The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Firmware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 864 905 932
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 59 56 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.052% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.054% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 32
Median salary £45,000 £36,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,050 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.09%

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
94619 103335 113551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.48% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79584 84714 93028
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

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 26 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 48 £45,000 +25.00% 16
East of England +45 21 £43,500 +2.35% 5
South East +31 17 £50,000 +27.38% 4
Suffolk +18 12 £42,500 +21.42%
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £65,000 +36.84% 5
Cambridge +11 8 £65,000 +27.45% 4
Hampshire - 7 £52,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +27 5 £47,500 +11.76%
South West +2 5 £55,000 +42.85% 4
Horsham +11 4 - -
West Sussex 0 4 - -
Gloucestershire -5 4 £55,000 +42.85% 1
Gloucester - 4 £55,000 - 1
Wales - 4 £42,500 -
Milton Keynes +32 3 - -
Ipswich +19 3 £45,000 +28.57%
Scotland -3 3 £52,500 +16.66%
Edinburgh - 3 £52,500 -
High Wycombe - 2 £47,500 -
Southampton - 2 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
North Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £37,500 -
Dorset +9 1 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Kent +6 1 £30,000 -21.05%
Worcestershire -2 1 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Yorkshire -7 1 £37,500 +4.16%
West Midlands -14 1 £40,000 +60.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £37,500 -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 126 (100.00%) Firmware
2 96 (76.19%) C
3 67 (53.17%) Electronics
4 65 (51.59%) C++
5 64 (50.79%) Degree
6 59 (46.83%) Embedded C
7 55 (43.65%) Software Engineering
8 33 (26.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 30 (23.81%) Ethernet
10 27 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
11 25 (19.84%) Assembly Language
11 25 (19.84%) Telecoms
11 25 (19.84%) VHDL
12 24 (19.05%) Embedded C++
12 24 (19.05%) Python
13 20 (15.87%) Bluetooth
14 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.70%) Security Cleared
16 15 (11.90%) Wireless
16 15 (11.90%) Linux
17 14 (11.11%) Verilog
17 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
18 13 (10.32%) 3G
19 12 (9.52%) OO
19 12 (9.52%) ZigBee
19 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
19 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
19 12 (9.52%) Mentoring
20 11 (8.73%) OOD
21 10 (7.94%) Device Driver

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Simulink
2 1 (0.79%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.81%) Ethernet
2 20 (15.87%) Bluetooth
3 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
4 15 (11.90%) Wireless
5 13 (10.32%) 3G
6 12 (9.52%) ZigBee
7 7 (5.56%) RS-232
7 7 (5.56%) RS-485
7 7 (5.56%) VoIP
8 4 (3.17%) Wideband
9 3 (2.38%) GPRS
9 3 (2.38%) GSM
9 3 (2.38%) TETRA
10 2 (1.59%) Software-Defined Radio
10 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.79%) 802.15
11 1 (0.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Data Mining
1 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
1 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Eclipse
1 7 (5.56%) Robot Framework
1 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.38%) Subversion
4 2 (1.59%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 67 (53.17%) Electronics
2 25 (19.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.56%) Automotive
3 7 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Military
5 3 (2.38%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.79%) Finance
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Flash
2 3 (2.38%) HEVC
3 2 (1.59%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (26.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 27 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (19.84%) VHDL
4 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (11.11%) Verilog
5 10 (7.94%) Device Driver
6 9 (7.14%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.97%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.97%) Physics
8 4 (3.17%) ASIC
8 4 (3.17%) CCTV
8 4 (3.17%) Mathematics
8 4 (3.17%) User Experience
9 3 (2.38%) STB
10 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.79%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.79%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.79%) SCADA
10 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) VxWorks
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 6 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (43.65%) Software Engineering
2 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (9.52%) Mentoring
2 12 (9.52%) OO
3 11 (8.73%) OOD
4 9 (7.14%) Signal Processing
4 9 (7.14%) UML
5 8 (6.35%) Multithreading
5 8 (6.35%) Schematic Capture
6 7 (5.56%) Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (5.56%) Scrum
6 7 (5.56%) TDD
6 7 (5.56%) Validation
7 6 (4.76%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.17%) Data Acquisition
8 4 (3.17%) Digital Signal Processing
8 4 (3.17%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (3.17%) Project Planning
8 4 (3.17%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 96 (76.19%) C
2 65 (51.59%) C++
3 59 (46.83%) Embedded C
4 25 (19.84%) Assembly Language
5 24 (19.05%) Embedded C++
5 24 (19.05%) Python
6 9 (7.14%) Perl
7 8 (6.35%) SQL
8 7 (5.56%) ANSI C
8 7 (5.56%) C#
8 7 (5.56%) Delphi
9 5 (3.97%) Java
10 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.17%) C-shell
10 4 (3.17%) Ruby
11 2 (1.59%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.79%) PHP
12 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (50.79%) Degree
2 16 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) MISRA
3 1 (0.79%) DO-254
3 1 (0.79%) JTAG
System Software
1 126 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) Xilinx
2 8 (6.35%) Altera
2 8 (6.35%) Renesas
3 5 (3.97%) Atmel
4 4 (3.17%) Freescale
4 4 (3.17%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (2.38%) EMC
5 3 (2.38%) Synplicity
6 1 (0.79%) Actel
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Salary: £30k - 45k per year
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ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
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Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £70k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £Excellent
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
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