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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Protocol Buffers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Google Protocol Buffers (protobuf)
UK
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 635 820 814
Rank change year-on-year +185 -6 +257
Permanent jobs citing Protocol Buffers 759 141 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.13% 0.058%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.06% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 206 47 38
10th Percentile £60,000 £45,000 -
25th Percentile £85,000 £61,250 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £100,000 £85,000 £68,750
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +23.64% -1.79%
75th Percentile £130,000 £110,000 £101,250
90th Percentile £133,750 - £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 - £57,500
% change year-on-year - - +4.55%

Protocol Buffers is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 71,743 43,033 31,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 40.77% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 30,232 29,606 25,978
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.17% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Protocol Buffers
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Protocol Buffers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Protocol Buffers.

Salary trend for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Protocol Buffers over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Protocol Buffers in the UK

Protocol Buffers
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers within the UK over the 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +197 710 £102,500 +20.59% 10
UK excluding London +210 363 £80,000 - 2
South East +200 333 £85,000 - 1
London -78 322 £115,000 +35.29% 8
Work from Home -136 229 £95,000 +15.15% 4
East Midlands +8 38 - -
Midlands -29 38 - -
North West - 4 - -
North of England - 4 - -
South West - 2 £70,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, IT jobs citing Protocol Buffers 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 Protocol Buffers.

1 573 (75.49%) Software Engineering
2 428 (56.39%) Linux
3 416 (54.81%) HTTP
4 403 (53.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 379 (49.93%) Unit Testing
6 368 (48.48%) TCP/IP
7 366 (48.22%) Functional Testing
8 352 (46.38%) C++
9 336 (44.27%) Degree
10 335 (44.14%) C
11 329 (43.35%) Project Planning
11 329 (43.35%) Software Testing
11 329 (43.35%) Digital Signal Processing
11 329 (43.35%) Signal Processing
12 253 (33.33%) AWS
13 244 (32.15%) Docker
14 242 (31.88%) gRPC
15 240 (31.62%) Java
16 237 (31.23%) Finance
17 207 (27.27%) Kubernetes
18 193 (25.43%) Agile
19 189 (24.90%) Python
20 161 (21.21%) React
21 157 (20.69%) Electronics
22 156 (20.55%) Kafka
23 148 (19.50%) TypeScript
24 144 (18.97%) Microservices
25 135 (17.79%) CI/CD
26 129 (17.00%) GCP
27 126 (16.60%) PostgreSQL

Protocol Buffers
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 57 (7.51%) Apache
2 39 (5.14%) Apache Airflow
3 36 (4.74%) Jetty
4 14 (1.84%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 11 (1.45%) Distributed Ledger
1 11 (1.45%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 253 (33.33%) AWS
2 129 (17.00%) GCP
3 110 (14.49%) Azure
4 74 (9.75%) OpenShift
5 51 (6.72%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (5.93%) Stripe
7 37 (4.87%) SaaS
8 27 (3.56%) Serverless
9 23 (3.03%) Paddle
10 16 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.98%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.98%) BrowserStack
12 10 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.05%) Datadog
14 7 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.79%) Cloudflare
15 6 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
15 6 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 416 (54.81%) HTTP
2 368 (48.48%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.45%) Firewall
4 8 (1.05%) Internet
5 4 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (16.60%) PostgreSQL
2 120 (15.81%) NoSQL
3 63 (8.30%) Elasticsearch
4 61 (8.04%) Redis
5 59 (7.77%) MongoDB
6 55 (7.25%) Hadoop
7 49 (6.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 47 (6.19%) MySQL
9 41 (5.40%) HBase
10 39 (5.14%) Apache Ignite
10 39 (5.14%) Big Data
11 38 (5.01%) ArangoDB
11 38 (5.01%) SQL Server
12 37 (4.87%) Hazelcast
13 13 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.71%) BigQuery
13 13 (1.71%) CouchDB
13 13 (1.71%) Flink
13 13 (1.71%) RavenDB
13 13 (1.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 82 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 59 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 43 (5.67%) Cucumber
4 38 (5.01%) JUnit
4 38 (5.01%) Maven
5 36 (4.74%) Moq
5 36 (4.74%) NUnit
5 36 (4.74%) SpecFlow
6 32 (4.22%) JIRA
7 19 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 16 (2.11%) CircleCI
9 15 (1.98%) Cypress.io
9 15 (1.98%) Selenium
10 11 (1.45%) webpack
11 10 (1.32%) GitLab
12 7 (0.92%) git-flow
12 7 (0.92%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.79%) Jaeger
14 4 (0.53%) CocoaPods
14 4 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 403 (53.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 237 (31.23%) Finance
3 157 (20.69%) Electronics
4 88 (11.59%) Front Office
5 70 (9.22%) Banking
6 43 (5.67%) Social Skills
7 42 (5.53%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.32%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.05%) Russian Language
11 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.40%) Games
12 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.13%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 540 (71.15%) Software Engineer
2 329 (43.35%) Embedded Engineer
2 329 (43.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 213 (28.06%) Developer
4 156 (20.55%) Junior
4 156 (20.55%) Junior Embedded Engineer
4 156 (20.55%) Junior Software Engineer
5 111 (14.62%) Senior Software Engineer
6 97 (12.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 94 (12.38%) Senior Developer
8 91 (11.99%) Java Developer
9 72 (9.49%) Senior Software Developer
10 62 (8.17%) Senior Java Developer
11 50 (6.59%) Java Engineer
12 49 (6.46%) AWS Developer
12 49 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
12 49 (6.46%) AWS Software Engineer
12 49 (6.46%) Java Software Developer
12 49 (6.46%) Java Software Engineer
13 45 (5.93%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (31.88%) gRPC
2 161 (21.21%) React
3 156 (20.55%) Kafka
4 123 (16.21%) .NET
5 77 (10.14%) Guice
6 69 (9.09%) Node.js
7 65 (8.56%) JSON
7 65 (8.56%) REST
8 55 (7.25%) Reactive Extensions
9 54 (7.11%) Apache Thrift
10 52 (6.85%) .NET Framework
11 48 (6.32%) Middleware
12 46 (6.06%) Spring
13 45 (5.93%) GraphQL
14 42 (5.53%) Spring Boot
15 41 (5.40%) Lucene
16 38 (5.01%) Apache Avro
16 38 (5.01%) Vert.x
16 38 (5.01%) WebRTC
16 38 (5.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.20%) Equities
1 85 (11.20%) Fixed Income
2 49 (6.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (6.46%) Hedge funds
3 39 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 37 (4.87%) Social Media
4 37 (4.87%) Social Network
5 36 (4.74%) User Experience
6 30 (3.95%) Blog
7 27 (3.56%) Cloud Native
8 13 (1.71%) NHS
9 12 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.58%) Blockchain
9 12 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.32%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.79%) PropTech
12 4 (0.53%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.53%) IoT
13 3 (0.40%) Oculus
Operating Systems
1 428 (56.39%) Linux
2 8 (1.05%) CoreOS
2 8 (1.05%) Debian
2 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.66%) Android
5 2 (0.26%) Unix
5 2 (0.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (75.49%) Software Engineering
2 379 (49.93%) Unit Testing
3 366 (48.22%) Functional Testing
4 329 (43.35%) Digital Signal Processing
4 329 (43.35%) Project Planning
4 329 (43.35%) Signal Processing
4 329 (43.35%) Software Testing
5 193 (25.43%) Agile
6 144 (18.97%) Microservices
7 135 (17.79%) CI/CD
8 118 (15.55%) TDD
9 103 (13.57%) Open Source
10 99 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
11 96 (12.65%) Full Stack Development
11 96 (12.65%) Multithreading
12 88 (11.59%) Asset Management
12 88 (11.59%) Investment Management
13 87 (11.46%) DevOps
14 76 (10.01%) Infrastructure as Code
15 69 (9.09%) Observability
Programming Languages
1 352 (46.38%) C++
2 335 (44.14%) C
3 240 (31.62%) Java
4 189 (24.90%) Python
5 148 (19.50%) TypeScript
6 124 (16.34%) SQL
7 115 (15.15%) Go
8 97 (12.78%) JavaScript
9 91 (11.99%) C#
10 74 (9.75%) Rust
11 63 (8.30%) Kotlin
12 57 (7.51%) Scala
13 44 (5.80%) Shell Script
14 36 (4.74%) PowerShell
15 24 (3.16%) PHP
16 23 (3.03%) Ruby
17 13 (1.71%) SPARQL
18 10 (1.32%) R
19 9 (1.19%) Apple Swift
19 9 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 336 (44.27%) Degree
2 5 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (0.66%) SC Cleared
2 5 (0.66%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.85%) QA
2 49 (6.46%) SLA
3 15 (1.98%) Accessibility
3 15 (1.98%) PSD2
4 10 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 244 (32.15%) Docker
2 41 (5.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (0.53%) Postfix
3 4 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 207 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 116 (15.28%) Terraform
3 80 (10.54%) Ansible
4 45 (5.93%) Prometheus
5 44 (5.80%) Grafana
6 12 (1.58%) linkerd
7 9 (1.19%) Istio
8 8 (1.05%) Fluentd
8 8 (1.05%) Kubeflow
8 8 (1.05%) Kustomize
9 7 (0.92%) Consul
10 6 (0.79%) Graylog
10 6 (0.79%) Kibana
11 5 (0.66%) Puppet
12 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.53%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.53%) Podman
13 1 (0.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 77 (10.14%) Google
2 65 (8.56%) TrueLayer
3 60 (7.91%) Revolut
4 50 (6.59%) Microsoft
5 39 (5.14%) Splunk
6 38 (5.01%) Cisco
6 38 (5.01%) Oracle
7 17 (2.24%) Apple
8 15 (1.98%) Zopa
9 13 (1.71%) Confluent
10 10 (1.32%) Cadence
11 8 (1.05%) New Relic
12 7 (0.92%) IBM
13 4 (0.53%) VMware
14 3 (0.40%) Terracotta
15 2 (0.26%) Databricks
15 2 (0.26%) Spotify