Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 531 621
Rank change year-on-year +12 +90 +19
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 682 818 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.52% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.98% 3.51% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 514 644 595
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 22,906 23,317 21,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.48% 14.77% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 18,799 18,933 17,936
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
South East -26 207 £45,000 - 59
Midlands +94 166 £37,500 -11.76% 32
London +78 111 £50,000 +17.65% 35
East Midlands +83 106 £37,500 -21.05% 21
South West -16 87 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England +46 63 £47,500 -20.83% 39
West Midlands +34 60 £40,000 -5.88% 11
North of England -50 47 £45,000 - 43
North West -5 23 £42,500 -10.53% 16
Yorkshire -21 22 £45,000 +1.12% 18
North East +2 2 £56,250 +47.06% 9
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 328 (48.09%) C
2 268 (39.30%) C++
3 200 (29.33%) Degree
4 187 (27.42%) Electronics
5 181 (26.54%) Software Engineering
6 171 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
7 112 (16.42%) Linux
8 109 (15.98%) Windows
9 103 (15.10%) Embedded Systems
10 98 (14.37%) Scrum
11 89 (13.05%) Embedded C
12 76 (11.14%) Microsoft
13 75 (11.00%) Python
14 72 (10.56%) Computer Science
15 68 (9.97%) ITIL
16 65 (9.53%) C#
17 64 (9.38%) Windows Server
18 61 (8.94%) Active Directory
19 55 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
20 50 (7.33%) Java
20 50 (7.33%) Security Cleared
21 49 (7.18%) Manufacturing
22 48 (7.04%) Algorithms
23 46 (6.74%) VMware
23 46 (6.74%) Cisco
23 46 (6.74%) Git (software)
24 45 (6.60%) Software Testing
24 45 (6.60%) Validation
25 43 (6.30%) Firewall
25 43 (6.30%) 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 15 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.61%) IIS
3 9 (1.32%) Confluence
3 9 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.32%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.03%) Simulink
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.44%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (4.25%) Office 365
4 7 (1.03%) Serverless
5 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.59%) AWS IoT
6 4 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.59%) G Suite
6 4 (0.59%) GitHub
6 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.44%) IaaS
7 3 (0.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.29%) Slack
9 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.15%) iTunes
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.30%) Firewall
1 43 (6.30%) TCP/IP
2 40 (5.87%) Wi-Fi
2 40 (5.87%) Wireless
3 37 (5.43%) Bluetooth
4 31 (4.55%) DNS
5 30 (4.40%) RS-485
6 28 (4.11%) DHCP
6 28 (4.11%) Ethernet
7 26 (3.81%) SAN
8 25 (3.67%) WAN
9 24 (3.52%) Internet
10 23 (3.37%) LAN
11 21 (3.08%) Broadband
11 21 (3.08%) VPN
12 19 (2.79%) RS-232
13 17 (2.49%) VLAN
14 15 (2.20%) Modbus
15 13 (1.91%) GSM
15 13 (1.91%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
3 7 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.59%) MySQL
6 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.29%) Big Data
7 2 (0.29%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 46 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.72%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.11%) JIRA
4 20 (2.93%) CppUnit
5 15 (2.20%) Maven
6 11 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.32%) Robot Framework
8 8 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.17%) LabVIEW
9 7 (1.03%) Subversion
10 6 (0.88%) GNU Toolchain
11 5 (0.73%) CodeWarrior
11 5 (0.73%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.59%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.44%) CMake
14 2 (0.29%) Selenium
15 1 (0.15%) GDB
15 1 (0.15%) GitLab
15 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
General
1 187 (27.42%) Electronics
2 49 (7.18%) Manufacturing
3 38 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.28%) Finance
5 27 (3.96%) Games
6 21 (3.08%) Automotive
7 18 (2.64%) Retail
8 16 (2.35%) Marketing
9 11 (1.61%) Law
10 8 (1.17%) Public Sector
11 7 (1.03%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.88%) Fire and Rescue
13 4 (0.59%) Military
14 3 (0.44%) Back Office
15 1 (0.15%) Greek Language
15 1 (0.15%) Legal
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 219 (32.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 116 (17.01%) Software Engineer
3 102 (14.96%) Firmware Engineer
4 99 (14.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 43 (6.30%) Developer
5 43 (6.30%) Support Engineer
6 39 (5.72%) Electronics Engineer
7 38 (5.57%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 33 (4.84%) C Software Engineer
9 32 (4.69%) Embedded C Engineer
10 31 (4.55%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 29 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (3.96%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 25 (3.67%) IT Engineer
14 24 (3.52%) Desktop Support
14 24 (3.52%) IT Support
15 23 (3.37%) C++ Software Engineer
16 22 (3.23%) Design Engineer
16 22 (3.23%) Hardware Engineer
