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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 855 864 839
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 42 41 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.035% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.037% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 47
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -

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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 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 4 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 36 £36,000 -0.68% 28
South East +6 12 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Yorkshire - 11 £36,000 - 1
Barnsley - 11 £36,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £36,000 - 1
Scotland - 6 £52,500 -
Hampshire +13 5 £42,500 +25.00% 1
East of England +7 4 £50,000 +42.85% 9
West Midlands -17 4 £38,750 +3.33%
Highlands - 4 £52,500 -
Andover - 4 £43,750 - 1
Inverness - 4 £52,500 -
West Sussex -3 3 £35,000 -
Horsham - 3 £35,000 -
Cambridge +19 2 £65,000 +85.71% 7
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £65,000 +85.71% 7
South West -18 2 £39,750 -6.47% 5
London - 2 £32,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £45,000 -
Brighton - 2 £40,000 - 2
East Sussex - 2 £40,000 - 3
Berkshire +1 1 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £46,500 +86.00% 2
Birmingham -11 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Coventry -14 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Milton Keynes -18 1 £46,500 -
Malvern - 1 £25,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £35,000 - 1
Maldon - 1 £27,500 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £38,500 -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 91 (100.00%) Firmware
2 81 (89.01%) C
3 66 (72.53%) C++
4 62 (68.13%) Software Engineering
5 59 (64.84%) Embedded C
6 45 (49.45%) Embedded C++
7 33 (36.26%) Linux
8 31 (34.07%) Ethernet
9 26 (28.57%) Electronics
10 23 (25.27%) ANSI C
11 19 (20.88%) Degree
12 18 (19.78%) Renesas
13 15 (16.48%) Assembly Language
13 15 (16.48%) UML
14 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
15 11 (12.09%) Qt
16 10 (10.99%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (10.99%) Bluetooth
16 10 (10.99%) Windows
17 9 (9.89%) .NET
17 9 (9.89%) Subversion
17 9 (9.89%) Embedded Software Development
17 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
17 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
18 8 (8.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 8 (8.79%) Algorithms
18 8 (8.79%) UNIX
19 7 (7.69%) IBM
19 7 (7.69%) VHDL
19 7 (7.69%) Android

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (1.10%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.10%) Simulink
1 1 (1.10%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) Ethernet
2 12 (13.19%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.99%) Bluetooth
4 6 (6.59%) 3G
4 6 (6.59%) GSM
5 4 (4.40%) Wireless
6 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.30%) Internet
7 2 (2.20%) RFID
7 2 (2.20%) 2G
7 2 (2.20%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.10%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Subversion
1 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) GCC
3 3 (3.30%) TortoiseSVN
3 3 (3.30%) WinDbg
4 2 (2.20%) PVCS
4 2 (2.20%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.10%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 26 (28.57%) Electronics
2 5 (5.49%) Automotive
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) Finance
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) Qt
2 9 (9.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) MFC
3 1 (1.10%) XML
3 1 (1.10%) Middleware
3 1 (1.10%) OpenMP
3 1 (1.10%) QML
3 1 (1.10%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.79%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (7.69%) VHDL
5 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.49%) Device Driver
6 5 (5.49%) Physics
7 4 (4.40%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.20%) Internet of Things
9 2 (2.20%) Verilog
10 1 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (1.10%) CPLD
10 1 (1.10%) SystemC
10 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.26%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) UNIX
4 7 (7.69%) Android
5 4 (4.40%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.30%) OpenWrt
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.10%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.13%) Software Engineering
2 15 (16.48%) UML
3 9 (9.89%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (7.69%) Signal Processing
5 4 (4.40%) Integration Testing
5 4 (4.40%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.40%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (4.40%) Digital Signal Processing
5 4 (4.40%) OOP
5 4 (4.40%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.30%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.30%) SDLC
6 3 (3.30%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.20%) Functional Testing
7 2 (2.20%) Low Latency
7 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.20%) OO
7 2 (2.20%) Use Case
7 2 (2.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (89.01%) C
2 66 (72.53%) C++
3 59 (64.84%) Embedded C
4 45 (49.45%) Embedded C++
5 23 (25.27%) ANSI C
6 15 (16.48%) Assembly Language
7 6 (6.59%) C#
8 3 (3.30%) Python
8 3 (3.30%) Java
9 2 (2.20%) SQL
10 1 (1.10%) VB
10 1 (1.10%) VC++
10 1 (1.10%) Fortran
10 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) PhD
3 1 (1.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) ISO 9000
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.10%) JTAG
System Software
1 91 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Renesas
2 7 (7.69%) Altera
2 7 (7.69%) IBM
3 4 (4.40%) Atmel
3 4 (4.40%) Synplicity
4 3 (3.30%) Xilinx
5 2 (2.20%) EMC
5 2 (2.20%) QNX
6 1 (1.10%) MKS
6 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.10%) Lauterbach
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Pension, Life Assurance,
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East (Home Counties)
TRG
Salary: 55000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East (Home Counties)
TRG
Salary: 40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago