The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 869 913
Rank change year-on-year +134 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 127 45 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.049% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.050% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 126 41 44
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £40,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80408 89199 100476
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66182 76019 83708
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +22 43 £57,500 +35.29% 1
Yorkshire - 17 £40,000 -
South West +20 16 £37,500 -31.81% 2
South East +54 15 £42,500 -10.52% 2
West Midlands +26 15 £30,000 -25.00%
London - 13 £57,500 -
East Midlands +25 8 £30,000 -31.81% 2
Firmware Engineer
UK

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Firmware Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 238 (100.00%) Firmware
2 203 (85.29%) C
3 151 (63.45%) C++
4 135 (56.72%) Electronics
5 104 (43.70%) Software Engineering
6 102 (42.86%) Embedded C
7 100 (42.02%) Degree
8 90 (37.82%) Wireless
9 68 (28.57%) Ethernet
10 63 (26.47%) Embedded C++
11 52 (21.85%) Bluetooth
12 48 (20.17%) TCP/IP
13 46 (19.33%) Mentoring
14 42 (17.65%) Computer Science
14 42 (17.65%) ZigBee
15 40 (16.81%) Linux
16 39 (16.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 38 (15.97%) Embedded Systems
18 37 (15.55%) VHDL
19 36 (15.13%) RS-232
20 35 (14.71%) Python
21 34 (14.29%) Perl
21 34 (14.29%) RS-485
22 31 (13.03%) Home Automation
23 30 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
24 25 (10.50%) Manufacturing
25 24 (10.08%) Validation
25 24 (10.08%) OO
25 24 (10.08%) Embedded Software Development
25 24 (10.08%) Algorithms

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (0.84%) GNU Octave
1 2 (0.84%) Simulink
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.88%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 90 (37.82%) Wireless
2 68 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 52 (21.85%) Bluetooth
4 48 (20.17%) TCP/IP
5 42 (17.65%) ZigBee
6 36 (15.13%) RS-232
7 34 (14.29%) RS-485
8 30 (12.61%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (8.82%) GPRS
9 21 (8.82%) GSM
10 20 (8.40%) RS-422
11 15 (6.30%) WLAN
12 6 (2.52%) InfiniBand
13 4 (1.68%) Software-Defined Radio
14 3 (1.26%) Internet
15 2 (0.84%) HTTP
15 2 (0.84%) MQTT
15 2 (0.84%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 21 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.30%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.52%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.68%) Subversion
5 2 (0.84%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.42%) CodeWarrior
6 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.42%) GDB
General
1 135 (56.72%) Electronics
2 25 (10.50%) Manufacturing
3 14 (5.88%) Automotive
4 3 (1.26%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.78%) MFC
2 8 (3.36%) JSON
2 8 (3.36%) REST
3 2 (0.84%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) Flash
4 1 (0.42%) HTML
4 1 (0.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 39 (16.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 38 (15.97%) Embedded Systems
4 37 (15.55%) VHDL
5 31 (13.03%) Home Automation
6 24 (10.08%) Algorithms
7 23 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (5.88%) Device Driver
9 13 (5.46%) Verilog
10 11 (4.62%) Robotics
11 9 (3.78%) CAN bus
12 8 (3.36%) Smart Home
13 5 (2.10%) ASIC
14 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
14 1 (0.42%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.81%) Linux
2 15 (6.30%) Windows
3 3 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.42%) Android
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (43.70%) Software Engineering
2 46 (19.33%) Mentoring
3 24 (10.08%) Embedded Software Development
3 24 (10.08%) OO
3 24 (10.08%) Validation
4 20 (8.40%) Test Automation
5 18 (7.56%) FPGA Design
6 17 (7.14%) Data Acquisition
6 17 (7.14%) Mathematics
6 17 (7.14%) Physics
7 16 (6.72%) Signal Processing
8 15 (6.30%) Coaching
8 15 (6.30%) Test Scripting
9 13 (5.46%) Digital Signal Processing
9 13 (5.46%) Regression Testing
10 12 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (5.04%) SDLC
11 11 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.78%) Device Driver Development
13 8 (3.36%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 203 (85.29%) C
2 151 (63.45%) C++
3 102 (42.86%) Embedded C
4 63 (26.47%) Embedded C++
5 35 (14.71%) Python
6 34 (14.29%) Perl
7 21 (8.82%) C#
8 20 (8.40%) ANSI C
9 17 (7.14%) MATLAB
10 7 (2.94%) Assembly Language
10 7 (2.94%) Java
11 6 (2.52%) SQL
12 5 (2.10%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 100 (42.02%) Degree
2 22 (9.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (7.14%) HND
4 6 (2.52%) GNVQ
5 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) PhD
7 1 (0.42%) HNC
7 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) JTAG
2 1 (0.42%) MISRA
System Software
1 238 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 19 (7.98%) EMC
2 18 (7.56%) Atmel
3 15 (6.30%) Perforce
4 12 (5.04%) Freescale
5 10 (4.20%) Xilinx
6 9 (3.78%) NEC
7 2 (0.84%) Altera
8 1 (0.42%) Actel
8 1 (0.42%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft
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