The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / South East
Rank 287 358 370
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 104 97 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 5.03% 3.60% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 71 88 54
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,350 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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

System Software Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2069 2692 2907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 14.08% 13.82% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1751 2356 2401
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firmware
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Salary Trend in the South East

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the South East

Firmware
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +64 34 £55,000 +4.76%
Hampshire +14 24 £37,500 -16.66% 6
West Sussex +22 19 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Kent +18 12 £28,750 -19.01% 2
Berkshire +42 6 £42,000 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 5 £51,250 +13.88% 1
Oxfordshire +19 4 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 91 (41.18%) C
2 75 (33.94%) Linux
3 63 (28.51%) Windows
4 62 (28.05%) C++
5 52 (23.53%) Firewall
6 51 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 48 (21.72%) HP
7 48 (21.72%) ITIL
8 47 (21.27%) Cisco
9 46 (20.81%) Embedded C
10 45 (20.36%) Unix
10 45 (20.36%) Degree
11 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 37 (16.74%) Electronics
13 34 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (14.93%) Red Hat
14 33 (14.93%) Python
14 33 (14.93%) Computer Science
15 32 (14.48%) Oracle
16 31 (14.03%) Sun
16 31 (14.03%) Mathematics
16 31 (14.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 30 (13.57%) CheckPoint
18 29 (13.12%) CCNP
18 29 (13.12%) VHDL
18 29 (13.12%) Kalman Filter
19 28 (12.67%) Disaster Recovery
20 27 (12.22%) Active Directory
20 27 (12.22%) VPN
21 25 (11.31%) SAN

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (9.95%) Apache
2 19 (8.60%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.26%) CMS
4 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) nginx
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.98%) Office 365
3 5 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.81%) SaaS
5 3 (1.36%) IaaS
5 3 (1.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) GitHub
6 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 52 (23.53%) Firewall
2 27 (12.22%) VPN
3 25 (11.31%) SAN
4 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.14%) LDAP
6 17 (7.69%) Kerberos
6 17 (7.69%) SSH
7 14 (6.33%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (6.33%) Network Security
8 13 (5.88%) DNS
9 12 (5.43%) DHCP
10 10 (4.52%) LAN
11 9 (4.07%) MPLS
11 9 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (3.62%) FWSM
12 8 (3.62%) IP Telephony
13 7 (3.17%) Internet
13 7 (3.17%) RS-232
13 7 (3.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.05%) MySQL
2 18 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (7.69%) DB2
4 6 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.26%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.90%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (6.33%) Git (software)
1 14 (6.33%) Subversion
2 5 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.90%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.45%) Bundler
4 1 (0.45%) C++Builder
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (16.74%) Electronics
2 15 (6.79%) Finance
3 12 (5.43%) Legal
4 11 (4.98%) Automotive
5 10 (4.52%) Aerospace
6 9 (4.07%) Military
7 5 (2.26%) Law
8 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (22.62%) Embedded Engineer
2 42 (19.00%) Software Engineer
3 37 (16.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 37 (16.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (13.57%) Unix Engineer
5 28 (12.67%) Developer
6 21 (9.50%) Network Engineer
7 19 (8.60%) Firmware Engineer
8 17 (7.69%) Firmware Developer
8 17 (7.69%) Python Developer
9 16 (7.24%) Network Support
9 16 (7.24%) Support Engineer
9 16 (7.24%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (6.33%) Electronics Engineer
10 14 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (5.88%) Cisco Support
12 12 (5.43%) Embedded C Engineer
12 12 (5.43%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 12 (5.43%) FPGA Engineer
13 10 (4.52%) Check Point Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.50%) OpenCL
2 14 (6.33%) Qt
3 12 (5.43%) HTML
4 9 (4.07%) Web Services
5 7 (3.17%) XML
6 6 (2.71%) jQuery
7 5 (2.26%) .NET
7 5 (2.26%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.26%) CSS
7 5 (2.26%) RESTful
8 2 (0.90%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.90%) LAMP
9 1 (0.45%) Java EE
9 1 (0.45%) JMS
9 1 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.45%) Memcached
9 1 (0.45%) REST
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 31 (14.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 31 (14.03%) Mathematics
3 29 (13.12%) VHDL
4 20 (9.05%) Clustering
5 17 (7.69%) Algorithms
5 17 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (7.69%) Statistics
6 9 (4.07%) CAN bus
7 7 (3.17%) CPLD
7 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.26%) Device Driver
8 5 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.26%) Internet of Things
8 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.26%) Verilog
9 3 (1.36%) Contactless
9 3 (1.36%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.94%) Linux
2 63 (28.51%) Windows
3 45 (20.36%) Unix
4 22 (9.95%) Solaris
5 16 (7.24%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (7.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.07%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.07%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.62%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.81%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 48 (21.72%) ITIL
3 29 (13.12%) Kalman Filter
4 28 (12.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (11.31%) Change Control
6 22 (9.95%) OO
6 22 (9.95%) Signal Processing
7 20 (9.05%) Asset Management
7 20 (9.05%) Mentoring
7 20 (9.05%) Patch Management
7 20 (9.05%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (8.60%) Server Building
9 18 (8.14%) Configuration Management
10 17 (7.69%) Capacity Management
11 16 (7.24%) UML
12 15 (6.79%) OOD
13 14 (6.33%) Coaching
13 14 (6.33%) Security Patching
13 14 (6.33%) Threat Detection
13 14 (6.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 91 (41.18%) C
2 62 (28.05%) C++
3 46 (20.81%) Embedded C
4 33 (14.93%) Python
5 24 (10.86%) PowerShell
6 22 (9.95%) Shell Script
7 18 (8.14%) C#
8 12 (5.43%) Java
9 8 (3.62%) Embedded C++
9 8 (3.62%) SQL
10 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.26%) Perl
12 3 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.45%) PHP
13 1 (0.45%) Ruby
13 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (20.36%) Degree
2 34 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (13.12%) CCNP
4 21 (9.50%) CCNA
5 15 (6.79%) CCSE
6 12 (5.43%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (3.17%) MCSE
7 7 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.81%) MCSA
8 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.81%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.36%) RHCE
10 2 (0.90%) MCP
10 2 (0.90%) SCSA
10 2 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.45%) CCVP
11 1 (0.45%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.45%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.24%) SLA
2 7 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.26%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.90%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.45%) ISO26262
System Software
1 27 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.86%) Hyper-V
3 20 (9.05%) iptables
4 17 (7.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 17 (7.69%) Samba
5 8 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (2.71%) vSphere
7 2 (0.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.45%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 19 (8.60%) NetBackup
2 18 (8.14%) Nagios
3 17 (7.69%) Cacti
3 17 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
3 17 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 17 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
4 14 (6.33%) SCSM
5 5 (2.26%) SCCM
6 3 (1.36%) SCOM
7 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.45%) Kibana
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.45%) Puppet
8 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 48 (21.72%) HP
2 47 (21.27%) Cisco
3 39 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 33 (14.93%) Red Hat
5 32 (14.48%) Oracle
6 31 (14.03%) Sun
7 30 (13.57%) CheckPoint
8 21 (9.50%) Extreme Networks
9 19 (8.60%) NetApp
10 18 (8.14%) F5
11 16 (7.24%) EMC
12 14 (6.33%) 3PAR
13 13 (5.88%) IBM
13 13 (5.88%) VMware
14 12 (5.43%) Juniper
15 7 (3.17%) Avaya
16 6 (2.71%) Altera
16 6 (2.71%) Dell
16 6 (2.71%) Xilinx
17 5 (2.26%) Palo Alto
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