The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 531 519 641
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +122
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 423 394 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.07% 1.09% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 346 318 224
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39570 36063 40497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 32.68% 32.43% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31309 29222 34251
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 408 £40,000 - 81
South East -22 123 £40,000 - 23
East of England +25 115 £44,000 +10.00% 24
Cambridgeshire +57 81 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Cambridge +54 68 £47,500 +11.76% 19
London -62 55 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire -17 32 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Surrey +9 26 £30,000 -25.00% 11
Berkshire -1 23 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East Midlands -9 22 £37,500 +7.14% 6
North West +13 21 £32,500 -7.14% 4
South West +7 20 £40,000 +23.07% 12
Hampshire -30 20 £41,000 +2.50% 6
Reading -1 19 £60,000 +9.09%
Kent -3 17 £30,000 -25.00% 1
City of London -8 16 £62,500 +30.20%
North Yorkshire -21 16 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Guildford +1 14 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Hertfordshire +13 13 £43,250 -3.88% 2
Gloucestershire +12 13 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £40,000 -3.61%
North East +6 12 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Merseyside - 12 £27,500 -
Durham - 12 £35,000 - 1
Liverpool - 12 £27,500 -
West Sussex +5 11 £40,000 -
Middlesex -3 9 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Leicester -3 9 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Bedfordshire -12 9 £33,250 -1.48% 2
Leicestershire -13 9 £34,000 -2.85% 2

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 239 (32.52%) C
2 205 (27.89%) Windows
3 191 (25.99%) Linux
4 189 (25.71%) Degree
5 185 (25.17%) Software Engineering
6 182 (24.76%) C++
7 137 (18.64%) Electronics
8 132 (17.96%) Microsoft
9 124 (16.87%) Cisco
9 124 (16.87%) ITIL
10 117 (15.92%) VMware
11 105 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 100 (13.61%) UNIX
13 98 (13.33%) Embedded C
14 97 (13.20%) Firewall
15 93 (12.65%) HP
16 92 (12.52%) SAN
17 85 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 82 (11.16%) DNS
19 81 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 80 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
21 79 (10.75%) LAN
22 78 (10.61%) MS Exchange
23 76 (10.34%) Perl
24 71 (9.66%) MS Excel
24 71 (9.66%) CCNA
25 70 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
25 70 (9.52%) Telecoms
26 68 (9.25%) Computer Science
26 68 (9.25%) Assembly Language

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 78 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.27%) IIS
5 22 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (2.86%) Lync
7 13 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.63%) Moodle
8 12 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 11 (1.50%) Apache
10 10 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.54%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.41%) CMS
13 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 71 (9.66%) MS Excel
2 60 (8.16%) MS Office
3 16 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) Simulink
7 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.63%) Office 365
2 6 (0.82%) SaaS
3 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 105 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 97 (13.20%) Firewall
3 92 (12.52%) SAN
4 82 (11.16%) DNS
5 79 (10.75%) LAN
6 65 (8.84%) Internet
7 59 (8.03%) Wireless
8 56 (7.62%) WAN
9 55 (7.48%) Ethernet
10 51 (6.94%) DHCP
11 46 (6.26%) VPN
12 43 (5.85%) Bluetooth
13 41 (5.58%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (4.49%) NAS
15 26 (3.54%) SSL
16 24 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (2.86%) HTTP
18 16 (2.18%) FWSM
18 16 (2.18%) VLAN
19 15 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.77%) MySQL
4 7 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.27%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (4.76%) Subversion
2 18 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.50%) JIRA
4 10 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (1.22%) LabVIEW
5 9 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (1.09%) NUnit
7 6 (0.82%) Bugzilla
8 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.68%) WebLOAD
9 4 (0.54%) GDB
9 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.54%) TestPartner
9 4 (0.54%) Selenium
9 4 (0.54%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.14%) Maven
11 1 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 137 (18.64%) Electronics
2 70 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.03%) Finance
4 35 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 33 (4.49%) Marketing
6 21 (2.86%) Military
7 18 (2.45%) Automotive
8 17 (2.31%) Back Office
9 13 (1.77%) Aerospace
10 11 (1.50%) Retail
11 10 (1.36%) Banking
12 7 (0.95%) Games
13 5 (0.68%) Law
13 5 (0.68%) Legal
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
15 1 (0.14%) German Language
15 1 (0.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 143 (19.46%) Software Engineer
2 82 (11.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 69 (9.39%) Firmware Engineer
4 45 (6.12%) Analyst
5 44 (5.99%) Senior Software Engineer
6 37 (5.03%) Administrator
6 37 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 35 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
8 31 (4.22%) Network Engineer
8 31 (4.22%) Developer
9 30 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
9 30 (4.08%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 25 (3.40%) Consultant
10 25 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.40%) Electronics Engineer
