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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 589 539 535
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -4
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 341 424 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 3.48% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 264 351 310
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,875 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.89% -2.81%

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
13082 12177 10836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.79% 10.19% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10719 10214 9057
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £41,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.36% -0.93%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -41 317 £40,000 +1.26% 115
South East -44 77 £42,500 +6.25% 39
East of England -35 54 £44,000 - 29
South West +24 50 £38,500 -3.75% 11
East Midlands +38 49 £40,000 +6.66% 13
London +15 41 £57,500 +27.77% 5
Derbyshire +41 29 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Derby +34 29 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Hertfordshire +8 27 £44,000 +27.53% 1
Cambridge -34 22 £48,500 +2.10% 13
Cambridgeshire -38 22 £48,500 +2.10% 16
Oxfordshire +18 20 £37,500 -34.78% 12
Yorkshire -8 20 £35,000 - 5
South Yorkshire +3 16 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 15 £37,500 - 1
Oxford +18 14 £33,000 -42.60%
Gloucestershire -20 13 £38,500 -6.66% 1
Dorset - 13 £42,500 - 4
Scotland +23 12 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Nottinghamshire +8 12 £41,250 - 4
Surrey -5 12 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Hampshire -5 12 £37,500 -7.40% 1
Nottingham - 12 £41,250 - 4
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £44,000 -
City of London +31 11 £37,500 -40.00%
West Sussex +13 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Durham -1 10 £35,000 +4.47% 1
North East -10 10 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Malmesbury - 10 - -
Barnsley - 10 £35,000 - 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 359 (51.43%) C
2 319 (45.70%) C++
3 264 (37.82%) Software Engineering
4 258 (36.96%) Linux
5 219 (31.38%) Windows
6 201 (28.80%) Degree
7 195 (27.94%) Electronics
8 167 (23.93%) Embedded C
9 130 (18.62%) Embedded C++
10 113 (16.19%) TCP/IP
11 99 (14.18%) C#
11 99 (14.18%) Embedded Systems
12 97 (13.90%) EMC
13 96 (13.75%) Assembly Language
14 85 (12.18%) Microsoft
15 82 (11.75%) .NET
15 82 (11.75%) VMware
16 80 (11.46%) Java
16 80 (11.46%) Cisco
17 78 (11.17%) Automotive
18 73 (10.46%) UML
19 69 (9.89%) UNIX
19 69 (9.89%) Python
20 68 (9.74%) Ethernet
21 67 (9.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 65 (9.31%) Validation
23 64 (9.17%) Wireless
24 62 (8.88%) DNS
25 60 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
26 59 (8.45%) Agile Software Development

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 25 (3.58%) Apache
2 24 (3.44%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.15%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.01%) IIS
5 13 (1.86%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.58%) SAS
8 10 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.00%) Node.js
9 7 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.57%) Lync
11 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.43%) Moodle
13 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.29%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (3.87%) Simulink
2 25 (3.58%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.01%) TargetLink
4 19 (2.72%) MS Office
5 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (1.00%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.58%) PaaS
3 9 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.43%) Office 365
4 3 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (16.19%) TCP/IP
2 68 (9.74%) Ethernet
3 64 (9.17%) Wireless
4 62 (8.88%) DNS
5 40 (5.73%) Firewall
6 36 (5.16%) WAN
6 36 (5.16%) LAN
7 34 (4.87%) Internet
8 31 (4.44%) VPN
8 31 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
8 31 (4.44%) Profibus
9 29 (4.15%) SAN
10 26 (3.72%) SSL
10 26 (3.72%) Bluetooth
10 26 (3.72%) DHCP
10 26 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (3.15%) GPRS
11 22 (3.15%) GSM
12 20 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (2.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (1.43%) Big Data
3 9 (1.29%) MySQL
4 8 (1.15%) SQLite
4 8 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.86%) Data Mining
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (6.73%) Git (software)
2 46 (6.59%) Visual Studio
3 37 (5.30%) Subversion
4 26 (3.72%) Rational DOORS
5 19 (2.72%) LabVIEW
5 19 (2.72%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.58%) Bugzilla
7 10 (1.43%) GDB
8 9 (1.29%) TortoiseSVN
9 6 (0.86%) GCC
9 6 (0.86%) JIRA
10 5 (0.72%) PVCS
11 4 (0.57%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.43%) Trac
12 3 (0.43%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.14%) Valgrind
13 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 195 (27.94%) Electronics
2 78 (11.17%) Automotive
3 57 (8.17%) Finance
4 56 (8.02%) Manufacturing
5 38 (5.44%) Telecoms
6 33 (4.73%) Aerospace
7 30 (4.30%) Marketing
8 29 (4.15%) Military
9 19 (2.72%) Banking
10 11 (1.58%) Retail
11 8 (1.15%) Avionics
12 7 (1.00%) Legal
13 4 (0.57%) Games
13 4 (0.57%) Law
14 3 (0.43%) Back Office
14 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.14%) Advertising
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 197 (28.22%) Software Engineer
2 119 (17.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 92 (13.18%) Developer
4 70 (10.03%) Electronics Engineer
4 70 (10.03%) Firmware Engineer
5 65 (9.31%) Systems Engineer
6 57 (8.17%) Hardware Engineer
7 55 (7.88%) Design Engineer
