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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 556 538 541
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 352 416 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.86% 3.42% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 270 346 292
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,050 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,850 £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
12295 12149 10744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.51% 10.35% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10141 10282 9056
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- -2.59%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 2015. 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 -29 324 £40,000 +6.66% 125
South East -28 88 £45,000 +12.50% 37
East of England -19 56 £44,000 - 30
East Midlands +18 49 £40,000 +6.66% 14
South West +17 45 £38,500 -3.75% 12
London +19 37 £51,250 +28.12% 12
Derbyshire +38 32 £40,000 +3.22% 8
Derby +32 32 £40,000 +3.22% 8
Hertfordshire +14 30 £46,000 +22.66% 5
Yorkshire -6 19 £36,000 +2.85% 7
Hampshire 0 18 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Cambridgeshire -36 16 £45,000 - 11
Wiltshire - 16 £37,500 -
North East +9 15 £35,000 +12.90% 4
Gloucestershire -7 15 £38,500 -6.66%
Cambridge -20 15 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Scotland +31 14 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire +25 14 £28,500 -48.18% 4
West Sussex +11 14 £41,250 +17.85%
City of London +39 13 £50,000 -20.00% 3
Durham +5 13 £35,000 +12.90% 1
South Yorkshire -1 13 £36,000 +2.85% 2
Havant +9 11 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Surrey +3 11 £50,000 +23.45% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 11 £46,000 -
Malmesbury - 11 - -
Oxford +17 10 £28,500 -48.18%
Nottinghamshire +13 10 £42,500 - 3
South Wales +13 10 £45,000 -
Crawley +8 10 £37,500 +51.51%

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 398 (56.37%) C
2 346 (49.01%) C++
3 281 (39.80%) Software Engineering
4 253 (35.84%) Linux
5 224 (31.73%) Windows
6 204 (28.90%) Degree
7 201 (28.47%) Electronics
8 184 (26.06%) Embedded C
9 141 (19.97%) Embedded C++
10 109 (15.44%) TCP/IP
11 106 (15.01%) Embedded Systems
12 103 (14.59%) EMC
13 101 (14.31%) Assembly Language
14 90 (12.75%) C#
15 87 (12.32%) Java
16 81 (11.47%) Microsoft
17 80 (11.33%) Cisco
18 79 (11.19%) Python
19 78 (11.05%) Automotive
20 76 (10.76%) VMware
21 75 (10.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
22 74 (10.48%) UML
23 73 (10.34%) .NET
24 72 (10.20%) Ethernet
25 70 (9.92%) Wireless
26 67 (9.49%) UNIX
27 66 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
28 65 (9.21%) Validation
29 60 (8.50%) Computer Science
29 60 (8.50%) Manufacturing

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 24 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 18 (2.55%) IIS
3 16 (2.27%) Apache
4 14 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.70%) SAS
7 11 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.99%) Node.js
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.71%) Lync
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.28%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.14%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (3.40%) Simulink
2 22 (3.12%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.97%) TargetLink
4 15 (2.12%) MS Office
5 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.13%) PaaS
3 6 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.57%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (15.44%) TCP/IP
2 72 (10.20%) Ethernet
3 70 (9.92%) Wireless
4 55 (7.79%) DNS
5 40 (5.67%) Firewall
6 34 (4.82%) DHCP
7 32 (4.53%) SAN
7 32 (4.53%) LAN
8 31 (4.39%) WAN
9 29 (4.11%) VPN
10 28 (3.97%) Internet
10 28 (3.97%) Profibus
11 24 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (3.26%) Bluetooth
13 21 (2.97%) SSL
14 20 (2.83%) VLAN
15 17 (2.41%) GPRS
15 17 (2.41%) GSM
15 17 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.42%) MySQL
2 10 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.13%) Big Data
4 7 (0.99%) SQLite
5 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) Redis
8 1 (0.14%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (6.94%) Visual Studio
2 46 (6.52%) Subversion
3 42 (5.95%) Git (software)
4 22 (3.12%) Rational DOORS
5 20 (2.83%) Eclipse
5 20 (2.83%) LabVIEW
6 15 (2.12%) JIRA
7 10 (1.42%) Bugzilla
7 10 (1.42%) GCC
8 9 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.27%) TortoiseSVN
8 9 (1.27%) GDB
9 5 (0.71%) PVCS
10 4 (0.57%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.42%) Trac
11 3 (0.42%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.14%) Valgrind
General
1 201 (28.47%) Electronics
2 78 (11.05%) Automotive
3 60 (8.50%) Manufacturing
4 56 (7.93%) Finance
5 38 (5.38%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.96%) Marketing
7 28 (3.97%) Aerospace
8 21 (2.97%) Military
9 18 (2.55%) Banking
10 12 (1.70%) Retail
11 5 (0.71%) Avionics
11 5 (0.71%) Legal
12 3 (0.42%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Law
12 3 (0.42%) Back Office
12 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 209 (29.60%) Software Engineer
2 116 (16.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 89 (12.61%) Developer
4 81 (11.47%) Electronics Engineer
5 77 (10.91%) Firmware Engineer
6 70 (9.92%) Hardware Engineer
7 64 (9.07%) Design Engineer
8 57 (8.07%) Systems Engineer
9 51 (7.22%) Software Developer
10 29 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
11 28 (3.97%) Network Engineer
12 19 (2.69%) Test Engineer
13 18 (2.55%) Graduate
14 16 (2.27%) Support Engineer
15 14 (1.98%) C Software Engineer
15 14 (1.98%) Software Manager
15 14 (1.98%) Senior Developer
15 14 (1.98%) Senior Design Engineer
16 13 (1.84%) Junior
16 13 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.34%) .NET
2 35 (4.96%) HTML
3 34 (4.82%) CSS
4 29 (4.11%) Qt
5 20 (2.83%) CSS3
5 20 (2.83%) WebSockets
5 20 (2.83%) HTML5
6 16 (2.27%) MFC
7 15 (2.12%) Regular Expression
7 15 (2.12%) Web Services
8 14 (1.98%) XML
9 9 (1.27%) Ajax
10 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.13%) Flash
11 7 (0.99%) OpenMP
12 6 (0.85%) WinForms
12 6 (0.85%) DirectX
13 5 (0.71%) .NET Compact Framework
13 5 (0.71%) JSON
13 5 (0.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 106 (15.01%) Embedded Systems
2 75 (10.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 66 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (8.50%) Computer Science
5 58 (8.22%) Mathematics
6 52 (7.37%) VHDL
7 46 (6.52%) Physics
8 44 (6.23%) Telematics
8 44 (6.23%) Algorithms
9 42 (5.95%) Management Information System
10 26 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 25 (3.54%) Device Driver
12 21 (2.97%) CAN bus
13 18 (2.55%) Mobile App
14 17 (2.41%) Clustering
15 12 (1.70%) Verilog
15 12 (1.70%) Blackberry
16 10 (1.42%) Hedge funds
16 10 (1.42%) Home Automation
17 9 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 253 (35.84%) Linux
2 224 (31.73%) Windows
3 67 (9.49%) UNIX
4 50 (7.08%) Android
5 37 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (4.53%) Apple iOS
7 30 (4.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
9 22 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.12%) Solaris
10 15 (2.12%) SUSE
11 12 (1.70%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.27%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.13%) VxWorks
14 8 (1.13%) HPUX
15 7 (0.99%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.99%) AIX
16 6 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (39.80%) Software Engineering
2 74 (10.48%) UML
3 65 (9.21%) Validation
4 56 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (6.37%) ITIL
6 41 (5.81%) Configuration Management
7 39 (5.52%) Embedded Software Development
8 36 (5.10%) Signal Processing
9 28 (3.97%) Technical Analysis
10 27 (3.82%) Mentoring
10 27 (3.82%) Load Balancing
11 26 (3.68%) Project Management
12 25 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (3.40%) Product Management
13 24 (3.40%) Change Management
14 23 (3.26%) OO
15 22 (3.12%) Problem Management
16 20 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
17 18 (2.55%) Business Development
18 17 (2.41%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 398 (56.37%) C
2 346 (49.01%) C++
3 184 (26.06%) Embedded C
4 141 (19.97%) Embedded C++
5 101 (14.31%) Assembly Language
6 90 (12.75%) C#
7 87 (12.32%) Java
8 79 (11.19%) Python
9 50 (7.08%) Perl
10 44 (6.23%) JavaScript
10 44 (6.23%) MATLAB
11 36 (5.10%) SQL
12 35 (4.96%) PHP
13 22 (3.12%) VB
14 19 (2.69%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.69%) Ruby
15 16 (2.27%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.27%) VB6
17 7 (0.99%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 204 (28.90%) Degree
2 43 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (5.52%) Security Cleared
4 32 (4.53%) CCNA
5 29 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 26 (3.68%) CCNP
7 22 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.27%) PhD
9 10 (1.42%) MCSE
10 9 (1.27%) SAP Certification
11 7 (0.99%) MCP
11 7 (0.99%) CCIE
11 7 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.71%) HP ASE
13 5 (0.71%) MCSA
13 5 (0.71%) MCAD
13 5 (0.71%) A+ Certification
13 5 (0.71%) Dell Certification
13 5 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.09%) SLA
2 37 (5.24%) QA
3 24 (3.40%) JTAG
4 20 (2.83%) ISO 9000
5 12 (1.70%) ISO 9001
6 10 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.13%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.99%) DO-254
9 3 (0.42%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.82%) VMware ESX
4 24 (3.40%) vSphere
5 10 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.71%) SRDF
8 5 (0.71%) XenServer
8 5 (0.71%) NFS
8 5 (0.71%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.28%) XenApp
11 2 (0.28%) iptables
Systems Management
1 12 (1.70%) SCCM
2 9 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (0.99%) HP SIM
4 7 (0.99%) Nagios
5 5 (0.71%) Puppet
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.57%) SCOM
6 4 (0.57%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.57%) Ansible
7 3 (0.42%) WSUS
7 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.28%) EMC TimeFinder
8 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.28%) OpenView
8 2 (0.28%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.28%) Icinga
8 2 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 103 (14.59%) EMC
2 81 (11.47%) Microsoft
3 80 (11.33%) Cisco
4 76 (10.76%) VMware
5 59 (8.36%) HP
6 38 (5.38%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.97%) Freescale
8 27 (3.82%) NEC
9 24 (3.40%) Atmel
9 24 (3.40%) Dell
10 23 (3.26%) IBM
11 21 (2.97%) F5
11 21 (2.97%) Fujitsu
12 17 (2.41%) Oracle
12 17 (2.41%) Xilinx
12 17 (2.41%) Mentor Graphics
13 16 (2.27%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.27%) Renesas
14 15 (2.12%) Juniper
15 13 (1.84%) Citrix
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-30,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 43-45k
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The F10 Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + equity, pension, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £55k plus competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Anantha Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: Open Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Pension, Health Care
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £48k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago