The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 839 868 823
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 54 39 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.034% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.036% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 46 27 44
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,850 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,500 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK.

Firmware Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Firmware Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 48 £40,500 +8.00% 32
South East +14 19 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Yorkshire - 11 £36,000 - 1
Barnsley - 11 £36,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £36,000 - 1
Hampshire +12 7 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Andover - 7 £45,000 - 1
East of England +4 6 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Cambridge +19 5 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Cambridgeshire +17 5 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Berkshire +10 5 £50,000 +42.85%
South West -22 5 £41,000 -3.52% 8
Newbury - 5 £50,000 -
West Midlands -10 4 £38,750 +3.33% 3
Scotland - 4 £52,500 - 2
Devon -8 2 £41,600 -2.11% 3
Coventry -18 2 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 2 £46,500 +86.00% 1
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 -
Dundee - 2 - - 2
Highlands - 2 £52,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £47,500 - 2
London - 2 £37,500 -
Inverness - 2 £52,500 -
High Wycombe -3 1 - -
Plymouth -4 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Sussex -4 1 £35,000 -
Wales -5 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Milton Keynes -20 1 £46,500 -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Firmware
2 89 (84.76%) C
3 74 (70.48%) C++
4 67 (63.81%) Software Engineering
5 56 (53.33%) Embedded C
6 42 (40.00%) Embedded C++
7 39 (37.14%) Electronics
8 36 (34.29%) Ethernet
9 31 (29.52%) Linux
10 28 (26.67%) Degree
11 23 (21.90%) ANSI C
12 21 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 20 (19.05%) Renesas
14 17 (16.19%) Windows
15 14 (13.33%) Assembly Language
15 14 (13.33%) VHDL
15 14 (13.33%) Altera
16 13 (12.38%) Bluetooth
17 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
17 11 (10.48%) UML
18 10 (9.52%) Mobile App
18 10 (9.52%) Algorithms
19 9 (8.57%) 3G
19 9 (8.57%) Embedded Software Development
20 8 (7.62%) Signal Processing
20 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
20 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
20 8 (7.62%) Device Driver
20 8 (7.62%) Subversion
20 8 (7.62%) Qt

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.95%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) Simulink
2 1 (0.95%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.29%) Ethernet
2 13 (12.38%) Bluetooth
3 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.57%) 3G
5 6 (5.71%) GSM
5 6 (5.71%) Wireless
6 5 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.81%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) RFID
8 2 (1.90%) 2G
8 2 (1.90%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.95%) Skype
9 1 (0.95%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.95%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Subversion
1 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.81%) GCC
3 3 (2.86%) WinDbg
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
General
1 39 (37.14%) Electronics
2 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Military
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Finance
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.62%) Qt
2 7 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) MFC
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) Middleware
3 1 (0.95%) QML
3 1 (0.95%) OpenCL
3 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 14 (13.33%) VHDL
3 10 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
4 8 (7.62%) Device Driver
5 7 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.81%) Physics
6 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.86%) Internet of Things
8 2 (1.90%) Verilog
8 2 (1.90%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.95%) CPLD
9 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.95%) ASIC
9 1 (0.95%) User Experience
9 1 (0.95%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.52%) Linux
2 17 (16.19%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) UNIX
3 7 (6.67%) Android
4 5 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.90%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.95%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (63.81%) Software Engineering
2 11 (10.48%) UML
3 9 (8.57%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (7.62%) Signal Processing
5 7 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (3.81%) OOP
6 4 (3.81%) OO
6 4 (3.81%) Digital Signal Processing
6 4 (3.81%) Change Control
6 4 (3.81%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.81%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (2.86%) Low Latency
7 3 (2.86%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.90%) Software Architecture
8 2 (1.90%) Validation
8 2 (1.90%) Functional Testing
8 2 (1.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (84.76%) C
2 74 (70.48%) C++
3 56 (53.33%) Embedded C
4 42 (40.00%) Embedded C++
5 23 (21.90%) ANSI C
6 14 (13.33%) Assembly Language
7 7 (6.67%) C#
8 6 (5.71%) Python
9 2 (1.90%) Tcl
9 2 (1.90%) Perl
9 2 (1.90%) VB
10 1 (0.95%) VC++
10 1 (0.95%) SQL
10 1 (0.95%) Java
10 1 (0.95%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) PhD
3 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.95%) JTAG
System Software
1 105 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (19.05%) Renesas
2 14 (13.33%) Altera
3 7 (6.67%) Xilinx
3 7 (6.67%) Synplicity
4 6 (5.71%) IBM
4 6 (5.71%) EMC
5 5 (4.76%) Atmel
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.90%) QNX
7 1 (0.95%) BT
7 1 (0.95%) MKS
7 1 (0.95%) Lauterbach
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