8 52 (7.45%) Software Developer
9 34 (4.87%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
11 18 (2.58%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.44%) Support Engineer
12 17 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (2.29%) Test Engineer
14 14 (2.01%) Graduate
14 14 (2.01%) Software Manager
15 13 (1.86%) Lead Developer
15 13 (1.86%) UNIX Engineer
15 13 (1.86%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.75%) .NET
2 39 (5.59%) CSS
3 31 (4.44%) HTML
4 29 (4.15%) Qt
5 19 (2.72%) XML
6 17 (2.44%) MFC
7 16 (2.29%) CSS3
7 16 (2.29%) WebSockets
7 16 (2.29%) HTML5
8 15 (2.15%) Web Services
9 13 (1.86%) Regular Expression
10 10 (1.43%) Flash
10 10 (1.43%) Ajax
11 8 (1.15%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.00%) WinForms
12 7 (1.00%) WPF
12 7 (1.00%) OpenMP
13 6 (0.86%) WCF
13 6 (0.86%) JSON
13 6 (0.86%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.18%) Embedded Systems
2 67 (9.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 60 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (8.31%) Computer Science
5 56 (8.02%) Mathematics
6 53 (7.59%) VHDL
7 52 (7.45%) Physics
8 43 (6.16%) Management Information System
9 42 (6.02%) Telematics
10 38 (5.44%) Algorithms
11 26 (3.72%) Device Driver
12 23 (3.30%) Clustering
12 23 (3.30%) CAN bus
13 21 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (2.58%) Mobile App
15 15 (2.15%) Hedge funds
15 15 (2.15%) Verilog
16 13 (1.86%) Home Automation
17 10 (1.43%) Blackberry
18 9 (1.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 258 (36.96%) Linux
2 219 (31.38%) Windows
3 69 (9.89%) UNIX
4 47 (6.73%) Android
5 46 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (4.58%) Apple iOS
8 26 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (3.15%) Solaris
9 22 (3.15%) SUSE
10 20 (2.87%) Embedded Linux
11 19 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.72%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.43%) AIX
15 9 (1.29%) HPUX
15 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.29%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.00%) VxWorks
17 6 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (37.82%) Software Engineering
2 73 (10.46%) UML
3 65 (9.31%) Validation
4 59 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (7.02%) ITIL
6 39 (5.59%) Configuration Management
7 35 (5.01%) Load Balancing
7 35 (5.01%) Embedded Software Development
8 33 (4.73%) Signal Processing
9 32 (4.58%) Project Management
10 29 (4.15%) Change Management
10 29 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (3.87%) Problem Management
12 25 (3.58%) Technical Analysis
13 24 (3.44%) Product Management
14 23 (3.30%) Mentoring
15 22 (3.15%) Root Cause Analysis
15 22 (3.15%) OO
16 21 (3.01%) Incident Management
17 18 (2.58%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 359 (51.43%) C
2 319 (45.70%) C++
3 167 (23.93%) Embedded C
4 130 (18.62%) Embedded C++
5 99 (14.18%) C#
6 96 (13.75%) Assembly Language
7 80 (11.46%) Java
8 69 (9.89%) Python
9 52 (7.45%) MATLAB
10 51 (7.31%) Perl
11 46 (6.59%) SQL
12 44 (6.30%) JavaScript
13 39 (5.59%) PHP
14 24 (3.44%) VB
15 23 (3.30%) Shell Script
16 22 (3.15%) Ruby
17 19 (2.72%) Bash Shell
18 10 (1.43%) VB6
19 7 (1.00%) PowerShell
19 7 (1.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 201 (28.80%) Degree
2 47 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.01%) CCNA
5 31 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 30 (4.30%) CCNP
7 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.15%) PhD
9 13 (1.86%) CCIE
10 9 (1.29%) SAP Certification
11 7 (1.00%) MCP
11 7 (1.00%) MCAD
11 7 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (0.86%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.72%) HP ASE
13 5 (0.72%) Dell Certification
13 5 (0.72%) MCITP
13 5 (0.72%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.73%) SLA
2 36 (5.16%) QA
3 30 (4.30%) JTAG
4 19 (2.72%) ISO 9000
5 14 (2.01%) DO-254
6 11 (1.58%) ISO 9001
6 11 (1.58%) IEC 61508
7 10 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (1.00%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.72%) vSphere
4 25 (3.58%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.72%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.72%) SRDF
9 4 (0.57%) NFS
9 4 (0.57%) XenApp
9 4 (0.57%) XenServer
10 3 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.29%) vCloud
11 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.29%) iptables
12 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 15 (2.15%) SCCM
2 13 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (1.15%) HP SIM
3 8 (1.15%) Nagios
4 7 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.86%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.72%) Puppet
6 5 (0.72%) SCOM
7 4 (0.57%) WSUS
7 4 (0.57%) Ansible
8 2 (0.29%) EMC TimeFinder
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) OpenView
8 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.29%) Control-M
9 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.14%) Nmap
9 1 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 97 (13.90%) EMC
2 85 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 82 (11.75%) VMware
4 80 (11.46%) Cisco
5 52 (7.45%) HP
6 47 (6.73%) Red Hat
7 31 (4.44%) F5
8 28 (4.01%) Freescale
9 26 (3.72%) NEC
10 25 (3.58%) IBM
11 22 (3.15%) Dell
12 21 (3.01%) Oracle
12 21 (3.01%) Atmel
13 19 (2.72%) CheckPoint
14 18 (2.58%) Xilinx
15 16 (2.29%) Juniper
16 15 (2.15%) Citrix
16 15 (2.15%) Altera
17 14 (2.01%) Mentor Graphics
17 14 (2.01%) Fujitsu
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
HP
Posted: Yesterday
West Lothian
Abrecco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits share options + package
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: bonus/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IC Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago