The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 565 582 570
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 347 310 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.88% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 284 252 292
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
35570 35195 38890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 33.14% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27919 28450 32820
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 Miscellaneous 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 August 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 28 August 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 +19 326 £42,500 +13.33% 59
South East -22 100 £44,000 +10.00% 16
East of England +5 50 £45,000 +12.50% 14
London +1 47 £52,250 +34.83% 4
Berkshire +18 36 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East Midlands +3 31 £37,500 +36.36% 4
South West -34 28 £42,500 +15.64% 7
North West -8 26 £50,000 +29.03% 2
Yorkshire -27 25 £40,000 +9.58% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 24 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Reading +16 23 £50,000 +37.93% 1
Surrey -6 23 £40,500 +8.00% 2
Derbyshire - 23 £37,500 - 1
Cambridge +11 22 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Derby - 22 £37,500 - 1
Merseyside +24 18 £50,000 +25.00%
Liverpool +23 18 £50,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -9 17 £36,250 -6.45%
West Yorkshire -34 15 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Bedfordshire +5 14 £50,000 +102.87% 5
Milton Keynes +3 13 £42,500 +13.33%
West Midlands -11 13 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Chertsey - 12 £42,250 -
North Yorkshire -5 11 £42,500 +16.43%
Dorset - 11 £47,500 - 3
Poole - 11 £47,500 - 3
York - 11 £42,500 -
Scotland -8 9 £36,500 -12.57% 5
Hampshire -23 9 £48,750 +5.40% 6
Coventry +1 8 £37,500 +15.38%

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 303 (39.66%) C
2 256 (33.51%) Degree
3 251 (32.85%) Linux
4 218 (28.53%) C++
5 208 (27.23%) Windows
6 193 (25.26%) Software Engineering
7 177 (23.17%) Electronics
8 154 (20.16%) Cisco
9 146 (19.11%) ITIL
10 134 (17.54%) TCP/IP
11 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
12 117 (15.31%) VMware
13 116 (15.18%) HP
14 113 (14.79%) EMC
15 111 (14.53%) UNIX
16 108 (14.14%) Computer Science
17 102 (13.35%) SAN
18 101 (13.22%) Embedded C
19 97 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
20 85 (11.13%) Ethernet
21 81 (10.60%) NetApp
21 81 (10.60%) Firewall
22 79 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
23 78 (10.21%) LAN
24 76 (9.95%) Telecoms
25 74 (9.69%) SLA
26 73 (9.55%) C#
26 73 (9.55%) Project Management
27 72 (9.42%) Python
27 72 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 52 (6.81%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.88%) IIS
5 21 (2.75%) Lync
6 17 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.09%) Apache
8 12 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.79%) Moodle
12 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.79%) CloudStack
13 5 (0.65%) SAS
14 4 (0.52%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.52%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.24%) MS Office
3 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.18%) MS Project
5 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.18%) IaaS
2 8 (1.05%) PaaS
3 6 (0.79%) Office 365
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 134 (17.54%) TCP/IP
2 102 (13.35%) SAN
3 85 (11.13%) Ethernet
4 81 (10.60%) Firewall
5 78 (10.21%) LAN
6 71 (9.29%) DNS
7 65 (8.51%) WAN
8 61 (7.98%) NAS
9 56 (7.33%) Wireless
10 43 (5.63%) DHCP
11 38 (4.97%) Internet
12 37 (4.84%) VPN
13 30 (3.93%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (3.53%) Bluetooth
15 26 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (2.49%) SSL
17 18 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
17 18 (2.36%) NetScaler
18 17 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
19 15 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.36%) Oracle Database
2 17 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
3 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.39%) MySQL
5 2 (0.26%) DB2
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.26%) Big Data
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 17 (2.23%) Subversion
2 16 (2.09%) LabVIEW
2 16 (2.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.31%) WinDbg
4 9 (1.18%) JIRA
5 8 (1.05%) Bugzilla
5 8 (1.05%) GDB
6 5 (0.65%) Selenium
6 5 (0.65%) JUnit
7 3 (0.39%) Hudson
7 3 (0.39%) Maven
7 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.26%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.13%) PVCS
9 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 177 (23.17%) Electronics
2 76 (9.95%) Telecoms
3 61 (7.98%) Finance
4 34 (4.45%) Manufacturing
5 33 (4.32%) Back Office
6 23 (3.01%) Marketing
7 18 (2.36%) Aerospace
7 18 (2.36%) Military
8 14 (1.83%) Automotive
9 13 (1.70%) Banking
10 10 (1.31%) Retail
11 8 (1.05%) Games
12 7 (0.92%) French Language
12 7 (0.92%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) Legal
14 2 (0.26%) Law
14 2 (0.26%) Advertising
15 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (18.59%) Software Engineer
2 71 (9.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 70 (9.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 47 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
5 42 (5.50%) Storage Specialist
6 41 (5.37%) Electronics Engineer
6 41 (5.37%) Analyst
7 40 (5.24%) Design Engineer
8 39 (5.10%) Hardware Engineer
9 37 (4.84%) Consultant
9 37 (4.84%) Developer
9 37 (4.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 37 (4.84%) Technical Specialist
10 35 (4.58%) Network Engineer
10 35 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (4.32%) Junior
12 32 (4.19%) Administrator
