The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 554 584 555
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -29
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 358 329 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 3.07% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 270 272 285
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13019 10727 10586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 10.18% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10884 8862 8857
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firmware
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK.

Firmware Salary Trend in the UK

Firmware
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Firmware over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Firmware Salary Histogram in the UK

Firmware
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 +17 341 £40,000 - 104
South East -44 77 £41,000 +2.50% 37
East of England -5 72 £45,000 +5.88% 18
London +27 58 £50,000 +3.09% 7
East Midlands +71 53 £38,750 +35.96% 14
South West +8 35 £38,250 -4.37% 14
Yorkshire +18 31 £38,500 +10.00% 5
Hertfordshire +13 27 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Cambridge +1 27 £52,500 - 12
Cambridgeshire -18 27 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Derbyshire - 27 £40,000 - 4
Derby - 27 £40,000 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 20 £44,000 - 1
South Yorkshire - 19 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire 0 18 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Dorset - 16 £42,500 -
Berkshire 0 15 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Nottingham - 15 £40,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire - 15 £40,000 - 6
Oxfordshire +11 13 £35,000 -39.13% 9
Surrey -26 13 £46,250 +92.70% 6
West Yorkshire - 12 £50,000 -
Essex -8 10 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Sheffield - 10 £35,000 -
Kent +6 9 £38,000 +26.66% 15
Scotland +5 9 - - 6
City of London 0 9 £50,000 -23.07% 5
Weymouth - 9 £37,500 -
Havant - 9 £37,500 -
Barnsley - 9 £33,500 - 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Firmware also 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 that cited Firmware.

1 305 (43.45%) C
2 258 (36.75%) C++
3 250 (35.61%) Linux
4 233 (33.19%) Software Engineering
5 211 (30.06%) Windows
6 209 (29.77%) Degree
7 183 (26.07%) Electronics
8 128 (18.23%) Embedded C
9 127 (18.09%) TCP/IP
10 111 (15.81%) Cisco
11 101 (14.39%) VMware
12 100 (14.25%) C#
13 91 (12.96%) Embedded C++
14 90 (12.82%) Microsoft
14 90 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
15 86 (12.25%) DNS
16 84 (11.97%) EMC
17 74 (10.54%) WAN
17 74 (10.54%) LAN
17 74 (10.54%) .NET
18 73 (10.40%) Java
18 73 (10.40%) Firewall
18 73 (10.40%) Assembly Language
19 67 (9.54%) ITIL
19 67 (9.54%) Computer Science
20 66 (9.40%) Python
20 66 (9.40%) Ethernet
21 65 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (9.26%) Automotive
22 63 (8.97%) Wireless

