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

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 570 526 495
Rank change year-on-year -44 -31 +48
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 704 370 435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 2.38% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 257 262 324
10th Percentile £31,927 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.73% +10.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 24,781 15,547 14,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.05% 19.02% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13,768 12,269 12,378
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,675 £40,000 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 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
South East +33 216 £53,750 -2.27% 50
East of England -5 162 £57,500 - 57
London -181 144 £50,000 -18.37% 15
North of England -58 90 £57,500 -4.17% 21
Yorkshire -55 60 £70,000 - 4
South West -7 48 £32,500 -35.00% 31
Midlands -99 36 £53,500 +18.89% 17
West Midlands -75 30 £53,500 +25.88% 11
North West -49 26 £37,000 -38.33% 13
East Midlands -45 6 - - 6
North East - 4 £54,250 - 4
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 327 (46.45%) C
2 308 (43.75%) C++
3 302 (42.90%) Software Engineering
4 254 (36.08%) Linux
5 200 (28.41%) Python
6 196 (27.84%) IoT
7 182 (25.85%) Electronics
8 162 (23.01%) Degree
9 161 (22.87%) Social Skills
10 151 (21.45%) Test Automation
11 134 (19.03%) Algorithms
12 115 (16.34%) Software Testing
13 109 (15.48%) Signal Processing
14 108 (15.34%) Windows
15 104 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
16 102 (14.49%) Embedded C
17 99 (14.06%) Agile
18 88 (12.50%) Embedded C++
18 88 (12.50%) FPGA
19 83 (11.79%) QA
20 78 (11.08%) Embedded Systems
21 74 (10.51%) Computer Science
21 74 (10.51%) MATLAB
22 73 (10.37%) Manufacturing
23 68 (9.66%) Validation
24 64 (9.09%) C#
25 61 (8.66%) Microsoft
25 61 (8.66%) Security Cleared
26 60 (8.52%) Wireless
27 57 (8.10%) Android

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 20 (2.84%) Confluence
2 16 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.28%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.14%) IIS
6 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (5.26%) Simulink
2 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.14%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.11%) Azure
2 36 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (3.27%) PaaS
4 22 (3.13%) AWS
5 20 (2.84%) IaaS
6 19 (2.70%) SaaS
7 18 (2.56%) Serverless
8 11 (1.56%) GitHub
9 7 (0.99%) GCP
10 6 (0.85%) AWS IoT
11 3 (0.43%) Azure Key Vault
12 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.52%) Wireless
2 51 (7.24%) Wi-Fi
3 44 (6.25%) Internet
4 39 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.97%) Firewall
6 29 (4.12%) Bluetooth
7 27 (3.84%) Modbus
7 27 (3.84%) Software-Defined Radio
8 26 (3.69%) LTE
9 25 (3.55%) DVB
9 25 (3.55%) GSM
9 25 (3.55%) MIMO
9 25 (3.55%) UMTS
9 25 (3.55%) VPN
10 23 (3.27%) DNS
10 23 (3.27%) RS-232
11 20 (2.84%) SAN
12 18 (2.56%) WAN
13 17 (2.41%) NAS
14 16 (2.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.41%) Big Data
2 15 (2.13%) MySQL
3 8 (1.14%) InfluxDB
3 8 (1.14%) MariaDB
3 8 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.99%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.71%) SQLite
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (7.24%) Git (software)
2 28 (3.98%) JIRA
3 19 (2.70%) GCC
4 17 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 16 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 15 (2.13%) NetBeans
7 14 (1.99%) IDA Disassembler
8 10 (1.42%) CMake
8 10 (1.42%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.14%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (0.85%) LabVIEW
10 6 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.43%) Subversion
13 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket Server
13 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.14%) Postman
13 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 182 (25.85%) Electronics
2 161 (22.87%) Social Skills
3 73 (10.37%) Manufacturing
4 51 (7.24%) Automotive
5 43 (6.11%) Finance
6 36 (5.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 31 (4.40%) Aerospace
8 30 (4.26%) Telecoms
9 29 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (3.69%) Public Sector
11 23 (3.27%) Wearables
12 18 (2.56%) Marketing
12 18 (2.56%) Military
13 14 (1.99%) Legal
13 14 (1.99%) Retail
14 13 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
14 13 (1.85%) Games
15 11 (1.56%) Aviation
16 8 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
17 7 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 249 (35.37%) Software Engineer
2 143 (20.31%) Embedded Engineer
3 108 (15.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 69 (9.80%) Senior Software Engineer
5 54 (7.67%) Firmware Engineer
6 53 (7.53%) Architect
7 47 (6.68%) Electronics Engineer
8 46 (6.53%) Junior
9 41 (5.82%) Junior Software Engineer
10 36 (5.11%) Systems Engineer
11 32 (4.55%) DSP Engineer
12 30 (4.26%) Developer
12 30 (4.26%) FPGA Engineer
13 28 (3.98%) Junior Embedded Engineer
14 27 (3.84%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
15 26 (3.69%) Software Architect