13 30 (3.93%) Senior Firmware Engineer
14 27 (3.53%) Support Engineer
15 26 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.50%) .NET
2 17 (2.23%) HTML
3 16 (2.09%) OpenGL
4 14 (1.83%) Direct3D
5 12 (1.57%) MFC
6 11 (1.44%) Flash
7 10 (1.31%) J2EE
8 9 (1.18%) Qt
9 8 (1.05%) XML
10 7 (0.92%) WinForms
11 6 (0.79%) Middleware
12 4 (0.52%) CSS
12 4 (0.52%) SOAP
12 4 (0.52%) Web Services
12 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.52%) JSON
12 4 (0.52%) jQuery
13 3 (0.39%) MyBatis
13 3 (0.39%) RESTful
13 3 (0.39%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (14.14%) Computer Science
2 97 (12.70%) Embedded Systems
3 60 (7.85%) Device Driver
3 60 (7.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 52 (6.81%) VHDL
5 45 (5.89%) CLARiiON
5 45 (5.89%) EMC Centera
5 45 (5.89%) Symmetrix DMX
6 43 (5.63%) Management Information System
7 42 (5.50%) Clustering
8 38 (4.97%) Replication
9 33 (4.32%) Mathematics
10 29 (3.80%) Physics
11 24 (3.14%) MPEG
12 19 (2.49%) Streaming Video
13 18 (2.36%) STB
14 16 (2.09%) CMDB
15 14 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
15 14 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
16 13 (1.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 251 (32.85%) Linux
2 208 (27.23%) Windows
3 111 (14.53%) UNIX
4 67 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (6.68%) Solaris
7 37 (4.84%) AIX
8 36 (4.71%) HPUX
9 34 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (4.06%) Android
11 25 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
12 20 (2.62%) SUSE
13 19 (2.49%) Windows 7
14 17 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 17 (2.23%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.92%) CentOS
15 7 (0.92%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.79%) Windows CE
17 5 (0.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (25.26%) Software Engineering
2 146 (19.11%) ITIL
3 79 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 73 (9.55%) Project Management
5 54 (7.07%) Validation
6 49 (6.41%) Change Control
7 42 (5.50%) Asset Management
8 39 (5.10%) Problem Management
8 39 (5.10%) Network Management
9 34 (4.45%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.45%) Embedded Software Development
10 32 (4.19%) Migration
11 31 (4.06%) Service Delivery
11 31 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 30 (3.93%) Configuration Management
13 29 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 26 (3.40%) Kalman Filter
15 25 (3.27%) OO
16 24 (3.14%) Network Design
16 24 (3.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (39.66%) C
2 218 (28.53%) C++
3 101 (13.22%) Embedded C
4 73 (9.55%) C#
5 72 (9.42%) Python
6 63 (8.25%) SQL
7 60 (7.85%) Perl
8 54 (7.07%) Embedded C++
9 48 (6.28%) Assembly Language
9 48 (6.28%) Java
10 40 (5.24%) Shell Script
11 30 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.49%) MATLAB
13 15 (1.96%) sed
14 14 (1.83%) JavaScript
14 14 (1.83%) AWK
14 14 (1.83%) Bourne shell
15 10 (1.31%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.18%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 256 (33.51%) Degree
2 61 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (7.85%) Security Cleared
4 57 (7.46%) CCNA
5 45 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (4.19%) MCSE
7 29 (3.80%) SC Cleared
8 25 (3.27%) CCSA
9 22 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (2.75%) MCSA
11 20 (2.62%) CCNP
12 14 (1.83%) ISEB
13 11 (1.44%) VCP5
13 11 (1.44%) VCP4
13 11 (1.44%) MCP
14 10 (1.31%) MCITP
15 8 (1.05%) HNC
15 8 (1.05%) OCA
15 8 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
15 8 (1.05%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.69%) SLA
2 47 (6.15%) QA
3 14 (1.83%) ISO 9000
3 14 (1.83%) JTAG
4 6 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (0.79%) GAMP
4 6 (0.79%) GCP
4 6 (0.79%) GMP
5 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 72 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.62%) vSphere
6 13 (1.70%) XenServer
7 12 (1.57%) NFS
8 9 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (1.05%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.92%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.79%) KVM
12 5 (0.65%) XenApp
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
14 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.39%) VMware ESX
15 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.26%) UAG
15 2 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 26 (3.40%) Data Guard
2 25 (3.27%) NetBackup
3 24 (3.14%) HP SIM
4 19 (2.49%) SCCM
5 17 (2.23%) HP Data Protector
6 16 (2.09%) SCOM
7 13 (1.70%) WSUS
8 9 (1.18%) SCDPM
9 8 (1.05%) Puppet
10 7 (0.92%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
11 6 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.65%) Nagios
13 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
13 4 (0.52%) ZENworks
14 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 1 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 154 (20.16%) Cisco
2 119 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 117 (15.31%) VMware
4 116 (15.18%) HP
5 113 (14.79%) EMC
6 81 (10.60%) NetApp
7 68 (8.90%) Red Hat
8 49 (6.41%) CheckPoint
9 42 (5.50%) F5
10 33 (4.32%) Symantec
11 32 (4.19%) Oracle
12 31 (4.06%) Citrix
13 29 (3.80%) Sun
14 24 (3.14%) BT
15 23 (3.01%) IBM
16 22 (2.88%) Juniper
17 19 (2.49%) Dell
18 16 (2.09%) Atmel
19 14 (1.83%) Hitachi
20 12 (1.57%) Sybase
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: 20 hours ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, life assurance, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Hudson - London
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Hudson - London
Salary: £26000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k dep. on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 5 days ago
Emsworth
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago