The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 92 98 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 14 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.99% 1.21% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 12.61% 11.64% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 5
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £28,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Firmware
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
111 189 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.88% 10.43% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 98 157 122
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware across the Cambridge region.

Firmware Salary Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Firmware Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware.

1 20 (71.43%) C
2 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
3 13 (46.43%) C++
4 11 (39.29%) Python
5 9 (32.14%) Electronics
5 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (28.57%) Physics
7 7 (25.00%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) Linux
8 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
8 6 (21.43%) Device Driver
8 6 (21.43%) Algorithms
9 5 (17.86%) Low Latency
9 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
9 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) PhD
10 3 (10.71%) Windows
10 3 (10.71%) Perl
10 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
10 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
10 3 (10.71%) Signal Processing
10 3 (10.71%) Mechatronics
10 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (7.14%) Change Control
11 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (7.14%) GCC
11 2 (7.14%) GDB
11 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
11 2 (7.14%) Telecoms

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) GCC
1 2 (7.14%) GDB
1 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (32.14%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Software Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Embedded C Developer
3 5 (17.86%) C Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Graduate
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) Qt
1 1 (3.57%) OpenCL
1 1 (3.57%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 8 (28.57%) Physics
3 6 (21.43%) Device Driver
3 6 (21.43%) Algorithms
4 5 (17.86%) Mathematics
5 3 (10.71%) Mechatronics
5 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.57%) DTV
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Low Latency
3 3 (10.71%) Signal Processing
4 2 (7.14%) Change Control
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) System Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) C
2 13 (46.43%) C++
3 11 (39.29%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) Embedded C
5 3 (10.71%) Perl
5 3 (10.71%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.14%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) SAP
1 1 (3.57%) QNX
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