Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

GNU Debugger
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1156 1191 1249
Rank change year-on-year +35 +58 +47
Permanent jobs citing GDB 17 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.050% 0.044% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 22
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +18.92% -7.50%
10th Percentile £38,750 £47,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £65,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +29.41% -15.00%

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 33,890 36,301 35,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.20% 20.58% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 27,432 29,490 30,525
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +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 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 +35 17 £52,500 -4.55% 4
UK excluding London +21 17 £52,500 -4.55% 3
South East +8 13 £52,500 -4.55% 1
South West -5 2 £50,000 -9.09%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (82.35%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) Python
2 11 (64.71%) JTAG
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
3 10 (58.82%) Firmware
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) C
5 8 (47.06%) Perl
5 8 (47.06%) ASIC
5 8 (47.06%) Benchmarking
5 8 (47.06%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (47.06%) Flash
5 8 (47.06%) Prototyping
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) HTTP
7 4 (23.53%) UML
7 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
7 4 (23.53%) Subversion
7 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (17.65%) State Machine
8 3 (17.65%) MISRA
8 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Release Management
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) JIRA
8 3 (17.65%) Hudson
8 3 (17.65%) CMake

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) Wireshark
3 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
3 3 (17.65%) Modbus
4 1 (5.88%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (5.88%) FTP
4 1 (5.88%) GGSN
4 1 (5.88%) GSM
4 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
4 1 (5.88%) LTE
4 1 (5.88%) MGW
4 1 (5.88%) PBX
4 1 (5.88%) SGSN
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
4 1 (5.88%) SNMP
4 1 (5.88%) UMTS
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
2 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
2 3 (17.65%) CMake
2 3 (17.65%) CppUnit
2 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Hudson
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) GCC
3 2 (11.76%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (5.88%) Burp Suite
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (5.88%) GoogleTest
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Metasploit
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) sqlmap
4 1 (5.88%) Trac
4 1 (5.88%) Valgrind
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Flash
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XML Schema
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 2 (11.76%) STL
4 1 (5.88%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (5.88%) J2SE
4 1 (5.88%) JNI
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) OAuth
4 1 (5.88%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) ASIC
1 8 (47.06%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (17.65%) CAN bus
2 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 3 (17.65%) State Machine
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Kali Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Benchmarking
3 8 (47.06%) Prototyping
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (23.53%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Release Management
7 2 (11.76%) Fuzz Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) C
4 8 (47.06%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
7 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) JTAG
2 3 (17.65%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CASB
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.88%) Nmap
1 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) VMware