Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1136 1138 1230
Rank change year-on-year +2 +92 +13
Permanent jobs citing GDB 63 33 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.099% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 45 17 50
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £79,000 £98,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +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 36,070 33,308 37,359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.47% 18.98% 17.68%
Number of salaries quoted 29,676 28,296 31,829
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 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 February 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 23 February 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 +37 63 £55,000 +10.00% 15
UK excluding London +51 51 £55,000 +15.79% 10
South East +45 47 £55,000 +15.79% 4
London -13 12 £150,000 +60.00% 5
East of England - 3 £60,000 - 4
Midlands +10 1 £70,000 +100.00%
West Midlands -5 1 £70,000 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 62 (98.41%) C++
2 54 (85.71%) Linux
2 54 (85.71%) GCC
3 47 (74.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 47 (74.60%) STL
4 46 (73.02%) Subversion
5 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
6 42 (66.67%) OO
7 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
8 40 (63.49%) Multithreading
9 35 (55.56%) Wireshark
10 34 (53.97%) RANAP
10 34 (53.97%) RTP
10 34 (53.97%) GSM
10 34 (53.97%) PBX
10 34 (53.97%) UMTS
10 34 (53.97%) Cisco
10 34 (53.97%) GGSN
10 34 (53.97%) SGSN
10 34 (53.97%) LTE
10 34 (53.97%) MGW
10 34 (53.97%) Asterisk PBX
10 34 (53.97%) Trac
10 34 (53.97%) Diameter Protocol
10 34 (53.97%) Cross-Platform Development
11 17 (26.98%) Python
12 14 (22.22%) C
12 14 (22.22%) Perl
13 12 (19.05%) Java
14 10 (15.87%) Windows

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 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.76%) JBoss
2 3 (4.76%) Jetty
2 3 (4.76%) nginx
2 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Doxygen
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) IaaS
1 1 (1.59%) PaaS
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (55.56%) Wireshark
2 34 (53.97%) Asterisk PBX
2 34 (53.97%) Diameter Protocol
2 34 (53.97%) GGSN
2 34 (53.97%) GSM
2 34 (53.97%) LTE
2 34 (53.97%) MGW
2 34 (53.97%) PBX
2 34 (53.97%) RANAP
2 34 (53.97%) RTP
2 34 (53.97%) SGSN
2 34 (53.97%) UMTS
3 9 (14.29%) SNMP
4 5 (7.94%) SMTP
4 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.35%) HTTP
5 4 (6.35%) VoIP
6 3 (4.76%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
2 6 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.76%) Blockchain
3 3 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (85.71%) GCC
2 46 (73.02%) Subversion
3 34 (53.97%) Trac
4 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.94%) Automake
6 4 (6.35%) CppUnit
6 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.35%) Hudson
7 3 (4.76%) Ant
7 3 (4.76%) JUnit
7 3 (4.76%) Maven
7 3 (4.76%) ProC
7 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.76%) Valgrind
7 3 (4.76%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.59%) CMake
8 1 (1.59%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 41 (65.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Front Office
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 41 (65.08%) C++ Software Engineer
3 26 (41.27%) Telecoms Engineer
3 26 (41.27%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 18 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (26.98%) Core Network Engineer
5 17 (26.98%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Blockchain Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Quantitative Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Unix Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Principal Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Information Security Architect
11 1 (1.59%) Linux Administrator
11 1 (1.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 1 (1.59%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (74.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 47 (74.60%) STL
2 7 (11.11%) XML
3 6 (9.52%) LDAP
4 5 (7.94%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (7.94%) Flash
5 4 (6.35%) HTML
5 4 (6.35%) XSLT
6 3 (4.76%) ADO
6 3 (4.76%) CSS
6 3 (4.76%) J2EE
6 3 (4.76%) JMS
6 3 (4.76%) JSP
6 3 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (4.76%) ODBC
6 3 (4.76%) POSIX
6 3 (4.76%) Pthreads
6 3 (4.76%) RESTful
6 3 (4.76%) SOAP
6 3 (4.76%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.94%) ASIC
2 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (7.94%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.35%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) Fintech
5 1 (1.59%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.59%) State Machine
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (85.71%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) CentOS
4 3 (4.76%) Solaris
4 3 (4.76%) SUSE
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 42 (66.67%) OO
3 40 (63.49%) Multithreading
4 34 (53.97%) Cross-Platform Development
5 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.52%) Mathematics
7 6 (9.52%) SDLC
8 5 (7.94%) Benchmarking
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.94%) OOP
8 5 (7.94%) Prototyping
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) Low Latency
9 4 (6.35%) UML
10 3 (4.76%) AOP
10 3 (4.76%) BPMN
10 3 (4.76%) Data Extraction
10 3 (4.76%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 62 (98.41%) C++
2 17 (26.98%) Python
3 14 (22.22%) C
3 14 (22.22%) Perl
4 12 (19.05%) Java
5 9 (14.29%) Ruby
6 8 (12.70%) AWK
7 7 (11.11%) SQL
8 6 (9.52%) Bash Shell
8 6 (9.52%) C#
8 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.76%) Go
9 3 (4.76%) Groovy
9 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.76%) Scala
9 3 (4.76%) sed
9 3 (4.76%) VBA
9 3 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) JTAG
2 1 (1.59%) IEC 61131
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) MISRA
2 1 (1.59%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Firmware
1 5 (7.94%) NFS
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Puppet
2 5 (7.94%) Ansible
2 5 (7.94%) systemd
3 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Grafana
4 1 (1.59%) Graphite
4 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.59%) Nmap
4 1 (1.59%) Salt
4 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Cisco
2 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Altova
4 3 (4.76%) Google
4 3 (4.76%) ILOG
4 3 (4.76%) Splunk
4 3 (4.76%) Sun
5 2 (3.17%) Dell
5 2 (3.17%) HP