Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 158 153
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 11 12 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.42% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 4.30% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 46
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £38,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +28.57%
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -5.26%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 330 279 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 11.84% 9.73% 11.10%
Number of salaries quoted 286 234 322
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,238 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe +6 6 £45,000 -7.69% 1
Milton Keynes -5 1 - - 2
Marlow - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 £50,000 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £32,500 -
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (36.36%) API Design
3 4 (36.36%) Mac OS
4 3 (27.27%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
6 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
6 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (9.09%) VHDL
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Management
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Delphi
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) EMC
6 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
6 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
6 1 (9.09%) Simulink
6 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (9.09%) Degree

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) C++ Developer
1 4 (36.36%) C++ Software Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) CMDB
3 1 (9.09%) Cyberattack
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) State Machine
3 1 (9.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) API Design
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) ISMS
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
3 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Delphi
3 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (9.09%) IEC 62304
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
2 1 (9.09%) Altera
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) Freescale