Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1148 1232
Rank change year-on-year +27 +84 +27
Permanent jobs citing GDB 59 31 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.018% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.093% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 46 16 52
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £81,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +29.41% +6.25%

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 36,597 33,467 36,495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 19.67% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 29,914 28,281 31,311
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,250 £73,500 £70,000
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 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for GDB in the UK

GDB
Top 7 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 25 April 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 +30 59 £55,000 -4.35% 13
UK excluding London +33 53 £52,500 -4.55% 13
South East +27 48 £52,500 -4.55% 1
London -22 6 £150,000 +71.43%
East of England - 3 £60,000 - 4
West Midlands +1 2 £70,000 +100.00% 4
Midlands -2 2 £70,000 +100.00% 4

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 57 (96.61%) C++
2 48 (81.36%) Linux
3 47 (79.66%) GCC
4 42 (71.19%) Software Engineering
5 38 (64.41%) Telecoms
5 38 (64.41%) STL
5 38 (64.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 37 (62.71%) Subversion
7 36 (61.02%) OO
8 33 (55.93%) Wireshark
9 32 (54.24%) Cisco
10 31 (52.54%) RTP
10 31 (52.54%) GSM
10 31 (52.54%) PBX
10 31 (52.54%) UMTS
10 31 (52.54%) GGSN
10 31 (52.54%) SGSN
10 31 (52.54%) Asterisk PBX
10 31 (52.54%) Multithreading
10 31 (52.54%) RANAP
10 31 (52.54%) LTE
10 31 (52.54%) MGW
10 31 (52.54%) Trac
10 31 (52.54%) Diameter Protocol
10 31 (52.54%) Cross-Platform Development
11 16 (27.12%) Python
12 15 (25.42%) Perl
13 12 (20.34%) C
14 10 (16.95%) JTAG
14 10 (16.95%) Test Automation

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 (8.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) IaaS
1 2 (3.39%) PaaS
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.93%) Wireshark
2 31 (52.54%) Asterisk PBX
2 31 (52.54%) Diameter Protocol
2 31 (52.54%) GGSN
2 31 (52.54%) GSM
2 31 (52.54%) LTE
2 31 (52.54%) MGW
2 31 (52.54%) PBX
2 31 (52.54%) RANAP
2 31 (52.54%) RTP
2 31 (52.54%) SGSN
2 31 (52.54%) UMTS
3 7 (11.86%) SNMP
4 6 (10.17%) SMTP
5 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.08%) VoIP
6 2 (3.39%) DNS
6 2 (3.39%) MPLS
6 2 (3.39%) SSL
6 2 (3.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MySQL
2 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (79.66%) GCC
2 37 (62.71%) Subversion
3 31 (52.54%) Trac
4 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.47%) Automake
6 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
7 3 (5.08%) ProC
8 2 (3.39%) Burp Suite
8 2 (3.39%) Metasploit
8 2 (3.39%) sqlmap
9 1 (1.69%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.69%) CMake
9 1 (1.69%) CppUnit
9 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.69%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (1.69%) Hudson
9 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.69%) JIRA
9 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (64.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (66.10%) C++ Software Engineer
1 39 (66.10%) Software Engineer
2 23 (38.98%) Telecoms Engineer
2 23 (38.98%) Telecoms Software Engineer
3 18 (30.51%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (25.42%) Core Network Engineer
4 15 (25.42%) Network Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Information Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Security Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Administrator
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (64.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 38 (64.41%) STL
2 9 (15.25%) Flash
3 7 (11.86%) LDAP
4 5 (8.47%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (5.08%) ADO
5 3 (5.08%) ODBC
6 2 (3.39%) OAuth
7 1 (1.69%) .NET
7 1 (1.69%) HTML
7 1 (1.69%) J2SE
7 1 (1.69%) OpenID
7 1 (1.69%) XML
7 1 (1.69%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) ASIC
1 9 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.78%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.69%) State Machine
4 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) CentOS
4 3 (5.08%) Solaris
4 3 (5.08%) SUSE
4 3 (5.08%) Unix
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (71.19%) Software Engineering
2 36 (61.02%) OO
3 31 (52.54%) Cross-Platform Development
3 31 (52.54%) Multithreading
4 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
5 9 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.25%) Benchmarking
5 9 (15.25%) Prototyping
6 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.17%) SDLC
7 5 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (8.47%) OOP
8 4 (6.78%) Low Latency
9 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.39%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (3.39%) Information Security
9 2 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.39%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.39%) SABSA
9 2 (3.39%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 57 (96.61%) C++
2 16 (27.12%) Python
3 15 (25.42%) Perl
4 12 (20.34%) C
5 7 (11.86%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.17%) Ruby
7 5 (8.47%) AWK
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) JTAG
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA
2 1 (1.69%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (15.25%) Firmware
2 5 (8.47%) NFS
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 5 (8.47%) Ansible
2 5 (8.47%) systemd
3 2 (3.39%) CASB
3 2 (3.39%) Nmap
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.69%) Grafana
4 1 (1.69%) Graphite
4 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Cisco
2 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Sun
4 2 (3.39%) Dell
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) VMware