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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 556 565 543
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 360 336 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 2.98% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 264 284 322
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
13219 11265 11513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 10.45% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11198 9313 9891
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +8 335 £42,000 +5.00% 65
South East -29 90 £48,500 +14.11% 23
London -10 68 £50,000 - 8
East of England -13 58 £45,000 -5.26% 12
East Midlands +47 43 £40,000 +3.89% 10
Yorkshire +1 32 £36,250 +9.84% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 29 £36,250 -34.09% 8
Hampshire -7 29 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Cambridge +14 27 £36,250 -44.23% 7
Surrey -8 24 £47,500 +5.55% 9
South West -13 24 £35,750 +2.18% 6
Oxfordshire +25 21 £40,000 -46.66% 3
West Yorkshire +15 19 £49,000 +22.50%
Derbyshire - 19 £40,000 - 4
Derby - 19 £40,000 - 4
Nottinghamshire +29 16 £40,000 - 3
Nottingham +28 16 £40,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -7 14 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 14 - - 2
Scotland +8 13 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Essex -14 12 £47,500 -13.63% 1
South Yorkshire - 12 £34,250 - 2
Berkshire +5 11 £60,000 +60.00% 2
Leeds +3 11 £50,000 -
West Midlands -10 11 £33,750 -10.00% 3
Guildford -12 11 £47,500 - 5
Havant - 11 £37,500 - 1
City of London +3 10 £50,000 -23.07% 1
Devon -10 9 £34,500 +15.00% 1
North West -20 9 £35,000 +27.27% 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 264 (37.93%) C
2 263 (37.79%) Linux
3 208 (29.89%) Degree
4 202 (29.02%) C++
5 199 (28.59%) Windows
6 193 (27.73%) Software Engineering
7 186 (26.72%) Electronics
8 127 (18.25%) TCP/IP
9 124 (17.82%) Cisco
10 120 (17.24%) VMware
11 99 (14.22%) ITIL
11 99 (14.22%) Embedded C
12 93 (13.36%) DNS
13 88 (12.64%) C#
13 88 (12.64%) UNIX
13 88 (12.64%) Firewall
14 85 (12.21%) WAN
15 84 (12.07%) LAN
16 82 (11.78%) Microsoft
16 82 (11.78%) Embedded Systems
17 80 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 76 (10.92%) HP
19 74 (10.63%) Red Hat
20 73 (10.49%) SQL
21 72 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 71 (10.20%) Python
22 71 (10.20%) Computer Science
23 70 (10.06%) Perl
23 70 (10.06%) Ethernet
23 70 (10.06%) EMC

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (4.45%) Tomcat
2 30 (4.31%) Apache
2 30 (4.31%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.17%) IIS
4 18 (2.59%) Lync
5 16 (2.30%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.44%) SAS
7 10 (1.44%) Moodle
8 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.86%) CloudStack
10 6 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle Beehive
12 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.29%) CMS
13 2 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.17%) MS Office
3 17 (2.44%) Simulink
4 8 (1.15%) TargetLink
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.57%) MS Project
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) CorelDRAW
8 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.72%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (1.72%) PaaS
2 9 (1.29%) Office 365
3 7 (1.01%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 127 (18.25%) TCP/IP
2 93 (13.36%) DNS
3 88 (12.64%) Firewall
4 85 (12.21%) WAN
5 84 (12.07%) LAN
6 70 (10.06%) Ethernet
7 64 (9.20%) Cisco ASA
8 59 (8.48%) SAN
9 57 (8.19%) VPN
10 46 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 43 (6.18%) DHCP
12 41 (5.89%) Wireless
13 37 (5.32%) NetScaler
14 36 (5.17%) FTP
14 36 (5.17%) Internet
15 30 (4.31%) SNMP
16 29 (4.17%) MPLS
17 27 (3.88%) NAS
17 27 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (3.74%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.30%) Oracle Database
2 21 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.73%) MySQL
4 9 (1.29%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.29%) Big Data
5 8 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.72%) DB2
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.57%) SQLite
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.29%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (4.89%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.16%) Subversion
3 21 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 15 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (1.72%) GDB
5 12 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.72%) LabVIEW
6 11 (1.58%) JIRA
7 9 (1.29%) Bugzilla
8 8 (1.15%) JUnit
9 6 (0.86%) Hudson
9 6 (0.86%) Maven
10 5 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.72%) Selenium
11 4 (0.57%) Android Studio
11 4 (0.57%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.43%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
13 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
General
1 186 (26.72%) Electronics
2 66 (9.48%) Finance
3 43 (6.18%) Manufacturing
4 38 (5.46%) Automotive
5 27 (3.88%) Military
6 26 (3.74%) Back Office
7 24 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.87%) Aerospace
8 20 (2.87%) Marketing
9 12 (1.72%) Banking
10 11 (1.58%) French Language
11 10 (1.44%) Legal
12 9 (1.29%) Retail
13 6 (0.86%) Law
14 5 (0.72%) Avionics
14 5 (0.72%) Games
15 4 (0.57%) Advertising
16 3 (0.43%) Local Government
17 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 141 (20.26%) Software Engineer
2 64 (9.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 61 (8.76%) Developer
4 60 (8.62%) Firmware Engineer
5 57 (8.19%) Network Engineer
6 51 (7.33%) Systems Engineer
7 39 (5.60%) Administrator
8 37 (5.32%) Electronics Engineer
9 30 (4.31%) Support Engineer
9 30 (4.31%) Software Developer
10 28 (4.02%) Senior Firmware Engineer
11 27 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
12 26 (3.74%) Senior Software Engineer
13 24 (3.45%) Design Engineer
13 24 (3.45%) Hardware Engineer
14 22 (3.16%) UNIX Engineer
14 22 (3.16%) DBA
15 20 (2.87%) Oracle DBA
16 19 (2.73%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.33%) .NET
2 36 (5.17%) CSS
2 36 (5.17%) XML
3 26 (3.74%) Web Services
4 23 (3.30%) SOAP
5 22 (3.16%) HTML
6 13 (1.87%) Flash
7 12 (1.72%) LAMP
7 12 (1.72%) XML-RPC
7 12 (1.72%) JSON
7 12 (1.72%) REST
8 9 (1.29%) Direct3D
8 9 (1.29%) jQuery
8 9 (1.29%) OpenGL
8 9 (1.29%) J2EE
8 9 (1.29%) MFC
9 8 (1.15%) XSD
9 8 (1.15%) XSLT
9 8 (1.15%) Qt
9 8 (1.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.78%) Embedded Systems
2 71 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 54 (7.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 48 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 44 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (5.89%) Physics
7 37 (5.32%) Algorithms
8 35 (5.03%) Device Driver
9 32 (4.60%) Mathematics
10 30 (4.31%) Clustering
11 29 (4.17%) Replication
12 28 (4.02%) VHDL
13 20 (2.87%) Hedge funds
14 18 (2.59%) CLARiiON
15 17 (2.44%) EMC Centera
15 17 (2.44%) Symmetrix DMX
16 16 (2.30%) Telematics
17 15 (2.16%) CAN bus
18 10 (1.44%) CMDB
18 10 (1.44%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 263 (37.79%) Linux
2 199 (28.59%) Windows
3 88 (12.64%) UNIX
4 72 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (6.18%) Solaris
7 39 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (4.74%) Android
9 26 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (3.74%) SUSE
10 22 (3.16%) Embedded Linux
10 22 (3.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 21 (3.02%) HPUX
12 20 (2.87%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.30%) AIX
14 12 (1.72%) CentOS
15 8 (1.15%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.01%) Scientific Linux
17 6 (0.86%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (27.73%) Software Engineering
2 99 (14.22%) ITIL
3 55 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 55 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (6.75%) Validation
5 44 (6.32%) Project Management
6 43 (6.18%) Change Management
6 43 (6.18%) Problem Management
7 39 (5.60%) Load Balancing
8 38 (5.46%) Root Cause Analysis
9 33 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (4.60%) UML
11 31 (4.45%) Configuration Management
12 30 (4.31%) Embedded Software Development
13 29 (4.17%) Incident Management
14 28 (4.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (4.02%) Line Management
15 26 (3.74%) Network Monitoring
16 25 (3.59%) Signal Processing
17 24 (3.45%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (37.93%) C
2 202 (29.02%) C++
3 99 (14.22%) Embedded C
4 88 (12.64%) C#
5 73 (10.49%) SQL
6 71 (10.20%) Python
7 70 (10.06%) Perl
8 60 (8.62%) Embedded C++
9 48 (6.90%) Shell Script
10 47 (6.75%) Java
11 46 (6.61%) Assembly Language
12 45 (6.47%) MATLAB
13 38 (5.46%) PHP
14 29 (4.17%) JavaScript
15 20 (2.87%) Bash Shell
16 17 (2.44%) Ruby
17 16 (2.30%) sed
18 15 (2.16%) Bourne shell
18 15 (2.16%) AWK
18 15 (2.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 208 (29.89%) Degree
2 66 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (6.75%) CCNA
4 44 (6.32%) CCNP
5 36 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 25 (3.59%) CCIE
7 24 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (1.15%) HND
10 8 (1.15%) MCSE
11 7 (1.01%) CCDP
11 7 (1.01%) ISEB
11 7 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.72%) MCSA
12 5 (0.72%) MCAD
12 5 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (0.72%) SCSA
13 4 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (9.05%) SLA
2 31 (4.45%) QA
3 20 (2.87%) JTAG
4 12 (1.72%) DO-254
5 10 (1.44%) ISO 9000
6 9 (1.29%) IEC 61508
7 8 (1.15%) DO-178B
7 8 (1.15%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) BS7799
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 80 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (5.89%) vSphere
3 38 (5.46%) Active Directory
4 20 (2.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 16 (2.30%) VMware ESX
6 15 (2.16%) NFS
7 13 (1.87%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.01%) XenApp
10 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.86%) vCloud
11 4 (0.57%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.29%) KVM
13 2 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (4.60%) NetBackup
2 24 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 23 (3.30%) Data Guard
4 17 (2.44%) SCCM
5 16 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.01%) WSUS
7 10 (1.44%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.29%) SCOM
9 7 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (1.01%) Nagios
9 7 (1.01%) Puppet
9 7 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.57%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 3 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
13 2 (0.29%) OpenView
13 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.29%) Control-M
13 2 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 124 (17.82%) Cisco
2 120 (17.24%) VMware
3 82 (11.78%) Microsoft
4 76 (10.92%) HP
5 74 (10.63%) Red Hat
6 70 (10.06%) EMC
7 53 (7.61%) F5
8 43 (6.18%) NetApp
9 40 (5.75%) Citrix
10 33 (4.74%) CheckPoint
11 32 (4.60%) Symantec
11 32 (4.60%) Oracle
12 31 (4.45%) Juniper
13 18 (2.59%) Dell
13 18 (2.59%) SolarWinds
14 17 (2.44%) Sun
15 15 (2.16%) IBM
16 14 (2.01%) Riverbed
17 12 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
17 12 (1.72%) Egenera
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kendal, Cumbria
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
FT Select
Salary: From £33,000 to £37,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stansted, Essex
set2recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Proteus Europe
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Kuoni Travel Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £68000 per annum + Benefits & High Profile Projects
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago