Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 272 210
Rank change year-on-year +83 -62 +50
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 73 58 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.10% 0.58% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 6.47% 3.52% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 43 48 120
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.46% +18.18% +37.50%
10th Percentile £32,750 £35,850 £35,000
90th Percentile £57,250 £67,500 £81,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

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 1,128 1,649 1,562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.05% 16.63% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 926 1,229 1,275
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,125 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +18 28 £45,000 -30.77% 19
Essex +26 19 £30,000 -22.08% 3
Norfolk - 18 £40,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +57 7 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Bedfordshire - 1 £47,500 - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, IT jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 42 (57.53%) C
2 32 (43.84%) Python
3 31 (42.47%) Electronics
4 30 (41.10%) Degree
5 26 (35.62%) Java
6 25 (34.25%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (31.51%) Azure
8 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
9 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
11 18 (24.66%) C++
11 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
12 17 (23.29%) AWS
12 17 (23.29%) DV Cleared
13 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (21.92%) Scrum
13 16 (21.92%) Google
13 16 (21.92%) Business Development
13 16 (21.92%) SciPy
13 16 (21.92%) NumPy
13 16 (21.92%) GCP
14 14 (19.18%) Smartphone
15 13 (17.81%) Mathematics
16 12 (16.44%) Physics
16 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
17 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
18 9 (12.33%) User Experience
18 9 (12.33%) Analytics
18 9 (12.33%) Mobile Computing
18 9 (12.33%) Performance Analysis

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 3 (4.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) OrCAD
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) Simulink
3 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.37%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.51%) Azure
2 17 (23.29%) AWS
3 16 (21.92%) GCP
4 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Wireless
2 6 (8.22%) Firewall
2 6 (8.22%) Internet
2 6 (8.22%) LAN
2 6 (8.22%) VPN
2 6 (8.22%) WAN
3 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.11%) 802.11
5 3 (4.11%) BGP
5 3 (4.11%) eduroam
5 3 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (4.11%) Network Security
5 3 (4.11%) OSPF
5 3 (4.11%) Skype
5 3 (4.11%) VoIP
5 3 (4.11%) VRRP
5 3 (4.11%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.37%) RS-232
6 1 (1.37%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
1 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.85%) GNU Toolchain
2 5 (6.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 31 (42.47%) Electronics
2 6 (8.22%) Automotive
3 5 (6.85%) Games
3 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Developer
1 17 (23.29%) Embedded Engineer
1 17 (23.29%) Software Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Senior Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Senior Software Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Firmware Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Electronics Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) OSS Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.48%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Software Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Graduate
7 3 (4.11%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) NumPy
1 16 (21.92%) SciPy
2 5 (6.85%) LLVM
3 3 (4.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) Qt
4 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (28.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (19.18%) Smartphone
4 9 (12.33%) Mobile Computing
4 9 (12.33%) User Experience
5 7 (9.59%) Device Driver
6 6 (8.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (8.22%) Internet of Things
7 5 (6.85%) Virtual Team
8 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
8 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
8 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.74%) Analogue Electronics
10 1 (1.37%) Clustering
10 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
2 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) Business Development
2 16 (21.92%) Scrum
3 13 (17.81%) Mathematics
4 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
4 12 (16.44%) Physics
5 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.33%) Analytics
6 9 (12.33%) Benchmarking
6 9 (12.33%) Computer Architecture
6 9 (12.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (12.33%) Performance Analysis
6 9 (12.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 9 (12.33%) Use Case
7 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 6 (8.22%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (6.85%) Open Source Development
8 5 (6.85%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) C
2 32 (43.84%) Python
3 26 (35.62%) Java
4 18 (24.66%) C++
5 7 (9.59%) MATLAB
6 5 (6.85%) Embedded C
6 5 (6.85%) Perl
7 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.11%) SQL
9 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.74%) C#
9 2 (2.74%) VBScript
10 1 (1.37%) Delphi
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) Degree
2 18 (24.66%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.11%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.74%) CCNA
7 2 (2.74%) CCNP
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.37%) HNC
8 1 (1.37%) HND
8 1 (1.37%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.37%) MCP
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
1 3 (4.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Google
2 6 (8.22%) VMware
3 5 (6.85%) Altera
3 5 (6.85%) Cisco
3 5 (6.85%) Xilinx
4 3 (4.11%) Aruba
4 3 (4.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.11%) Citrix
4 3 (4.11%) JD Edwards
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.74%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.37%) Supermicro