Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 527 575 577
Rank change year-on-year +48 +2 +96
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 701 730 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 3.20% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 507 570 570
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 22,638 22,780 19,966
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.45% 13.71% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,388 18,634 16,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,713
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% +5.05%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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
Midlands +177 227 £42,500 +6.25% 17
South East +1 174 £41,000 -8.89% 44
East Midlands +126 139 £50,000 +25.00% 7
London +78 113 £47,500 +2.15% 16
West Midlands +81 88 £42,500 +3.66% 10
North of England +14 71 £45,000 - 17
East of England -13 59 £53,750 +1.42% 23
South West -13 52 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Yorkshire +18 39 £45,000 - 7
North West +21 28 £47,500 +5.56% 7
North East +21 4 £35,000 -16.67% 3
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 307 (43.79%) C
2 267 (38.09%) Degree
3 251 (35.81%) Software Engineering
4 223 (31.81%) C++
5 173 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (22.11%) Electronics
6 155 (22.11%) Linux
7 150 (21.40%) Microsoft
8 142 (20.26%) C#
9 140 (19.97%) Embedded Systems
10 129 (18.40%) TCP/IP
11 118 (16.83%) Java
11 118 (16.83%) Windows
12 114 (16.26%) Manufacturing
13 96 (13.69%) ITIL
14 90 (12.84%) Modbus
14 90 (12.84%) FreeRTOS
15 89 (12.70%) CAN bus
16 86 (12.27%) RS-485
17 85 (12.13%) Marketing
18 81 (11.55%) Spring
19 79 (11.27%) Maven
19 79 (11.27%) Android
19 79 (11.27%) Visual Studio
20 78 (11.13%) JavaScript
20 78 (11.13%) Scrum
21 76 (10.84%) Embedded C
22 75 (10.70%) Cisco
22 75 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
23 74 (10.56%) Robot Framework

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 22 (3.14%) Apache
2 10 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.28%) IIS
4 7 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (5.14%) GitHub
4 31 (4.42%) Office 365
5 12 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.43%) SaaS
6 3 (0.43%) Serverless
7 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) G Suite
8 1 (0.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 129 (18.40%) TCP/IP
2 90 (12.84%) Modbus
3 86 (12.27%) RS-485
4 69 (9.84%) Firewall
4 69 (9.84%) Wi-Fi
5 68 (9.70%) Bluetooth
6 50 (7.13%) Wireless
7 45 (6.42%) DNS
7 45 (6.42%) GSM
8 40 (5.71%) Internet
9 36 (5.14%) DHCP
10 35 (4.99%) SAN
11 30 (4.28%) LAN
12 29 (4.14%) WAN
13 27 (3.85%) OSPF
13 27 (3.85%) ZigBee
14 26 (3.71%) MQTT
15 24 (3.42%) VLAN
16 22 (3.14%) Ethernet
17 19 (2.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.57%) MySQL
5 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.14%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 79 (11.27%) Maven
1 79 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 74 (10.56%) Robot Framework
3 28 (3.99%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.71%) Jenkins
5 25 (3.57%) LabVIEW
6 15 (2.14%) Subversion
7 13 (1.85%) CppUnit
8 12 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.57%) CodeWarrior
10 9 (1.28%) JIRA
11 6 (0.86%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.14%) GNU Toolchain
13 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.14%) Pylint
13 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 155 (22.11%) Electronics
2 114 (16.26%) Manufacturing
3 85 (12.13%) Marketing
4 41 (5.85%) Finance
5 22 (3.14%) Automotive
5 22 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.57%) Retail
7 10 (1.43%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.43%) Games
8 5 (0.71%) Law
9 3 (0.43%) Military
9 3 (0.43%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.29%) Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Avionics
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 183 (26.11%) Software Engineer
2 174 (24.82%) Embedded Engineer
3 118 (16.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 74 (10.56%) Firmware Engineer
5 59 (8.42%) Lead Software Engineer
6 58 (8.27%) Electronics Engineer
7 42 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (5.85%) Developer
9 31 (4.42%) Senior Software Engineer
10 29 (4.14%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 29 (4.14%) Senior Electronics Engineer
11 28 (3.99%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.85%) Analyst
13 26 (3.71%) Desktop Support
13 26 (3.71%) Test Engineer
13 26 (3.71%) Web Engineer
14 25 (3.57%) IT Engineer
15 23 (3.28%) Applications Engineer
15 23 (3.28%) Network Engineer
16 22 (3.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (11.55%) Spring
2 53 (7.56%) HTML
3 42 (5.99%) CSS
4 40 (5.71%) HTML5
5 35 (4.99%) Node.js
6 32 (4.56%) COM
7 30 (4.28%) JSON
8 22 (3.14%) RESTful
9 20 (2.85%) .NET
10 17 (2.43%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.85%) ASP.NET
