Device Drivers
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 6 months to 22 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 730 930 986
Rank change year-on-year +200 +56 -238
Permanent jobs citing Device Driver 86 76 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.069% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 75 33 70
10th Percentile £45,000 £34,198 £34,705
25th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £36,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,625 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

All Generic Skills
UK

Device Driver is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,788 46,644 62,923
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.58% 42.04% 45.25%
Number of salaries quoted 19,916 26,010 33,108
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.84% +3.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Device Driver as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Device Driver.

Salary trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Device Driver over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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
UK excluding London +114 81 £60,000 - 48
England +206 73 £60,000 - 47
Work from Home +168 42 £60,000 -7.69% 23
South East +92 28 £57,500 -17.86% 21
South West +41 13 £60,000 - 3
Scotland -11 12 £60,000 +13.21% 4
East of England +24 11 £65,000 -3.70% 10
North of England +101 10 £50,000 - 3
North West +49 9 £50,000 - 3
Midlands +55 7 £50,000 -16.67% 7
West Midlands +62 5 £67,500 +12.50% 5
London +193 4 £77,500 +127.94% 3
East Midlands +12 2 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +107 1 - -

Device Driver
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.98%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) GitHub
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (1.16%) Azure
3 1 (1.16%) Entra ID
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Wireless
2 15 (17.44%) RS-232
3 11 (12.79%) Ethernet
3 11 (12.79%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (6.98%) 5G
5 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.65%) 3GPP
7 2 (2.33%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.33%) LTE
8 1 (1.16%) DHCP
8 1 (1.16%) LoRaWAN
8 1 (1.16%) Modbus
8 1 (1.16%) MQTT
8 1 (1.16%) PBX
8 1 (1.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Git
2 12 (13.95%) JIRA
3 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.65%) Subversion
4 4 (4.65%) Zephyr
5 2 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 22 (25.58%) Electronics
2 17 (19.77%) Manufacturing
3 14 (16.28%) Social Skills
4 12 (13.95%) Automotive
5 9 (10.47%) Finance
6 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.16%) Marketing
9 1 (1.16%) Military
9 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 74 (86.05%) Software Engineer
2 48 (55.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 43 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 38 (44.19%) Senior
5 32 (37.21%) Senior Software Engineer
6 23 (26.74%) Senior Embedded Engineer
7 19 (22.09%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Embedded C Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Lead
11 3 (3.49%) Lead Software Engineer
12 2 (2.33%) C Programmer
12 2 (2.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (40.70%) Yocto
2 11 (12.79%) Qt
3 4 (4.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (4.65%) EDI
3 4 (4.65%) Middleware
4 2 (2.33%) GStreamer
5 1 (1.16%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.16%) Wayland
5 1 (1.16%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (13.95%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.30%) IoT
4 6 (6.98%) SIMD
5 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.65%) FPGA
6 4 (4.65%) Life Science
7 2 (2.33%) Robotics
7 2 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (1.16%) Analogue Electronics
8 1 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.16%) CMDB
8 1 (1.16%) IVR
8 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.16%) State Machine
8 1 (1.16%) STB
8 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (73.26%) Linux
2 50 (58.14%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (9.30%) FreeRTOS
4 6 (6.98%) Windows
5 3 (3.49%) Android
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Unix
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (90.70%) Software Engineering
2 45 (52.33%) Device Driver Development
3 16 (18.60%) OOD
4 14 (16.28%) DevOps
5 12 (13.95%) Agile
5 12 (13.95%) Open Source
5 12 (13.95%) Validation
6 11 (12.79%) Signal Processing
7 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (10.47%) Embedded Software Development
8 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.47%) OO
8 9 (10.47%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.98%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (6.98%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
11 5 (5.81%) Design Patterns
11 5 (5.81%) MVVM
12 4 (4.65%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 69 (80.23%) C
2 38 (44.19%) Python
3 33 (38.37%) C++
4 15 (17.44%) Java
5 13 (15.12%) Embedded C
6 8 (9.30%) Bash
7 7 (8.14%) C#
7 7 (8.14%) Rust
8 4 (4.65%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.16%) Perl
9 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Degree
2 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.16%) MISRA
2 1 (1.16%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) Firmware
2 15 (17.44%) Embedded Firmware
3 7 (8.14%) Docker
4 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Terraform
2 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Podman
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.16%) Renesas
2 1 (1.16%) SAP