Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 489 553
Rank change year-on-year -6 +64 +117
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 189 730 739
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 3.33% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 162 499 559
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £33,850 £29,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 8,531 21,910 23,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.69% 17.34% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7,283 18,164 18,986
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 +31 49 £47,500 -5.00% 30
London +163 45 £55,000 - 14
North of England +176 27 £50,000 +17.65% 13
East of England +100 21 £52,500 +16.67% 21
Midlands +19 20 £50,000 +33.33% 12
South West +67 19 £48,000 +6.67% 9
West Midlands +71 18 £48,750 +2.63% 8
Yorkshire +125 14 £50,000 +23.46% 5
North West +124 8 £45,000 +12.50% 7
North East +24 5 £55,000 +12.82% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £51,250 +36.67% 4
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 72 (38.10%) C
2 67 (35.45%) Degree
3 61 (32.28%) C++
4 60 (31.75%) Electronics
5 52 (27.51%) Windows
6 50 (26.46%) Linux
7 45 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 29 (15.34%) Python
8 29 (15.34%) Microsoft
9 27 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
10 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (12.70%) Mathematics
10 24 (12.70%) Computer Science
10 24 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (12.17%) Embedded C
11 23 (12.17%) Test Automation
12 22 (11.64%) Firewall
12 22 (11.64%) Finance
13 21 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 21 (11.11%) Prototyping
14 20 (10.58%) Project Management
14 20 (10.58%) JIRA
14 20 (10.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 19 (10.05%) Validation
15 19 (10.05%) VMware
15 19 (10.05%) Azure
16 18 (9.52%) Algorithms
16 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.52%) ITIL
17 17 (8.99%) SDLC

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 10 (5.29%) Confluence
2 4 (2.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.70%) Simulink
2 5 (2.65%) TargetLink
3 4 (2.12%) Fusion 360
3 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.05%) Azure
2 10 (5.29%) AWS
3 9 (4.76%) Office 365
4 7 (3.70%) GitHub
5 5 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.12%) PaaS
7 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.64%) Firewall
2 16 (8.47%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (7.94%) Wireless
4 14 (7.41%) Bluetooth
4 14 (7.41%) Ethernet
5 13 (6.88%) DNS
5 13 (6.88%) Network Security
6 12 (6.35%) VPN
7 11 (5.82%) DHCP
8 8 (4.23%) BGP
8 8 (4.23%) VLAN
8 8 (4.23%) VoIP
8 8 (4.23%) WAN
9 7 (3.70%) Internet
9 7 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (3.70%) OSPF
10 6 (3.17%) 3G
10 6 (3.17%) FlexRay
10 6 (3.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) MySQL
3 6 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.65%) InfluxDB
5 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.06%) Big Data
6 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2019
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (10.58%) JIRA
2 15 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.88%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (3.70%) Subversion
6 6 (3.17%) Selenium
7 5 (2.65%) GitLab
7 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.06%) CodeSonar
9 2 (1.06%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.53%) CMake
10 1 (0.53%) GCC
10 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
General
1 60 (31.75%) Electronics
2 22 (11.64%) Finance
3 16 (8.47%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.88%) Automotive
5 8 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.65%) Retail
7 4 (2.12%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.06%) Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Law
8 2 (1.06%) Military
8 2 (1.06%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
9 1 (0.53%) Local Government
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Police
9 1 (0.53%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 43 (22.75%) Embedded Engineer
2 37 (19.58%) Software Engineer
3 29 (15.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 26 (13.76%) Firmware Engineer
5 18 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) Embedded C Engineer
6 13 (6.88%) Hardware Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) C Software Engineer
7 12 (6.35%) Electronics Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) Design Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 11 (5.82%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
9 10 (5.29%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 9 (4.76%) Server Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Platform Engineer
11 8 (4.23%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.29%) CSS
2 9 (4.76%) HTML
3 6 (3.17%) React Native
4 5 (2.65%) GraphQL
4 5 (2.65%) HTML5
4 5 (2.65%) jQuery
4 5 (2.65%) Node.js
4 5 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (2.65%) React
5 3 (1.59%) .NET
6 2 (1.06%) LDAP
6 2 (1.06%) PyQt
7 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.53%) Flash
7 1 (0.53%) OpenCV
7 1 (0.53%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.53%) PyTorch
7 1 (0.53%) REST
7 1 (0.53%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 18 (9.52%) Algorithms
5 15 (7.94%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.29%) Mobile App
7 8 (4.23%) ASIC
7 8 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 8 (4.23%) User Experience
7 8 (4.23%) VHDL
8 5 (2.65%) Device Driver
8 5 (2.65%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.12%) CPLD
10 3 (1.59%) Analogue Electronics
10 3 (1.59%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.06%) Life Science
11 2 (1.06%) Optoelectronics
11 2 (1.06%) Replication
11 2 (1.06%) Smart Home
11 2 (1.06%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.51%) Windows
2 50 (26.46%) Linux
3 11 (5.82%) Unix
4 9 (4.76%) Android
5 8 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.23%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.65%) Debian
7 5 (2.65%) VMS
8 3 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.59%) Solaris
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.06%) CentOS
9 2 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.53%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 24 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 24 (12.70%) Mathematics
2 24 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (12.17%) Test Automation
4 21 (11.11%) Prototyping
5 20 (10.58%) Project Management
6 19 (10.05%) Validation
7 18 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (9.52%) ITIL
8 17 (8.99%) SDLC
9 15 (7.94%) Configuration Management
9 15 (7.94%) Information Security
10 14 (7.41%) Change Management
11 13 (6.88%) Analytics
11 13 (6.88%) Software Testing
11 13 (6.88%) UML
12 11 (5.82%) Line Management
12 11 (5.82%) SysML
13 10 (5.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (38.10%) C
2 61 (32.28%) C++
3 29 (15.34%) Python
4 23 (12.17%) Embedded C
5 15 (7.94%) PowerShell
6 14 (7.41%) Perl
7 12 (6.35%) Java
8 9 (4.76%) SQL
9 8 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.23%) C#
10 6 (3.17%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.65%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.65%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.65%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.59%) Tcl
13 2 (1.06%) Scala
14 1 (0.53%) Groovy
14 1 (0.53%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.53%) PHP
14 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (35.45%) Degree
2 17 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.35%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.29%) CCNP
6 9 (4.76%) CCNA
7 7 (3.70%) HNC
7 7 (3.70%) HND
7 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.59%) ISEB
8 3 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.59%) PhD
8 3 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.06%) MCSA
9 2 (1.06%) MCSE
10 1 (0.53%) CCIE
10 1 (0.53%) CCSA
10 1 (0.53%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.76%) MISRA
2 8 (4.23%) QA
2 8 (4.23%) SLA
3 7 (3.70%) ISO 26262
3 7 (3.70%) MISRA C
4 4 (2.12%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.12%) JTAG
5 3 (1.59%) ISO 13485
5 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.06%) COBIT
6 2 (1.06%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.06%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.53%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 21 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.23%) Docker
4 7 (3.70%) BitLocker
5 6 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.06%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.06%) KVM
7 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.06%) Xen
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) SCCM
2 8 (4.23%) Ansible
3 7 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (2.65%) Grafana
4 5 (2.65%) Graylog
4 5 (2.65%) Prometheus
4 5 (2.65%) Rancher
5 4 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.06%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.06%) Puppet
6 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.53%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.53%) Terraform
7 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.05%) VMware
3 13 (6.88%) Cisco
4 10 (5.29%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.76%) Xilinx
6 8 (4.23%) Citrix
7 7 (3.70%) FireEye
7 7 (3.70%) IBM
7 7 (3.70%) McAfee
7 7 (3.70%) Symantec
7 7 (3.70%) Tanium
7 7 (3.70%) TOWER Software
8 6 (3.17%) Altera
8 6 (3.17%) EMC
9 5 (2.65%) Meraki
9 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.12%) HP
10 4 (2.12%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.12%) Zscaler