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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 91 98
Rank change year-on-year +23 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 53 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.88% 1.51% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 28.19% 13.04% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 49 14 7
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £38,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

System Software Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 188 138 183
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.76% 11.58% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 160 111 138
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,900 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £53,886 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.66%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Firmware as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 75 (65.22%) C
2 69 (60.00%) Python
2 69 (60.00%) Wireless
3 68 (59.13%) Degree
4 56 (48.70%) Mathematics
5 45 (39.13%) Electronics
5 45 (39.13%) Perl
6 43 (37.39%) Mentoring
7 41 (35.65%) Linux
7 41 (35.65%) Wi-Fi
8 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (25.22%) Test Scripting
9 29 (25.22%) Jenkins
9 29 (25.22%) C++
10 27 (23.48%) Embedded Systems
11 24 (20.87%) Test Automation
12 18 (15.65%) Algorithms
13 17 (14.78%) Computer Science
14 16 (13.91%) MATLAB
15 15 (13.04%) Bluetooth
15 15 (13.04%) WLAN
15 15 (13.04%) Perforce
15 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
15 15 (13.04%) Coaching
15 15 (13.04%) Data Acquisition
16 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
16 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
16 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
17 13 (11.30%) POSIX

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:

Applications
1 3 (2.61%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.87%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (60.00%) Wireless
2 41 (35.65%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (13.04%) Bluetooth
3 15 (13.04%) WLAN
4 10 (8.70%) Ethernet
4 10 (8.70%) Internet
5 9 (7.83%) ZigBee
6 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.35%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 29 (25.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (39.13%) Electronics
2 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.83%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (53.91%) Embedded Engineer
2 46 (40.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 35 (30.43%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 15 (13.04%) RF Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Developer
6 14 (12.17%) Development Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Software Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Systems Test Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Test Development Engineer
6 14 (12.17%) Test Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Graduate
7 13 (11.30%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (11.30%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 11 (9.57%) Embedded Developer
9 10 (8.70%) Test Manager
10 7 (6.09%) Agile Project Manager
10 7 (6.09%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.30%) POSIX
2 1 (0.87%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.87%) HTML
2 1 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Embedded Systems
2 18 (15.65%) Algorithms
3 17 (14.78%) Computer Science
4 14 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (8.70%) Internet of Things
6 8 (6.96%) Smart Home
7 5 (4.35%) HP Storage
8 4 (3.48%) VHDL
9 3 (2.61%) Verilog
10 1 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.65%) Linux
2 12 (10.43%) Android
3 9 (7.83%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.35%) Windows
4 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (48.70%) Mathematics
2 43 (37.39%) Mentoring
3 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.22%) Test Scripting
5 24 (20.87%) Test Automation
6 15 (13.04%) Coaching
6 15 (13.04%) Data Acquisition
7 14 (12.17%) Configuration Management
7 14 (12.17%) Software Engineering
8 13 (11.30%) Computer Architecture
8 13 (11.30%) Embedded Software Development
9 10 (8.70%) Component Testing
9 10 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (8.70%) System Testing
10 9 (7.83%) Linux Kernel Development
11 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.09%) Scrum
12 5 (4.35%) Physics
13 2 (1.74%) Cross-Platform Development
13 2 (1.74%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 75 (65.22%) C
2 69 (60.00%) Python
3 45 (39.13%) Perl
4 29 (25.22%) C++
5 16 (13.91%) MATLAB
6 10 (8.70%) Java
7 8 (6.96%) Embedded C
8 7 (6.09%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.74%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.87%) C#
10 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (59.13%) Degree
2 13 (11.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.87%) LXC
2 1 (0.87%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.87%) Xen
Vendors
1 15 (13.04%) Perforce
2 6 (5.22%) VMware
3 5 (4.35%) HP
3 5 (4.35%) Veeam
4 4 (3.48%) Atmel
5 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.74%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.87%) Thales
6 1 (0.87%) Xilinx
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