Period
to 11 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 508 493 528
Rank change year-on-year -15 +35 +70
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 323 545 722
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.31% 3.02% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 244 411 518
10th Percentile £32,875 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,750 £37,500 £34,156
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +11.11% -3.23%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £54,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,000 18,032 22,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.96% 17.21% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11,512 14,958 18,564
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £35,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Firmware in England.

Salary trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Firmware in England

Firmware
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. 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
South East -57 74 £55,000 +4.76% 43
Midlands +49 64 £46,750 +10.00% 28
North of England +49 56 £60,000 +4.35% 26
London +94 51 £55,000 +5.77% 18
West Midlands +61 48 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Yorkshire +58 48 £65,000 +46.07% 12
East of England +50 46 £58,750 +46.88% 21
South West -34 22 £47,500 +5.56% 23
East Midlands +7 16 £47,500 +5.56% 16
North West +9 7 £43,500 -24.35% 13
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 137 (42.41%) C++
2 134 (41.49%) C
3 126 (39.01%) Electronics
4 105 (32.51%) Linux
5 102 (31.58%) Degree
6 77 (23.84%) Python
7 72 (22.29%) Wireless
8 66 (20.43%) Software Engineering
8 66 (20.43%) Windows
9 58 (17.96%) Signal Processing
10 56 (17.34%) Wi-Fi
11 55 (17.03%) Validation
12 48 (14.86%) Computer Science
13 45 (13.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 44 (13.62%) Embedded Systems
15 40 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (12.07%) MATLAB
16 39 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
16 39 (12.07%) SDLC
17 38 (11.76%) Microsoft
18 37 (11.46%) Configuration Management
18 37 (11.46%) Security Cleared
19 35 (10.84%) PhD
20 34 (10.53%) Bluetooth
20 34 (10.53%) VPN
20 34 (10.53%) Active Directory
20 34 (10.53%) Software Testing
20 34 (10.53%) Algorithms
21 33 (10.22%) Internet
21 33 (10.22%) TCP/IP

Firmware
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.93%) Apache
3 3 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.62%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.12%) Azure
2 21 (6.50%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (3.72%) GitHub
4 10 (3.10%) Amazon Alexa
5 7 (2.17%) AWS
6 5 (1.55%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.24%) PaaS
8 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.93%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 72 (22.29%) Wireless
2 56 (17.34%) Wi-Fi
3 34 (10.53%) Bluetooth
3 34 (10.53%) VPN
4 33 (10.22%) Internet
4 33 (10.22%) TCP/IP
5 32 (9.91%) Firewall
6 31 (9.60%) DNS
7 29 (8.98%) DHCP
8 24 (7.43%) DVB
8 24 (7.43%) MIMO
8 24 (7.43%) Software-Defined Radio
9 20 (6.19%) ZigBee
10 15 (4.64%) Ethernet
11 12 (3.72%) Broadband
12 11 (3.41%) BGP
13 10 (3.10%) VLAN
14 8 (2.48%) MPLS
14 8 (2.48%) SAN
15 7 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.62%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.88%) JIRA
3 17 (5.26%) Subversion
4 14 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.33%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (2.48%) LabVIEW
6 7 (2.17%) GCC
7 4 (1.24%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.24%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (1.24%) Rational Team Concert
7 4 (1.24%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.93%) CodeSonar
8 3 (0.93%) GDB
8 3 (0.93%) GoogleTest
8 3 (0.93%) IDA Disassembler
9 2 (0.62%) GitLab
9 2 (0.62%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.62%) Selenium
10 1 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 126 (39.01%) Electronics
2 29 (8.98%) Finance
3 27 (8.36%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.41%) Military
6 10 (3.10%) Automotive
7 9 (2.79%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.55%) Law
8 5 (1.55%) Retail
9 4 (1.24%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 58 (17.96%) Embedded Engineer
2 53 (16.41%) Firmware Engineer
3 41 (12.69%) Software Engineer
4 34 (10.53%) Electronics Engineer
5 28 (8.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 25 (7.74%) Architect
7 24 (7.43%) Algorithm Engineer
7 24 (7.43%) DSP Algorithm Engineer
7 24 (7.43%) DSP Engineer
7 24 (7.43%) Senior Algorithm Engineer
7 24 (7.43%) Senior DSP Engineer
7 24 (7.43%) Wireless Engineer
8 23 (7.12%) Developer
9 22 (6.81%) Linux Engineer
10 21 (6.50%) Systems Architect
11 20 (6.19%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 17 (5.26%) Analyst
12 17 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 17 (5.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.72%) Yocto
2 6 (1.86%) CSS
3 5 (1.55%) .NET
3 5 (1.55%) WPF
4 4 (1.24%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.24%) HTML
4 4 (1.24%) LDAP
4 4 (1.24%) Node.js
4 4 (1.24%) Web Services
5 3 (0.93%) Flash
5 3 (0.93%) OpenCV
5 3 (0.93%) PhoneGap
5 3 (0.93%) PyTorch
5 3 (0.93%) React Native
6 2 (0.62%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.62%) SVG
7 1 (0.31%) COM
7 1 (0.31%) NumPy
7 1 (0.31%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 44 (13.62%) Embedded Systems
3 34 (10.53%) Algorithms
4 31 (9.60%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.50%) Data Centre
7 19 (5.88%) Management Information System
8 18 (5.57%) Internet of Things
9 14 (4.33%) Home Automation
10 13 (4.02%) Smart Home
11 9 (2.79%) Replication
12 8 (2.48%) Device Driver
12 8 (2.48%) Robotics
13 7 (2.17%) ASIC
13 7 (2.17%) Mobile App
13 7 (2.17%) User Experience
14 6 (1.86%) Analogue Electronics
14 6 (1.86%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.86%) VHDL
14 6 (1.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 105 (32.51%) Linux
2 66 (20.43%) Windows
3 26 (8.05%) Embedded Linux
3 26 (8.05%) Unix
4 20 (6.19%) Android
5 17 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.86%) FreeRTOS
8 5 (1.55%) AIX
8 5 (1.55%) VMS
8 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.24%) Solaris
10 2 (0.62%) Debian
10 2 (0.62%) SUSE
10 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.43%) Software Engineering
2 58 (17.96%) Signal Processing
3 55 (17.03%) Validation
4 48 (14.86%) Computer Science
5 40 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (12.07%) SDLC
7 37 (11.46%) Configuration Management
8 34 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 30 (9.29%) Product Roadmap
10 29 (8.98%) Test Automation
11 28 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (8.36%) V-Model
13 24 (7.43%) Information Security
13 24 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (7.12%) ITIL
15 21 (6.50%) Project Management
15 21 (6.50%) Software Architecture
16 20 (6.19%) People Management
16 20 (6.19%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 137 (42.41%) C++
2 134 (41.49%) C
3 77 (23.84%) Python
4 39 (12.07%) MATLAB
5 31 (9.60%) Embedded C
6 30 (9.29%) Embedded C++
7 25 (7.74%) Java
8 20 (6.19%) C#
9 16 (4.95%) Perl
10 14 (4.33%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.02%) PowerShell
11 13 (4.02%) SQL
12 6 (1.86%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.24%) Ada
13 4 (1.24%) Assembly Language
13 4 (1.24%) PHP
14 3 (0.93%) AWK
14 3 (0.93%) Groovy
14 3 (0.93%) sed
14 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (31.58%) Degree
2 37 (11.46%) Security Cleared
3 35 (10.84%) PhD
4 22 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (6.19%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.26%) CCNA
6 17 (5.26%) CCNP
7 16 (4.95%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.17%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (1.86%) RHCE
11 5 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.93%) CCIE
12 3 (0.93%) CCIE Service Provider
12 3 (0.93%) IBM AIX Certification
12 3 (0.93%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.93%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.98%) SLA
2 18 (5.57%) MISRA
3 8 (2.48%) MISRA C
4 7 (2.17%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.86%) Def Stans
5 6 (1.86%) QA
6 4 (1.24%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.93%) GRC
7 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.62%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.31%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 34 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.26%) Docker
3 16 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.33%) BitLocker
5 12 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.93%) KVM
7 3 (0.93%) OCFS2
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.93%) Postfix
7 3 (0.93%) qmail
7 3 (0.93%) Samba
7 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.93%) Xen
8 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.62%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (6.81%) SCCM
2 10 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.48%) Ansible
4 7 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.93%) SELinux
5 3 (0.93%) Terraform
5 3 (0.93%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.62%) Grafana
6 2 (0.62%) Graylog
6 2 (0.62%) OPNET
6 2 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.62%) Rancher
7 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 38 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.91%) EMC
3 25 (7.74%) McAfee
4 21 (6.50%) IBM
5 19 (5.88%) Cisco
6 18 (5.57%) HP
7 17 (5.26%) VMware
8 15 (4.64%) Twitter
9 14 (4.33%) Palo Alto
10 13 (4.02%) ServiceNow
11 12 (3.72%) CheckPoint
11 12 (3.72%) Xilinx
12 11 (3.41%) Blue Coat
12 11 (3.41%) Google
13 10 (3.10%) FireEye
13 10 (3.10%) Oracle
13 10 (3.10%) Red Hat
13 10 (3.10%) Symantec
13 10 (3.10%) Tanium
14 6 (1.86%) Altera