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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 578 645 610
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -35
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 403 339 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 3.18% 2.52% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 303 261 353
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%

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
12672 13445 12508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.27% 12.15% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10724 11026 10486
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%

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 30 April 2016 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 30 April 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
(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 +35 363 £42,500 +6.25% 58
South East +59 110 £40,000 -5.88% 12
London +54 84 £50,000 -13.04% 7
East Midlands +1 49 £37,500 -6.25% 5
East of England +3 42 £42,500 -3.40% 6
South West -7 39 £40,000 +3.89% 5
Surrey +23 24 £27,500 -45.00% 2
Gloucestershire +19 23 £55,000 +42.85% 2
West Midlands -7 21 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Berkshire +31 20 £38,250 -15.00% 4
East Sussex +34 19 £47,500 +5.55%
Brighton +31 19 £47,500 +5.55%
Cambridgeshire -3 19 £50,000 -0.99% 6
Cambridge -3 16 £50,000 -0.99% 6
Gloucester +23 15 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 15 £36,000 -12.72% 1
Buckinghamshire +30 14 £37,500 -14.77% 1
Suffolk +17 14 £42,500 +30.76%
Hampshire +3 13 £47,500 +15.15% 4
Derbyshire -11 13 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Birmingham - 13 £47,500 - 1
Scotland -4 12 £37,750 -16.11% 1
North West +29 11 £37,500 - 11
Leicestershire +19 11 £50,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 11 £38,000 - 1
Reading +23 10 £38,250 -23.50%
Northamptonshire +12 10 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Nottingham +9 10 £50,000 +21.21%
West Sussex -9 10 £39,000 -8.23%
Derby -25 10 £35,000 -12.50% 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 373 (50.89%) C
2 276 (37.65%) C++
3 261 (35.61%) Electronics
4 258 (35.20%) Degree
5 244 (33.29%) Software Engineering
6 194 (26.47%) Linux
7 164 (22.37%) Windows
8 148 (20.19%) Embedded C
9 136 (18.55%) Embedded Systems
10 117 (15.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 111 (15.14%) Computer Science
12 109 (14.87%) Cisco
13 90 (12.28%) Python
14 89 (12.14%) Windows Server
15 88 (12.01%) Microsoft
15 88 (12.01%) EMC
16 87 (11.87%) VMware
17 85 (11.60%) TCP/IP
18 83 (11.32%) Embedded C++
19 77 (10.50%) C#
19 77 (10.50%) Firewall
20 74 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
21 73 (9.96%) Telecoms
22 70 (9.55%) Wireless
22 70 (9.55%) HP
22 70 (9.55%) Assembly Language
23 65 (8.87%) Active Directory
23 65 (8.87%) Ethernet
23 65 (8.87%) Perl
24 63 (8.59%) ITIL

