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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 205 229
Rank change year-on-year +31 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 81 50 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.33% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 9.96% 6.83% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72 35 32
Median salary £55,000 £43,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.43% -0.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £57,200
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 the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 813 732 1135
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.33% 10.77% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 661 592 818
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,517 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +25 63 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Hertfordshire +2 13 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 £40,000 -
Suffolk -14 1 £44,500 +4.70%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 99 (64.71%) C
2 75 (49.02%) Degree
3 73 (47.71%) Python
4 70 (45.75%) Wireless
5 65 (42.48%) Electronics
6 60 (39.22%) Mathematics
7 52 (33.99%) C++
8 49 (32.03%) Mentoring
9 47 (30.72%) Linux
10 45 (29.41%) Perl
11 42 (27.45%) Wi-Fi
12 40 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (21.57%) Jenkins
14 29 (18.95%) Test Scripting
15 27 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
16 26 (16.99%) Software Engineering
17 25 (16.34%) Test Automation
18 21 (13.73%) Computer Science
18 21 (13.73%) Algorithms
19 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
20 18 (11.76%) MATLAB
21 17 (11.11%) Telecoms
21 17 (11.11%) Bluetooth
22 16 (10.46%) Signal Processing
23 15 (9.80%) Coaching
23 15 (9.80%) Data Acquisition
23 15 (9.80%) WLAN
23 15 (9.80%) Perforce
24 14 (9.15%) Embedded C
24 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (3.27%) OrCAD
2 3 (1.96%) Simulink
3 2 (1.31%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 70 (45.75%) Wireless
2 42 (27.45%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (11.11%) Bluetooth
4 15 (9.80%) WLAN
5 10 (6.54%) Ethernet
5 10 (6.54%) Internet
5 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.54%) ZigBee
6 5 (3.27%) Firewall
7 4 (2.61%) Software-Defined Radio
8 1 (0.65%) 3G
8 1 (0.65%) 4G
8 1 (0.65%) IPsec
8 1 (0.65%) IPv4
8 1 (0.65%) IPv6
8 1 (0.65%) LTE
8 1 (0.65%) Modbus
8 1 (0.65%) Multicast
8 1 (0.65%) Profibus
8 1 (0.65%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 33 (21.57%) Jenkins
2 19 (12.42%) Git (software)
General
1 65 (42.48%) Electronics
2 17 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.92%) Automotive
5 5 (3.27%) Finance
5 5 (3.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (48.37%) Embedded Engineer
2 68 (44.44%) Firmware Engineer
3 46 (30.07%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 26 (16.99%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 18 (11.76%) Developer
6 15 (9.80%) Embedded Developer
6 15 (9.80%) RF Engineer
6 15 (9.80%) Software Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Development Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Graduate
7 14 (9.15%) Systems Test Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Test Development Engineer
7 14 (9.15%) Test Engineer
8 13 (8.50%) Graduate Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (8.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 10 (6.54%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.23%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.58%) Agile Project Manager
11 7 (4.58%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) POSIX
2 4 (2.61%) Yocto
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (13.73%) Algorithms
2 21 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.19%) Robotics
5 10 (6.54%) Internet of Things
6 9 (5.88%) VHDL
7 8 (5.23%) Smart Home
8 7 (4.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (3.92%) Verilog
10 5 (3.27%) CESG
10 5 (3.27%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.65%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.65%) PKI
11 1 (0.65%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.72%) Linux
2 13 (8.50%) Android
2 13 (8.50%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Windows
4 5 (3.27%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.65%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.65%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (39.22%) Mathematics
2 49 (32.03%) Mentoring
3 40 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (18.95%) Test Scripting
5 26 (16.99%) Software Engineering
6 25 (16.34%) Test Automation
7 16 (10.46%) Signal Processing
8 15 (9.80%) Coaching
8 15 (9.80%) Data Acquisition
9 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management
9 14 (9.15%) Digital Signal Processing
9 14 (9.15%) Embedded Software Development
10 13 (8.50%) Computer Architecture
11 11 (7.19%) Scrum
12 10 (6.54%) Component Testing
12 10 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.54%) System Testing
13 9 (5.88%) Linux Kernel Development
13 9 (5.88%) Physics
14 7 (4.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 99 (64.71%) C
2 73 (47.71%) Python
3 52 (33.99%) C++
4 45 (29.41%) Perl
5 18 (11.76%) MATLAB
6 14 (9.15%) Embedded C
7 10 (6.54%) Java
8 7 (4.58%) Assembly Language
9 6 (3.92%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) C#
11 1 (0.65%) Delphi
11 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (49.02%) Degree
2 13 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.54%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (4.58%) PhD
4 7 (4.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.31%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.65%) LXC
2 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.65%) Xen
Vendors
1 15 (9.80%) Perforce
2 6 (3.92%) VMware
3 5 (3.27%) HP
3 5 (3.27%) Veeam
3 5 (3.27%) Xilinx
4 4 (2.61%) Atmel
5 3 (1.96%) EMC
6 2 (1.31%) Cadence
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.31%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.65%) Thales
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