11 21 (2.86%) Test Engineer
12 19 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (2.59%) Service Analyst
12 19 (2.59%) Technical Engineer
12 19 (2.59%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.40%) .NET
2 21 (2.86%) Qt
3 11 (1.50%) Middleware
4 10 (1.36%) MFC
4 10 (1.36%) Web Services
4 10 (1.36%) HTML
5 8 (1.09%) Flash
5 8 (1.09%) WinForms
6 6 (0.82%) XML
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
8 3 (0.41%) XSD
8 3 (0.41%) XSLT
8 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.41%) WPF
9 2 (0.27%) iOS SDK
9 2 (0.27%) JSON
9 2 (0.27%) WCF
9 2 (0.27%) SOAP
9 2 (0.27%) RSS
9 2 (0.27%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 58 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
3 56 (7.62%) Device Driver
4 53 (7.21%) Clustering
5 40 (5.44%) VHDL
6 38 (5.17%) Replication
7 29 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 28 (3.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 28 (3.81%) Mathematics
9 21 (2.86%) CLARiiON
9 21 (2.86%) Blackberry
10 15 (2.04%) Symmetrix DMX
11 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (1.90%) ASIC
12 13 (1.77%) Physics
13 12 (1.63%) Open Source
14 11 (1.50%) MPEG
14 11 (1.50%) EMC Centera
14 11 (1.50%) Verilog
15 9 (1.22%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 205 (27.89%) Windows
2 191 (25.99%) Linux
3 100 (13.61%) UNIX
4 70 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (4.22%) Windows 7
7 28 (3.81%) AIX
8 27 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.13%) Android
12 22 (2.99%) Embedded Linux
12 22 (2.99%) SUSE
13 16 (2.18%) Solaris
14 10 (1.36%) Windows Vista
14 10 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.09%) VxWorks
16 7 (0.95%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.82%) CentOS
17 6 (0.82%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (25.17%) Software Engineering
2 124 (16.87%) ITIL
3 67 (9.12%) Project Management
4 64 (8.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 48 (6.53%) Configuration Management
6 43 (5.85%) Network Management
6 43 (5.85%) Performance Tuning
7 41 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 39 (5.31%) Change Control
8 39 (5.31%) Embedded Software Development
9 35 (4.76%) Network Design
10 33 (4.49%) Validation
11 29 (3.95%) Scrum
12 27 (3.67%) Service Management
13 26 (3.54%) Performance Management
14 25 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 24 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (3.13%) OO
17 22 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 239 (32.52%) C
2 182 (24.76%) C++
3 98 (13.33%) Embedded C
4 76 (10.34%) Perl
5 68 (9.25%) Assembly Language
6 65 (8.84%) Python
7 60 (8.16%) SQL
8 49 (6.67%) C#
9 47 (6.39%) Embedded C++
10 35 (4.76%) Java
11 29 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 23 (3.13%) Bourne shell
13 19 (2.59%) MATLAB
14 17 (2.31%) AWK
14 17 (2.31%) sed
15 16 (2.18%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.18%) VB
16 15 (2.04%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.36%) VB.NET
18 9 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (25.71%) Degree
2 85 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (9.66%) CCNA
5 64 (8.71%) MCSE
6 58 (7.89%) Security Cleared
7 36 (4.90%) MCSA
8 31 (4.22%) MCP
9 27 (3.67%) CCNP
10 26 (3.54%) SC Cleared
11 20 (2.72%) Network+ Certification
11 20 (2.72%) CCSA
12 19 (2.59%) MOS
13 16 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (2.04%) MCITP
14 15 (2.04%) CCA
14 15 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.22%) PhD
16 8 (1.09%) OCA
16 8 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.03%) SLA
2 24 (3.27%) QA
3 10 (1.36%) JTAG
4 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (0.95%) GAMP
4 7 (0.95%) GCP
4 7 (0.95%) GMP
4 7 (0.95%) ISO 9000
5 6 (0.82%) DO-254
6 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) ARP4761
System Software
1 81 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 26 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.40%) XenServer
6 22 (2.99%) ISA Server
7 17 (2.31%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.31%) XenApp
8 16 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.63%) vSphere
9 12 (1.63%) KVM
10 11 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (1.50%) Terminal Services
10 11 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 9 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
11 9 (1.22%) UAG
12 4 (0.54%) Novell eDirectory
12 4 (0.54%) NFS
12 4 (0.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (4.08%) Data Guard
2 27 (3.67%) SCCM
3 23 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 23 (3.13%) HP SIM
4 16 (2.18%) SCOM
5 15 (2.04%) Puppet
6 14 (1.90%) WSUS
7 11 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.09%) SCDPM
8 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.54%) Nagios
11 4 (0.54%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.54%) ZENworks
11 4 (0.54%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.27%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 132 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 124 (16.87%) Cisco
3 117 (15.92%) VMware
4 93 (12.65%) HP
5 65 (8.84%) EMC
6 49 (6.67%) IBM
7 41 (5.58%) NetApp
8 39 (5.31%) Red Hat
9 38 (5.17%) Juniper
10 37 (5.03%) CheckPoint
11 36 (4.90%) Citrix
11 36 (4.90%) Oracle
12 35 (4.76%) F5
13 31 (4.22%) BT
14 26 (3.54%) Symantec
15 24 (3.27%) SolarWinds
16 19 (2.59%) Dell
17 18 (2.45%) Sun
18 17 (2.31%) Hitachi
18 17 (2.31%) Brocade
Leicestershire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £37,000 to £44,000 per annum Shares, Pension, Health/Dental
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: to £40k DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + shares + bonus + relocation + bene
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection Ltd
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 10% Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: 2 days ago