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 35 (4.77%) Skype for Business
2 19 (2.59%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.18%) Apache
4 15 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.91%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.50%) JBoss
6 11 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 6 (0.82%) CMS
8 6 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.68%) IIS
10 2 (0.27%) nginx
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.18%) Simulink
3 15 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.91%) TargetLink
5 13 (1.77%) Mathcad
5 13 (1.77%) MS Office
6 8 (1.09%) MS Project
7 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.95%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.55%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.23%) IaaS
3 8 (1.09%) Office 365
3 8 (1.09%) PaaS
4 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.27%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.60%) TCP/IP
2 77 (10.50%) Firewall
3 70 (9.55%) Wireless
4 65 (8.87%) Ethernet
5 51 (6.96%) SAN
6 42 (5.73%) RS-232
7 41 (5.59%) Bluetooth
8 40 (5.46%) ZigBee
9 38 (5.18%) DNS
10 32 (4.37%) DHCP
10 32 (4.37%) Internet
10 32 (4.37%) RS-485
11 28 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (3.41%) VPN
13 20 (2.73%) LAN
13 20 (2.73%) Network Security
14 19 (2.59%) WAN
15 17 (2.32%) 3G
15 17 (2.32%) iSCSI
15 17 (2.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.05%) MySQL
2 28 (3.82%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.05%) Big Data
4 13 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 12 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.23%) DB2
7 8 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Accumulo
9 6 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.68%) Redis
10 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.27%) Informix
12 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 38 (5.18%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.00%) Subversion
3 20 (2.73%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.46%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.09%) LabVIEW
6 7 (0.95%) Robot Framework
7 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.27%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.27%) GitLab
8 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.14%) GDB
9 1 (0.14%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 261 (35.61%) Electronics
2 73 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 47 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 45 (6.14%) Finance
5 38 (5.18%) Automotive
6 21 (2.86%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.05%) Banking
7 15 (2.05%) Military
8 9 (1.23%) Games
8 9 (1.23%) Publishing
9 8 (1.09%) Avionics
10 7 (0.95%) Marketing
11 5 (0.68%) French Language
12 3 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 183 (24.97%) Embedded Engineer
2 166 (22.65%) Software Engineer
3 130 (17.74%) Firmware Engineer
4 125 (17.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 81 (11.05%) Embedded C Engineer
6 73 (9.96%) Hardware Engineer
7 67 (9.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 64 (8.73%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 63 (8.59%) C Software Engineer
9 63 (8.59%) Electronics Engineer
10 62 (8.46%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 61 (8.32%) C++ Software Engineer
12 59 (8.05%) Developer
13 56 (7.64%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
14 46 (6.28%) Systems Engineer
15 44 (6.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
16 41 (5.59%) Design Engineer
17 40 (5.46%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 40 (5.46%) Network Engineer
18 39 (5.32%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.14%) .NET
2 29 (3.96%) Web Services
3 25 (3.41%) HTML
4 14 (1.91%) MFC
5 12 (1.64%) Qt
6 10 (1.36%) DirectX
6 10 (1.36%) LAMP
6 10 (1.36%) OpenGL
7 8 (1.09%) Flash
8 6 (0.82%) ELK Stack
8 6 (0.82%) Kafka
9 5 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.68%) CSS
9 5 (0.68%) JAAS
9 5 (0.68%) Java EE
9 5 (0.68%) JMS
9 5 (0.68%) JMX
9 5 (0.68%) JNDI
9 5 (0.68%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 136 (18.55%) Embedded Systems
2 117 (15.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 111 (15.14%) Computer Science
4 53 (7.23%) VHDL
5 51 (6.96%) Clustering
6 45 (6.14%) Data Centre
7 42 (5.73%) Mathematics
8 38 (5.18%) Algorithms
9 34 (4.64%) Physics
10 31 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (3.82%) Driving Licence
12 27 (3.68%) Mobile App
13 26 (3.55%) Verilog
14 23 (3.14%) ASIC
15 20 (2.73%) Internet of Things
16 19 (2.59%) Device Driver
16 19 (2.59%) EMC VMAX
17 17 (2.32%) CPLD
18 14 (1.91%) Telematics
19 13 (1.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.47%) Linux
2 164 (22.37%) Windows
3 89 (12.14%) Windows Server
4 60 (8.19%) Unix
5 47 (6.41%) Android
6 43 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (5.05%) SUSE
9 36 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (3.68%) Apple iOS
12 21 (2.86%) VxWorks
13 18 (2.46%) CentOS
13 18 (2.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (1.36%) Solaris
17 9 (1.23%) AIX
18 8 (1.09%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (33.29%) Software Engineering
2 63 (8.59%) ITIL
3 54 (7.37%) Validation
4 52 (7.09%) Schematic Capture
5 47 (6.41%) Signal Processing
6 43 (5.87%) Project Management
7 42 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (5.46%) Mentoring
9 37 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (4.91%) High Availability
11 33 (4.50%) UML
12 30 (4.09%) Configuration Management
13 28 (3.82%) Change Management
14 27 (3.68%) Incident Management
15 26 (3.55%) Change Control
15 26 (3.55%) Coaching
15 26 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (3.41%) Line Management
16 25 (3.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (50.89%) C
2 276 (37.65%) C++
3 148 (20.19%) Embedded C
4 90 (12.28%) Python
5 83 (11.32%) Embedded C++
6 77 (10.50%) C#
7 70 (9.55%) Assembly Language
8 65 (8.87%) Perl
9 60 (8.19%) SQL
10 56 (7.64%) Java
11 44 (6.00%) MATLAB
12 41 (5.59%) Bash Shell
13 31 (4.23%) PHP
14 23 (3.14%) Shell Script
15 21 (2.86%) PowerShell
16 19 (2.59%) Objective-C
17 15 (2.05%) VB
18 13 (1.77%) AWK
18 13 (1.77%) sed
19 12 (1.64%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 258 (35.20%) Degree
2 43 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 38 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (4.50%) CCNA
5 26 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.14%) CCNP
7 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.91%) MCSE
9 10 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.23%) CCSE
11 8 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (1.09%) ISEB
11 8 (1.09%) MCSA
11 8 (1.09%) MOS
11 8 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (0.82%) HND
13 5 (0.68%) VCAP
14 4 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.55%) PhD
14 4 (0.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.05%) SLA
2 28 (3.82%) QA
3 21 (2.86%) MISRA
4 12 (1.64%) MISRA C
4 12 (1.64%) SAS 70
5 7 (0.95%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.82%) DO-254
7 5 (0.68%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.55%) DO-160
8 4 (0.55%) FIPS 140-2
8 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.41%) JTAG
10 1 (0.14%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (8.87%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.46%) NFS
3 18 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 16 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.77%) vSphere
6 11 (1.50%) Xen
7 10 (1.36%) XenApp
8 8 (1.09%) KVM
8 8 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.09%) vCloud
8 8 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.82%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.55%) LXC
10 4 (0.55%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.41%) OpenSIPS
12 2 (0.27%) Docker
12 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (5.05%) SCCM
2 20 (2.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (2.46%) SCOM
4 12 (1.64%) Data Guard
4 12 (1.64%) HP SIM
5 10 (1.36%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.36%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (1.09%) Unicenter
7 7 (0.95%) Simpana
8 6 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
8 6 (0.82%) Kibana
8 6 (0.82%) logstash
8 6 (0.82%) Puppet
8 6 (0.82%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.68%) Nagios
9 5 (0.68%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (14.87%) Cisco
2 88 (12.01%) EMC
2 88 (12.01%) Microsoft
3 87 (11.87%) VMware
4 70 (9.55%) HP
5 61 (8.32%) IBM
6 41 (5.59%) Oracle
7 38 (5.18%) Dell
8 35 (4.77%) Red Hat
9 32 (4.37%) CommVault
10 31 (4.23%) NetApp
11 30 (4.09%) F5
12 26 (3.55%) Juniper
13 23 (3.14%) Sun
14 22 (3.00%) CheckPoint
15 21 (2.86%) Citrix
16 20 (2.73%) Atmel
17 16 (2.18%) Extreme Networks
17 16 (2.18%) Palo Alto
17 16 (2.18%) Xilinx
St. Helens, Merseyside
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Paramount Enterprises
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £40k DoE + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £37000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + share options + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: £20,250 per annum (will increase by 10% once certain targets are met)
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Death in Service, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £70k DoE + top benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harris Global
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Capita plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + OT
Posted: 8 days ago
Telford
IQ Telecom
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits and £5000 relocation package
Posted: 10 days ago