Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 191 233
Rank change year-on-year +59 +42 -9
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 49 52 59
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.38% 0.99% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 9.18% 5.44% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 46
10th Percentile £46,250 £27,500 £32,875
25th Percentile £48,750 £37,500 £45,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £40,000 £53,750
Median % change year-on-year +43.75% -25.58% +1.42%
75th Percentile £65,000 £50,000 £67,500
90th Percentile " £70,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -

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 534 956 1,511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.03% 18.27% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 394 787 1,196
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -4.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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
Hertfordshire +81 35 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 9 £60,000 -7.69% 12
Essex -1 4 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Norfolk -4 1 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 37 (75.51%) Electronics
2 35 (71.43%) Degree
3 27 (55.10%) SDLC
4 26 (53.06%) V-Model
4 26 (53.06%) Validation
4 26 (53.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (53.06%) EMC
5 22 (44.90%) Product Roadmap
6 21 (42.86%) Project Delivery
6 21 (42.86%) Signal Processing
6 21 (42.86%) Software-Defined Radio
6 21 (42.86%) People Management
7 17 (34.69%) Twitter
8 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
9 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
9 12 (24.49%) C
10 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 11 (22.45%) Finance
11 10 (20.41%) Windows
11 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (18.37%) Product Strategy
12 9 (18.37%) C++
13 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (16.33%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (14.29%) GCC
14 7 (14.29%) Product Requirements
14 7 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (14.29%) Unix
14 7 (14.29%) MATLAB

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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Simulink
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) Software-Defined Radio
2 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.16%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) InfluxDB
1 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) GCC
2 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.20%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (8.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (8.16%) Rational Team Concert
5 3 (6.12%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.08%) GitLab
6 2 (4.08%) JIRA
6 2 (4.08%) Selenium
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (75.51%) Electronics
2 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Architect
2 21 (42.86%) Systems Architect
3 16 (32.65%) Electronics Engineer
4 12 (24.49%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (24.49%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Test Automation Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Test Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Development Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Exchange Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Software Design Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.04%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Analogue Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (2.04%) Robotics
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Debian
4 2 (4.08%) VMS
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.04%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) SDLC
2 26 (53.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (53.06%) Validation
2 26 (53.06%) V-Model
3 22 (44.90%) Product Roadmap
4 21 (42.86%) People Management
4 21 (42.86%) Project Delivery
4 21 (42.86%) Signal Processing
5 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.41%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (18.37%) Product Strategy
9 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.29%) Product Requirements
11 5 (10.20%) Requirements Management
11 5 (10.20%) TDD
12 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
12 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 4 (8.16%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) C
2 9 (18.37%) C++
3 7 (14.29%) MATLAB
4 6 (12.24%) Python
5 4 (8.16%) Ada
6 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Def Stans
1 4 (8.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Ansible
1 2 (4.08%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (4.08%) Grafana
1 2 (4.08%) Graylog
1 2 (4.08%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.08%) Prometheus
1 2 (4.08%) Rancher
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) EMC
2 17 (34.69%) Twitter
3 4 (8.16%) IBM
3 4 (8.16%) Instagram
4 1 (2.04%) ANSYS
4 1 (2.04%) Google