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Firmware also 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 that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (3.70%) IIS
1 26 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.56%) Apache
3 24 (3.42%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.71%) SAS
5 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.00%) Lync
7 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.85%) CloudStack
7 6 (0.85%) Moodle
8 5 (0.71%) Node.js
8 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Beehive
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.56%) MS Office
2 25 (3.56%) Simulink
3 15 (2.14%) TargetLink
4 5 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.57%) PaaS
3 5 (0.71%) Office 365
3 5 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (18.09%) TCP/IP
2 86 (12.25%) DNS
3 74 (10.54%) LAN
3 74 (10.54%) WAN
4 73 (10.40%) Firewall
5 66 (9.40%) Ethernet
6 63 (8.97%) Wireless
7 50 (7.12%) Cisco ASA
8 48 (6.84%) VPN
9 41 (5.84%) DHCP
10 40 (5.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 35 (4.99%) Internet
11 35 (4.99%) HTTP
12 34 (4.84%) SAN
12 34 (4.84%) FTP
13 31 (4.42%) GPRS
14 29 (4.13%) NetScaler
15 28 (3.99%) MPLS
15 28 (3.99%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.42%) MySQL
3 14 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.71%) Big Data
5 9 (1.28%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.14%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.00%) SQLite
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.43%) DB2
10 3 (0.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.99%) Visual Studio
3 28 (3.99%) Subversion
4 26 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 17 (2.42%) LabVIEW
7 10 (1.42%) GDB
8 9 (1.28%) Bugzilla
9 7 (1.00%) TortoiseSVN
9 7 (1.00%) JIRA
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.71%) GCC
11 4 (0.57%) JUnit
11 4 (0.57%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.57%) Hudson
11 4 (0.57%) Maven
11 4 (0.57%) PVCS
12 3 (0.43%) Selenium
12 3 (0.43%) Trac
13 2 (0.28%) SoapUI
General
1 183 (26.07%) Electronics
2 65 (9.26%) Automotive
3 62 (8.83%) Finance
4 58 (8.26%) Manufacturing
5 35 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 32 (4.56%) Military
7 29 (4.13%) Aerospace
8 26 (3.70%) Marketing
9 19 (2.71%) Banking
10 10 (1.42%) Back Office
11 9 (1.28%) Legal
12 8 (1.14%) Law
13 7 (1.00%) Retail
13 7 (1.00%) Games
13 7 (1.00%) Avionics
14 4 (0.57%) French Language
15 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.28%) Local Government
16 2 (0.28%) Advertising
16 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 170 (24.22%) Software Engineer
2 95 (13.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 86 (12.25%) Developer
4 66 (9.40%) Systems Engineer
5 59 (8.40%) Network Engineer
6 51 (7.26%) Firmware Engineer
7 49 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 45 (6.41%) Electronics Engineer
9 41 (5.84%) Hardware Engineer
10 36 (5.13%) Design Engineer
11 29 (4.13%) Support Engineer
12 24 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.28%) Administrator
13 23 (3.28%) Senior Software Engineer
14 20 (2.85%) Embedded Software Developer
15 19 (2.71%) Test Engineer
15 19 (2.71%) Senior Developer
16 16 (2.28%) DBA
17 15 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
18 14 (1.99%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.54%) .NET
2 43 (6.13%) CSS
3 33 (4.70%) XML
4 27 (3.85%) Web Services
5 22 (3.13%) HTML
6 20 (2.85%) SOAP
7 16 (2.28%) Qt
8 15 (2.14%) MFC
9 13 (1.85%) Flash
9 13 (1.85%) LAMP
10 12 (1.71%) XML-RPC
10 12 (1.71%) REST
11 11 (1.57%) JSON
12 10 (1.42%) CSS3
12 10 (1.42%) WebSockets
12 10 (1.42%) HTML5
13 8 (1.14%) WPF
13 8 (1.14%) Regular Expression
14 7 (1.00%) WCF
14 7 (1.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
2 67 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 60 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (8.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 54 (7.69%) Physics
5 52 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 44 (6.27%) VHDL
6 44 (6.27%) Management Information System
7 43 (6.13%) Algorithms
8 29 (4.13%) Telematics
9 26 (3.70%) Device Driver
10 25 (3.56%) Clustering
11 20 (2.85%) CAN bus
12 15 (2.14%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.99%) Replication
13 14 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (1.85%) Home Automation
15 11 (1.57%) CMDB
15 11 (1.57%) Verilog
16 8 (1.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 250 (35.61%) Linux
2 211 (30.06%) Windows
3 63 (8.97%) UNIX
4 51 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (5.98%) Android
7 30 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (4.27%) Apple iOS
8 27 (3.85%) Solaris
9 23 (3.28%) SUSE
9 23 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (1.99%) AIX
12 10 (1.42%) HPUX
13 9 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.14%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.00%) Scientific Linux
16 6 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (33.19%) Software Engineering
2 67 (9.54%) ITIL
3 61 (8.69%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (8.26%) UML
5 52 (7.41%) Validation
6 48 (6.84%) Load Balancing
7 40 (5.70%) Project Management
8 39 (5.56%) Change Management
8 39 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 36 (5.13%) Signal Processing
10 32 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (4.42%) Embedded Software Development
12 29 (4.13%) Configuration Management
13 26 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (3.42%) Product Management
15 22 (3.13%) Incident Management
16 21 (2.99%) Network Management
17 20 (2.85%) Technical Analysis
18 19 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 305 (43.45%) C
2 258 (36.75%) C++
3 128 (18.23%) Embedded C
4 100 (14.25%) C#
5 91 (12.96%) Embedded C++
6 73 (10.40%) Assembly Language
6 73 (10.40%) Java
7 66 (9.40%) Python
8 62 (8.83%) SQL
9 60 (8.55%) Perl
10 52 (7.41%) MATLAB
11 43 (6.13%) PHP
12 34 (4.84%) JavaScript
13 32 (4.56%) Shell Script
14 23 (3.28%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.85%) VB
16 19 (2.71%) Ruby
17 10 (1.42%) VB6
17 10 (1.42%) Bourne shell
18 9 (1.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 209 (29.77%) Degree
2 65 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (6.41%) CCNP
3 45 (6.41%) CCNA
4 42 (5.98%) Security Cleared
5 30 (4.27%) SC Cleared
6 25 (3.56%) CCIE
7 19 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.28%) VCP4
9 10 (1.42%) PhD
9 10 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
10 7 (1.00%) CCDP
10 7 (1.00%) ISEB
10 7 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.85%) MCP
11 6 (0.85%) HND
11 6 (0.85%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.71%) MCAD
12 5 (0.71%) MCITP
12 5 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.83%) SLA
2 32 (4.56%) QA
3 29 (4.13%) JTAG
4 14 (1.99%) IEC 61508
4 14 (1.99%) DO-254
5 12 (1.71%) ISO 9000
6 7 (1.00%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.27%) vSphere
4 20 (2.85%) VMware ESX
5 14 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.00%) NFS
9 6 (0.85%) vCloud
9 6 (0.85%) XenApp
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.57%) XenServer
12 3 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.43%) SRDF
12 3 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.43%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (2.14%) NetBackup
3 14 (1.99%) SCCM
3 14 (1.99%) Data Guard
4 12 (1.71%) HP SIM
5 8 (1.14%) WSUS
6 7 (1.00%) Nagios
7 6 (0.85%) SCOM
7 6 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.71%) Puppet
9 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.43%) Control-M
11 2 (0.28%) OpenView
11 2 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
11 2 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.28%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 111 (15.81%) Cisco
2 101 (14.39%) VMware
3 90 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 84 (11.97%) EMC
5 52 (7.41%) HP
5 52 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 50 (7.12%) F5
7 30 (4.27%) Citrix
8 28 (3.99%) CheckPoint
9 24 (3.42%) Juniper
10 23 (3.28%) Oracle
11 21 (2.99%) NEC
11 21 (2.99%) Freescale
12 19 (2.71%) IBM
13 18 (2.56%) Dell
14 17 (2.42%) SolarWinds
15 16 (2.28%) NetApp
16 15 (2.14%) Xilinx
17 14 (1.99%) Atmel
18 13 (1.85%) Altera
Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Wavex
Salary: bonus and benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Adderley Featherstone
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE - AMS
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE - AMS
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £26000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + relocation allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago