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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware Engineer
Rank 872 845 860
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 32 34 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.031% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.033% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 38
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,200 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

Firmware Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 25 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 21 October 2014. 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 -24 24 £40,750 +1.87% 6
West Midlands -14 9 £41,500 +18.57%
South East -21 9 £42,500 -2.85% 2
Coventry -9 8 £40,750 +16.42%
St Asaph - 8 £38,750 -
Denbighshire - 8 £38,750 -
North Wales - 8 £38,750 -
Wales - 8 £38,750 -
Buckinghamshire -1 4 - -
East of England -22 4 £35,750 -10.62% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Berkshire +5 3 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Bracknell - 2 £35,000 -
West Sussex -8 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £45,000 - 2
Stockport - 1 £29,500 -
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 - 1
Maldon - 1 £26,500 -
Manchester - 1 £29,500 - 1
North West - 1 £29,500 - 1
Essex - 1 £26,500 -
Kent - 1 £50,000 - 1

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 65 (100.00%) Firmware
2 60 (92.31%) C
3 47 (72.31%) Electronics
4 37 (56.92%) C++
5 31 (47.69%) Embedded Systems
6 23 (35.38%) C#
7 22 (33.85%) Embedded C
8 21 (32.31%) Ethernet
8 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
9 19 (29.23%) Linux
10 18 (27.69%) Windows
11 17 (26.15%) Degree
12 14 (21.54%) Wireless
12 14 (21.54%) Assembly Language
12 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
13 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 13 (20.00%) Python
14 11 (16.92%) .NET
14 11 (16.92%) Validation
14 11 (16.92%) Device Driver
14 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
15 10 (15.38%) Signal Processing
16 9 (13.85%) Embedded Software Development
16 9 (13.85%) Embedded C++
16 9 (13.85%) GPRS
16 9 (13.85%) GSM
17 8 (12.31%) EMC
17 8 (12.31%) MFC
17 8 (12.31%) TDD

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (1.54%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) Ethernet
2 14 (21.54%) Wireless
3 13 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (13.85%) GPRS
4 9 (13.85%) GSM
5 2 (3.08%) ZigBee
5 2 (3.08%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.54%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 47 (72.31%) Electronics
2 6 (9.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) MFC
3 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.54%) Flash
4 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 31 (47.69%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (16.92%) Device Driver
3 8 (12.31%) Home Automation
4 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.08%) Physics
5 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.54%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 18 (27.69%) Windows
3 8 (12.31%) Android
4 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.15%) VxWorks
6 3 (4.62%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
2 11 (16.92%) Validation
2 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 10 (15.38%) Signal Processing
4 9 (13.85%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (12.31%) TDD
6 7 (10.77%) Android Development
6 7 (10.77%) iOS Development
6 7 (10.77%) UML
7 5 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (4.62%) Scrum
8 3 (4.62%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.08%) Software Architecture
9 2 (3.08%) Time Management
9 2 (3.08%) OOD
10 1 (1.54%) Project Management
10 1 (1.54%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.54%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (92.31%) C
2 37 (56.92%) C++
3 23 (35.38%) C#
4 22 (33.85%) Embedded C
5 14 (21.54%) Assembly Language
6 13 (20.00%) Python
7 9 (13.85%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.08%) SQL
8 2 (3.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) PhD
3 1 (1.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) JTAG
2 1 (1.54%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 65 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) EMC
1 8 (12.31%) NEC
2 1 (1.54%) Green Hills
2 1 (1.54%) Atmel
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