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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 861 922 915
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 69 33 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.031% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.033% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 59 26 34
Average salary £42,500 £39,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £35,000 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,750 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -1.87%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
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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 +53 64 £41,500 +7.79% 15
South East +18 22 £44,000 +17.33% 8
Yorkshire +29 19 £40,000 +14.28%
Hampshire - 13 £44,000 - 1
Andover - 10 £44,000 -
South Yorkshire +18 9 £40,000 +14.28%
South West -4 9 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Barnsley - 9 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £41,500 -
East Yorkshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 £52,500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £52,500 -
Hull - 5 - -
Scotland - 5 £45,000 -
North West +34 4 £39,750 +6.00% 1
Wakefield - 4 £41,500 -
London +22 3 £60,000 +54.83% 2
Dorset +5 3 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East of England +2 3 £40,000 -3.03% 3
Cheshire - 3 £38,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £52,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 2 - - 3
Cambridge -2 2 - - 3
Newbury - 2 £52,500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £41,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £41,250 -
Home Counties - 2 £40,000 -
Aberdeen - 2 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £42,500 -
Manchester +20 1 £41,000 +9.33% 1

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Firmware
2 138 (87.34%) C
3 95 (60.13%) C++
4 84 (53.16%) Software Engineering
5 82 (51.90%) Embedded C
6 66 (41.77%) Electronics
7 59 (37.34%) Degree
8 42 (26.58%) Ethernet
9 39 (24.68%) Embedded C++
10 30 (18.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 30 (18.99%) Signal Processing
11 26 (16.46%) Windows
12 25 (15.82%) RS-485
13 24 (15.19%) Python
14 23 (14.56%) Bluetooth
14 23 (14.56%) Device Driver
14 23 (14.56%) RS-232
15 20 (12.66%) 3G
15 20 (12.66%) ANSI C
15 20 (12.66%) Renesas
16 19 (12.03%) Algorithms
16 19 (12.03%) Altera
16 19 (12.03%) Linux
16 19 (12.03%) VHDL
17 18 (11.39%) OO
17 18 (11.39%) C#
18 17 (10.76%) ZigBee
19 16 (10.13%) Wireless
20 15 (9.49%) OOD
20 15 (9.49%) Schematic Capture

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.63%) Simulink
1 1 (0.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.58%) Ethernet
2 25 (15.82%) RS-485
3 23 (14.56%) Bluetooth
3 23 (14.56%) RS-232
4 20 (12.66%) 3G
5 17 (10.76%) ZigBee
6 16 (10.13%) Wireless
7 11 (6.96%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.43%) VoIP
9 6 (3.80%) GPRS
9 6 (3.80%) GSM
9 6 (3.80%) Wideband
10 5 (3.16%) 802.15
11 4 (2.53%) Internet
12 3 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.63%) 2G
13 1 (0.63%) 4G
13 1 (0.63%) HTTP
13 1 (0.63%) Modbus
13 1 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.23%) RDBMS
1 13 (8.23%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.43%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.53%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.63%) JIRA
6 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.63%) Robot Framework
General
1 66 (41.77%) Electronics
2 11 (6.96%) Manufacturing
2 11 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Automotive
4 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.27%) Finance
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.86%) Flash
2 6 (3.80%) .NET
3 5 (3.16%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.53%) Qt
5 1 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.63%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.63%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 23 (14.56%) Device Driver
3 19 (12.03%) Algorithms
3 19 (12.03%) VHDL
4 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
4 14 (8.86%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (5.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.43%) ASIC
6 7 (4.43%) User Experience
7 4 (2.53%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.53%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.53%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.27%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.63%) Artificial Intelligence
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) CPLD
10 1 (0.63%) Handset
10 1 (0.63%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.46%) Windows
2 19 (12.03%) Linux
3 10 (6.33%) VxWorks
4 9 (5.70%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.43%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (2.53%) Android
6 4 (2.53%) Unix
7 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.27%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.63%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (53.16%) Software Engineering
2 30 (18.99%) Signal Processing
3 18 (11.39%) OO
4 15 (9.49%) OOD
4 15 (9.49%) Schematic Capture
5 13 (8.23%) UML
6 10 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.70%) Scrum
8 8 (5.06%) Digital Signal Processing
8 8 (5.06%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.06%) Multithreading
9 7 (4.43%) Change Control
9 7 (4.43%) Integration Testing
9 7 (4.43%) Procure-to-pay
9 7 (4.43%) Validation
10 6 (3.80%) Speech Recognition
11 5 (3.16%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (3.16%) TDD
11 5 (3.16%) Time Management
12 4 (2.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 138 (87.34%) C
2 95 (60.13%) C++
3 82 (51.90%) Embedded C
4 39 (24.68%) Embedded C++
5 24 (15.19%) Python
6 20 (12.66%) ANSI C
7 18 (11.39%) C#
8 12 (7.59%) Assembly Language
9 9 (5.70%) Perl
9 9 (5.70%) SQL
10 7 (4.43%) Delphi
11 3 (1.90%) VB
12 2 (1.27%) Java
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
12 2 (1.27%) Tcl
13 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (37.34%) Degree
2 4 (2.53%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) MISRA
2 3 (1.90%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.90%) JTAG
3 1 (0.63%) DO-254
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 158 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (12.66%) Renesas
2 19 (12.03%) Altera
3 13 (8.23%) Freescale
4 11 (6.96%) Atmel
5 9 (5.70%) Xilinx
6 8 (5.06%) EMC
7 6 (3.80%) Synplicity
8 1 (0.63%) Actel
8 1 (0.63%) BT
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.63%) SAP
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