17 21 (3.08%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.79%) .NET
2 17 (2.49%) CSS
2 17 (2.49%) HTML
3 16 (2.35%) Spring
4 15 (2.20%) Flash
5 14 (2.05%) HTML5
5 14 (2.05%) Node.js
6 8 (1.17%) Qt
7 7 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.03%) Vue.js
8 6 (0.88%) Yocto
9 5 (0.73%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.73%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.73%) COM
9 5 (0.73%) Kafka
9 5 (0.73%) LLVM
9 5 (0.73%) Middleware
9 5 (0.73%) OpenEmbedded
10 4 (0.59%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 103 (15.10%) Embedded Systems
2 48 (7.04%) Algorithms
3 37 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (3.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 24 (3.52%) Analogue Electronics
5 24 (3.52%) Smartphone
6 23 (3.37%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.23%) User Experience
8 21 (3.08%) Robotics
9 19 (2.79%) CAN bus
9 19 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.79%) VHDL
10 18 (2.64%) Device Driver
10 18 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (2.35%) Internet of Things
12 12 (1.76%) EPoS
13 9 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
14 7 (1.03%) Clustering
14 7 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.42%) Linux
2 109 (15.98%) Windows
3 64 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 43 (6.30%) FreeRTOS
5 35 (5.13%) Unix
6 22 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.35%) Android
8 16 (2.35%) Solaris
9 15 (2.20%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.91%) CentOS
11 12 (1.76%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.76%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (1.47%) VxWorks
14 7 (1.03%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.73%) OpenWrt
16 4 (0.59%) Debian
16 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (26.54%) Software Engineering
2 171 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (14.37%) Scrum
4 72 (10.56%) Computer Science
5 68 (9.97%) ITIL
6 45 (6.60%) Software Testing
6 45 (6.60%) Validation
7 40 (5.87%) Test Automation
8 38 (5.57%) Project Management
9 33 (4.84%) Change Control
10 31 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
10 31 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (4.40%) High Availability
11 30 (4.40%) Problem-Solving
12 29 (4.25%) Mentoring
12 29 (4.25%) Prototyping
13 28 (4.11%) Project Delivery
13 28 (4.11%) Schematic Capture
13 28 (4.11%) SDLC
14 26 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (48.09%) C
2 268 (39.30%) C++
3 89 (13.05%) Embedded C
4 75 (11.00%) Python
5 65 (9.53%) C#
6 50 (7.33%) Java
7 35 (5.13%) Embedded C++
8 34 (4.99%) JavaScript
8 34 (4.99%) SQL
9 24 (3.52%) ANSI C
10 17 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.91%) MATLAB
11 13 (1.91%) VB
12 12 (1.76%) Assembly Language
12 12 (1.76%) Perl
13 11 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.59%) PHP
15 3 (0.44%) Delphi
15 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 200 (29.33%) Degree
2 50 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.72%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.49%) CCNA
7 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.03%) MCSA
11 6 (0.88%) CCNP
11 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.88%) MCP
11 6 (0.88%) MCSE
12 4 (0.59%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.59%) RHCE
12 4 (0.59%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.57%) SLA
2 26 (3.81%) QA
3 18 (2.64%) ISO 9001
4 14 (2.05%) JTAG
5 10 (1.47%) IEC 61508
6 9 (1.32%) DO-254
7 8 (1.17%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.88%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.88%) GDPR
9 5 (0.73%) ISO 26262
9 5 (0.73%) MISRA
10 1 (0.15%) GPG13
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 61 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.25%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.91%) XenApp
5 10 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (1.32%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.73%) vSphere
10 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.44%) Docker
11 3 (0.44%) NFS
12 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (2.20%) WSUS
2 12 (1.76%) SCCM
3 10 (1.47%) Data Guard
4 9 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.17%) Perfmon
6 7 (1.03%) Ansible
6 7 (1.03%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.88%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.73%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.73%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.59%) vRealize
10 3 (0.44%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.44%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.29%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 76 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.74%) Cisco
2 46 (6.74%) VMware
3 27 (3.96%) Citrix
4 26 (3.81%) EMC
5 24 (3.52%) Dell
6 18 (2.64%) HP
6 18 (2.64%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.49%) ServiceNow
8 15 (2.20%) Oracle
9 14 (2.05%) Freescale
9 14 (2.05%) Renesas
9 14 (2.05%) Xilinx
10 11 (1.61%) Mentor Graphics
11 10 (1.47%) Apple
11 10 (1.47%) Green Hills
11 10 (1.47%) Lauterbach
11 10 (1.47%) QNX
11 10 (1.47%) SAP
12 9 (1.32%) Symantec