The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 531 607 659
Rank change year-on-year
+76 +52
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 426 385 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 3.67% 3.19% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 338 295 286
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
11609 12068 13288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.19% 11.06% 11.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9740 10111 10973
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +72 401 £40,000 -5.88% 49
South East +51 138 £43,750 -7.89% 14
East of England +30 61 £40,000 -10.11% 11
Berkshire +24 50 £54,000 +8.00%
South West +22 50 £38,000 -7.31% 4
East Midlands +43 44 £40,000 +14.28% 2
West Midlands +19 42 £40,000 +14.28% 2
London +5 38 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Kent +40 36 £38,000 -5.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 36 £40,000 -15.78% 10
Cambridge +15 34 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Reading +38 23 £60,000 +20.00%
North East +23 23 £31,500 -10.00% 7
Durham - 18 £31,500 -
Scotland +23 16 £40,750 -22.38% 2
Nottinghamshire +16 16 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Birmingham -16 16 £50,000 +81.81%
Hampshire -4 15 £37,500 -24.24% 2
Hertfordshire +21 14 £48,750 -2.50%
Bristol +19 14 £33,000 -22.35%
Wiltshire +16 14 £42,500 -
Devon +5 14 £51,250 +105.00%
Coventry +3 14 £36,000 +2.85%
Surrey +35 13 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Leicestershire +8 13 £50,000 -
Loughborough -2 13 £50,000 -
Swindon +16 11 £43,250 -
Nottingham +15 11 £44,000 -2.22% 1
North West +12 10 £39,000 +14.70% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 10 £45,000 -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Firmware.

1 297 (36.26%) C
2 258 (31.50%) Linux
3 245 (29.91%) C++
4 204 (24.91%) Software Engineering
5 193 (23.57%) Degree
6 182 (22.22%) Electronics
7 173 (21.12%) Firewall
8 166 (20.27%) Microsoft
9 146 (17.83%) Embedded C
10 139 (16.97%) VMware
11 132 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 130 (15.87%) Windows
12 130 (15.87%) Python
13 125 (15.26%) Data Centre
14 115 (14.04%) Cisco
15 113 (13.80%) Active Directory
16 104 (12.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 94 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
18 93 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
19 92 (11.23%) Unix
19 92 (11.23%) ITIL
20 91 (11.11%) MS Excel
21 87 (10.62%) Computer Science
22 80 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
23 78 (9.52%) DNS
24 77 (9.40%) HP
24 77 (9.40%) C#
24 77 (9.40%) Security Cleared
25 75 (9.16%) Embedded C++
26 74 (9.04%) Wireless

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (5.13%) IIS
2 32 (3.91%) Apache
3 27 (3.30%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.73%) nginx
7 5 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.37%) Confluence
8 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.37%) JBoss
8 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 91 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.56%) Simulink
3 20 (2.44%) MS Office
4 12 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.47%) TargetLink
5 6 (0.73%) GNU Octave
6 5 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.37%) Mathcad
7 3 (0.37%) MS Project
8 2 (0.24%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.59%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.61%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.37%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.71%) IaaS
4 13 (1.59%) PaaS
5 12 (1.47%) Office 365
6 5 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.61%) SaaS
7 4 (0.49%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 173 (21.12%) Firewall
2 78 (9.52%) DNS
3 74 (9.04%) Wireless
4 66 (8.06%) VPN
5 65 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 63 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 46 (5.62%) DHCP
8 45 (5.49%) Internet
9 43 (5.25%) Network Security
10 40 (4.88%) SAN
10 40 (4.88%) SSL
11 38 (4.64%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (4.40%) RS-232
13 31 (3.79%) Bluetooth
14 30 (3.66%) LAN
15 29 (3.54%) RS-485
16 27 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (2.93%) NAS
17 24 (2.93%) WAN
18 23 (2.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.42%) MySQL
2 25 (3.05%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (1.95%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.34%) DB2
6 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.61%) Big Data
10 4 (0.49%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.37%) KDB
11 3 (0.37%) Kdb+
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.66%) Subversion
3 29 (3.54%) Visual Studio
4 17 (2.08%) JIRA
5 7 (0.85%) Robot Framework
6 6 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.49%) Geb
7 4 (0.49%) Mercurial
7 4 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.49%) Selenium
7 4 (0.49%) Spock
7 4 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.37%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.24%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 182 (22.22%) Electronics
2 64 (7.81%) Finance
3 51 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.15%) Publishing
5 27 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.93%) Automotive
7 17 (2.08%) Games
8 16 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.83%) Retail
10 11 (1.34%) Military
11 10 (1.22%) Legal
12 7 (0.85%) Back Office
13 4 (0.49%) German Language
14 3 (0.37%) Avionics
14 3 (0.37%) French Language
14 3 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
16 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
16 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 163 (19.90%) Embedded Engineer
2 150 (18.32%) Software Engineer
3 126 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 106 (12.94%) Firmware Engineer
5 73 (8.91%) Developer
6 69 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 67 (8.18%) Embedded C Engineer
7 67 (8.18%) Network Engineer
8 62 (7.57%) C++ Software Engineer
9 61 (7.45%) C Software Engineer
9 61 (7.45%) Support Engineer
10 60 (7.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 60 (7.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 55 (6.72%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 53 (6.47%) Electronics Engineer
13 49 (5.98%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 48 (5.86%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
14 48 (5.86%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 48 (5.86%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
