Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 270 294
Rank change year-on-year +65 +24 +23
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 155 96 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.28% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 9.96% 6.87% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 126 101 88
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -10.11% +2.30%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £53,750 £61,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1556 1398 1859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.85% 10.55% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1286 1141 1434
East of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.09% +2.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Cambridgeshire +35 132 £57,500 +21.05% 15
Hertfordshire -4 12 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Essex +26 7 £53,000 +41.33%
Bedfordshire +23 3 £25,000 -30.56% 2
Norfolk - 1 £42,500 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 108 (69.68%) C
2 72 (46.45%) Degree
3 65 (41.94%) Python
4 64 (41.29%) C++
5 63 (40.65%) Wireless
6 53 (34.19%) Electronics
7 43 (27.74%) Software Engineering
8 42 (27.10%) Mentoring
9 40 (25.81%) Perl
10 31 (20.00%) Mathematics
11 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
12 26 (16.77%) Signal Processing
13 25 (16.13%) Embedded C
14 24 (15.48%) Robotics
15 23 (14.84%) Digital Signal Processing
16 20 (12.90%) Android
17 18 (11.61%) Linux
18 17 (10.97%) WLAN
18 17 (10.97%) MATLAB
18 17 (10.97%) Verilog
18 17 (10.97%) Algorithms
19 16 (10.32%) Test Scripting
19 16 (10.32%) Git (software)
19 16 (10.32%) Computer Science
20 15 (9.68%) Perforce
20 15 (9.68%) Coaching
20 15 (9.68%) Data Acquisition
21 14 (9.03%) DevOps
21 14 (9.03%) ASIC
22 12 (7.74%) Windows

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) GNU Octave
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.65%) OrCAD
1 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 63 (40.65%) Wireless
2 17 (10.97%) WLAN
3 9 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.94%) Firewall
4 3 (1.94%) Internet
4 3 (1.94%) Software-Defined Radio
4 3 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.65%) Broadband
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.65%) Intranet
6 1 (0.65%) Modbus
6 1 (0.65%) NAS
6 1 (0.65%) Profibus
6 1 (0.65%) SAN
6 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.29%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.29%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.65%) Redmine
4 1 (0.65%) Trac
General
1 53 (34.19%) Electronics
2 7 (4.52%) Finance
3 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Automotive
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (49.03%) Embedded Engineer
2 63 (40.65%) Firmware Engineer
3 50 (32.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 32 (20.65%) Systems Engineer
5 26 (16.77%) Software Engineer
6 22 (14.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 21 (13.55%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 19 (12.26%) Embedded C Engineer
9 17 (10.97%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 15 (9.68%) RF Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) Build Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) DevOps Systems Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) Principal Engineer
11 14 (9.03%) Principal Systems Engineer
12 7 (4.52%) FPGA Engineer
13 5 (3.23%) Lead Architect
13 5 (3.23%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 5 (3.23%) STL
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) POSIX
2 1 (0.65%) WPF
2 1 (0.65%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.48%) Robotics
2 17 (10.97%) Algorithms
2 17 (10.97%) Verilog
3 16 (10.32%) Computer Science
4 14 (9.03%) ASIC
5 12 (7.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (5.16%) VHDL
7 5 (3.23%) CESG
8 3 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.29%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.29%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.65%) CAN bus
10 1 (0.65%) Clustering
10 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.65%) iSeries
10 1 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.90%) Android
2 18 (11.61%) Linux
3 12 (7.74%) Windows
4 5 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.74%) Software Engineering
2 42 (27.10%) Mentoring
3 31 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 26 (16.77%) Signal Processing
5 23 (14.84%) Digital Signal Processing
6 16 (10.32%) Test Scripting
7 15 (9.68%) Coaching
7 15 (9.68%) Data Acquisition
8 14 (9.03%) DevOps
9 10 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.52%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.87%) Security Architecture
11 6 (3.87%) Test Strategy
12 5 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (3.23%) Information Assurance
12 5 (3.23%) Multithreading
12 5 (3.23%) Physics
12 5 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 108 (69.68%) C
2 65 (41.94%) Python
3 64 (41.29%) C++
4 40 (25.81%) Perl
5 25 (16.13%) Embedded C
6 17 (10.97%) MATLAB
7 9 (5.81%) C#
8 6 (3.87%) Java
9 5 (3.23%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.29%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.29%) SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Ada
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 72 (46.45%) Degree
2 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MCITP
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
1 1 (0.65%) IEC 61508
1 1 (0.65%) MISRA
1 1 (0.65%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) iptables
3 1 (0.65%) LXC
3 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) Perforce
2 6 (3.87%) HP
3 4 (2.58%) Dell
3 4 (2.58%) VMware
4 3 (1.94%) Xilinx
5 2 (1.29%) EMC
5 2 (1.29%) Veeam
6 1 (0.65%) Altera
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.65%) Thales