12 10 (1.43%) REST
13 8 (1.14%) Flash
14 7 (1.00%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.86%) Ajax
15 6 (0.86%) LDAP
16 5 (0.71%) CSS3
16 5 (0.71%) Vue.js
17 4 (0.57%) .NET Framework
17 4 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 140 (19.97%) Embedded Systems
2 89 (12.70%) CAN bus
3 60 (8.56%) Device Driver
4 50 (7.13%) Data Centre
5 33 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (4.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 25 (3.57%) Internet of Things
8 23 (3.28%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.85%) VHDL
10 18 (2.57%) Management Information System
11 15 (2.14%) User Experience
12 14 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.71%) EPoS
13 12 (1.71%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.57%) Smart Meter
15 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.43%) Smart Home
16 9 (1.28%) CMDB
17 8 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 155 (22.11%) Linux
2 118 (16.83%) Windows
3 90 (12.84%) FreeRTOS
4 79 (11.27%) Android
5 73 (10.41%) Apple iOS
6 70 (9.99%) Windows Server
7 25 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.00%) CentOS
9 14 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
9 14 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.71%) Unix
10 12 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.57%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.28%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.86%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.71%) AIX
14 5 (0.71%) Debian
14 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (35.81%) Software Engineering
2 173 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (13.69%) ITIL
4 78 (11.13%) Scrum
5 75 (10.70%) Cybersecurity
6 74 (10.56%) Time Management
7 71 (10.13%) Technical Leadership
8 66 (9.42%) Unit Testing
9 58 (8.27%) Computer Science
10 49 (6.99%) Project Management
11 46 (6.56%) TDD
12 43 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 41 (5.85%) OO
14 40 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
15 34 (4.85%) Service Management
15 34 (4.85%) Software Testing
15 34 (4.85%) Test Automation
16 32 (4.56%) Collaborative Working
16 32 (4.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 307 (43.79%) C
2 223 (31.81%) C++
3 142 (20.26%) C#
4 118 (16.83%) Java
5 78 (11.13%) JavaScript
6 76 (10.84%) Embedded C
7 68 (9.70%) Python
8 26 (3.71%) VB
9 24 (3.42%) SQL
10 21 (3.00%) Embedded C++
11 15 (2.14%) Assembly Language
11 15 (2.14%) Perl
12 14 (2.00%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.71%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.71%) PHP
13 5 (0.71%) Ruby
13 5 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.29%) Delphi
14 2 (0.29%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 267 (38.09%) Degree
2 62 (8.84%) Security Cleared
3 44 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 37 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (2.85%) CCNA
8 13 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.57%) CCNP
10 11 (1.57%) MCSE
11 10 (1.43%) HND
12 9 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.14%) HNC
13 8 (1.14%) MCSA
14 5 (0.71%) ISEB
15 3 (0.43%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.43%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.56%) SLA
2 30 (4.28%) QA
3 17 (2.43%) ISO 9001
4 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.00%) DO-254
7 6 (0.86%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.57%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.43%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.29%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.29%) JTAG
10 2 (0.29%) MISRA
11 1 (0.14%) GPG13
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 15765
11 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.28%) XenDesktop
5 15 (2.14%) XenApp
6 10 (1.43%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.71%) vSphere
9 4 (0.57%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.57%) Docker
10 3 (0.43%) NFS
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.14%) KVM
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.43%) WSUS
2 16 (2.28%) SCCM
3 13 (1.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 13 (1.85%) SCDPM
4 10 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (1.43%) vCenter Server
5 9 (1.28%) Perfmon
6 5 (0.71%) vMotion
7 4 (0.57%) Ansible
7 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.43%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.29%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 150 (21.40%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.70%) Cisco
3 46 (6.56%) VMware
4 33 (4.71%) EMC
5 32 (4.56%) HP
6 22 (3.14%) Citrix
7 16 (2.28%) CheckPoint
7 16 (2.28%) Dell
8 13 (1.85%) BT
8 13 (1.85%) Fortinet
9 11 (1.57%) Mentor Graphics
9 11 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.57%) Xilinx
10 10 (1.43%) Nokia
10 10 (1.43%) Oracle
11 9 (1.28%) CA
11 9 (1.28%) Google
12 8 (1.14%) Acme Packet
12 8 (1.14%) BroadSoft
12 8 (1.14%) GENBAND