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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 565 585 596
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +11
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 359 365 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 3.00% 2.88% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 267 292 249
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.19%

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
11948 12675 10984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.93% 10.83% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9942 10492 9361
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +15 344 £40,000 -5.88% 108
South East +20 117 £45,000 +11.11% 31
London +27 65 £50,000 -6.54% 14
East of England +12 46 £43,000 -1.14% 22
East Midlands +2 39 £36,250 -3.33% 6
Hampshire +41 38 £49,000 +3.15% 4
Derbyshire +2 34 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Berkshire +9 32 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Derby +10 31 £35,000 -6.66% 3
South West -6 29 £40,000 -5.32% 22
Havant +18 23 £53,000 +55.88%
Yorkshire +4 21 £36,000 -15.29% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 16 £65,000 +74.49% 14
Hertfordshire +3 14 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Newbury - 14 £40,000 -
City of London +42 13 £50,000 -13.04% 1
West Midlands -5 13 £65,000 +52.94% 5
South Yorkshire +6 11 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Barnsley - 11 £36,000 - 1
Cambridge +7 10 £65,000 +57.57% 14
Gloucestershire -1 10 £40,000 +19.40% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 10 £46,500 +9.41% 7
Farnborough - 10 £50,000 -
Scotland +8 9 £52,500 +43.83% 1
Kent +1 9 £36,000 -1.36% 3
Essex +1 9 £43,250 +15.33% 4
North West -9 9 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Birmingham -1 8 £65,000 +44.44%
Brighton +31 7 £45,000 +80.00% 2
East Sussex +28 7 £45,000 +80.00% 3

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 378 (54.00%) C
2 334 (47.71%) C++
3 276 (39.43%) Software Engineering
4 212 (30.29%) Linux
5 210 (30.00%) Windows
6 204 (29.14%) Embedded C
7 182 (26.00%) Electronics
8 177 (25.29%) Degree
9 151 (21.57%) Embedded C++
10 94 (13.43%) EMC
11 90 (12.86%) TCP/IP
12 89 (12.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 87 (12.43%) Assembly Language
14 86 (12.29%) Microsoft
15 82 (11.71%) VMware
16 80 (11.43%) Ethernet
17 79 (11.29%) Automotive
17 79 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
18 75 (10.71%) Cisco
19 74 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
20 72 (10.29%) Manufacturing
21 66 (9.43%) Java
22 65 (9.29%) C#
23 62 (8.86%) Finance
24 61 (8.71%) UML
25 60 (8.57%) UNIX
25 60 (8.57%) Validation
26 59 (8.43%) Wireless
26 59 (8.43%) Subversion
27 58 (8.29%) DNS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 39 (5.57%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (2.57%) SharePoint Server
7 12 (1.71%) SAS
8 7 (1.00%) IIS
9 5 (0.71%) Lync
9 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.43%) Node.js
11 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.29%) Apache
12 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.29%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (3.86%) MS Office
2 26 (3.71%) Simulink
3 24 (3.43%) TargetLink
4 22 (3.14%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.43%) Office 365
4 2 (0.29%) IaaS
4 2 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (12.86%) TCP/IP
2 80 (11.43%) Ethernet
3 59 (8.43%) Wireless
4 58 (8.29%) DNS
5 54 (7.71%) DHCP
6 48 (6.86%) Firewall
7 41 (5.86%) SAN
8 39 (5.57%) LAN
9 37 (5.29%) WAN
10 36 (5.14%) VPN
11 34 (4.86%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (4.57%) Internet
13 28 (4.00%) VoIP
14 25 (3.57%) Bluetooth
15 24 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (3.14%) Profibus
17 19 (2.71%) VLAN
18 16 (2.29%) SSL
19 14 (2.00%) NAS
20 13 (1.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.86%) MySQL
5 6 (0.86%) Big Data
6 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.43%) SQLite
8 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 59 (8.43%) Subversion
2 40 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 36 (5.14%) JIRA
4 31 (4.43%) TeamCity
5 26 (3.71%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.86%) LabVIEW
7 11 (1.57%) GCC
8 10 (1.43%) GDB
8 10 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.86%) TortoiseSVN
10 6 (0.86%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.71%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.57%) Valgrind
13 3 (0.43%) PVCS
13 3 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.14%) WebDriver
General
1 182 (26.00%) Electronics
2 79 (11.29%) Automotive
3 72 (10.29%) Manufacturing
4 62 (8.86%) Finance
5 31 (4.43%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.43%) Marketing
7 20 (2.86%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.86%) Banking
9 11 (1.57%) Military
10 8 (1.14%) Legal
11 7 (1.00%) Retail
12 6 (0.86%) Games
13 5 (0.71%) Advertising
13 5 (0.71%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.14%) Avionics
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 213 (30.43%) Software Engineer
2 106 (15.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 89 (12.71%) Firmware Engineer
4 82 (11.71%) Electronics Engineer
5 80 (11.43%) Developer
6 70 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
7 56 (8.00%) Design Engineer
8 45 (6.43%) Software Developer
9 38 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
10 32 (4.57%) Senior Software Engineer
11 31 (4.43%) Administrator
12 27 (3.86%) Support Engineer
13 25 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
14 22 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
15 21 (3.00%) Analyst
16 20 (2.86%) Principal Software Engineer
17 18 (2.57%) Graduate
17 18 (2.57%) Wintel Engineer
18 16 (2.29%) Network Engineer
19 14 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.29%) .NET
2 30 (4.29%) HTML
3 24 (3.43%) Qt
4 20 (2.86%) CSS
5 17 (2.43%) HTML5
5 17 (2.43%) 802.1X
6 16 (2.29%) CSS3
6 16 (2.29%) WebSockets
7 11 (1.57%) Regular Expression
7 11 (1.57%) Web Services
8 10 (1.43%) MFC
9 6 (0.86%) XML
9 6 (0.86%) DirectX
10 5 (0.71%) Flash
11 4 (0.57%) STL
11 4 (0.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (0.57%) Ajax
12 3 (0.43%) OpenMP
12 3 (0.43%) iOS SDK
12 3 (0.43%) Direct3D
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 79 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
3 74 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (7.86%) Computer Science
5 41 (5.86%) VHDL
6 40 (5.71%) Mathematics
6 40 (5.71%) Telematics
6 40 (5.71%) Algorithms
7 29 (4.14%) Blackberry
8 28 (4.00%) Physics
9 26 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (3.29%) Hedge funds
11 22 (3.14%) CAN bus
11 22 (3.14%) Management Information System
11 22 (3.14%) Device Driver
12 20 (2.86%) Mobile App
13 18 (2.57%) Clustering
13 18 (2.57%) Data Centre
14 15 (2.14%) Replication
15 14 (2.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 212 (30.29%) Linux
2 210 (30.00%) Windows
3 60 (8.57%) UNIX
4 49 (7.00%) Android
4 49 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (3.86%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (3.86%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.14%) Solaris
8 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.43%) Mac OS
10 10 (1.43%) SUSE
11 8 (1.14%) VxWorks
11 8 (1.14%) AIX
11 8 (1.14%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.86%) OpenWrt
13 5 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (39.43%) Software Engineering
2 61 (8.71%) UML
3 60 (8.57%) Validation
4 56 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (7.86%) ITIL
6 39 (5.57%) Project Management
7 35 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 33 (4.71%) Asset Management
8 33 (4.71%) Embedded Software Development
9 31 (4.43%) Mentoring
9 31 (4.43%) SDLC
10 27 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (3.43%) Signal Processing
12 23 (3.29%) Change Management
13 21 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (2.71%) Patch Management
15 17 (2.43%) Load Balancing
15 17 (2.43%) Release Management
16 16 (2.29%) Business Continuity
16 16 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 378 (54.00%) C
2 334 (47.71%) C++
3 204 (29.14%) Embedded C
4 151 (21.57%) Embedded C++
5 87 (12.43%) Assembly Language
6 66 (9.43%) Java
7 65 (9.29%) C#
8 52 (7.43%) Python
9 41 (5.86%) MATLAB
10 33 (4.71%) Perl
11 28 (4.00%) JavaScript
11 28 (4.00%) PowerShell
12 23 (3.29%) ANSI C
13 21 (3.00%) SQL
14 19 (2.71%) PHP
15 18 (2.57%) VB
16 14 (2.00%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.86%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
19 8 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (25.29%) Degree
2 41 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 34 (4.86%) CCNA
5 31 (4.43%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.86%) MCSE
7 20 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (2.71%) CCNP
9 13 (1.86%) PhD
10 9 (1.29%) MCP
10 9 (1.29%) SAP Certification
11 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.86%) VCP5
13 5 (0.71%) HP ASE
13 5 (0.71%) Dell Certification
13 5 (0.71%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.71%) MCSA
13 5 (0.71%) CCIE
14 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.00%) QA
2 31 (4.43%) SLA
3 15 (2.14%) ISO 9000
3 15 (2.14%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.29%) JTAG
5 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.43%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 52 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.57%) VMware ESX
4 37 (5.29%) vSphere
5 18 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (0.57%) VMware Server
8 4 (0.57%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.43%) SRDF
9 3 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.29%) XenApp
10 2 (0.29%) NFS
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.14%) vCloud
11 1 (0.14%) KVM
11 1 (0.14%) iptables
11 1 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 29 (4.14%) SCCM
2 14 (2.00%) WSUS
3 10 (1.43%) SCOM
4 6 (0.86%) Puppet
5 5 (0.71%) Nagios
6 4 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (0.57%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.57%) Ansible
6 4 (0.57%) Check_MK
6 4 (0.57%) Icinga
6 4 (0.57%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.43%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.29%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.29%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 94 (13.43%) EMC
2 86 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 82 (11.71%) VMware
4 75 (10.71%) Cisco
5 58 (8.29%) HP
6 25 (3.57%) Fujitsu
7 24 (3.43%) IBM
7 24 (3.43%) Red Hat
8 23 (3.29%) QNX
8 23 (3.29%) Atmel
9 21 (3.00%) Freescale
9 21 (3.00%) Oracle
10 20 (2.86%) Citrix
10 20 (2.86%) Renesas
11 19 (2.71%) Dell
11 19 (2.71%) NEC
12 17 (2.43%) Mentor Graphics
13 13 (1.86%) Meraki
14 12 (1.71%) Xilinx
14 12 (1.71%) NetApp
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Edgar Stewart
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions Limited
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
networx
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: c£30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Absolute Solution
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £42,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bens, International Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago