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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware Engineer
Rank 877 862 845
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 20 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.026% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.027% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 39
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £34,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
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 £26,500 £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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer over the 3 months to 19 December 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 19 December 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 -10 18 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £45,000 -35.71% 1
East of England -18 7 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Cambridge -4 5 £45,000 -35.71% 1
South East -1 4 £38,000 -10.58%
South West - 3 £34,500 - 2
Yorkshire -24 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Denbighshire - 2 £42,500 -
Devon - 2 £34,500 -
Paignton - 2 £34,500 -
Sheffield - 2 £35,000 -
St Asaph - 2 £42,500 -
Wales - 2 £42,500 -
North Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £41,000 -3.52%
Durham 0 1 £37,500 +7.14%
West Midlands -8 1 £35,000 -
North East -12 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Staffordshire - 1 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £50,000 -
Trimdon Station - 1 £37,500 -
Dorset - 1 £42,500 -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 62 (100.00%) Firmware
2 53 (85.48%) C
3 48 (77.42%) Electronics
4 31 (50.00%) C++
5 23 (37.10%) Embedded C
5 23 (37.10%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (32.26%) Ethernet
7 19 (30.65%) C#
8 17 (27.42%) Degree
9 16 (25.81%) Linux
9 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 16 (25.81%) Python
10 14 (22.58%) Windows
11 12 (19.35%) Device Driver
12 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
12 11 (17.74%) Validation
12 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
12 11 (17.74%) Wireless
13 10 (16.13%) Signal Processing
14 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
14 9 (14.52%) Embedded C++
14 9 (14.52%) Assembly Language
15 8 (12.90%) GPRS
15 8 (12.90%) GSM
16 7 (11.29%) .NET
17 6 (9.68%) MFC
17 6 (9.68%) Android Development
17 6 (9.68%) iOS Development
17 6 (9.68%) Android
17 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Ethernet
2 11 (17.74%) Wireless
3 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.90%) GPRS
4 8 (12.90%) GSM
5 5 (8.06%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.23%) NFC
6 2 (3.23%) Internet
6 2 (3.23%) 802.15
6 2 (3.23%) RFID
7 1 (1.61%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) GDB
3 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 48 (77.42%) Electronics
2 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.45%) Military
3 1 (1.61%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) MFC
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) XML-RPC
3 2 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.10%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (19.35%) Device Driver
3 6 (9.68%) Home Automation
4 5 (8.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.45%) Verilog
6 3 (4.84%) Physics
6 3 (4.84%) Chemistry
6 3 (4.84%) VHDL
7 2 (3.23%) Internet of Things
7 2 (3.23%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Linux
2 14 (22.58%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Android
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.61%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Software Engineering
2 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
2 11 (17.74%) Validation
3 10 (16.13%) Signal Processing
4 6 (9.68%) Android Development
4 6 (9.68%) iOS Development
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.84%) TDD
7 3 (4.84%) Scrum
8 2 (3.23%) Time Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.61%) Low Latency
9 1 (1.61%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.61%) Project Management
9 1 (1.61%) UML
9 1 (1.61%) OO
Programming Languages
1 53 (85.48%) C
2 31 (50.00%) C++
3 23 (37.10%) Embedded C
4 19 (30.65%) C#
5 16 (25.81%) Python
6 9 (14.52%) Embedded C++
6 9 (14.52%) Assembly Language
7 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) VBA
7 3 (4.84%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) HND
2 1 (1.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.23%) JTAG
3 1 (1.61%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 62 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) EMC
1 6 (9.68%) NEC
2 2 (3.23%) Lauterbach
3 1 (1.61%) Green Hills
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£40,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Great Base + Top Prospects
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago