Linux Recruitment Agencies

Looking for embedded Linux experts? You’re in the right place.

KO2 is one of the top Linux recruitment agencies that specialise in sourcing engineers and programmers for a range of embedded software development roles. With many companies using Linux operating systems to give their developers more freedom over their coding environment, having experience with this system is a benefit to many engineers in our industry.

Our Expertise in Linux Recruit

KO2 has been working as a recruitment expert in the embedded software/firmware industry for the past 25 years, and have all the necessary Linux recruitment experience to source and place talented candidates in a range of different roles. From software development to embedded software engineering, our expert understanding of this sector of the industry means that we’re the best choice for helping to match talented candidates with their perfect roles.

Our work with clients has seen us placing specialist Linux engineers and software developers with experience working with Linux systems and servers in a wide range of different companies and sectors across the engineering industry. We have recruited for companies ranging from start-up businesses to global blue-chip organisations, so whatever the next stage of your career plan, we’ve got the know-how to help you achieve these goals.


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Why We’re The
Right Partner

As a specialist recruitment agency, we have the unique benefit that we fully understand the kind of work our clients carry out and what this will require from candidates, helping us to understand Linux, recruit the right people for the right roles and ensure a smooth recruitment process from start to finish.

We generally work with Linux recruitment requirements that want engineers to understand Linux OS hardware and have experience designing and developing system configurations. They will generally work to respond to client requests by installing and monitoring these systems, running tests, implementing new security measures and automating processes.

Linux software engineers may also be required for roles in the embedded systems industry if a client is working with Linux software or hardware on a project. As embedded systems experts, KO2 is a top recruitment choice to help candidates with this kind of experience find employers offering their ideal job opportunities.

Our expertise means that we are the top choice for anyone looking to hire an embedded Linux software engineer to develop new software for a range of purposes, whether that’s in a medical device, a safety-critical system or an IoT project. We recruit software developers and engineers with experience working and coding with this operating system who can add to existing networks, create new programs and fix bugs or errors.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

“We’ve used KO2 for our technical recruitment for a few years now. They have become our default agency as they understand our technical requirements and have supplied us excellent staff over the years. Thoroughly recommended.”

Martin Williams, Engineering Director

Skills We Recruit For

KO2 cover every niche skill that an electronics embedded system business needs in the software development sector.

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Linux Jobs UK – FAQs

What is the average salary of Linux administrator jobs in the UK?

According to data from Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a Linux Systems Administrator is £41,351 in the UK. The lower end of the range of these salaries is around £28,000 and the upper end of the salary band for Linux administrators is £61,000, so it’s a role with a lot of potential for growth.

What are the top cities with open Linux jobs in the UK?

The top cities in the UK for Linux engineering jobs include London, Manchester, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bristol. As with many tech jobs, London is one of the best places to work if you want to be right in the centre of innovation and development, but Linux is a widely used operating system so there are plenty of opportunities elsewhere.

Is there a demand for Linux?

Experience and confidence working with Linux are in high demand in the engineering jobs market at the moment. Hundreds of different technologies are powered by Linux operating systems and the ability to customise open-source software is very valuable, so if you have worked with Linux before then these skills are likely to be in demand from potential employers.

What careers use Linux?

There’s a lot of career potential with Linux, especially if you want to go into a role that specifically works with the operating system. Linux System Administrator, Linux Application Developer, Linux Kernel Developers, Linux Systems Engineer and Linux Network Engineer are all roles that you can do with a background in Linux development. Alternatively, you also have the option of working in a general role as a DevOps engineer.

Get in Touch

If you’re an engineer with Linux experience seeking your next role, we would love to speak to you and find out more about what you’re looking for.