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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 849 840 821
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 26 38 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.038% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 23 32 43
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.97%

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
100852 100814 101486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.48% 94.87%
Number of salaries quoted 83020 81115 85647
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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
Top 21 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 March 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 -11 24 £40,000 +14.28% 28
South West - 10 £42,500 - 3
Dorset - 7 £42,500 -
East of England -8 4 £41,250 -13.15% 9
South East -23 4 £38,500 -9.41% 11
North West - 4 £37,500 -
Manchester - 4 £37,500 -
Kent - 3 £38,500 - 8
Suffolk - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland +9 2 - - 3
Dundee +5 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,500 -
Cambridge -2 1 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £42,500 -10.52% 5
North East -28 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Oxfordshire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Devon - 1 £34,500 - 3
Ipswich - 1 £40,000 -
London - 1 £40,000 - 4
Paignton - 1 £34,500 -
Tewkesbury - 1 £38,500 -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 52 (100.00%) Firmware
2 43 (82.69%) C
3 31 (59.62%) C++
4 29 (55.77%) Embedded C
5 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 22 (42.31%) Electronics
7 18 (34.62%) Embedded C++
7 18 (34.62%) Degree
8 16 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (26.92%) C#
10 13 (25.00%) Linux
10 13 (25.00%) UML
11 12 (23.08%) Device Driver
12 10 (19.23%) Ethernet
12 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.23%) Assembly Language
12 10 (19.23%) Algorithms
13 9 (17.31%) Python
14 8 (15.38%) Windows
14 8 (15.38%) Physics
15 7 (13.46%) Automotive
16 6 (11.54%) Verilog
16 6 (11.54%) .NET
16 6 (11.54%) GPRS
16 6 (11.54%) ZigBee
16 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
16 6 (11.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
17 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
17 5 (9.62%) Wireless

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (1.92%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Ethernet
1 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.54%) GPRS
2 6 (11.54%) ZigBee
3 5 (9.62%) Wireless
4 4 (7.69%) GSM
5 2 (3.85%) 802.15
5 2 (3.85%) RFID
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
5 2 (3.85%) NFC
6 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) PVCS
3 3 (5.77%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
4 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 2 (3.85%) GDB
4 2 (3.85%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 22 (42.31%) Electronics
2 7 (13.46%) Automotive
3 4 (7.69%) Military
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.85%) Finance
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Qt
3 2 (3.85%) LAMP
3 2 (3.85%) XML-RPC
3 2 (3.85%) MFC
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (23.08%) Device Driver
3 10 (19.23%) Algorithms
4 8 (15.38%) Physics
5 6 (11.54%) Verilog
5 6 (11.54%) Mathematics
5 6 (11.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (7.69%) VHDL
7 3 (5.77%) Chemistry
7 3 (5.77%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (3.85%) Internet of Things
8 2 (3.85%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (3.85%) Home Automation
8 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.92%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 4 (7.69%) Android
4 3 (5.77%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.85%) OpenWrt
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 13 (25.00%) UML
3 5 (9.62%) Signal Processing
3 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.69%) OO
4 4 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
5 3 (5.77%) Stress Testing
5 3 (5.77%) Use Case
5 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.77%) Scrum
5 3 (5.77%) Validation
6 2 (3.85%) TDD
6 2 (3.85%) Android Development
6 2 (3.85%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (1.92%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (82.69%) C
2 31 (59.62%) C++
3 29 (55.77%) Embedded C
4 18 (34.62%) Embedded C++
5 14 (26.92%) C#
6 10 (19.23%) Assembly Language
7 9 (17.31%) Python
8 4 (7.69%) Java
9 3 (5.77%) VBA
9 3 (5.77%) PHP
9 3 (5.77%) MATLAB
10 2 (3.85%) SQL
10 2 (3.85%) Tcl
11 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.92%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PhD
2 2 (3.85%) VCP4
3 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) JTAG
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) NEC
1 2 (3.85%) EMC
1 2 (3.85%) Lauterbach
1 2 (3.85%) Renesas
1 2 (3.85%) Atmel
2 1 (1.92%) Green Hills
2 1 (1.92%) IBM
Dover
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Chelmsford
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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