Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1143 1196 1278
Rank change year-on-year +53 +82 -54
Permanent jobs citing GDB 20 21 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.056% 0.059% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 29
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £47,500 £30,000 £38,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £76,000 £112,500
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 35905 35377 37958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 18.46% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 29155 30571 32022
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 £29,750
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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram 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 18 October 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 +73 19 £55,000 +22.22% 5
UK excluding London +60 14 £55,000 +22.22% 4
South East +67 13 £55,000 +15.79% 3
London +7 6 £70,000 -30.00% 1
Scotland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 17 (85.00%) C++
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Subversion
3 12 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 12 (60.00%) Python
3 12 (60.00%) STL
3 12 (60.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 10 (50.00%) GCC
4 10 (50.00%) OO
5 9 (45.00%) C
5 9 (45.00%) Wireshark
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (35.00%) RTP
7 7 (35.00%) GSM
7 7 (35.00%) PBX
7 7 (35.00%) UMTS
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco
7 7 (35.00%) SQL
7 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (35.00%) RANAP
7 7 (35.00%) LTE
7 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (35.00%) Trac
7 7 (35.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (35.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 7 (35.00%) Cross-Platform Development
8 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (30.00%) MGW
8 6 (30.00%) SGSN

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 (15.00%) JBoss
1 3 (15.00%) Jetty
1 3 (15.00%) nginx
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Doxygen
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Wireshark
2 7 (35.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 7 (35.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (35.00%) GSM
2 7 (35.00%) LTE
2 7 (35.00%) PBX
2 7 (35.00%) RANAP
2 7 (35.00%) RTP
2 7 (35.00%) UMTS
3 6 (30.00%) MGW
3 6 (30.00%) SGSN
4 5 (25.00%) GGSN
4 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) HTTP
6 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
6 3 (15.00%) SNMP
7 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.00%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (15.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) Subversion
2 10 (50.00%) GCC
3 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (35.00%) Trac
4 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (20.00%) CppUnit
5 4 (20.00%) Hudson
6 3 (15.00%) Ant
6 3 (15.00%) JUnit
6 3 (15.00%) Maven
6 3 (15.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (15.00%) Valgrind
6 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.00%) XMLSpy
7 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (10.00%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.00%) CMake
8 1 (5.00%) GNU Toolchain
8 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Core Network Engineer
4 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Blockchain Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Quantitative Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Security Researcher
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Researcher
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (60.00%) STL
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) XSLT
4 3 (15.00%) Flash
4 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (15.00%) Java EE
4 3 (15.00%) JAXB
4 3 (15.00%) JAX-WS
4 3 (15.00%) JMS
4 3 (15.00%) JRules
4 3 (15.00%) JSF
4 3 (15.00%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (15.00%) Node.js
4 3 (15.00%) POSIX
4 3 (15.00%) REST
4 3 (15.00%) SAX
4 3 (15.00%) Spring
4 3 (15.00%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) ASIC
1 3 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (15.00%) Fintech
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 10 (50.00%) OO
3 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (25.00%) Mathematics
6 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
6 5 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (15.00%) AOP
8 3 (15.00%) API Design
8 3 (15.00%) Benchmarking
8 3 (15.00%) BPMN
8 3 (15.00%) ETL
8 3 (15.00%) Memory Management
8 3 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (15.00%) RUP
8 3 (15.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C++
2 12 (60.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) C
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Perl
5 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) Assembly Language
7 3 (15.00%) Go
7 3 (15.00%) Groovy
7 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.00%) Ruby
7 3 (15.00%) Scala
8 2 (10.00%) AWK
8 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
8 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.00%) sed
8 2 (10.00%) VBA
8 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) JTAG
2 1 (5.00%) IEC 61131
2 1 (5.00%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Graphite
1 1 (5.00%) logstash
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) Prometheus
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Google
2 4 (20.00%) Splunk
3 3 (15.00%) Altova
3 3 (15.00%) ILOG
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) VMware