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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 572 571 568
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 346 324 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 0.78% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 286 261 295
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
43178 41529 45122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.72% 38.92% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33710 33773 37929
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 322 £42,500 +13.33% 80
South East -17 91 £43,500 -3.33% 26
London -17 54 £50,000 +14.28% 5
East of England -13 49 £45,000 +14.64% 17
South West -33 33 £45,000 +20.00% 14
Berkshire +18 31 £52,500 +50.00% 2
East Midlands +14 28 £37,500 +36.36% 2
North West -6 24 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire -39 23 £38,750 +6.16% 3
Surrey +5 21 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Derbyshire - 21 £37,500 -
Cambridge +4 20 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire +1 20 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Derby - 20 £37,500 -
Reading +6 17 £51,250 +41.37%
Buckinghamshire +3 17 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Dorset - 17 £47,500 - 4
Poole - 17 £47,500 - 4
West Yorkshire -32 16 £35,000 +10.23% 2
West Midlands -16 14 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Liverpool +23 13 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Merseyside +19 13 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Coventry -8 13 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Milton Keynes +1 10 - - 2
Bedfordshire -11 10 £50,000 +102.87% 2
Chertsey - 10 £44,000 -
Wales -7 9 £38,750 -24.39% 1
Scotland -20 9 £40,000 - 4
North Wales -5 8 £38,750 -24.39% 1
North Yorkshire -18 8 £41,250 +13.01%

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 296 (39.57%) C
2 260 (34.76%) Linux
3 247 (33.02%) Degree
4 210 (28.07%) C++
5 207 (27.67%) Windows
6 185 (24.73%) Software Engineering
7 179 (23.93%) Electronics
8 156 (20.86%) Cisco
9 148 (19.79%) ITIL
10 123 (16.44%) TCP/IP
11 122 (16.31%) VMware
12 113 (15.11%) EMC
13 112 (14.97%) HP
13 112 (14.97%) UNIX
14 107 (14.30%) Microsoft
15 103 (13.77%) Computer Science
16 97 (12.97%) Embedded Systems
17 96 (12.83%) Embedded C
18 94 (12.57%) SAN
19 89 (11.90%) Ethernet
20 84 (11.23%) Disaster Recovery
21 82 (10.96%) Firewall
22 77 (10.29%) SLA
23 76 (10.16%) C#
23 76 (10.16%) NetApp
24 73 (9.76%) Red Hat
24 73 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
25 71 (9.49%) SQL
26 70 (9.36%) WAN
26 70 (9.36%) Project Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 37 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.34%) IIS
3 23 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.14%) Apache
7 15 (2.01%) Lync
8 11 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.80%) Moodle
11 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.80%) CloudStack
11 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.53%) CMS
13 4 (0.53%) SAS
14 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.68%) MS Office
3 9 (1.20%) MS Project
3 9 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.40%) Simulink
7 1 (0.13%) CorelDRAW
7 1 (0.13%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.20%) IaaS
2 8 (1.07%) PaaS
3 6 (0.80%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 123 (16.44%) TCP/IP
2 94 (12.57%) SAN
3 89 (11.90%) Ethernet
4 82 (10.96%) Firewall
5 70 (9.36%) WAN
6 67 (8.96%) LAN
7 64 (8.56%) DNS
8 51 (6.82%) NAS
9 41 (5.48%) VPN
10 39 (5.21%) Wireless
11 36 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (4.81%) DHCP
12 35 (4.68%) Internet
13 24 (3.21%) NetScaler
14 23 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
16 17 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (2.27%) SSL
16 17 (2.27%) HTTP
17 16 (2.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.67%) SQL Server
1 20 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
2 6 (0.80%) MySQL
2 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.27%) Big Data
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.27%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) DTS
5 1 (0.13%) Adabas
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.14%) LabVIEW
3 13 (1.74%) Subversion
4 11 (1.47%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.34%) WinDbg
6 8 (1.07%) JIRA
7 7 (0.94%) JUnit
8 6 (0.80%) GDB
8 6 (0.80%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.67%) Maven
9 5 (0.67%) Selenium
9 5 (0.67%) Hudson
10 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.27%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.27%) VectorCAST
12 1 (0.13%) GCC
12 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
12 1 (0.13%) PVCS
General
1 179 (23.93%) Electronics
2 68 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 63 (8.42%) Finance
4 36 (4.81%) Back Office
5 35 (4.68%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.67%) Marketing
7 19 (2.54%) Military
8 18 (2.41%) Aerospace
9 15 (2.01%) Automotive
10 12 (1.60%) Banking
11 10 (1.34%) Retail
11 10 (1.34%) French Language
12 7 (0.94%) Publishing
12 7 (0.94%) Games
13 5 (0.67%) Law
14 4 (0.53%) Legal
14 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.40%) Advertising
15 3 (0.40%) Local Government
16 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 137 (18.32%) Software Engineer
2 70 (9.36%) Firmware Engineer
3 62 (8.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 44 (5.88%) Developer
5 43 (5.75%) Electronics Engineer
6 42 (5.61%) Analyst
7 41 (5.48%) Storage Specialist
7 41 (5.48%) Hardware Engineer
8 39 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 39 (5.21%) Design Engineer
