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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 575 544 528
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -16
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 346 368 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 3.19% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 270 304 336
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
13247 11520 11880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.64% 10.52% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11203 9614 10244
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%

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 November 2014 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 November 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
(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 -51 318 £41,000 +2.50% 90
South East -41 88 £48,500 +7.77% 32
London -1 70 £50,000 - 8
East of England -32 43 £40,000 -3.03% 20
East Midlands +35 35 £40,000 +6.66% 11
South West -16 28 £40,000 +14.32% 10
Yorkshire -37 27 £35,000 +0.71% 3
Oxfordshire +33 23 £40,000 -46.66% 12
Cambridgeshire +13 23 £36,250 -3.33% 15
Hampshire -18 23 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Surrey -21 22 £43,000 -9.47% 11
Cambridge +10 21 £36,250 -9.37% 15
West Yorkshire -14 19 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Derbyshire - 16 £40,000 - 7
Derby - 16 £40,000 - 6
North West -10 14 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Scotland -12 14 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Nottinghamshire +17 13 £39,500 +31.66% 3
Nottingham +16 13 £39,500 +31.66% 3
Berkshire +16 13 £60,000 +60.00% 2
West Midlands -3 12 £32,500 - 3
City of London +21 11 £47,500 -26.92% 2
Essex -8 11 £46,250 -15.90% 2
Dorset -8 10 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Wales +11 9 £40,000 -23.80%
Guildford -13 9 £47,500 - 9
Coventry -8 8 £32,500 -
Edinburgh -9 8 £42,500 +20.56%
Bradford - 8 £37,500 -
Poole - 8 £45,000 -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 259 (37.37%) C
2 256 (36.94%) Linux
3 203 (29.29%) Degree
4 193 (27.85%) C++
5 184 (26.55%) Windows
6 180 (25.97%) Electronics
7 177 (25.54%) Software Engineering
8 130 (18.76%) Cisco
9 121 (17.46%) TCP/IP
10 116 (16.74%) ITIL
11 115 (16.59%) VMware
12 104 (15.01%) Embedded C
13 95 (13.71%) UNIX
14 88 (12.70%) Firewall
15 84 (12.12%) DNS
15 84 (12.12%) Microsoft
15 84 (12.12%) EMC
15 84 (12.12%) WAN
16 80 (11.54%) LAN
16 80 (11.54%) C#
17 79 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
18 77 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
19 76 (10.97%) Computer Science
19 76 (10.97%) SQL
19 76 (10.97%) HP
20 75 (10.82%) Ethernet
21 72 (10.39%) SAN
22 71 (10.25%) Red Hat
22 71 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 70 (10.10%) Finance

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 28 (4.04%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.90%) IIS
3 25 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.17%) Apache
5 17 (2.45%) Lync
6 14 (2.02%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.30%) SAS
8 9 (1.30%) Moodle
9 8 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.15%) CloudStack
9 8 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle Beehive
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 2 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 36 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.04%) MS Office
3 14 (2.02%) Simulink
4 6 (0.87%) TargetLink
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.72%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.29%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.15%) PaaS
2 8 (1.15%) Office 365
3 6 (0.87%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 121 (17.46%) TCP/IP
2 88 (12.70%) Firewall
3 84 (12.12%) DNS
3 84 (12.12%) WAN
4 80 (11.54%) LAN
5 75 (10.82%) Ethernet
6 72 (10.39%) SAN
7 61 (8.80%) Cisco ASA
8 53 (7.65%) VPN
9 46 (6.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (5.63%) NAS
11 38 (5.48%) Wireless
11 38 (5.48%) NetScaler
12 36 (5.19%) DHCP
13 34 (4.91%) FTP
14 30 (4.33%) Internet
15 28 (4.04%) MPLS
16 27 (3.90%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (3.75%) SNMP
18 24 (3.46%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.32%) Oracle Database
2 20 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.60%) MySQL
4 9 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 9 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.15%) Big Data
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.72%) DB2
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.29%) DTS
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.74%) Subversion
3 15 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.73%) LabVIEW
5 11 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (1.44%) JIRA
6 10 (1.44%) GDB
7 8 (1.15%) JUnit
8 7 (1.01%) WinDbg
8 7 (1.01%) Bugzilla
8 7 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.87%) Maven
9 6 (0.87%) Hudson
9 6 (0.87%) Selenium
10 5 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.43%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.29%) VectorCAST
13 1 (0.14%) GCC
General
1 180 (25.97%) Electronics
2 70 (10.10%) Finance
3 42 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 32 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.18%) Automotive
5 29 (4.18%) Military
6 28 (4.04%) Back Office
7 20 (2.89%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.59%) French Language
9 9 (1.30%) Legal
10 8 (1.15%) Marketing
11 6 (0.87%) Banking
11 6 (0.87%) Law
12 5 (0.72%) Games
13 4 (0.58%) Avionics
13 4 (0.58%) Retail
13 4 (0.58%) Advertising
14 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 130 (18.76%) Software Engineer
2 65 (9.38%) Firmware Engineer
3 56 (8.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 54 (7.79%) Network Engineer
5 53 (7.65%) Developer
6 46 (6.64%) Systems Engineer
7 40 (5.77%) Administrator
8 34 (4.91%) Electronics Engineer
9 32 (4.62%) Senior Software Engineer
9 32 (4.62%) Support Engineer
9 32 (4.62%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 31 (4.47%) Storage Specialist
11 27 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
11 27 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.61%) Hardware Engineer
13 24 (3.46%) Design Engineer
14 23 (3.32%) Software Developer
14 23 (3.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
14 23 (3.32%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.93%) .NET
2 28 (4.04%) XML
3 27 (3.90%) CSS
4 22 (3.17%) SOAP
5 20 (2.89%) Web Services
6 16 (2.31%) HTML
7 14 (2.02%) OpenGL
7 14 (2.02%) Direct3D
8 11 (1.59%) REST
8 11 (1.59%) LAMP
8 11 (1.59%) XML-RPC
8 11 (1.59%) Flash
9 10 (1.44%) J2EE
10 9 (1.30%) MFC
10 9 (1.30%) JSON
10 9 (1.30%) jQuery
11 8 (1.15%) RESTful
11 8 (1.15%) XSD
11 8 (1.15%) XSLT
12 7 (1.01%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 76 (10.97%) Computer Science
3 59 (8.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 38 (5.48%) Device Driver
4 38 (5.48%) Replication
5 35 (5.05%) Algorithms
6 33 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.76%) VHDL
7 32 (4.62%) Clustering
7 32 (4.62%) CLARiiON
8 31 (4.47%) EMC Centera
8 31 (4.47%) Management Information System
8 31 (4.47%) Symmetrix DMX
9 28 (4.04%) Physics
10 23 (3.32%) Mathematics
11 21 (3.03%) Hedge funds
12 14 (2.02%) 3D Graphics
12 14 (2.02%) Streaming Video
13 13 (1.88%) Visualisation
13 13 (1.88%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 256 (36.94%) Linux
2 184 (26.55%) Windows
3 95 (13.71%) UNIX
4 71 (10.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (6.78%) Solaris
6 45 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
9 25 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (3.61%) Android
10 23 (3.32%) SUSE
10 23 (3.32%) HPUX
11 20 (2.89%) AIX
11 20 (2.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.88%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.73%) CentOS
14 8 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.01%) Scientific Linux
16 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (25.54%) Software Engineering
2 116 (16.74%) ITIL
3 68 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 65 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (6.64%) Problem Management
6 43 (6.20%) Project Management
7 42 (6.06%) Validation
8 39 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 38 (5.48%) Change Management
10 34 (4.91%) Load Balancing
11 31 (4.47%) Asset Management
11 31 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (4.33%) Line Management
12 30 (4.33%) UML
13 29 (4.18%) Migration
13 29 (4.18%) Embedded Software Development
14 26 (3.75%) Network Monitoring
15 25 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (3.46%) Configuration Management
17 23 (3.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (37.37%) C
2 193 (27.85%) C++
3 104 (15.01%) Embedded C
4 80 (11.54%) C#
5 76 (10.97%) SQL
6 61 (8.80%) Python
7 58 (8.37%) Perl
8 57 (8.23%) Embedded C++
9 45 (6.49%) Shell Script
10 39 (5.63%) MATLAB
10 39 (5.63%) Assembly Language
10 39 (5.63%) Java
11 23 (3.32%) PHP
12 21 (3.03%) JavaScript
13 16 (2.31%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.16%) sed
15 14 (2.02%) Bourne shell
15 14 (2.02%) AWK
16 13 (1.88%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 203 (29.29%) Degree
2 61 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (6.35%) CCNA
4 42 (6.06%) CCNP
5 41 (5.92%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.46%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.46%) CCIE
7 15 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.15%) MCSE
8 8 (1.15%) ISEB
9 7 (1.01%) HND
10 6 (0.87%) HNC
10 6 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (0.72%) CCSA
11 5 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.72%) MCSA
11 5 (0.72%) CCDP
11 5 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.81%) SLA
2 25 (3.61%) QA
3 15 (2.16%) JTAG
4 11 (1.59%) ISO 9000
5 9 (1.30%) DO-254
6 8 (1.15%) ISO 9001
7 7 (1.01%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.87%) DO-178B
8 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) BS7799
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 79 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.05%) vSphere
4 20 (2.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (2.31%) NFS
6 13 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.87%) vCloud
9 6 (0.87%) XenApp
10 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.29%) KVM
11 2 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (5.05%) NetBackup
2 24 (3.46%) Data Guard
3 22 (3.17%) HP SIM
4 17 (2.45%) SCCM
5 12 (1.73%) WSUS
6 11 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.44%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.01%) SCOM
8 7 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (1.01%) Puppet
8 7 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.87%) Nagios
10 4 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
12 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.29%) Control-M
12 2 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
12 2 (0.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 130 (18.76%) Cisco
2 115 (16.59%) VMware
3 84 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 84 (12.12%) EMC
4 76 (10.97%) HP
5 71 (10.25%) Red Hat
6 59 (8.51%) NetApp
7 51 (7.36%) F5
8 43 (6.20%) Citrix
9 34 (4.91%) Oracle
10 32 (4.62%) Symantec
11 31 (4.47%) CheckPoint
12 27 (3.90%) Juniper
13 17 (2.45%) Dell
13 17 (2.45%) Sun
14 16 (2.31%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.02%) IBM
16 13 (1.88%) Riverbed
17 11 (1.59%) Egenera
17 11 (1.59%) Murex
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum + Benefits & High Profile Projects
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + possible relocation allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, Sussex
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Wa Consultants
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago