Period
to 24 April 2018

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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Firmware
UK > England
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 557 667
Rank change year-on-year -15 +110 +47
Permanent jobs citing Firmware 734 703 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.22% 3.55% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 574 564 599
England median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 22,770 19,810 23,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.72% 12.38% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 18,613 16,611 20,028
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £46,056 £42,500 £40,457
% change year-on-year +8.37% +5.05% +1.14%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 2018. 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 +31 222 £45,000 +8.43% 51
East of England +18 158 £53,000 +0.95% 38
London +13 116 £46,500 -7.00% 25
North of England -59 97 £45,000 +12.50% 25
South West -10 80 £45,000 +7.14% 31
Midlands -55 61 £40,000 - 18
North West -48 49 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Yorkshire -17 36 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -36 35 £41,000 +2.50% 12
East Midlands -29 26 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North East -26 12 £42,000 +20.00% 6
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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.

1 315 (42.92%) C
2 256 (34.88%) C++
3 222 (30.25%) Software Engineering
4 203 (27.66%) Degree
5 173 (23.57%) Electronics
6 151 (20.57%) Windows
7 127 (17.30%) Linux
8 115 (15.67%) Python
9 112 (15.26%) Embedded C
10 111 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (13.90%) Computer Science
12 93 (12.67%) Firewall
13 91 (12.40%) Wireless
14 87 (11.85%) C#
15 70 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
16 68 (9.26%) Cisco
17 66 (8.99%) VMware
18 64 (8.72%) Wi-Fi
18 64 (8.72%) Microsoft
19 61 (8.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 61 (8.31%) Mentoring
20 58 (7.90%) Test Automation
21 56 (7.63%) Embedded Systems
21 56 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
22 54 (7.36%) Manufacturing
23 52 (7.08%) Validation
23 52 (7.08%) Active Directory
23 52 (7.08%) Windows Server
24 51 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
24 51 (6.95%) Analytical Skills

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 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.63%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.50%) Confluence
3 11 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.68%) IIS
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.41%) TPMS
6 3 (0.41%) WordPress
7 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 25 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.00%) Simulink
3 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.23%) OrCAD
5 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.14%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (3.95%) Office 365
2 22 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.82%) G Suite
4 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
4 5 (0.68%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.54%) PaaS
6 3 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
7 2 (0.27%) npm
8 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.14%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 93 (12.67%) Firewall
2 91 (12.40%) Wireless
3 64 (8.72%) Wi-Fi
4 44 (5.99%) WAN
5 41 (5.59%) LAN
6 39 (5.31%) SAN
7 36 (4.90%) VPN
8 35 (4.77%) DNS
8 35 (4.77%) Network Security
9 32 (4.36%) Bluetooth
9 32 (4.36%) DHCP
10 27 (3.68%) Ethernet
10 27 (3.68%) Internet
11 23 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (3.00%) TCP/IP
13 20 (2.72%) VoIP
13 20 (2.72%) ZigBee
14 16 (2.18%) RS-232
15 15 (2.04%) OSPF
15 15 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.14%) Big Data
3 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 29 (3.95%) JIRA
2 29 (3.95%) Subversion
3 18 (2.45%) LabVIEW
4 15 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.23%) GDB
7 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.68%) Selenium
9 4 (0.54%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.54%) Qt Creator
9 4 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.54%) Rational Team Concert
10 3 (0.41%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.41%) GNU Toolchain
10 3 (0.41%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.27%) Ant
11 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.27%) Maven
11 2 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 173 (23.57%) Electronics
2 54 (7.36%) Manufacturing
3 31 (4.22%) Finance
4 20 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.63%) Automotive
6 10 (1.36%) Games
6 10 (1.36%) Marketing
6 10 (1.36%) Retail
7 8 (1.09%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.09%) Avionics
8 6 (0.82%) Law
8 6 (0.82%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Back Office
9 5 (0.68%) Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 169 (23.02%) Software Engineer
2 156 (21.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 148 (20.16%) Firmware Engineer
4 89 (12.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 59 (8.04%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 50 (6.81%) Electronics Engineer
7 47 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
8 42 (5.72%) Developer
9 38 (5.18%) Network Engineer
10 34 (4.63%) Design Engineer
11 33 (4.50%) Test Engineer
12 32 (4.36%) Senior Firmware Engineer
13 31 (4.22%) C++ Software Engineer
14 25 (3.41%) Embedded C Engineer
14 25 (3.41%) Python Engineer
14 25 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
15 24 (3.27%) Hardware Engineer
16 23 (3.13%) Principal Engineer
17 22 (3.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
18 20 (2.72%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.50%) .NET
2 16 (2.18%) Web Services
3 12 (1.63%) HTML
4 11 (1.50%) 802.1X
5 10 (1.36%) Flash
6 9 (1.23%) Qt
7 7 (0.95%) Middleware
8 6 (0.82%) CSS
8 6 (0.82%) HTML5
8 6 (0.82%) React
8 6 (0.82%) WPF
9 5 (0.68%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.68%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (0.68%) PhoneGap
9 5 (0.68%) React Native
9 5 (0.68%) XML
10 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.54%) jQuery
10 4 (0.54%) QML
10 4 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.90%) Computer Science
2 61 (8.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 56 (7.63%) Embedded Systems
4 51 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
5 48 (6.54%) Data Centre
6 47 (6.40%) Algorithms
7 42 (5.72%) Robotics
8 36 (4.90%) ASIC
9 30 (4.09%) VHDL
10 23 (3.13%) Verilog
11 18 (2.45%) Smart Meter
12 17 (2.32%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.91%) Device Driver
13 14 (1.91%) Smart Energy
14 12 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.63%) PKI
15 9 (1.23%) Internet of Things
15 9 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 151 (20.57%) Windows
2 127 (17.30%) Linux
3 52 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 39 (5.31%) Embedded Linux
5 29 (3.95%) Android
6 23 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 21 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (2.45%) Windows 7
9 17 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (1.77%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.77%) Unix
11 11 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.09%) FreeRTOS
12 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.95%) HPUX
14 6 (0.82%) AIX
14 6 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.68%) Robot Operating System
16 4 (0.54%) Solaris
17 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (30.25%) Software Engineering
2 111 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (8.31%) Mentoring
5 58 (7.90%) Test Automation
6 52 (7.08%) Validation
7 50 (6.81%) Mathematics
8 44 (5.99%) ITIL
9 38 (5.18%) Release Management
9 38 (5.18%) SDLC
10 37 (5.04%) Signal Processing
11 35 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (4.50%) Unit Testing
13 32 (4.36%) Project Management
14 31 (4.22%) OO
14 31 (4.22%) Scrum
14 31 (4.22%) UML
15 30 (4.09%) Digital Signal Processing
16 29 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
17 26 (3.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 315 (42.92%) C
2 256 (34.88%) C++
3 115 (15.67%) Python
4 112 (15.26%) Embedded C
5 87 (11.85%) C#
6 30 (4.09%) Embedded C++
7 29 (3.95%) Perl
8 28 (3.81%) MATLAB
9 27 (3.68%) PowerShell
10 22 (3.00%) Java
11 21 (2.86%) SQL
12 18 (2.45%) Assembly Language
12 18 (2.45%) JavaScript
13 14 (1.91%) Tcl
14 12 (1.63%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.36%) Delphi
16 7 (0.95%) PHP
17 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.68%) R
19 4 (0.54%) Ada
Qualifications
1 203 (27.66%) Degree
2 56 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 45 (6.13%) CCNP
5 30 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (3.54%) MCSE
7 20 (2.72%) CCNA
8 19 (2.59%) CCDP
9 15 (2.04%) CCIE
10 13 (1.77%) HND
11 12 (1.63%) Security Cleared
12 10 (1.36%) CISSP
12 10 (1.36%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.95%) RHCE
14 7 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.54%) JNCIA
15 4 (0.54%) JNCIS
15 4 (0.54%) LPIC
15 4 (0.54%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.59%) SLA
2 35 (4.77%) ISO 9001
3 24 (3.27%) QA
4 20 (2.72%) MISRA
5 13 (1.77%) JTAG
6 11 (1.50%) PCI DSS
7 10 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.95%) GDPR
9 6 (0.82%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.68%) IEC 62304
11 4 (0.54%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.54%) DO-160
11 4 (0.54%) DO-178B
11 4 (0.54%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.27%) MISRA C
14 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 52 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.50%) vSphere
5 10 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.54%) Docker
7 3 (0.41%) NFS
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.14%) iptables
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.09%) SCCM
2 13 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (1.77%) NetBackup
3 10 (1.36%) vCenter Server
4 8 (1.09%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (1.09%) FortiGate
4 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (1.09%) WSUS
5 7 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.68%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (0.68%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
7 5 (0.68%) Nessus
7 5 (0.68%) TrustSec
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.54%) Puppet
9 3 (0.41%) Ansible
9 3 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (9.26%) Cisco
2 66 (8.99%) VMware
3 64 (8.72%) Microsoft
4 49 (6.68%) HP
5 31 (4.22%) EMC
6 27 (3.68%) Atmel
7 26 (3.54%) Dell
8 25 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 18 (2.45%) Fortinet
10 17 (2.32%) Altera
10 17 (2.32%) Citrix
10 17 (2.32%) Xilinx
11 12 (1.63%) Apple
12 11 (1.50%) Symantec
13 10 (1.36%) IBM
13 10 (1.36%) Veeam
14 9 (1.23%) Freescale
14 9 (1.23%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.23%) Synopsys
14 9 (1.23%) Xamarin