Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 105 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 +12
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 95 42 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.06% 1.84% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 31.25% 14.95% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 67 54 28
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £39,000 £30,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £53,750 £74,775
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +27.78% -5.26% +28.38%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 304 281 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.79% 12.34% 9.34%
Number of salaries quoted 236 248 222
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,800
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,375 £63,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Cambridge

Firmware
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Firmware in Cambridge

Firmware
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Cambridge over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 74 (77.89%) C
2 63 (66.32%) Degree
3 49 (51.58%) Wireless
4 46 (48.42%) Python
5 39 (41.05%) C++
5 39 (41.05%) Electronics
6 36 (37.89%) Software Engineering
7 34 (35.79%) Perl
8 29 (30.53%) Mathematics
9 23 (24.21%) Embedded C
10 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
11 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
11 16 (16.84%) WLAN
12 15 (15.79%) ASIC
12 15 (15.79%) Verilog
12 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
12 15 (15.79%) Test Scripting
12 15 (15.79%) Algorithms
13 14 (14.74%) Data Acquisition
13 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
13 14 (14.74%) Coaching
13 14 (14.74%) Perforce
13 14 (14.74%) MATLAB
13 14 (14.74%) Linux
14 10 (10.53%) Windows
14 10 (10.53%) C#
15 9 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
16 8 (8.42%) Android
16 8 (8.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Firmware
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 49 (51.58%) Wireless
2 16 (16.84%) WLAN
3 9 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.05%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
2 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.11%) LabVIEW
3 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
General
1 39 (41.05%) Electronics
2 2 (2.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Embedded Engineer
2 33 (34.74%) Firmware Engineer
3 25 (26.32%) Software Engineer
4 24 (25.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 21 (22.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (22.11%) Systems Engineer
6 15 (15.79%) Principal Engineer
6 15 (15.79%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 14 (14.74%) RF Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Embedded C Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) C# Software Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) FPGA Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Senior FPGA Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 5 (5.26%) STL
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Algorithms
1 15 (15.79%) ASIC
1 15 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 15 (15.79%) Verilog
2 8 (8.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (5.26%) VHDL
4 4 (4.21%) Robotics
5 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.11%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Android
4 4 (4.21%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) Software Engineering
2 29 (30.53%) Mathematics
3 19 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 15 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 14 (14.74%) Coaching
5 14 (14.74%) Data Acquisition
6 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
7 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (5.26%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.21%) Component Testing
10 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.21%) Open Source
10 4 (4.21%) SysML
10 4 (4.21%) System Testing
10 4 (4.21%) UML
11 3 (3.16%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (3.16%) OO
11 3 (3.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (77.89%) C
2 46 (48.42%) Python
3 39 (41.05%) C++
4 34 (35.79%) Perl
5 23 (24.21%) Embedded C
6 14 (14.74%) MATLAB
7 10 (10.53%) C#
8 6 (6.32%) Java
9 5 (5.26%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.05%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 63 (66.32%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.05%) iptables
2 1 (1.05%) LXC
2 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) Xen
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Perforce
2 5 (5.26%) HP
3 3 (3.16%) Dell
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) Veeam
5 1 (1.05%) Altera
5 1 (1.05%) Thales