15 47 (5.74%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.91%) .NET
2 19 (2.32%) Qt
3 18 (2.20%) HTML
3 18 (2.20%) Web Services
4 16 (1.95%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.71%) LAMP
6 13 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.59%) RESTful
7 12 (1.47%) OpenCL
8 9 (1.10%) Yocto
9 7 (0.85%) DirectX
9 7 (0.85%) MFC
9 7 (0.85%) XML
10 6 (0.73%) OpenGL
11 5 (0.61%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (0.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (0.49%) STL
13 3 (0.37%) Ajax
13 3 (0.37%) Lucene
13 3 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 125 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 104 (12.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 93 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
4 87 (10.62%) Computer Science
5 59 (7.20%) Clustering
6 52 (6.35%) Algorithms
7 48 (5.86%) VHDL
8 44 (5.37%) Mathematics
9 40 (4.88%) Driving Licence
10 39 (4.76%) CMDB
11 32 (3.91%) Device Driver
12 30 (3.66%) Verilog
13 28 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (3.30%) Management Information System
15 25 (3.05%) Internet of Things
16 22 (2.69%) Physics
17 19 (2.32%) CPLD
18 14 (1.71%) Mobile App
18 14 (1.71%) Telematics
19 13 (1.59%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 258 (31.50%) Linux
2 130 (15.87%) Windows
3 92 (11.23%) Unix
4 63 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 44 (5.37%) Android
6 38 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (3.91%) Embedded Linux
9 30 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (3.17%) Solaris
11 21 (2.56%) CentOS
12 18 (2.20%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.71%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.71%) VxWorks
14 13 (1.59%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.22%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.85%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.73%) AIX
17 6 (0.73%) SUSE
18 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (24.91%) Software Engineering
2 94 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (11.23%) ITIL
4 59 (7.20%) Change Control
5 58 (7.08%) Service Delivery
6 51 (6.23%) Project Management
7 50 (6.11%) Coaching
7 50 (6.11%) Mentoring
7 50 (6.11%) Scrum
8 49 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 48 (5.86%) Virtual Environments
10 47 (5.74%) Line Management
10 47 (5.74%) Presales
11 46 (5.62%) Validation
12 43 (5.25%) UML
13 35 (4.27%) Embedded Software Development
14 34 (4.15%) Change Management
14 34 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 32 (3.91%) OO
16 31 (3.79%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 297 (36.26%) C
2 245 (29.91%) C++
3 146 (17.83%) Embedded C
4 130 (15.87%) Python
5 77 (9.40%) C#
6 75 (9.16%) Embedded C++
7 71 (8.67%) SQL
8 53 (6.47%) PowerShell
9 49 (5.98%) Bash Shell
10 46 (5.62%) Assembly Language
11 45 (5.49%) MATLAB
12 42 (5.13%) Perl
13 35 (4.27%) Java
14 15 (1.83%) VB
15 12 (1.47%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.34%) PHP
16 11 (1.34%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.22%) JavaScript
18 7 (0.85%) Tcl
19 4 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 193 (23.57%) Degree
2 80 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (9.40%) Security Cleared
4 64 (7.81%) CCNP
5 61 (7.45%) CCNA
6 32 (3.91%) SC Cleared
7 28 (3.42%) LPIC
8 27 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (2.93%) CCSE
9 24 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (2.56%) MCSE
11 19 (2.32%) Check Point Certification
11 19 (2.32%) ISEB
12 15 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.47%) CCSP
13 12 (1.47%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.34%) CCVP
14 11 (1.34%) PhD
15 9 (1.10%) MCSA
16 6 (0.73%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.84%) SLA
2 27 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (2.56%) ISO 9001
5 15 (1.83%) QA
6 13 (1.59%) MISRA
6 13 (1.59%) MISRA C
7 12 (1.47%) ISO 14001
8 8 (0.98%) ISO13485
9 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.49%) DO-254
11 3 (0.37%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.37%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.24%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.12%) ARP4754
13 1 (0.12%) DO-160
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 132 (16.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 113 (13.80%) Active Directory
3 42 (5.13%) vSphere
4 29 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.95%) VMware ESX
6 12 (1.47%) iptables
7 11 (1.34%) Terminal Services
7 11 (1.34%) XenApp
8 9 (1.10%) Samba
9 5 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 4 (0.49%) Squid
10 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.49%) XenServer
11 3 (0.37%) Docker
11 3 (0.37%) OpenSIPS
11 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.24%) KVM
12 2 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 60 (7.33%) SCCM
2 48 (5.86%) NetBackup
3 41 (5.01%) SCOM
4 29 (3.54%) Backup Exec
5 18 (2.20%) Nagios
6 12 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
7 10 (1.22%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.10%) Cacti
9 6 (0.73%) EdgeSight
9 6 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.73%) Unicenter
10 5 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.37%) Graphite
12 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.37%) Opsview
12 3 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 166 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 139 (16.97%) VMware
3 115 (14.04%) Cisco
4 77 (9.40%) HP
5 70 (8.55%) Red Hat
6 68 (8.30%) IBM
7 60 (7.33%) Citrix
8 47 (5.74%) Oracle
9 42 (5.13%) CheckPoint
9 42 (5.13%) Sun
10 37 (4.52%) F5
11 32 (3.91%) EMC
11 32 (3.91%) Extreme Networks
12 28 (3.42%) Xilinx
13 27 (3.30%) Dell
14 20 (2.44%) Juniper
15 19 (2.32%) NetApp
15 19 (2.32%) Palo Alto
16 17 (2.08%) CommVault
17 13 (1.59%) Intel
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Focusrite
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wavex
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Axica Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Nailsea, Somerset
Additional Resources Ltd
Salary: car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Modis International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
High Wycombe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
IQ Telecom
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Posted: 9 days ago
Sunderland
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE + unusual benefits
Posted: 23 days ago