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

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 613 606 631
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 339 349 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 2.67% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 303 265 265
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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
12254 13087 10875
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.03% 12.46% 10.46%
Number of salaries quoted 10403 11058 8978
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.06%

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 14 February 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 14 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
(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 +8 327 £44,000 +3.52% 61
South East +28 100 £45,000 +4.65% 22
London +14 65 £50,000 - 7
East of England -8 54 £42,500 -5.55% 15
East Midlands -4 45 £40,000 - 4
Yorkshire +12 36 £41,500 +7.79% 4
Hampshire +15 22 £45,750 -8.50% 2
Suffolk +9 21 £21,500 -46.25%
Ipswich +6 18 £21,000 -45.80%
South West -20 17 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Surrey +9 15 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Nottingham +5 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East Sussex - 15 £47,500 - 1
Brighton - 15 £47,500 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 14 £43,250 -13.50% 2
Cambridgeshire -19 14 £46,250 -5.12% 11
Kent +12 13 £37,000 -1.33% 3
Cambridge -14 13 £50,000 +2.56% 11
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Northamptonshire +5 12 £45,000 +23.28%
West Midlands -21 12 £32,500 -23.52% 1
North West +33 10 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Scotland +8 10 £42,500 - 3
South Yorkshire +3 10 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Andover - 10 £44,000 -
Bedfordshire +11 9 £45,000 -14.28%
Berkshire 0 9 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Milton Keynes 0 9 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Barnsley -1 9 £40,000 +11.11%

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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.

1 419 (55.79%) C
2 286 (38.08%) C++
3 284 (37.82%) Software Engineering
4 252 (33.56%) Electronics
5 227 (30.23%) Degree
6 199 (26.50%) Embedded C
7 197 (26.23%) Windows
8 184 (24.50%) Linux
9 127 (16.91%) Embedded Systems
10 117 (15.58%) EMC
11 108 (14.38%) VMware
12 102 (13.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 98 (13.05%) Python
14 97 (12.92%) Cisco
15 93 (12.38%) C#
16 91 (12.12%) Embedded C++
17 90 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
18 88 (11.72%) Computer Science
19 84 (11.19%) TCP/IP
20 80 (10.65%) Microsoft
21 77 (10.25%) Ethernet
21 77 (10.25%) Windows Server
22 73 (9.72%) Unix
23 70 (9.32%) RS-232
24 69 (9.19%) Finance
24 69 (9.19%) Wireless
25 66 (8.79%) SQL
26 64 (8.52%) Assembly Language
26 64 (8.52%) Android
27 63 (8.39%) Java

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 24 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.86%) Skype for Business
6 13 (1.73%) Apache
7 11 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.93%) CMS
9 7 (0.93%) JBoss
10 5 (0.67%) Node.js
11 3 (0.40%) IIS
12 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.13%) Simulink
3 13 (1.73%) TargetLink
4 8 (1.07%) OrCAD
5 7 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.80%) MS Project
7 5 (0.67%) MS Office
8 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.00%) IaaS
2 11 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.46%) PaaS
3 10 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.93%) Office 365
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (11.19%) TCP/IP
2 77 (10.25%) Ethernet
3 70 (9.32%) RS-232
4 69 (9.19%) Wireless
5 63 (8.39%) SAN
6 58 (7.72%) RS-485
7 52 (6.92%) Firewall
8 49 (6.52%) ZigBee
9 47 (6.26%) Bluetooth
10 43 (5.73%) DNS
10 43 (5.73%) NAS
11 38 (5.06%) DHCP
12 29 (3.86%) Internet
13 23 (3.06%) 3G
13 23 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (3.06%) VPN
14 21 (2.80%) VoIP
15 18 (2.40%) LAN
15 18 (2.40%) WAN
16 17 (2.26%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.06%) MySQL
2 24 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.53%) RDBMS
3 19 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.07%) Big Data
5 8 (1.07%) Data Mining
5 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.67%) Redis
8 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.27%) DB2
9 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.27%) Informix
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (3.60%) Subversion
1 27 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.53%) Eclipse
2 19 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.73%) LabVIEW
4 11 (1.46%) JIRA
5 5 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.53%) GDB
7 3 (0.40%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.27%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.27%) GCC
8 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.27%) Selenium
8 2 (0.27%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.27%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) VectorCAST
General
1 252 (33.56%) Electronics
2 69 (9.19%) Finance
3 51 (6.79%) Manufacturing
4 40 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 39 (5.19%) Automotive
6 28 (3.73%) Banking
7 15 (2.00%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.00%) Marketing
8 8 (1.07%) Avionics
9 7 (0.93%) Games
10 6 (0.80%) Military
11 5 (0.67%) French Language
11 5 (0.67%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 218 (29.03%) Software Engineer
2 212 (28.23%) Embedded Engineer
3 159 (21.17%) Firmware Engineer
4 147 (19.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 86 (11.45%) Embedded C Engineer
6 82 (10.92%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 73 (9.72%) C Software Engineer
8 69 (9.19%) Developer
9 67 (8.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 65 (8.66%) C++ Software Engineer
11 62 (8.26%) Hardware Engineer
12 56 (7.46%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 54 (7.19%) Design Engineer
13 54 (7.19%) Electronics Engineer
14 46 (6.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
15 42 (5.59%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
16 41 (5.46%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 36 (4.79%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
17 36 (4.79%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
17 36 (4.79%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.46%) .NET
2 49 (6.52%) Web Services
3 32 (4.26%) HTML
4 18 (2.40%) Qt
5 17 (2.26%) Flash
6 10 (1.33%) 802.1X
7 9 (1.20%) MFC
7 9 (1.20%) XML
8 6 (0.80%) RESTful
9 5 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.67%) DirectX
9 5 (0.67%) JAAS
9 5 (0.67%) Java EE
9 5 (0.67%) JMS
9 5 (0.67%) JMX
9 5 (0.67%) JNDI
9 5 (0.67%) OpenGL
9 5 (0.67%) XMPP
10 4 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (0.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.91%) Embedded Systems
2 102 (13.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 88 (11.72%) Computer Science
4 54 (7.19%) Algorithms
4 54 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (7.19%) Clustering
5 48 (6.39%) EMC VMAX
6 44 (5.86%) VHDL
7 40 (5.33%) Device Driver
8 39 (5.19%) EMC VNX
8 39 (5.19%) Mobile App
9 28 (3.73%) Replication
10 22 (2.93%) Data Centre
11 21 (2.80%) CPLD
11 21 (2.80%) Mathematics
12 19 (2.53%) Driving Licence
13 17 (2.26%) Internet of Things
14 13 (1.73%) Telematics
14 13 (1.73%) Verilog
15 12 (1.60%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 197 (26.23%) Windows
2 184 (24.50%) Linux
3 77 (10.25%) Windows Server
4 73 (9.72%) Unix
5 64 (8.52%) Android
6 47 (6.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (4.93%) Apple iOS
9 31 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (3.73%) SUSE
11 25 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.26%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.26%) VxWorks
13 16 (2.13%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.86%) Solaris
14 14 (1.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (1.33%) Windows 8
17 9 (1.20%) CentOS
18 4 (0.53%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (37.82%) Software Engineering
2 62 (8.26%) Schematic Capture
3 52 (6.92%) Validation
4 50 (6.66%) Signal Processing
5 48 (6.39%) ITIL
6 41 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (5.19%) Project Management
8 38 (5.06%) OO
9 37 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
10 34 (4.53%) Change Control
11 33 (4.39%) High Availability
12 31 (4.13%) Configuration Management
13 30 (3.99%) Mobile Application Development
13 30 (3.99%) SDLC
13 30 (3.99%) UML
14 29 (3.86%) Line Management
14 29 (3.86%) Performance Management
15 28 (3.73%) Change Management
16 25 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 419 (55.79%) C
2 286 (38.08%) C++
3 199 (26.50%) Embedded C
4 98 (13.05%) Python
5 93 (12.38%) C#
6 91 (12.12%) Embedded C++
7 66 (8.79%) SQL
8 64 (8.52%) Assembly Language
9 63 (8.39%) Java
10 59 (7.86%) Perl
11 36 (4.79%) PHP
12 29 (3.86%) Objective-C
13 27 (3.60%) Bash Shell
14 26 (3.46%) MATLAB
15 20 (2.66%) ANSI C
16 16 (2.13%) VB
17 13 (1.73%) Korn
18 12 (1.60%) Shell Script
19 11 (1.46%) PowerShell
20 10 (1.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 227 (30.23%) Degree
2 29 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (3.33%) CCNA
3 25 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.26%) CCNP
5 14 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.07%) PhD
7 8 (1.07%) VCAP
8 7 (0.93%) MCP
9 6 (0.80%) CCSE
9 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.67%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.53%) CCIE
11 4 (0.53%) MCTS
11 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.53%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.26%) MISRA
2 20 (2.66%) SLA
3 19 (2.53%) QA
4 13 (1.73%) MISRA C
5 12 (1.60%) ISO 9001
6 9 (1.20%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.93%) SAS 70
8 6 (0.80%) JTAG
9 4 (0.53%) FIPS 140-2
10 3 (0.40%) DO-254
11 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.13%) DO-160
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.13%) ISO26262
11 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.06%) SRDF
4 19 (2.53%) NFS
5 18 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 16 (2.13%) vSphere
8 15 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.73%) Xen
10 9 (1.20%) KVM
11 7 (0.93%) vCloud
12 6 (0.80%) XenApp
13 5 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.67%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.53%) LXC
14 4 (0.53%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.13%) FreeRADIUS
16 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (4.26%) SCCM
2 23 (3.06%) EMC VPLEX
3 18 (2.40%) SCOM
4 14 (1.86%) WSUS
5 12 (1.60%) Puppet
6 11 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (1.33%) Data Guard
7 10 (1.33%) HP SIM
7 10 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.20%) Zenoss
9 8 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
9 8 (1.07%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.93%) Simpana
11 4 (0.53%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.53%) vRealize
12 3 (0.40%) Ansible
12 3 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.40%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.27%) Cacti
Vendors
1 117 (15.58%) EMC
2 108 (14.38%) VMware
3 97 (12.92%) Cisco
4 80 (10.65%) Microsoft
5 51 (6.79%) HP
6 36 (4.79%) Red Hat
7 33 (4.39%) IBM
8 29 (3.86%) Brocade
9 27 (3.60%) Oracle
10 26 (3.46%) Altera
10 26 (3.46%) Citrix
10 26 (3.46%) Dell
11 23 (3.06%) Atmel
12 22 (2.93%) CommVault
13 20 (2.66%) Renesas
14 19 (2.53%) Freescale
15 18 (2.40%) QNX
16 16 (2.13%) F5
16 16 (2.13%) NetApp
16 16 (2.13%) Symantec
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £25000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £38000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £38000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 Per Annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum £30-40K + Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30 - £50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-42,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HMGCC
Salary: From £40,269 to £45,691 per annum with a potential to earn £48,322
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HMGCC
Salary: From £32,757 to £37,167 per annum with a potential to earn £39,308
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HMGCC
Salary: From £32,757 to £37,167 per annum with a potential to earn £39,308
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Jenrick IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 23 days holiday, pension, Health I
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Q-Bot
Salary: Salary + Performance Related Pay + Attractive Options Scheme
Posted: 6 days ago