Period
to 11 August 2020

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 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 201 259
Rank change year-on-year +72 +58 -52
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 34 65 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.21% 0.90% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 5.55% 4.92% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 13 34 71
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -20.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,000 £30,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £75,875 £77,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 613 1,321 1,772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.74% 18.20% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 473 1,054 1,299
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,875 £23,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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 August 2020. 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 +38 14 £56,250 +18.42% 11
Norfolk +24 13 - -
Essex +11 6 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Bedfordshire +48 1 £26,250 -54.35%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 27 (79.41%) C
2 25 (73.53%) C++
3 20 (58.82%) Degree
3 20 (58.82%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
5 13 (38.24%) Manufacturing
6 9 (26.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (23.53%) Embedded C
8 7 (20.59%) Line Management
9 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
9 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
9 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (14.71%) User Experience
10 5 (14.71%) Code Optimisation
10 5 (14.71%) PhD
10 5 (14.71%) Electronics
10 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
10 5 (14.71%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
11 4 (11.76%) VHDL
11 4 (11.76%) Linux
12 3 (8.82%) ASIC
13 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
13 2 (5.88%) Python
13 2 (5.88%) Wireless
13 2 (5.88%) Automotive
13 2 (5.88%) Git (software)

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 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) OrCAD
1 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (2.94%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) CMake
1 2 (5.88%) GCC
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) SCons
General
1 13 (38.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (14.71%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 12 (35.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 11 (32.35%) Firmware Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Senior Firmware Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Audio Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Electronics Design Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) IC Verification Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior FPGA Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 4 (11.76%) VHDL
5 3 (8.82%) ASIC
6 1 (2.94%) CPLD
6 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.94%) State Machine
6 1 (2.94%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.59%) Line Management
4 6 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 5 (14.71%) Code Optimisation
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Attestation
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Open Source
6 1 (2.94%) People Management
6 1 (2.94%) Prototyping
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (2.94%) Thought Leadership
6 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) C
2 25 (73.53%) C++
3 8 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) C#
7 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Degree
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 26262
1 1 (2.94%) JTAG
1 1 (2.94%) MISRA
1 1 (2.94%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (2.94%) Altera
1 1 (2.94%) SAP
1 1 (2.94%) Xilinx