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

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 217 287
Rank change year-on-year -30 +70 -7
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 123 141 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 1.16% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 6.95% 9.68% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 90 134 96
East of England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £38,625 £33,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £82,625 £70,125 £59,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 1,769 1,457 1,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.31% 12.00% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,368 1,120 1,400
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £61,825
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%

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 May 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 May 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 -52 79 £57,500 +4.55% 21
Hertfordshire 0 33 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Essex +26 6 £38,500 - 4
Bedfordshire +19 5 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 68 (55.28%) C
2 55 (44.72%) C++
3 47 (38.21%) Software Engineering
4 45 (36.59%) Degree
5 39 (31.71%) Computer Science
6 32 (26.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (21.14%) Robotics
8 25 (20.33%) C#
9 24 (19.51%) Windows
10 23 (18.70%) Self-Motivation
11 22 (17.89%) Electronics
12 21 (17.07%) Python
13 20 (16.26%) ASIC
14 16 (13.01%) Wireless
15 15 (12.20%) Embedded C
15 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (12.20%) Digital Signal Processing
15 15 (12.20%) Signal Processing
16 14 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
17 13 (10.57%) VHDL
17 13 (10.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 9 (7.32%) SAN
18 9 (7.32%) .NET
18 9 (7.32%) SQL
18 9 (7.32%) Verilog
18 9 (7.32%) Cadence
18 9 (7.32%) Machine Learning
18 9 (7.32%) Image Processing
18 9 (7.32%) Video Processing

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 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.81%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) Wireless
2 9 (7.32%) SAN
3 8 (6.50%) SNMP
4 5 (4.07%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.25%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.63%) Internet
6 2 (1.63%) LAN
6 2 (1.63%) RS-485
6 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Radio
6 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.81%) Broadband
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) Firewall
7 1 (0.81%) NAS
7 1 (0.81%) WAN
7 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.81%) Redmine
4 1 (0.81%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.81%) Trac
General
1 22 (17.89%) Electronics
2 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.25%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Finance
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) Software Engineer
2 37 (30.08%) Embedded Engineer
3 30 (24.39%) Firmware Engineer
4 23 (18.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 22 (17.89%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Developer
7 12 (9.76%) Architect
7 12 (9.76%) Test Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) Principal Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 10 (8.13%) Software Architect
10 9 (7.32%) Embedded C Engineer
11 8 (6.50%) Hardware Engineer
11 8 (6.50%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (5.69%) .NET Developer
12 7 (5.69%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.71%) Computer Science
2 26 (21.14%) Robotics
3 23 (18.70%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (16.26%) ASIC
5 14 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (10.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 13 (10.57%) VHDL
7 9 (7.32%) Algorithms
7 9 (7.32%) Verilog
8 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.63%) iSeries
9 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.63%) Replication
9 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.81%) iPad
10 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Android
2 4 (3.25%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.21%) Software Engineering
2 15 (12.20%) Digital Signal Processing
2 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (12.20%) Signal Processing
3 13 (10.57%) Mentoring
4 9 (7.32%) Computer Vision
4 9 (7.32%) Image Processing
4 9 (7.32%) Machine Learning
4 9 (7.32%) Video Processing
5 8 (6.50%) SDLC
5 8 (6.50%) Test Automation
6 7 (5.69%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.88%) Server Building
7 6 (4.88%) Server Monitoring
8 5 (4.07%) FPGA Design
9 4 (3.25%) ITIL
10 3 (2.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 3 (2.44%) Security Patching
10 3 (2.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (55.28%) C
2 55 (44.72%) C++
3 25 (20.33%) C#
4 21 (17.07%) Python
5 15 (12.20%) Embedded C
6 9 (7.32%) SQL
7 6 (4.88%) Perl
8 4 (3.25%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.63%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.81%) Delphi
11 1 (0.81%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.81%) Java
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (36.59%) Degree
2 32 (26.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.81%) CCNA
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.81%) MCITP
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) GDPR
1 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) JTAG
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) WSUS
2 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (7.32%) Atmel
1 9 (7.32%) Cadence
1 9 (7.32%) Synopsys
2 4 (3.25%) Dell
2 4 (3.25%) HP
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.25%) VMware
3 2 (1.63%) IBM
3 2 (1.63%) Nortel
3 2 (1.63%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.63%) Xilinx
4 1 (0.81%) Apple
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco
4 1 (0.81%) Hitachi
4 1 (0.81%) Renesas
4 1 (0.81%) Siemens