16 25 (3.55%) C++ Software Engineer
16 25 (3.55%) Network Architect
16 25 (3.55%) Process Engineer
16 25 (3.55%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.68%) Yocto
2 13 (1.85%) SVG
3 11 (1.56%) MFC
4 10 (1.42%) React
4 10 (1.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 9 (1.28%) Qt
6 7 (0.99%) Node.js
7 6 (0.85%) .NET
7 6 (0.85%) GraphQL
7 6 (0.85%) React Native
8 3 (0.43%) ARM Templates
9 2 (0.28%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.28%) Spring
9 2 (0.28%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.28%) STL
9 2 (0.28%) WPF
10 1 (0.14%) Akka
10 1 (0.14%) Middleware
10 1 (0.14%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 196 (27.84%) IoT
2 134 (19.03%) Algorithms
3 88 (12.50%) FPGA
4 78 (11.08%) Embedded Systems
5 49 (6.96%) VHDL
6 41 (5.82%) Device Driver
6 41 (5.82%) Verilog
7 37 (5.26%) ARM Cortex
8 36 (5.11%) ASIC
9 29 (4.12%) Analogue Electronics
9 29 (4.12%) Robotics
10 27 (3.84%) Cyberattack
11 24 (3.41%) Virtual Team
12 23 (3.27%) Data Centre
13 22 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
14 20 (2.84%) Renewable Energy
14 20 (2.84%) User Experience
15 18 (2.56%) Grid Computing
15 18 (2.56%) Smart Energy
16 17 (2.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 254 (36.08%) Linux
2 108 (15.34%) Windows
3 57 (8.10%) Android
4 52 (7.39%) Embedded Linux
5 32 (4.55%) FreeRTOS
6 31 (4.40%) Unix
6 31 (4.40%) Windows Server
7 21 (2.98%) Windows 10
8 17 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.27%) ThreadX
10 15 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
13 10 (1.42%) CentOS
13 10 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
14 6 (0.85%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (42.90%) Software Engineering
2 151 (21.45%) Test Automation
3 115 (16.34%) Software Testing
4 109 (15.48%) Signal Processing
5 104 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (14.06%) Agile
7 74 (10.51%) Computer Science
8 68 (9.66%) Validation
9 56 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (7.81%) Mentoring
11 54 (7.67%) Digital Signal Processing
12 50 (7.10%) Project Management
13 49 (6.96%) Embedded Software Development
14 45 (6.39%) UML
15 42 (5.97%) Systems Engineering
16 40 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (5.54%) Open Source
18 38 (5.40%) Physics
19 37 (5.26%) DevOps
20 36 (5.11%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 327 (46.45%) C
2 308 (43.75%) C++
3 200 (28.41%) Python
4 102 (14.49%) Embedded C
5 88 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 74 (10.51%) MATLAB
7 64 (9.09%) C#
8 37 (5.26%) Java
9 18 (2.56%) Rust
9 18 (2.56%) TypeScript
10 17 (2.41%) Haskell
11 16 (2.27%) PowerShell
11 16 (2.27%) SQL
12 11 (1.56%) Assembly Language
13 10 (1.42%) JavaScript
14 7 (0.99%) Bash
15 5 (0.71%) Scala
16 4 (0.57%) Ada
16 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 162 (23.01%) Degree
2 61 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 42 (5.97%) PhD
5 23 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.56%) CCNA
7 14 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.99%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.56%) CISSP
9 10 (1.42%) CCNP
10 9 (1.28%) JNCIA
11 8 (1.14%) GIAC
11 8 (1.14%) SANS
12 6 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.71%) ISEB
13 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.57%) MCSE
15 3 (0.43%) IBM AIX Certification
15 3 (0.43%) RHCE
15 3 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (11.79%) QA
2 23 (3.27%) SLA
3 17 (2.41%) MISRA
4 6 (0.85%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.57%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.57%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.43%) DO-254
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.43%) NCSC
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.28%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.28%) IEC 61131
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.28%) NIST
8 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.70%) vSphere
5 8 (1.14%) Docker
5 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.85%) GPFS
7 5 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.57%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.28%) KVM
9 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.28%) XenApp
10 1 (0.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 29 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.28%) SCCM
2 9 (1.28%) Terraform
3 8 (1.14%) Nagios
4 7 (0.99%) vCenter Server
5 6 (0.85%) Dell DRAC
6 5 (0.71%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.71%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (0.71%) WSUS
7 4 (0.57%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.43%) Ansible
8 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.43%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 61 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 43 (6.11%) EMC
3 38 (5.40%) Cisco
4 31 (4.40%) HP
5 29 (4.12%) VMware
6 26 (3.69%) Xilinx
7 24 (3.41%) Apple
8 19 (2.70%) IBM
8 19 (2.70%) Siemens
9 16 (2.27%) Dell
9 16 (2.27%) Juniper
10 12 (1.70%) Aruba
10 12 (1.70%) Fortinet
11 11 (1.56%) Palo Alto
11 11 (1.56%) QNX
12 9 (1.28%) Citrix
12 9 (1.28%) Oracle
12 9 (1.28%) Xerox
13 8 (1.14%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.14%) NetApp