9 38 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 37 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
10 37 (4.95%) Technical Specialist
11 36 (4.81%) Consultant
12 35 (4.68%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 34 (4.55%) Administrator
14 32 (4.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.88%) Junior
15 29 (3.88%) Support Engineer
16 25 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.02%) .NET
2 16 (2.14%) OpenGL
2 16 (2.14%) HTML
3 15 (2.01%) Direct3D
4 12 (1.60%) XML
4 12 (1.60%) J2EE
5 11 (1.47%) MFC
6 10 (1.34%) CSS
6 10 (1.34%) Flash
7 8 (1.07%) Qt
8 7 (0.94%) SOAP
8 7 (0.94%) Web Services
8 7 (0.94%) WinForms
9 6 (0.80%) JSON
9 6 (0.80%) jQuery
10 5 (0.67%) Ext JS
10 5 (0.67%) JSF
10 5 (0.67%) Java EE
10 5 (0.67%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.77%) Computer Science
2 97 (12.97%) Embedded Systems
3 65 (8.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 61 (8.16%) Device Driver
5 54 (7.22%) VHDL
6 45 (6.02%) CLARiiON
6 45 (6.02%) EMC Centera
6 45 (6.02%) Symmetrix DMX
7 41 (5.48%) Management Information System
8 39 (5.21%) Clustering
9 38 (5.08%) Replication
10 33 (4.41%) Physics
11 25 (3.34%) Mathematics
11 25 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (3.07%) MPEG
13 20 (2.67%) Streaming Video
14 18 (2.41%) STB
15 16 (2.14%) CMDB
16 15 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
16 15 (2.01%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 260 (34.76%) Linux
2 207 (27.67%) Windows
3 112 (14.97%) UNIX
4 69 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (6.82%) Solaris
7 49 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (4.95%) AIX
8 37 (4.95%) HPUX
9 29 (3.88%) Android
10 28 (3.74%) Embedded Linux
11 27 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (2.67%) SUSE
13 16 (2.14%) Windows 7
14 15 (2.01%) Apple iOS
15 14 (1.87%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.20%) Windows Vista
17 8 (1.07%) CentOS
18 5 (0.67%) VxWorks
19 4 (0.53%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (24.73%) Software Engineering
2 148 (19.79%) ITIL
3 84 (11.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 70 (9.36%) Project Management
5 54 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (6.28%) Change Control
7 43 (5.75%) Validation
8 42 (5.61%) Asset Management
9 41 (5.48%) Problem Management
10 40 (5.35%) Embedded Software Development
11 37 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 34 (4.55%) Network Management
13 33 (4.41%) Service Delivery
14 32 (4.28%) Root Cause Analysis
15 31 (4.14%) Migration
16 29 (3.88%) Line Management
17 27 (3.61%) Change Management
18 26 (3.48%) Network Monitoring
18 26 (3.48%) Time Management
19 25 (3.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 296 (39.57%) C
2 210 (28.07%) C++
3 96 (12.83%) Embedded C
4 76 (10.16%) C#
5 71 (9.49%) SQL
6 57 (7.62%) Python
7 52 (6.95%) Embedded C++
8 47 (6.28%) Perl
8 47 (6.28%) Java
9 44 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 39 (5.21%) Assembly Language
11 30 (4.01%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.54%) MATLAB
13 17 (2.27%) sed
14 16 (2.14%) Bourne shell
14 16 (2.14%) AWK
15 15 (2.01%) JavaScript
16 9 (1.20%) VB.NET
17 8 (1.07%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 247 (33.02%) Degree
2 64 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (8.16%) Security Cleared
4 54 (7.22%) CCNA
5 34 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (4.28%) SC Cleared
7 27 (3.61%) MCSE
8 26 (3.48%) CCNP
9 23 (3.07%) CCSA
10 21 (2.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.87%) ISEB
12 12 (1.60%) MCSA
13 11 (1.47%) VCP4
13 11 (1.47%) VCP5
14 10 (1.34%) CCIE
15 8 (1.07%) MCP
15 8 (1.07%) HNC
15 8 (1.07%) MOS
15 8 (1.07%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (0.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (10.29%) SLA
2 45 (6.02%) QA
3 14 (1.87%) ISO 9000
4 12 (1.60%) JTAG
5 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 73 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.21%) vSphere
4 21 (2.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.60%) NFS
7 8 (1.07%) XenServer
8 7 (0.94%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.67%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.53%) KVM
12 2 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.27%) UAG
12 2 (0.27%) XenApp
12 2 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 27 (3.61%) NetBackup
2 25 (3.34%) Data Guard
3 24 (3.21%) HP SIM
4 17 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 14 (1.87%) SCOM
6 13 (1.74%) WSUS
7 11 (1.47%) SCCM
8 8 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.80%) SCDPM
10 6 (0.80%) Puppet
11 5 (0.67%) Nagios
12 4 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
14 2 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
15 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
15 1 (0.13%) ZENworks
15 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 156 (20.86%) Cisco
2 122 (16.31%) VMware
3 113 (15.11%) EMC
4 112 (14.97%) HP
5 107 (14.30%) Microsoft
6 76 (10.16%) NetApp
7 73 (9.76%) Red Hat
8 47 (6.28%) CheckPoint
8 47 (6.28%) F5
9 36 (4.81%) Symantec
10 35 (4.68%) Citrix
11 31 (4.14%) Oracle
12 27 (3.61%) Sun
13 24 (3.21%) IBM
13 24 (3.21%) Juniper
14 20 (2.67%) BT
15 18 (2.41%) Atmel
16 16 (2.14%) Dell
17 13 (1.74%) Sophos
18 12 (1.60%) SolarWinds
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £75000 per annum - share options + package
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: £30000 - £60000 Per Annum + Bonus + Benefits & Amazing proje
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Romford, Essex
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £56000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus good benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago