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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
England > East of England
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 128 115 161
Rank change year-on-year -13 +46 +72
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 164 75 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.42% 1.89% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 14.07% 12.95% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 28
10th Percentile £41,387 £45,750 £36,375
25th Percentile £47,500 £48,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £57,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +27.78% -14.29%
75th Percentile £61,875 £65,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £63,500 £75,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% 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 1,166 579 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.19% 14.58% 18.76%
Number of salaries quoted 579 387 664
10th Percentile £26,200 £26,989 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £30,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,500 £72,200 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -39 68 £53,750 - 13
Cambridgeshire -15 45 £60,000 - 38
Bedfordshire - 29 £45,000 - 2
Essex -32 17 - - 3
Suffolk - 5 - - 1
Norfolk -4 3 £57,500 +15.00%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 79 (48.17%) Social Skills
2 73 (44.51%) C
3 68 (41.46%) Linux
4 63 (38.41%) Degree
5 56 (34.15%) Problem-Solving
6 55 (33.54%) C++
7 52 (31.71%) Software Engineering
7 52 (31.71%) Test Automation
8 47 (28.66%) Signal Processing
9 45 (27.44%) Digital Signal Processing
10 38 (23.17%) Embedded Software Development
11 37 (22.56%) Python
12 35 (21.34%) Automotive
12 35 (21.34%) IoT
12 35 (21.34%) Open Source
13 31 (18.90%) Open Source Development
13 31 (18.90%) Creative Thinking
14 30 (18.29%) Yocto
14 30 (18.29%) Android
14 30 (18.29%) Device Driver
14 30 (18.29%) FPGA
15 29 (17.68%) MATLAB
15 29 (17.68%) Simulink
16 27 (16.46%) Algorithms
16 27 (16.46%) Software-Defined Radio
16 27 (16.46%) Decision-Making
17 25 (15.24%) Collaborative Working
17 25 (15.24%) FPGA Design
17 25 (15.24%) LTE
17 25 (15.24%) GSM

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 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (17.68%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Azure
2 5 (3.05%) SaaS
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.46%) Software-Defined Radio
2 25 (15.24%) GSM
2 25 (15.24%) LTE
2 25 (15.24%) UMTS
3 21 (12.80%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.88%) Firewall
5 5 (3.05%) FTP
5 5 (3.05%) HTTP
5 5 (3.05%) HTTPS
5 5 (3.05%) Modbus
5 5 (3.05%) MQTT
5 5 (3.05%) Profibus
5 5 (3.05%) SMTP
5 5 (3.05%) VPN
6 4 (2.44%) Bluetooth
6 4 (2.44%) IPsec
6 4 (2.44%) VLAN
6 4 (2.44%) WLAN
7 3 (1.83%) Internet
7 3 (1.83%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) SQLite
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.88%) Rational Team Concert
2 7 (4.27%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.05%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 79 (48.17%) Social Skills
2 35 (21.34%) Automotive
3 21 (12.80%) Electronics
4 19 (11.59%) Aerospace
5 16 (9.76%) Military
6 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.27%) Marketing
8 4 (2.44%) Finance
8 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.22%) Aviation
10 2 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (1.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.61%) Games
11 1 (0.61%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (28.66%) Software Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) FPGA Engineer
2 25 (15.24%) Process Engineer
3 21 (12.80%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (11.59%) Embedded Engineer
5 16 (9.76%) Architect
6 13 (7.93%) Junior
6 13 (7.93%) Junior Software Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (6.71%) Firmware Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Senior Firmware Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.27%) Development Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Administrator
10 5 (3.05%) Principal Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Principal Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.44%) Software Validation Engineer
11 4 (2.44%) Technical Director
11 4 (2.44%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.29%) Yocto
2 3 (1.83%) ARM Templates
3 2 (1.22%) Qt
4 1 (0.61%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.34%) IoT
2 30 (18.29%) Device Driver
2 30 (18.29%) FPGA
3 27 (16.46%) Algorithms
4 25 (15.24%) Verilog
4 25 (15.24%) VHDL
5 8 (4.88%) ASIC
6 6 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.66%) Robotics
6 6 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.05%) Analogue Electronics
8 3 (1.83%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.83%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.61%) Replication
10 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (41.46%) Linux
2 30 (18.29%) Android
3 19 (11.59%) Windows
4 6 (3.66%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (3.05%) ThreadX
5 5 (3.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.22%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (34.15%) Problem-Solving
2 52 (31.71%) Software Engineering
2 52 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 47 (28.66%) Signal Processing
4 45 (27.44%) Digital Signal Processing
5 38 (23.17%) Embedded Software Development
6 35 (21.34%) Open Source
7 31 (18.90%) Creative Thinking
7 31 (18.90%) Open Source Development
8 27 (16.46%) Decision-Making
9 25 (15.24%) Collaborative Working
9 25 (15.24%) FPGA Design
10 21 (12.80%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.80%) Systems Engineering
11 19 (11.59%) Technical Leadership
12 14 (8.54%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 14 (8.54%) Deadline-Driven
12 14 (8.54%) Mathematics
12 14 (8.54%) Physics
12 14 (8.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (44.51%) C
2 55 (33.54%) C++
3 37 (22.56%) Python
4 29 (17.68%) MATLAB
5 19 (11.59%) Embedded C++
6 13 (7.93%) Embedded C
7 6 (3.66%) Bash
8 4 (2.44%) Ada
8 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.22%) SQL
11 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (38.41%) Degree
2 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) PhD
5 5 (3.05%) CCNA
5 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.44%) CCNP
7 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.22%) CISSP
9 1 (0.61%) CCIE
9 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.61%) MCSE
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.80%) QA
2 10 (6.10%) MISRA
3 4 (2.44%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.22%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.22%) NCSC
4 2 (1.22%) NIST
4 2 (1.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.22%) KVM
2 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.83%) Ansible
2 3 (1.83%) HAProxy
2 3 (1.83%) Nagios
2 3 (1.83%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.22%) SCCM
3 2 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (15.24%) Xilinx
2 7 (4.27%) Cisco
3 5 (3.05%) EMC
3 5 (3.05%) Klocwork
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle
4 4 (2.44%) IBM
5 3 (1.83%) Arista
5 3 (1.83%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.83%) F5
5 3 (1.83%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.22%) Citrix
6 2 (1.22%) HP
6 2 (1.22%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Apple
7 1 (0.61%) Dell
7 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.61%) Juniper
7 1 (0.61%) NetApp
7 1 (0.61%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.61%) Supermicro