Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Firmware Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1018 1111 1155
Rank change year-on-year +93 +44 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 156 87 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.049% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.051% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 150 82 104
England median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,375 £30,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £54,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £41,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% +0.60% +3.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
East of England +36 62 £57,500 +43.75% 6
Midlands +54 30 £35,000 -13.58%
South East +52 29 £42,500 -5.56% 2
West Midlands +23 16 £30,000 -20.00%
East Midlands +50 14 £40,000 -9.09%
London +34 14 £50,000 +9.89% 1
South West +19 14 £40,000 -3.03% 5
North of England +13 7 £38,750 -3.13% 3
North West +5 4 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +19 3 £20,000 -50.00%
Firmware Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Firmware
2 143 (91.67%) C
3 100 (64.10%) C++
4 82 (52.56%) Electronics
5 74 (47.44%) Degree
6 52 (33.33%) Embedded C
7 48 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 43 (27.56%) Mentoring
9 42 (26.92%) Wireless
10 37 (23.72%) Computer Science
11 28 (17.95%) Python
11 28 (17.95%) Perl
12 27 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (16.67%) Mathematics
13 26 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
14 25 (16.03%) Robotics
14 25 (16.03%) Signal Processing
15 23 (14.74%) Embedded C++
16 22 (14.10%) Digital Signal Processing
17 19 (12.18%) VHDL
17 19 (12.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 18 (11.54%) MATLAB
18 18 (11.54%) HND
18 18 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
18 18 (11.54%) Algorithms
19 17 (10.90%) Ethernet
19 17 (10.90%) WLAN
20 16 (10.26%) Test Scripting
20 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
20 16 (10.26%) Windows

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 6 (3.85%) Simulink
2 1 (0.64%) GNU Octave
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.92%) Wireless
2 27 (17.31%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (10.90%) Ethernet
3 17 (10.90%) WLAN
4 14 (8.97%) Bluetooth
4 14 (8.97%) ZigBee
5 4 (2.56%) InfiniBand
5 4 (2.56%) Internet
5 4 (2.56%) RS-232
6 3 (1.92%) 4G
6 3 (1.92%) GSM
6 3 (1.92%) Software-Defined Radio
6 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.28%) 2G
7 2 (1.28%) 3G
7 2 (1.28%) WAN
8 1 (0.64%) FTP
8 1 (0.64%) GPRS
8 1 (0.64%) SMTP
8 1 (0.64%) SSH
Development Applications
1 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.92%) GDB
5 2 (1.28%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.64%) JIRA
6 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.64%) Subversion
6 1 (0.64%) Zephyr
General
1 82 (52.56%) Electronics
2 9 (5.77%) Automotive
3 6 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.21%) Finance
5 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) JSON
2 8 (5.13%) REST
3 3 (1.92%) .NET
3 3 (1.92%) Flash
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
4 1 (0.64%) WPF
4 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.72%) Computer Science
2 26 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 25 (16.03%) Robotics
4 19 (12.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 19 (12.18%) VHDL
5 18 (11.54%) Algorithms
6 10 (6.41%) Smart Home
7 9 (5.77%) CAN bus
8 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.21%) Device Driver
9 5 (3.21%) Verilog
10 3 (1.92%) ASIC
10 3 (1.92%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.28%) CPLD
11 2 (1.28%) Home Automation
11 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.64%) BBC
12 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.64%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.26%) Windows
2 14 (8.97%) Linux
3 3 (1.92%) Android
4 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 43 (27.56%) Mentoring
3 26 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 25 (16.03%) Signal Processing
5 22 (14.10%) Digital Signal Processing
6 16 (10.26%) Test Scripting
7 15 (9.62%) Coaching
7 15 (9.62%) Data Acquisition
8 14 (8.97%) OO
9 10 (6.41%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (5.13%) Low Latency
10 8 (5.13%) Presales
10 8 (5.13%) Scrum
11 7 (4.49%) FPGA Design
11 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
12 6 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.85%) Prototyping
12 6 (3.85%) Schematic Capture
13 5 (3.21%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (3.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 143 (91.67%) C
2 100 (64.10%) C++
3 52 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 28 (17.95%) Perl
4 28 (17.95%) Python
5 23 (14.74%) Embedded C++
6 18 (11.54%) MATLAB
7 11 (7.05%) C#
8 7 (4.49%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.56%) Java
10 3 (1.92%) SQL
11 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 74 (47.44%) Degree
2 18 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (11.54%) HND
3 8 (5.13%) GNVQ
4 1 (0.64%) HNC
4 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) MISRA
1 4 (2.56%) MISRA C
2 3 (1.92%) JTAG
3 1 (0.64%) DO-254
3 1 (0.64%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 156 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (9.62%) Perforce
2 9 (5.77%) Freescale
2 9 (5.77%) Xilinx
3 4 (2.56%) Progress
4 3 (1.92%) EMC
5 2 (1.28%) Altera
5 2 (1.28%) Atmel
5 2 (1.28%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.28%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.64%) Cadence
6 1 (0.64%) Capita
6 1 (0.64%) Lattice Semiconductor
6 1 (0.64%) Mentor Graphics