Embedded Linux Jobs

Embedded Linux
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Embedded Linux skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Embedded Linux over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 607 780 974
Rank change year-on-year +173 +194 -177
Permanent jobs citing Embedded Linux 314 139 289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.18% 0.92% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 256 67 94
10th Percentile £45,000 £32,500 £34,875
25th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £43,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +10.17% -1.67% +20.00%

All Operating Systems
UK

Embedded Linux falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14,390 15,119 32,044
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 16.35% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10,771 10,301 16,333
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux.

Salary trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 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 +109 309 £65,000 +10.17% 43
England +170 287 £67,500 +14.41% 42
Work from Home +110 155 £70,000 +27.27% 18
South East -1 78 £75,000 +20.00% 16
South West +19 63 £60,000 -9.43% 1
East of England +34 55 £70,000 - 16
North of England +19 48 £60,000 +41.18% 3
Midlands -22 38 £57,500 - 6
East Midlands -9 22 £48,750 - 2
Yorkshire +49 21 £50,000 +17.65% 2
North West -9 16 £60,000 -
West Midlands -15 16 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Scotland -54 16 £60,000 - 4
Northern Ireland - 11 - -
North East - 11 £56,000 - 1
London +96 5 £100,000 - 4

Embedded Linux
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 5 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (0.32%) Jupyter
Applications
1 23 (7.32%) Simulink
2 1 (0.32%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.55%) AWS
2 6 (1.91%) GitHub
3 3 (0.96%) AWS IoT
4 2 (0.64%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.97%) Wireless
2 36 (11.46%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (7.01%) RS-232
4 19 (6.05%) Ethernet
5 18 (5.73%) TCP/IP
6 17 (5.41%) MQTT
6 17 (5.41%) RS-485
7 14 (4.46%) 4G
8 13 (4.14%) 3G
9 9 (2.87%) Bluetooth
10 8 (2.55%) 5G
11 7 (2.23%) DVB
12 6 (1.91%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.59%) ZigBee
14 4 (1.27%) 3GPP
14 4 (1.27%) Internet
15 2 (0.64%) DECT
15 2 (0.64%) DNS
15 2 (0.64%) Modbus
15 2 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.91%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.32%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 20 (6.37%) Git
2 16 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.14%) JIRA
4 6 (1.91%) Subversion
5 5 (1.59%) GitLab
6 4 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.27%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.32%) GDB
General
1 60 (19.11%) Social Skills
2 51 (16.24%) Electronics
3 36 (11.46%) Manufacturing
4 14 (4.46%) Mandarin Language
5 11 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.18%) Automotive
6 10 (3.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.27%) Finance
7 4 (1.27%) Marketing
7 4 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.27%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.96%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 213 (67.83%) Embedded Engineer
1 213 (67.83%) Software Engineer
2 177 (56.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 138 (43.95%) Senior
4 112 (35.67%) Senior Embedded Engineer
5 110 (35.03%) Senior Software Engineer
6 92 (29.30%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 32 (10.19%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 32 (10.19%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (9.87%) Developer
9 25 (7.96%) Embedded Developer
10 24 (7.64%) C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (7.01%) Embedded Software Developer
11 22 (7.01%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 22 (7.01%) Software Developer
12 20 (6.37%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 19 (6.05%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 17 (5.41%) Architect
14 17 (5.41%) Security Architect
14 17 (5.41%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.79%) Yocto
2 18 (5.73%) REST
3 12 (3.82%) Qt
4 10 (3.18%) FFmpeg
4 10 (3.18%) GStreamer
4 10 (3.18%) Middleware
5 6 (1.91%) Node.js
6 5 (1.59%) OpenCV
6 5 (1.59%) OpenEmbedded
6 5 (1.59%) Web Services
7 2 (0.64%) OpenGL
7 2 (0.64%) QML
7 2 (0.64%) Vulkan
8 1 (0.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.32%) Flutter
8 1 (0.32%) HTML5
8 1 (0.32%) Pandas
8 1 (0.32%) PyTorch
8 1 (0.32%) React
8 1 (0.32%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.61%) Device Driver
2 48 (15.29%) IoT
3 27 (8.60%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.46%) Video\Live Streaming
6 10 (3.18%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.18%) FPGA
7 8 (2.55%) VHDL
8 5 (1.59%) ARM Cortex
8 5 (1.59%) SIMD
9 4 (1.27%) CCTV
10 2 (0.64%) Analogue Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.64%) Distributed Systems
10 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.64%) RISC-V
10 2 (0.64%) Robotics
11 1 (0.32%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.32%) NB-IoT
11 1 (0.32%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 314 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (6.37%) Android
3 9 (2.87%) Windows
4 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.59%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) OpenWrt
6 1 (0.32%) Unix
6 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (82.17%) Software Engineering
2 54 (17.20%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (16.88%) Agile
4 46 (14.65%) Embedded Software Development
5 44 (14.01%) Computer Science
6 37 (11.78%) OOD
7 35 (11.15%) Signal Processing
8 34 (10.83%) Artificial Intelligence
8 34 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (10.51%) DevOps
10 30 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (9.24%) OO
12 26 (8.28%) Machine Learning
13 25 (7.96%) Code Quality
13 25 (7.96%) Multithreading
13 25 (7.96%) Software Testing
13 25 (7.96%) System Testing
14 24 (7.64%) Device Driver Development
15 22 (7.01%) Collaborative Working
16 21 (6.69%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 232 (73.89%) C
2 139 (44.27%) C++
3 124 (39.49%) Python
4 93 (29.62%) Embedded C
5 70 (22.29%) Bash
6 54 (17.20%) Rust
7 49 (15.61%) Java
8 20 (6.37%) JavaScript
9 12 (3.82%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.50%) C#
11 8 (2.55%) Perl
12 7 (2.23%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.96%) Ada
13 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.32%) Go
14 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.32%) SQL
14 1 (0.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 76 (24.20%) Security Cleared
2 62 (19.75%) Degree
3 24 (7.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (7.01%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.91%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.59%) PhD
7 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.14%) GDPR
1 13 (4.14%) QA
2 8 (2.55%) JTAG
3 6 (1.91%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.59%) MISRA
5 3 (0.96%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.64%) MISRA C
System Software
1 59 (18.79%) Firmware
2 32 (10.19%) Embedded Firmware
3 15 (4.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.18%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.27%) Terraform
3 3 (0.96%) Ansible
3 3 (0.96%) Podman
Vendors
1 22 (7.01%) Xilinx
2 8 (2.55%) Red Hat
3 4 (1.27%) SAP
4 1 (0.32%) Atmel
4 1 (0.32%) EMC
4 1 (0.32%) Freescale
4 1 (0.32%) Intel
4 1 (0.32%) Renesas