Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 262 282
Rank change year-on-year +50 +20 +3
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 156 103 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.25% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 9.27% 7.86% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 118 107 124
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £63,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 1,683 1,311 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.43% 10.37% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,380 1,030 1,523
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £60,000
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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 2018. 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 +21 128 £57,500 +15.00% 35
Hertfordshire -17 18 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Essex +12 6 £53,000 +41.33% 6
Bedfordshire +28 4 £31,000 -22.50% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 105 (67.31%) C
2 80 (51.28%) C++
3 65 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 59 (37.82%) Degree
5 54 (34.62%) Python
6 48 (30.77%) Wireless
7 36 (23.08%) Computer Science
8 35 (22.44%) Robotics
8 35 (22.44%) Electronics
9 27 (17.31%) Signal Processing
10 26 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
11 24 (15.38%) ASIC
12 23 (14.74%) Windows
13 22 (14.10%) Perl
13 22 (14.10%) Mentoring
14 21 (13.46%) Embedded C
15 20 (12.82%) C#
15 20 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (10.26%) Android
16 16 (10.26%) DevOps
17 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
17 15 (9.62%) Mathematics
18 12 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 12 (7.69%) Linux
18 12 (7.69%) Verilog
19 11 (7.05%) SDLC
20 10 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
20 10 (6.41%) VHDL
21 8 (5.13%) Atmel
22 7 (4.49%) Test Automation

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (30.77%) Wireless
2 10 (6.41%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.92%) WLAN
4 2 (1.28%) Broadband
4 2 (1.28%) NAS
4 2 (1.28%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.49%) JIRA
3 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.92%) Subversion
5 2 (1.28%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.28%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.28%) Redmine
5 2 (1.28%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.28%) Trac
General
1 35 (22.44%) Electronics
2 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.92%) Automotive
4 2 (1.28%) Finance
4 2 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (44.87%) Embedded Engineer
2 53 (33.97%) Firmware Engineer
3 48 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 43 (27.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 35 (22.44%) Systems Engineer
6 33 (21.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 24 (15.38%) Embedded C Engineer
8 20 (12.82%) Principal Engineer
8 20 (12.82%) Principal Systems Engineer
9 18 (11.54%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 17 (10.90%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
10 17 (10.90%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 16 (10.26%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 14 (8.97%) Build Engineer
12 14 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (8.97%) DevOps Systems Engineer
13 12 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
14 9 (5.77%) Test Engineer
15 8 (5.13%) FPGA Engineer
15 8 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) .NET
1 1 (0.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (0.64%) POSIX
1 1 (0.64%) STL
1 1 (0.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 35 (22.44%) Robotics
3 24 (15.38%) ASIC
4 12 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 12 (7.69%) Verilog
5 10 (6.41%) VHDL
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.28%) STB
8 1 (0.64%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.64%) iPad
8 1 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.74%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Android
3 12 (7.69%) Linux
4 4 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 27 (17.31%) Signal Processing
3 26 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 22 (14.10%) Mentoring
5 16 (10.26%) DevOps
6 15 (9.62%) Mathematics
7 11 (7.05%) SDLC
8 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.21%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (3.21%) Test Strategy
10 4 (2.56%) Computer Vision
10 4 (2.56%) FPGA Design
10 4 (2.56%) Image Processing
10 4 (2.56%) ITIL
10 4 (2.56%) Machine Learning
10 4 (2.56%) Open Source
10 4 (2.56%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.56%) Video Processing
11 3 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (1.92%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 105 (67.31%) C
2 80 (51.28%) C++
3 54 (34.62%) Python
4 22 (14.10%) Perl
5 21 (13.46%) Embedded C
6 20 (12.82%) C#
7 6 (3.85%) Java
8 4 (2.56%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.28%) SQL
10 1 (0.64%) Ada
10 1 (0.64%) Delphi
10 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (37.82%) Degree
2 20 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) GDPR
1 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (5.13%) Atmel
2 4 (2.56%) Cadence
2 4 (2.56%) Dell
2 4 (2.56%) HP
2 4 (2.56%) Synopsys
3 3 (1.92%) VMware
4 2 (1.28%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.64%) Altera
5 1 (0.64%) EMC