975 37128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 18.26% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29799 31170 31188
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for GDB in the UK

GDB
Top 6 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 August 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 +70 15 £60,000 +20.00% 1
UK excluding London +71 14 £55,000 +29.41% 1
South East +79 12 £60,000 +23.08% 1
London +52 2 £80,000 -
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -
South West - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 12 (75.00%) C++
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
3 10 (62.50%) GCC
3 10 (62.50%) OO
3 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 9 (56.25%) Subversion
4 9 (56.25%) STL
4 9 (56.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (56.25%) Multithreading
5 8 (50.00%) LTE
5 8 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
5 8 (50.00%) Trac
5 8 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 8 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 8 (50.00%) GSM
5 8 (50.00%) PBX
5 8 (50.00%) UMTS
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
5 8 (50.00%) RTP
5 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (50.00%) RANAP
6 7 (43.75%) SGSN
6 7 (43.75%) Python
6 7 (43.75%) MGW
7 6 (37.50%) GGSN
8 4 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
9 3 (18.75%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
2 8 (50.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 8 (50.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (50.00%) GSM
2 8 (50.00%) LTE
2 8 (50.00%) PBX
2 8 (50.00%) RANAP
2 8 (50.00%) RTP
2 8 (50.00%) UMTS
3 7 (43.75%) MGW
3 7 (43.75%) SGSN
4 6 (37.50%) GGSN
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) Modbus
6 1 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) GCC
2 9 (56.25%) Subversion
3 8 (50.00%) Trac
4 3 (18.75%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
6 1 (6.25%) Clang
6 1 (6.25%) CMake
6 1 (6.25%) CppUnit
6 1 (6.25%) GNU Toolchain
6 1 (6.25%) Hudson
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms Engineer
3 7 (43.75%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 6 (37.50%) Core Network Engineer
4 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Security Researcher
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Researcher
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 9 (56.25%) STL
2 1 (6.25%) Flash
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) POSIX
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) ASIC
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Equities
1 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
1 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) OO
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Multithreading
3 8 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
4 4 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 4 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Pattern Recognition
7 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Trading
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) Python
3 3 (18.75%) C
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) JTAG
2 1 (6.25%) IEC 61131
2 1 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Graphite
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Prometheus
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) VMware