Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 123 149
Rank change year-on-year -22 +26 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 33 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.09% 1.05% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.08% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 14
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £30,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +43.75% -5.88% -5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 2952 2224 2771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 97.42% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2258 1851 2398
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.51% +9.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £62,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in Cambridge

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in Cambridge

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in Cambridge

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) C
1 33 (100.00%) Firmware
2 28 (84.85%) Electronics
2 28 (84.85%) Degree
3 27 (81.82%) Wireless
4 26 (78.79%) Mathematics
5 21 (63.64%) Python
5 21 (63.64%) Perl
6 18 (54.55%) WLAN
7 17 (51.52%) Mentoring
7 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
7 17 (51.52%) Algorithms
8 16 (48.48%) Git (software)
8 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
8 16 (48.48%) Coaching
8 16 (48.48%) Data Acquisition
8 16 (48.48%) MATLAB
8 16 (48.48%) Perforce
9 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
11 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
12 3 (9.09%) C++
13 2 (6.06%) VHDL
13 2 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (6.06%) Embedded C++
13 2 (6.06%) Innovative Thinking
14 1 (3.03%) Collaborative Working
14 1 (3.03%) MVVM
14 1 (3.03%) Signal Processing

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) Wireless
2 18 (54.55%) WLAN
3 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 16 (48.48%) Git (software)
1 16 (48.48%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (84.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Algorithms
2 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (6.06%) VHDL
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.03%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.03%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Mathematics
2 17 (51.52%) Mentoring
2 17 (51.52%) Test Scripting
3 16 (48.48%) Coaching
3 16 (48.48%) Data Acquisition
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (3.03%) 3D Modelling
6 1 (3.03%) Android Development
6 1 (3.03%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) MVVM
6 1 (3.03%) Physics
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Schematic Capture
6 1 (3.03%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C
2 21 (63.64%) Perl
2 21 (63.64%) Python
3 16 (48.48%) MATLAB
4 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.09%) C++
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) Degree
System Software
1 33 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Perforce
2 1 (3.03%) Altera